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Experience Infinite Action in CRITADEL for Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, October 13, 2021 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Critadel, a new 2D action game from developer Pixelian Studio, is now available on Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Epic Games Store.

In Critadel, players control one of three different protagonists, each with their own unique looks, default weapons and skill sets. Nox brings her Crewgun assault rifle, Ahnushu’s Natura weapon creates its own ammo from natural resources and Alice’s Pulse Shotgun pairs well with her android abilities.

The game’s branching paths and dynamic boss battles ensure high replayability, and the tight controls and 360° aiming cursor make it fun to blast enemies, regardless of your character’s skills and current equipment. But the real joy of Critadel lies in discovering and tinkering with the endless varieties of weapon loadouts and modifications—over 100,000 different configurations are possible, with unique weapon synergies that grant additional performance enhancements when certain items are equipped simultaneously.

Critadel is available now as a digital download on Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Epic Games Store for $19.99.

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CRITADEL Set to Launch Oct 13th on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, September 9, 2021 — Nicalis, Inc. has set the official release date for Critadel, a new 2D action game from developer Pixelian Studio. The game will be released on Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Epic Games Store on October 13, 2021.

Critadel is a futuristic platformer/shooter/roguelike in which players run, jump and blast through the convoluted pathways and secret chambers of a giant mechanical tower. A 360° aiming cursor allows ranged attacks in any direction. Enemies include deadly bosses and minions of the “Order of Noah,” an evil faction that has seized control of the tower and seeks to recover ancient knowledge that can grant eternal life.

A hardcore action game with GBA-inspired graphics and a pulse-pounding techno soundtrack, Critadel has been in development for five years under the working title of Babel. With three upgradeable characters, hundreds of branching paths and over 100,000 possible weapon and item configurations, it offers a unique experience each time it’s played.

Critadel will be available digitally on Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Epic Games Store on October 13, 2021 for $19.99.

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Monkey Barrels Physical Edition coming to Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, November 9, 2020 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Monkey Barrels, an action packed twin-stick shooter from renowned developer Good-Feel, is getting a physical release for Nintendo Switch on December 11, 2020. Fans can preorder a copy starting today at store.nicalis.com.

Considering the developer’s distinguished pedigree—not to mention the high quality and fun factor of the game itself—the physical edition of Monkey Barrels will be a surprising discovery for players as well as a highly desirable prize for physical game collectors. The package includes a full-color instruction manual and a reversible cover insert with alternate artwork.

In Monkey Barrels, two brave simian heroes named Masaru and Hanako attempt to rescue their friend Kotetsu from the evil Dr. Crabbenwold and his army of weaponized household appliances. Players can equip up to four weapons simultaneously from an arsenal of unlockable guns, explosive devices, shields and more—98 in total. Boss battles, player-vs-player online action and a unique “3D pixel art” aesthetic are also among the game’s features.

The physical edition of Monkey Barrels for Nintendo Switch will be available on December 11, 2020 for $39.99 MSRP.

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Dungreed Coming to Nintendo Switch on October 27th!

SANTA ANA, California, September 23, 2020 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Dungreed, an infinitely replayable 2D side-scrolling action game, will be available on October 27, 2020 in both physical and digital editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

The limited physical edition includes a reversible cover insert and full-color instruction manual. In addition to those bonuses, players who purchase the limited physical edition from the Nicalis online store at store.nicalis.com will also receive the game’s original soundtrack on a full-sized jewel-cased audio CD.

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 and its citizens from being consumed. The dungeon layout is procedurally generated, ensuring a completely different experience each and every time you enter.

To advance through the dungeon, players must defeat a variety of different enemies by using powerful magic items and an arsenal of weapons, ranging from rusty swords to cutting-edge sniper rifles. To prepare for the journey ahead, adventurers can train to become stronger and better equipped prior to exploring deeper into the unpredictable dungeon.

Dungreed offers both single player and two player co-op game modes. In the latter, player two plays as a Shiba dog that uses a machine gun and collects unique item drops on the journey down the dungeon. Charming pixel-art graphics and dramatic music provide a retro-inspired backdrop to all the dungeon-crawling action.

Dungreed is rated E10+ by the ESRB and will be available as a digital download on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for $14.99 MSRP on October 27. The limited physical edition is priced at $29.99 and can be preordered now at store.nicalis.com.

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Redout Zooms Onto Nintendo Switch Today!

SANTA ANA, California, May 14, 2019 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Redout, a high-velocity futuristic racing game, has released digitally on Nintendo Switch. Designed as an homage to the futuristic racing genre, but with modern elements under the hood, Redout offers white-knuckled racing challenges for players seeking sensory-overloading racing intensity.

Developed by 34BigThings, Redout provides a stable of 28 futuristic and customizable vehicles, each one featuring distinct characteristics like acceleration, top speed, grip, structural integrity, energy pool and energy recharge speed. The gameplay encourages pitch-perfect steering and strafing, as each successfully-maneuvered turn, slope and twist applies a unique force that can be channeled into even greater forward velocity.

With 11 event types and over 100 different total events, all of the high-speed action in Redout is accentuated with flying sparks, electrical arcs and blazing exhaust. The highly optimized environments offer 60 evocative courses set in 12 futuristic locations, where a semi abandoned Earth provides a dystopian background. State-of-the-art shading and lighting effects enhance the action and create beautiful and eerily recognizable aesthetics.

Single-player Career Mode gives Redout racers the opportunity to gain experience, level up and upgrade their vehicles with power-ups like additional turbo, self-repair drones, advanced grip systems and more. A variety of multiplayer race modes lets up to six players compete for online supremacy as the fastest times and top players are recorded on the global leaderboards.

Redout for Nintendo Switch includes the main game, in addition to all extra gameplay-related downloadable content as a free bonus (a $40 value). Developed by 34BigThings, Redout is rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB and is available now as a digital download for Nintendo Switch for $39.99 MSRP.

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Redout Races to Nintendo Switch on May 14th!

SANTA ANA, California, April 29, 2019 – Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Redout, a high-velocity futuristic racing game, will release digitally on Nintendo Switch on May 14, 2019. Redout for Nintendo Switch will release as the “Lightspeed Edition” including all extra gameplay-related downloadable content as a free bonus (a $40 value).

Redout is set in the year 2560, after the construction of elaborate magnetic race tracks has transformed the barren wasteland of Earth into the epicenter of the galaxy’s most popular sport. Competitors can steer, drift and pitch 28 different customizable vehicles as each successfully-maneuvered turn, slope and twist applies a unique force that can be channeled into even greater forward velocity.

With 11 event types and over 200 different total events, Redout’s single-player Career Mode gives racers the opportunity to gain experience, level up and upgrade their vehicles with power-ups like additional turbo, self-repair drones, advanced grip systems and more. A variety of multiplayer race modes lets up to six players compete for online supremacy as the fastest times and top players are recorded on the global leaderboards.

All of the high-speed action in Redout is accentuated with flying sparks, electrical arcs and blazing exhaust, providing players with high levels of sensory-overloaded racing intensity. The highly optimized environments offer 60 evocative courses set in 12 futuristic locations, which include breezy coastlines, eerie frozen landscapes, vast desert plains and more.

Developed by 34BigThings, Redout is rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB and will be available as a digital download for Nintendo Switch on May 14 for $39.99 MSRP.

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RemiLore for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Releases Today!

SANTA ANA, California, February 26, 2019 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore has released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a Steam version coming soon. An all-new hack-and-slash action game, RemiLore follows the journey of an ordinary schoolgirl named Remi and a supreme magic book named Lore as they battle their way through the anime-inspired world of Ragnoah.

In RemiLore, players can defeat 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. All of the enchanting action in the game features rich HD visuals and dramatic lighting effects to enhance the beauty of Ragnoah’s four distinct regions.

RemiLore features an in-depth upgrade system for spells, weapons and player skills. A variety of unlocked and unlockable gameplay options are offered, including:

  • Story Mode 1—Single-player main storyline starring Remi and Lore
  • Story Mode 2—Alternate storyline starring Choux and Lore
  • Co-op Mode—Two players team up and battle together
  • One Coin Clear—Permadeath mode
  • Wildcard Spell—Lore’s ultimate spell is replaced by a random one
  • Wildcard Weapon—Remi’s weapon is swapped randomly after an enemy is defeated
  • Power House—Increased attack power, but attack speed is slower
  • Sugar Rush—Dash gauge recharges faster, but attacks deal less damage
  • Boss Rush—Fight every boss in order, with no levels in between
  • Custom Loadout—Select any unlocked weapon and spell
  • Hard Mode—More difficult than Normal Mode
  • Nightmare Mode—One hit means game over
  • Tutorial—Learn how to play the game

RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available now as a digital download on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $39.99 MSRP. A Steam version will be releasing soon. The launch edition of the physical version on Nintendo Switch includes a bonus instruction booklet and RemiLore-themed microfiber cleaning cloth.

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Save Me Mr Tako! Inks October 30th Release Date on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, October 8, 2018 — On World Octopus Day, Nicalis, Ink. today announced the release date for Save me Mr Tako!, the all-new platforming adventure coming to Nintendo Switch™ and Steam. The charming throwback-style game stars a friendly octopus named Mr Tako and will celebrate October as “The Month of the Octopus” by releasing on October 30, 2018.

Save me Mr Tako! takes place in a world where humans and octopi are at war. Mr Tako is a persistently helpful little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land, where he strays from his family and his people in an attempt to resolve the conflicts between the octopus and human races.

Along his journey, Mr Tako can discover and wear 50 different hats to gain special abilities, which will help him solve puzzles, fight tenacious bosses and navigate the 16 mysterious dungeons that are scattered throughout six connected worlds. The game is a heartfelt homage to the portable-gaming past, with bitmapped graphics in player-selectable color palettes and chiptune instrumentation to complete the authentic retro vibe.

Save me Mr Tako! is designed by French developer Christophe Galati and co-developed with Nicalis. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and releases on October 30, 2018 as a digital download for Nintendo Switch and the Steam platform for $14.99.

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Nicalis Announces Dungreed For Nintendo Switch, Showcases Diverse Lineup At BICFest 2018!

SANTA ANA, California, September 12, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced Dungreed, an infinitely replayable 2D side-scrolling action game, on Nintendo Switch™. Developed by Team Horay in Seoul, South Korea, 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.

Dungreed features procedurally generated levels with 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. To prepare for the journey ahead, adventurers can train to become stronger and better equipped prior to exploring deeper and encountering the sinister denizens that lurk in the unpredictable dungeon.

At the upcoming Busan Indie Connect Festival 2018 (BICFest 2018) in South Korea, Nicalis will showcase Dungreed in addition to another Korean-developed title, RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of LoreRemiLore is an all-new hack-and-slash action game from developers Pixellore and RemiMory scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam in winter 2018.

“We met both the Dungreed and RemiLore teams at prior BICFest events, and it’s rewarding for us to return and continue our collaborations with them,” said Nicalis president Tyrone Rodriguez. “We hope this year’s show brings us more opportunities to work closely with other Korean developers and introduce their games to more players around the world.”

As part of its platinum sponsorship of BICFest 2018 (September 13-16), Nicalis will offer attendees hands-on time with its current and upcoming lineup of games, including:

  • Dungreed (Release date TBA for Nintendo Switch)
  • RemiLore (Coming Winter 2018 to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Repentance (Release dates and platforms TBA)
  • Blade Strangers (Out now for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam)
  • Crystal Crisis (Coming Winter 2018 to Nintendo Switch)

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Blade Strangers Ready To Battle On Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, August 28, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Blade Strangers, the all-new crossover fighter, arrives digitally and physically in stores beginning today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 and Steam (digital only). Old school meets new school when the excitement and subtle dynamics of a classic one-on-one fighting game are combined with the polish and high-quality visuals expected from a current-gen contender.

Blade Strangers embraces a traditional and streamlined four-button control scheme that offers accessible inputs for new players, while still providing advanced players with endless opportunities to discover new tactics as they hone their skills. The new challenger in the fighting-game arena delivers tons of action-packed content, complete with a wide variety of gameplay modes and offerings including offline Story, Arcade, Versus, Challenge and Survival modes in addition to a host of online modes, leaderboards and extra features.

The diverse roster in Blade Strangers includes unique characters from different backgrounds, headlined by Quote and Curly Brace (from Cave Story+), Isaac (from The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+), Solange, Ali, Liongate and Master T (from Code of Princess EX) and Kawase, Noko and Emiko (from the Umihara Kawase series). The 14-character launch roster also features video game superstars Shovel Knight and Gunvolt as special guests, plus the debut of new characters Lina and Helen.

Developed in Japan by Studio Saizensen and produced and published by Nicalis, Blade Strangers is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB and is available digitally and physically beginning today for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and digitally for the Steam platform for $39.99 MSRP. For a limited time, launch copies of the physical versions will include reversible box art, an instruction booklet and one of two different PVC character straps (Solange or Kawase) inside the package.

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