Archive for September, 2020

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Arrives Oct 30th on Nintendo Switch!

25th September 2020 – ININ Games is pleased to announce the challenging, colourful and addictive all out action game Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is set for release on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4. The release in Europe, Australia and New Zealand is both digitally on Sony PlayStation Store and Nintendo Store and physically on September 29th 2020. The North America release will follow a month later on 0ctober 30th 2020.

About Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Fast-Paced Battles with Party Appeal

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.

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Your factory just got an upgrade! Little Big Workshop comes to Nintendo Switch!

Karlstad, Sweden / Giebelstadt, Germany / Köln, Germany, September 24th, 2020: Make sure you’ve got snacks and something to drink: Your favorite tabletop management sim is coming to consoles! Little Big Workshop will be available on XBOX ONE and PS4 on September 24th, 2020 and on Switch on October 1st, 2020. Enjoy endless hours of the hit game by keeping your workers in check, optimizing workflows, and creating cool gadgets! Supply products to clients in an ever-changing market and enjoy as your cute workers do all the actual work.

Start small and go big! It’s a sandbox experience where you can spend hours tweaking, improving, and trying around until you get it just right. As soon as you’re running multiple production lines, you’ll need to concentrate heavily on your organizational skills to meet your deadlines. Have no fear, clear instructions and out of the box thinking will help make your micromanaging dreams come true!

Little Big Workshop is developed by Mirage Game Studios in Karlstadt, Sweden. It was ported on all consoles by Massive Miniteam in Cologne, Germany. The game is published by HandyGames in Giebelstadt, Germany, and will be available for 19,99 ( EUR / USD / GBP ) on all platforms.

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Relive the RTS classic Herzog Zwei on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – September 24, 2020 – SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei is now available on Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. First released in 1989 for the Mega Drive in Japan before making its way to the west in 1990, the legendary Herzog Zwei set the standard for real-time strategy games, influencing many beloved series that would come after it.

How the Game Works

In Herzog Zwei, each of the eight featured maps will require strategy and planning to beat your opponent as you issue commands and take over Outposts to best your foe. You will protect your base and accumulate units to expand and achieve ultimate victory. Command a special mech unit to leverage and order around combat units, and most importantly, make sure to keep a keen eye on resources like “Energy” so you can be combat-ready at all times!

What’s New?!

With a variety of new improvements and features on the Nintendo Switch, now is the time to suit up and take control of the battlefield. The new improvements to SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei include:

  • Sharpen Your Skills with an all new in-depth interactive tutorial mode
  • Pit Your Skills Against a Friend in new online 2-player action, in addition to split-screen support from the original!
  • No More Level Passwords thanks to new save state functionality
  • Customize Difficulty to your skill level with the new “Helper mode”
  • Get Strategic with new Weapon and Unit tables for easy reference
  • Relive the Most Heated Moments with new Save replays
  • Customize Your Game with a variety of screen options and wallpapers

Where Can I Buy It?

SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

More About Herzog Zwei

In Herzog Zwei, players will control their very own mech pilot to traverse large battlefields with the goal of taking down the opposing force while producing support units and capturing outposts to achieve victory on the battlefield.

Choose between three different modes to achieve your goals: fighter plane, ground battle, and transportation. Travel faster and transport units to other bases with fighter plane mode. Manage energy usage and do ground-based damage in robot form.

Play against AI or friends via the online multiplayer mode only available in the SEGA AGES version of Herzog Zwei. If jumping into a game sounds too intimidating, try out practice mode, a robust robot tutorial. With save states and replays as well, this game is perfect for newcomers and Herzog Zwei veterans alike.

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Darius Cozmic Revelation Coming to Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, September 24th 2020 – Strictly Limited Games and TAITO are pleased to announce Darius Cozmic Revelation, which will include G-DARIUS HD and DARIUSBURST Another Chronicle EX+. Darius Cozmic Revelation will be released physically on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4 for the West as a Limited and Collector’s Edition. Pre-order starts on September 27th 2020 only at www.strictlylimitedgames.com.

G-DARIUS HD and DARIUSBURST Another Chronicle EX+ are the two 3D games of the Darius series, both of which will include updated features to appeal to newcomers and longtime fans of the series alike.

G-DARIUS HD is the port of “G DARIUS” in high resolution – developed by the emulation specialists at M2. The game can also be played in low resolution like in the original arcade version.

From the epic boss battles to the memorable soundtrack, G-DARIUS stood out when it first got released in the arcades and up to these days, critics and fans are praising this game as a prime example of how to bring a 2D game series properly to 3D.

DARIUSBURST Another Chronicle EX+ is the latest iteration of the awesome DARIUSBURST series which started in 2009 on PSP, with gorgeous 3D graphics and additional features to expand the arcade version from 2010. The game is developed by Pyramid and will include all features of the arcade version of “Another Chronicle EX”, as well as several new elements that will be revealed during the next weeks.

The limited edition is priced at 59,99€. The Nintendo Switch Edition is limited to 3500 copies worldwide, while the PlayStation 4 Edition is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

Darius Cozmic Revelation Collector’s Edition is priced at 139,99€ and features a lot of great and exclusive items:

  • Darius Cozmic Revelation Game (PS4/NSW)
  • Papercraft – DARIUSBURST Arcade Game Cabinet
  • Hardcover Book: 128 page Official Book “DARIUS ODYSSEY -COZMIC VOYAGER- fully localized in English, including special interviews and discussions with developers and game experts
  • SLG-exclusive Flyer DariusBurst AC
  • SLG-exclusive Flyer G-Darius
  • SLG-exclusive BluRay (region-free) : “DARIUSBURST ANOTHER CHRONICLE Live in O-EAST -revolt-” including Bonus Track with Audi Sorlie and John Linneman
  • OST : “DARIUS THE OMNIBUS III “(tentative name)
  • SLG-exclusive CE Box with magnetic latch
  • SLG-exclusive Retro PCB-Box
  • SLG-exclusive 4-set acrylic art cards
  • SLG-exclusive Acrylic Standee
  • SLG-exclusive Darius Revelation Pin

The Nintendo Switch Collector’s Edition is limited to 2500 copies worldwide, while the PlayStation 4 Collector’s Edition is limited to 1500 copies worldwide.

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Set Phasers to Fun! New Space Crew ‘What is…’ Trailer Released!

London, UK – 24th September 2020: It’s time to start your grinnin’ and drop your linen! Curve Digital and Runner Duck are delighted to announce that the sci-fi strategy sequel ‘Space Crew’ is now available to pre-order on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch ahead of its October 15th release date.

To celebrate this event of galactic importance (trust us!) Curve Digital and Runner Duck have released a new ‘What is Space Crew?’ overview trailer which details almost everything aspiring space captains will have to contend with when the game launches on October 15th worldwide! The footage details the ins and outs of space exploration, ship customisation, crew progression and features lots and lots of PEW, PEW.

Space Crew expands on the beloved crew management gameplay formula of Bomber Crew and pushes it towards the next generation with players (hopefully) rising to the challenge of defending Earth against a mysterious alien threat known as the ‘Phasmids’.

Prepare for close encounters-a-plenty as would-be space captains will have to recruit their crew, customise their ship and carefully select missions across the cosmos with the goal of not only learning about this new menace but also optimising their vessel to be the fastest, most combat-ready, hunk of junk in the galaxy with the sturdiest of crews to match! Missions don’t pull any punches with players having to protect their vulnerable fleshy crew from alien boardings, falling oxygen levels, system failures, power fluctuations, fires and whatever else the campaign throws at them.

Space Crew will release on 15th October for $19.99 / £17.99 / €19.99. Starting today, everyone who pre-orders Space Crew on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will benefit from a 20% discount. Nintendo Switch promotion also starts 1st October, with additional discount offered for owners of Bomber Crew. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get a free copy of Bomber Crew with their pre-orders.

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Clockwork Aquario – First Peek!

Stuttgart, Germany – September 23rd 2020 – Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games are very excited to present the logo and key visual for Clockwork Aquario. After being lost for almost 27 years, the colorful Clockwork Aquario will be released in the beginning of 2021.

The game will be published for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 as limited physical editions. Clockwork Aquario will also be available digitally in the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store. Other platforms to be announced at a later date.

The development of Clockwork Aquario started in 1992 and is the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary company Westone. Originally designed by the chief publisher, and co-founder of Westone, Ryuichi Nishizawa, Clockwork Aquario can be described as the swan song of a company that was part of an era with historic milestones such as the Wonder Boy / Monster World series.

Large character sprites, beautiful animations, vibrant colors – the game had everything an arcade game fan could dream of. But in the early 1990s 3D games and fighting games were booming in the arcades, so 2D games like Aquario, that relied on beautifully drawn pixel art, were no longer regarded as commercially feasible for the arcade centers. So the game never got released. Something that Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games needed to change.

The side-scrolling action game can either be played alone or with a friend in co-op.

Players can choose from three different characters, each of them with her/his individual moveset: Huck Londo, the daring ghost hunter, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.

This is probably the freshest 27 year old game that gamers ever enjoyed – and as this treasure stems from the arcades, it won’t go easy on the player!

“In the 90s, when game centers were dominated by fighting games, there was one title which had never been released, even though it was completed after more than two years of development and repeated changes. This title is Clockwork Aquario. Who would have thought that it would be restored and playable again? I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore it. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this work is a great piece of 2D art, where the pixel artists of that time put their hearts and souls into. I’d be happy if people would appreciate and enjoy it.” – Ryuichi Nishizawa

We would be delighted if you stay tuned to the latest news and updates for Clockwork Aquario. Please check out http://clockworkaquario.com/ and subscribe to the consumer mailing list.

We are also offering two great Clockwork Aquario wallpapers from the three heroes for mobile and desktop on the website.

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Dungreed Coming to Nintendo Switch on October 27th!

SANTA ANA, California, September 23, 2020 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Dungreed, an infinitely replayable 2D side-scrolling action game, will be available on October 27, 2020 in both physical and digital editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

The limited physical edition includes a reversible cover insert and full-color instruction manual. In addition to those bonuses, players who purchase the limited physical edition from the Nicalis online store at store.nicalis.com will also receive the game’s original soundtrack on a full-sized jewel-cased audio CD.

Developed by TEAM HORAY, Dungreed lets players assume the role of an adventurer who must explore a continuously evolving dungeon in order to prevent the town and its citizens from being consumed. The dungeon layout is procedurally generated, ensuring a completely different experience each and every time you enter.

To advance through the dungeon, players must defeat a variety of different enemies by using powerful magic items and an arsenal of weapons, ranging from rusty swords to cutting-edge sniper rifles. To prepare for the journey ahead, adventurers can train to become stronger and better equipped prior to exploring deeper into the unpredictable dungeon.

Dungreed offers both single player and two player co-op game modes. In the latter, player two plays as a Shiba dog that uses a machine gun and collects unique item drops on the journey down the dungeon. Charming pixel-art graphics and dramatic music provide a retro-inspired backdrop to all the dungeon-crawling action.

Dungreed is rated E10+ by the ESRB and will be available as a digital download on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for $14.99 MSRP on October 27. The limited physical edition is priced at $29.99 and can be preordered now at store.nicalis.com.

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Fallen Legion Revenants will launch in February 2021!

Fallen Legion Revenants will release on February 16, 2021 in North America, February 19 in Europe, and February 27 in Oceania for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Precise attacks and blocks, combos and deathblows, and exploitation of enemy weaknesses is key in taking back a ruined realm. Will Rowena and the Exemplars be able to vanquish their plague-ridden foes?

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Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Launches Today on Nintendo Switch!

September 22, 2020 – Double Damage Games is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of their epic space game, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is available now on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam for $29.99 USD.  With game porting work from BlitWorks on the console version, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is packed with exciting combat, unique ships, tons of great music, and drops you into a retro future steeped in blue-collar Americana.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a prequel to 2015’s Rebel Galaxy, this time dropping you straight into the cockpit.  Take up the role of Juno Markev, an outlaw and smuggler who went straight and settled down until events conspired to drag her back into her former life. After an encounter in a shady watering hole goes bad, your ship is trashed, and you find yourself in debt to an old friend and casino owner who gives you a floating garbage truck and some words of advice.

Features include:

  • A full single player story campaign, with plenty of room to do your own thing and make some money – or some mayhem. The big empty of space is filled with lowlifes, cops, pirates, and blue-collar folks just trying to get by.
  • Unique Autopursuit feature makes space combat accessible to everyone – play the way you want to, with game styles for novices to veterans.
  • Slap down some cash for the right ship for the job. Outfit it with a vast array of weapons, armor, and gear, then get flying.
  • Gamble for cash and equipment at the local watering hole with various side games, including: 8-ball, dice poker, slot machines and arcade games.
  • Slide into your cockpit, switch on the Subspace Radio and listen to one of 7 stations with over 21 hours of music, DJs and commercials.
  • Meet and befriend an array of sketchy characters and call them up to lend a hand when needed.
  • A variety of playstyles from generous starting gear with aim and flying assistance, to old school mode: minimal gear and no assists. Play the way you want!

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Developer Walkthrough Video for Squad-Based RPG Battle Hunters!

Melbourne, Australia – September 22nd, 2020 – Independent developer Phase Two Games today revealed more about their squad-based fantasy adventure RPG Battle Hunters which launches on PC and Nintendo Switch on October 20th. Art Director Dan Tonkin provides more insight into the games characters, combat and character abilities with this short developer walkthrough video.

Battle Hunters lets players form an adventurer party of 3, chosen from a line-up of 28 unique hero characters who are met and recruited along the journey. Be it the Wizard, the Gunslinger, the Assassin, or any other hero, each has their own specialized fighting skills and unique abilities that players can level up and enhance along the way.

Ahead of its October launch a playable demo of the game will be available on PC courtesy of the Steam Game Festival Autumn Edition taking place between the 7th and 13th October.

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