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Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! Is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – June 24, 2020 – Rising Star Games and Daylight Studios have cooked up a special announcement with Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! arriving today on Nintendo Switch! The whacky hell-themed cooking management sim is now available for purchase on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $14.99.

Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! is a cooking management sim where you take on the role of Sweeny Tots, a chef that’s currently stuck in an Afterlife populated by potatoes! Players are thrown into the kitchen and must adapt to their new job – sorting potato sinners into their rightful stations and cooking up delicious, tantalizing dishes befitting the Gods!

Punish potato sinners by sorting them into your desired cooking stations and wait for them to get mashed, baked, boiled and fried. In your quest to appease the gods and ascend to heaven, you have to cook up mouth-watering, delectable, and appetizing dishes to feed the hungry deities of Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?!

Features

  • Sort potato sinners into their rightful cooking stations to create delicious ingredients.
  • Use sinful ingredients to cook up delectable potato-based recipes.
  • Feed the hungry deities, appease your Pantheon, and level up your Gods.
  • Put on your chef’s hat and research new appetizing recipes.
  • Manage your stations by upgrading, doing maintenance, and boosting them with hellfire.
  • Throw down in Cook-off Showdowns and prove you are the best chef in hell.
  • Meet pop-culture sinners such as Mealificent, St Reaper, and Sephiroot and mythological gods such as Loki, Persephone and Osiris while spiraling down the nine circles of hell!

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Children of Morta Adds New Playable Character To The Mix!

Warsaw, Poland – June 24, 2020 — Children of Morta is an action-RPG all about the bonds of the courageous Bergson family, but that doesn’t mean the Bergsons’ home is a place where fellow adventurers aren’t heartily welcomed. 11 bit studios and Dead Mage are proud to present another free update to their indie hit, introducing Apan – a seventh playable character joining the party.

Apan – known as Clan Mother in her homeland – came from the far north of Mount Morta. She is as skilled in providing vital support for companions on the battlefield as she is in wielding a sturdy staff. Her weapon’s reach makes Apan perfect for delivering deadly mid-range strikes, her special Asva Pulse dash ability leaves opponents hindered in the dust, and her spells cover a large area of effect. In defence, all of the Bergsons can take advantage of Apan’s medical knowledge as she also boosts the effects of healing potions, and a new mechanic lets the family gain shields from items, abilities, and Apan’s Rage skill. Simply put, Apan’s presence makes them all stronger, especially in battle.

The exciting new character design was created by one of Children of Morta’s Kickstarter backers and his partner, who both believed in the project since its very early stages. Here’s what these backers – known as AgaRar and GlueBubble – had to say about the idea that inspired the Apan’s creation, “The idea for Apan came from the brainstorming of myself and my partner. We originally made her an orphan, but later changed her to a mother to better compliment the Children of Morta story and family theme. A strong leader of nomadic healers who allies herself with the Bergsons to aid them in their fight against Corruption. We hope that our inspiration, and Dead Mage’s hard work, translates into a character that you all will enjoy for years to come.”.

The Bergsons’ House free update is available on all platforms: Xbox One, PC (Steam, GOG.com, Humble Store), PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The free update contains:

  • A brand-new character with a unique skillset designed to play in single-player, but also shine in co-op playthroughs
  • Special shielding skills and passive healing mechanics
  • 32 new Apan-specific Runes
  • 9 new story cutscenes
  • A few HUD and UI tweaks
  • Additional bug fixes

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New Catherine: Full Body Trailer Shows Off Puzzling Gameplay On the Go for Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif – June 23, 2020 – Catherine: Full Body‘s puzzling action-adventure gameplay is on the go for the Nintendo Switch in the new Puzzling Hearts trailer!

Bachelor Vincent must climb a tower of nightmares in his sleep, while choosing between three different love interests during the day. Can he overcome his puzzling nightmares and the love conflict in his puzzled heart?

Catherine: Full Body releases on July 7 for Nintendo Switch!

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Vienna, Austria, June 23, 2020 – THQ Nordic today announced that the highly anticipated SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (Rehydrated) is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Are you ready, kids?

The cult-classic has been faithfully remade in all of its spongetastic splendor! In addition to high-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay, players can look forward to new content that didn’t make the original game release. With Rehydrated, you can experience a co-op multiplayer in SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom for the first time.

Just like the original game, Rehydrated features tons of characters and a lot of the irreverent humor from the TV series and upcoming feature film. Every iconic location in the game has multiple segments, a unique vibe, special puzzles and individual story plots, packing in something for every player! Players can play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy, each with unique skills to traverse certain parts of each level – only SpongeBob can use his underpants to bungee jump and only Sandy has a lasso to swing and glide through the gameworld.

In multiplayer mode, two-players can team up in either local couch or online co-op mode to battle the evil Robo-Squidward and all robots from the main game, wave after wave, across more than twenty islands. Rehydrated’s multiplayer mode also features four additional playable characters: Mr. Krabs, Gary, Squidward and Robo-Plankton, each with their own sets of moves and attacks, straight from the TV series and upcoming movie!

About SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots with your mighty bubbles? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn’t you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!

FEATURES

  • Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and use their unique sets of skills
  • Thwart Plankton’s evil plan to rule Bikini Bottom with his army of wacky robots
  • Meet countless characters from the beloved series

REMAKE FEATURES

  • Faithful remake of one of the best SpongeBob games ever created
  • High-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay
  • Brand new horde mode multiplayer for up to two players, online and offline
  • Restored content that was cut from the original game like the Robo Squidward boss fight and more

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Ultracore Begins Today on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – June 23rd 2020 – ININ Games is proud to see the digital release on Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch of Ultracore today. After a very long wait Retro fans are finally able to enjoy and soak up this incredible piece of gaming history. Ultracore is released digitally in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The run & gun platformer is available in the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store for £17.99 / €19.99 / $22.99. A digital release for PS Vita will follow soon.

Start Game

Developed by the famous Swedish game developer, Digital Illusions, also known as DICE, Ultracore has seen a truly remarkable transformation of this title that was never released in the 90’s. Now, in collaboration and with expertise from the original team, Ultracore has been morphed onto Nintendo Switch and Sony Playstation 4 (PS Vita to follow) to make this truly addictive platform run and gun come to life.

End Game

Fast gameplay, loads of challenges, explosive action and mean traps. Ultracore is a Eurostyle MetroidVania platformer with extensive levels and heavily armed bosses. Lovers of classic 2D action games will enjoy the vertical side-scrolling levels with intense Shoot’em Up action and an optional soundtrack featuring bands like Scandroid, Mega Drive, 3Force and many others.

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The Little Town Hero Big Idea Edition has launched!

The Little Town Hero Big Idea Edition, available for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, has launched today in North America, and will soon launch on June 26 in Europe and July 3 in Oceania. The Launch Trailer features Axe’s journey in utilizing the power of Ideas to overcome the sudden monster attacks that threaten his home. Join him in this charming adventure from GAME FREAK, directed by Masao Taya, with music from Hitomi Sato and Toby Fox, along with art by Haruko Tochigi. Secure a copy at these participating retailers here!

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Space Invaders Invincible – The Most Complete Boxed Collection to Date!

Stuttgart, Germany – June 22nd 2020 – TAITO and Strictly Limited Games are very excited to announce the most complete Space Invaders collection on cartridge ever coming to Nintendo Switch. Three limited, physical versions of the Space Invaders Invincible Collection will be available exclusively on strictlylimitedgames.com starting Sunday, June 28th.

Space Invaders is a founding block of video game history that filled the arcades. It is said that the game made 100 Yen coins scarce and defined the visuals and mechanics in the first decade of video games.

Until this day, Space Invaders remains highly successful in the gaming industry as well as it is highly prominent in pop culture.

Now the most complete collection on cart ever, the Space Invaders Invincible Collection, is heading to the West. It combines all titles from the Japanese standard and special releases on one cartridge, including Space Invaders DX (1994), Space Cyclone (1980) and Lunar Rescue (1979) – the limited Western collection even has the console port of the game Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders on cartridge, a unique title which was only available as a download code in the Japanese version. The experts from Gotch Technology have ensured a perfect and accurate realisation on consoles.

The following games are part of the Space Invader Invincible Collection:

  • Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – b/w
  • Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – colour
  • Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade)
  • Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade)
  • Super Space Invaders ’91 (1990, Arcade)
  • Space Invaders Extreme (2018)
  • Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018)
  • Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017)
  • Space Invaders DX (1994, Arcade)
  • Space Cyclone (1980, Arcade)
  • Lunar Rescue (1979, Arcade)

Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017) is, for the first time ever, available on console. The game is a crossover of Arkanoid and Space Invaders and features gameplay elements from both games.

To celebrate 40 years of Space Invaders, Square Enix and TAITO held an art installation and limited time event in Japan called “PLAY! Space Invaders”. For the event, TAITO, with Square Enix, created a huge version of the game “Space Invaders Gigamax” with a 7 meter high by 15 meter wide screen. Now the game “Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE” will be available as part of the Invincible Collection.

Space Invaders Invincible Collection Limited Edition

The Limited Edition for Nintendo Switch will contain all 11 games and will be available for 59,99€.

Space Invaders Invincible Collection Collector’s Edition

The limited Collector’s Edition for Nintendo Switch features:

  • Soundtrack
  • Arcade Book
  • Sticker Sheet
  • 4 Instruction Cards
  • 6 Flyers
  • Pin
  • 4 Acrylic Art Cards
  • Arcade PCB Box
  • Collector’s box with magnetic latch

The Collector’s Edition will be available for €99.99.

Space Invaders Invincible Collection Ultra Edition

The limited Ultra Edition for Nintendo Switch features everything of the Collector’s Edition plus the ultimate Space Invaders Board Game and more special items. The Ultra Edition will be available for €149.99.

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Tower of Time now available to pre-order on Nintendo Switch!

19 June, 2020 – Indie publisher Digerati is happy to announce that pre-orders for Tower of Time, the innovative action-RPG from developer Event Horizon, are now live for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Anyone pre-ordering will get a 20% launch discount. Tower of Time is scheduled to release next week as follows: 23/24 June on PS4 (NA/EU respectively), 25 June on Nintendo Switch, and 26 June on Xbox One.

Tower of Time is a sprawling 50+ hour adventure featuring gorgeous hand-crafted environments, story-rich dungeon crawling, flexible character development, and a unique Arrow-Time combat system that lets players pause or slow down time, allowing for unprecedented tactical depth.

The PC version has been praised by critics. Rock Paper Shotgun hailed it as “a huge, deeply developed, beautifully crafted RPG,” while God Is A Geek called it “an astounding first title that gives fans of the CRPG genre something different to sink their teeth into.”

About The Game

Lead the ultimate party of heroes into the Tower of Time, a vertical battleground filled with lore, mystery, and combat. Combining the nuances of classic RPGs with challenging tactical combat, Tower of Time transforms each battle into a puzzle of magic and mettle. Slow or pause time to plan your every move: strategically place your warriors, control the battleground with precise spells, counter incoming waves with devastating maneuvers.

Key Features

  • 7 distinct classes, a complex skill system, rich equipment and alignment systems, crafting, enchanting and more
  • Divide the battlefield with walls of stone, manipulate gravity, unleash torrents of flame, and more with myriad spells
  • 150 different enemies and 50 bosses, each with unique skills and tactics
  • Hand-crafted levels, unique Combat Challenges, multiple modifiers and five difficulty levels
  • Gamepad friendly control scheme implemented for console players

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Experience the dioramas of The Almost Gone in the Demo on Nintendo Switch!

Montpellier, France – June 18th: Have a sneak peek at The Almost Gone before its release with the Demo version! For the first time, you will be able to freely explore the first chapter of the award-winning narrative puzzle game brought to you by Happy Volcano.

Wander around the rooms of your empty home as you explore the dioramas of the world that was once your life. Search forensically for clues to find your way out and piece together the truth behind your tragic fate.

The Almost Gone has been created through a unique collaboration between Happy Volcano, Joost Vandecasteele, award-winning author, and sound designer Yves De Mey, who also worked on the Oscar nominated movie Rundskop, recently acquired by Netflix.

Happy Volcano has partnered up with Playdigious to publish their contemporary tale about death, loss and mental health The Almost Gone on PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android!

Why are you here?

Why are you trapped?

Will you ever get home?

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NISA’s newest title Mad Rat Dead launches in October 2020!

The newest addition to NIS America’s 2020 lineup is the heart pounding rhythm platformer Mad Rat Dead, coming to PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch on October 30 in North America and Europe, and November 6 in Oceania!

Directed by Yu Mizokami (Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows), this game features the titular Mad Rat, who has been granted one more chance at life to fulfill his dream. The player must keep his heart pumping in time with the music and clear stages within a time limit…lest Mad Rat’s own time on Earth runs out! Funky visuals and addictive soundtracks, along with the ability to rewind, provide a unique experience unlike any other.

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