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Revolution Software’s Adventure Game Beyond A Steel Sky Now Available On Nintendo Switch!

Paris – December 14, 2021 – Studio Revolution Software, creators of the popular Broken Sword series, and French publisher Microids, are delighted to announce that Beyond a Steel Sky is now available digitally on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles and Nintendo Switch. The retail versions will hit the stores on December 21st!

From Charles Cecil, creator of the Broken Sword series, with art direction by Dave Gibbons, legendary comic book artist behind WatchmenBeyond A Steel Sky is the spiritual successor to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky.

The console versions of the game feature new improvements, including 4K resolution on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions, and many gameplay enhancements such as controller vibration.

Beyond a Steel Sky stands as a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eerie and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. Set a decade after the events of the first game, Beyond a Steel Sky immerses players once again in the captivating Union City – a dystopian cyberpunk city full of mysterious, sinister secrets.

With Dave Gibbons’s breathtaking comic book art style, the game is a hugely ambitious adventure which redefines the genre by allowing the player to subvert the world, populated by AI-driven characters, with interesting solutions to puzzles emerging from their actions.

I am hugely excited that Beyond a Steel Sky has now released on consoles, courtesy of Microids. We have had the chance to substantially improve and enhance the game and I am thrilled with the result. After the critical acclaim on earlier formats, I can’t wait to hear the response from console gamers, whether they are new to the series or fans of the original.” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software.

Key features:

  • A fascinating sci-fi world – An adventure set within a dynamic world, populated by willful characters driven by motivations that the player can subvert. In combination with a unique hacking tool, multiple solutions to puzzles emerge from player choices.

  • A thrilling story full of humor – Unravel dark conspiracies, defeat a terrifying antagonist in this dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller, which explores contemporary themes: social control, AI, and total surveillance.

  • A unique 3D comic book art style – A beautifully detailed, comic-book styled world, from the mind of legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons.

  • Ingenious puzzles – Intelligent puzzles are interwoven with an intriguing dramatic narrative to deliver a compelling gameplay experience.

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Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection Boxed Edition Now Available to Pre-order!

Stuttgart, December 14th, 2021: ININ Games and BBG Entertainment are truly excited to announce a collection of all time classics in gaming history. The Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection will release a boxed version of this bygone gaming experience that captivated the hearts of many gamers. The action puzzle retro classic will be available for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe.

The Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection delivers both, the fresh 2021 relaunch, Boulder Dash Deluxe and Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary – now available for pre-order!

Boulder Dash Deluxe

The original Boulder Dash set a milestone in interactive gaming back in the ‘80s. For many players, regardless of age, the action puzzle adventures with Rockford were a challenge but also a delight to master. Loyal fans of this classic and new players alike can now take up the challenge again – Rockford is back in the awesome 2021 relaunch of this action-puzzle digging and collection game!

Boulder Dash Deluxe comes with some amazing new content, features and fresh graphics:

  • 180 all-new levels with advanced features!
  • Includes 20 levels from the original 1984 Boulder Dash® version
  • 9 exciting new worlds with high-end graphics, having their own, unique textures, go to Macmarnua Sea or Urath Castle – or back in time to the classic 1984 world with its caves
  • 15 new special opponents like Octopus, Shark Polar bear, and Snow tiger will keep your mind agile and you on your toes.
  • Full character customization of your game character Rockford™, e.g. shirt, pants, shoes, eyewear, headgear, hair, and facial hair

Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary

Guide Rockford™ and help him dig his way through spectacular caves and collect as many diamonds as required whilst avoiding the many dangers that surround you. Watch out for falling boulders, discover treasure chests, collect potent power-ups and unlock 9 other playable characters.

Coming with family-friendly, pretty pixel-art style, it seems like a nice puzzle experience, but beware! One wrong move could end in disaster. Boulder Dash offers an all encompassing challenge for all gamers – from newbies to hard-core players!

  • 280 all-new levels with advanced physics!
  • 12 Never-before-seen worlds, with new creatures with 3D animations!
  • Premium world by videogame legend Peter Liepa – with 20 of the most mind-bending levels yet!
  • New multicolored gem combos, treasure chests, rare collectibles and spectacular power-ups!
  • Play as Rockford™ or unlock 9 other playable male and female characters including Crystal!
  • First Boulder Dash game ever to include diagonal walls and movement!

With this Collection, players get the ultimate Boulder Dash experience – more than 400 levels across both games waiting to be mastered. There are several different beautiful game worlds to discover, created by the video game legend Peter Liepa, making his return to the game he created 30 years ago.

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CRYSTAR Story Trailer & Release Date Announcement!

A mysterious new power, a loved one slain, and a dark deal with Demons.

Rei must face the corrupted denizens of Purgatory, as well as the darkness within herself if she hopes to save her sister. Watch her story unfold in CRYSTAR, and get a glimpse into this dark tale with the newest trailer.

Coming March 29, 2022 to Nintendo Switch.

My Universe – Doctors & Nurses is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, December 13th, 2021 – Microids is delighted to launch the video game My Universe – Doctors & Nurses. Discover without further delay the launch trailer of the game.

Step into the shoes of a doctor or a nurse! Diagnose illnesses and infections and treat many patients. Set out on an adventure in a buzzing hospital environment, meet all sorts of characters and discover a story full of surprises!

Begin your medical career now!

In My Universe – Doctors & Nurses, you can embody as two new recruits who have just arrived at the hospital. Build relationships with your new team members and discover funny and touching personalities. Be careful not to get distracted by your rival, Dr. Pierce! Throughout this adventure, you can take care of your many patients who arrive day by day. Pay attention to them to understand their symptoms and play fun mini-games to treat them. Each day is a new challenge with its own set of surprises!

Features

  • Choose your character and personalize its appearance.
  • Discover the hospital life and be part of a team.
  • Take care of your patients with various mini-games!

As a reminder, this title joins Pet Clinic – Cats & Dogs, Cooking Star Restaurant, My Baby, which are very successful worldwide. Two new titles were recently released: My Universe – Interior Designer and My Universe – Puppies & Kitten.

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Toki Tori for Game Boy Color Re-Released on Cartridge After 20 years!

A full 20 years after the initial release, gamers can now own a physical Game Boy Color cartridge to play the original Toki Tori!

Upon its release back in 2001, there was only a single production run of Toki Tori GBC boxes. Many people missed out on the chance to get one, but today we’re offering a solution! Together with our partners at Limited Run Games, we can now announce the pre-order for a re-release of the game that started it all for Two Tribes!

Below is a link to the physical copy of the Game Boy Color game.

Toki Tori (GBC)

But there’s more, to celebrate the release there will be additional items for sale too! Including a Toki Tori Plush for the first time!

Toki Tori 2-Disc Original Soundtrack
Toki Tori Plush
Toki Tori T-Shirt

Pre-orders will run for a month, closing on Sunday January 9th, 2022.

Don’t be late again! 🙂

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Strictly Limited Games Readies Rising Hell For Pre-order!

Stuttgart, Germany – December 10th, 2021 – Strictly Limited Games, in partnership with Chorus Worldwide Games & Toge Productions, are proud to announce that Tahoe Games’ indie-gem “Rising Hell” will receive an exclusive, limited physical release. This 2D action rogue-lite with stylish pixel-look offers tons of adrenaline-pumping action, underlined by bone-shredding heavy-metal riffs, as you fight your way through the ghoulish gatekeepers of hell.

Rising Hell will be available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, as a boxed Limited Edition and Special Limited Edition, with pre-orders kicking off on Sunday, December 12th, at 12 AM CET (midnight), only at Strictly Limited Games.

About the game:

Rising Hell puts you in the shackles of Arok, a sinner wielding a mysterious bestial arm with the power to kill demons. Fight your way through hordes of blood-lusting abominations, as you ascend vertically through the randomly-generated and ever-changing depths of hell, to reach freedom and resurrect your dark master Lucifer on the surface.

Head-banging heavy metal riffs and gorgeously grotesque pixel graphics will accompany you on your climb, facing the bug-ridden Beelzebub’s Lair, and other pits of hell with different creatures, bosses, and living traps lurking at every turn. To stand a chance, you need to chain together combos, complete jumping manoeuvres and collect red orbs from slain foes, to spend on mighty buffs and talents.

Whether you’re a veteran with a knack for retro games or this is your first rogue-lite rodeo, Rising Hell will give you the kick you need! With the threat of permadeath pumping adrenaline through your veins, one thing’s for sure – you’re in for a hell of a time as you head-bang your way up on this highway from hell!

Features:

  • Slay in style while head-banging to heavy-metal riffs
  • Vertical hell-ride: Climb out of ever-changing, procedurally-generated hell by chaining together jump-attacks and satisfying combos
  • In true rogue-lite fashion, the threat of permadeath is ever present, but if you meet your demise, you come back stronger, as buffs continue to level up
  • Unlock and play additional cursed characters to explore a variety of playstyles, including the powerful Sydna or the agile rogue fiend Zelos
  • Fight epic boss battles, slaying ancient demons such as Dagon, Beelzebub and more

Strictly Limited Editions with hellish extras for real demon slayers:

Strictly Limited Games is giving Rising Hell the boxed legacy it deserves, with two unique limited editions, available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop.

The Limited Edition is limited to 2,200 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,200 for PlayStation 4, at a price of 29.99€, including a colourful game manual.

The Special Limited Edition is limited to 1,800 copies for Nintendo Switch and 800 for PlayStation 4, for 49.99€, including lots of additional collectibles:

  • Special Limited Edition box
  • Colourful game manual
  • Original graphic novel
  • Original metal soundtrack on CD
  • Art booklet
  • Infernal poster (DIN A3)
  • 4 character cards
  • Rising Hell logo sticker

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Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Teaser Trailer!

In the twisted world of Yurukill, your fate is on the line. You have been accused of a crime you didn’t commit and now you’ll have to fight for your life. Will you be pardoned or executed?

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 on June 7, 2022 for North America. Available June 10, 2022 for Europe and June 17, 2022 for Oceania.

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Clockwork Aquario Holds a Guinness World Record!

Stuttgart, December 9th, 2021: ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games proudly celebrated the release of a treasure from the arcades – Clockwork Aquario last week. Along with the successful launch of this colorful retro gem, Clockwork Aquario is now being celebrated as a new holder of the Guinness World Records™ title for the longest time between a videogame project start and final release!

With the development initially started in 1991 and completed 2021, Clockwork Aquario takes over the mantle from Duke Nukem Forever that held the Guinness World Record title until now.

A story of true video game archeology

The initial development of Clockwork Aquario started in 1991. It was the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary company Westone. With the advent of 3D gaming and other genres vying for dominance, Clockwork Aquario’s development was canceled. Nearly 30 years later, ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games – two labels dedicated to preserving popular but also forgotten or never-released retro gems – joined forces to unearth this video game treasure.

A development team including members of the original Westone team such as Ryuichi Nishizawa – co-founder of Westone and creator of legendary Wonder Boy – was put together with the aim to bring Clockwork Aquario to life. With a motivated team of passionate retro game fans and the original creators of Clockwork Aquario, it was ensured that the lost arcade title gets its well deserved release, losing none of its charm, but staying true to its roots.

“[…] I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore Clockwork Aquario. 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

About the Game

Clockwork Aquario is an exciting, colorful gem of an arcade game for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. It has already achieved some notable reviews that include a 9/10 from NintendoLife, along with many other great reviews and love from enthusiastic fans of the retro genre.

Dynamic movement, fun gameplay, colorful animations – Clockwork Aquario is an awesome experience for all retro and arcade game fans from back then and new players alike. The digital version of Clockwork Aquario will be available in the Nintendo eShops and PlayStation Store in North America from December 14th!

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Severed Steel ‘Update Trailer’ Showcases Post-Launch Content!

09 DECEMBER, 2021 – Severed Steel publisher Digerati has released a new trailer to showcase some of the new content that has been added to the stylish FPS since its launch on PC earlier in the year.

Two recent major updates from Severed Steel developer Greylock Studio have delivered a New Game + mode, two additional arm cannons (Gravity Gun and Impact Driver), level playlists in Firefight mode, enhanced explosion effects, and many other tweaks and improvements. In addition to the extra in-game content, new Steam Achievements, trading cards and community items have also been added since Severed Steel‘s release.

More content is planned for Q1 2022, and will include new and extended Campaign levels. There will also be further improvements to Severed Steel‘s level editor, which the community has already used to create some incredible original maps, as well as homages to genre classics Counter-Strike (Dust II) and Perfect Dark (Grid).

Severed Steel has been well received by reviewers, and currently has ratings of 76 and 80 on Metacritic and OpenCritic respectively. Steam overall user ratings are 93% positive, while the most recent user reviews are 96% positive, giving it an ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ rating for the last 30 days.

“I’m thrilled with the response to Severed Steel’s launch. Having been a gamer my whole life it is a trip to be on the other side, says the game’s director and developer, Matt Larrabee. “The response from the community has been great, particularly the custom levels made through the editor. One level editor from the community has been brought onboard the dev team to help make a campaign extension, coming soon!”

Console owners will also get the chance to experience Severed Steel‘s intense, acrobatic gunplay action when it arrives on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch early next year.

About the game

Severed Steel is a single-player FPS featuring a fluid stunt system, destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, and a unique one-armed protagonist. It’s you, your trigger finger, and a steel-toed boot against a superstructure full of bad guys. Chain together wall runs, dives, flips, and slides to take every last enemy down.

Key features

  • A unique fighter: Play as Steel, a nimble, one-armed sharpshooter on a mission. There is no reloading – pick your shots well and be ready to pry a loaded weapon from your enemies’ cold dead hands
  • Stylish combat: Dodge bullets, leap off walls, slide kick, throw weapons – do whatever it takes to come out on top in intense and frenzied firefights
  • Fully destructible environment: Pepper through plaster with sharp 4.7 mm rounds, punch through thick concrete with .50 cal slugs, or make big holes in things with your arm cannon
  • Dynamic AI: No two battles are the same thanks to dynamic, unscripted, squad-based AI
  • Firefight Mode: Chase high scores and fast times for leaderboard acclaim in this arcade-styled mode. Features 30 levels, each with their own sub-challenges, and over 20 unlockable, game modifying ‘Mutators’
  • Campaign Mode: Blast through six compact story chapters as you battle against the forces of nefarious mega-corporation, EdenSys
  • Accessibility: A range of adjustable settings for features such as difficulty, visuals, audio, controls, navigation, and more
  • Level Editor (with Steam Workshop support): Build levels and share them with the community. Note: This feature is in beta and will continue to be updated post-launch

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MONARK Combat Trailer is Here!

Can you fight against the Pactbearers…as well as the madness?
Stand alongside your allies, harness the power of your Ego, and take up arms against the corrupted forces of the Otherworld in MONARK!

MONARK is coming February 22, 2022 to PS4PS5Nintendo Switch, & PC! Be sure to preorder your Limited Edition copy here!

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