Archive for May, 2021

World’s End Club is now available to play!

IS America is excited to announce that World’s End Club is now available on Nintendo Switch™ for North America and Europe and will become available for Oceania on June 4! Subjected to a twisted Game of Fate, the Go-Getters Club will have their bonds tested in an effort to escape. The free demo can be found on the Nintendo eShop, with save data carrying over into the full game.

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Pecaminosa is now available on Nintendo Switch!

Madrid, May 27th, 2021. Another day, another news beat, and Cereal Games had nothing but good news to share. Pecaminosa, their noir action RPG is finally available for digital purchase on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam!

Fancy a dark detective tale? Find comfort in a stone-cold ghost story? Or does your heart flutter in the wind at the thought of a gripping noir monologue? Look no further than Pecaminosa: A Pixel Noir Game.

Explore a seedy crime-ridden city dominated by the dregs of society, dressed with a stunning level of pixelated detail, and decorated with touches of vintage jazzy tones, inspired by film noir classics.

Along with being able to explore different playstyles with the LIFE System, players will also be able to customize the main protagonist with a variety of weapons and apparel. Dress to kill in a city just as likely to send you to your grave as it is to save you.

Pecaminosa leans on the isometric, top-down gameplay style of class Zelda titles, adding the tension, drama and ambiance of slow-burning mystery novels and detective shows.

Main features:

  • Unique ambiance: Film noir atmosphere with an original jazz soundtrack that will make you feel like you’re truly living in your own personal detective drama
  • Mini-games: Want to take home the pot playing Blackjack? Be our guest…The tables are still hot so test your luck
  • Guns and apparel: Dress to impress by customizing your character’s weapons and clothing, evolving them through the L.I.F.E. System. You never know when
  • Boss battles: Tired of beating on regular bozos? Time to get your hands dirty and take the fight straight to the boss man with intense real-time combat

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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Releases Tomorrow on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – 27th May 2021 – STUDIOARTDINK publisher of the digital version, together with ININ Games publisher of the retail boxed version are getting ready for tomorrow’s (May 28th) release of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The retail editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available for €39.99 / $39.99 / £34.99 and include the original Monster World IV exclusively. The game is available at all major retail stores in North America and Europe.

The three limited editions including Monster World IV as well (Switch, PlayStation 4) can be exclusively pre-ordered at the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store with shipment expected to start soon.

The digital Switch and PlayStation 4 versions, by STUDIOARTDINK, will be available in EU and US through the online stores for €34.99 / $34.99 / £31.49. Furthermore the Steam version will release a month later on June 29th (€34.99 / $34.99 / £31.49).

The saga continues

The much heralded and eagerly awaited Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a delightful mixture of compelling and exciting gameplay with enhanced 3D visuals that includes many gameplay improvements and great attention to the voiceover work.

The remastered action adventure does not lose touch with its roots: the story, the middle-eastern inspired setting and overall design remain faithful to the original game, Monster World IV. Your quest as Asha will be to free spirits trapped and confined by the forces of evil! Asha will also have a cute blue Pepelogoo to keep her company on her journey. Only together they can save the world!

The mastermind behind Asha

The creator and mastermind of the Monster World series, has overseen creation and development and is overjoyed that the remake of the game is finally being released.

“Now the adventure of Asha and Pepelogoo can be played on the latest consoles. Whether you’ve played the Mega Drive version of MW4 or not, I’ve tried to make it enjoyable for everyone. This is what I consider to be an ideal remake. I hope you will enjoy the game! Welcome to Monster World!” – Ryuichi Nishizawa – creator of the Monster World series.

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Berserk Boy Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022!

27 May, 2021 – Publisher Big Sugar and developer BerserkBoy Games are thrilled to announce Berserk Boy for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The game is scheduled to launch Q4 2022.

A wildly colourful and exuberant 2D action-platformer, Berserk Boy is the premiere title from developer BerserkBoy Games, and introduces players to Kei, aka Berserk Boy, a young hero who has the power to change into multiple elemental forms.

Berserk Boy has an authentic, lovingly crafted retro aesthetic with a visual style influenced by the classic look of Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games, and is headlined by a pounding 16-bit soundtrack from Sonic Mania composer, Tee Lopes. Tight platforming, gorgeously illustrated cut-scenes, a variety of play-styles, and a rewarding upgrade system ensures Berserk Boy offers a fresh, enjoyable experience for new and veteran players.

In development since late 2019, Berserk Boy is the first project to come from the aptly named, BerserkBoy Games. A six-strong global collective, the team is spread across Japan, United States, Indonesia, and the UK.

Studio founder, lead dev, pixel artist, and animator, Zu Ehtisham, explains why he wants to make a 2D platformer, and how Berserk Boy is going to hit the mark: “I’m a huge fan of the genre. It’s where most of my favourite characters and franchises come from. Mega Man, Sonic, Pulseman, Gunvolt… I want to put Berserk Boy’s name up there as well!” 

“Getting the aesthetic right is absolutely paramount. As a team, and from any player feedback we’ve had so far, we believe we’re on-track for capturing that old-school Sega vibe,” says Ehtisham. “We want to nail the ‘feel’ so it’s satisfying to play, and to strike the right balance between fun and challenge. It’s important players can complete the game, and feel like a superhero while they’re doing it.”

About the game

Berserk Boy is a vibrant, retro-inspired 2D action platformer that lets you… GO BERSERK! Change into different forms and use the power of Lightning, Fire, Earth, Air, and Ice as you race through stylish stages in a heroic battle to save the planet from the evil Dr. Genos!

Key features

  • Change into different Berserk forms: Merge with the five Berserk Force Orbs – Lightning, Fire, Earth, Air, and Ice – and absorb their unique abilities!
  • Go Berserk! Chain together combos to fill your Berserk Meter and trigger a form’s special attack! Upgrade and become even more powerful!
  • Explore New Hope City and beyond: Jump, dash, slam, and slide through multiple sprawling stages! Find alternate paths and hidden collectibles!
  • A modern adventure with a retro feel: Slick and stylish platforming action inspired by a love for the genre greats! Play for big scores and fast times!
  • Music by Sonic Mania composer Tee Lopes: Full original soundtrack pumping with high-energy 16-bit nostalgia! Enjoy the beats as you Go Berserk!

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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World – Switch Gameplay Footage!

The digital version of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World can be purchased from the Nintendo and Sony stores and is published by STUDIOARTDINK.

The boxed retail version of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World comes exclusively with the original Monster World IV published by ININ Games

Inca mythology action-RPG Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards is out now on Nintendo Switch!

New York City, USA – May 26th, 2021 – Digitart Interactive and N-Fusion Interactive are proud to announce that its Inca mythology-based action-RPG Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards is out now on PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch for $19.99. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow. Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards stars comic book creator and actress Paula Garces (Harold & Kumar series, On My BlockThe Shield) as Incan demigod Aluna, and Julio Macias (Oscar ‘Spooky’ Diaz from On My Block) as Aluna’s father, Franicisco Cortes.

Developed by Digiart Interactive and  N-Fusion Interactive, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards is a rip-roaring romp through Inca lore featuring mythological gods, beasts, and tales that formed the backbone of 16th century Colombian culture. Venture from the Sanctuary seaside cliffs through the massive jungles of the New World, all the way to Nagaric’s Temple in the Volcanic Canyons in this pulpy period adventure.

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards follows the exploits of Aluna, the warrior daughter of a Spanish conquistador and South American nature goddess Pachamama. Raised in early 16th century Spain, Aluna escaped to the New World only to realize it was her true homeland. Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards sets our heroine on a quest through Inca mythology as she strives to restore the amulet her goddess mother entrusted to her… and fulfill her true destiny.

Created by Paula Garces and Antonio Hernandez in response to the underrepresentation of both Latin and female superheroes in the entertainment industry, Aluna went on to become a cult hit and is currently starring in the ongoing comic book saga, The World of Aluna, written by Assassin’s Creed and Batman: Arkham Origins scribes Ryan Galletta, Dooma Wendschuch, and Corey May. Aluna further made a name for herself in video games after becoming a playable character in S2 Games’ popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth, where she was played by Paula Garces herself.

“I love comic books and video games, yet as a Latin American woman, I never saw myself reflected in the media I was consuming. Antonio and I created Aluna to change that,” said Aluna creator and actress Paula Garces. “Creating the comic book series was a thrill, but letting players actually embody Aluna and see the world through her eyes in a video game is a dream come true!”

Aluna has been a passion project for Paula and I for years, as we’ve wanted to create an empowering role for Latina girls everywhere,” said Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez. “Women and people of color are playing video games more than ever, and we wanted to create media that reflects this diversity and celebrates Latin American culture. We hope Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards offers an enlightening look at Inca mythology for people from all walks of life.”

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Strategy Survival Evolution: Climate Hits Nintendo Switch on July 14th!

KENSINGTON, MD — May 26, 2021 — Evolution: Climate, the bundle containing Evolution Board Game and its Climate expansion offering game-changing weather events and mighty temperature shifts, will launch on Nintendo Switch™ as well as Steam for Windows PC and Mac on Wednesday July 14, 2021. Owners of Evolution Board Game can upgrade to this ultimate edition by purchasing the Climate expansion separately as a DLC.

With more than 3 million players worldwide already enjoying Evolution across physical and digital editions, Climate continues North Star Digital Studios’ tradition of bringing in-house tabletop titles to the screen in its trademark overpolished and wonderfully animated style.

Based on the award-winning board game hailed by tabletop critics as “the pinnacle of the series” and “perfectly thematic and incredibly satisfying,” Climate brings the realities of harsh weather conditions, with temperatures swinging between Scorching Hot and Ice Ages and affecting creatures big and small in different ways, to the Evolution game system.

Peel back new layers of strategy as species must adapt not just for food availability and defense against predators but also to survive in extreme heat or cold. Weather the storm of powerful climatic events from Wildfires to Meteorites capable of drastically changing the outcome of a match.

Climate offers 6 new Traits to help creatures adapt, illustrated with gorgeous hand-painted artwork in near-infinite combinations. Create species capable of staving off hungry predators or surviving a deadly Ice Age. Sacrifice trait cards to influence the climate meter and create a hospitable environment for your own species while making things more difficult for your opponents to survive.

“Climate’s mechanics add another dimension of strategy to really fill out the experience with more depth than Evolution has on its own. Add in catastrophic events with disastrous consequences creating emergent narratives and it’s a whole new game,” said Scott Rencher, co-founder of North Star Digital Studios. “Combined with an extensive array of features offering everything digital board game fans could ask for, Climate really is the complete package.”

Key new features for Climate include:

  • Adapt species for sweltering heat and blistering cold with 6 new survival traits
  • Sacrifice trait cards with sun or snowflake icons to influence the Climate Track, creating favorable conditions for your own species and killing off opponents wildlife
  • Prepare for randomized events that activate at certain points on the climate track, upending gameplay and forcing new strategies to survive

Face off locally or online* against friends and skill-based matchmade opponents with cross play between the Nintendo Switch and PC versions of Evolution: Climate. Private games as well as real-time, asynchronous, and pass-and-play modes offer a variety of options to play together locally and online.

The Evolution: Climate bundle arrives on Nintendo Switch and Steam on July 14, 2021. Purchase it for $24.99 on Nintendo Switch and $19.99 on Steam or get the Climate expansion by itself for $9.99 on each platform. Play Climate, and now Evolution, in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Swedish, Danish, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese or Dutch.

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The Smurfs – Mission Vileaf Unveils New Informasmurf!

Paris, May 26 2021 – Microids and IMPS are thrilled to unveil new information about The Smurfs – Mission Vileaf. Developed by OSome Studio (Asterix & Obelix XXL Romastered, Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 – The Crystal Menhir)The Smurfs – Mission Vileaf is a 3D platform/adventure game set in the charming world of the Smurfs. The game will launch worldwide October 25 on PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One consoles and Nintendo Switch.

In his dark laboratory, the evil wizard Gargamel has discovered a formula allowing him to create a wicked plant, called Vileaf. This plant produces “Viletrap” seeds, which can attract Smurfs and imprison them in vegetal traps! But these Viletrap plants are also a great danger for the forest, as they are highly toxic, especially for the sarsaparilla fields!

In order to fix this dreadful situation, Papa Smurf decided to ask some of his fellow Smurfs to help him find the ingredients for an antidote powerful enough to eradicate the Vileaf once and for all and heal the plants afflicted by this curse. An ace Smurf team, featuring Hefty, Smurfette, Brainy and Chef, goes on an adventure to complete this mission. All of these 4 characters are playable over the course of the game.

In order to help them in their quest, our heroes can rely upon a very handy tool, the Smurfizer, a revolutionary invention from Handy Smurf. The Smurfizer allows the Smurfs to get rid of the foes they encounter, as well as heal the plants afflicted by the Vileaf. This special gear will facilitate our heroes’ exploration journey across the game’s different environments, whether it be in the forest, the swamps or even in the most dangerous place of all: Gargamel’s laboratory!

Prepare to smurf into adventure and get ready for some smurftastic new information very soon!

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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Demo and Digital Preorder is available now!

SRPGs are gonna get a serious punch in the throat when Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny comes to Nintendo Switch. Learn more about the free demo with the latest trailer, then download it from the Nintendo eShop to get in on the action! Play the first two chapters and carry over save data to the main game on launch, June 29!

As a special bonus, owners of the following digital titles will receive a 10% discount when preordering or purchasing Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny at Nintendo eShop between now and August 31.

  • Disgaea 1 Complete
  • Disgaea 4 Complete+
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
  • Langrisser I & II
  • The Alliance Alive HD Remastered
  • The Caligula Effect: Overdose
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

“A HL of a Lot of Damage” Demo Contest

Enter the Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny “A HL of a Lot of Damage” Demo Contest for the chance to win a custom Plump “Zed” Prinny Plush, outfitted with a one-of-a-kind zombie hoodie. To participate, entrants must first download the free demo from the Nintendo eShop, take an in-game screenshot of their highest attack damage, then submit to the contest page.

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Microids unveils Marsupilami: Hoobadventure!

Paris, May 25th 2021 – Discover with Marsupilami: Hoobadventure, a brand new adventure inviting young players and adult alike to take control of the three Marsupilamis from the Palombian forsest.

Punch, Twister and Hope are three Marsupilamis living a peaceful life in Palombia. Their lives are about to take a drastic turn when they accidentally open a sarcophagus whilst playing with debris on a beach, releasing a mysterious ghost cursing all the animals! Thankfully, our three Marsupilamis are immune to the curse and decide to set out on an adventure and find the ghost and reverse the curse.

Inspired by the comic book Marsupilami from Franquin, this 2.5D platformer will take you on a colorful journey through the Palombian jungle, a coastal city and even an abandoned temple. Jump, punch, dash and swing with your tail like only Marsupilamis do!

While mainly targeting a younger audience, the most dedicated gamers would be delighted to learn a Time Attack mode will challenge them to finish each level as fast as they can. And for the completionist, a beautiful artwork gallery will be unlocked after collecting hidden feathers and visiting secret dojos.

The Marsupilami is a fictional animal created by André Franquin appearing for the first time in the “Spirou & Fantasio” comic book series. The Marsupilami was so popular it earned its own dedicated hard cover series published by Dupuis.

In North America, Marsupilami: Hoobadventure will be also available in retail inside a Tropical Edition:

Tropical Edition

  • The game Marsupilami: Hoobadventure
  • 2 sticker sheets
  • One door hanger

Marsupilami: Hoobadventure will be released on November 16th 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game will be compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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