Archive for July, 2020

Double Kick Heroes Get Multi-platform Release Dates!

Angoulême, France July  31st – Freshly plucked from the fiery depths of the deepest darkest abyss, Headbang Club is pleased to announce that Double Kick Heroes will be released on August 13th on Nintendo Switch and Steam, to follow on Game Pass for PC and Xbox One and the Xbox and Microsoft Store on the 28th, with pre-orders opening up on the 5th of August for Nintendo Switch and Xbox one.

It’s time to jump out of the mosh-pit and into your Gundillac, Sheila, and take on the baddest of badasses and survive in this metal moshing and mayhemic post-apocalyptic nightmarish wasteland.

“Man, it’s been a long journey but we’re pumped to be finally sharing Double Kick Heroes with you all” David Elahee – Headbang Club. “We hope that you love our game as much as we do and enjoy the kick-ass soundtrack we’ve put together to celebrate all things metal. We can’t wait for people to try out air controls for Nintendo Switch which is a heap load of metallic fun, but please drum responsibly”.

Features:

  • A full story mode that’s accompanied by 50 kerranging songs, including the OST Volume 2 Update, by top artists such as Ultra Vomit, Volkorx, Gorod, Jinjer, Carpenter Brut and Gojira!
  • Unique Rhythm shooter mashup with incredibly detailed pixel art
  • 5 difficulty settings to test even the most metal of metal head’s skills
  • Tons of accessibility options
  • USB drum and guitar support on PC and Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Alternative Motion Control Methods
    1. Air drumming – Joy-Con used as drumsticks, keeping in the rhythm of the game
    2. Air beat – Can’t drum? No Problem! Stomp to the beat with your Joy-Con
    3. Want the all-out motion-controlled experience and really put that double kick pedal to the metal? Then it’s time to use two sets of Joy-Con, one in your socks and one in your hands and drum and stomp your way through the apocalypse!

Double Kick Heroes will launch priced at  €21.99 / £19.79 / $21.99 on Nintendo Switch & Xbox One and $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.49 on Steam and the Microsoft Store.

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Create your own superhero squad in Sentinels of Freedom, now on Nintendo Switch!

Grand Rapids, Michigan – July 30th, 2020 – Underbite Games’ turn-based tactics adventure Sentinels of Freedom launches today on the Nintendo eShop for $24.99 /€22.39 / £20.19. Ripped from the pages of Sentinel Comics, this story-driven campaign has you join forces with an ever-growing team of heroes to face a wide variety of villains.

Sentinels of Freedom is a superhero adventure that lets you fight the forces of evil in your own unique way. Create your own custom hero, crafting the character’s backstory, personality, power source, abilities and costume. Choose whether you want to focus on melee brawling, support, or nifty gadgets. Refine your heroic identity throughout the game – changing everything about how your hero looks, all the way down to your hero’s body type, between any mission.

As with any great superhero squad, your team will have to work in tandem with one another to survive harrowing encounters with supervillains. Forge a plan of attack with Sync and Vigilance actions allowing you to string together combos with your various teammates.

Embark on a series of large scale missions penned by the writers of Sentinel Comics. What seems like a typical bank heist reveals itself to be just the beginning of a much more sinister plan! Each mission is broken up into groups of engagements – each offering unique objectives, enemy types and player choice on where to go next – keeping each feeling fresh and unique.

New content will regularly be added, with many new levels, heroes and villains, and upgrades planned.

“Sentinels of Freedom is the perfect blend of superhero comics and tactics games,” said Cory Heald, founder of Underbite Games. “It’s got a gripping story and colorful characters, but it also lets you control the carnage as these superpowered heroes and villains face off in increasingly epic fisticuffs!”

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Wriggle your way through mind-bending mazes in groovy puzzler Worm Jazz!

Oslo, Norway – July 30th, 2020 – Inconspicuous Creations is proud to reveal that its jive puzzler about a boogie-woogie worm wriggling its way through a series of mazes, Worm Jazz, is coming to the eShop for Nintendo Switch and Steam this summer. Can you dig it?

Worm Jazz is a unique, wriggly puzzle game that combines the elongating body mechanic of Snake with the explosion-heavy demolition of Bomberman. You take control of Mr. Mark, an earthworm with a particular fondness for smooth jazz and dapper headwear. Writhe your way through the many intricate, mind-bending mazes filled with mines, wormholes, and powerups! Shrink when you blow yourself up and expand when you scarf down some chow. Are you able to gobble up all the food on each stage and reach the highly coveted golden apple?

The game might appear simple at first glance, but you are quickly presented with some painfully perplexing puzzles. Fear not, as Worm Jazz aims to offer a challenge for every type of player. While puzzle aficionados and completionists will want to gobble up 100% of the food on each stage, casual players can easily unlock and progress through each of the game’s 50+ hand-crafted stages without much difficulty. The open-ended overworld offers branching routes, so you can choose which challenges to tackle first. As you venture through the world, new game elements such as wormholes and boulders are introduced along with new environments. Worm Jazz can be played at your own pace. There are no timers and every move can be undone.

This laid back atmosphere is complemented by a swank soundtrack composed by jazz maestro Oliver Getz, who painstakingly put together loops of calming, upbeat tunes to chill out to. Worm Jazz can at times be a devious head scratcher for completionists, so the snazzy soundtrack offers a welcoming vibe in this labyrinth of brain busters.

The initial prototype for Worm Jazz was created for the NM i Gameplay 2020 game jam, where it took home the grand prize. “It’s certainly not a coincidence that the game was conceived at a game jam. In many ways, Worm Jazz feels a lot like a jam session,” said Inconspicuous Creations founder and sole developer Yu He. “I think it’s important that the game is instantly familiar, but at the same time be open to new elements that mix things up.” He is hopeful that this is just the beginning and that the game will have a long tail ahead of it.

Launching on the eShop for Nintendo Switch this summer Worm Jazz will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

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Peaky Blinders: Mastermind to hit Nintendo Switch this August!

London, UK – July 30th, 2020: Curve Digital is excited to reveal that the very first game based on the award-winning Peaky Blinders TV series – Peaky Blinders: Mastermind – will launch across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on 20th August.

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind – which can be pre-ordered on Xbox One and Steam for PC from today – is a puzzle-adventure game based on the multi-award-winning TV show, developed by celebrated independent studio FuturLab, in collaboration with the creative and production teams behind Peaky Blinders, the independent production company Caryn Mandabach Productions.

Taking place immediately before the events of the show’s very first season, players will join the Shelby family’s criminal organization as they discover a sinister plot to put Tommy out of business.

Players must plan and enact strategies by taking direct control of key members of the Shelby family simultaneously over the same timeline, moving characters into position at exactly the right moment in order to navigate challenging scenarios.

To celebrate the announcement, developer FuturLab has produced a brand new trailer featuring the vocal talents of Cillian Murphy, who plays the show’s lead, Tommy Shelby. You can check out that trailer here – https://youtu.be/PQLvM8IwBkA

According to James Marsden, Game Director at FuturLab, the game is a creative interpretation of the world the TV show has created.

“It’s been an honour to be trusted with the Peaky Blinders license,” says Marsden. “our team has created a game that reflects the heart of what makes the show compelling: Tommy Shelby’s ability to manipulate friends, family and foes in the pursuit of his master plan.”

In Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, players will be able to freely set and rewind each character’s path in order to tune all of their actions for perfect coordination, tactically utilising characters and stealth to solve increasingly complex puzzles. It’s a bold take on the series that suitably impressed the show’s distributor Endemol Shine.

Anil Mistry, Director of Gaming & ECommerce, ESG said “We are thrilled to be partnering with Curve and FuturLab in making the first official Peaky Blinders game. Futurlab has faithfully re-created the Peaky Blinders’ universe and having Cillian provide the voiceover adds a real sense of authenticity to this game. Hopefully, fans of the show and gamers alike will be excited to get their thinking caps on and enjoy this compelling puzzle adventure like no other.”

In Peaky Blinders: Mastermind players will:

  • Witness the rise of Tommy Shelby as the true leader of the Peaky Blinders in early 20th century Birmingham
  • Utilise Tommy’s prowess for planning to set up complex scenarios
  • Control Tommy, Arthur, Polly and more on the ground as they pull off mission after mission

Caryn Mandabach Productions’ Jamie Glazebrook, executive producer of all five series of Peaky Blinders, who was involved in reviewing the creative for the game, said “The trailer dropped in my inbox, and I watched it five times in a row. It blew me away. And it’s Peaky Blinders through and through. I can’t wait for players to experience this incredible game“.

FuturLab has collaborated with Feverist, the U.K. art-rock band who were involved in the soundtrack to Peaky Blinders Season 1, to create an original bespoke soundtrack for the game. The single Reveller, from the game’s upcoming soundtrack album, will be revealed tomorrow as will the track The Secret, which features in the reveal trailer.

Peaky Blinders Seasons 1 to 5 are available on Netflix in the UK. The fifth season launched on BBC One in autumn 2019 to its highest ratings yet.

Created and written by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Locke), the multi-award-winning BBC One is produced by Peaky Blinders official brand owner Caryn Mandabach Productions and by Endemol Shine Group’s Tiger Aspect Productions.

Endemol Shine Group represents a range of global ancillary rights for Peaky Blinders which is distributed by Endemol Shine International. Peaky Blindershas sold across 189 countries and aird widely on Netflix Internationally including USA.

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on 20th August 2020 for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99. You can pre-order the game on Xbox One and Steam for PC with a 20 percent discount for all formats from today.

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Save your saliva, Spitlings has a release date for Nintendo Switch!

Cologne, Germany / Giebelstadt, Germany, July 28th, 2020: The table is set! Dust of your Sunday suit and get ready for this crazily chaotic indie dinner date! A meaty campaign, scrumptious multiplayer, juicy visuals, and ambrosial beats make Spitlings a four-course meal that you don’t want to miss!

Spitlings will be available starting August 4th, on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for $ 14.99 / € 14,99 / £ 13,49.

The Spitlings are happy little creatures, living a peaceful life in their skyscraper hometown. Their only problem is the weather: It rains nasty goop that turns into bubbles, entraps the Spitlings, and wrecks their town! There is only one option: They’ll have to split all bubbles and free their friends on the lower floors. Along the way, who knows what they might encounter…

About Spitlings

Spitlings is a chaotic action arcade game for one to four players. It puts you in control of the titular Spitlings: charming rectangular creatures with teeth they can spit at bubbles or use to jump!

Your goal is simple, but hard to achieve: Get rid of all the bubbles bouncing around the screen!

Key Features

  • Action-packed, highly engaging, scream-at-your-friends multiplayer fun
  • Play the whole game with up to four people
  • If one fails, all restart: It‘s co-op with all the outrage of versus on top!
  • Play 100+ levels and beat the clock to unlock the challenging b-side versions
  • Unlock 70+ themes and 100 Spitlings to play with
  • Experience the story through detailed, interactive comic cutscenes
  • Increase the chaos in party mode with several unique mutator sets

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The videogame Escape Game Fort Boyardis now available on Nintendo Switch!

Paris – July 28th, 2020 – Be ready to face the infamous Fort Boyard and its out of this world trials! Escape Game Fort Boyard is available today, both in digital and retail on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC!

About Escape Game Fort Boyard:

The fort inhabitants are waiting for all adventurers foolish enough to challenge them in games requiring both focus and dexterity.

A total of 26 trials await you and your friends – up to 4 players – for hours of exciting action would it be in cooperative mode or against each other in five dedicated challenges. Aerial jousting, Dizzy Dashor or Mummy! Do you have what it takes to beat all these mini games?

Solve the riddles. collect enough keys to unlock the treasure room without losing any of your team member in the process. Don’t you forget, it only takes one slip-up and you’ll end up in a dungeon cell!

The newest version of Escape Game Fort Boyard will allow you to customize your team and characters’ names and fans of the show will be delighted to face many of the show iconic characters – like Mr. Boo and Sir Fouras!

Embark for this heart pumping adventure and guide your team to victory!

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Shape the Battlefield and Launch Epic Attacks in the Exquisite World of Faeria Next Month!

Baltimore, MD – July 23th, 2020 Indie publisher Versus Evil and developer Abrakam are pleased to announce that the digital collectible card and turn-based strategy game Faeria is launching on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on August 13th at an SRP of $19.99/€19.99/£17.99, with the PlayStation 4 version coming later this year.

In addition, Faeria is launching with full cross-play support. On August 13, players on PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch will be going head to head with each other online.

As a special ‘thank you’, Nintendo Switch players will get 5 free DLC packs for the first 30 days, with purchase of the main game. The DLC includes: Premium Edition DLC, All Avatars DLC, All Cardbacks DLC, All Orbs DLC and All Wells DLC. The value of all the DLC purchased together is typically an estimated $46.95/€46.95/£46.95.

Praised for its artistically stunning fantasy universe, Faeria sends you on  a challenging quest to face off against adversaries on a unique, living board that changes based on the decisions you make and the cards you play. Craft exciting decks and shape the battlefield to raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes or harness the sands of the desert and engage in epic clashes to outsmart and defeat your opponent.

“Bringing Faeria to consoles with cross-play has been the main focus of Versus Evil since we started working with Abrakam,” said Steve Escalante, Versus Evil General Manager. “Faeria continues to be listed with the top CCGs in the market, and bringing this to consoles while supporting play with our PC community is adding to the fun.  The Nintendo Switch version will be particularly popular, as Faeria is a perfect fit for the system’s handheld mode and touchscreen. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy Faeria and are pleased you can play this game on your platform of choice.”

Richard Garfield, creator of Magic the Gathering, enjoyed his time with the game saying “Anyone who is interested in digital card games should absolutely try Faeria.”

Faeria is also currently available on PC for Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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Gerrrms everywhere! The microbial multiplayer party brawler is out now!

Poland – July 23rd, 2020 – Bugbomb Games’ single-celled party brawler, Gerrrms, is now available on Nintendo Switch via the eShop for £8.99 / €9.99 / $9.99. Become the germicide master as you engage in microscopic brawls of epic proportions!

Gerrrms is a multiplayer party brawler where players take control of tiny germs as they partake in a big ole scrap for dominance within the human body. Choose from 12 quirky, germy candidates and start swinging from hooks inside a corporeal arena to move around as you engage in microbial warfare, competing in seven gutsy game modes, either in single-player or local multiplayer up to 4 players. With this two-button control scheme and straightforward gameplay mechanics, Gerrrms is the perfect game to jump into with friends regardless of their skill level.

Stand your ground against rival germs performing sick single-celled combat manoeuvres. You’ll be over-prescribed with power-ups: dropping dirty mines, packing punches,  launching microscopic missiles, getting gooey to slow your opponents down, exploding in size pushing your rivals into surrounding hazards, making lightning-fast dashes or tactically using a pseudopod to transplant items with someone else – be it a flag or a bomb.

There are seven game modes on offer: Deathmatch – Swing your germ around and eliminate your foes by bouncing them onto spikes surrounding the arena. Swing for the win to be the last germ standing! Capture the Flag – With only one flag, four germs and countless obstacles, be sure to hold on for the win. Hot Potato – Bombs 101: don’t be holding it when the timer runs out… Makes a good gift for fellow germs though. Synapse Snatch – The goal is simple: grab the ball and bring it to your coloured corner. Like typical cell behaviour, there’ll be copies – stop the others from doing the same! Gobble – A germ’s gotta eat! Make sure you’re first to the feast when food spawns around the arena. Antibody – Avoid ‘Barney the Antibody’ at all costs. He’s big, mean and out to get you so keep him busy by encouraging your opponents to pay him a visit instead.

Gerrrms has been highly anticipated since its second place finish at the Big Indie Pitch at White Nights Amsterdam 2020, offering an infectious experience for all as they battle to become the germicide master!

“We’re so happy to finally bring Gerrrms to Nintendo Switch. This is the best and safest way to prescribe pain to your friends; it’s fun game modes, cute characters and frantic gameplay will be sure to keep the doctor at bay.” said Robert Kujawa, co-founder for Bugbomb Games. “Get ready for the biggest smallest battle of your life!”

In addition to its western launch, Gerrrms will be published in Japan, China and South Korea later this year.

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Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! New Release Date!

Stuttgart, Germany – July 23rd 2020 – The previously announced release date for Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! from ININ  Games for both the physical and digital release – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 –  has been officially reset to September 29th 2020.

This delay will allow players to benefit from an improved worldwide multiplayer infrastructure, ensuring fast and stable online fights. ININ Games also took the time to add languages, to provide for a great game experience.

All editions will be localized into English, French, German and Spanish. The game will be available in Europe, America and Australia.

About Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is a fast-paced action game where the player’s goal is to clear the screen of enemies by performing skilful combos with their Bazooka and an extraordinary fishing rod. Screens feature moving platforms, perilous obstacles and quirky enemy sea life. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! offers multiplayer action at its very best and competitive gamers are bestowed with fast-paced battles.

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! features:

  • 22 iconic characters from Japanese cult games to choose from
  • Challenge Mode with 40 Stages to be cleared just like back in the good old days of arcade games (1 to 4 players)
  • Multiplayer Battle Modes (2 to 4 players)
  • Local Offline Play and Online Modes
  • Co-op and Competitive Modes (up to 4 players)
  • Competitive Bazooka-Action in Battle Royale Mode (players fight until only one remains) and Star Match (Timed battle mode where players fight to take stars from each other) will offer hundreds of hours of competitive Bazooka-fun.

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Street Fighter Dev’s Fantasy Strike Now Free to Play With New Content!

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – July 21, 2020 – Fantasy Strike, the fighting game from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix lead designer David Sirlin, is now free-to-play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. Alongside this price change, an update enters the ring today that includes two new characters, additional cosmetic items and animations for the entire roster, and a new optional set of subscription features.

A first for free-to-play fighting games, Fantasy Strike now allows players to play ALL characters for free online immediately with no grind-to-unlock. This includes the two new characters, Sirus Quince and General Onimaru, who each add new mechanics to the game. Quince deploys illusions to confuse his opponents and can make these illusions “real” for a limited time by landing his super. Meanwhile, Onimaru uses deliberate, powerful sword strikes that can become unblockable in the right situations.

All Fantasy Strike players can play online in casual and ranked modes and watch the action in spectator mode. Practice mode, solo matches vs. AI opponents, and the daily challenges are also all available for free. Those looking for more can find it in the Core Pack, which provides access to local Versus mode, online matches against friends, Boss Rush mode, Survival mode, and an Arcade mode with beautifully-illustrated narrative sequences. Those looking for a lot more can buy the Collector’s Pack, featuring everything in the Core Pack plus a ton of cosmetics, an exclusive “Party Time” KO effect, and one year of the new Fantasy+ subscription.

Fantasy+ is a new optional subscription service that doubles XP gains, grants access to special Master Costumes for each character who reaches experience level 20, and introduces an extensive new Replay Theater feature. With this, players can rewatch their own matches, search for replays containing specific characters and skill levels, and view an endless stream of replays in the new Ranked TV and Friend TV channels. Players can also adjust the playback speed of replays, scrub through videos, and even frame step for deep analysis.

“We worked tirelessly to find a way to maintain the competitive integrity of Fantasy Strike that our existing players love while opening it up to an even broader audience,” said David Sirlin, game director, Fantasy Strike. “We believe this free-to-play update continues our mission of crafting a fighting game that removes the barrier to being a contender, while also providing excellent value for those who want additional features and to support our work.”

Fantasy Strike provides a friendly meeting ground for newcomers and veterans to learn and enjoy hardcore fighting games. Designed to teach and demystify, Fantasy Strike shows players its systems clearly with in-depth video tutorials and innovative frame advantage visual effects. These helpful features are married with other amenities like one-click friend challenges and spectating, built-on-the-fly tournaments, cross-platform play support between all systems, latency-combating GGPO technology, and more.

The free-to-play update featuring new characters and cosmetic items is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. Previous owners across all systems automatically receive access to the Founder’s Pack, which includes everything in the Core Pack plus 60 costume color sets (over $100 value if bought separately). The Core Pack is priced at $19.99, while the Collector’s Pack is available for $99.99. A Fantasy+ subscription can be purchased in 1-month, 6-month, and 12-month increments in-game with gems (approximate value of $4.99, $24.99, and $39.99, respectively).

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