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Get spooky on Nov 8th with Night Slashers from Johnny Turbo’s Arcade!

LOS ANGELES, California, November 1, 2018 — Flying Tiger Entertainment presents Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Night Slashers, the horror-themed beat ’em up by Data East.

The world is overrun by werewolves, vampires and the walking dead. Humanity has little hope of surviving. Monsters intend to take over the world, killing any humans that stand in their way. Unless, of course, they can turn the humans into terrifying beasts themselves.

Night Slashers features seven stages of endless horror action. Destroy mutants at the hospital only to face the Mad Scientist that created them. Wander through a haunted forest filled with werewolves. Even stop a fearsome vampire from feeding on the living.

After fighting waves of zombies, mummies and the Grim Reaper, it’s time to infiltrate the fortress of the evil King Zarutz. Can you destroy the portals of darkness as the fire of the underworld threatens to consume you? Or will you perish in the face of your enemies?

Night Slashers also features hilarious bonus games to give you a break from battling monsters. Anyone up for a friendly game of Whack-a-Zombie or Undead Bowling? With the Real Arcade Feel, Night Slashers is the best spooky side-scroller of the ’90s.

Night Slashers is launching on November 8th, 2018, for $7.99 in North America. Pre­-order today for $6.95!

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Crashlands Debuts November 8th on Nintendo Switch!

St. Louis, MO – Nov. 1, 2018 – Crashlands, the crafting-adventure with RPG elements and more than 500,000 players, breaks orbit and lands on Nintendo Switch Nov. 8. Butterscotch Shenanigans will debut co-op on Nintendo’s platform.

Flux’s day began like any intergalactic trucker’s: hurtlin’ through the stars with space-coffee in hand, ready to bring packages of joy to various worlds. Then some jerk named Hewgodooko teleported in, wrecked her ship in search of useful tech, and caused Flux and her robot assistant Juicebox to crash-land (wink wink) on Woanope.

Big baddies put the “nope” in Woanope, but Flux can carve out her own space to live while she prepares to get her tech back from Hewgodooko. Collect resources around the charming-yet-dangerous planet to build tools, structures, and weapons on a daring quest to save the entire galaxy…or just deliver your packages. For the first time you can bring a friend along; couch co-op lets your buddy play as Juicebox, helping with both combat and harvesting.

Crafting, taming creatures, and building a home becomes a meditative, chilled-out experience thanks to Crashlands’ infinite auto-sorted inventory. Erecting walls is as simple as finger-painting. Want some fancy walls and floors there? Done. A stable for new alien friends? Easy. Butterscotch Shenanigans even included muzak for maximum relaxation.

Woanope’s inhabitants are not the type to unwind, so Flux will need arms. Craft swords, hammers, axes, and armor, then augment them with trinkets to find hidden combos. Ever wanted to set an enemy on fire with a flamethrower while berserking with an axe, causing them to leave trails of fire on the ground, damaging other foes? That’s Crashlands for ya. Dancing the furious waltz of death means recognizing each enemy’s custom patterns and avoiding telegraphed attacks.

Flux’s trip to Woanope is an adventure across three huge biomes containing a 40+ hour Story Mode, NPCs, tons of sidequests, and big nasty bosses – all in a whimsical hand-drawn style. There is even Creative and Hardcore Mode for those who like to change-up their experience. It’s also cross-play with saves from the PC and mobile versions via Butterscotch Shenanigan’s Rumpus system. Oh, and it was developed by a trio of brothers in response to a cancer diagnosis. What’s not to love?

“Crashlands was therapeutic for me and my brothers to make while I was kicking cancer’s butt,” said Sam Coster, co-founder, Butterscotch Shenanigans “It’s a wonderfully wacky portal into our minds, and with the upcoming debut of co-op on Switch, we hope it brings your friends and family as much joy as it does our own.”

Crashlands comes to Nintendo Switch Nov. 8 for $14.99 / €14.99 on the Nintendo eShop. Pre-orders begin today at 10 AM PT. The game is currently available now in English and Simplified Chinese on iOS and Android for $6.99 and on Steam for $14.99 / €14.99.

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Last SIX DLC Titles Announced for SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION!

You’ve read that right! SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION for the Nintendo Switch is going 11 for December 11, with World Wars making a surprise entrance as part of the free DLC, which now includes 6 more titles for a total of 11!

9 titles will be available December 11 as an automatic patch, while Beast Busters and SAR: Search and Rescue will be available as a free DLC bundle on the Nintendo eShop under SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION’s store page.

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Save Me Mr Tako Fights For Peace On Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, October 30, 2018 — Nicalis, Ink. today announced the release of Save me Mr Tako!, an all-new invertebrate adventure out now for Nintendo Switch™ and Steam. Starring a peaceful little octopus named Mr Tako, Save me Mr Tako! is a charming throwback-style platformer set in a world where humans and octopodes are at war.

The journey begins when Mr Tako sets out to resolve the conflicts that are tearing the octopus and human worlds apart. Along the way, players can discover 50 different hats, each giving Mr Tako a unique ability that will help him solve puzzles, defeat tenacious bosses and advance through 16 mysterious dungeons located across six connected worlds.

A heartfelt homage to classic monochromatic portable gaming, Save me Mr Tako! lets players choose their favorite color scheme by selecting from numerous four-color palette options. The sizes of the character sprites are also intentionally limited and the game’s original soundtrack uses chiptune instrumentation to complete the authentic retro vibe.

Save me Mr Tako! is designed by developer Christophe Galati and co-developed with Nicalis. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and releases today as a digital download for Nintendo Switch and the Steam platform for $14.99.

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Yomawari: The Long Night Collection Available on Nintendo Switch!

Beware of what lurks in the shadows in Yomawari: The Long Night Collection, available now on Nintendo Switch! This creepy compilation brings together Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows in which urban legends reign over the night in a rural Japanese town. See what unfolds after dark in the Launch Trailer!

Flashlight in hand, experience spiritual encounters while searching for your loved one. The cute visuals belie unsettling occurrences that will fill you with a sense of trepidation. Will you be able to make it through to dawn?

Face the horrors that await you in Yomawari: The Long Night Collection, available now on Nintendo Switch! Wait, what’s that behind you?!

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Toki Gameplay Trailer and Release Date Revealed!

Paris, October 29th 2018 – Toki is set to make its comeback on the Nintendo Switch this December 4th. Initially released in 1989 on arcade, this cult 2D action platformer seduced a whole generation of players with its challenging difficulty. The remake of this arcade classic has been completely redrawn and re-orchestrated by Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane, the architects behind the original Amiga conversion of the game back in the 1990’s.

Toki’s story:

Toki the warrior lived peacefully in the jungle with his sweetheart Miho. Appearing out of nowhere, the terrifying voodoo sorcerer Vookimedlo and heinous demon Bashtar kidnap Miho and turn the poor Toki into a chimpanzee! Unfortunately for his sweetheart, he has become a hairy, lethargic ape…

The former warrior must get used to his new form and, deprived of his traditional weapons, use his powerful jaw to spit strange projectiles at his enemies. During his adventure, Toki will find objects that will help him complete his quest, from a football helmet to a pair of flippers and snorkel.

The physical Retrollector edition will also be available on December 4th and will include:

  • The boxed version of the Toki game

  • A mini arcade machine stand for your Nintendo Switch™!

  • An exclusive 16-page Toki comic book, with an original story illustrated by Philippe Dessoly

  • 2 prints

  • 1 sticker sheet

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Two Tribes answers your “Swap This!” questions.

With Swap This! popping up in the Nintendo Switch eShop this Friday, we keep hearing some of the same questions. So we asked them all to Two Tribes creative director Collin van Ginkel.

Q: Why did you develop Swap This!?
A: We wanted to make matching games exciting again! When we started development, 7 years ago now, the genre was all about simple repetitive tasks and being rewarded with fancy animations. This is actually still the case… With Swap This! we wanted to create something more skill-based, requiring fast reflexes and tactical thinking. You still start by matching colors, but once you get the hang of it you’ll juggle multiple chain reactions in real time while deploying power-ups strategically. It all stems from the fact that you can swap any cube on screen whenever you want, opening up a sea of possibilities.

Q: You call Swap This! ‘arcade-style’, why?
A: We feel it this phrase captures the game’s spirit quite well. You need skill to play, it’s lightning fast, and you even have to beat giant enemy fish! Oh, and it costs only a few quarters… 😉

Q: Swap This! came out 7 years ago, but not really. What happened?
A: It’s a long story that we can’t dive into too deeply. We ended up doing a very small-scale release on mobile, then pulling the game just a few weeks later.  Let’s say we were not happy with how the game’s release was handled, and we felt it didn’t get a fair chance.

After that it lingered in the Two Tribes treasure chest for a long time. We even tried to convert the game to a free-to-play model, but failed because the game is about real skill, not about buying your way to victory.

Q: Why bring it to Nintendo Switch now?
A: We’ve toyed before with the idea of releasing an updated version of Swap This!, but now the Switch offers us the perfect opportunity. It has a responsive touch screen, which is the best way to play this game, and a lot of Switch players are looking for skill-based challenges we feel. Additionally, there aren’t many matching games on Switch in the first place, so we felt the time was right!

Q: When, and how much?
A: It comes out on Friday November 2nd for just 1.19 $/€. You can pre-order it in the eShop today!

Q: Can the game be played in TV Mode?
A: Definitely! We made sure to include a gyroscope-based pointer mode, which works surprisingly well. But the best way to play for sure is on the touch screen in Handheld Mode, where the game responds instantly to your input!

Q: What’s going on with all the fish and the ice cubes in this game?
A: We created an original underwater universe for Swap This!, with innocent tiny fish assaulted by violent mega fish as well as ice cubes from alien refrigerators. You swap ice cubes that have encapsulated fish, to break the cubes and set the fish free. Makes sense, right?

Q: Why did you choose the aquatic theme of oceans, beaches and fish, as well as the colorful graphics?
A: We wanted to convey accessibility, as anyone can pick up and play a matching game, but we also wanted to convey freshness. Because Swap This!brings something new and unexpected to the genre.

Q: Can you explain what the 4 game modes are all about?
A: Sure! Minute Match challenges you to get better and score more points within a 2 minute time limit. Wave Mode just keeps on rolling. Fish Fight has you beating giant enemy fish by breaking the ice in time. And Puzzle offers 45 brain-teasing ice-cube conundrums to solve.

Q: Finally: hey Two Tribes, we thought you were done making games?!
A: Well, we announced in 2016 that we wouldn’t develop any new projects after our sci-fi action game RIVE. This is still the case. But we also promised back then that we’d still support our existing games and fans, which is why we’ve been releasing titles from our back catalog on Nintendo Switch: RIVEToki Tori 2+Toki Tori and now Swap This! Each one of these releases is the best version of that respective game, and each one feels quite at home on Switch.

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911 Operator Is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw—October 26, 2018—SONKA today announced that the popular emergency response strategy sim 911 Operator is available now on the Nintendo Switch. Specifically redesigned to optimize play on the Switch, 911 Operator features scenarios in over 900 cities worldwide, with real layouts and infrastructure, and also includes the DLC pack First Response. Launching alongside the base game are two additional expansion packs, Special Resources and Every Life Matters, which add new items, events, conversations, and more adrenaline-pumping content. 911 Operator is priced at $14.99, with DLC packs priced at $3.99 and $5.99, respectively. A bundle containing all three is available for $22.

In this high pressure emergency response sim, players assume the role of a 911 dispatcher who must rapidly deal with incoming reports. Your task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation: sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough, at other times a police, fire department or paramedic intervention is necessary. The person on the other end of the line may be a dying daughter’s father, an unpredictable terrorist, or just a prankster.

911 Operator lets you put your patience and management skills to the test, whether you’re eager to save lives on the go or want to give out orders from the comfort of your couch with a Pro Controller. The Free Play mode lets you choose a city to play with real streets, addresses and the emergency infrastructure, or attempt the Career mode, which contains six cities with unique events, including surviving an earthquake in San Francisco and saving Washington, D.C. from bomb attacks. Deploy emergency response teams from the police, fire department and paramedic units at your disposal, such as a variety of vehicles from common ambulances to police helicopters, essential equipment like bulletproof vests, first aid kits and technical tools, and specialists with specific abilities.

Key features of the game include:
  • The opportunity to play in over 900 cities worldwide!
  • Expansive Career mode, featuring unique calls and events
  • Switch-exclusive World Map feature optimized for console gameplay
  • More than 140 types of reports to encounter
  • 12 types of emergency response vehicles, including helicopters, police cars or motorcycles
  • Real first aid instructions

The Every Life Matters and Special Resources expansion packs add even more challenges to the game, with new equipment, game mechanics and situations. In Every Life Matters, operators are tasked with containing riots in Boston and keeping the Miami summer festival under control in Campaign mode, or dealing with events in Free Game mode. Use the new reinforcements function to summon new units and take advantage of two new vehicles and pieces of equipment designed especially for these events.

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Half the price, all the fun – Monster Loves You is 50% off this Halloween!

The loveable monsters in Monster Loves You!, are going on sale just in time for spooky Halloween fun! From October 25th until November 1st, Monster Loves You! will be 50% off on Nintendo Switch in North America!  Sales in other regions are planned for later this year.

The hit game, which couples a gorgeous art style with witty writing into an engaging, interactive story, is out now on Nintendo Switch! Brought to you by Radial Games and Dejobaan Games, Monster loves you! let’s players mold their monsters into cuddly buddies… or the kind that pull tricks instead of giving out treats on Halloween.

About Monster loves you!

As a Monster of the village of Omen, your favorite snack is the fingers of small children and you chance to pop up in the most interesting places! What do you do when three angry bears discover a young child in their cabin? Or when you spy a wolf hunting down that woman with the red cloak?

As a Monsterling, your choices are simple ones. Do you chase those poor little mice (+1 Ferocity) or protect them from the dogs (+1 Kindness)? Do you come clean about that fungus your friends ate (+1 Honesty) or cover for them (+1 Bravery)? As a young monster, your choices determine your personality.

But all youngins must grow up. Monsters and Humans have been at odds for centuries, and there are Human villages on the other side of the enchanted woods. When Human children get lost in those dark and winding thickets, do you terrorize them for fun (+1 Ferocity)? Do you help return them to Human civilization to prove that not all Monsters are to be feared and hated (+1 Kindness)? Or do you fatten them up for Human foie gras? All this, to the backdrop of increasing tensions between Monsters and Humankind.

Key features:

  • Touch and Joy-Con support.
  • Balance Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, Kindness, and Respect to wield political power.
  • Over 900 choices to make. Devour Little Red Riding Hood. Gobble up Hansel and Gretel. Eat the Three Little Pigs. Each choice you make will determine the monster you become!
  • Encounter different adventures each time you play, with over a dozen possible endings. Bonus: Become a Neurosurgeon without having to attend medical school. That’s value!

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MissX Available November 15 as DLC in SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy!

Entering the fray in SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy as our newest downloadable character is the one and only MissX! See her in action in her announcement trailer! Don’t let the uniform mislead you; with three costumes and two voice sets, this fighter is ready to school these girls on dishing out pain!

Who’s MissX?
The host of the Queen of Fighters tournament in SNK Gals’ Fighters back in 2000, MissX returns to the arena as a participant. Although she bears a resemblance to another renowned battler, MissX is her own brand of badass! Her attacks may seem familiar, but she’s also got new moves that no one will see coming!

Will MissX make her mark and claim victory as “Belle” of the Brawl? Find out when she becomes available November 15 in SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy for Nintendo Switch  and digitally on PlayStation 4!

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