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Clea Is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Today sees the release of Clea, a skill-based survival horror from Invert Mouse and published by Sekai Games, on Nintendo Switch.

In this chilling game Clea’s parents have experimented on the Chaos Servants and have unleashed monsters that are now running rife in the Whitlock Mansion! Help Clea escape and lead her little brother to safety.

Features:

  • Jump-scare free horror game, requiring you to be on your wits and listen to your surroundings.
  • 2D gameplay with beautiful HD paper doll style graphics
  • Fully voiced in English with Xanthe Huynh (Sword Art Online, K-On), Anairis Quinones (RWBY) among others.
  • Local leaderboards to compete against your friends who can uncover the mystery fastest.
  • Brand new title theme from video game music great Dale North.
  • No pre-scripted scares, promise. Your skills and actions will determine Clea’s fate.

Languages: EN, FR, DE, ES(ESP), ES(LAm), PT, RU, JA, KO, ZH(S), ZH(T)

Audio: EN

Rating: ESRB Teen (Violence, Blood), PEGI 12

Release Date: October 30th, 2020

Price: 14.99$/ £13.49 / €14,99

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Mad Rat Dead is now available on Nintendo Switch!

Wreaking havoc has never been more blood-pumping than with Mad Rat Dead, available now to play for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe! The beat will soon drop in Oceania on November 6.

Mad Rat, a lab rat born and raised to serve as a test subject, is granted the chance to relive his final day to get revenge on the human who used him and achieve a peaceful death. Hit the buttons to the rhythm to have Mad Rat dash, jump, and dance his way through the stage. Mishaps are not a problem with the Rewind function, and cleared stages can be replayed with different tracks. Finish all stages to learn what awaits Mad Rat at the end!

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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Unrelenting Edition is ready to preorder!

The (SRPG) grind never ends with the Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Unrelenting Edition, available to preorder now at these participating retailers!

This edition includes the following:

  • Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny for Nintendo Switch
  • “Defiance of Dissonance” Soundtrack Digital Download
  • “Behind the Seam” Mini Art Book
  • Winning Design of Reverse Coversheet Contest

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Turrican Flashback Begins Soon on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – October 29, 2020 – ININ Games is proud to share the exciting news that Turrican, Europe’s greatest action video game series, will be coming to retail for the first time in almost 30 years in a brand new, curated collection from the original development team Factor 5 titled Turrican Flashback! This curated retail edition aims to make Turrican available to a wider audience and complement the limited collector’s editions from Strictly Limited Games that are dedicated to collectors and the biggest fans of Turrican.

The intergalactic action adventure that took video games by storm throughout the 1990s, Turrican is heralded around the world as one of the finest examples of action video games of all time. Its unique mix of exploration, atmosphere and blistering non-stop action pushed the genre forward and set the benchmark for years to come, and since its original release in 1991 has proudly been supported by one of the most enthusiastic and loyal fanbases in the medium. And of course, when talking Turrican, you have to mention the incredible musical score by living legend Chris Huelsbeck which has been echoing in play-rooms, venues and even symphony halls for three decades!

Turrican Flashback brings together 4 of the greatest titles in the series with Turrican, Turrican II: The Final Fight, Mega Turrican and Super Turrican all in one package! Developed jointly between the original team at Factor 5 and preservation specialists Ratalaika Games, Turrican has never felt, looked and sounded better! New reworked controls makes the classic home computer classics an ease to pick up and play, welcoming new and old fans to relive the classic with the touch of a button. Additionally, new filters and dynamic on screen elements allows players to customize their experience, going full “Retro” or enjoy the game in full widescreen with minimal on-screen HUD elements. All this with crystal clear and perfectly rendered audio playback of the classic soundtracks and sound effects!

Turrican Flashback packs all this and more into a neat package retailing at 29,99€ and marks the return of Europe’s greatest gaming hero! Rise against the Machine, save the galaxy and welcome back… To Turrican!

Features:

  • 4 classic titles, Turrican, Turrican II: The Final Fight, Mega Turrican and Super Turrican in one awesome package!
  • Reworked modern control scheme that streamlines the series and makes them more approachable than ever before.
  • Customize your experience with shaders, wallpapers and different display options.
  • Gigantic levels, heart-blazing action and huge boss fights. Suit up and prepare for mayhem!
  • Rewind feature and save states allows you to take on the challenge… with some help!
  • Timeless and critically acclaimed soundtracks by composer Chris Huelsbeck!

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Oceanhorn 2 Out Now On Nintendo Switch!

Helsinki, Finland — October 28th, 2020 — Today Cornfox & Brothers invites players to embark on an epic adventure with Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, now available on Nintendo Switch for €29.99/$29.99/£29.99. In a world where magic and technology intertwine, a trio of heroes commits to an impossible feat, while harnessing adventurous spirit, courage, and wits aplenty.

“We are thrilled to announce the worldwide launch of Oceanhorn 2 on Nintendo Switch,” said Heikki Repo, Creative Director of Cornfox & Brothers. “It’s a magical tale full of wonder and peril about a primordial battle between good and evil. We hope our players lose themselves in the gorgeous universe that Oceanhorn 2 has to offer, featuring endless exploration and hack ‘n slash action.”

Set a millennia before the original, Oceanhorn: Monsters of Uncharted SeasOceanhorn 2 follows the adventures of a young Knight on a quest to defend the people of Arcadia from Warlock Mesmeroth’s formidable Dark Army. The allied forces have grown with Trin, the granddaughter of Arcadia’s leader Archimedes, and Gen, a mysterious robot wielding an old Samurai weapon, joining the brave protagonist on the ambitious crusade. Equipped with cyber-magical weapons and vehicles, the team journeys across the vast regions of Gaia, flying, sailing, and even exploring the underwater world. Picturesque landscapes, scintillating puzzles, and omnipotent dangers await in this 20-hour long exhilarating action-adventure RPG.

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Halloween Survival Horror Clea Arrives Oct 30th on Nintendo Switch!

Publisher, Sekai Games, and developer, InvertMouse, are excited to announce the forthcoming release of the thrilling skill-based survival horror adventure Clea. Coming to Nintendo Switch™ and releasing this week on October 30th players can experience a thrilling Halloween ghoulish fest with console exclusive featured costumes of characters from games published by Sekai Games, soon to be revealed!

After experimenting on the Chaos Servants, Clea’s parents have let the monsters loose in the Whitlock Mansion. Trapped inside by her family, Clea must find her way out and escape with her little brother in tow. This Halloween help Clea solve puzzles and avoid the Chaos Servants in this exciting paper theater game!

In Clea, players follow the young woman and her brother as they attempt to escape a house filled with beings that mean them harm. Players must stay alert, listening and wondering where these creatures could be. Solving puzzles, hiding, collecting and using objects to safely get through the sinister mansion and escape.

Outwit the Chaos Servants who are on the hunt. Listen for their footsteps, peek around doors, and stay far, far away from impending dangers. Hunt down key items and solve the puzzles designed to lock you from the outside world and unveil the family history, and possibly discover their bloodline is filled with dark memories. Obtain memory orbs and uncover your family secrets through bonus chapters.

Features:

  • Jump-scare free horror game, requiring you to be on your wits and listen to your surroundings.
  • 2D gameplay with beautiful HD paper doll style graphics
  • Fully voiced in English with Xanthe Huynh (Sword Art Online, K-On), Anairis Quinones (RWBY) among others.
  • Local leaderboards to compete against your friends who can uncover the mystery fastest.
  • Brand new title theme from video game music great Dale North.
  • No pre-scripted scares, promise. Your skills and actions will determine Clea’s fate.

Watch your back, Clea.  Those closest to you may be the real terror.

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Bake ‘n Switch Nintendo Switch Sale is Sizzlin’ Hot!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — October 26, 2020 — Streamline Media Group are adding spice to the season with a 15% discount on Nintendo Switch from October 26th – November 1st. As if that wasn’t tasty enough, they will be adding a free DLC content pack before the month is out!

Included in this DLC will be the hotly anticipated, and player requested, single-player mode in Bun Solo; Toss those pesky Buns into your trusty basket and fight off Mouldies as you race to the oven. In Bun Solo you can play through 50 single-player levels with challenging puzzle mechanics, as well as some familiar power-ups to help you as you bake. Max out your scores to win special costumes and challenge yourself in stormy maps where weather and enemies are harder to batter and beat!

Also included, just in time for Halloween, the ‘spore’ifically spooky Shroomageddon co-op expansion pack. This invasion grants Bakers new protective fluorescent costumes as they battle through 14 levels of fungi. Watch out for the new mini-boss, and batter-up to push back the shroom forest and beat the spores out of those Mouldie Buns! The Free DLC will be available on both Nintendo Switch and Steam from October 29.

Visit the Bake ‘n Switch website to stay up on the latest news, including FREE expansion packs and DLC so that your #getbaked journey never gets stale!

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Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back, Magical Highschool Girl, & Darius Extra Version, are Now Available for Pre-Order!

Stuttgart, October 22nd, 2020 – Strictly Limited Games is pleased to announce that A Magical High School Girl on Nintendo Switch, along with Taito’s Darius Extra Version (Mega Drive/Genesis) and Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! for PlayStation 4 are now online. Preorder starts on October 25th only at www.strictlylimitedgames.com.

A Magical High School Girl is a delightful crafting, rogue-like RPG that also combines action adventuring. An isometric turn based game where a very ordinary high school girl wanders her way into a world of magic, monsters, and mysterious witches! Whether or not she can survive in this harsh but alluring world depends entirely on the gamer’s creativity! Attacks are conducted with magic that is conjured from within. The gamer can freely name the magic. The elemental properties and effects are generated automatically with what is typed in. However, unlike other roguelikes, the HP system, experience system, levels, UI, and almost everything else have been reimagined to fit the theme of the game. A Magical High School Girl, most importantly of all, offers a challenging and enjoyable experience for the casual player whilst also offering many layers of gaming elements for veteran and experienced players.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to 1,300 copies worldwide, priced at 49,99€. The Limited Edition is limited to 1,700 copies worldwide, priced at 29,99€.

Darius Extra Version (Mega Drive/Genesis) – Strictly Limited Games is excited to also announce this release which will delight owners of the Mega Drive/Genesis system. The cartridge will contain a brand new version of the original arcade game made for the classic Mega Drive console that has never been released before. This brand new conversion of the arcade original includes new exclusive modes, improved FM music/SFX and balanced gameplay fixes, making it the finest Darius experience ever made for retro consoles! Choose between US or EU cover design with reversible nostalgic box styles.

The editions for Mega Drive and the Genesis are limited to 2,000 copies each worldwide, priced at 49,99€.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! (PS4) – The cutesy adorable Bub and Bob are ready to float to the challenge presented. Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! is a platform experience with more than 200 levels that caters for everyone. With the couch co-op 4 player mode it makes for a great party and family game.

This bigger, more comprehensive presentation is the ultimate experience along with the return of the infamous Baron von Blubba bursting to seek his revenge.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to 1,700 copies, priced at 89,99€. The Limited Edition is limited to 2,000 copies, priced at 39,99€.

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Occult Adventure Nine Witches: Family Disruptions Summon Dec 4th Release!

SYDNEY – Oct. 22, 2020 – Nine Witches: Family Disruption, the IndieCade-nominated comedic alternate-history occult adventure game from developer Indiesruption and publisher Blowfish Studios conjures a Dec. 4, 2020 release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Beep Company and DMM Games will release Nine Witches: Family Disruption for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan this winter.

As World War II nears its climax, air raids and artillery shells are the least of Sundäe’s concerns. The remote Norwegian village, home to the delicious three-testicled salmon, has caught the interest of the Third Reich’s Okkulte-55 Division, who are keen to exploit this supernatural hotspot and turn the tide of battle in Germany’s favor. Enter two unlikely heroes: Professor Alexei Krakovitz, a Russian paranormal scholar, and his trusty assistant, Akiro Kagasawa, who must save the day before the Nazis literally raise Hell.

Explore the Scandinavian hamlet and surrounding region, swapping between Krakovitz and Kagasawa to search for intel about the Okkulte-55 Division’s schemes. Interact with more than 50 characters, each more colorful than the last, while uncovering clues to help stop the Third Reich’s dark designs. Traverse the astral plane as Professor Krakovitz, communing with long-departed spirits to learn more about the strange and otherworldly history of Sundäe, or harness Kagasawa’s special combat training when faced with corporeal threats.

Savor the distinct, jocose culture of Sundäe and its residents on a winding journey punctuated by amusing quips, absurd comedy, and finely-crafted pixel art. Experience a narrative inspired by history and infused with paranormal realism that balances heart and humor in equal measure. Leave no stone unturned while uncovering the truth about the Okkulte-55 Division, what is happening in Sundäe, and the supernatural world that exists all around us.

“Nine Witches: Family Disruption is the combination of my lifelong interests in world history, the supernatural, and comedy,” said Diego Cánepa, designer, Indiesruption. “I’m enchanted to plot alongside Blowfish Studios to summon this absurd look at the occult side of World War II to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and GOG on Dec. 4, 2020.”

“Beep is very excited to bring Nine Witches to Japan for fans who like indie games with a special twist,” said Robert Pontow, Executive Director, Beep Company. “We know that this game will amuse many players with its interesting and humorous storyline as well as its cast of quirky characters. We look forward to Japanese gamers experiencing Nine Witches soon.”

Nine Witches: Family Disruption will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam and GOG for Windows PC on Dec. 4, 2020 for $19.99 USD / €17.99 / £15.99. It features English, Spanish, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese language support.

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The New Volcanic Mountain Eldfjall Has Arrived To Lonely Mountains: Downhill As DLC!

Gothenburg, Sweden – October 22, 2020 – In celebration of Lonely Mountains: Downhill’s first anniversary and reaching over one million players, Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are thrilled to present the volcanic island of Eldfjall. The new mountain is available as downloadable content starting today, October 22nd, and players can explore the exciting new terrain on Steam, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for $5.99/€5.99. The PlayStation 4 version is coming soon.

The DLC: Eldfjall Island comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories, all while racing down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new special effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!

“We are excited to share our biggest and most versatile mountain so far!” says Jan Bubenik, developer at Megagon Industries.

Features

  • Four new trails with new challenges and resting spots
  • New special effects: Ride through a Thunderstorm and navigate alongside an erupting volcano
  • Satisfy your inner Viking and unlock unique outfits, helmets, and paint jobs
  • Upgrade your existing outfits with the new pro helmet
  • Complete your fashion style with new unlockable backpacks
  • Make your name famous on the leaderboards!

One year – One Million Players

Lonely Mountains: Downhill was initially released on October 23rd in 2019. During its first year, the game has had great success amongst players and the critiques; this has resulted in more than one million players (1,2 million as of September 2020) and winning awards like “Best Indie Game” at the German Developer Awards and “Best International Indie Game” at Poznan Game Arena.

“The way the game has been received during this past year has touched us more deeply than we anticipated. Not only was the number of positive reviews and loving feedback from the community overwhelming, but we know that for some riders, the Lonely Mountains were more than a just game”, says Daniel Helbig and Jan Bubenik, developers at Megagon Industries. “We’ve had players saying that the game brought them a place to retreat to during these challenging times the world has faced lately. It’s beautiful to see that our game has found its place in the heart of so many players.”

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