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Degrees of Separation Spreads the Love This Valentine’s Day With a New Launch Trailer!

February 12, 2019 — Walnut Creek, CA — Triple-I publisher Modus Games and developer Moondrop have released the launch trailer for 2D puzzle platformer, Degrees of Separation, ahead of the game’s launch on February 14, 2019. Cleverly weaving in the different stages of a relationship amidst a touching narrative, Degrees of Separation launches this week on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.

With one protagonist wielding the forces of heat and the other manipulating cold, players will work together with a partner or friend (or even go solo, controlling both protagonists in tandem) to overcome puzzling obstacles while exploring a lush fantasy world. Can two opposing forces truly coexist and grow closer with such polarity between them? Each of Degrees of Separation’s worlds explores a different stage of a budding relationship – ranging from trust to anger – incorporating varying emotions and gameplay mechanics that change how players must approach each area they traverse. From the ability to create explosions of opposing energy, to constructing platforms with the converging forces flowing between them, dual protagonists Ember and Rime must find ways to work together in order to progress.

Follow a poignant story written by industry veteran and fantasy author Chris Avellone (Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords) in this narrative-driven co-op puzzler perfect for Valentine’s Day. Degrees of Separation is primed and ready to warm your heart on February 14 when it arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam for $19.99 USD.

Game Features

  • 2D Adventure Platforming. Experience beautifully crafted 2D worlds with a deeply immersive art style based on the aspects of contrasting temperatures.
  • Innovative Storytelling. Discover the potential of dual protagonists Ember and Rime and follow a complex story by acclaimed video game writer Chris Avellone.
  • Environmental Puzzles. Navigate distinct worlds and solve complex puzzles to organically alter situations and surroundings.
  • Cooperative Gameplay. Harness the powers of Ember and Rime in both single-player and local cooperative multiplayer. Shortly after launch, long distance relationships will be enabled via an online multiplayer update.
  • Non-Linear Levels. Traverse through diverse landscapes that each introduce a new game mechanic, weaving together gameplay, narrative, and character progression.

Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition Brings Co-op and New Friends to Nintendo Switch on Feb 26th!

AALBORG, Denmark / GIEBELSTADT, Germany February 12th 2019 — Rad Rodgers, an homage to classic ’90s-era platformers from developer Slipgate Studios and publishers 3D Realms and HandyGames, a THQ Nordic company, locks and loads on Nintendo Switch February 26 with all-new content including local co-op, versus mode, and the King himself, Duke Nukem. Every new addition will come to the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via a free update.

Fight alongside or against buddies in Radical Edition’s new local co-op and versus modes. Plop down with a buddy to team up to take down the baddies and save the videogame world. Need to get out some aggression? Lay on the smack down in Battle Mode to show them who’s boss.

The Radical Edition adds ‘90s gaming icons Duke Nukem, Lo Wang from Shadow Warrior, Cosmo from Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure and Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison from Bombshell and the upcoming Ion Maiden. Let Rad catch some Z’s and take one of these mondo classic characters for a spin. Oh, and, hail to the king baby, Jon St. John is back to reprise his role as Duke Nukem. Other totally tubular features include new levels, abilities, mini-games, a new overworld and tons of new secrets, collectables and unlockables.

“We love Rad, and we thought he deserved some awesome new friends to play with,” said Frederik Schreiber, co-owner of 3D Realms. “With new levels, weapons, couch co-op and a versus mode, I think our fans may have a hard time putting this game down.”

Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition is developed by Slipgate Studios and will be published by 3D Realms and HandyGames. Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition launches on Nintendo Switch™ February 26, with a free content update to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, across the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and PC at launch.

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The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince Starts its Tale Today!

This long-awaited story is finally ready to be told! Today marks the beginning of a beautiful yet tragic tale in The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, available now on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The princess and the prince embark on a dangerous journey to restore the prince’s sight. They risk their lives venturing through the dark forest; she must be careful not to let the truth come to light, lest it disturb the fragile balance between sacrifice and deception. Will the princess and prince get their happily-ever-after ending?

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TikiPOD’s IRON Crypticle opens its doors Feb 13th on Nintendo Switch!

IRON CRYPTICLE is a fun arcade twin-stick dungeon shooter with RPG elements! It’s like Smash TV mixed with Bubble Bobbles cryptic item collection systems, placed within a medieval Ghosts and Goblins style setting!

A mysterious, malevolent force appears to have abducted Cryptonia’s princess – along with the king’s royal golden treasures (shaped curiously like large foodstuffs…). The washed-up kingsguard must leap into action and plunge down into the ancient magical crypts on a rescue mission!

Upgrade your abilities, choose your route through different room types carefully, shop for items at the cat merchant. Gobble food and grab treasure to increase XP, unlock new weapons and magical items, visit the arcades to earn extra shopping money.

Play solo or with up to 4 players local CO-OP!

Game releases on 13th February 2019. Pre-order from 30th January 2019 with a 10% price discount.

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BioShock Vets’ Arabian Nights Adventure City of Brass Out Now for Nintendo Switch!

CANBERRA, ACT – Feb. 8, 2019 – City of Brass, the Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games, lashes and slashes its way onto Nintendo Switch™ today.

Enter the City of Brass, a mythological metropolis brimming with both unfathomable riches and countless dangers. While the streets are lined with gold, the town’s denizens have been cursed by love of money, twisting them into an army of the damned. A legion of undead, sorcerers, genies, and other horrors stand in the way of any thieves who seek the city’s treasures.

The hostile locals are not the only obstacle between would-be burglars and the fabled riches, as the city’s gilded landscape is a labyrinthine network filled with deadly booby-traps. However, these pitfalls are a double-edged sword that observant players can wield against enemies. Lure unsuspecting foes into danger and set off snares with the trusty bullwhip, which can also be used to stun adversaries, swing away to safety, and grab distant objects.

Collectibles items, such as relics, gold, and treasure chests, are hidden just about everywhere. Gather wealth to purchase upgrades from helpful genie shopkeeps or buy wishes to gamble for better gear. Power-ups can also be found in treasure chests, so pilfer as much as possible before sands of time expire.

The Nintendo Switch™ edition launches with three unlockable characters (the fast and frail knife fighting Brigand, a spear-throwing Soldier, and the strong but slow Hellion), along with the starting Fool and Traveler duo. This release also features a myriad of improvements over the game’s original version, including new relics, weapons, enemy types, and other enhancements.

“After years working on the BioShock series, we’ve brought that knowledge to bear in City of Brass, which incorporates our love of hack-and-slash gameplay and mythological folklore,” said Ed Orman, co-founder and designer, Uppercut Games. “Now we’re happy to bring City of Brass to the Switch and introduce the Nintendo community to our world while providing existing fans a new way to play and take the experience on the go.”

City of Brass is currently available for $19.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game features English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Polish, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language support. It was financed with help from Screen Australia’s Games Enterprise Program.

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Observer, the Most Advanced Cyberpunk Game on Nintendo Switch, is Out Now!

Kraków, Poland, February 7, 2019 — Bloober Team invites players to explore the dark dystopian future of their cyberpunk noir thriller, >observer_ as it launches today on Nintendo Switch! Available worldwide at a retail price of $29.99 USD/€29.99, >observer_ puts players in the role of Daniel Lazarski, deftly portrayed by Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), as a neural detective capable of hacking into the minds of the people he interrogates. It’s a grimy look into a tech-fueled future where corporations rule the day.

observer_ is a cyberpunk, detective thriller set in the year 2084 in Krakow, Poland. The world lies in ruins with corporations seizing power after the fall of governments. You do their bidding. No lie will remain hidden from you, as you hack into the minds of those you interrogate. When your past catches up with you, you must act on your own and unravel the mystery of your son’s disappearance. Your name is Daniel Lazarski, you’re an Observer.

Key Features

  • Hack into the twisted minds of criminals and their victims as you traverse a surreal landscape, uncovering meaning behind imagery.
  • Unique cyberpunk setting, as players find themselves in 2084 AD, Krakow, Poland.
  • Genre-defining gameplay in an unsettling, dark dystopian future.
  • Exercise your morality by making difficult choices in the futuristic slums, where the law is what you make it.

>observer_ is out now on the Nintendo Switch on for $29.99 USD/€29.99

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Depart on a Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery Yet in Etrian Odyssey Nexus!

IRVINE, Calif. – February 5, 2019 – Etrian Odyssey Nexus is now available for the Nintendo 3DS! Start off by creating your own dream party of legacy Etrian character classes, as well as the brand-new Hero class, and set off on a journey to the cryptic continent of Lemuria. There, you’ll meet a menagerie of eclectic characters, including some familiar faces that long-time fans will certainly recognize from their past adventures.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Launch Edition

A reminder that those who pre-ordered or purchase a first-run copy of the game will receive a special Launch Edition bundle (further details below). You can also grab a free Etrian Odyssey Nexus theme right now through the Nintendo 3DS eShop!

Key Features

  • The Definitive Etrian Odyssey Experience – With more classes, characters, gameplay systems, and labyrinths than any other game in the series, Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the ultimate dungeon-crawling adventure.
  • Customize Your Perfect Exploration Party – Create and customize characters from 19 playable classes, then take on the dangerous creatures of Lemuria’s labyrinths with your perfect party!
  • Both Newcomers and Veterans Welcome! – With the ability to swap between four distinct difficulty settings, auto-mapping settings, and a grand standalone story, there’s something for everyone from series newcomers to experienced veterans.
  • A Love Letter to Etrian – Longtime series mainstays Yuji Himukai (Character Designer), Shin Nagasawa (Monster Designer), and Yuzo Koshiro (Composer) have come together to create the preeminent Etrian experience for the series’ final installment on the Nintendo 3DS.

All pre-orders and first-run copies of the game will come with an exclusive art book that includes the incredibly-detailed character art of Yuji Himukai, a pin featuring Vivian (the adorable innkeeper in Nexus), and the game itself — all in a special collector’s box.

Pricing

Etrian Odyssey Nexus is now available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Both the Launch Edition and the standard edition are priced at $39.99, with commensurate European pricing.

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BATTLLOON Flies to Switch on February 28th!

TOKYO – Feb. 4, 2019 – BATTLLOON, the balloon-battling party game from Sony publishing label UNTIES and noname studio will pop on Nintendo Switch and Steam on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Gather two to four people, choose from six balloons and engage in the ultimate high-stakes drama. Attack and bump buddies into spiked walls to be crowned king of the balloon battles. Using only the control stick and a single button, BATTLLOON is an easy game for everyone to get hooked on. Avoiding getting popped is harder than it looks, but deflation is not the end. Punctured pals revive as ghosts who can still compete for victory points.

Each bouncy balloon is a supreme warrior with distinct playstyles. Puffer can grow big and become unmovable; Birdie Jay is the master of maneuverability but light and easy to bonk into spikes; and Astro Cat wows onlookers with its fabulous rainbow trail.

Retro-style pixel arenas and upbeat chiptunes set the stage for colorful battlegrounds. Each environment carries its own special dangers like balloon-eating fish or spiky volcanic rocks that can pop anyone caught off guard. BATTLLOON’s transcendental conflicts and whimsical squabbles burst with vibrant visuals and gales of giggles to create a party experience that will keep people of all ages glued to their controllers.

“Take one look at BATTLLOON and anyone can see the kind of over-the-top fun they’re in for,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “It’s the kind of experience that has drawn attendees at shows like PAX across the showfloor to see what the hell is going on, with gameplay kept them coming back for more. Now we look forward to sharing BATTLLOON with the world.”

BATTLLOON will be available via Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam on Feb. 28. It will support the English and Japanese languages for two to four players locally.

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Enter the Epic World of Cinema in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth for Nintendo 3DS!

IRVINE, Calif. – February 1, 2019 – Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth launches for the Nintendo 3DS on June 4, 2019! The highly-anticipated sequel to the first Persona entry to appear on Nintendo’s portable platform, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth features the return of the iconic casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4, along with the arrival of fan-favorite characters from Persona 3 Portable and Persona 5!

Prepare to face a mysterious world of film in this challenging dungeon crawler. The Phantom Thieves are on another adventure as they find themselves trapped within a series of labyrinthine movies, each with its own unique twists and turns themed after various movie genres. Along the way, you’ll encounter other like-minded heroes who possess the will and strength to help you in your journey. But who is this mysterious girl Hikari, and how will everyone escape from this cinematic entanglement that transcends time and space!?

ATLUS is also excited to announce the Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth “Showtime” Premium Edition (MSRP: $69.99)!

Aside from a Nintendo 3DS copy of the game, this special set includes the following:

  • 5″ Koromaru Plush – Now you too can have your very own plush of everyone’s favorite Shiba from Persona 3!
  • Art Book – Take in all the illustrations featured in the game with the included art book!
  • Deck of Playing Cards – Enjoy playing your favorite card games in style with a full deck of playing cards emblazoned with characters featured in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth!
  • Set of 4 Buttons – Show off your love for Persona’s most iconic characters with some flair with this set of four buttons featuring the P3P3PP4, and P5 protagonists!
  • Collectible Outer Box – You need to place to hold all this merchandise, don’t you? Everything included in the “Showtime” Premium Edition can be housed in this collectible box!

The Launch Edition for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (MSRP: $39.99) will also be available for all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game, while supplies last. This release will include a Nintendo 3DS copy of the game and a set of 4 buttons.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Features:

  • Joker Takes Center Stage – Experience a thought-provoking story from the perspective of the protagonist from Persona 5 as you along with the other Phantom Thieves meet the S.E.E.S. from Persona 3 and the Investigation Team from Persona 4 in a cinematic world!
  • Persona 3 Portable’s Female Heroine Steals the Spotlight – Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will feature the long-awaited addition of P3P’s female heroine who will play a pivotal role in your adventure through the silver screen!
  • Paying Homage to the Classics – Explore a series of labyrinths parodying popular film genres with plenty of references true film fans will love!
  • We’ve Got Company – Persona Q2 expands on Persona Q and Persona 5’s combat systems, including a new Unison feature. By completing side quests, certain groups and pairings will team up to unleash their own special attack!
  • For the World Cinema Aficionados – Immerse yourself in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth thanks to its Japanese voice audio track with English subtitles. This will mark the first time many fans will hear the original Japanese voices of the Persona 3 cast!

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NISA Publisher Sale is Live on the Nintendo eShop!

The great savings alarm is ringing, and it’s ringing loud!

Head over to the Nintendo eShop now for this awesome sale, starting now and ending February 6 at 9 AM PST! With discounts up to 50% off, you’ll be glad you answered the call! Below are some of the titles on discount:

Disgaea 5 Complete: 25% off ($39.99 $29.99)
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk: 20% off ($49.99 $39.99)
SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy: 40% off ($49.99 $29.99)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA: 30% off ($59.99 $41.99)
Disgaea 1 Complete: 20% off ($49.99 $39.99)
The Longest Five Minutes: 50% off ($39.99 $19.99)
Penny-Punching Princess: 50% off ($39.99 $19.99)

…plus more!

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