Archive for June, 2021

NIS Classics Vol. 1 Highlights Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered!

Console classics are making a comeback with Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1, coming to Nintendo Switch on August 31 to North America, September 3 to Europe, and September 10 to Oceania. This two-in-one collection comes with Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered, which follows the story of Ash and Marona. With its unique combat system, over 50 recruitable Phantom types, and all content from previous releases, this is the definitive version of Phantom Brave!

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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Demo and Digital Preorder Available Now for Nintendo Switch!

The Nintendo Switch demo for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is free to download on the Nintendo eShop! Get a glimpse of the secretive Prison City of Balduq by exploring two key locations and experimenting with the Monstrums’ Gifts before the complete game launches on July 6 for North America, July 9 for Europe, and July 16 for Oceania. Digital preorders are also available now.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for Nintendo Switch™, currently at preorder for $59.99 for a limited time, includes the full game and a trove of 25 DLCs, including costumes, attachments, materials, and consumable items. Secure a copy at the Nintendo eShop today.

Enchanting Trailer Showing Eirudy’s World in WitchSpring3!

Stuttgart, June 15th, 2021: ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK are delighted to bring you a beautiful new trailer of WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirudy, that shows the little witch in her enchanting world.

The retail version of the game will be available physically and digitally for 39.99€ for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe later this year.

The captivating RPG, developed by KIWIWALKS and IKINAGAMES, takes you into the intriguing world of deities and humans, where somewhere deep in the Misty Forest, the witch Eirudy is hiding from the warriors who are out to hunt her. To escape the loneliness to which she had to go for her own protection, she surrounds herself with magical puppets that also accompany and support her in the battles she has to fight on her way. When one day she meets an adventurous young man named Adrian in the forest, Eirudy’s life changes as she is thrown into the tide that determines the fate of deities and humans and her journey begins…

Dedicated collector’s and fans of the series, who want to get some awesome collector’s items with the game, should take a look at the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store. ININ Games will create exclusive Limited and Collector’s Editions which are already available for pre-order. The Limited Edition comes individually numbered and includes a manual. With the Collector’s Edition fans get a beautiful artbook, an acrylic standee of Eirudy, a soundtrack CD and more. Plus, both the Limited and the Collector’s Editions can be pre-ordered as a bundle including an awesome plushie of Eirudy’s little doll Failur.

To learn more about the fascinating world of Eirudy and where to get the game, visit witchspringgame.com.

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Start Exploring Mythic Ocean July 2nd on Nintendo Switch!

Mythic Ocean is coming to Nintendo Switch (July 02), PS4 & Xbox One (date TBA)!

A Free Demo is now available on Nintendo eShop.

MAKE CHOICES THAT SHAPE THE COSMOS

  • Narrative Exploration – through deep conversations with gods, your choices influence the fate of the universe.
  • Diverse, peaceful underwater environments.
  • Meet tons of goofy, charming creatures.
  • No death, no combat, no failure. The challenge is influencing the gods to get the result you want – outcomes range between harmony and pandemonium.
  • There’s a breakdancing crab.
  • Available now on Windows PC!

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SacriFire, an RPG experience like no other, Coming to Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw, Poland — June 13, 2021 — Pixelated Milk, developers of Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs and Warsaw have announced their next project, SacriFire. Inspired by jRPGs of the past, Sacrifire features a unique blend of real-time and turn-based combat, music by Motoi Sakuraba, and a combination of gorgeous 2D and 3D artwork.

As announced during the PC Gaming Show, SacriFire can be backed on Kickstarter todaySacriFire is planned to launch for PC (Steam, Epic Game Store, GOG) as well as Playstation (PS4, PS5), Xbox (XB1, XSX) and Switch consoles in 2022.

“The team here at Pixelated Milk is incredibly excited to be announcing the Kickstarter launch for SacriFire, our upcoming JRPG-inspired title” said Bartosz Łojewski, Project Lead at Pixelated Milk. “Beautiful retro pixel art, a blend of real-time and turn-based combat, and music by Motoi Sakuraba are all going to come together in a game that is a love letter to games we loved. Players will encounter memorable characters, an underground city, a world of spirits, a war between gods and demons, and one soldier’s ultimate test of faith, you know… everything a good JPRG needs!. We’re seeking 82,000 euros on Kickstarter to help fund this ambitious project, but the sky is the limit!”

SacriFire tells the story of Ezekiel Ridan, a young soldier training to join an elite sect of holy warriors who keep the subterranean city of Antioch safe from demons roaming the surface above. The theft of a mysterious relic sets Ezekiel on an adventure which will lead to places he would never have imagined, where he’ll uncover secrets which cause him to question everything he believes. A struggle thousands of years in the making is about to unfold.

Ezekiel and his companions battle through demons, cultists, and ancient automatons using shapeshifting weaponry and special attacks that uncover and target enemy weaknesses. Surviving battles requires more than hacking away—every enemy type is weak to different types of weapon damage which becomes more effective as attacks are chained together.

Key Features:

Dynamic battles – SacriFire’s combat engine blends real-time and turn-based styles to provide a fluid experience that is both challenging and satisfying. Fight alongside companions, choose from multiple weapons, target individual enemy body parts, and string attacks together to create elaborate combos.

High-quality presentation – Employing a combination of pixel art and 3D graphics allows us to combine retro-style graphics with innovative digital effects wizardry. Hand-drawn and animated characters blend seamlessly with 3D-modeled environments.

Moral complexity – SacriFire’s original story aims to both respect and subvert the standard RPG tropes, so although you’ll feel right at home with our cast of lovable characters, you’ll never know what to expect next!

A tale of two worlds – Travel between the sprawling subterranean city of Antioch and the idyllic spirit paradise of Erebus in a well-developed game universe which blends fantasy with science-fiction.

Elaborate gameplay systems – Adopt diverse combat disciplines, craft weapons, solve puzzles and tackle imaginative dungeons.

Original Music and professional voice acting – A brand new soundtrack composed by Game Audio Factory, and the legendary Motoi Sakuraba. The talented Sound Cadence Studios bring SacriFire’s memorable cast to life!

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Action Platformer Firegirl Announced for Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – June 14th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing Dejima Games are thrilled to announce that Firegirl, its action rescue platformer with roguelite elements is coming this Fall to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4  and PlayStation 5.

In Firegirl you take on the role of a young fire rescue officer breathing new life into her rundown local fire station. Armed with your trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that doubles as a jetpack, you’ll respond to emergency calls across a procedurally generated city.

When Firegirl arrives on the scene, she has 3 minutes to save all civilians caught in the blaze! Feats of bravery and other gameplay features can be leveraged to extend your rescue time, ensuring you complete your mission. Uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city, in a mystery that goes all the way to the top!

Douse roaring flames, chop through obstacles, extinguish dastardly pyro-monsters, and use your hose to boost your jumps and reach high places to find all sorts of extra goodies. Hang out at the Firehouse between missions to upgrade your equipment, hire new staff, pay any bills you’ve accrued, and hear from your ever-growing fanbase after your heroic exploits. Working at a top fire rescue station isn’t a cake walk, and you’ll need all the help you can get to prepare for the next fires about to break out!

Firegirl fuses retro and modern sensibilities, mixing pixel art with 3D visuals and next-gen rendering techniques like dynamic lighting to create a wholly unique look and feel.

“Firefighting is such a thrilling setup to create our vision of an action rescue platformer,” said Dejima founder Julien Ribassin. “We wanted to capture the sense of imminent danger that comes facing this natural disaster and translate it into a whimsical arcade adventure. Although the players will come face to face roaring blazes and fire-monsters, the goal is rescuing and helping survivors. Firegirl was designed with both newcomers and veterans to the genre of action platformers in mind, and we can’t wait for people to try it out for themselves when it launches this Fall.”

“We’re always on the lookout for new, exciting games at Thunderful and Firegirl is right up our alley,” said Thunderful’s Head of Publishing, Dieter Schoeller. “It takes the seemingly simple concept of fighting fires and makes it utterly captivating. It’s the perfect pick up and play title, offering a zippy arcade twist on rescuing people from an environmental disaster.”

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A Tale of Paper – Shape-Shifting Origami Platformer Coming to Nintendo Switch!

13 June, 2021 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Open House Games are delighted to announce A Tale of Paper for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The game is scheduled to launch Q3/Q4 2021.

A puzzle-platformer starring a paper protagonist that can change into different forms, A Tale of Paper was originally released last year as a PS4 exclusive after winning the PlayStation Talents ‘Game of the Year’ award. Since its PS4 release, Open House Games has been working on new content for A Tale of Paper. Three all new prequel chapters starring a new character with its own unique abilities will be included with the new versions.

About the game

A Tale of Paper is a puzzle-platformer that tells the story of Line, a magical character made of paper who can use origami to change its shape. Transform into a frog, a rocket, a bird and more as Line embarks on an emotional journey to fulfill the dream of its creator.

Key features

  • Paper shape transformations: Jump high as an origami frog! Turn into a paper plane and soar! Discover seven forms, each with its own pros and cons
  • A small hero in a big world: Overcome challenges, solve puzzles, and escape danger as you journey across beautifully crafted environments
  • A narrative without text: Explore each level and find hidden collectibles to unveil the heartfelt story behind A Tale of Paper
  • Discover bonus chapters: Complete the main adventure and unlock three prequel chapters, with a new character, new abilities, and new challenges

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Kitsune Tails Spin Jumps to Nintendo Switch in Q1 2022!

SAN FRANCISCO – June 12, 2021 – As announced today at Guerrilla Collective, platformer Kitsune Tails, styled after beloved classics steeped in Japanese mythology and diverse relationships from developer Kitsune Games in collaboration with MidBoss™ and published for consoles by Ratalaika Games, will blossom on Nintendo Switch™ in Q1 2022.

This follow-up to Super Bernie World, which has more than 300,000 downloads across Steam and itch.io, will launch simultaneously with the previously announced PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Steam and itch.io versions on Windows and Linux.

A new trailer debuts footage of the earth-element rice farmer and snow fox outfits’ special abilities in action. Also making its first appearance, the protagonist’s weak yet adorable fox form serves as one last chance at survival before her death.

Run, jump, and drill into enemies across five 8-bit worlds inspired by Japanese mythology. Master elemental abilities hidden in cute outfits like an earthy rice farmer wielding a powerful jump attack and a snow fox freezing enemies to make new platforms. Power up with stolen skills like a giant rideable boot or an antique samurai spear. Revisit levels with newfound abilities for secrets and side quests to unlock the best ending for Kitsune Tails’ queer romance.

Yuzu begins her quest to prove to her kitsune clan, her extended family of fox-people, that her human side won’t stop her from faithfully serving as a divine messenger for the goddess Inari. However, the friendly healer Akko saves the half-kitsune hero from a mishap on her first adventure, planting the seed for a budding lesbian romance with Yuzu… and creating a jealous rival in Yuzu’s childhood friend and member of the kitsune nobility, Kiri.

“Love takes many forms, but one of the things that makes love special is it can be a vehicle for self-actualization,” said Emma ‘Eniko’ Maassen, Kitsune Games founder. “Players will need to master outfits and abilities to find all the hidden story content and unlock the best ending, and along the way they’ll explore the relationships between Yuzu, Akko, and Kiri and watch the three women grow into better versions of themselves.”

Sign up at the Kitsune Tails Kickstarter page to get notified when the campaign goes live in Q4 2021. Kitsune Tails will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 as well as Windows PC and Linux via Steam and itch.io in Q1 2022 in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

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SkateBIRD Shreds August 12th onto Nintendo Switch!

SEATTLE – June 11, 2021 – SkateBIRD, the avian action sports game from Glass Bottom Games, comes in for a landing on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility, PC via Steam and Itch.io, Amazon Luna, and Xbox Game Pass.

Drop into micro skateparks that turn everyday objects into bird-sized obstacles. Wrap a talon around intuitive, accessible controls that make linking together free-flowing lines a breeze. Grind, flip, and spin through stages while completing challenges to unlock fancy new gear, fresh fits, and secret mixtapes jammed with lo-fi beats for the birb boarders to chill and skate to.

In SkateBIRD, pulling off tricks is nice, but doing your best is really all that matters. Tackle five levels flush with trickable materials and DIY parks. Boardslide down staplers, 360 flip off a repurposed eraser kicker ramp, and carve perfect bowls—just watch out for leftover cereal!

Rack up high scores that are nothing to crow at. Complete missions to progress through stages ranging from your Big Friend’s bedroom to a scenic rooftop and a sick server room prime for top-secret sessions. Or free skate through the world at a leisurely pace. Grow your flock and wow them with fluttering flicks, owlsome combos, and impeckable tricks.

Choose from more than 30 species of birds and kit them out with wild wardrobes. Don a cowboy hat or a fez while shredding around your Big Friend’s office, or keep it mellow and strap a backpack on for a quick session in the bedroom. Become the world’s first tiny hawk to pull off a backside 540 or see if a pygmy parrot can nosestall on a magazine halfpipe. Like the relaxed control scheme, SkateBIRD’s customization options are all about self expression.

“SkateBIRD is a game about doing your best,” said Megan Fox, founder, Glass Bottom Games. “Since launching the SkateBIRD Kickstarter in 2019, we’ve worked to make the best game about skateboarding birds that the world has ever seen. We can’t wait to share it with everyone this August.”

SkateBIRD launches for Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, Linux, Amazon Luna, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 for $19.99. It will also debut on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox systems and Windows 10. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language options.

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New RPG Title MONARK Coming Early 2022!

NIS America is thrilled to reveal that MONARK will be releasing on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC in early 2022.

Could you face yourself and the threats around you to save the ones you love? Shin Mikado Academy is engulfed in a madness-inducing Mist, and only you can save everyone inside. Develop your Ego to break the pacts set by the Pactbearers and remove the corrupting Mist.

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