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Classic Shmup Jamestown+ Launches on Nintendo Switch Today!

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 12, 2019 — Jamestown+, the beloved top-down four-player retro shooter set on British Colonial Mars from Final Form Games, lands on Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam and the Humble Store today, with a free update to the PlayStation®4 version arriving at a later date.

Return to Jamestown, the absolutely historically-accurate adaptation of that time when Britain colonized Mars. Bask in two new history lessons levels set on Mars’ picturesque, pixelated moons. Puncture the Martian hordes with four new ships and their 36 unique weapon configurations. This is the best version of Final Form’s classic yet, with a wide variety of improvements ranging from gorgeous new background and enemy art to completely remastered surround sound music and effects.

Join the legendary Sir Walter Raleigh on his quest for absolution as he journeys to the colonies on Mars. Discover forgotten truths hidden from the annals of history, including the disappearance of Roanoke. Take the fight to a power-crazed Conquistador before he can harvest Mars’ terrible secrets for his own destructive devices. Do this all from atop a variety of Conveyances, rocket-sleds capable of both fight and flight.

And how better to brush up the days of yore than with a flight crew? Up to four players can weave through an onslaught of beautiful bullets thanks to local co-op built to accommodate varying skill levels. Learn the three buttons — Fire, Special Attack, and Vaunt, a shield that absorbs attacks and amplifies score — and become unstoppable. Coordinate Special Attacks by choosing complimentary Conveyances. Defend the colonies with screen-filling energy beams, swarms of missiles, and even swords.

“Working on Jamestown+ has been a long and wonderful journey,” said Tim Ambrogi, co-founder of Final Form Games. “It really represents Jamestown’s final form: a complete experience that’s accessible to both veterans and first-timers alike.”

Jamestown+ is available on Nintendo Switch via the eShop and PC via Steam and the Humble Store today at a 17% launch discount, taking it from $17.99 to just under $15. Those who own the original Jamestown on Humble or Steam can purchase Jamestown+ for a mere $5 for one week after its release. The PlayStation 4 version will receive the same updates available on the Switch and PC versions at a later date.

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Jamestown+ Brings Bullet Heaven to Nintendo Switch on December 12th!

PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 7, 2019 — Jamestown+, the beloved top-down four-player retro shooter set on British Colonial Mars from Final Form Games, enters the atmosphere on Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam December 12. All updates and improvements debuting in the plus edition will also come as a free update to the PlayStation®4 version.

Jamestown+ adds to the original classic with new content including two levels on Mars’ moons, starring dangerous alien insectoids and pirate cyber-crabs led by a Human Queen, and four new ships allowing for 36 unique weapon configurations. Countless improvements including new background and enemy artwork, level layout and bullet pattern tweaks, and remastered 5.1 surround sound music and effects make this the definitive version of everyone’s favorite futuristic Alt-History shmup.

Strap in for a rocket-fueled, bewilderingly imaginative adventure across 17th-Century Mars and her moons. Escaping a death sentence on Earth, Sir Walter Raleigh sets a course for Mars, home to his only refuge: Jamestown. Absolve Sir Walter by uncovering the truth behind the disappearance of Roanoke and defending the good peoples of the New World from a Conquistador hellbent on conquering the colonies using an ancient, terrible power.

Soar through the skies aboard one of twelve Conveyances, rocket-sleds with mighty weapons. Tear through oncoming enemies with the simple but reliable Beam ship. Experiment with the Ghost ship, capable of summoning a duplicate ship to maintain support fire while daring pilots get up close and personal with the legendary sword Excalibur. Roll the dice with the Fortune ship, which mimics other ships after death and requires a high degree of adaptability.

Rise up and rebel against the malevolent Conquistador and his army of robots and Martian Warriors by weaving through streams of bullets. Dodge, dip and dive out of the way while fighting to end tyranny on Mars. Every aspect of Jamestown+ — from lush pixel landscapes to enemy design to gameplay mechanics— was hand-designed with an emphasis on presenting something fresh every 10-15 seconds. An emotionally-stirring orchestral score raises the stakes and makes victory all the sweeter.

This adventure need not be faced alone. Join forces with up to three other players of any skill level – Jamestown+ is always better with a friend. Final Form Games specifically focused on making co-op harmonious, so Jamestown+ can be as beginner-friendly or tough-as-nails as a group prefers, but always requires only three buttons. Fire, Special Attack, and Vaunt, a shield capable of emergency protection and score amplification. Ascend the leaderboards and try Judgement difficulty for the pinnacle challenge.

“Jamestown is best when played with a full squad, so we designed it to be approachable to anyone,” said Tim Ambrogi co-founder of Final Form Games. “Our game has something for everyone, so why not call up some friends or family and have a wonderful night on Mars?”

Jamestown+ comes to Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam December 12 for $17.99. The game will be available for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch eShop on November 28 for just under $15, at a 17% discount. The PlayStation 4 version will receive the same updates when the Switch and PC versions launch.

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Jamestown+ Showers Colonial Mars with Bullets on Nintendo Switch in Q4 2019!

PHILADELPHIA — Aug. 1. 2019 — Jamestown+, the beloved top-down 4-player retro shooter set on British Colonial Mars from Final Form Games, will be available on Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam Q4 2019. All updates and improvements will also come as a free update to the PlayStation®4 version.

Sir Walter Raleigh has been sentenced to death in the Tower of London. In hopes of securing absolution for his “crimes” by solving the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Raleigh flees to 17th-century British Colonial Mars. Board his Conveyance, a rocket-sled equipped with dreadful munitions, and set course for Britain’s well-known Martian colony — Jamestown. Guide Sir Raleigh on his journey to take down the deranged, power-hungry Conquistador and his armies of deadly robots and bizarre Martian warriors – and help him learn to fight for a cause bigger than himself.

Journey across Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos, alongside up to three friends (via couch co-op) in classic shoot ‘em up battles. Jamestown+ was carefully crafted to be accessible to anyone, with a wide variety of difficulties meticulously designed to offer engaging challenges for players of all skill levels, not just die-hard shoot ‘em up fans.

Players only need three buttons: Fire for basic attacks, Special for powerful weapons, and Vaunt for a bullet-eating, score-amplifying shield. Enemies drop gold when defeated that charge the Vaunt meter. Learn to take advantage of the shield and send your team’s score soaring into ever-greater heights.

Coordinate attacks by choosing from 8 ships with powerful weapons, ranging from the simple, yet powerful Beam to the powerful homing missile fusillades of Treason. Tinker with three additional Armada ships to create one of 36 customizations to fend off the Martian hordes however you see fit. Unlock these ships with gold plundered from the Conquistador’s army.

Bullets and enemies are easy to see and defend against thanks to beautifully hand-crafted retro artwork, making Jamestown+’s bullet hell action more like a bullet heaven. There’s something for everyone, including 20 unlockable challenge levels, 5 difficulties, and an emotionally-stirring orchestral score that perfectly complements the Colonists’ plight.

“Jamestown is and was a heartfelt labor of love, and our vision was always that of friends or family playing together in the same room”, said Tim Ambrogi co-founder of Final Form Games. “Now PC, Switch, and PlayStation 4 players will all have the chance to experience Jamestown the way we originally intended.”

Jamestown+ comes to Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam Q4 2019. The game will be available for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $17.99. The PlayStation 4 version will receive the same updates when the Switch and PC versions launch.

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