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Darksiders Genesis Will Be Available February 14th on Nintendo Switch!

Vienna, Austria and Austin, February 13, 2020 – THQ Nordic and Airship Syndicate today announced the release of the highly anticipated Darksiders Genesis on PlayStation, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, coming tomorrow, February 14th. Darksiders Genesis, also available for PC and Google Stadia, is the first top-down action adventure in Darksiders franchise history and features couch and online co-op play with horsemen WAR and STRIFE (SRP: $39.99, €39.99, £39.99).

Japan First: the land of the rising sun will be the first to get Darksiders Genesis online: in approximately one hour, gamers in Japan will be able to download the game already.

In Darksiders Genesis, STRIFE can battle alongside his brother and fellow horseman WAR in the first ever Darksiders two-player co-op mode. Solo players will be able to alternate between STRIFE and WAR on the fly, taking advantage of STRIFE’s ranged and WAR’s melee style attacks. In addition, gameplay includes combat atop both horsemen’s fabled steeds: RAMPAGE and MAYHEM. Darksiders Genesis also features the introduction of Creature Cores, a combat system that empowers players to customize their own upgrade system fueled by the enemies they defeat. #togetherthroughhell #GunsNHorses #notalone

About Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of DARKSIDERS before the events of the original game. Furthermore, it introduces the fourth and last horseman STRIFE, as well as Co-op gameplay for the first time in the history of the franchise.

Features

  • Explore the epic world of Darksiders and wreak havoc with a friend in two-player cooperative mode (couch or online)
  • Blast angels and demons as the gunslinging Horseman Strife, playable for the first time
  • Swap between the powerful swordsman War and Strife instantly in frenetic, single-player gameplay
  • Experience a brand new story campaign that takes place before the original Darksiders, exploring the origin of the Seven Seals
  • Grow in strength and power as you collect items, abilities, weapon enhancements, creature cores and more

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Conan Chop Chop To Hit The eShop in Q2 2020 On Nintendo Switch!

OSLO, Norway – Feb 12th, 2020 – With all the elements of a hack and slash rogue-lite for 1-4 players being packed into one game, it’s no wonder developer Mighty Kingdom and publisher Funcom have decided to move the launch of Conan Chop Chop from February 25th to Q2 2020.

“We are almost at the finish line. The additional time is to ensure that the game is optimized for online multiplayer, and to give us a chance to add some polish here and there. It’s basically all about getting that final Chop in place,” says Mighty Kingdom CEO Philip Mayes, adding that, “This isn’t merely a one-chop game. This is Conan Chop Chop, and that necessitates extra attention to detail.”

Conan Chop Chop was cheekily announced on April 1st, 2019, and was perceived to be an April Fools’ Day joke. The 1-4 player rogue-lite was then unveiled as a real game during E3, where press and influencers got the first hands-on preview. Conan Chop Chop will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Underhero’s Adventure Has Been Delayed Until February 27th on Nintendo Switch.

11 February, 2020 – It’s with regret that Digerati has to announce the Nintendo Switch release of 2D RPG-platformer Underhero has been delayed to 27 February. Originally scheduled to come out later this week, the decision to delay has been taken to ensure that a patch to address a number of issues will be available at launch.

A day one patch will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, so they will launch as planned on 11/12 February (NA/EU) and 14 February respectively.

While we’re hugely disappointed Nintendo Switch owners have a little longer to wait, delaying Underhero means players will be able to experience the best possible version of the game on day one.

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Hungarian Mythology Comes to Life in Operencia: The Stolen Sun For Nintendo Switch!

San Francisco, CA – February 11, 2020  Zen Studios is proud to announce Operencia: The Stolen Sun is expanding to new platforms including PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and GOG.com next month on March 31st. Operencia: The Stolen Sun breathes new life into the classic first-person, dungeon-crawler genre while also unifying Central European folklore and legends – most of which have never been depicted in video games – into one cohesive and immersive universe.

The land of Operencia is an unconventional fantasy world where history meets legend – a faraway land referenced in countless Central European folktales spanning hundreds of years of oral tradition. For the first time ever, these stories all occur in the context of one single universe. Adding further depth, real-life historical figures populate the game, such as more legendary versions of Attila, King of the Huns, and his wife Réka. Locations vary from common fairytale settings (e.g., castles, tombs and forests) to fantastical versions of storied landmarks anyone can physically visit today.

Zen has gone to great lengths to ensure that everything in Operencia: The Stolen Sun feels familiar to RPG players, yet still modern and unique. Through a classic, tile-based movement system, players explore the far reaches of the land, engaging in strategic turn-based battles at every turn. The quest to free the abducted Sun King, Napkirály – thereby saving Operencia from endless days of night – is rife with malevolent monsters, devious traps, mind-bending puzzles and perhaps even a three-headed dragon…

About Zen Studios

Zen Studios is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all major digital game platforms. Recognized as one of the premier independent gaming studios in the world, Zen Studios has worked with some of the most iconic entertainment studios, including NBC Universal, FOX Digital Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment, South Park Studios and Lucasfilm, as well as revered gaming properties like Valve’s Portal and Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. Zen Studios’ CastleStorm franchise has also won the developer critical acclaim and commercial success, including the coveted Editor’s Choice awards from both the Apple App Store and Google Play, and its Pinball FX franchise has defined video game pinball excellence since 2007.

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EQQO is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

WARSAW, 07 February 2020 – Originally created for VR devices by indie Parallel Studio, founded by ex members of Ubisoft, DontNod Entertainment and Quantic Dream, the game EQQO is now coming to Nintendo Switch to put the players at the heart of a playful and emotional journey.

Inspired by ancient Ethiopian legends, EQQO is an initiatory adventure, and a love song to nature. It’s the improbable tale of two foreign creatures one to the other… A child who can’t see, and an Egg, as fragile as it is vital.

Using the the powers of the Egg,the players will need to advance through sacred lands and mysterious rooms, awaken the Temple’s sleeping mechanisms, foil ancient traps, and repel the dark forces that want to seize the Egg!

KEY FEATURES

STORY
A multi-layered story full of symbols and metaphors about hope, love, nature and everything that connects us. Voiced in English an French. Captioned in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

ADVENTURE
Four to five hours of exploration and puzzle solving in sacred lands and monumental temple rooms.  25 hidden parchment scrolls to find and reveal new parts of the legend.

ART
Music composed by Nicolas Bredin and played by the world-renowned Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Spectacular sceneries and an immersive “360-degree cinematic” experience supporting the use of the gyroscope.

CULTURE
Items and architecture inspired by Ethiopian mythology and traditions such as the pilgrimage to the Rock-Hewn churches of Lalibela.

ECOLOGICAL IMPACT
The possibility to plant your own tree, both in-game and in real life, with the 1 EUR/USD DLC #EqqoDonation.

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Children of Morta’s First Free Content Update Is Now Live!

Warsaw, Poland – February 6, 2020 — New challenges await in Children of Morta as Dead Mage and 11 bit studios release the first content update in the game’s extensive 2020 roadmap! The successful indie, action-RPG featuring elements of rogue-lite and hack n’ slash gameplay has wowed players and critics alike since its release and its first free content update, Shrine of Challenge, is now live and available on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

The Bergson family fought the Corruption without a glimpse of respite, but their journey is far from over. Shrine of Challenge marks the first stop on the 2020 roadmap of free updates and brings with it a wealth of fresh content. The addition of Hard Mode provides an even greater challenge and gives players the experience rewards to match it. Battle-hardened players will find themselves challenged at every turn. Along with new fight rules and enemies, all-new items are available to help the fearless Bergsons purge their homeland of evil. Are you up for the challenge?

Shrine of Challenge update contains:

  • Hard Mode – Increased enemy damage and health, bigger XP rewards
  • New Enemies – Dark Blade and Mech Constructor
  • 18 New Items – Granite boulders falling from the sky, bolts of electricity lighting up your enemies, and so many more to discover
  • New UI with larger HUD option
  • Balance Tweaks for Normal Mode and other fixes

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Wargroove: Double Trouble Out Now!

Today is the big day! Our rather chunky, Outlaw-flavoured content update for the award-winning strategy game, Wargroove, is available to download for free right now.

Co-op Campaign!

Designed with co-op play in mind, this expansion adds a new story campaign that introduces the new playable Outlaw faction.

After an unexpected kidnapping and some severe ransom demands, your group of rogues have no choice but to perform the biggest heist that Aurania has ever seen…

But do you have the strategic chops to get the job done?

New Commanders join the Battle!

Meet 3 new roguish Commanders, each with unique ‘groove’ abilities – the mighty Wulfar, troublemaker twins Errol and Orla, as well as the maleficent Vesper.

Thieves & Riflemen!

Life as a rogue isn’t always easy, but at least you’ll have two new units at your command! Take tactical advantage of these new recruits, sending forth your Thief to ransack enemy gold and carefully positioning your Rifleman to take out enemy troops.

& Lots More!

There’s so much more to explore in this free update, from new Arcade missions to competitive online Quick Play maps.

If you’re feeling creative, we’ve now added a super hot new Volcano map theme as well as other additions to the custom Map, Campaign and Cutscene Editor tools – Unit Modifiers, Metalocations, Gizmos, Counters and more.

There’s also now Public and Private Multiplayer Lobbies to make online matchmaking a piece of cake, and you can even now play custom maps online!

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 Are Back and Better Than Ever Before!

IRVINE, Calif. – February 6, 2020 – What’s better than having one of the greatest video games of all time joining the SEGA AGES collection on Nintendo Switch? How about TWO of the greatest video games of all time? SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 head to the Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020!

For so many, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was the reason players spin-dashed their way to the local game store to pick up a Genesis. Aside from the return of the competitive two-player mode, newly-added features include the “drop dash” (introduced in Sonic Mania) that lets players spin dash in mid-air to quickly gain speed; Super Sonic Mode, which lets you play as the overpowered hedgehog right from the start; a Time Trial mode with online rankings; and perhaps most exciting of all, Knuckles the Echidna! Yes, you won’t need to bust out your copy of Sonic & Knuckles to play as the grape-loving knucklehead.

Also, no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – after 25 long years, Puyo Puyo 2 will finally receive an official English localization for Western fans! This release of the arcade version goes above and beyond expectations. SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2 adds two-player online battlesonline rankings, a quick rewind function, and a much-requested colorblind mode. This fan-favorite entry is now more accessible than ever before!

About Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Hailed as one of the most successful games for the Genesis (Mega Drive), Sonic The Hedgehog 2 garnered critical acclaim swiftly after its 1992 release. Follow Sonic and Tails (in his series debut!) as they team up against the nefarious Dr. Eggman in order to save the Chaos Emeralds from the clutches of evil.

About Puyo Puyo 2

Puyo Puyo 2 (also known as Puyo Puyo Tsu) is considered one of the biggest arcade games of all time in Japan. This sequel introduced an improved ruleset along with the ability to offset Garbage Puyo sent by your opponent by creating Puyo chains of your own. Swap between Single Puyo Puyo, Double Puyo Puyo, and Endless Puyo Puyo game modes for even more Puyo fun in this classic puzzle experience.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 will be available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe on February 20, 2020, for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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Just a Phrase by POWGI Out Now
 on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce the release of their latest word puzzle game, Just a Phrase by POWGI.

The game is already available on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita and will launch on the Nintendo eShop for Switch later today.

Just a Phrase is a deduction game based on the classic pen-and-paper game, hangman, but this variation has a twist inspired by the pun-oriented wordplay that is typically found in the POWGI series of games.

One word in each phrase has been changed to a homophone – a word that sounds the same, but is spelled differently. For example, when the phrase “right on the money” becomes “write on the money”, it takes on a totally new meaning.

While the phrase will still sound familiar when read aloud, this simple change makes it much more challenging to deduce when choosing only one letter at a time. The puzzles usually produce a moment of revelation, when you solve a phrase by revealing both something familiar, and something unexpected!

Phrases range from the surreal (like ”making both ends meat”) to those that invite you to imagine the setup for the punchline to a terrible dad joke (like “holy owned subsidiary”).

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Valfaris’ Free Full Metal Mode Update is Now Available For Nintendo Switch!

5 February, 2020 – Valfaris developer Steel Mantis has released a free ‘Full Metal Mode’ update for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of its heavy metal action-platformer. A New Game+ variant, Full Metal Mode provides players who complete Valfaris with a more formidable challenge by remixing various aspects of gameplay, as detailed in the list below:

  • All weapons, upgrades, and upgrade items carry over between runs
  • Enemies have increased health, attack, and aggression
  • Bosses receive the same buffs – with additional attack patterns
  • Therion takes more damage
  • New Destroyer Class Weapon

Full Metal Mode unlocks after completing the game, so if you’ve already got a ‘Game Clear’ save file, you’ll be able to jump into the – even deadlier – action as soon as the update has installed.

NOTE: This Full Metal Mode update is only for the digital version of Valfaris. A patch to update physical versions will be released in the coming weeks.

The release of Full Metal Mode on consoles coincides with Valfaris being one of this week’s Deals With Gold on Xbox One – Valfaris is discounted by 30% until 11 Feb.

Since its release at the end of 2019, Valfaris has won praise from players for its old-school inspired action, heavy metal aesthetic, and forceful soundtrack.

About the game

Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Slain: Back From Hell.

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack.

Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Key features

  • Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
  • Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
  • Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
  • Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
  • Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
  • Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
  • Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell

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