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Set Phasers to Fun! New Space Crew ‘What is…’ Trailer Released!

London, UK – 24th September 2020: It’s time to start your grinnin’ and drop your linen! Curve Digital and Runner Duck are delighted to announce that the sci-fi strategy sequel ‘Space Crew’ is now available to pre-order on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch ahead of its October 15th release date.

To celebrate this event of galactic importance (trust us!) Curve Digital and Runner Duck have released a new ‘What is Space Crew?’ overview trailer which details almost everything aspiring space captains will have to contend with when the game launches on October 15th worldwide! The footage details the ins and outs of space exploration, ship customisation, crew progression and features lots and lots of PEW, PEW.

Space Crew expands on the beloved crew management gameplay formula of Bomber Crew and pushes it towards the next generation with players (hopefully) rising to the challenge of defending Earth against a mysterious alien threat known as the ‘Phasmids’.

Prepare for close encounters-a-plenty as would-be space captains will have to recruit their crew, customise their ship and carefully select missions across the cosmos with the goal of not only learning about this new menace but also optimising their vessel to be the fastest, most combat-ready, hunk of junk in the galaxy with the sturdiest of crews to match! Missions don’t pull any punches with players having to protect their vulnerable fleshy crew from alien boardings, falling oxygen levels, system failures, power fluctuations, fires and whatever else the campaign throws at them.

Space Crew will release on 15th October for $19.99 / £17.99 / €19.99. Starting today, everyone who pre-orders Space Crew on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will benefit from a 20% discount. Nintendo Switch promotion also starts 1st October, with additional discount offered for owners of Bomber Crew. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get a free copy of Bomber Crew with their pre-orders.

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Clockwork Aquario – First Peek!

Stuttgart, Germany – September 23rd 2020 – Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games are very excited to present the logo and key visual for Clockwork Aquario. After being lost for almost 27 years, the colorful Clockwork Aquario will be released in the beginning of 2021.

The game will be published for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 as limited physical editions. Clockwork Aquario will also be available digitally in the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store. Other platforms to be announced at a later date.

The development of Clockwork Aquario started in 1992 and is the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary company Westone. Originally designed by the chief publisher, and co-founder of Westone, Ryuichi Nishizawa, Clockwork Aquario can be described as the swan song of a company that was part of an era with historic milestones such as the Wonder Boy / Monster World series.

Large character sprites, beautiful animations, vibrant colors – the game had everything an arcade game fan could dream of. But in the early 1990s 3D games and fighting games were booming in the arcades, so 2D games like Aquario, that relied on beautifully drawn pixel art, were no longer regarded as commercially feasible for the arcade centers. So the game never got released. Something that Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games needed to change.

The side-scrolling action game can either be played alone or with a friend in co-op.

Players can choose from three different characters, each of them with her/his individual moveset: Huck Londo, the daring ghost hunter, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.

This is probably the freshest 27 year old game that gamers ever enjoyed – and as this treasure stems from the arcades, it won’t go easy on the player!

“In the 90s, when game centers were dominated by fighting games, there was one title which had never been released, even though it was completed after more than two years of development and repeated changes. This title is Clockwork Aquario. Who would have thought that it would be restored and playable again? I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore it. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this work is a great piece of 2D art, where the pixel artists of that time put their hearts and souls into. I’d be happy if people would appreciate and enjoy it.” – Ryuichi Nishizawa

We would be delighted if you stay tuned to the latest news and updates for Clockwork Aquario. Please check out http://clockworkaquario.com/ and subscribe to the consumer mailing list.

We are also offering two great Clockwork Aquario wallpapers from the three heroes for mobile and desktop on the website.

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Dungreed Coming to Nintendo Switch on October 27th!

SANTA ANA, California, September 23, 2020 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Dungreed, an infinitely replayable 2D side-scrolling action game, will be available on October 27, 2020 in both physical and digital editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

The limited physical edition includes a reversible cover insert and full-color instruction manual. In addition to those bonuses, players who purchase the limited physical edition from the Nicalis online store at store.nicalis.com will also receive the game’s original soundtrack on a full-sized jewel-cased audio CD.

Developed by TEAM HORAY, Dungreed lets players assume the role of an adventurer who must explore a continuously evolving dungeon in order to prevent the town and its citizens from being consumed. The dungeon layout is procedurally generated, ensuring a completely different experience each and every time you enter.

To advance through the dungeon, players must defeat a variety of different enemies by using powerful magic items and an arsenal of weapons, ranging from rusty swords to cutting-edge sniper rifles. To prepare for the journey ahead, adventurers can train to become stronger and better equipped prior to exploring deeper into the unpredictable dungeon.

Dungreed offers both single player and two player co-op game modes. In the latter, player two plays as a Shiba dog that uses a machine gun and collects unique item drops on the journey down the dungeon. Charming pixel-art graphics and dramatic music provide a retro-inspired backdrop to all the dungeon-crawling action.

Dungreed is rated E10+ by the ESRB and will be available as a digital download on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for $14.99 MSRP on October 27. The limited physical edition is priced at $29.99 and can be preordered now at store.nicalis.com.

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Fallen Legion Revenants will launch in February 2021!

Fallen Legion Revenants will release on February 16, 2021 in North America, February 19 in Europe, and February 27 in Oceania for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Precise attacks and blocks, combos and deathblows, and exploitation of enemy weaknesses is key in taking back a ruined realm. Will Rowena and the Exemplars be able to vanquish their plague-ridden foes?

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Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Launches Today on Nintendo Switch!

September 22, 2020 – Double Damage Games is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of their epic space game, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is available now on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam for $29.99 USD.  With game porting work from BlitWorks on the console version, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is packed with exciting combat, unique ships, tons of great music, and drops you into a retro future steeped in blue-collar Americana.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a prequel to 2015’s Rebel Galaxy, this time dropping you straight into the cockpit.  Take up the role of Juno Markev, an outlaw and smuggler who went straight and settled down until events conspired to drag her back into her former life. After an encounter in a shady watering hole goes bad, your ship is trashed, and you find yourself in debt to an old friend and casino owner who gives you a floating garbage truck and some words of advice.

Features include:

  • A full single player story campaign, with plenty of room to do your own thing and make some money – or some mayhem. The big empty of space is filled with lowlifes, cops, pirates, and blue-collar folks just trying to get by.
  • Unique Autopursuit feature makes space combat accessible to everyone – play the way you want to, with game styles for novices to veterans.
  • Slap down some cash for the right ship for the job. Outfit it with a vast array of weapons, armor, and gear, then get flying.
  • Gamble for cash and equipment at the local watering hole with various side games, including: 8-ball, dice poker, slot machines and arcade games.
  • Slide into your cockpit, switch on the Subspace Radio and listen to one of 7 stations with over 21 hours of music, DJs and commercials.
  • Meet and befriend an array of sketchy characters and call them up to lend a hand when needed.
  • A variety of playstyles from generous starting gear with aim and flying assistance, to old school mode: minimal gear and no assists. Play the way you want!

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Developer Walkthrough Video for Squad-Based RPG Battle Hunters!

Melbourne, Australia – September 22nd, 2020 – Independent developer Phase Two Games today revealed more about their squad-based fantasy adventure RPG Battle Hunters which launches on PC and Nintendo Switch on October 20th. Art Director Dan Tonkin provides more insight into the games characters, combat and character abilities with this short developer walkthrough video.

Battle Hunters lets players form an adventurer party of 3, chosen from a line-up of 28 unique hero characters who are met and recruited along the journey. Be it the Wizard, the Gunslinger, the Assassin, or any other hero, each has their own specialized fighting skills and unique abilities that players can level up and enhance along the way.

Ahead of its October launch a playable demo of the game will be available on PC courtesy of the Steam Game Festival Autumn Edition taking place between the 7th and 13th October.

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Groovy Puzzler Worm Jazz is Out Now on Nintendo Switch!

Oslo, Norway – September 21st, 2020 – Inconspicuous Creations is pleased to announce that its jazzy puzzler about a worm shuffling its way through a series of mazes, Worm Jazz, is out now on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $8.99 / £7.99 / €8.99 and during the first week of launch, a 10% discount on Steam  for $6.99 / £5.19 / €5.69. Can you dig it?

Worm Jazz is a unique, wriggly puzzle game that combines the elongating body mechanic of  Snake with the explosion-heavy demolition of Bomberman. You take control of Mr. Mark, an earthworm with a taste of smooth jazz and dapper headwear. Writhe your way through the many intricate, mind-bending mazes filled with mines, wormholes, and powerups! Shrink when you blow yourself up and expand when you scarf down some chow. Are you able to gobble up all the food on each stage to reach the highly coveted golden apple?

Worm Jazz appeals to every type of player: from puzzle aficionados who will enjoy unearthing the path through the labyrinthine levels, to the completionists who will attempt to gobble all the food in each stage; while casual players will enjoy the challenge of progressing through the 50+ stages. The open world overworld structure allows players to prioritise which tasks to tackle first, with wormholes and boulders popping up as new environments become available. With no timer, Worm Jazz can be played at your own pace and every move can be undone. This laid back atmosphere is complemented by a swanky soundtrack composed by jazz maestro Oliver Getz, who painstakingly put together loops of calming, upbeat tunes to chill out to. Worm Jazz can at times confound challengers, so this smooth soundtrack offers the chilled vibe needed to master the maze.

“Something I love about both video games and jazz is their unique ability to let us relax, focus, and chill out,” said Inconspicuous Creations founder and developer Yu He. “Worm Jazz is that in a nutshell. It can be very challenging, but in a cozy way. Like a Sunday crossword or sudoku puzzle on a rainy day. Only with a bopping bespoke soundtrack and nifty hats!”

Launching on the eShop for Nintendo Switch this summer Worm Jazz will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

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Journey of the Broken Circle is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Copenhagen, Denmark – September 18th, 2020 – Lovable Hat Cults whimsical puzzle platformer Journey of the Broken Circle is out now on Steam and Nintendo Switch for €8 / $10 / £7.20. As an added bonus, for the next 3 days, owners of any games published by nakana.io can claim the Switch version of Journey of the Broken Circle for free! Embark on the story of an existential circle seeking fulfillment in a seemingly cold, uncaring universe.

Journey of the Broken Circle is a narrative-driven puzzle platformer about an incomplete circle yearning to become whole. As it rolls through a wondrous and hazardous land, it encounters a series of other shapes with unique personalities and skills that it uses to fill the hole left in its body. Each shape offers a unique mechanic, helping our pie-shaped person surmount obstacles and find inner peace.

As with all relationships, each character Broken Circle intermingles with offers it unique properties. Some will allow it to float into the heavens, others will cause it to cling onto surfaces, and some will cause it to tumble along with an extra spring in its step. Not all relationships were made to last however, so don’t get too attached!

“We wanted to make a game that reflected the experience of being human. So we made a game about a limbless circle. But a very human circle!” said Writer, Andrea Brasch. “We all feel insecure at times, and our relationships with others simultaneously lift us, but can also make us feel incomplete on our own. That’s never been more true than it is right now, so if our game can help people through this trying time, we know it will have been worth it.”

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Pure Pool arrives on Nintendo Switch later this year!

Liverpool, United Kingdom – September 18th, 2020 – Ripstone Games today announced that its acclaimed cue sports simulation Pure Pool is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. Pure Pool has been fully optimised for Nintendo Switch and offers stunning 1080p visuals alongside a full suite of pool and snooker game modes, to bring Nintendo Switch players the definitive rendition of cue sports; whether playing at home or on the go.

The Nintendo Switch edition of Pure Pool offers players a no-compromise experience, taking full advantage of the platform in every way possible. Pure Pool is a technical marvel, running at 1080p docked and 720p handheld with all of the game’s high-end visual features, all at a solid 60 frames per second. Offering the full range of control options supported by the Nintendo Switch, Pure Pool’s myriad of playstyles ensures that whatever the setup, players will be cueing up and potting balls in no time.

Featuring a single-player campaign, skill-based challenges, unlockable customisation options and multiple modes of pool and snooker including Killer and American 8 Ball, Pure Pool has players covered with more modes and options than you can shake a cue at. The Campaign Mode tracks progress from Amateur right through to Master difficulty, with players facing off against a series of opponents from pro players, to pool club sharks looking for an easy hustle. Players that make it to the top will either reign supreme or go down in a baize of glory!

Pure Pool also offers a huge range of additional modes, playstyles and challenges. With exhilarating fast-paced modes such as Speed Pot, Checkpoint and Royal Rumble, alongside the skill-based challenges of Snooker Colours, Perfect Potter and Breakpoint, Pure Pool offers something for everyone. With global online leaderboards thrown into the mix, the competition to pocket the top spot has never been fiercer.

Pure Pool on Switch features a host of local and online multiplayer modes, including Cross-Play support with Steam and the option to play online against stored DNA player profiles. Global leaderboards and rankings allow players to track their performance across the Pure Pool player base whilst challenging members of the global community in Free-play, Two-player, Leagues, 8-ball, 9-ball, Blackball, Killer and Accumulator modes. All snooker content from the original Pure Pool DLC is included too, complete with online and local support for anyone that prefers the stricter rules of the gentleman’s game.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to ensure that Pure Pool offers Nintendo Switch players the definitive pool and snooker experience on the platform,” said Hollie Pattison of Ripstone Games. “Everything from the visuals, performance, game modes, control options and snooker DLC is included in the Switch version with no compromises and we’re really proud of what has been achieved by VooFoo. Pure Pool offers everything you could want from a billiards simulation and more, and we can’t wait to welcome Nintendo Switch players onto the baize later this year.”

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Terrain-shifting adventure Georifters is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Friday 18th September, 2020 – Taipei-based indie developer Busy Toaster Games and video game publisher Leoful today released their manic terrain bending adventure Georifters, which is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong for $29.99 / £27.50 / €31.90. Embark on block-shifting shenanigans either solo or with up to four friends.

Georifters is a platform manipulating adventure game where players must push, flip, twist or turn the terrain to overcome challenges and battle competitors across hundreds of stages in single-player, co-op or multiplayer modes. Grab up to four friends to team up with or against each other in fast-paced ground manipulation battles.

In Georifters’ story mode, you play as Candy as she navigates the six bubble worlds (each inspired by one of the human senses) all currently destabilizing due to a threat to each of their existence. Candy must tactically manipulate platforms to defeat the havoc inciting creatures that have been unleashed.

These six fantastical worlds consist of over 30 levels with 300+ stages in total. Discover seven different heroes along the way, each with their own individual special way of manipulating the terrain. Use these skills to unearth hidden items, unlock power ups to upgrade your champions’ unique abilities and customise their look with over 50 different costume combinations to choose from.

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