Posts Tagged ‘ININ Games’

Enchanting RPG – WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – Coming to Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, April 1st, 2021: ININ Games is excited to present a really beautiful and enchanting adventure, which RPG fans can enjoy. WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirudy – developed by Kiwiwalks and Ikina Games – will be published physically and digitally in North America and Europe for Nintendo Switch.

ININ Games will also create exclusive Limited and Collector’s Editions, which will be available for pre-order from April 1st, 2021 6pm (CEST) only at the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store. The retail pre-orders will be expected to launch in the next few weeks.

Unique, varied battles and a fascinating adventure
The enchanting adventure of Eirudy offers an exciting and captivating storyline, which players won’t want to put down. The turn-based battle system and the individual characters that develop over time make the game a really beautiful adventure.

With Japanese voice actors, and text fully localized into English, the game is a stand-alone title in the Witch Spring Universe. It comes with new visuals and sound, very cute art style and loveable characters – which make it a must have for JRPG fans! And thanks to individual storyline choices, resulting in different endings and varied battle tactics, the game is worth playing through multiple times.

  • Intriguing storytelling
  • Loveable, colorful characters
  • Tactical turn based battles
  • Evolving battle menu
  • Unique “summon dolls” system
  • Different story branches
  • Post-game content

About the WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirud
WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirudy takes you deep into the Misty Forest, where the Marionette Witch Eirudy lives secluded from the rest of the world, only accompanied by her enchanted puppets.

Whilst hiding in her house in the forest, from the warriors who are out to hunt her, she continues her efforts to escape her loneliness by trying to make her puppets talk.

When one day she meets an adventurous young man named Adrian in the forest, Eirudy’s life changes as she is thrown into the tide that determines the fate of deities and humans. The adventure begins…

Special Editions in the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store

The Limited Edition Features:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch
  • Manual
  • Individually Numbered

The Limited Edition is available for €39.99 and limited to 2.200 copies worldwide.

The Collectors Edition Features:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Manual
  • Artbook
  • Soundtrack
  • Large Poster
  • Standee
  • Pin
  • Sticker Sheet
  • 10 character cards
  • Individually numbered

The Collector’s Edition is available for €59.99 and limited to 1.300 copies worldwide.

Both, the Limited Edition and the Collector’s Edition will also be available as an awesome bundle including an adorable Failur plush.

The Limited Edition Bundle will be limited to 300 copies and can be purchased for €64.99. The Collector’s Edition Bundle will be available for €84.99 and limited to 200 copies.

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Clockwork Aquario Provides First Teaser Trailer!

Stuttgart, Germany – March 25th 2021 – Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games are delighted to present the first teaser trailer of Clockwork Aquario after the game has been dormant for almost 30 years. Clockwork Aquario will finally see the light of day, releasing Q2/2021 for Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4 both digitally, from ININ Games, and physically as limited editions from Strictly Limited Games. Other platforms to be announced at a later date.

Clockwork Aquario was the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary Westone Bit Entertainment in 1993, but was never finished. The game was thought to be lost in time, but Strictly Limited Games set out on the mission to dig deep into video game archeology and save Clockwork Aquario from being lost forever.

First gameplay teaser

The first teaser trailer shows not only some incredibly beautiful hand-drawn images of the three main characters, but also the first gameplay footage of this arcade treasure. Clockwork Aquario wins the viewer over with its beautiful pixel art, the vibrant colors and the three unique characters: Huck Londo, the daring hero, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.

Non-stop arcade action

Ryuichi Nishizawa, game creator and founder of Wonder Boy, has led development of the game that encapsulates the spirit of and story about a boy, a girl and a robot in the near future, crushing the ambitions of enemies who plan to take over the world. Clockwork Aquario, a two player couch co-op, focuses on colourful, eye candy presentation, fun and fighting off enemies. Non stop action, cavorting from one platform to another, fending off endless attacks, be they from the sky or along the ground…. No stopping to admire the beautiful settings. Bash, stun, jump on the enemy and throw them away, and collect bonuses as the battles continue.

Limited and exclusive physical editions

Three limited editions for Switch and PS4 can exclusively be pre-ordered at Strictly Limited Games.

  • The Limited Edition for PS4 is available for 29,99€. (Switch is already sold out.)
  • The Collector’s Edition is priced at 69,99€ and includes amongst others an Acrylic Diorama, 2x soundtrack (original & remix), an Arcade Coin (100-yen-style) and character cards.
  • The Ultra Collector’s Edition is available for 129,99€ and includes everything from the CE and even more cool items like a beautiful 18cm figurine of Elle, Huck and Gush and a Shikishi.

“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.” (Ryuichi Nishizawa)

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New Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Trailer Released!

Stuttgart, Germany – February 18th 2021 – ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK were overwhelmed and delighted with the feedback and media support from the recent press release and trailer released last month and would like to present another dazzling new trailer showing Asha’s good friend Pepelogoo in action.

The retail editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available for €39.99 and will include the original Monster World IV. The Western retail release will be in Q2/2021 for North America, Europe and Australia.

The digital Switch and PS4 versions by STUDIOARTDINK will be available in EU and US through the online stores for €34.99 in Q2/2021. Furthermore the game will be available on Steam in Q2/2021 as well (price to be announced). The digital versions won’t include Monster World IV.

Pepelogoo – Ashas blue friend

The theme of the new trailer is Pepelogoo, Asha’s trusted blue sidekick and one of the main characters. The trailer shows the two of them working together to overcome any obstacles.

Without their special friendship and interaction Asha wouldn’t get far with her adventure.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World contains puzzles and adventure elements that Asha and Pepelogoo can only solve together. Some paths seem blocked, but maybe a secret way will open up if Pepelogoo helps? A gap is too wide for jumping? Then Asha can hold on to Pepelogoo and he’ll fly her across it. As Pepelogoo is fond of extreme temperatures, he even stands by her side through the freezing cold and hot lava.

Any time Asha whistles, her loyal friend quickly comes flying, rushing to her rescue. Everyone should have a Pepelogoo in their life!

The legendary quest of two friends

Asha must free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she embarks on to this big adventure with her companion Pepelogoo.

While the story remains true to the original game from 1994, the game is a full remake of Monster World IV, with cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay that stays close to the beloved original gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content.

Exclusive, physical editions

Three exclusive limited editions can only be pre-ordered at Strictly Limited Games. All include the original Monster World IV:

  • The Limited Edition is available for €39.99.
  • The Collector’s Edition is available for €99.99, and includes fantastic items like Monster World Map, 2x OST (Original + Remix), Artbook, a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and more.
  • The Mega Collector’s Edition is available for €179.99. This edition celebrates the origins of the game and includes everything from the CE and more awesome items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more.

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Turrican Flashback is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – ININ Games releases today, January 29th 2021, both the physical boxed and digitally the eagerly anticipated and legendary Turrican collection – Turrican Flashback on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation4.

Four classic titles:

  • Turrican
  • Turrican II: The Final Fight,
  • Mega Turrican
  • Super Turrican

All in one awesome package.

Features:

  • Reworked modern control scheme that streamlines the series and makes them more approachable than ever before.
  • Customize your experience with shaders, wallpapers and different display options.
  • Gigantic levels, heart-blazing action and huge boss fights. Suit up and prepare for mayhem!
  • Rewind feature and save states allows you to take on the challenge… with some help!
  • Timeless and critically acclaimed soundtracks by composer Chris Huelsbeck!

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Acclaimed Root Double Arrives This Week in Boxed Form for Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, 27th January 2021 – ININ Games is excited to announce the boxed, physical release for Nintendo Switch of the much acclaimed Sekai Project Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition one of Japan’s greatest graphic novel adventure games will be released this week, Friday 29th January 2021.

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is both genre innovative and extends the boundaries of what is a truly epic graphic novel that many have heralded as one of the finest crime thrilling stories gamers can experience.

Set in 2030 in a combined city and research hub, the residents are unable to interact with the outside world without permission from the local government. After an accident at an institute in the city, one of the game’s two protagonists, Watase Kasasagi, is sent in as part of a rescue team; the other, a high school student named Natsuhiko Tenkawa, happens to be in the institute at the time of the accident.

At the start of the game, there are two story scenarios for the player to choose from. Each scenario is told from a different character’s perspective in which the player assumes the role of; You must search for survivors, make the right choices, build your relationships, and regain your memories as you try to stay alive. An essential component in the game is the “Senses Sympathy System” (“SSS”) and throughout the game, the player is given a chance to adjust their impressions (“Senses”) of the characters (including the characters that they are taking the role of) using sliders.

Features:

  • Beautiful artwork reworked in full HD.
  • Directed by Ever17 Creator Takumi Nakazawa.
  • Hours and hours of story that dynamically changes based on your choices.
  • Unique gameplay (Senses Sympathy System) sets it apart from conventional visual novels.
  • Mature serious storyline.
  • Fully voiced in Japanese by famous voice actors.
  • High replayability requires replaying to see all possible story outcomes.
  • Two storyline branches – one before the crime and one after the crime.

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition offers up so much and presents a huge and unsurpassed detailed visual graphic novel!

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New Trailer Unleashed for Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World!

Stuttgart, Germany – 25th January 2021 – ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK are happy to present a new trailer for Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World and reveal the retail packshots for North America, Europe and Australia as well as to provide additional information about the limited and retail editions, their prices and release dates.

New Trailer showing the adventure that awaits Asha & Pepelogoo

We are happy to announce the brand new trailer of Asha in Monster World showing unique characters, teamwork with Asha’s blue sidekick Pepelogoo and gimmick-filled stages. The trailer is packed with lots of content. Whether you’re a longstanding fan of the series or discovering Monster World anew, we hope you sense the beginning of an exciting adventure.

Developed by the original members of Westone Bit

The fully remastered version of Wonder Boy IV is led by none other than it’s creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa. Additionally, he is supported by Shinichi Sakamoto for new and improved music and sound effects, Maki Ōzora for character design and Takanori Kurihara as creative manager to create a worthy remake and new entry to the iconic series.

Experience the dynamic duo Asha and Pepelogoo like never before

Asha is tasked to free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she does not have to face this adventure alone, as early on she finds her new companion, a special blue Pepelogoo.

While the story remains true to the original game from 1994, the game is a full remake of Monster World IV, with cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay that stays close to the beloved original gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content. Especially in the event scenes the performance is deepened and the world view is reproduced vividly and colorfully. Plus for the first time in the series, it comes with a character voice – by the popular and talented Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz.

Including the original Monster World IV

As an ode to the game’s legacy, the beloved original Monster World IV is included in all physical editions of ININ Games. The original game is not included in any of the digital versions, it’s exclusively available in the physical retail and limited editions for North America, Europe and Australia. For the Nintendo Switch, it will be featured on the cartridge, while there will be an exclusive download code included with the PS4 disc version.

Retail Edition

The retail editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available at a price of €39,99. As mentioned above, these will also include the original Monster World IV. The Western retail release will be in Q2 2021 for North America, Europe and Australia.

Exclusive, physical editions

Three exclusive limited editions can be pre-ordered only at Strictly Limited Games. All limited editions come with the original Monster World IV:

  • The Limited Edition is available for €39.99, limited to 3,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,700 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide.
  • The Collector’s Edition is available for €99.99, limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,200 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and includes fantastic items to celebrate the game like Monster World Map, 2x OST (Original + Remix), Artbook and a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and many more.
  • The Mega Collector’s Edition is available for €179.99, limited to 999 copies for Nintendo Switch and 499 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide. This edition celebrates the origins of the game and features everything from the Collector’s Edition and in addition more awesome items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more.

Join Asha and Pepelogoo in their quest to save the world!

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Turrican Flashback – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Turrican Flashback Arrives January 29th on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany, January 20th 2021 – ININ Games will release on January 29th both the physical boxed and digitally eagerly anticipated and legendary Turrican collection – Turrican Flashback on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4.

Developed by legends in the video game industry and remastered by lifelong fans, Turrican’s long awaited return to the market is finally here with a prestigious and carefully selected collection of some of the most amazing titles. The endless exploration and challenge of the classic Turrican 1 & 2 explodes alongside the arcade perfection of Super Turrican and Mega Turrican in Turrican Flashback, bringing you 4 of action gaming’s finest examples of the genre.

Released originally on the classic home computer system, The Commodore Amiga, followed by sequels on Super Nintendo and Mega Drive, these remasters bring brand new elements to the tried and true formula offering both old and new fans something unique for this edition. Play tested and tailored by lifelong Turrican fans from across Europe, the new control scheme makes each Turrican game intuitive and easily accessible for all players as each button and command corresponds to action, and allows for even more precise shots and jumps than ever before.

The all new “Rewind” feature also allows for an optional easier challenge as the pitfalls for older game designs can be overcome by trial and error instantly. For those who wish to come back to the adventure at a later time, the save states are there to let you pick up exactly where you left off.

For those who miss the scanlines and curvatures of retro monitors, Turrican Flashback is not just a travel through time in terms of the games, but even the presentation! Use one of the best CRT shaders in the industry and customize your display to bring the action as close to the way you remember it looking on your nostalgic monitor, or opt for the new dynamic pixel perfect display which allows you to minimize the on screen icons and focus entirely on the gorgeous in-game graphics which still stands the test of time!

All this and of course, we cannot forget about the music! Chris Huelsbeck’s legendary scores are on full display and the games have been painstakingly programmed to ensure the highest quality playback of the original audio across the various sound chips Mr. Huelsbeck perfected. Enjoy the 7 minute epica that is “The Final Fight” in Turrican 2 in pristine original quality, or thump your feet to the beat of “Air Combat” in Mega Turrican, each and every track across every game is a bonafide classic!

Features:

  • 4 classic titles: Turrican, Turrican II: The Final Fight, Mega Turrican and Super Turrican in one awesome package!
  • Reworked modern control scheme that streamlines the series and makes them more approachable than ever before.
  • Customize your experience with shaders, wallpapers and different display options.
  • Gigantic levels, heart-blazing action and huge boss fights. Suit up and prepare for mayhem!
  • Rewind feature and save states allows you to take on the challenge… with some help!
  • Timeless and critically acclaimed soundtracks by composer Chris Huelsbeck!

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Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World Coming to Switch in 2021!

Stuttgart, Germany – 17th December 2020 – ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK announce the pre-order start of three limited editions for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. All three limited editions are available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store. The limited editions as well as the retail editions of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will be released in 2021.

The original development team behind the wheel

The game is a fully remastered version of the famous Wonder Boy IV from 1994 with the development being led by the creator of the Wonder Boy series, Ryuichi Nishizawa. Nishizawa-san is supported by members of the original development team. Shinichi Sakamoto (sound), Maki Ōzora (character design) and Takanori Kurihara (creative management) are creating the next entry of the beloved series.

Dream team with new features

Asha is chosen to leave her village in order to rescue missing spirits and to save the world. Luckily, she has her blue flying friend Pepelogoo to help her on her adventures.

While the story stays true to the origins, there are many updates and features that will be included in the new Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World:

  • For the first time ever: Character voices
  • Remastered graphics with a fresh 2.5D design
  • New dynamic and impressive cutscenes and animations
  • Remastered game sounds & soundtrack by Shinichi Sakamoto
  • Additional easy mode, so everyone alike can enjoy the game

The devs listened closely to the fans to make sure that their feedback will be implemented in order to create a stunning fresh take on the Wonder Boy brand that will make gamers happy.

Original Monster World IV included

The beloved original Monster World IV is included in all physical editions. Monster World IV is featured on the cartridge for Nintendo Switch and will be an exclusive download code that comes with the PS4 disc version of Asha in Monster World..

Exclusive, physical editions

The Limited Edition is available for €39.99, limited to 3,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,700 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and features:

  • Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World game (PS4/NSW)
  • Monster World IV original game (PS4/NSW)
  • Manual (Mega Drive Style)
  • Reversible Variant Cover
  • Individually Numbered

The Collector’s Edition is available for €99.99, limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,200 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and includes:

  • Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World game (PS4/NSW)
  • Monster World IV original game (PS4/NSW)
  • Manual (Mega Drive Style)
  • CE Box
  • 2-sided Poster
  • Monster World Map
  • 2 OST (Original + Remix)
  • Squishy Ball Pepelogoo
  • Sticker
  • Artbook
  • Shikishi
  • Acrylic Standee
  • Fridge Magnet
  • Stamper

The Mega Collector’s Edition is available for €179.99, limited to 999 copies for Nintendo Switch and 499 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide. This edition celebrates the origins of the game and features everything from the Collector’s Edition plus:

  • Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″)
  • Mega Drive- / Genesis-Style Plastic Case with reversible inlay
  • Console-Style Packaging
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Asha Pixel Pin
  • Retro-style Registration Card
  • Vinyl Sticker for your Console

For all music enthusiasts, there is a limited Vinyl Set with two picture disks with the original soundtrack and the remastered soundtrack. It is limited to 499 sets and is available for €49.99.

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Space Invaders Forever – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders is a separate game file that comes included with the Space Invaders Forever purchase. Due to the game only being playable via touchscreen, I wasn’t able to capture footage for it. The Switch needs to be held vertically to play the game as well.