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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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Blade Strangers Hits Nintendo Switch On August 28th!

SANTA ANA, California, June 28, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. today confirmed that the anticipated release of the all-new fighting game Blade Strangers is set for August 28, 2018 on Nintendo SwitchTM, PlayStation®4 and Steam (as well as arcade game centers in Japan). The indie crossover brawler developed by Studio Saizensen embraces a traditional and streamlined four-button control scheme that offers accessible inputs for beginner players, while still providing advanced players with endless opportunities to discover new tactics as they hone their skills.

Blade Strangers combines the excitement and subtle dynamics of a classic one-on-one fighting game with the polish and high-quality visuals expected from a current-gen contender. The game will arrive feature-rich at launch, complete with a wide variety of online and offline gameplay modes and additional offerings including:

  • Story Mode – experience each character’s unique story
  • Arcade Mode – pick a character and win matches to advance
  • Challenge Mode – complete various skill challenges for each of the characters
  • Survival Mode – battle against a barrage of CPU-controlled opponents
  • Versus Mode – fight against friends or the CPU (with “standby” option)
  • Online Modes – create or search for rooms and engage in Stealth, Casual or League matches
  • Tutorial – for new players to learn the basics
  • Training – practice moves and combos to hone skills (with “standby” option)
  • Other Features – online leaderboards, screen view and control customization, player profiles, stat tracking, unlockable items (character colors, portraits, special titles)

Other Features – online leaderboards, screen view and control customization, player profiles, stat tracking, unlockable items (character colors, portraits, special titles)
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 indie superstars Shovel Knight and Gunvolt as special guests, plus new characters Lina and Helen who are appearing in a video game for the first time ever.

Blade Strangers is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB and will be available digitally and physically for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and digitally on the Steam platform on August 28, 2018 for $39.99 MSRP. For a limited time, launch copies of the physical versions will also include surprise bonus goodies inside the package.

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The Binding Of Isaac: Four Souls Kickstarter Campaign Announced For Themed Card Game!

SANTA CRUZ, California, June 27, 2018 — Edmund McMillen today announced that the crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign for The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls has launched and is now open for backing. The all-new project from Edmund McMillen, the video game designer and creator of indie mega-hits Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, is a card game based on the themes and storylines presented in The Binding of Isaac series.

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls will take elements of what fans experienced in the iconic video game series and drop it in physical form onto players’ card gaming location of choice. 2-4 players can randomly choose from four different playable characters, each with their own unique abilities that can affect the gameplay. Once started, players will have the opportunity to encounter an endless array of familiar monsters and items from the video game series as they decide whether to barter, play cooperatively or betray their opponents.

“Designing this was fun and easy and I’m treating this as I would any video game that I’ve ever worked on,” said designer Edmund McMillen. “The goal is to make a very playable and entertaining card game that has a lot of strategy to it and embodies everything that’s unique about The Binding of Isaac.”

In order to make this dream not a nightmare, a Kickstarter campaign has been created forThe Binding of Isaac: Four Souls with a 30-day target goal of $50,000. If met, backers who provided monetary pledges will receive their tier of goods, which range from digital items to the base game plus expansion packs, collector’s editions, bonus swag items and more! With love and support and crowdsourcing help from fans, The Binding of Isaac: Four Soulscard game will release in winter 2018.

A working prototype for The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls has already been created and includes 100 Monster Cards, 100 Loot Cards, 100 Treasure Cards, 100 Pennies, 4 Character Cards, 4 Power Cards and 2 dice. Each game begins with players selecting a Character Card and receiving 3 Loot Cards and 3 Pennies. Players then take turns playing Loot Cards to attack monsters in order to gain resources that can be used to purchase items. Once strong enough, players can battle boss monsters that will yield souls. The first player to end their turn with four souls is crowned the winner.

For more details on The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls card game and for information on the Kickstarter campaign, go HERE

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Nicalis Conjures Up RemiLore For Nintendo Switch This Winter!

SANTA ANA, California, June 7, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that it has acquired the publishing rights to RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore, an all-new “rogue-lite” hack-and-slash action game that’s scheduled to release on Nintendo SwitchTM, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam in winter 2018. In RemiLore, players utilize intuitive twin-stick controls to battle fearsome enemies and engage in epic boss battles.

The adventure begins when an ordinary schoolgirl named Remi awakens Lore, a supreme magic book. Together, fate takes them both to the magical world of Ragnoah, which has been overtaken by fierce mecha-monsters. Remi and Lore must venture together in a quest to find their way home, but can Remi really trust the mischievous magic book Lore?

Throughout their journey, players hack and slash their enemies using a variety of fierce melee and magical ranged attacks that change by acquiring over 200 different weapons discovered throughout the world. RemiLore players will have the freedom to journey through the procedurally generated levels for unlimited replay value in various gameplay modes, including single-player story mode and two-player co-op mode.

RemiLore features rich HD visuals and vastly different lighting styles that change based on each of the four seasons in the game. The beautiful graphics and fluid action are being created by the experienced development teams at Pixellore and Remimory, which include industry veterans from Rare and the creators of Subterrain and Color Symphony.

RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore will be available digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam—with physical versions offered for both Switch and PS4—in winter 2018 for $39.99 MSRP.

About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is currently celebrating its 10th year as a leading developer and publisher of highly polished, retro-inspired video games.

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