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CRYSTAL CRISIS Drops Today on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, May 28, 2019 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Crystal Crisis, the cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game, is available now on Nintendo Switch. Developed and published by Nicalis, Crystal Crisis is an all-new head-to-head puzzle-battle throwdown: Players arrange falling Crystals into matching colors and shatter them to attack their opponents.

Crystal Crisis players can choose from 20 different combatants, including Nicalis favorites like Quote and Curly from Cave Story and Isaac from The Binding of Isaac, in addition to special guests like Astro Boy and Black Jack from Tezuka Productions. Each character has his or her own “home” stage, musical theme, voice-acted exclamations and special moves called “Bursts.” Players will need to build up their character’s Burst Gauge before they can deliver a powerful Attack Burst or rearrange their own Crystal grid with a Defense Burst.

A variety of single-player gameplay modes (including Story, Arcade, Tag Team, Survival, Training and more) accentuate the battle options, while local and online multiplayer functionality give challengers the opportunity to play against friends, family members and Crystal Crisis fighters worldwide. The onscreen Crystal colors can also be configured to make the game accessible for players with color blindness.

Crystal Crisis for Nintendo Switch is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available now as a digital download ($29.99 MSRP) or physical retail version ($39.99 MSRP). A PlayStation 4 version will also be available very soon.

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Umihara Kawase Fresh! Will Be Served Up To Nintendo Switch Players On July 9th!

SANTA ANA, California, March 13, 2019 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Japanese developer Studio Saizensen to bring Umihara Kawase Fresh! to Nintendo SwitchTM in North America and Europe on July 9, 2019. A fresh new chapter in the storied series, Umihara Kawase Fresh! features open-world platforming gameplay starring a young girl who uses her fishing lure as a grappling hook, allowing her to progress through the quaint frontier town of Kingness.

Kawase is a traveling chef who has embarked on many magical adventures in the past. In Umihara Kawase Fresh!, she will put her navigating, grappling and cooking skills to the ultimate test as she completes various quests and discovers the secrets of Kingness, a town that is new to her yet somehow familiar.

Players will need to jump, climb, swing and slingshot their way across platforms all over town in order to clear goals and reach a specific destination to advance to the next quest. Each completed quest can be replayed in Time Attack mode, where a timer is added to let players compete for the best times in online leaderboard rankings.

Along the way, Kawase can use the lure to collect enemies and various food ingredients to store in her magical backpack. Combining ingredients with special recipes creates dishes that can be consumed to earn temporary special abilities, like jumping higher or being able to survive underwater for a longer time. The game also includes two additional playable characters: Cotton from the scrolling shooter Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams and another storied character yet to be announced.

Nicalis and Studio Saizensen continue their close working relationship, as the two companies previously collaborated on the crossover fighting game Blade Strangers and the hack-and-slash RPG Code of Princess EX.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! for Nintendo Switch will be available digitally and physically (NA only) on July 9 for $39.99 MSRP.

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RemiLore Arrives February 26th on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, December 13, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore, an all-new hack-and-slash action game, will release simultaneously on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam on February 26, 2019, with an Xbox One version launching in the release window.

In RemiLore, an ordinary schoolgirl named Remi teams up with a magic book called Lore to battle fierce mecha-monsters in the anime-inspired world of Ragnoah. Players can vanquish enemies with a variety of powerful melee and magical ranged attacks, both of which can change dramatically whenever Remi equips any of over 200 different fun and fantastic weapons.

RemiLore offers various gameplay options, including a full-featured single-player story mode, two-player co-op and several unlockable game modes. All of the enchanting action in the game features rich HD visuals, with physically based rendering (PBR) light effects to enhance the beauty of the four seasons as represented by Ragnoah’s distinct territories.

RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore is rated E10+ by the ESRB and will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam on February 26, 2019 for $39.99 MSRP. The digital release on Xbox One will launch within the release window.

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Crystal Crisis Releasing April 23rd on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, December 5, 2018—Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Crystal Crisis, the cute and colorful new color-matching combat game, will be released on April 23, 2019. Previously announced for Nintendo Switch, the game will now see simultaneous releases on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Nicalis also revealed plans to bring The End Is Nigh, a challenging adventure platformer, and Dungreed, an infinitely replayable 2D action game, to PS4 in 2019.

Crystal Crisis
Developed and published by Nicalis, Crystal Crisis is presented like a traditional fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, competitors arrange falling crystals into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict attacks on their opponents. In this star-studded crossover puzzle game, players can choose from 19 different playable characters, including fan favorites from Cave StoryThe Binding of Isaac, Tezuka Productions and many other surprise entrants.

The End Is Nigh
From The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel, The End Is Nigh is an action platforming game where players take control of Ash, one of the few “things” that have “survived” the “end of the world.” Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as he is thrown into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures before arriving at his final epic quest: to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey).

Dungreed
Developed by Team Horay, Dungreed lets players assume the role of an adventurer who must explore a continuously evolving dungeon in order to prevent the town from being destroyed. The game features a variety of environments such as prisons, jungles and lava zones. Players can defeat enemies and advance through the dungeon using powerful magic items and an arsenal of weapons, ranging from rusty swords to cutting-edge sniper rifles.

About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of highly polished, retro-inspired video games.

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Save Me Mr Tako Fights For Peace On Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, October 30, 2018 — Nicalis, Ink. today announced the release of Save me Mr Tako!, an all-new invertebrate adventure out now for Nintendo Switch™ and Steam. Starring a peaceful little octopus named Mr Tako, Save me Mr Tako! is a charming throwback-style platformer set in a world where humans and octopodes are at war.

The journey begins when Mr Tako sets out to resolve the conflicts that are tearing the octopus and human worlds apart. Along the way, players can discover 50 different hats, each giving Mr Tako a unique ability that will help him solve puzzles, defeat tenacious bosses and advance through 16 mysterious dungeons located across six connected worlds.

A heartfelt homage to classic monochromatic portable gaming, Save me Mr Tako! lets players choose their favorite color scheme by selecting from numerous four-color palette options. The sizes of the character sprites are also intentionally limited and the game’s original soundtrack uses chiptune instrumentation to complete the authentic retro vibe.

Save me Mr Tako! is designed by developer Christophe Galati and co-developed with Nicalis. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and releases today as a digital download for Nintendo Switch and the Steam platform for $14.99.

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Code Of Princess EX Begins Her Journey Today On Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, July 31, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Code of Princess EX is ready for battle and releases today in digital and physical form on Nintendo Switch. Developed by Studio Saizensen, Code of Princess EX remains true to the classic action RPG, while introducing new HD graphics, a local co-op option and numerous other gameplay additions and enhancements including smarter AI, updated balancing, a new character leveling-up system and overall better playability.

Code of Princess EX features classic “hack-and-slash” gameplay where players can freely move between three different planes of action and attack enemies using a variety of powerful fighting combos, lock-on and burst systems. There are over 50 different playable characters in the game who can be leveled up throughout multiple game modes, including Campaign, Free Play and Bonus Quests.

The main storyline in Code of Princess EX focuses on Princess Solange of DeLuxia, who is thrust into the role of guardian and protector of the legendary sword DeLuxcalibur after her family’s castle is overtaken by a siege of rampaging monsters. Venturing out beyond the castle walls, she soon discovers that the monster onslaught has blanketed the entire kingdom with terror and oppression. As she fights to restore order, Solange selectively recruits a diverse team of powerful and agile combatants in an attempt to bring peace to the land.

Code of Princess EX is developed in Japan by Studio Saizensen (Blade Strangers) in collaboration with Kinu Nishimura (longtime Street Fighter artist), Tetsuhiko Kikuchi (Guardian Heroes director/character designer) and Masaki Ukyo (Guardian Heroes lead programmer). Former Capcom artist Bengus (a.k.a. Gouda Cheese) also contributed to the in-game artwork.

Published by Nicalis, the digital and physical release of Code of Princess EX is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB and is available now on Nintendo Switch for $39.99 MSRP. The launch edition of the retail version includes the game card along with a full-color instruction booklet and a 3-inch audio CD soundtrack sampler inside the game package.

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Code of Princess EX Slashing Her Way Onto Nintendo Switch This Summer!

SANTA ANA, California, March 7, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. is EXcited to announce the heroic return of a fan favorite: Princess Solange of DeLuxia in Code of Princess EX. Developed by Studio Saizensen in collaboration with legendary artist Kinu Nishimura, Code of Princess EX arrives for Nintendo Switch in digital form and physically at major retailers across North America in Summer 2018.

Code of Princess EX remains true to the classic action RPG, while introducing HD graphics, a local co-op option and numerous other gameplay additions and enhancements. These improvements include smarter AI, updated balancing, a new character leveling-up system and overall better playability. The game features classic “hack-and-slash” gameplay where players can freely move between three different planes of action and attack enemies using a variety of powerful fighting combos, lock-on and burst systems. Over 50 different characters are playable and upgradeable throughout multiple game modes, including Campaign, Free Play and Bonus Quests.

The story within Code of Princess EX follows Princess Solange of DeLuxia as she fights to restore order in a world where monsters are trying to overtake the human race. Armed with the legendary sword DeLuxcalibur, Solange assembles a team of talented fighters to join her quest. Together, they embark on an epic journey to confront the monster uprising and try to discover its secret origins.

Published by Nicalis, the upcoming digital and physical release of Code of Princess EX is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB and will available in Summer 2018 on Nintendo Switch for $39.99 MSRP. The launch edition of the retail version will include a full-color instruction booklet and a bonus mystery item that will be revealed soon.

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