Archive for January, 2021

Turrican Flashback is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – ININ Games releases today, January 29th 2021, both the physical boxed and digitally the eagerly anticipated and legendary Turrican collection – Turrican Flashback on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation4.

Four classic titles:

  • Turrican
  • Turrican II: The Final Fight,
  • Mega Turrican
  • Super Turrican

All in one awesome package.

Features:

  • Reworked modern control scheme that streamlines the series and makes them more approachable than ever before.
  • Customize your experience with shaders, wallpapers and different display options.
  • Gigantic levels, heart-blazing action and huge boss fights. Suit up and prepare for mayhem!
  • Rewind feature and save states allows you to take on the challenge… with some help!
  • Timeless and critically acclaimed soundtracks by composer Chris Huelsbeck!

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UnderMine Strikes Gold Feb 11th on Nintendo Switch!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – January 28, 2020 – UnderMine, the action-adventure roguelike brimming with secrets from developer Thorium Entertainment, strikes it rich with a release on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, Feb. 11, after more than 600,000 players enjoyed the game on Steam and via Xbox Game Pass.

With pickaxe in hand and bravery in heart, control a foolhardy peasant bent on delving into a mysterious mine in search of untold riches. Fight for life against the dangers awaiting in the dark depths. Venture through the lowest reaches until that commoner meets their doom, then send the next unfortunate soul to retrieve their gear and plumb further into the caverns.

Use bombs to blow up walls and rocks to unearth secret passages, collect precious gold before the slimy Pilfers claim it, and rescue potential allies deep within the mine. Fight against the devious dungeon denizens all the way to the end of each level where room-filling bosses stand between the fearless miner and their objective.

Get creative with each new run, desperately scavenging ability-granting relics, potions with magical effects, treasure, and other items, hoping that the next run goes more smoothly than the last. Make the difficult choice to either hoard gold for the subsequent descent or spend the hard-earned cash on useful items or helpful upgrades.

Master the mines, then seek new challenges in the true roguelike Othermine, starting fresh without any upgrades, for nearly endless replayability. After five major content updates during Early Access, Thorium will continue to expand the mine’s operations with post-launch updates arriving on all platforms in the coming months.

“Ever since we released our first Early Access version, the question our fans kept asking was ‘When is it coming to Switch?’” said Derek Johnson, Founder, Thorium Entertainment. “Releasing a game on a Nintendo platform is a dream come true, and we look forward to new fans joining the horde this February!”

UnderMine launches Thursday, Feb. 11, on Nintendo Switch for $19.99. UnderMine supports English, French, German, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian language text.

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Monster Summoning Action-roguelike Sword of the Necromancer is Out for Nintendo Switch!

Barcelona, Spain – January 28th, 2021 –  Grimorio of Games and JanduSoft S.L. launch their monster summoning action roguelike Sword of the Necromancer, available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action-RPG with roguelike elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you. Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help the rogue Tama reach the dungeon’s depths to gather enough power to bring her beloved priestess Koko back from the dead. Assemble a small army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics, and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your goal.

Each attempt gets you closer to the Necromancer. Upon death you’ll lose all your equipped weapons and monsters, but you will retain part of the level you achieved in your run. As you scour deeper through the dungeon you’ll uncover more of Tama and Koko’s past. Do you think it is dangerous to go alone? Then use the Flask of Homunculus to create a copy of yourself and play with a friend in local co-op! Additionally, there are IR codes that can be scanned to make the game easier. Or harder. The choice is yours!

“We’re very excited for players to finally get their hands on our creation!” say the developers. “Sword of the Necromancer is our take on modern day dungeon crawlers. Inspired by classics, we aim to create a new and exciting adventure while feeling familiar. The game combines monster summoning action with a fluid battle system working together as you strive to revive Koko in an engaging yet challenging experience.”

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Are you Ready? The Phantom Thieves Strike Back with Their Unique Abilities in New Trailer!

IRVINE, Calif. – January 27, 2021 – Turn the tides of battle with the power of the Phantom Thieves! A newly released Persona 5 Strikers trailer shows off their unique combat abilities. Whether you play as Joker , Queen, or another Phantom Thief, harness their strength and strike back, Phantom Thief-style!

Persona 5 Strikers is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam on February 23! Players who pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition now will get access to the game four days early, on February 19.

Persona 5 Strikers takes players on an epic road trip with the Phantom Thieves, where they strike back against the corruption overwhelming cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges; reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis!

New story and sights – Persona 5 Strikers features a deep story campaign and thrilling combat that makes for a true Persona experience. Visit 6 different cities across Japan, cook tantalizing regional recipes, and lend a helping hand to those in need; then fight against the Shadows to uncover the source of the corruption within the Metaverse dungeons. Jump into the story whether you are a newcomer to the series or a longtime fan!

Fight with Style – Attack enemies in the hybrid battle system that fuses explosive action-combat with pause-and-plan sequences to decide your next strategic move. Gain an advantage over your enemies by ambushing them, striking their elemental weaknesses to knock them down, and deal the finishing blow with an All-Out Attack!

Harness the Phantom Thieves’ full strength – All Phantom Thieves are fully playable, so utilize each character’s specific skills and summon their Personas for smooth, elegant combat! Strengthen their skills and abilities and fight with your own style. Each character has their own unique suite of wide-ranging, flashy spells and magic to clear out big hordes. Have you ever wanted to fight as a giant cat bus? Well, look no further. Persona 5 Strikers is purrfect for you.

SEGA and ATLUS have revealed the pre-order packages and bonus items for each:

Pre-order Packages

Digital Deluxe Edition – $69.99

Pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition from PlayStation Store, the Nintendo eShop, or the Steam Store! The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Exclusive access to the game four days early, on February 19
  • Bonus Content Digital Download
    • Digital Art Book
  • Digital Soundtrack – Over 40 songs included
  • Behind-the-Scenes Video – Making of the Music “You Are Stronger” and “Towards a Dream”
  • Persona Legacy BGM
    • Persona 1 and Persona 1 PSP remake
  • Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Persona 2 Eternal Punishment
  • Persona 3 and Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 and Persona 4 Golden
  • All-out Attack Pack
    • Boost Skills Pack
  • Basic Affinity Skills Pack
  • Ally Buff Skills Pack
  • Armor Pack
  • Persona Points
  • Enemy Debuff Skills Pack

Standard Edition – $59.99

Pre-order Persona 5 Strikers from digital and physical retailers now! All pre-orders, digital or physical, come with access to the Bonus Content Digital Download.

Physical store pre-order bonus items and links below.

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Acclaimed Root Double Arrives This Week in Boxed Form for Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, 27th January 2021 – ININ Games is excited to announce the boxed, physical release for Nintendo Switch of the much acclaimed Sekai Project Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition one of Japan’s greatest graphic novel adventure games will be released this week, Friday 29th January 2021.

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is both genre innovative and extends the boundaries of what is a truly epic graphic novel that many have heralded as one of the finest crime thrilling stories gamers can experience.

Set in 2030 in a combined city and research hub, the residents are unable to interact with the outside world without permission from the local government. After an accident at an institute in the city, one of the game’s two protagonists, Watase Kasasagi, is sent in as part of a rescue team; the other, a high school student named Natsuhiko Tenkawa, happens to be in the institute at the time of the accident.

At the start of the game, there are two story scenarios for the player to choose from. Each scenario is told from a different character’s perspective in which the player assumes the role of; You must search for survivors, make the right choices, build your relationships, and regain your memories as you try to stay alive. An essential component in the game is the “Senses Sympathy System” (“SSS”) and throughout the game, the player is given a chance to adjust their impressions (“Senses”) of the characters (including the characters that they are taking the role of) using sliders.

Features:

  • Beautiful artwork reworked in full HD.
  • Directed by Ever17 Creator Takumi Nakazawa.
  • Hours and hours of story that dynamically changes based on your choices.
  • Unique gameplay (Senses Sympathy System) sets it apart from conventional visual novels.
  • Mature serious storyline.
  • Fully voiced in Japanese by famous voice actors.
  • High replayability requires replaying to see all possible story outcomes.
  • Two storyline branches – one before the crime and one after the crime.

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition offers up so much and presents a huge and unsurpassed detailed visual graphic novel!

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Sail Forth is coming to Nintendo Switch Later This Year!

Meet the Kreb!

It’s Blake Dove from the Quantum Astrophysicists Guild here, back with another exciting update from Sail Forth! Normally I’d do my best to describe this upcoming sailing adventure but I thought you’d like to hear it from the award-winning writer Don Thacker:

An Advance Note

In Sail Forth, the incoming high-seas adventure from David Evans Games / Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, you’ll take to the waves of a mysterious ocean world packed to brimming with roaring action, hilarious characters and near-endless opportunities to–

Catch a Bellow Into High Adventure!

To waters! To daggerboard! To canister! To coast! You’ll captain a crew from bespoke ship to budding flotilla to gargant custom fleet in a campaign of discovery amok with ridiculous wildlife, exotic locales and a weirdly persistent pirate threat.

Manage your armament, kit out your vesselry and make wild to waves with the best biffin’ deckhands and spinnaker riggers this way from anchor! While galavanting the Deepblue, you’ll often find yourself bow to barrels with oddballs, odd jobs and oddities alike! It might be you find a wayward sailor eager to race you for treasure, or a Skull Clan outpost gearing to loose roundball at the first sign of a boat like your own!

Maybe you find yourself wrung up into a fleet battle or a ships’ duel or a privateer boarding or a–

Avast! A Giant Enemy Kreb!

This goliath snap-nasty was riled to fighting by the antics of the one Belton Skullduggar; captain of what used to be a ship called Ramknuckle a’fore it were smashed to sticks by this raging Island Crested Crustacean!

Dodge ship-seeking Krebubbles and weather volleys of vicious carapace cracking Porcuspines! Fire all guns! Blast through its defenses! Expose the belly of the beast and dislodge the enigmatic glowing DEADROCK lodged therein.

There’s Power in the Glow

Skullduggar wants that DEADROCK. He reckons it’s what turned that Kreb into a giant into an island into a monster.

Will you give it to him? Will you take the DEADROCK for yourself and leave him to sea? Will you ask him to join your crew?

It’s your choice, as you Sail Forth!

Unique features:

  • Explore the sea, jumping from ship to ship – you’ll need to stay on your toes in the Deepblue
  • Deep customization for all ships; change the boat’s color, use custom sails, and pick your crew
  • Navigate a rich world with an immersive atmosphere and soundtrack
  • True to life realistic sailing physics presented with user-friendly, accessible controls

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New Trailer Unleashed for Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World!

Stuttgart, Germany – 25th January 2021 – ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK are happy to present a new trailer for Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World and reveal the retail packshots for North America, Europe and Australia as well as to provide additional information about the limited and retail editions, their prices and release dates.

New Trailer showing the adventure that awaits Asha & Pepelogoo

We are happy to announce the brand new trailer of Asha in Monster World showing unique characters, teamwork with Asha’s blue sidekick Pepelogoo and gimmick-filled stages. The trailer is packed with lots of content. Whether you’re a longstanding fan of the series or discovering Monster World anew, we hope you sense the beginning of an exciting adventure.

Developed by the original members of Westone Bit

The fully remastered version of Wonder Boy IV is led by none other than it’s creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa. Additionally, he is supported by Shinichi Sakamoto for new and improved music and sound effects, Maki Ōzora for character design and Takanori Kurihara as creative manager to create a worthy remake and new entry to the iconic series.

Experience the dynamic duo Asha and Pepelogoo like never before

Asha is tasked to free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she does not have to face this adventure alone, as early on she finds her new companion, a special blue Pepelogoo.

While the story remains true to the original game from 1994, the game is a full remake of Monster World IV, with cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay that stays close to the beloved original gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content. Especially in the event scenes the performance is deepened and the world view is reproduced vividly and colorfully. Plus for the first time in the series, it comes with a character voice – by the popular and talented Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz.

Including the original Monster World IV

As an ode to the game’s legacy, the beloved original Monster World IV is included in all physical editions of ININ Games. The original game is not included in any of the digital versions, it’s exclusively available in the physical retail and limited editions for North America, Europe and Australia. For the Nintendo Switch, it will be featured on the cartridge, while there will be an exclusive download code included with the PS4 disc version.

Retail Edition

The retail editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available at a price of €39,99. As mentioned above, these will also include the original Monster World IV. The Western retail release will be in Q2 2021 for North America, Europe and Australia.

Exclusive, physical editions

Three exclusive limited editions can be pre-ordered only at Strictly Limited Games. All limited editions come with the original Monster World IV:

  • The Limited Edition is available for €39.99, limited to 3,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,700 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide.
  • The Collector’s Edition is available for €99.99, limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,200 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and includes fantastic items to celebrate the game like Monster World Map, 2x OST (Original + Remix), Artbook and a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and many more.
  • The Mega Collector’s Edition is available for €179.99, limited to 999 copies for Nintendo Switch and 499 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide. This edition celebrates the origins of the game and features everything from the Collector’s Edition and in addition more awesome items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more.

Join Asha and Pepelogoo in their quest to save the world!

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Turrican Flashback – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Turrican Flashback Arrives January 29th on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany, January 20th 2021 – ININ Games will release on January 29th both the physical boxed and digitally eagerly anticipated and legendary Turrican collection – Turrican Flashback on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4.

Developed by legends in the video game industry and remastered by lifelong fans, Turrican’s long awaited return to the market is finally here with a prestigious and carefully selected collection of some of the most amazing titles. The endless exploration and challenge of the classic Turrican 1 & 2 explodes alongside the arcade perfection of Super Turrican and Mega Turrican in Turrican Flashback, bringing you 4 of action gaming’s finest examples of the genre.

Released originally on the classic home computer system, The Commodore Amiga, followed by sequels on Super Nintendo and Mega Drive, these remasters bring brand new elements to the tried and true formula offering both old and new fans something unique for this edition. Play tested and tailored by lifelong Turrican fans from across Europe, the new control scheme makes each Turrican game intuitive and easily accessible for all players as each button and command corresponds to action, and allows for even more precise shots and jumps than ever before.

The all new “Rewind” feature also allows for an optional easier challenge as the pitfalls for older game designs can be overcome by trial and error instantly. For those who wish to come back to the adventure at a later time, the save states are there to let you pick up exactly where you left off.

For those who miss the scanlines and curvatures of retro monitors, Turrican Flashback is not just a travel through time in terms of the games, but even the presentation! Use one of the best CRT shaders in the industry and customize your display to bring the action as close to the way you remember it looking on your nostalgic monitor, or opt for the new dynamic pixel perfect display which allows you to minimize the on screen icons and focus entirely on the gorgeous in-game graphics which still stands the test of time!

All this and of course, we cannot forget about the music! Chris Huelsbeck’s legendary scores are on full display and the games have been painstakingly programmed to ensure the highest quality playback of the original audio across the various sound chips Mr. Huelsbeck perfected. Enjoy the 7 minute epica that is “The Final Fight” in Turrican 2 in pristine original quality, or thump your feet to the beat of “Air Combat” in Mega Turrican, each and every track across every game is a bonafide classic!

Features:

  • 4 classic titles: Turrican, Turrican II: The Final Fight, Mega Turrican and Super Turrican in one awesome package!
  • Reworked modern control scheme that streamlines the series and makes them more approachable than ever before.
  • Customize your experience with shaders, wallpapers and different display options.
  • Gigantic levels, heart-blazing action and huge boss fights. Suit up and prepare for mayhem!
  • Rewind feature and save states allows you to take on the challenge… with some help!
  • Timeless and critically acclaimed soundtracks by composer Chris Huelsbeck!

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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Character Trailer Highlights its Crazy Cast!

NIS America will host an AMA with Nippon Ichi Software president and Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny producer, Sohei Niikawa, on February 1 at 5PM PT at r/Games. A Reddit account will be needed to participate in the AMA.

Participants are encouraged to check in starting from 4PM PT to submit their questions. It is advised that Mr. Niikawa may not be able to answer every question submitted during this limited time.

Disgaea 6 releases in Japan on January 28!

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