Archive for August, 2022

New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Gameplay Trailer Now Available!

Paris – August 30, 2022 – Microids is delighted to unveil the first gameplay for New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja with a flamboyant trailer! Pack your bags for the stone age and join our heroes this November 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

When “Rock & Roll” was just rock and “fast food” a dinner running away from you, two cavemen named Joe & Mac were living quiet lives in their peaceful village. Peaceful until a bunch of Neanderthal primates ransack the village and kidnap all the women!

It’s time for our cavemen to go head to head against dangerous dinosaurs and other carnivorous plants to free their beloved wives! Don’t be fooled by these entirely reworked graphics, New Joe & Mac promises to be brutal and completely crazy!

Developed by Mr. Nutz Studio (Toki, Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!) this new iteration of the cult arcade classic will invite players to discover a trustful remake and enriched with an Arcade Mode, offering a remaster of the original game, as well as a longer version of the story mode called Extended. Just like the original game developed for arcade play in the 90’s, New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will offer a local two player co-op mode. Additionally, the game will also contain a training mode, a boss rush mode and even a speedrun mode!

New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will offer an incredibly fun and complete arcade experience!

Discover the content of the New Joe & Mac: Caveman ninja T-Rex Edition:

  • The game New Joe & Mac : Caveman Ninja
  • 2 sticker sheets
  • One trading card
  • A 3D keychain

New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will launch in retail this November 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, as well as digitally on Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3 is Available Now!

Dive into NIS history with Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3!

Join Prier on her demon-hunting journey in La Pucelle: Ragnarok, and  accompany Cornet on her quest to win the prince’s heart in Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure!

You won’t want to miss these classic SRPG adventures! Visit the official website for more information.

Be sure to snag your Limited Edition while supplies last. Less than 5% remain!

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3: La Pucelle: Ragnarok / Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is available now for Nintendo Switch, or pick up these two classic titles individually on Steam.

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Swordship Begins in December on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – August 26th, 2022 – Thunderful and Digital Kingdom are excited to announce that their anticipated dodge’em up, Swordship, will be ducking and weaving onto PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC in December 2022. Swordship was just revealed in IGN’s Awesome Indies showcase along with a new release window trailer for the thrilling action title, offering players a look at Swordship’s innovative dodge-based gameplay style which flips the switch on traditional arcade shooters.

Swordship is a nail-biting and intense dodging game where placement and precision are everything. As you speed through a post-apocalyptic flooded Earth pursued by hostile forces, you must duck and weave your way between hordes of enemies and their attacks, misleading them into taking each other out with slick and skilful movement.

Swordship is set in an unforgiving post-apocalyptic world where the consequences of global warming have forced the vast majority of humanity to take refuge in three gigantic underwater cities. The megacities exchange millions of containers loaded with goods every day while those on the outside scrape what they can together in order to survive. You play as one of the small number of inhabitants prepared to steal those precious containers to deliver vital supplies to those that have been banished to the outside.

Players are given the freedom of choice in selecting from a number of different Swordship variants, each coming with its own unique active power, offering the opportunity to experiment with a variety of approaches to overcome challenging and dangerous levels. Players can further experiment with their play style by choosing between risking it all and banking stolen containers for massive score boosts or, playing it safe for passive upgrades and extra ships that will fit your own unique style.

Having a streamlined and ultra-fast boat stripped of bulky and heavy weapons is a vital asset for a smuggler trying to get their stolen goods from one place to another as quickly as possible, but leaves you vulnerable to attack. That’s why only the most skilled pilots can hope to survive. Using your movement speed, turning the attacks of enemies against them and mastering the different weather conditions offered by procedurally generated levels is the only way to make it out alive.

Swordship is a game that requires the player to bet on his skills: the only difference between the top of the rankings and a ‘game over’ is too much confidence,” said Game Designer Sandro Dall’Aglio. “We’re so excited for you all to try Swordship out when it launches on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC this December and can’t wait to hear your feedback.”

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Gripping Visual Novel Aquadine Out Today on Nintendo Switch!

26th August, 2022 – Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with SoftColors, look forward to gamers checking out this beautiful story driven visual novel that garnered plenty of attention on its PC release a little while back.

Today sees the console release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch ($19.99/€19.99).

Aquadine is a beautiful kinetic visual novel where most of the crafted story is straightforward yet totally immersive. Players will initially learn more about Aquadine’s characters and culture, giving everyone a chance to see which characters they may like to follow in a casual environment before the story gets more serious.

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Puzzle Bobble “Everybubble!” Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023!

Stuttgart, Germany – 25 August 2022 – ININ Games is happy to announce that they will bring Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! to Western fans in 2023. The newest entry in TAITO’s universally-beloved series was just unveiled in Japan, in time for the birthday of Bub (26 August) – the cute green bubble dragon star of the series. Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch and will be the first game to feature a story mode playable with up to four players.

In the story mode, players tackle stages on Rainbow Islands, the setting for the new game. Each puzzle section is complimented by a story intermission featuring the bubble dragon protagonists, showcasing their unique personalities more than ever before. To clear each stage, players need to remove bubbles by connecting three or more of the same color – either on their own or with the help of fun and entertaining items and gimmicks. Additionally, for the first time in series history, fans will be able to enjoy story mode with a total of up to four players. So grab your controller and join your friends on an adventure through Rainbow Islands!


The story of Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! brings Bub, Bob, Peb, and Pab to Rainbow Island, where Miniroon, a mysterious character similar to Bub lives. One day, Miniroon suddenly starts to emit a large number of bubbles, covering the whole island and causing problems for its residents. Time for our four friendly bubble dragons to step in and help Miniroon, whose bubble-blowing is bad news for the island!

About Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble (a.k.a. Bust-A-Move) is an action-puzzle game where the brothers Bub and Bob, who have been transformed into bubble dragons by a wizard’s spell, go on a bubble-bursting adventure. The classic gameplay formula is simple but addictive: using various items and gimmicks, connect three or more bubbles of the same colour to remove them from the field and progress. A spin off from the 1986 arcade hit Bubble Bobble, Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move has seen over 20 series titles across countless platforms since its 1994 debut. As the sole owner of Bubble Bobble and Puzzle Bobble’s worldwide IP including copyrights and trademarks, TAITO will continue to expand both properties going forward.

Additional information about Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! will be announced at a later date.

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Horse Tales – Emerald Valley Ranch Begins Nov 3rd on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, August 24th, 2022 – Microids is pleased to share a new gameplay trailer for the game Horse Tales – Emerald Valley Ranch as well as some new screenshots and the game’s release date. Developed by studio Aesir Interactive, the game will invite players to embark on a full-on equestrian open world adventure. Horse Tales – Emerald Valley Ranch is set for release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on November 3rd. In North America, the game will launch on November 15th.

In Horse Tales – Emerald Valley Ranch, players will be tasked to restore their family’s run-down estate back to its former glory. This quest will set them on a delightful open-world adventure that will have them explore the peninsula’s gorgeous and varied landscapes, from the colorful seashore of Coral Lagoon to the lush forest of Birchwoods.

They will make many friends along the way, including the nearby residents and of course… horses! Tame, breed and establish a strong bond with your equine companions, as each is unique and possesses distinct abilities, personality traits, preferences and training needs.

Make Emerald Valley your own by customizing your adventure: dress up your horses and your avatar through a wide variety of clothing and ornament options, and take part in rebuilding and decorating various buildings, stables and horse care facilities.Additionally, players who pre-order the game at participating retailers will get access to a Unicorn tack set, an exclusive in-game cosmetic content to dress up your horses!

Gallop into adventure with Horse Tales – Emerald Valley Ranch, coming out this November!

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Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh Coming To Nintendo Switch in 2023!

Bruxelles & Paris, August 22 2022 – Moulinsart and Microids are delighted to reveal the very first screens for Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh’s video game adaptation. Developed by the Spanish studio Pendulo Studios, renown for their adventure games spanning over three decades, Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023.

Inspired by an iconic adventure from the comic book series “The Adventures of Tintin” created by Hergé selling more than 275 million units worldwide, this new video game will sign the return of the famous reporter to the interactive medium thanks to a dynamic co-production by Moulinsart and Microids.

Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy will set sail for incredible adventures! After meeting with the Egyptologist Sophocles Sarcophagus during a Mediterranean cruise, the famous reporter decides to investigate the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh’s tomb. What terrible secret does the tomb hide? From Egypt to India and Arabia, Tintin and Snowy will follow a lead on narcotics trafficking all the way to the far east.

This new adventure game will immerse players into the captivating comic book’s universe and make them the heroes of an epic action adventure masterpiece. With an art direction faithful to Hergé’s drawings, this game is lining up to be a jubilant adaptation!

For Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids: “Being able to work on an adaptation of the famous Belgian reporter’s adventure is a delight. We started working on the game a few years ago and we cannot wait to show more to our players worldwide. If I had one thing to add, I’d say that we’ll do everything in our power to pay tribute to Hergé’s work and offer the fans the adaptation of their dreams”.

Nick Rodwell: Director of Moulinsart adds “The production of a new immersive video game for PC and consoles carries the adventure legacy of the most famous reporter. Our ambition is first and foremost entertaining and friendly to please the whole family. Microids is the perfect partner to accompany Tintin for this new adventure!”

Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Ninja JaJaMaru Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023!

Stuttgart, Germany – 19 August 2022 – Back in the 80s, Jaleco first released one of their most-known franchises Ninja JaJaMaru-kun in Japan, spanning several sequels over the coming decades, some of them never released in the West! ININ Games is happy to announce that they will publish three amazing Ninja JaJaMaru collections from the great developers at City Connection. These compilations will be coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Nintendo Switch in 2023, with pre-orders starting soon.

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle – Deluxe Edition is the must-have for everyone who loves the iconic Jump & Run franchise or wants to dive into it for the first time ever. Adding to the amazing collection from City Connection, which has only been released in Japan, this compilation consists of six classics of the franchise spanning over multiple decades and platforms.

Starting with the original “Ninja JaJaMaru-kun” (1985, NES®), on to “Super Ninja-Kid” (1994, SNES®), and culminating in the brand-new 2022 game “Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle”, players in the West can finally experience some of these classics for the first time ever, restored to new glory and including additional features. On top of that, ININ Games includes something completely new in this collection: A colorization of the 1990 Game Boy title “Oira JaJaMaru! Sekai Daibouken” that you can play on modern consoles.

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle – Deluxe Edition will be available digitally and boxed, featuring the following titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (1985, Famicom/NES®)
  • JaJaMaru’ no Daibouken (1986, Famicom/NES®)
  • Oira JaJaMaru! Sekai Daibouken (1990, Game Boy)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru – Gingadaisakusen (1991, Famicom/NES®)
  • Super Ninja-kid (1994, Super Famicom/SNES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle (2022)

Besides this collection of Jump & Run classics, ININ Games will also publish Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs, a bundle of two RPG entries of this franchise that have never been released outside Japan before. For the first time ever, fans in the West will get the chance to play “Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou” and “Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden – Maboroshi no Kinmajou” – fully localized in English! Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs will be available as digital download.

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs is comprised of the following titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou (1989, Famicom/NES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden – Maboroshi no Kinmajou (1990, Famicom/NES®)

The third and last collection will be available digitally-only and is the best bet for all fans of the franchise out there who want to get the full picture. JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection includes all titles of the previously mentioned collections and will be released for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

The following games are included in the JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (1985, Famicom/NES®)
  • JaJaMaru no Daibouken (1986, Famicom/NES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou (1989, Famicom/NES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden – Maboroshi no Kinmajou (1990, Famicom/NES®)
  • Oira JaJaMaru! Sekai Daibouken (1990, Game Boy)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru – Gingadaisakusen (1991, Famicom/NES®)
  • Super Ninja-kid (1994, Super Famicom/SNES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle (2022)

An exclusive physical collection for the retro gaming enthusiasts out there & retro console-compatible cartridges!

For collectors who would love to hold all of these Ninja JaJaMaru games in their hands, Strictly Limited Games will create exclusive, limited editions of the JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection. Besides all of the titles, this collection, exclusively available via Strictly Limited Games, will include several physical collectibles that cannot be bought anywhere else. Pre-orders start on August 21 at midnight CEST via

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Life in Willowdale Begins Sept 27th on Nintendo Switch!

Amstelveen, August 18th, 2022 – Mindscape, in partnership with publisher Just For Games and developer FRAG Games, announced today that Life in Willowdale: Farm Adventures has passed final certification and will launch on September 27th for Switch and PC, with a launch on PS4 and PS5 following on October 18th.

Featuring farming gameplay in a cozy town filled with friendly locals, as well as adventures across the region, Life in Willowdale: Farm Adventures is now available for pre-order on the Nintendo eShop or physically at a local retailer near you.

“We’re excited to announce that we’ve gone gold, and now we are in full swing until launch!” said Marcel van der Steen, Commercial Director at Mindscape. “Life in Willowdale is a great family-friendly game for the upcoming fall and winter seasons with lots of outdoor adventures when you are cooped up indoors. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Willowdale!”

Once such a lively country town, Willowdale is in chaos. The mayor’s daughter dislikes the countryside and wants to transform and modernize the town, but now the animals are neglected and the villagers no longer feel at home. The mayor and townspeople need your help to restore Willowdale to its former glory. Set up a bustling farm, construct buildings and make friends with the colorful villagers while also setting off on adventures to rescue and bring back animals that have left.

The game will launch on Nintendo Switch, and PC for Steam on 27th September. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on 18th October.

Pre-order the physical version at your local retailer or the Nintendo eShop and wishlist now on Steam.

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Cursed to Golf Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Golfenburg, Sweden – August 18th – Thunderful and Chuhai Labs are delighted to see their heavily anticipated ‘Golf-Like’, Cursed to Golf, drive its way onto PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch today. Cursed to Golf is a genre-twisting 2D roguelite golfer that features outlandish special abilities, diverse biomes, challenging bosses and a soundtrack that slaps harder than any heard in a golf game before.

“We’re so excited that people are finally being let loose on our dungeon-like course today on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC,” said Chuhai Labs’ Game Director Liam Edwards. “Best of luck beating my scores on the online leaderboard!”

“A quote? Dude I dunno, just like… buy it,” said Mark Lentz, Producer at Chuhai Labs. “It’s a Thursday, treat yo’self.”

Step into the (golf) shoes of a would-be golf champion who tragically dies just as he’s about to win a tournament. Instead of making it to heaven (or hell), you find yourself in Golf Purgatory. If you can golf your way through the ever-changing 18 hole course spread across four biomes (Purgatory, The Oasis, The Caverns and Hell), you’ll be able to ascend back to life. Prepare for dungeon-like holes, often with multiple paths to the flag, littered with Grave Grabbers, deadly spikes, explosive TNT boxes and all manner of other traps and hazards.

Fear not, cursed golfer. For all the hazards that stand in your path, consider Chuhai Labs your friendly caddy, handing you a host of helpful tools to give you a chance of overcoming them. Shot Idols are a blessing from the golf god, awarding you extra shots for smashing through them, teleporters will take you closer to the flag, even TNT boxes can sometimes hide shortcuts, should you detonate them properly! On top of that, ACE CARDS offer you awesome single-use abilities that you could never use in real life. Rewind time with a Mulligan, freeze water with the Ice Ball, guide your ball to its target with the Rocket Ball, get out of sticky situations with a Portal and blast your ball into three with the Scattershot. These are just a few of the over 20 power ups you’ll have access to.

In between holes, you’ll be able to drive around the map in your Golf Cart. You might discover some treasure chests, card packs, or come across a totally-not-shady-at-all guy who will meet you at forks in the road and help you choose a path to take. It’s always a good idea to stop by the Eterni-Tee shop to buy card booster packs, switch up your outfit, or store a few special cards in your binder so they can survive in between runs.

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