Posts Tagged ‘Merge Games’

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.

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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

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Merge Games Unveil the Slick and Stylish Cyberpunk Action Shooter, Foreclosed!

Manchester, UK June 12th, 2020 — Combining a stunning comic book aesthetic and cyberpunk action within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel, Merge Games and Antab Studio are thrilled to deliver their stunning futuristic action shooter, Foreclosed. First premiered on IGN’s Summer of Gaming Show in spectacular fashion with a gameplay reveal and developer interview, Foreclosed is now in development for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Taking inspiration from titles such as the Deux Ex and Max Payne series, and Frank Miller’s graphic novel, Hard BoiledForeclosed is a striking display of narrative-driven action where the player takes control of brain implant abilities, hi-tech weaponry, and a diverse skill tree system all encompassed alongside a striking cyberpunk-graphic novel aesthetic.

Foreclosed utilizes a compelling combination of the interactivity of video games with the visual aesthetic of comic books, alongside diverse, hi-tech combat! Cutscenes are interactive and transition smoothly to and from alternative gameplay styles to allow the player to truly feel like a comic book hero. Keep an eye out on Merge Facebook and Merge Discord pages to keep up on all of the latest about the world of Foreclosed.

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 and use your brain implant abilities to manipulate your surroundings and fight back against the system.
  • Firmware Upgrades – Discover and unlock new 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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Merge Games Revives a Platforming Legend With Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX!

Manchester, UK – June 11th, 2020  Since its initial release on the Master System in 1986, the Sega platforming classic Alex Kidd in Miracle World returns over three decades later in the form of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX! Premiered live on the IGN Summer of Gaming Show on June 10thMerge Games, in conjunction with the developer, Jankenteam, bring back the world of Alex Kidd to modern-day systems!

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 artimproved 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 the same as 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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Bounty Battle Arrives This Summer on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK, March 17th, 2020 — As long as there have been heroes, villains, and fighters the question, ‘Who do you think would win in a fight?’ has been on the tips of people’s tongues. Thanks to Bounty Battle, fans can now answer that question in the ultimate indie brawler showdown! 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 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this Summer.

During their showcase on March 17th, Nintendo highlighted some of the best indie titles coming to Nintendo Switch with Bounty Battle included in the mix!

Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game – a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favorite Indie heroes against one another. Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee!Dead CellsDarkest DungeonOwlboy, and more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features over 25 fighters from over 20 different indie games and each fighter comes 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 – 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 Story Mode, Couch Multiplayer, Practise and Tutorial to discover your style
  • Over 20 characters from your favorite Indie titles each with their own move set and special attacks
  • Each fighter has their very own minion to summon and join the fight
  • Over 10 arenas to battle on – some plucked from the worlds of their fighters
  • Multiple color and palette swap options to fight in style

The ultimate indie fighting game, Bounty Battle Signature Edition, is also now available to pre-order direct from the Signature Edition store.

Available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, the Signature Edition of Bounty Battle includes:

  • Region free copy of Bounty Battle on the console of your choice.
  • Four limited edition enamel pins featuring Bounty Battle fighters: Atlas, Lazarus, Lilith and Tyran.
  • Numbered collector’s certificate, printed with the developers’ signatures.
  • 34-page booklet detailing the combatants featured in Bounty Battle.
  • Sturdy “Sierra” box with foam insert.
  • Outer sleeve featuring alternative artwork.

Standard physical versions are also available. For more information visit the Signature Edition Store.

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The Zelda-Inspired Action-Adventure Sparklite Commences Today on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK, Nov 14th, 2019 — Gear up for adventure! Merge are delighted to announce that Sparklite is out now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC! An action-adventure set in a whimsical and ever-changing land, Sparklite‘s fearless herione, Ada, alongside her companion Wingnut will battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the procedurally generated world, take down titans of the mining industry, and harness the power of Sparklite!

From solving puzzles to defeating a range of different bosses and enemies, Sparklite joins together elements of classic adventure titles such as The Legend of Zelda alongside a unique blend of approachable roguelike elements. Gear up for adventure and get ready to immerse yourself in an ever-changing world as you take Ada on a journey across an assortment of different biomes and save Geodia!

Key Features

  • Stunning visuals – Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
  • Original soundtrack – GameCube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
  • Explore the world of Sparklite – Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
  • Invent your arsenal – Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
  • Battle bosses – Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its formidable gremlin Titans
  • Meet the locals  Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge

Sparklite is priced at £19.99 & $/€24.99 and has an introductory 15% discount on platforms during the following periods:

  • Nintendo eShop 15% November 7th to November 20th
  • PSN store 15% November 14th to November 20th
  • Xbox Games Store 15% November 7th to November 20th
  • Steam 15% November 14th to November 20th.

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Action-Adventure Sparklite To Get Steam Demo Next Week, Console Pre-orders Now Live!

Manchester, UK – Nov 7th, 2019 — Merge are delighted to announce that Sparklite is now available to pre-order on Nintendo Switch & Xbox One. Ahead of the November 14th launch on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC, Merge Games will also be giving players a taste of what to expect in the top-down action adventure with the Sparklite Steam demo early next week!

The upcoming demo was the first unlock in the Steam Wishlist promotion, where Red Blue Games and Merge reward excited fans with content as more add Sparklite to their wishlists. Fans of Sparklite will also soon have access to a Hi-Res Wallpaper.

Sparklite will be available to purchase on the Nintendo eShop, PSN store, Xbox Games Store and Steam on November 14th, and is now available to pre-order from the Nintendo eShop and the Xbox Games Store. Sparklite will be priced at £19.99 & $/€24.99 and have an introductory 15% discount on platforms during the following periods:

  • Nintendo eShop 15% November 7th to November 20th
  • PSN store 15% November 14th to November 20th
  • Xbox Games Store 15% November 7th to November 20th
  • Steam 15% November 14th to November 20th.

About Sparklite

Sparklite is an action-adventure set in a whimsical, ever-changing land and is inspired by classic titles like The Legend of Zelda. As Ada, players will solve puzzles and battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the procedurally generated world, take down titans of the mining industry, and harness the power of Sparklite! As featured in Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase alongside unveilings across PAX events such as [email protected], ‘The Mix Seattle’, ‘Kinda Funny’ Showcase, as well as the ‘Monsters of Indie’ Superstar Dev PanelSparklite continues to make an impact as a must-play indie game in 2019.

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Start Your Thrilling and Mysterious Voyage Through Stranded Sails on October 17th!

Manchester, UK – October 3rd, 2019 – Merge Gamesrokapublish and Lemonbomb Entertainment are thrilled to announce that their upcoming and highly anticipated open-world pirate adventure title Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands sets sail onto Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4Xbox One and PC this October 17th!

With recent showcases across Tokyo Game ShowPAX and GamescomStranded Sails is gearing up for an exciting October release on consoles and PC! Since winning best booth at the Indie Arena Booth at Gamescom this year, the title has grown to have over 110,000 wishlists across Steam, with many hailing the game as an exciting blend between adventure and exploration alongside farming, crafting and cooking mechanics.

Stranded Sails opens with you shipwrecked on a mysterious archipelago where you’re tasked with looking after and finding the rest of your crew before you can eventually escape with a new ship!

From developing your camp with new buildings and resources, to creating a farm to provide fresh food to keep the crew’s happiness levels intact, Stranded Sails lets you explore several different islands where new treasure and crucial resources can be found. Mystery and dangerous threats lie in wait, so you must tread carefully once you sail into this thrilling world on October 17th!

Key Features

  • Experience an open-world adventure full of story driven-quests
  • Farm and cook to survive!
  • Manage the creation and expansion of your crew’s camp
  • Explore a diverse array of different islands by foot or boat
  • Fight against supernatural dangers and solve the mysteries of the cursed islands!

Stranded Sails will be available to purchase on the PSN Store, Nintendo eShop and Microsoft Store on October 17th priced at £19,99 / $24,99 / €24,99.

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Zelda-Inspired Adventure Sparklite Arrives November 14th on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – Having built up an impressive amount of momentum so far this year with highlight reveals across the likes of Gamescom and PAX, Merge Games are delighted to announce that their whimsical top-down action adventure Sparklite will release via PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 14th!

With a recent showing in Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase alongside unveilings across PAX events such as [email protected], ‘The Mix Seattle’, ‘Kinda Funny’ Showcase, as well as the ‘Monsters of Indie’ Superstar Dev Panel, Sparklite continues to make an impact as one of 2019’s most interesting and exciting Indie games to watch out for. Fusing together an arsenal of gadgets, guns and gear, Sparklite will have you exploring a diverse, procedurally-generated world to take down the titans of the mining industry and harness the power of Sparklite!

From solving puzzles to defeating a range of different bosses and enemies, Sparklite combines elements of classic adventure titles such as The Legend of Zelda alongside a unique blend of approachable roguelike elements. Get ready to immerse yourself in an ever changing world as you take Ada on a journey across an assortment of different biomes and save Geodia!

Key Features

  • Stunning visuals – Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
  • Original soundtrack – GameCube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
  • Explore the world of Sparklite – Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
  • Invent your arsenal – Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
  • Battle bosses – Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its formidable gremlin Titans
  • Meet the locals  Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge

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Claim Your Treasure! Stranded Sails Signature Edition Pre-orders Now Live!

Manchester, UK, August 14, 2019 – Setting sail alongside Lemonbomb Entertainment and rokapublishMerge Games is thrilled to announce that pre-orders are now live for the Signature Edition of Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands! Available on both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, the Signature Edition will include a wealth of exclusive treasures alongside a physical copy of the game for all those looking to immerse themselves in the pirate infused open world adventure!

Also included will be a limited-edition Stranded Sails coin which will be exclusive to pre-orders ahead of release! You can now pre-order the PlayStation 4 version here and the Nintendo Switch version here!

Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands Signature Edition will include:

  • A region-free copy of the game
  • Art card
  • Numbered certificate
  • Art book
  • Enamel Parrot pin
  • Enamel Fritz pin
  • Enamel Anchor keyring
  • Treasure map

Fusing a unique blend of influences that range from The Legend of Zelda to Harvest MoonStranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands continues to build an impressive amount of hype with over 80,000 wishlists for the title across steam. Bringing together a wealth of different elements from open-world questingfarming and fishing to discovering new islands and recipes for your crew, Stranded Sails has you ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago, where it’s up to you to survive, solve the island’s mysteries and find a way to escape!

From finding resources and planting crops, to establishing your own farm to feed all of the survivors in your camp, Stranded Sails has you setting off on a far-reaching journey that spans numerous islands where great treasures lie ready for the taking!

KEY FEATURES

  • Experience an open-world adventure full of quests and discovery
  • Farm and cook to survive! Provide food for your crew and improve their level of happiness, whilst experimenting with different ingredients to discover new dishes
  • Manage the creation and expansion of your crew’s camp and prove your skills as a shipbuilder
  • Explore a diverse array of different islands by foot or boat on your travels to find a range of tools and treasure
  • Fight against supernatural dangers and solve the secrets of the cursed islands

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