Archive for October, 2021

Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic Coming Nov 5th To Nintendo Switch!

Cologne, Germany – October 29th, 2021 – Headup Games are pleased to announce that The Bitfather’s nostalgic roguelike/RPG, Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic, will be making its way to Nintendo Switch on November 5th and will be available to preorder from today. The Switch version features the exclusive new Arena mode, a new campaign, new dungeons and new heroes.

With a retro-pixel art style and an 8-bit soundtrack, Pixel Heroes transports you back to the 80s to deliver an old-school experience that draws on elements of the RPG and roguelike genres. The game features 33 unique hero classes to unlock, each with their own individual skills and attributes, four unlockable campaigns, including the new “The Legend of Hack Hammerson” campaign, each with its own final dungeon and boss, and heaps of procedurally generated axes, spears, spells, crossbows and more to add to your arsenal.

In the new Arena mode, exclusive to Switch, players can freely choose a party from the entire hero pool and take them into a series of infinite battles that get harder as you progress. Special bonus effects can be selected to modify the next battle, making it easier, or more rewarding.

It would be an understatement to say that Pixel Heroes doesn’t take itself seriously, so expect a world of weird NPCs and hilarious events among the deadly dungeons. Be careful though! This is a roguelike, so it’s got permadeath! At least if you do bite the dust, you can visit a detailed graveyard to mourn your lost heroes and compare their statistics.

“We’re really excited about Pixel Heroes coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 5th,” said lead designer Tom Hirsch. “We’re pretty sure people can guess that we love retro games by taking one look at Pixel Heroes, so we’re naturally thrilled to be appearing on the platform of a company with such a rich videogame history and we think the game is a great fit for the system”.

About Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic

“Hack Hammerson! Thank goodness you’re here! Listen, there’s troubling news. The elemental spirits are growing restless, and chaos is breaking out yet again. I thought these bloodshot eyes of mine had seen it all!”

Enter the world of Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic and prepare yourself for a thrilling RPG/Roguelike experience like you have never seen before!

Explore a randomized world full of hilarious events, deadly dungeons and the weirdest NPCs you will ever meet in a game!

Choose three heroes for your party and take them on a journey that will be completely different each time you start a new game. Bath in a pool of procedurally generated loot and defeat the evil forces that threaten the township of Pixton!

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Cotton 100% and Panorama Cotton Available on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, October 29th 2021 – The big 30th birthday celebration of the Cotton franchise continues with the digital release of Cotton 100% and Cotton Panorama today, available now on Switch and PlayStation 4.

Cotton 100%

Cotton and Silk head off to save the world, in charming, side-scrolling shoot ‘em up fashion. Cotton 100% is a great introduction to everyone who’s new to the franchise and a throwback for everyone who played it back in 1994. The bright and colorful adventure will make every fan’s heart beat faster.

Panorama Cotton

In Panorama Cotton, fly and shoot your way through colorful stages, in pseudo-3D rail-shooter style, straight from the 90s! Cotton and Silk head off to stop evildoers once more, in this beautiful throwback that added an intriguing gameplay twist to the Cotton franchise.

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Cotton 100% – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Panorama Cotton – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Microids unveils the first visuals for UFO Robot Grendizer!

Paris, October 28th 2021 – Microids is delighted to show for the very first time the artistic direction of Grendizer through two artworks and a tantalizing teaser. UFO Robot Grendizer will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids, is very enthusiastic about the development progress: “we are delighted to finally share the firsts screens from Grendizer. Endroad is a very talented studio and we are confident in their expertise to transcribe the universe created by Go Nagai in a great video game. We cannot wait to share more about the title’s gameplay!”

Grendizer is developed by the French development studio Endroad, made up of experienced developers formerly at Ubisoft or Amplitude Studios. Additionally, the renown art & creative director Laurent Cluzel will lend a hand in the production of the game. Alongside Laurent, Philippe “Golgoth71” Dessoly, Ocean Software veteran (where he started in 1989) and Grendizer’s official artist for five years, will also pitch in to support the creative efforts on the game’s art style.

“We have been working fervently on the Grendizer project, aiming at the highest quality to please the fans and the newcomers alike that didn’t get the chance to be introduced to Duke Fleed (Daisuke Umon in Japan) and his friends. This is such an abounding universe that deserves the most focused attention to detail. We are all fans of this IP we grew up with and we’re fully dedicated in providing players the game they’ve been dreaming about for decades. We are exceedingly grateful to be able to work on this IP and will do our very best to deliver an exceptional gaming experience” declares Colomban Cicéron, Game Director and co-funder of Endroad.

Based on the famous anime adapted from Go Nagai’s manga UFO Robo Grendizer, this new action game will grant the nostalgic gamers the chance to play as Duke Fleet and his great robot and enjoy epic adventures. A unique opportunity to dive head first into an iconic pop culture universe filled with bravery, treason and sensational battles!

The cult animated series was one of the first successful exports of Japanese animation around end of the 70’s. We all remember the iconic battles and the Grendizer’s weaponry used to defeat King Vega’s forces, launching attacks on Earth from its secret base hidden on the dark side of the moon. Are you ready for a legendary comeback?

UFO Robot Grendizer will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Fallen Legion Revenants: BlazBlue DLC is here!

The new BlazBlue cosmetic DLC lets your Exemplars take on the appearance of powerful fighters such as Ragna the Bloodedge and Jin Kisaragi. Prepare to decimate your enemies in style!

The Cosmetic Bundle includes 12 Exemplar BlazBlue Costumes and is available for purchase now on the PlayStation™ Store and Nintendo eShopPlus, enjoy the Japanese Voice Bundle DLC for free!

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Shin Megami Tensei V Reveals New World in Ruins Trailer!

IRVINE, Calif. – October 27, 2021 – The ambitions of God and human clash amidst the horror of a dying world. A post-apocalyptic Tokyo awaits in the newly released trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V.

Battle between light and dark to dictate the fate of the world. Shin Megami Tensei V launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch™ on November 12! Physical and digital pre-orders are available now.

When a grisly murder scene in modern-day Tokyo blocks our protagonist’s 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.

Key features include:

  • 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

Shin Megami Tensei V launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 12.

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Shadow Corridor has Arrived on Nintendo Switch!

‘Tis the season for jump scares! Indulge your spooky curiosities in Shadow Corridor and immerse yourself in classic Japanese-inspired survival horror. Can you outlast the atrocities of the cursed Noh mask?

Challenge the apparitions if you dare.

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Cotton 100% Releases Digitally Oct 29th on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, October 22nd 2021 – The birthday celebration is almost coming to a close with Cotton 100%. Strictly Limited Games will open pre-orders for physical Limited and Collector’s Editions, starting October 24th at 12 AM (midnight) CEST, exclusively at the Strictly Limited Games store!

Moreover, ININ Games is proud to announce a global premier, the release of the Cotton 100% digital version for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, which will take place on October 29th, alongside the equally iconic Panorama Cotton.

Cotton 100%

The world fell into complete darkness after the evil villain Wool stole the seven willows. The Fairy Queen Velvet sent out Silk, a beautiful fairy, to get the willows back. On her way, she meets the witch Nata de Cotton. And with our main character introduced, Cotton and Silk head off to save the world. Cotton 100% is a great introduction to everyone who’s new to the franchise and a throwback for everyone who played it back in 1994. The bright and colorful adventure will make every fan’s heart beat faster.

Strictly Limited Games – Physical Editions

The Limited Edition includes the game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 and the colorful game manual. It will be available for 29.99€, limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,500 copies for PlayStation 4.

The Collector’s Edition will be available for 64.99€ limited to 1,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 800 copies for PlayStation 4. These colorful collectibles are included in the Collector’s Edition:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Colorful Game Manual
  • Yunomi (Japanese-style tea cup)
  • Kokeshi (Japanese-style figure)
  • Tenugui (Japanese-style traditional towel)
  • Shikishi (Japanese-style art print)
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Large Reversible Poster (A2)
  • Logo sticker
  • Bonus Card
  • 6x Character Cards

Strictly Limited Games – Retro Releases

For a real throwback, Cotton 100% standalone cartridges compatible with the SNES will also be available, with 600 PAL and 900 NTSC copies, for 49.99€.

ININ Games – Digital Versions

For fans of digital copies, ININ Games is also releasing a digital version of Cotton 100% and Panorama Cotton for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation! Available on the 29th of October!

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Darkly Funny Interactive Comic Stilstand Launches November 5th on Nintendo Switch!

The award-winning game, Stilstand, is a haunting and darkly comedic interactive graphic novel following the grim yet hopeful journey of one woman trying to stay afloat in Copenhagen through a summer riddled with anxiety and loneliness.

Stilstand is a deeply personal project coming directly from Ida Hartmann’s existential crisis as she finished her degree. The author’s debut game is created in collaboration with Niila Games, a studio that strives to challenge and distort the boundaries of the game medium. On Nintendo Switch and Sony PS4, it is published by, a Warsaw-based label focused on meaningful games. Stilstand is supported by the Danish Film Institute and The Danish Art Foundation.

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