Archive for August, 2021

Golf-Like Adventure Cursed to Golf Revealed for Nintendo Switch!

Golfenburg, Sweden – August 30th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing & independent developer Chuhai Labs are excited to announce Cursed to Golf, a roguelike golf adventure that tasks the player with ridding themselves of an ancient curse and making it out of Golf Purgatory to become a Golfing Legend. With its beau-tee-ful pixel art, hole-some story and innovative gameplay, Cursed to Golf is a real hole-in-one.

You play as The Cursed Golfer, trapped in Golf Purgatory after a lightning strike stops you in your tracks just as you are going to take the winning putt in an acclaimed golf tournament! Unfortunately there are no mulligans in life, so to lift the curse and ascend back to the land of the living, you’ll need to play through the 18 dungeon-like holes Golf Purgatory, a feat only possible for a true Golfing Legend. Divided into 4 distinct biomes, each area of the course is governed by a ghostly Legendary Caddie, who will aid you on your quest for redemption and revival. Are you up to par with the mythical challenges of Golf Purgatory…? Will you ever be able to reclaim your corporeal form…? Will you be crowned a Golfing Legend…? Or will you forever be… Cursed to Golf!?

Cursed to Golf offers a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres. Played like a golfinated turn-based 2D side scrolling puzzle platformer, attempt to survive each hole by reaching the flag within the PAR Count; a designated amount of swings you have to reach the end. If the PAR Count reaches zero you’ll get sucked through a purgatorial vortex back to the beginning of the course. While classic golf obstacles like the water hazards and bunkers will make an appearance, you’ll also come across high powered fans, spikes, vines, TNT boxes, teleporters and a whole load more variables that can be a help or a hindrance on your way to the hole. It’s all par for the course in this twisted take on the classic game!

With all those devious traps and pitfalls you’ll definitely need a helping hand. Use Birdie-Eye to catch a view of the Hole and see what trials lie ahead. PAR Count running low? Luckily,  gold and silver Shot Idols are peppered throughout the holes, smashing through them with a cinematic flourish will replenish your shots. Every pro player also has an ace up their sleeve, and in this game you have a whole deck! Ace Cards will turn the odds back in your favour, offering you otherworldly powers to manipulate the game in incredible ways. Rewind time with a Mulligan, shoot a triple ball Scattershot, slow down time and redirect the ball with a U-Turn or control the ball in mid-air at high speed with a Rocketball. With over 20 Ace Cards in your arsenal, look forward to some un-fore-gettable gameplay moments.

Cursed to Golf offers players a new experience every time they step out onto the course. Offering the surprise of a roguelike challenge and the precision of traditional handmade level design. Chuhai Labs have created over 80+ holes of unique and varying challenge, that are randomly-ordered to make up a new challenging course every time you jump in.

“It’s incredible to finally reveal Cursed to Golf to the world. I got so much feedback and support from the original concept on itch.io that I wanted to go all out and create the ultimate version of that initial idea,” said Liam Edwards, Game Director at Chuhai Labs. “I can’t wait to see how people react to the game when it’s in their hands. I can confidently say that it’s the best roguelike golf adventure set in Golf Purgatory that you’ll play in 2022 — by par!”

Cursed to Golf will launch in 2022 for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam).

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Microids unveils Marsupilami: Hoobadventure’s first trailer!

Paris – August 27th 2021 – Gamescom 2021 – Microids is delighted to unveil the first trailer for Marsupilami: Hoobadventure!

The three Marsupilamis Punch, Twister and Hope are on their way and will reach your gaming platform of choice November 16th, would it be the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. Get ready to travel through various environments and jump all over to save the animals from a terrible curse.

About Marsupilami: Hoobadventure

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.

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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Terror of Hemasaurus Announced for Nintendo Switch!

26 August, 2021 – Indie publisher Digerati is monstrously excited to confirm the news that it’s bringing retro city smash ’em up Terror of Hemasaurus to PC and consoles (Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) early next year. A modern arcade experience, Terror of Hemasaurus is the next game from Super Blood Hockey developer, Loren Lemcke.

As part of a dubious plan by The Church of the Holy Lizard to save humanity from its own reckless disregard of the planet, players embark on a rampaging, hugely satisfying, and darkly funny trail of destruction across multiple stages as one of four monsters – Hemasaurus, Clocksloth, Salamandrah, and Autonomous Hemasaurus.

Terror of Hemasaurus combines awesome pixel devastation and stupidly big explosions with farcical fatalities and comedic catastrophe in one monster-sized blast of apocalyptic good times. Players will be able to enjoy the end-of-the-world fun alone, or with up to three friends in local co-op.

About the game

Play as a giant monster and wreak havoc on humanity in this retro city smash ‘em up! Punch buildings, slap helicopters, eat humans, kick cars – enjoy multiple ways to cause carnage! Satisfying arcade action and mindless destruction for up to 4-players!

Key Features

  • MONSTERS! Hemasaurus! Clocksloth! Salamandrah! Autonomous Hemasaurus! Four terrifying (but also kind of adorable) beasts, each with their own killer moves!
  • DESTRUCTION! Explosive pixel devastation and mayhem on a monstrous scale! Reduce buildings to dust. Topple skyscrapers. Destroy everything!
  • DEATH! Hurl humans into helicopter blades! Butt slam into crowds of terrified citizens! Eat people for nourishment! Smoosh them all to save the planet!
  • STAGES! Do what the game tells you across a variety of levels! Kick cars into buildings! Rescue the cats and dogs! Total a tower in record time!
  • FRIENDS! Got buddies? Good for you! Put them to use by getting them to join you for some local co-op carnage! Up to four friends can cause terror together!

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The Cruel King and the Great Hero Arriving in 2022 on Nintendo Switch!

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NIS America is excited to announce that the story trailer for The Cruel King and the Great Hero is here!

A heroic adventure awaits you in The Cruel King and the Great Hero! Explore a charming world, meet strange and quirky characters, and discover the true meanings of heroism and friendship.

Coming Early 2022 to Nintendo Switch and PS4.

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Have a Blast on Nintendo Switch!

Breda, The Netherlands – August 26, 2021 – Firenut Games is proud to announce that their first title, Have a Blast, a multiplayer space shooter that is available now on Steam and Nintendo Switch.

Have a Blast is a high-energy, kinetic, multiplayer party shooter. Blast through the most ridiculously hazardous corners of the galaxy using your surroundings to your advantage as you outmaneuver your friends and shatter your enemies into colorful little bits. Battle your way through fifteen unique arenas, like asteroids, icy comets, mythical monsters, and derelict machinery.

There are five ships for you to choose from, each has its own unique ability and requires a slightly different approach. Remember, even the strongest attacks can be countered, it’s never too late to turn the tide of battle.

FEATURES

  • 15 arenas to enjoy with your Friends
  • 5 ships with unique specs
  • Variety of game modes: Deathmatch, Mothership, Team match, Challenges
  • Play locally with up to 4 players

GAME MODES

  • Deathmatch – The last pilot standing wins the round. The first to win five rounds wins the match.
  • Mothership – Keep your mothership safe and it will provide you with health, ammo, and refuge. Lose your mothership and you’ll be sleeping with the space fishes
  • Team match – Befriend your enemies and ruin friendships in this team-based competition. Any combination of players is possible in a team vs team play.
  • Challenges – Demonstrate your mastery of space by completing specific challenges against AI opponents.

The game is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam for €14.99 / £ 13.99/ $17.99 USD.

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Valfaris: Mecha Therion Announced for Nintendo Switch!

25 August, 2021 – Publisher Big Sugar and developer Steel Mantis are excited to announce Valfaris: Mecha Therion – an action-packed side-scrolling shoot ’em up with a satisfying old-school feel and distinct low-poly art style. The game is scheduled to launch late 2022 for PC and consoles (Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S).

Developed by Steel Mantis, Valfaris: Mecha Therion is a shmup sequel to the studio’s highly rated action-platformer, Valfaris, which is ranked by Metacritic as the #16 Best PC Game of 2019. As the name suggests, Valfaris: Mecha Therion sees the return of protagonist Therion, only this time he’s piloting a metal colossus as he continues his pursuit of the diabolical Lord Vroll.

About the game

Therion returns as the hunt for Lord Vroll continues. Pilot an advanced machine of death and destruction in this explosive 2.5D side-scrolling shoot ‘em up, and sequel to the critically acclaimed Valfaris. Strap in and unleash mecha hell!

After escaping Valfaris, Therion’s hunt for the evil Lord Vroll has taken him across the galaxy. As the final, inevitable showdown looms, Therion harnesses the awesome combat ability of his secret weapon – Mecha Therion!

A formidable suit of weaponised metal, Mecha Therion can be equipped with an array of devastating firepower, including enemy eviscerating favourites such as Bringer of Mayhem, Skysplitter, and Therion’s trademark Hellwraith.

Key features

  • Fight through multiple levels of hostile alien territory
  • Master a range of Melee, Ballistic, and Destroyer class weapons
  • Configure your Mecha loadout with your favourite weapon combos
  • Earn Blood Metal to upgrade weapons and add-ons

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Murder Mystery Machine is Out Now on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, August 25th 2021 – Microids is thrilled to unveil Murder Mystery Machine’s launch trailer and announce that the detective game, developed by studio Blazing Griffin, is now available on PC (Steam), Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

In Murder Mystery Machine, you join the D.C.A., the District Crime Agency. Your mission is to help detectives Cassandra Clarke, the young recruit, and Nate Houston, the jaded detective, solve cases no one else wants to touch. It all begins when politician Frank Daniels is found dead in what looks like a burglary. Our two heroes will soon find themselves involved in a series of complex and interconnected crimes. Will you be up to the challenge and uncover the truth?

You will have to investigate multiple crime scenes putting your analytical and deduction skills to the test. Collect clues, connect evidence, interrogate suspects and find the truth at the heart of your investigation.

Game features:

  • A plot written by masters – Murder Mystery Machine’s story was written by professional film & TV writers to ensure that it delivers a compelling experience from start to finish.
  • Engaging deduction mechanics – Deduce, solve, accuse. Every piece of evidence you collect will be added to your detective workspace. A dedicated place where you’ll have to use your deduction skills to recreate your own version of events as you connect a complex web of suspects, motives and clues to unveil the truth.
  • Detailed & varied environments to explore – Dive into crime scenes you can rotate, zoom in and explore, each presented as a beautiful diorama.
  • A modern noir art style – Enter a modern noir stylish world! The dark scenes are lit with a neon glow and the atmospheric staging enhances the game’s wider sense of mystery.

During gamescom, as part of the Indie Arena Booth Online, participants will be able to experience the event in a virtual & engaging manner: visitors will have the ability to walk around virtual halls to discover a variety of indie gems! Murder Mystery Machine will have its own digital booth, with posters, an arcade allowing visitors to play the game’s demo and even a screen to view the game’s video assets.

Murder Mystery Machine is the third game to join the Microids Indie label, after Fallback and the Kingdom Majestic compilation. Microids Indie is a publishing label aimed at providing support to indie studios and developers with the launch of their games.

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Star Renegades Arrive at Retail This Friday!

Stuttgart, August 24th, 2021: ININ Games together with Raw Fury are looking forward to the upcoming release of Star Renegades as boxed versions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! The rogue-lite strategy RPG – created by the masterminds and makers of Halycon 6: Starbase Commander at developer studio Massive Damage – will be available from Friday, August 27th in North America and Europe.

Resist. Reclaim. Revive. Repeat.

Join the rebellion and lead a ragtag rebel squad to fight against The Imperium – a merciless adversary in fast-paced, tactical turn-based interplanetary battles. Unlock, trade and upgrade the rebels with tons of weapons, loot, and gear – but beware! Your enemies won’t go easy on you. Will you be able to save the universe?

Star Renegades features:

  • Fast-paced tactical turn-based timeline battle system
  • Hauntingly beautiful landscapes and ruins
  • Pretty pixel art style
  • Procedurally generated dungeons
  • Unique enemies and bosses
  • Epic synth-wave compositions and excellent sound design

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Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! Will Launch Nov 25th on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, August 23rd 2021 – Gamescom 2021 – Microids is delighted to reveal the release date for Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! With a brand-new trailer and a fistful of screenshots.

At the ready! The famous Gauls Asterix and Obelix are back on November 25th 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for a smashing adventure! A great opportunity for players of all ages to revisit the iconic comic book locations such as the countryside of Gaul, Egypt and even Spain.

About Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!

Be prepared to prove your bravery! Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! is set in 50 B.C.E. Gaul, which is entirely occupied by the Romans. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Play as Asterix and Obelix and set sail to the most iconic places in the comic book series while battling Roman legionaries, pirates, brigands and even the dreaded Normans.

Mr Nutz Studio is in charge of developing Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! and making this adventure as faithful to the original material as possible. The developers chose to go with an artistic direction very close to the comic book where the characters, the scenery and the animations are hand drawn. It’s a real tribute to the 2D animated classics and is executed in a style that will surely appeal to Asterix fans and retro gamers alike.

Unlike Getafix’s magic potion, there is no secret ingredient to the gameplay besides good, old-fashioned fun. Think about the core mechanics defining the beat’em up genre and sprinkle with some local co-op! By Jupiter, by Teutates.. These Gauls are crazy!

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! will be available in the following editions:

Limited Edition

  • The game Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!
  • A keychain
  • Two sticker sheets
  • Three lithographs

Collector Edition

  • The game Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!
  • A 27cm (10.5”) Asterix figurine
  • A keychain
  • Two sticker sheets
  • Three lithographs

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! Will be available on November 25th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The game will be backward compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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Taito’s Space Invaders Invincible Collection Available on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – 17th August 2021 – One of the most influential video games in history, Space Invaders, is making a comeback to the living rooms! The Space Invaders Invincible Collection includes 11 games of the popular franchise, covering 40 years of Space Invaders history.

ININ Games and TAITO are very happy to announce that the digital version of Space Invaders Invincible Collection is out for Nintendo Switch TODAY!

Even 40 years after its first release, TAITO’s legendary arcade game never fails to amaze fans all around the world with its bright colors, catchy gameplay, and superior music.

Grab the collection today!

Space Invaders Invincible Collection includes:

● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – b/w

● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – color

● Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade)

● Lunar Rescue (1979, Arcade)

● Space Cyclone (1980, Arcade)

● Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade)

● Super Space Invaders ’91 (1990, Arcade)

● Space Invaders DX (1994, Arcade)

● Space Invaders Extreme (2008)

● Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018)

Also included as additional download:

● Arkanoid vs Space Invaders (2016)

Grab your Switch and fasten your seatbelt – we’re dashing right down memory lane!

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