Posts Tagged ‘Merge Games’

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Drops a Nostalgia-Laden Bomb June 24th on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – April 1, 2020 — Revealed back in June of 2020, the nostalgia hit strong as fans eagerly looked forward to the release of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DXMerge Games, in conjunction with developer, Jankenteam are pleased to reveal Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX will be launching on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5,  Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Nintendo Switch on June 24, 2021, with a retail price of £14.99/$19.99/€19.99. Returning over three decades since its initial release on the SEGA Master System in 1986, we’ve got an all-new look at Alex Kidd in the story trailer below.

Merge Games is also excited to reveal the Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Signature Edition – available to pre-order right now – containing a plethora of unique collectibles for the hardcore fan in your life.

  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Collectors Box
  • A physical copy of the game
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Art book
  • CD soundtrack
  • Keyring
  • Jankenpon cards
  • Enamel pins
  • Medallion and bag

As well as including all of the original content and levels, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX catapults Alex Kidd into a new generation with striking art, improved boss fight systems and different modes! Extra levels will also be included, expanding the lore of the original title to bring a fresh dimension to Alex Kidd in Miracle World.

From Retro Mode which brings back the nostalgia from the Master System classic, allowing players to switch back to a recreated version of the original graphical style, to the new Boss Rush Mode which provides non-stop Rock Paper Scissors action, the DX version of Alex Kidd in Miracle World will include a wealth of extra content to expand on the original Master System version.

Comprising of an array of other updates such as improvements to combat, movement mechanics and new menu systems, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX adds a new level of fluidity to the original classic!

Can you return The Kingdom of Radaxian to its former glory and destroy the evil Janken the Great, who has turned every citizen of the kingdom to stone? Get ready to charge your Power Bracelet and save the kingdom on consoles and PC!

Key Features

  • A Legend Reborn – Dive into a stunning recreation of Alex Kidd in Miracle World with striking new art and tighter, more fluid controls.
  • New Modes – New modes such including ‘Classic Mode’ and ‘Boss Rush Mode’ will be available for players alongside the standard game.
  • New Levels – Experience new levels which expand the lore of the original.
  • Alternative Boss Fights – New and improved boss fight mechanics with more intuitive combat.
  • Classic Mode – Experience the original game with boss fights, dialogue, levels and functions remain true to the original Master System version.
  • New and remastered music – A wide array of reimagined music tracks as well as remastered tracks from the original classic game!

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Buildings Have Feelings Too! Launches April 22nd on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – Apr 6th, 2021 — Think you know city-management games? Think again! Merge Games, alongside indie developer Blackstaff Games, are proud to announce Buildings Have Feelings Too! will finally arrive on April 22, 2021. Originally announced in 2018, the Blackstaff team took the time to build the game right  — from the foundation to the rooftop — and they’re excited to finally bring the quirky city-management / puzzle game to eager players everywhere. Buildings Have Feelings Too! will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One priced $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99.

Selected as one of Microsoft’s highlighted indie titles back at GDC 2019, Buildings Have Feelings Too! brings the city to life and turns its inhabitants into currency. Grow your city to a bustling metropolitan centre with an array of shops, offices, entertainment and amenities, but take care to keep your city thriving or risk losing your buildings being demolished forever. How will you react to the tides of change when your buildings have feelings too?

Imagine a city where buildings can walk and talk to one other. Each one has its own aspirations, hope and fears. Most of the time they’re just trying to get along with each other and make it through the day. Buildings Have Feelings Too! is a city management game with character. Players must grow their city while making sure the individual buildings thrive, or risk them being demolished forever.

As time progresses, new industries can be researched and new architectural marvels built. In turn, world events might cause buildings to fail and businesses to go bankrupt! Players must discover new ways to attend to their city’s needs. This could involve refurbishing a building or simply grabbing it by the hand and moving it to a nicer part of the neighbourhood.

As players progress they are able to grow their city, allowing for multiple neighbourhoods. Specialist areas, such as busy finance hubs or bustling theatre districts, become available. Additional layered attributes such as electricity supply, noise pollution and transport add more complexity and challenges for players.

Key Features

  • Discover and equip a wide range of businesses from the Victorian era right through to the modern day.
  • Befriend a range of Buildings, each with their own aspirations, hopes and fears, as they come to grips with the changing world around them.
  • Customise and rearrange your city’s layout by moving buildings and find the perfect combination for your city to grow.
  • Expand across multiple neighbourhoods of your city, discovering new landmark characters and districts.

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Monster Harvest Releases May 13th on Nintendo Switch!

TBC, Manchester, UK – Merge Games is delighted to announce action farming RPG game Monster Harvest will be landing on Steam and Nintendo eShop on May 13th, 2021. The game is also launching on Xbox and Playstation digital stores on June 3rd. The physical editions on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch are expected June 4th in Europe, and the 8th of June in the United States.

Monster Harvest is a pixelated farming simulator with a twist! You will find yourself starting a new life in Planimal Point, ready to develop your own farm, customize your house, craft your own furniture and make delicious jams. What’s more, you can even mutate your crops to create loyal and fierce companions to take into battle!

During the journey through Planimal Point, you will discover strange Slimes which can mutate your crops in ways they would never have imagined! Depending on the season, the Slime, or the crop you mutate, you will be able to create up to 72 different mutations!

Some crops will mutate into Planimals who are loyal mutated crops that stay by your side through thick and thin. They’ll be a key companion as you adventure across Planimal Point, taking part in thrilling turn-based battles and exploring dungeons as you try to bring down the evil SlimeCo.

Features

  • Farm with mutants! Use magical slimes to mutate the crops you grow on your farm.
  • Collectible Planimal companions! Some slimes mutate your crops into Planimals!
  • Take your loyal companions into battle as you look to save Planimal Point from the Evil SlimeCo.
  • Three unique seasons: Dry, Wet, and Dark – Strange weather and seasons shift what you can grow.
  • Venture into the town of Planimal Point – Discover the people and creatures that live there, build relationships to gain discounts in stores.
  • Craft dozens of items for your farm and your house.

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New Trailer for Cyberpunk Action Shooter Foreclosed Revealed!

Manchester, UK – Nov. 25, 2020 – What does it mean to have your identity Foreclosed? Get a sneak peek into the grim future of story-rich action shooter, Foreclosed, in this all-new trailer revealed as part of the 2020 Golden Joystick Awards. Published by Merge Games, and developed by Italian based development team, Antab Studio, will be bringing Foreclosed to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021.

Foreclosed is a narrative-driven action-shooter set in a Cyberpunk world. Follow the story of Evan Kapnos in this sleek comic book styled game, and discover how losing your identity is all too possible. Diving into the action, players will take control of brain implant abilities, hi-tech weaponry, and enhance their abilities via a diverse skill tree system. Taking inspiration from the Deus Ex and Max Payne games along with Frank Miller’s graphic novel Hard Boiled, a vibrant sci-fi setting comes to life with interactive cutscenes and transitions inspired by graphic novels.

Key Features

  • Slick Cyberpunk Action – Foreclosed blends a striking comic book aesthetic alongside high-octane, cyberpunk infused action gameplay.
  • Hi-tech Combat – Modify your Symbiotic Pistol with an assortment of customisations including “Machine-Gun” mode and explosive rounds.
  • Firmware Upgrades – Discover and unlock brain implant abilities with an RPG-like skill system
  • Interactive Comic Book – Everything from gameplay to cinematics are experienced within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel to make you truly feel like a comic book hero.
  • Original Story – Follow the story of Evan Kapnos, his identity recently Foreclosed, stripped of his job, brain implants and access to the city Blockchain. He must now escape the city before his identity and implants are auctioned off…

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Horrorpunk Action RPG Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Arrives Dec 3rd on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – Nov. 6, 2020 — Publisher Merge Games, alongside indie developer Still Running, unveil that their highly-anticipated brutal isometric action-RPG Morbid: The Seven Acolytes will arrive to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on Dec. 3rd, 2020. Fans of Merge Games’ Signature Editions can also score a physical copy on Dec. 4th via the Signature Edition StoreMorbid is the most gruesome take yet on the isometric soulslike genre, and has gained an increased level of momentum as one of 2020’s indie titles to watch out for. Blending epic, brutal boss encounters, RPG mechanics, deep immersive lore, and a diverse world to explore, Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is sure to challenge all comers!

Morbid will have players testing their mettle with a wealth of bloodthirsty encounters and rich, absorbing lore. Challenging foes, mini-bosses, and memorable large-scale boss fights with fully orchestrated music are some of the ferocious encounters the player will experience throughout the world of Morbid.

In order to succeed across the hostile world of Mornia, players will have to master the wealth of combat and customization options available to discover as they progress through the game. Players will be challenged to improve their character and gear through quests, perks, runes, looting and upgrades, so they can defeat the Seven Acolytes and free the kingdom!

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes will also be receiving its very own Signature Edition, releasing on Dec. 4th, which will include:

  • Region free copy of Morbid: The Seven Acolytes.
  • Two limited edition enamel pins featuring Blessings runes as found in the game.
  • Collector’s art card featuring the developer’s signatures and concept art of Lorn, one of the deadly seven acolytes.
  • Original Soundtrack CD.
  • Packaged in a sturdy “Sierra” box with outer sleeve featuring alternative colour artwork

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Features Overview:

  • Experience epic, brutal boss encounters and explore a diverse array of environments
  • Perk levelling system with multiple ways to build your character
  • Deep, immersive lore with NPC’s to meet throughout the world
  • Over 25 Unique Melee Weapons, such as Swords, Axes, Maces, Spears, Two-Handers, as well several guns ranging from Pistols, Shotguns and Rifles
  • Epic fully orchestrated soundtrack comprised 18 tracks
  • Health, Stamina and Sanity management is important as you traverse the world

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Bounty Battle Arrives Sept 10 and Pre-Orders are Now Open for Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – September 3rd, 2020 — The perfect way to settle a score is with good old fashioned fisticuffs… and energy beams, swords and undead minions! Merge Games, along with France-based developers Dark Screen Games, are delighted to announce that Bounty Battle, the 1-4 player beat-’em-up with characters from all over the Indie World, is coming to consoles and PC September 10th and is now available to pre-order on Nintendo Switch!

Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features 30 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Fighters come with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players.

Characters:

Characters – Bounty Battle showcases your favorite characters from these beloved indie games – Guacamelee!, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Awesomenauts, Nuclear Throne, Owlboy, Axiom Verge, SteamWorld Dig, Oddmar, Jotun, Battle Chasers Nightwar, Death’s Gambit, EITR, Super Comboman, Pankapu, Flinthook, Doko Roko, Tower of Samsara, Blubber Busters, Ruin of the Reckless, The Bug Butcher, and Blocks that Matter

Key Features

  • A host of game modes including a Tournament, Versus, Challenge Mode, Tutorial and Training Room to perfect your style
  • 30 characters from your favourite Indie titles each with their own move set and special attacks
  • Each fighter has their very own minion to summon and join the fight
  • 16 different arenas to battle on – some plucked from the worlds of their fighters
  • Multiple colour and palette swap options to fight in style!

Bounty Battle will release on Sept 10, 2020 for £19.99 $/€24.99/$24.99 on consoles and for £15.99/€19.99/$19.99 on PC. Consoles will see a 20% pre-order and launch discount (pre-order live for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 3, 2020), and Steam will see a 15% discount at launch.

Bounty Battle is also getting the Signature Edition treatment! This edition is currently only available from the Signature Edition website.

Bounty Battle will release digitally Sept. 10th on PC and consoles.

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Monster Harvest, a Brand-New Monster Collecting & Farming RPG, Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – August 28th, 2020 — Publisher Merge Games, in collaboration with indie developer Maple Powered Games, announce their farming action RPG with a twist, Monster Harvest! The newest game in the world of monster collecting will be making its way to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch soon!

First premiered on the Future Games Show, get ready to grow, collect and mutate your crops and take them into battle! Brimming with multiple avenues to explore, players can craft and build their own farm or dream home as Monster Harvest blends RPG mechanics, exploration and action across the vibrant world of Planimal Point.

Providing a fusion of addictive farming gameplay, with RPG elements and battle mechanics included, Monster Harvest brings a fresh dimension to RPG action. From mutating your crops into several different variants and taking them into battle, to collecting a wealth of Planimal companions to help you fight enemies and explore the world with, Monster Harvest brings an array of different elements across its bright and colourful world.

Explore across three unique seasons which can affect the way you play, with bizarre weather and seasons shifting what crops you can grow – watch out for the strange mutations during the dark season which can dominate the land!

Features Overview

  • Farm with mutants! Use magical slimes to mutate the crops you grow on your farm.
  • Collectible Planimal companions! Some slimes mutate your crops into Planimals!
  • Three unique seasons: Dry, Wet, and Dark – Strange weather and seasons shift what the player can grow.
  • Explore the world of Planimal Point – Venture into the town of Planimal Point and discover the people and creatures that live there.
  • Craft and place dozens of items on your farm!

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Ultimate Indie Brawler Bounty Battle Arrives Sept 10th on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK, Aug 11th, 2020 — The perfect way to settle a score is with good old fashioned fisticuffs… and energy beams, swords and undead minions! Merge Games, along with France-based developers Dark Screen Games, are delighted to announce that after a short delay Bounty Battle, the 1-4 player beat-’em-up with characters from all over the Indie World, is coming to consoles and PC on September 10th.

Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features 30 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Fighters come with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players.

Characters:

Characters – Bounty Battle showcases your favorite characters from these beloved indie games – Guacamelee!, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Awesomenauts, Nuclear Throne, Owlboy, Axiom Verge, SteamWorld Dig, Oddmar, Jotun, Battle Chasers Nightwar, Death’s Gambit, EITR, Super Comboman, Pankapu, Flinthook, Doko Roko, Tower of Samsara, Blubber Busters, Ruin of the Reckless, The Bug Butcher, and Blocks that Matter

Key Features

  • A host of game modes including a Tournament, Versus, Challenge Mode, Tutorial and Training Room to perfect your style
  • 30 characters from your favourite Indie titles each with their own move set and special attacks
  • Each fighter has their very own minion to summon and join the fight
  • 16 different arenas to battle on – some plucked from the worlds of their fighters
  • Multiple colour and palette swap options to fight in style!

Bounty Battle will release on Sept 10, 2020 for £19.99 $/€24.99/$24.99 on consoles and for £15.99/€19.99/$19.99 on PC. Consoles will see a 20% pre-order and launch discount (pre-order live for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on Sept. 3, 2020), and Steam will see a 15% discount at launch.

Bounty Battle is also getting the Signature Edition treatment! This edition is currently only available from the Signature Edition website.

Bounty Battle will release digitally Sept. 10th on PC and consoles.

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Indie Brawler Bounty Battle Heads to Nintendo Switch on July 16th!

Manchester, UK, June 17th, 2020 — The perfect way to settle a score is with good old fashioned fisticuffs… and energy beams, swords and undead minions! Merge Games, along with France-based developers Dark Screen Games, are delighted to announce that Bounty Battle, the 1-4 player beat-’em-up with characters from all over the Indie World, is coming to consoles and PC July 16th!

Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features 30 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Fighters come with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players.

Characters:

Characters – Bounty Battle showcases your favorite characters from these beloved indie games – Guacamelee!, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Awesomenauts, Nuclear Throne, Owlboy, Axiom Verge, SteamWorld Dig, Oddmar, Jotun, Battle Chasers Nightwar, Death’s Gambit, EITR, Super Comboman, Pankapu, Flinthook, Doko Roko, Tower of Samsara, Blubber Busters, Ruin of the Reckless, The Bug Butcher, and Blocks that Matter

Key Features

  • A host of game modes including a Tournament, Versus, Challenge Mode, Tutorial and Training Room to perfect your style
  • 30 characters from your favourite Indie titles each with their own move set and special attacks
  • Each fighter has their very own minion to summon and join the fight
  • 16 different arenas to battle on – some plucked from the worlds of their fighters
  • Multiple colour and palette swap options to fight in style!

Bounty Battle is also getting the Signature Edition treatment! This edition is currently only available from the Signature Edition website.

Bounty Battle will release digitally July 16th on PC and consoles. Retail and the limited Signature Edition versions will release in August.

Source: PR Email

Merge Games Unveil Lovecraftian Horrorpunk Action RPG For Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – June 13th 2020 — Publisher Merge Games, in collaboration with indie developer Still Running unveil the most gruesome take yet on the isometric soulslike genre with Morbid: The Seven Acolytes. You, the player, are the last Striver of Dibrom. Your duty, of which you have trained your entire life for, is to defeat the Seven Acolytes and free the kingdom from the heavy yoke of their terror! First premiered on the Future Games Show, Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a brutal gothic action RPG coming this year to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC!

Morbid will have players testing their mettle with a wealth of bloodthirsty encounters and rich, absorbing lore. Challenging foes, mini-bosses, and memorable large-scale boss fights with fully orchestrated music are some of the ferocious encounters the player will experience throughout the world of Morbid.

In order to succeed across the hostile world of Mornia, players will have to master the wealth of combat and customization options available to discover as they progress through the game. Players will be challenged to improve their character and gear through quests, perks, runes, looting and upgrades, so they can defeat the Seven Acolytes and free the kingdom!

Features Overview

  • Experience epic, brutal boss encounters and explore a diverse array of environments
  • Perk levelling system with multiple ways to build your character
  • Deep, immersive lore with NPC’s to meet throughout the world
  • Over 25 Unique Melee Weapons, such as Swords, Axes, Maces, Spears, Two-Handers, as well several guns ranging from Pistols, Shotguns and Rifles
  • Epic fully orchestrated soundtrack comprised 18 tracks
  • Health, Stamina and Sanity management is important as you traverse the world

Source: PR Email