Archive for June, 2019

SEGA AGES Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land Bring the Arcade Experience Home!

IRVINE, Calif. – June 27, 2019 – Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land are now available on the Nintendo Switch for $7.99 each! The SEGA AGES release of Virtua Racing will put your driving skills to the test, even as it introduces several quality-of-life improvements, like an 8-player local multiplayer mode, online matchmaking, improved framerate, greater draw distance, and rankings, all designed to make this the definitive version.

Wonder Boy: Monster Land takes everything fans know and love from the Wonder Boy series and supplements the arcade classic with several notable additions. That includes a New Game Plus feature, 3 new challenge modes, online leaderboards, a replay function, and much more. There’s never been a better time to give either game a try.

About Virtua Racing

Take control of a Formula One racecar and compete against the world’s best drivers in the first faithful reproduction of the arcade classic. Choose between the Normal Race mode that features four-to-five lap races, or put your endurance to the test by completing 20 laps in the Grand Prix Race. Your car’s performance is affected the longer you drive, so make sure you plan your pit stop strategy carefully so you can take the checkered flag!

About Wonder Boy: Monster Land

After the defeat of the evil king, the kingdom of Wonder Land was a paradise…for a time. The peace was broken when a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon struck without warning and took over Wonder Land with a swarm of evil, monstrous henchmen, turning the once-peaceful land into the utterly chaotic Monster Land. Realizing he is Wonder Land’s last hope, Wonder Boy sets out on an incredible journey to rid the country of the monsters and defeat the “invincible” evil dragon.

Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land are now available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99, with commensurate European pricing.

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Accessible Fighter Fantasy Strike Combos to Switch in July!

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – June 27, 2019 – Fantasy Strike, the fighting game from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix lead designer David Sirlin, punches its way out of Steam Early Access and onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, and Linux on July 25, 2019.

The secret to how Fantasy Strike works as both a deep tournament game for hardcore genre fans as well as an introduction to the genre for newcomers is that both ends of the spectrum benefit from the game’s extreme emphasis on strategy over difficult controls. Both types of players can enjoy its innovations in making fighting games more readable and understandable than ever before, which help everyone make the most informed strategy decisions they can.

These innovations include a unique feature never seen in any fighting game before: a visual display of “frame advantage.” These graphical effects communicate which player will recover first after every hit and in how much time. Fantasy Strike also goes the extra mile to get everyone thinking strategically by including, inside the game itself, in-depth tutorial videos for all ten characters narrated by game director David Sirlin.

Fantasy Strike offers: an Arcade Mode with illustrated narrative bookends, a Boss Rush Mode that allows players draft their own deck of powerups against progressively powerful opponents, and Ranked Mode with built-on-the-fly tournaments and 3-on-3 team battles designed to offer a variety of matchups while removing the concepts of counter-picks. It also includes four Survival modes, a once-per-day Daily Challenge Mode, and, of course, local and online Versus featuring best-in-class GGPO networking technology for a fast and responsive online experience.

“Online play is so important to fighting games that we’re trying to push the genre forward here,” said David Sirlin, game director, Fantasy Strike. “Part of that is on our technical implementation of networking which somehow allows me, in California, to play my friend in Tokyo and have it feel totally responsive and smooth. The other part is modernizing the genre conventions for user interface so it’s just a single click to challenge a friend online and a single click to watch any friend’s match. Come try it out with us on July 25.”

Fantasy Strike will be available for $29.99 USD / €32.99 / £28.99 / $46.99 AUD with support for English, French, Spanish, Norwegian, and Japanese language options at launch.

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War Tech Fighters Unloads Mech Action Today on Nintendo Switch!

SYDNEY, NSW — June 27, 2019 — War Tech Fighters, the sci-fi mech action game from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Drakkar Dev, is now available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

It’s time for the Zatros Empire to pay for conquering Hebos and Ares. A squadron of rogue pilots adrift in space and led by Hebos’ greatest War Tech fighter, Captain Nathan Romanis, are out to reclaim their homes and overthrow their oppressors.

Engage in combat up close with giant swords, and from a distance using bullet, laser, and magnetic weapons. Fight through more than 30 missions packed with long-range combat, environmental puzzles, stealth sections, code hacking, and more. Earn upgrades, research new weapon trees, and defeat the Zatronian forces once and for all. Then tackle the war again, retaining all acquired upgrades on a harder difficulty in New Game Plus mode.

War Techs use three core body classes: the fast and light Hawk class, the balanced Lynx class, and the slow and heavy Rhino class. Customize the mech’s combat styles from there with more than 180 upgradeable systems and parts, including the console-exclusive Archangel War Tech special set with the Glory Sword, Redemption Halberd, and Faith Shield.

War Tech Fighters puts an emphasis on style as well; Thousands of paint and livery options are available so pilots look good while waging war. Additionally, War Techs can pull off execution moves on weakened enemies that feature cutaways showing the glory of their enemy’s demise.

“We were impressed when we saw the sword execution moves, and to this day, they never get old,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “Whether you’re playing the game on the go or on a giant TV, you’re going to have a lot of fun taking on the Zatros Empire in War Tech Fighters.”

War Tech Fighters is out today for $19.99 USD / €17.99 / £15.99 / $24.99 AUD via the Nintendo Switch eShop, PlayStation Store, and Microsoft Store. The Nintendo Switch release features English, French, Italian, and Spanish options with German and Russian support coming soon. All six languages are currently available for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

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Bring Order to a Chaotic World in SolSeraph For Nintendo Switch on July 10th!

IRVINE, Calif. – June 26, 2019 – SolSeraph, the latest title from developer ACE Team (Rock of AgesZeno Clash), descends onto the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on July 10, 2019, for $14.99! SolSeraph puts you in the wing-tipped shoes of an almighty divinity who is tasked with rebuilding civilization while protecting the people from the constant threat of mythical demons and monsters!

In the Beginning, There Was Only Chaos…

…Until one day, when Sky Father and Earth Mother drove the Chaos away and made the world. They made the stars and the sun and the waters and the land. And then they made plants and animals, and finally, their favorite creation: humankind. When they were done, Sky Father and Earth Mother left the world, so it could grow freely on its own.

But the Younger Gods were arrogant and cruel, so they tormented humankind with fires, storms, and floods, until all the tribes were scattered across the land, struggling for survival. But Helios, Knight of Dawn, the child of god and man, has come to humanity’s aid.

SolSeraph Features:

  • Restore Humanity Back to Prosperity–Balancing side-scrolling action and top-down strategy elements, carefully guide each tribe from the clouds above in order to help expand their territory and dispel the dark fog that shrouds their lands. Once each of the creatures’ lairs have been exposed, you must take the role of Helios to fight the monsters head on.
  • Take the Fight to the Enemy–Armed with his sword, shield, and magical archery, Helios will need to confront a range of enemies including goblins, beastmen, bat riders, and more on his way to facing the Younger God that controls them. Defeating these challenging foes will grant Helios new magical powers such as healing herbs and ice shards.
  • Protect the Homeland–Help each tribe determine how to shape their village by utilizing a range of different units, from houses and farms to support the growing population, to building warrior barracks and archer towers to defend themselves against the waves of monster attacks.
  • Help from the Highest Powers–Yuzo Koshiro, the legend behind many classic video game soundtracks, has composed the opening theme to SolSeraph. Additionally, acclaimed writer Jonas Kyrazes (The Talos PrincipleThe Sea Will Claim Everything) has lent his talents to craft the game’s compelling narrative.

SolSeraph will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on July 10 for $14.99 (with commensurate European pricing). For more information, be sure to visit the official website.

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Super 64 Levels Up the N64 With a Superior Visual Experience on July 22nd!

WESTFIELD, NJ – June 26, 2019 – The EON Super 64, the first-of-its-kind, plug-and-play solution connecting the Nintendo 64 with modern television and monitors, launches July 22, 2019.

Developed by EON, the creators of the acclaimed GCHD and GCHD Mk-II, the Super 64 fits seamlessly into original hardware and upscales beloved retro classics on modern displays without risky modifications. EON introduces the world’s first Nintendo 64 HDMI adapter that operates without an external power source and yields truly lagless input. The Super 64’s gorgeous upscaled 480p boasts twice the resolution of the original console’s video output. Seriously.

“Slick Mode” enables retro fans to relive the triumphs of yesteryear with even smoother visuals, rounding out jagged edges for a sharper image that makes classics look better than ever. Through EON’s careful attention to detail, the Super 64 boasts the truest representation of color to create the most faithful N64 experience supplanting efforts of typical cable upgrades.

The beloved N64 sold over 32.9 million units since its 1996 debut. The Super 64 builds a bridge of nostalgic perfection between the N64’s analog output and high-definition displays. Nostalgic gamers and competitive players can enjoy their favorite N64 titles on modern setups via HDMI, foregoing the need for heavy CRT televisions or risky console modifications.

EON’s patent pending design is carefully crafted to prevent stress on older hardware and allows the N64 to slot neatly alongside modern platforms.

Delivering an upscaled experience that still champions the original look and feel guided EON’s development process, evident in the Super 64’s form-fitting elegance, brilliant display of colors, and remarkable audio fidelity.

“The Super 64 was designed to celebrate the console that pioneered 3D gaming. We set out to create something that respects the original hardware while delivering the original look and feel,” said Justin Chou, Justin Scerbo, and Allan Chou, founders of EON. “The Super 64 is for everyone seeking to relive those classic experiences, and for a new generation for whom so many memories have yet to be made.”

The EON Super 64 will launch in North America on July 22nd, 2019 for $149.99 USD on Amazon as well as other EON retail partners.

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TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE Deploys July 11th on Nintendo Switch!

TOKYO – June 26, 2019 – TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE, a turn-based strategy wargame of intrigue with a distinct Japanese flavor from the AAA veterans at AREA 35, Inc., joins the Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC battlefields on July 11, 2019. A demo featuring three campaign maps and two skirmish battlefields will be available on the Nintendo Switch July 8.

As a completely new, standalone sequel, TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE hearkens to genre classics like Advance Wars while pushing turn-based strategy forward. Master a wealth of new unit types, prevail over new victory conditions with bonus challenges in every map, and witness an epic story of triumph and tragedy penned by Hirotaka Inaba (I Am Setsuna).

FULL METAL RUMBLE gears up for war with an enhanced experience that delivers double the firepower from the original TINY METAL with 39 new campaign missions, 77 skirmish maps, and 21 multiplayer battlefields. Suit up and learn the ropes of battle in a new tutorial mode, preparing cadets for intense firefights utilizing a sleek new UI and detailed pixel art designed by Masayoshi Nishimura (Octopath Traveler).

Bigger, better, and more metal than its predecessor, FULL METAL RUMBLE is designed to test the strategic mettle of commanders in more ways than ever as units fuel up, load up, and move out. Leverage commander powers and special passives to turn the tides of war, sneak through cloaked terrain to ambush enemy forces, and combine unit strength for powerful combo attacks.

On a tour of relentless destruction, the Dinoldan Army begins excavating ancient artifacts with power beyond human comprehension. Only the fiercely independent Commander Wolfram and her White Fangs can save the world before the Dinoldans grow too powerful to stop. Take command of Wolfram’s forces and explore an all-new world map, contesting the Dinoldans across a world rife with secrets.

At every stop, a cast of memorable characters and a stirring soundtrack by acclaimed composer Tomoki Miyoshi (I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear, STEINS;GATE) bring an emotional, twisting tale to bear. Gripping voice work features Japanese stars like Kenji Tsuda (Death Stranding). The fate of a world ravaged by war hangs in the balance, adding intrigue and surprise to every showdown and revelation.

“The best turn-based strategy games are intensely satisfying and reward clever tactics,” said Hiroaki Yura, producer, AREA 35, Inc. “The titans of the genre inspired the tactical complexity of FULL METAL RUMBLE, a sequel that builds on the first TINY METAL with more ways to play, more strategies to master, and even greater challenges to overcome.”

TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE will launch July 11, 2019 on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC. The game will support Japanese and English text and audio localization alongside French, German, and Spanish text translation.

Area 35, Inc. will be demoing FULL METAL RUMBLE July 13-14 at SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show Booth #6-6 in the International Convention Centre Sydney.

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The Alliance Alive HD Remastered Western Release Date Announced!

United the realms and return the sky in The Alliance Alive HD Remastered, now coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on October 8 in North America, October 11 in Europe, and October 18 in Oceania!

Embark on an extraordinary journey to reclaim your world from Daemons! With an enhanced UI and beautifully rendered visuals, we highlight the grand leap from the 3DS version to the Switch in our comparison trailer!

Equip your characters and organize forces with a brand new interface! To check out more differences between platforms, visit the official website.

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Rotating Action Platformer ‘Exception’ Available Soon on Nintendo Switch!

Greenville, SC — June 25th — Traxmaster Software today announced that its debut title, Exception, is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this summer. Exception is a combat platformer set inside an elderly woman’s computer overrun by totalitarian malware. Featuring good ol’ run/jump/attack controls, Exception reinvents traditional platforming through a unique transformation mechanic where levels rotate and move, opening up new and exciting gameplay elements.

“As a hardcore NES nerd, I feel inspired by games like Ninja-Gaiden and Castelvania and feel like simplicity is the key to a great gaming experience,” said Will Traxler, Founder of Traxmaster Software. “Exception has this old school vibe with a modern rotating twist that takes advantage of today’s 3D technology. It’s a game which is easy to pick up and play and will bring joy for a novice gamer just as much as it will for a professional speedrunner.”

An old woman’s computer has been taken over by ‘Titan’, a totalitarian virus set to destroy the operating system. Players take on the role of a hero who must vanquish the malicious invader that is crippling the system before it crashes. Using easy controls, traverse through timed byte-sized levels, overcome various obstacles and enemies as quickly as possible to secure a place on one of the online leaderboards catered to different playstyles. Whether the player chooses an evasion tactic or straight up combat, Exception’s classic platforming experience features an innovative level shifting mechanic, which spices up the gameplay and reveals secret pathways and collectables. Combining two-dimensional action with a three-dimensional world, Exception offers a fresh take on the classic platforming experience.

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Sparklite’s Pixel Perfection is Getting a Collectible Signature Edition!

Manchester, UK, June 24, 2019 — Channeling retro vibes with a modern and bright take on pixel art, the action adventure Sparklite from developer, Red Blue Games and publisher, Merge Games will be releasing digitally this October on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Today, Merge Games is excited to announce that Sparklite will be getting their super exclusive Signature Edition treatment bringing a physical edition to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Pre-orders for the Sparklite Signature Edition go live on June 28th, 2019 at 7 am Pacific, 10 am Eastern, 4 pm CEST and will include:

  • A region free copy of Sparklite
  • Signature Edition Sleeve and Box
  • Original CD Soundtrack
  • Nano Block Figure
  • Numbered Certificate

You can find out more about the Merge Games Signature Edition line up at the official website.

Everything in the world of Geodia is tied together by Sparklite… it’s the life force of the planet, and the inhabitants have learned how to channel it for their own gain. The blue, glowing ore can be harnessed providing a low-level, rechargeable power source, or it can be consumed for a huge surge of power with grave consequences. Geodia’s self-titled “Baron” has devised a plot to mine the world’s Sparklite core to meet his own ends. Mining Sparklite in large quantities, the Baron repurposes the ore to fuel his powerful war machines, but the pollution from the consumed Sparklite is corrupting the world. Animals have turned into violent monsters, and the environment is rotting away.

The stricken land of Geodia has a natural defense in its Sparklite core. Periodically, the core causes a Disruption which rearranges the world, setting back the Baron’s efforts. Our heroine, Ada, must stop the Baron before he can obtain the core and gain the power to create a new world in which he has ultimate power. A plucky mechanic, Ada will need to use her cunning and skills to defeat the Baron’s henchmen across five distinct zones. Ada will have to work with Geodia’s weird and wonderful inhabitants if she’s to face the Baron and put paid to his deadly plans before it’s too late.

Sparklite Key Features

  • Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
  • Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
  • Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its epic gremlin Titans
  • Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge
  • Discover collectibles scattered throughout the world
  • Play with a friend in assistive co-op mode
  • Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
  • Gamecube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)

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Azuran Tales: TRIALS – Switch Gameplay Footage!