Archive for July, 2019

Mutant Year Zero’s First Expansion, Seed of Evil, Is Out on Nintendo Switch!

OSLO, Norway – July 31st, 2019 – Publisher Funcom and developer The Bearded Ladies are thrilled to announce that the expansion for the award-winning game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has been released on PC, PlayStation 4 (retail, digital to follow soon), Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This marks the first time Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is available on Nintendo Switch.

The turn-based tactical adventure game received critical acclaim for its gameplay, artwork and captivating characters, when it was released in December 2018. Set in post-apocalyptic Sweden, the player controls a group of mutants searching through the ruins of civilization for salvation or simply something to eat. Using a mixture of stealth and combat strategy, while evolving your characters through a series of interesting mutations, is paramount to overcoming the evil that is threatening to eradicate what is left of decent society.

The expansion, Seed of Evil, picks up where the original story left off, and introduces a new threat for the players to overcome, as powerful and ominous roots have emerged and seem to be taking control over peoples’ minds. Fortunately, our team of friendly mutants will be reinforced by the introduction of a new playable character. Big Khan is a badass, fire breathing moose, skilled at landing critical hits. He comes with several unique mutations and offers new and interesting interactions with Dux, Bormin and the other familiar faces.

“Mutant Year Zero is a gem,” says Funcom Chief Product Officer Lawrence Poe. “It has been a privilege to work with our friends at The Bearded Ladies on this project. They have poured all their passion, creativity and humor into this game, and the result is truly special.”

Haraldur Thormundsson, CEO and self-proclaimed Circus Director at The Bearded Ladies, echoes Poe’s sentiment. “The feedback we got from players after we released the original game was overwhelming, which makes us all the more pleased to offer up Seed of Evil, the continuation of the Mutant year Zero story. We have worked very hard on this and I feel confident that everyone who enjoyed the original game, will enjoy the expansion as well.”

Seed of Evil is available on Steam for $ 14.99 (pricing may differ across territories). A Digital Deluxe Edition, consisting of both the original game and the expansion, is available for $ 44.99.

The Deluxe Edition and the expansion are also available for digital purchase on Xbox One, with PlayStation 4 digital purchase to follow very soon.

The Deluxe Edition is now available on Nintendo Switch, making this the first release of Mutant Year Zero on that platform (the base game and the expansion cannot be purchased separately on this platform). A launch day patch was put out for the Switch version within hours after launch, resulting in significantly improved graphics and performance.

In addition to the digital release, Mutant Year Zero is now also available in retail for the first time for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. This version is the Deluxe Edition of the game which contains both the base game and the expansion.

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Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers – A Guide to Being Stuck in Time!

Time has come to a complete stop with machines on the offensive! Up your game with the newest trailer to guarantee surefire victory against nefarious appliances in Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers!

The game website also received a “System” update, so read up on combat, costumes, and more to get prepared when this title releases on October 22 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

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Friday the 13th is Coming to the Switch on August 13th!

Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition for the Nintendo Switch includes:

  • All DLC and Retail Exclusive Content – In addition to all previously released DLC – including 10 single player challenges, new maps, characters, counselor outfits, Jason skins, additional kills for Jason and the complete Virtual Cabin experience – the physical edition also offers exclusive Bloody Jason Skins and clothing packs.
  • Eight-Person Multiplayer and Single Player Modes – On maps spanning multiple iconic locations from the movie franchise, players will match up online as either Jason Voorhees or a Camp Counselor trying to survive the night. Players seeking lower pressure slasher fun can take the fight offline in matches with AI bots.
  • Killer Variety – Players can don the mask of their favorite incarnations of Jason Voorhees as depicted in films two through nine. Each Jason is hand-crafted with specific strengths, weaknesses, and exclusive brutal kills. The retail edition offers even more brutal execution options, with the Pick Axe, Pig Splitter and Machete Kill Packs.
  • Character Customization – As players level up, they will unlock new playable Counselor and Jason models that can be purchased with Customization Points (CPs). CPs also unlock new kills for Jason, game-changing perks that help Camp Counselors survive the night, emotes for self-expression, and various regalia appropriate for a funeral … or seven. The retail edition includes the Spring Break ’84 Clothing and Halloween Costume Packs for players to try on before the murder party.
  • Franchise Authenticity – The game draws expertise from horror icons including Sean S. Cunningham (director/creator of Friday the 13th), Tom Savini (FX legend and effects director of Friday the 13th), composer Harry Manfredini (various compositions from the franchise) and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees actor; Part 7, 8 and 9).

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Garfield Kart Furious Racing Arrives This November on Nintendo Switch!

Paris – Tuesday 30th of July 2019 – Today, Microïds and Paws, Inc. are announcing the upcoming release of the game Garfield Kart Furious Racing!The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam on November 5 in the United States and on November 7 in Europe.

Fans of racing, cats and lasagna: get ready! Garfield, the world-famous cat, is back to take on Jon, Odie and their friends in this racing game where anything goes! Each of the available characters and karts (which can be customized with dozens of accessories) has its own characteristics and a unique driving style: make a strategic choice to match your playing style so that you can cross the finish line in first place! Get off to the best start and master tough skids to save time and win the race.

Crazy bonus items will spice up the race, including the pillow and the magic wand, to give you the edge over your competitors. Are you as lazy as Garfield? Take shortcuts and use the Spring to overtake everyone else!

Garfield Kart Furious Racing! is perfect for playing with friends or family and features 16 iconic tracks from the world of Garfield, including Palerock Lake and the Pastacosi Factory. Compete in online races with up to 8 players and split-screen races with up to 4 players. Nintendo Switch players can also take advantage of local, wireless connections to connect up to 8 consoles!

Three game modes will be available to please even the toughest of drivers: Grand PrixSingle Race and Time Trial.

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Rotating Neon Combat Platformer ‘Exception’ Coming August 13th to Nintendo Switch!

Greenville, SC — July 30th — Today Traxmaster Software revealed that the upcoming 2.5D combat platformer, Exception, will launch on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for $14.99/€12.49 on August 13th. To mark the occasion, the one man indie developer today released a gameplay trailer showcasing the unique level shifting mechanic, which combines two-dimensional action with a three-dimensional world, that offers that oomph platforming fans are looking for.

“As an avid gamer myself I’ve found that platforming games have gradually become more and more difficult, so I decided to create something new for the genre – Exception gives players  the opportunity to choose your own play style and reward you for it,” said Will Traxler, Founder of Traxmaster Software. “I am really looking forward to the release and hope everyone will enjoy this fresh twist on the platforming genre!”

In Exception 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.

Wishlist Exception on Steam or preorder the game on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

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Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition Brings Award-Winning Sharpshooting to Switch this October!

Oxford, July 30th, 2019 – Hold your breath, take aim and get ready to fire. SNIPER ELITE 3 ULTIMATE EDITION now has a release date in its sights for Nintendo Switch! As revealed in the title’s first gameplay trailer, Rebellion’s award-winning tactical shooter arrives October 1st, 2019on Nintendo Switch, available both on Nintendo eShop and as a boxed edition. Starting today, fans can pre-order the boxed edition from participating retailers. Digital pre-orders will be available from September 17th.

Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition features ALL of the content ever released for the game, including four extra campaign levels – foil a plan to assassinate Churchill, and eliminate the Fuhrer himself in thrilling, history-defying missions!

Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch also includes exclusive new features:

  • LOCAL CO-OP AND MULTIPLAYER – In addition to online, Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition supports local wireless multiplayer for the first time! Buddy up through the entire campaign in 2-player local co-op, and in the Overwatch and Survival modes. Or face off against your pals in local competitive multiplayer for up to 4 players!
  • MOTION CONTROLS – Fine tune your aiming with gyroscope controls and feel bullet impacts from the HD rumble.
  • PRO CONTROLLER SUPPORT

Sniper Elite 3 takes you to the heart of World War 2 and the remarkable setting of North Africa in 1942. Stalk the infamous Afrika Korps across oases, canyons and sand-swept cities in a deadly rush to sabotage a Nazi super weapon. Use devastating traps and melee takedowns to take out your targets stealthily. Hone your sharpshooting by mastering gravity, wind and even your heart rate. Watch your bullets rip through organs, bones and even vehicles in the trademark X-Ray Kill Cam.

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Disgaea 4 Complete+ – Valvatorez for Overlord, dood!

Promises. Prosperity. Prinnies.

This is what you’ll get from a cam-pain campaign unlike any other in Disgaea 4 Complete+, coming October 29, 2019 to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

Our newest trailer provides you with the basics of Netherworld politics and the one who’s going to change it all:

Valvatorez, a former tyrant reformed for the better as a Prinny instructor. Now, he has his eyes set on a greater calling: to weed out injustice and overthrow the Corrupternment! His methods may not be the cleanest, but dirtying one’s hands to ensure promises are kept serves a noble purpose, don’t you think?

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Introducing the Bookbound Brigade – A Literal Library of Literary Legends!

July 29, 2019 – Seoul, Korea – Today, publisher Intragames Co. Ltd announced that it is publishing Bookbound Brigade, a new take on the established Metroidvania genre from indie developer Digital Tales. The game will be released later this year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC, and will be playable at Gamescom, Cologne, August 20th to 22nd.

Bookbound Brigade is about beating the hell out of historical and literary characters you studied in school by leading a dream team of real and fictional heroes through a 2D side-scrolling platform-adventure. It will take the likes of Dracula, King Arthur, Queen Victoria, Nikola Tesla, Cassandra, Dorothy Gale, Sun Wukong the Monkey King and Robin Hood to assemble and avenge a world plunged into chaos following the theft of the ‘Book of Books’, a volume encompassing every single work of fiction and non-fiction ever written.

Game Features:

  • Explore, fight, backtrack, grow your skills and tackle challenging quests and puzzles, as in any Metroidvania game worthy of its name, but get ready for a twist…
  • There is no single hero in Bookbound Brigade: you play as a party of unique characters, each with their own traits and skills, who move in formation and fight as one.
  • All the characters, both playing and non-playing, are drawn from the pages of history and literature, so expect to meet some familiar and less familiar faces!

Bookbound Brigade will be released digitally later this year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Flexible like a sumo wrestler, unbeatable like a ninja. Tetsumo Party is Out on Nintendo Switch!

Have you ever wanted to party with sumo wrestlers? Well now you can! Gather your friends on the couch and join together in an unconventional contest inspired by Japanese TV shows. The couch co-op party game, Tetsumo Party, is now available on Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

Take your flexibility to the next level! Independently control each limb of a sumo wrestler to fit into the funny-shaped holes cut into an approaching bamboo wall. Don’t get distracted by the waiter bringing you food and refreshments though, otherwise… Mata ne!

Use your yoga skills in single-player mode or play with up to 4 players in a crazy co-op battle. You can also compete locally against your friends on the couch, where rules do not apply! Unlock new characters (did I just hear someone screaming “Ninja!”?) and venues and become the ultimate Tetsumo Party expert; because life is all about fitting into this damn bamboo wall, isn’t it?

Features

  • 1-8 players local multiplayer: Easy to play for everyone, hard to master.
  • Play with friends or alone: Modes to choose from: single player campaign, co-op, versus.
  • Simple control: Control each limb separately using 4 different buttons, fit in the bamboo wall.
  • More than meets the eye: Face little distractions, such as a waiter bringing you food and refreshments.
  • Play with friends or solo: Modes to choose from: single player, co-op, versus.
  • Supported languages: English, Polish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Russian, Chinese – Simplified.

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Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Journeying to Nintendo Switch in August!

Baltimore, MD – July 26th, 2019 – Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with Obsidian Entertainment today announced that Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition will launch on Nintendo Switch on August 8th for $49.99 / € 49,99 / £ 44.99. Consumers can now digitally pre-order the game through the Nintendo Switch eShop and receive a 20% discount on the game.

Nintendo Switch players and newcomers to the Pillars universe will get to experience the deep sense of exploration and discovery in a meticulously crafted RPG adventure that was made possible by over 70,000 backers on Kickstarter. Not only will players journey across an original fantasy realm filled with monster infested dungeons and challenges, but they’ll also explore the expanded world and content of the games two part DLC, The White March: Parts I & II.

In addition to that Nintendo Switch players will also benefit from all the major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels to build out the ultimate RPG adventure.

For its part, Versus Evil General Manager Steve Escalante said: “We are thrilled to be announcing that Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is launching on Nintendo Switch in August. Our continued partnership with Obsidian reaffirms our combined commitment in delivering one of the best RPG experiences available to Nintendo Switch players.”

In Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition players can build out their chosen character and customize their hero as one of eleven classes across any of the six available races, Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike and Orlan. Players can side with various factions using the games reputation system and craft their own story with the allegiances they make along the way, including a party of companions that can join their adventure. This is a realm where choices have far reaching consequences and the chosen path can decide the fate of your party.

With strategic real-time with pause based combat, additional side quests and an epic universe to explore, Pillars of Eternity on Nintendo Switch provides players with the portable opportunity to craft their own compelling RPG with a fantastical world, tactical combat, and an unforgettable storyline that can be taken anywhere they go.

Lastly, the teams at Obsidian Entertainment and Versus Evil would like to thank fans for their patience as they work hard to bring Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire to all consoles. They can’t wait to share more information next month when the game appears at Gamescom and PAX events where more insights on the game will be revealed.

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