Archive for June, 2021

Paint the Town Red Causes Chaos on Nintendo Switch July 29th!

QUEENSLAND, Australia – June 29, 2021 – Paint the Town Red, the first-person brawler with sandbox combat levels and a massive roguelike mode from South East Games, bursts out of Early Access where more than 400,000 bruisers created carnage, and onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PlayStation 5 and 4 on Thursday, July 29, alongside the debut of 1.0 on Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.

Originally released in 2015 to Early Access, version 1.0 of Paint the Town Red evolved from a violent voxel sandbox into a deeply-customizable action experience. Slay foes in fast-paced, visceral first-person melee action using fisticuffs, class abilities, and wielding from a selection of more than 200 weapons. Attack with improvised armaments like barstools, implements of pain like shurikens, and say hasta la vista to foes with deadly firearms.

Tackle the roguelike Beneath mode, working for a clandestine organization that stands against undead terrors and eldritch horrors in a subterranean world. Pick from five different classes with distinct stats and abilities, such as the nimble Spectre who possesses the ability to teleport and the stalwart Vanguard capable of healing allies. Uncover the mysteries of this shifting, procedurally-generated world, and defeat the four Elder Gods.

Cause mayhem in Scenarios mode, a series of themed sandboxes where brawlers must kill ‘em all and let the Elder Gods sort ‘em out. Fight to the bloody end in the Arena mode, with an endless mode for warriors to push themselves to the limits. Use modifiers to customize the experience, enabling prospective punishers to bring a gun to a swashbuckling pirate fight or enjoy a slow-mo disco demolition night with an authorized SUPERHOT mode.

PC fighters can expand the fun even further with a built-in level editor and full Steam Workshop support, with more than 8,000 items and counting including custom levels, texture packs, and music packs. A PC-exclusive online co-op mode allows up to 4 rowdy brawlers to make a bloody mess in Scenarios or pummel the Elder Gods in Beneath mode together.

“Paint the Town Red’s lightning-fast, gory, and tactile combat makes it such a blast to play,” said Matthew Carr, South East Games, co-founder. “The simplistic voxel-based graphics present the game as clean and sterile at first glance, but once the fists start flying, all of the viscera and fleshy bits really add some colourful details.”

Paint the Town Red launches Thursday, July 29 on Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch for $19.99. A Playstation 5 release will follow shortly afterward. Paint the Town Red supports English audio and interface, with interface support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

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Disgaea 6 is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

The long wait is finally over! Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny launches today on Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe, and will soon release in Oceania on July 6! This throat-punching SRPG brings along an eclectic cast on one zombie’s journey to fight for a better Netherworld for him and his sister.

The free demo is available for download on the Nintendo eShop and carries over save data into the full game. A myriad of exciting content including four extra character stories (Adell, Rozalin, Laharl, and Asagi) and the Japanese Hololive DLC, are also available now.

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Cotton Reboot Begins July 20th on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – June 24th 2021 – ININ Games is excited to announce BEEP’s dazzling side-scrolling shoot-em-up Cotton Reboot! to be released digitally and physically on Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 20th in Europe, North America and Australasia.

The first official trailer encapsulates the magical and perfect fusion of a side-ways scroller, cute ‘em up with a fabulous cast of adversaries, non stop exciting action and an adorable central character. Nata de Cotton, together with her sidekick mascot Silk, a fairy, front up against an ever growing horde of very troublesome enemies in many evil forms.

Cotton Reboot! delivers seven amazing colourful stages, where visual and onscreen conformations really show off this arcade gem at its best. Special effects, pixel perfect animation, sprites and backdrops deliver unexpected surprises.

A remaster with hand-drawn HD graphics

Cotton Reboot! is a wonderful updated, remastered version of the classic and iconic Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams with brand new features and updated visual designs. The game comes with stunning, hand-drawn HD graphics and remixed soundtracks.

The game comes with the fan favorite iconic Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams in the X68000 original mode. And it also features 2 more game modes. Arrange mode features 16:9 screens, redesigned graphics and characters. In Score attack mode the player competes for scores online within a limited time (2 minute and 5 minute modes can be selected).

Limited Edition with Special Offerings

In addition to the physical and digital retail versions, there are three premium limited editions available, exclusively in the Strictly Limited Games Partner Shop.

  • The Limited Edition comes with a manual and is available for €39.99 and limited to 3.000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1.500 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide.
  • The Collector’s Edition is available for €79.99, limited to 2.000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1.000 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and includes a tea set, the original & remastered soundtrack, an art book, shikishi and more.
  • The Deluxe X68000 Collector’s Edition is already SOLD OUT due to huge demand.

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Within the Blade Launches July 16th on Nintendo Switch!

23rd June 2021 – Indie publisher, Ratalaika Games, along with developer Ametist Studio, is pleased to announce the digital release date of Within the Blade (WTB) coming on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch on July 16th. Renamed from a highly acclaimed PC release, which garnered great reviews from the PC steam community, and top PC media, the console port is a must for fans of all out action combat.

WTB has many distinguishing and unique features with its  simplistic presentation offering detailed pixel art animations, ninjas galore fighting to their death, crafting of weapons and a whole lot more to present an ongoing challenge that will please and entice even the best of players. Importantly elements such as random level generation, crafting, skill trees are all part of a great mixture of ideas and  interesting implementation.

Setting the Scene

A Japanese Daime named Mamoru Imai summons demons to join his army, but darkness takes over his body and demons wreak havoc in the country. The player starts in the village “Black Lotus” and sensei sends him on the next mission. After each mission, the player returns to the village (Hub location) and here the player can take a break, craft, trade, inventory management, Sensei can learn new skills and get a new task.

To complete this eventful and compelling challenge the player will traverse through 5 game acts, each act including 5 levels, along with some fearsome and confrontational bosses with the aim of completing the 25 levels and defeating all the Bosses! Along with the player’s main objective, of surviving, fighting and progression –  each level has additional tasks, completing them the player receives additional experience and money.

WTB can best be described as a platformer with stealth elements not forgetting a quantity of RPG elements.

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Guild of Darksteel Arrives July 15th on Nintendo Switch!

23 June, 2021 – Digerati is thrilled to confirm the release date for Guild of Darksteel. The dark fantasy adventure will launch July 15th on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam, GOG, Greenman Gaming, Humble, Nuuveem), and will be available with a 25% discount for a limited time.

Guild of Darksteel is the debut game from developer Igor Sandman. A versatile artist with experience working across a broad range of creative mediums, and with nominations to his name for Best Art and Fresh Talent Prize from the Belgian Game Awards, Igor Sandman is the sole creator of Guild of Darksteel, having produced every aspect of it himself.

About the game

Guild of Darksteel is a cinematic, side-scrolling adventure set in a lush, layered dark fantasy world.

Embark on a dark fantasy adventure and follow the Sellsword, an immortal, as he seeks a purpose in eternal life by joining the Guild of Darksteel. Become one of their immortal mercenaries and investigate the mysterious tunnels underneath the cities of Ravenrock.

Key features

  • Engrossing Combat: Utilize a refined combat system to defeat anyone who stands in the way of your mission. Unlock combos and level them up to your liking. Chain your attacks together and determine a personal attack strategy that will guarantee your victory.
  • A Living, Breathing World: Explore the fully-realized city of Ravenrock, and interact with its inhabitants. Each character carries a deep story, breathing life into the world of Guild of Darksteel. Friends of foes, their lives won’t leave you unmoved.
  • A Deep and Nuanced Story: Inspired by classics like Flashback and Vagrant Story, Guild of Darksteel tells a gripping story of power struggle and soul searching, as its characters come face to face with their mortality… or lack thereof.
  • Stunning Artistic Vision: The world of Guild of Darksteel is comprised of dark, yet evocatively detailed pixel art, and set against a foreboding and thought provoking soundtrack. A unique and daring color palette sets the perfect tone for your investigation of the darkness that lurks beneath Ravenrock.

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Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX – Switch Gameplay Footage!

The Legend Returns as Alex Kidd in Miracle World Launches Today!

Manchester, UK – June 22, 2020 — Merge Games, in conjunction with developer, Jankenteam are pleased to welcome old and new fans alike to the Kingdom of Radaxian as Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX launches on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Nintendo Switch from June 22, 2021, with a retail price of £14.99/$19.99/€19.99. For a limited time, fans will be able to get a 10% launch discount to join Alex on his adventure to save the kingdom of Radaxian from Janken the great.

As well as including all of the original content and levels, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX catapults Alex Kidd into a new generation with striking art, improved boss fight systems and different modes! Extra levels will also be included, expanding the lore of the original title to bring a fresh dimension to Alex Kidd in Miracle World.

From Retro Mode which brings back the nostalgia from the Master System classic, allowing players to switch back to a recreated version of the original graphical style, to the new Boss Rush Mode which provides non-stop Rock Paper Scissors action, the DX version of Alex Kidd in Miracle World will include a wealth of extra content to expand on the original Master System version.

Comprising of an array of other updates such as improvements to combat, movement mechanics and new menu systems, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX adds a new level of fluidity to the original classic!

Can you return The Kingdom of Radaxian to its former glory and destroy the evil Janken the Great, who has turned every citizen of the kingdom to stone? Get ready to charge your Power Bracelet and save the kingdom on consoles and PC!

Key Features

  • A Legend Reborn – Dive into a stunning recreation of Alex Kidd in Miracle World with striking new art and tighter, more fluid controls.
  • New Modes – New modes such including ‘Classic Mode’ and ‘Boss Rush Mode’ will be available for players alongside the standard game.
  • New Levels – Experience new levels which expand the lore of the original.
  • Alternative Boss Fights – New and improved boss fight mechanics with more intuitive combat.
  • Classic Mode – Experience the original game with boss fights, dialogue, levels and functions remain true to the original Master System version.
  • New and remastered music – A wide array of reimagined music tracks as well as remastered tracks from the original classic game!

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Shin Megami Tensei V Releases November 12 for Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – June 21, 2021 – Godhood awaits! Shin Megami Tensei V launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 12! Physical pre-orders for the Fall of Man Premium Edition and a launch edition featuring a SteelBook while supplies last are available now.

In the latest entry of the acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei RPG series, play as a high school student who wakes up in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, now an abandoned wasteland Attacked by demons, he fuses together with a mysterious man and obtains newfound powers. In a conflict between mythical deities and demonic tyrants, you dictate the fate of the world.

Key Features

  • Unfold an allusive story filled with tragic choices, make sacrifices to uphold your ideals as you pursue light or covet darkness to discover your role in the new world
  • Fight through a demon-infested wasteland with the Press Turn Battle System, pinpoint enemy weaknesses so you can perform consecutive actions but make one mistake and it may be your last
  • Turn formidable foes into worthy allies by recruiting them via negotiations, then fuse them to create demons customized to fit your playstyle
  • Explore the expansive world of post-apocalyptic Tokyo, fully rendered in stunning 3D utilizing Unreal Engine 4, a first for the mainline Shin Megami Tensei series

About Shin Megami Tensei V

When a grisly murder scene in modern-day Tokyo blocks our protagonists walk home, an unplanned detour leaves him buried and unconscious.

He awakens in a new Tokyo, a wasteland ravaged by apocalypse now called Da’at… but before bloodthirsty demons can claim his life, a savior emerges, and they unite to become a mighty being neither human nor demon: a Nahobino.

With newfound power, the protagonist ventures through Da’at, an enigmatic realm filled with mythical deities and demonic tyrants in constant conflict for survival. Searching for answers, the protagonist must forge his own path in a battle between light and dark to dictate the fate of the world.

Pre-order Packages

SEGA and ATLUS have also revealed retail listings:

Fall of Man Premium Edition – $119.99

The Fall of Man Premium Edition includes:

  • Printed Sling Bag
    • 6” x 11.5”, Inspired by the Protagonist’s school attire
  • SteelBook
  • Demon Handbook
    • Hardcover, A5 size with 100+ pages
  • 2 CD Soundtrack Disc
  • Collectible Box

Pre-orders will be available at the following stores:

  • Amazon
  • GameStop
  • Best Buy

Standard Edition – $59.99

Purchase Shin Megami Tensei V from retailers now to receive an exclusive SteelBook while supplies last! Pre-orders will be available at the following stores:

  • Amazon
  • GameStop
  • Best Buy

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No Place for Bravery’s War-Scarred World Arrives Q4 2021 on Nintendo Switch!

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – June 19, 2021 – No Place For Bravery, the story-driven action-RPG from Glitch Factory and Ysbryd Games exploring the lengths a parent would go to find their child, launches Q4 2021 on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC.

The corpses of giants tower over battlefields colored by blood in Dewr, a Nordic-inspired world long marred by war. In camps and villages amidst the ruins of civilization, people struggle to rebuild and reconnect. Thorn, an ex-soldier carrying the weight of a thousand sins, prepares to hang up his sword forever until a chance appears to save his family.

Feel the weight of sword, shield, and guilt once more on a journey to find Thorn’s long-lost daughter Leaf and uncover the truth of her disappearance. Aided by Phid, Thorn’s foster son, walk the path to redemption through a devastated high-fantasy world that chews up hope and demands the hardest choices.

Channel the bloody memories of past battles to slash, block, and parry in fast-paced, demanding combat. Stand up to unrelenting foes and titanic bosses who hit hardest after an ill-timed dodge or depleted stamina. Dash out of danger’s way and redirect the flow of combat in Thorn’s favor, or adjust difficulty options to leisurely enjoy the narrative.

A painstakingly detailed pixel art world bears down on Thorn while the melancholic soundtrack of ancient struggle judges his every decision. Inspired by the real-world experiences of the development team and their own parenthood, No Place for Bravery examines the role of parents and the consequences of their choices on their children.

“The actions of parents resonate long after the fact,” said Matheus Queiroz, developer at Glitch Factory. “No one ever truly knows how to raise a child in an unpredictable, unforgiving world. Mistakes will happen and we must live with them. This story—and our own journey creating it—is an expression of that.”

No Place For Bravery launches Q4 2021 on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC for $19.99, with support for English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese text at launch.

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The Procession To Calvary Release Date Confirmed For Nintendo Switch!

21 June, 2021 – Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to confirm the console release dates for Pythonesque point-and-click adventure, The Procession To Calvary. The game will launch July 1st on Nintendo Switch, and July 2nd on Xbox One. A PS4 version will follow very shortly afterwards – an exact release date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

The Xbox One version will be available to pre-order with a 10% launch discount starting June 25th, and both Xbox and Switch versions will launch with a 10% discount for a limited time.

Created by UK-based solo developer Joe Richardson, The Procession To Calvary is an adventure game that evokes the surreal humour of Monty Python, and is crafted entirely from hundreds of Renaissance paintings, with works from renowned masters such as Rembrandt, Bosch, and Michelangelo painstakingly cut and pasted into a madcap montage of invigorating imagery.

In The Procession To Calvary, players embark on a quest as an unnamed heroine to hunt down the tyrant Heavenly Peter. A bizarre cast of characters, perplexing puzzles, and implausible scenarios ensures the journey is a thoroughly absurd escapade.

About the game

The Procession to Calvary is a Pythonesque adventure game in which you journey through a richly detailed landscape built from hundreds of Renaissance paintings.

Huzzah! The holy war is over! Your oppressors have been vanquished, the churches of the Old God lay in ruin and thousands of innocent people have been murdered! But it’s not all good news; the tyrant Heavenly Peter has escaped your clutches, and you have been tasked with finding him…

Key Features

  • Pointing and Clicking: A traditional point and click interface, with a ‘verb coin’ interaction menu and a simple inventory from which you can access your preciously hoarded items
  • Renaissance Artwork: Paintings by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo and many more are brought together into one consistent world
  • Classical Music: A soundtrack selected to fit with the style of the artwork. Enjoy music from composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, and George Frideric Handel
  • Optional Murder: Kill anyone who stands in your way and skip puzzles you don’t like. But be warned; your actions might come back to haunt you…
  • Nonsense: Humour reminiscent of Monty Python. But rest assured, while some of the jokes may be ridiculous, the puzzles make perfect sense!

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