Archive for September, 2019

Roman Rumble in Las Vegum is Out Today on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, October 1, 2019 – The remastered action/adventure game Roman Rumble in Las Vegum (Asterix & Obelix XXL2) is coming out today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The remaster of this 2006 critically acclaimed cult classic brings improved graphics and new features to the timeless hit, see the details below!

Whether you’re a diehard fan of the Gaulish tribe or have just discovered their adventures, the action and adventure game Roman Rumble in Las Vegum is accessible to all with three levels of difficulty. Young and old players will enjoy this thrilling adventure in Las Vegum – the amusement park created by Julius Caesar. As they make their way through the park’s various themed areas, such as Lutetia, Little Venetia, LuckSore and Pirate Island, they will explore richly detailed and colorful environments.

In Roman Rumble in Las Vegum, players set off on an adventure to Las Vegum thanks to the inseparable Asterix and Obelix, and not to forget their faithful companion Dogmatix, who also does his bit to help fight the armies of Roman legionaries! Players will be able to freely switch between the two Gauls to make the most of their characteristics: Asterix uses the magic potion to help him overcome Roman hordes and can make his way through the smallest spaces with ease, while Obelix uses his incredible strength to destroy seemingly impassable obstacles.

New features of the remastered version

Enhanced graphics:

  • New textures and models for all characters and enemies.
  • New textures and lighting for environments.

Improved gameplay:

  • A new system of store that changes and adds upgrades compared with the original game. These stores are located in the six game environments and allow players to increase their skills thanks to new techniques, combos and Furies. This system is similar to a conventional skills tree.
  • Cosmic Strike and Pantry: two new skills to help overcome enemies.
  • Health bar upgrade: the health bar can be upgraded as the player progresses through the game in order to reach a higher maximum health level.
  • Addition of three difficulty levels: easy, normal and hard.

A new addition to the remastered version: challenges!

  • Challenges are bonus missions focused on fighting. The aim is to beat as many Romans as possible within a given time.
  • There are two challenges in each of the six game environments, making 12 in total.
  • The bronze rank is easily accessible and is a good way to earn money but reaching the Gold rank is a real challenge!

A new collectibles system:

  • Postcards are now hidden in the levels, collecting all of them requires to fully explore the game.
  • Figurines, now in 3D, can be unlocked in the shop.
  • A new Fast Travel system: once you unlocked a level, you can easily go back thanks to fast travel and find the missing collectibles!

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Ghostbusters and Night of the Living Dead Add On Trailers Released for Into the Dead 2!

Baltimore, MD – September 30th – Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with PikPok are proud to release the officially licensed Ghostbusters and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead mission trailers for their apocalyptic zombie shooter Into The Dead 2 that is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 25th.

Fans of the Ghostbusters and Night of the Living Dead franchises will be reunited with the familiar and iconic characters.

In the Ghostbusers Add On, players will have the chance to join the Ghostbusters’ team and join Egon, Winston, Peter, and Ray as a new rookie Ghostbuster recruited to investigate a paranormal disturbance.

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead Add On will have players following the story of Ben and his grueling encounters prior to the events of the iconic film. Fans can experience the events of the zombie uprising as they team up with country girl Alice in a fight for survival across 12 levels.

Officially licensed Ghostbusters and Night of The Living Dead missions for Into The Dead 2 will be available on the launch date, sold separately on the Nintendo eShop and will be included with the physical version of the game. The game pre-order now at participating retail stores and on the Nintendo eShop.

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Door Kickers: Action Squad – Limited Editions Available to Pre-order Soon For Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – September 27, 2019 – Stuttgart based publisher, Strictly Limited Games, specializing in the release of strictly limited physical collector’s editions of digital games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch, today announced that the pre-order for the crazy action side scroller, Door Kickers: Action Squad for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, will start on September 29.

In addition to the limited Standard Edition, there will also be an exclusive Collector’s Edition with 700 copies for PlayStation 4 and 1,500 copies for Nintendo Switch, which can also be pre-ordered here.

With Door Kickers: Action Squad, the latest entry to the award-winning Door Kickers franchise, KillHouse Games, in cooperation with PixelShard Labs, deliver a grandiose old-school side scroller on current-gen video game consoles that combines bizarre SWAT action with a touch of strategy and tactics, presented in stunning 2D pixel art. In single-player, or co-op multiplayer mode, players in Nowhere City must kick in lots of doors, bust up the bad guys and rescue hostages. Alongside the console release of Door Kickers: Action Squad, KillHouse Games will be releasing a new playable character and an entirely new chapter.

The digital console versions will be available on PSN, Nintendo eShop and Xbox Live in October, and Strictly Limited would like to celebrate this with the release of their unique physical limited editions for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Features:

  • High-resolution retro graphics
  • 6 playable characters with different gameplay & level-up options
  • Couch and Online Coop Multiplayer Mode
  • 84 non-linear steps to kick doors
  • Over 40 types of weapons and gear
  • 20+ enemy types and 4 different mission objectives
  • Unlock fantastic player and squad abilities

Door Kickers: Action Squad is limited to 1,500 copies (24,99€ – PlayStation 4) and 2500 copies (29,99€ – Nintendo Switch) and exclusively available here. The Collector’s Editions are limited to just 700 copies (44.99€ – PlayStation 4) and 1500 copies (49.99€ – Nintendo Switch) worldwide and also include a hardcover box with magnetic closure, a hardcover art book, the soundtrack on CD, Door Kickers sticker and an Action Squad poster.

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill Coming to Nintendo Switch!

September 25  Gothenburg  Thunderful Publishing and Megagon Industries are happy to share that Lonely Mountains: Downhill will join the Xbox Game Pass lineup. The game will be available on Microsoft’s subscription service later this fall.

In Lonely Mountains: Downhill it’s just you and your bike – and the challenging mountain trails between you and the finish line. Enjoy responsive and fun controls, the open level design and an untouched nature without audiences or barrier tapes. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash – all the way from the peak to the valley!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is coming to Xbox, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac this October – with a Nintendo Switch version to follow later on.

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Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Vienna/Austria, September 26th, 2019 – Everybody has their best side. Death has 12.

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition is already available for PC and consoles, and out now on Nintendo Switch for an SRP of $29.99 | £26.99 | €29.99, both digitally and in retail stores.

About Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition

Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation. Death lives!

Features:

  • Play Death: Become the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, able to destroy entire worlds and battle forces beyond Heaven and Hell.
  • Epic Universe: Unlike anything the player has seen before, delivered in the unique style of Joe Mad.
  • Player Choice & Customization: Customize your experience with varied armor sets, weapons, and Skill Trees allowing players to create their own Death.
  • Replay-ability: Explore a vast open world, complete dozens of side quests and customize your Death with a full leveling system, Skill Trees and endless equipment combinations.
  • Traversal: Death is a nimble and agile character capable of incredible acrobatic feats allowing the player to explore the world like never before.

Deathinitive Edition:

  • Darksiders 2 with all DLC included and integrated into the game which offers a total playtime of more than 30 hours.
  • Reworked and tuned game balancing and loot distribution.
  • Improved Graphic Render Engine for higher visual quality especially in terms of lighting and shadows.
  • Improved and reworked level, character and environment graphics.

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Heavy Metal Action-Platformer Valfaris Coming to Switch in October!

26 September, 2019 – Publisher Big Sugar and developer Steel Mantis are delighted to reveal the PC and console release dates for Valfaris. The heavy metal action-platformer will be available to download as follows:

  • October 10: PC (Steam, GOG, Humble) and Nintendo Switch
  • November 5/6: PS4 NA/EU respectively
  • November 8: Xbox One

In addition to the standard version, a Valfaris Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available at launch for PC and PS4 that includes the game, original soundtrack (composed and recorded by former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant), and digital artbook.

To celebrate confirmation of the release dates, please enjoy this brand new Valfaris trailer!

About the game

Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Slain: Back From Hell.

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack.

Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Key features

  • Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
  • Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
  • Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
  • Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
  • Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
  • Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
  • Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell

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Action RPG YAGA Begins This November on Nintendo Switch!

Baltimore, MD – September 26th 2019 Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with Breadcrumbs Interactive today announced that pre-orders are now available for its action role-playing game Yaga ahead of its November launch on PC via the Epic Games Store. Yaga will also be arriving to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One at the same time.

Yaga’s darkly funny narrative and action role-playing premise tells the story of Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. All the while the mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, watches over Ivan’s fate as he bludgeons a variety of nefarious monsters and legends all of which have been inspired by Slavic folk tales.

Players can take on this motley underworld of beasts and abominations with a variety of weapons that they can create with Yaga’s deep crafting system to forge lightning hammers and hookshot pitchforks and other similarly deadly melee weapons.

Yaga features a head-bobbing Romanian hip-hop soundtrack from Subcarpați and all beautifully realized with stunning hand-drawn 2D animation. Players can also explore a combination of talismans, magic items, blessings, perks, and curses to fundamentally change how Ivan plays. Multiple endings and mission outcomes, not to mention its hidden secrets means Yaga can be played over and over again.

Yaga’s unique mix of traditional rogue-like and RPG mechanics, combined with its eye-catching art makes it a game that’s hard to put down. Presenting an ARPG within the rich Slavic folklore and exploring the history it represents is another distinguishing factor to Yaga. We can’t wait for gamers to play Yaga this November.” Said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil.

Half-man, half bird, Nightingale is a brigand who lives in a giant nest above the trees in the forest. Nightingale preys on the unsuspecting passers by, taking either their loot, or their life. Careful, he’s quick, agile, and can attack from afar.

In popular Russian legend, Il’ya Muromets is an epic and heroic figure. On a mission to get to Kiev, Il’ya had to cross the Briansk Woods. The path through was overgrown, as Solovei Rakhmatich, also known as Nightingale, killed all who attempted to pass. Nightingale was known for his powerful whistle, which could flatten trees and kill men dead. Il’ya survived Nightingale’s powerful whistle, he shot a fiery arrow at Nightingale’s temple, pounced on him and captured him. Nightingale’s human children tried to come to his rescue, but Il’ya killed them all. Il’ya then presented Nightingale to the prince and ultimately beheaded the half-man, half-bird thief. But this never happened in Ivan’s world. The legendary warrior Il’ya is far away, and Nightingale is on the loose. Can a simple blacksmith face such a challenging foe?

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Northgard Makes Landfall Today on Nintendo Switch!

BORDEAUX, France – Sept. 26, 2019 – Northgard, the acclaimed, million-selling Viking strategy game from Shiro Games, comes into port today on Nintendo Switch. The title is also set to launch for PlayStation 4 on Thursday, Oct. 3, followed by Xbox One on Friday, Oct. 4.

The console release features all the content found in the base Steam version, including the major Ragnarok and Relics updates, six clans, a lengthy single player story campaign, co-op and competitive online play across a variety of locales, such as the apocalyptic Ragnarok map, ranked play, and much more. It also incorporates many tweaks and a completely revamped user interface optimized for gamepads to ensure playing with a controller feels effortless.

A strategy game steeped in Norse mythology, Northgard has garnered critical acclaim and sold more than 1 million units on Steam since its arrival in 2018. The game follows a Viking clan exploring and settling new territories teeming with untold riches and deadly foes, ranging from dire wolves and undead warriors to giants and great dragons. To make history and bring fame to their clan, players will have to carefully manage resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or defeat mythical creatures, brave the harshest winters, and conquer unforgiving lands.

Northgard is available today on the Nintendo eShop for $34.99 / €34.99 / £31.49. The game will launch on the PlayStation Store on Oct. 3 and Microsoft Store on Oct. 4. Physical versions from distributor Merge Games will also be sold at retailers.

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11 bit studios Invite You to Meet the Courageous Family in Children of Morta!

Warsaw, Poland – Sep. 26th, 2019 — Anticipation is rising as 11 bit studios and Dead Mage’s Children of Morta — an action RPG with rogue-lite gameplay and hack n’ slash battles featuring a family of courageous heroes — arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in less than three weeks. Landing on consoles on October 15th, 2019, Children of Morta unconventionally marries rogue-lite character development with the engrossing plot of a family of heroes protecting the world from a vicious Corruption. Spreading from Mount Morta, the Bergsons are the land’s only hope. Learn about the six unique guardians of Mount Morta in the brand new Characters Trailer!

Children of Morta for is currently available for pre-order on the Xbox Store and on the PlayStation Store. Nintendo Switch pre-orders will arrive soon!

About Children of Morta

The Bergson family has guarded Mount Morta for generations but now face their most dangerous trial. Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful mountain into a violent and monster-infested nightmare. Take part in their journey and experience what it means to be in a family of heroes.

An emotional roguelike with gorgeous pixel-art, Children of Morta combines a powerful narrative of familial ties with intense hack-and-slash gameplay in an ever-changing world. Choose the best character for your playstyle, craft new items for your adventure, and fight to find out what is the real source of evil.

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Infini Arrives on Nintendo Switch in 2020!

WARSAW, POLAND – Sept 25th 2019 – Today I wish to announce you that one of our upcoming games has a release window:

Infini, the psychedelic adventure from developer Barnaque and publisher Nakana.io, will launch on Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac in Q1 2020.

Integrating an outlandish narrative with rigorous mind-bending puzzles, Infini walks a fine line of meditative and chaotic. Standout visuals and concepts are used to create an imaginative and surrealist world where concepts like Poetry, War, Time, and Hope are personified.

After being catapulted into Infinity by War, Hope must find his way back to the real world before it begins to suffer from his absence.Hope must avoid obstacles to reach the next level as he falls endlessly through an eccentric alternate realm. Each world harbors new abilities, themes, and opportunities to explore the multiverse and its bizarre personalities. Meet helpful allies and deceitful foes as Hope learns who to trust while lost in Infinity.

Barnaque is creating the ominous soundtrack themselves, with more than 20 original songs bringing life to the metaphorical world of Infinity. Their psychedelic imagery and hand-drawn cinematics paint the landscape for the unsettling fate that threatens Hope. Prepare to drift straight into the madness they’ve created and escape Infinity early next year. here. Edit to add dynamic values like name, email and more.

Infini Key Features:

  • Rigorous puzzles that introduce new abilities in each world
  • Distinct worlds layered with allegory, symbolism, and complex characters
  • More than 100 levels through 10 diverse worlds
  • Standout visuals and a grandiose soundtrack with more than 20 original songs

“We are always striving to push limits and break boundaries with our narratives and gameplay,” says David Martin, Co-founder of Barnaque. “Our goal with Infini is to destabilize players by throwing them into an unknown world of surprise.”

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