Posts Tagged ‘ININ Games’

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! New Release Date!

Stuttgart, Germany – July 23rd 2020 – The previously announced release date for Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! from ININ  Games for both the physical and digital release – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 –  has been officially reset to September 29th 2020.

This delay will allow players to benefit from an improved worldwide multiplayer infrastructure, ensuring fast and stable online fights. ININ Games also took the time to add languages, to provide for a great game experience.

All editions will be localized into English, French, German and Spanish. The game will be available in Europe, America and Australia.

About Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is a fast-paced action game where the player’s goal is to clear the screen of enemies by performing skilful combos with their Bazooka and an extraordinary fishing rod. Screens feature moving platforms, perilous obstacles and quirky enemy sea life. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! offers multiplayer action at its very best and competitive gamers are bestowed with fast-paced battles.

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! features:

  • 22 iconic characters from Japanese cult games to choose from
  • Challenge Mode with 40 Stages to be cleared just like back in the good old days of arcade games (1 to 4 players)
  • Multiplayer Battle Modes (2 to 4 players)
  • Local Offline Play and Online Modes
  • Co-op and Competitive Modes (up to 4 players)
  • Competitive Bazooka-Action in Battle Royale Mode (players fight until only one remains) and Star Match (Timed battle mode where players fight to take stars from each other) will offer hundreds of hours of competitive Bazooka-fun.

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CrossCode Launches July 9th on Nintendo Switch!

CrossCode is all about how it plays! Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. You get the puzzles of Zelda-esque dungeons and are rewarded with the great variety of equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies’ weaknesses and at the same time will be able to choose equipment and skills for a more in-depth approach in fighting your enemies.

Features:

  • Dive into a massive adventure with a playtime of around 40-80 hours
  • Explore a large world with 7 unique areas and hidden secrets all over the place
  • Fight over 120 enemy types including 30+ boss fights
  • Enter 8 expansive dungeons all with with unique themes and puzzle mechanics
  • Master up to 100 combat arts and even more passive skills
  • Solve over 100 quests with a great variety of tasks and unique challenges
  • 60+ music tracks made by a rice ball (well, not exactly)

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Ultracore Begins Today on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – June 23rd 2020 – ININ Games is proud to see the digital release on Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch of Ultracore today. After a very long wait Retro fans are finally able to enjoy and soak up this incredible piece of gaming history. Ultracore is released digitally in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The run & gun platformer is available in the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store for £17.99 / €19.99 / $22.99. A digital release for PS Vita will follow soon.

Start Game

Developed by the famous Swedish game developer, Digital Illusions, also known as DICE, Ultracore has seen a truly remarkable transformation of this title that was never released in the 90’s. Now, in collaboration and with expertise from the original team, Ultracore has been morphed onto Nintendo Switch and Sony Playstation 4 (PS Vita to follow) to make this truly addictive platform run and gun come to life.

End Game

Fast gameplay, loads of challenges, explosive action and mean traps. Ultracore is a Eurostyle MetroidVania platformer with extensive levels and heavily armed bosses. Lovers of classic 2D action games will enjoy the vertical side-scrolling levels with intense Shoot’em Up action and an optional soundtrack featuring bands like Scandroid, Mega Drive, 3Force and many others.

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Ultracore – Switch Gameplay Footage!

UltraCore Timewarps Digitally to Nintendo Switch on June 23rd!

Stuttgart, Germany – June 18th 2020 ININ Games makes the long-lost run & gun game Ultracore accessible for retro game fans around the world. The game was developed by the famous Swedish game developer, Digital Illusions, also known more recently as DICE. Releasing digitally on June 23rd 2020 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Ultracore will be available in the eShops for £17.99 / €19.99 / $22.99 USD. A digital release for PS Vita will follow soon.

ININ Games is excited to announce that we are able to give fans of retro platformer games the opportunity to play Ultracore after more than two decades of waiting for this piece of gaming history! Packed with ultimate action in 5 large stages with various weapons to collect and use to fight your enemies, the thrilling run & gun platformer from the 90s will be available digitally on June 23rd 2020 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

With the endeavour of Strictly Limited Games, Ultracore has been restored and completed after its development was put on hold due to an upcoming evolution of video game consoles back in 1994. In collaboration with experts of the genre and (former) members of DICE, the game was brought to life – improved, optimized, full of run & gun action and hardcore boss fights.

This masterpiece has been further refined by adding a second full-length soundtrack, so players will be given the option to either play through the game with the old or the new background music. This new soundtrack features more than 20 full-length synthwave and electronic tracks of few of the genres best artists such as Scandroid, Waveshaper, Mega Drive, Fury Weekend, 3Force, Isidor, Fixions and many others.

And now it’s the turn for the retro fans that didn’t get the chance to capture one of the limited physical versions of the game as Ultracore has finally made its way through to the digital release by ININ Games.

“I know the care, love, sweat and hard work that went into creating Hardcore in the first place by all involved parties. Thus, I think it is fantastic that this product finally gets to see the light of day and for people to be able to play it.” – Fredrik Liljegren, one of the 4 founders of DICE.

Ultracore presents all the tried and trusted features and elements of a platformer. Side scrolling, pin-point shooting, turret explosions, constant avoidance of enemy confrontation, including bigger badder bosses as you progress, and rewards galore.

You would not expect anything different… but can you make it to the end with your trusted hand weapons and jumping skills?

Ultracore Is Uber Cool!

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Darius Cozmic Collections are Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, June 16th – ININ Games and Taito are pleased to announce that the localised, digital versions of two Collections of classic Darus Shoot ‘Em Up titles are out today. Nintendo eShop and PSN store will be releasing the Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade and Darius Cozmic Collection Console.

Iconic bosses, fast-paced action, mesmeric battles and giant robotic sea creatures – The Darius series pioneered horizontal Shoot ‘Em Up games and was developed by the legendary TAITO Corporation. The first Darius game wowed arcade fans in 1986 with its dedicated dual-display cabinet and its revolutionary enemy and sound design.

Numerous sequels and ports followed over the years, setting new standards for Shoot ‘Em Up excellence each time.

All games have been faithfully ported to modern consoles by M2 in Japan, so gamers can rest assured that these are absolutely high-quality ports with perfect performance.

Darius Cozmic Collection Console – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

This download collection includes 6 titles (9 versions) from the Darius home console series:

  • Darius II (Mega Drive, JP version)
  • SAGAIA (Genesis, US version)
  • SAGAIA (Master System, EU version)
  • Darius Twin (Super Famicom, JP version)
  • Darius Twin (Super NES, US version)
  • Darius Force (Super Famicom, JP version)
  • Super Nova (Super NES, US version)
  • Darius Alpha (PC Engine, JP version)
  • Darius Plus (PC Engine, JP version)

Price: 54.99€ / 44.99 GBP / 59.99 USD

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

This download collection includes 4 titles (7 versions) from the Darius arcade series:

  • Darius (Arcade, original version)
  • Darius (Arcade, new version)
  • Darius (Arcade, extra version)
  • Darius II (Arcade, Dual Screen version)
  • SAGAIA (Arcade, ver.1)
  • SAGAIA (Arcade, ver.2)
  • Darius Gaiden (Arcade)

Price: 39.99€ / 34,99 GBP/ 44,99 USD

Bombs Away!

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Two TAITO Darius Cozmic Collections Launch June 16th on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, June 11th – The localised, digital, versions of one of the highest revered Shoot ‘Em Up game series in the history of video gaming are heading to the Nintendo eShop and PSN. The Darius Cozmic Collection Console and the Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade will be available on 16th June 2020.

Make it Simple, Make it Tough!

The Darius series pioneered horizontal Shoot ‘Em Up games and was developed by the legendary TAITO Corporation. The first Darius game wowed arcade going fans when it was released in 1986 with its dedicated dual-display cabinet, imaginative enemy designs and revolutionary sound design.

The first Darius is set in a futuristic 2D world, where the player pilots a Silver Hawk craft alone, or with a second player, and shoots their way through enemy hordes, navigating tricky terrain and battling giant robotic sea creatures. Armed with missiles, bombs and a forcefield, which can be powered up along the way, the players must defeat the alien invaders through a series of branching ‘zones’ to be victorious.

Numerous sequels and ports followed over the years, setting new standards for Shoot ‘Em Up excellence each time, from the outstanding soundtracks, to the unforgettable, aquatic-lifeform-themed boss design and the innovative branching paths at the end of each section

The Darius Cozmic Collection represents the classic 2D history of this iconic Shoot ‘Em Up series. All games have been faithfully ported to modern consoles by M2 in Japan, so gamers can rest assured that these are absolutely high-quality ports with perfect performance – as one would expect from the retro game experts at M2.

Darius Cozmic Collection Console – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

This download collection includes 6 titles (9 versions) from the Darius home console series:

  • Darius II (Mega Drive, JP version)
  • SAGAIA (Genesis, US version)
  • SAGAIA (Master System, EU version)
  • Darius Twin (Super Famicom, JP version)
  • Darius Twin (Super NES, US version)
  • Darius Force (Super Famicom, JP version)
  • Super Nova (Super NES, US version)
  • Darius Alpha (PC Engine, JP version)
  • Darius Plus (PC Engine, JP version)

Price: 54.99€ / 44.99 GBP / 59.99 USD

 

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

This download collection includes 4 titles (7 versions) from the Darius arcade series:

  • Darius (Arcade, original version)
  • Darius (Arcade, new version)
  • Darius (Arcade, extra version)
  • Darius II (Arcade, Dual Screen version)
  • SAGAIA (Arcade, ver.1)
  • SAGAIA (Arcade, ver.2)
  • Darius Gaiden (Arcade)

Price: 39.99€ / 34,99 GBP/ 44,99 USD

2D or Not 2D – Don’t Miss Out!

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CrossCode – Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – June 9th 2020 – ININ Games, Deck13 and Radical Fish Games are very excited to announce that the captivating JRPG CrossCode is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. With more than 400.000 digital copies sold for PC, CrossCode is finally coming to consoles.

CrossCode for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available in all major retail stores in Europe and North America starting from August 28th 2020. Furthermore, the exclusive and limited SteelBook Edition and Collector’s Edition are available only at Strictly Limited Games starting today. The digital editions can soon be ordered in the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store and will be released on July 9th 2020.

CrossCode is a retro-inspired 2D game that comes with a captivating sci-fi storyline and silky smooth physics. Magnificent worlds and a fast-paced combat system are combined with outstanding puzzle mechanics and lots of options for character growth. A strong main story and lots of side content allow you to spend up to 80 hours in the detailed, nostalgic pixel world.

CrossCode is set in the distant future, where you follow a player named Lea. Lea logs into a fictional MMO called CrossWorlds. Lea suffers from memory loss and is mute. The path to regain Lea’s memory is to play CrossWorlds, discover all the game locations and meet other players. Bit by bit as Lea’s memory returns, the mystery surrounding CrossWorlds will unravel – and you will discover why a mute player is stuck in this game in the first place.

CrossCode had seven years of community-driven development behind its creation and was hugely anticipated by a strong fanbase before its successful release on Steam.

CrossCode features:

  • Abundant main story and side content
  • Outstanding Retro-style music
  • Great variety of puzzles
  • Fast-paced combat system
  • Combining the best of JRPG and action adventure games in a modern retro-styled look
  • Discover a large SciFi world with 7 unique realms
  • Fight more than 120 enemy types including 30+ boss fights
  • Explore 7 vast dungeons with unique themes and puzzle mechanics

Already a hit with PC fans, quotes from the world’s leading gaming press include:

“It’s the 2D Zelda I’ve wanted for years.” – Kotaku.

“A masterpiece…it’s amazing that they were able to put such detail into such a vast game.” – IGN Japan.

CrossCode SteelBook Edition

The limited CrossCode SteelBook Edition for PC, Nintendo Switch and PS4 features:

  • Game
  • Instruction Card
  • Manual
  • Variant reversible Cover
  • Original SteelBook
  • Individually numbered limited Edition

The SteelBook Edition is exclusively available at the Strictly Limited Games Partner Shop for €39.99. The PlayStation 4 SteelBook edition is limited to only 2,000 copies worldwide. The Nintendo Switch SteelBook edition is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide. The PC SteelBook edition is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.

CrossCode Collector’s Edition

The limited CrossCode Collector’s Edition for PC, Nintendo Switch and PS4 features:

  • Game
  • Instruction Card
  • Manual
  • Variant reversible Cover
  • Original SteelBook®
  • Hardcover CE Box with magnetic lock
  • Original 2-Disc Soundtrack
  • Hardcover Book – CrossCode Compendium
  • 18 Stickers
  • Large Poster
  • Lea ‘Hi’ Keychain
  • Individually numbered limited Edition

The Collector’s Edition is exclusively available at the Strictly Limited Games Partner Shop for €59.99. The PlayStation 4 Collector’s Edition is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide. The Nintendo Switch Collector’s Edition is limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. The PC Collector’s Edition is limited to 2,000 copies worldwide.

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Clockwork Aquario – A Lost Arcade Gem Unearthed!

Stuttgart, Germany – June 4th 2020 – Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games are very excited to announce that the colorful game Clockwork Aquario will be released in 2020 – after being lost for 27 years.

The game will be published for current gaming platforms and will be available in limited physical editions, as well as digital. The release date is planned for later this year.

The development of Clockwork Aquario started in 1992 and is the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary company Westone. With its beautiful 2D graphics it was created to push the SEGA System 18 arcade hardware to its limits. Unfortunately, fighting games and 3D games were dominating the arcades at that time which led to the cancellation of Clockwork Aquario.

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.

As a company that is striving for the preservation of video games, it has also become a part of Strictly Limited Games’ mission to unearth unreleased games that are an essential part of the cultural video game heritage.

So, three years ago, Strictly Limited Games set out to find the whereabouts of “Tokeijikake no Aquario”, the Japanese title of Clockwork Aquario, and to bring the game back to life.

ININ Games then joined in the endeavours to convince SEGA/LAT that Clockwork Aquario will finally see the light of day, by signing to create a digital release and making the game accessible to a wider audience.

Some parts (including sound, music and several graphics) were not recoverable from the source code, so the particular emphasis is placed on involving as many members of the original Westone team as possible in the project to be true to the game – from the chief programmer, Takanori Kurihara, to the musical genius, Shinichi Sakamoto, to Mr Wonder Boy himself, Ryuichi Nishizawa, who expressed his joy and excitement about seeing the title screen again after 27 years on Twitter.

Ryuichi Nishizawa also said: “Clockwork Aquario is a great piece of 2D art, into which the pixel artists put their hearts and souls. I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore it.”

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Umihara Kawase Bazooka Physical Editions Announced!

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa will be available in three fast-paced physical editions. The limited SteelBook  and Collector’s Editions can now be pre-ordered and will be released in September. The physical versions of the Standard Edition can be pre-ordered at Amazon in some countries starting now. Also, the physical Standard edition will be available at more retailers and in more countries soon. The digital versions of the Standard Edition can also be pre-ordered soon. The release date for all Standard Editions will be in July.

All editions will be localized into English, French, German and Spanish. The game will be available in Europe, America and Australia.

Umihara Kawase BaZooka! Standard Edition

  • The physical retail version for PS4  will be available for € 29.99 / 24.99 GBP / $29.99 US

  • The physical retail version for Nintendo Switch will be available for € 29.99 / 24.99 GBP / $29.99 US

  • The digital versions can be found in the PlayStation Store and the Nintendo eShop for € 29.99 / 24,99 GBP / $29.99 US

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! SteelBook Edition

The limited Umihara Kawase BaZooka! SteelBook Edition for Nintendo Switch and PS4 features:

  • Manual

  • Variant cover art

  • Original Steelbook

The SteelBook Edition is exclusively available at the Strictly Limited Games Partner Shop for €39.99. The PlayStation 4 SteelBook edition is limited to only 1,500 copies worldwide. The Nintendo Switch edition is limited to 2,500 copies worldwide.

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Collector’s Edition

The limited Umihara Kawase BaZooka! Collector’s Edition for Nintendo Switch and PS4 features:

  • Manual

  • Variant cover art

  • Original Steelbook

  • Hardcover CE box with magnetic lock

  • Original Soundtrack

  • Hardcover Art Book

  • 4 Stickers

  • 2-sided large Poster

  • 22 Character Cards

The Collector’s Edition is exclusively available at the Strictly Limited Games Partner Shop for €59.99. The PlayStation 4 SteelBook edition is limited to 700 copies worldwide. The Nintendo Switch edition is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.

About Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Fast-Paced Battles with Party Appeal

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is a fast-paced action game where the player’s goal is to clear the screen of enemies by performing skilful combos with their Bazooka and an extraordinary fishing rod. Screens feature moving platforms, perilous obstacles and quirky enemy sea life. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! offers multiplayer action at its very best and competitive gamers are bestowed with fast-paced battles.

Umihara Kawase Bazooka! features:

  • 22  iconic characters from Japanese cult games to choose from

  • Challenge Mode with 40 Stages to be cleared just like back in the good old days of arcade games (1 to 4 players)

  • Multiplayer Battle Modes (2 to 4 players)

  • Local Offline Play and Online Modes

  • Co-op and Competitive Modes (up to 4 players)

  • Competitive Bazooka-Action in Battle Royale Mode (players fight until only one remains) and Star Match (Timed battle mode where players fight to take stars from each other) will offer hundreds of hours of competitive Bazooka-fun.

Source: PR Email