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Moonlighter’s ‘Friends & Foes’ Update Adds New Companions Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

Warsaw, Poland, February 13, 2019 – A very wise person once said that a true friendship is born the moment one person says to another, “Let’s slay some monsters together!”. We certainly wouldn’t want to disagree with ‘a very wise person’ so as part of the new Moonlighter ‘Friends & Foes’ update, launching today for free on all platforms, Digital Sun and 11 bit studios are introducing nine new companions to the game.

Now, even though the freshly introduced nine familiars can’t really talk, they’re more than happy to aid you during your most dangerous adventures to the dungeons outside the merchant village of Rynoka. We wouldn’t want to make Moonlighter too easy, of course, so to counterbalance your buddy upgrades the developers have also added brand-new, ferocious minibosses (so hopefully you and your new companions are getting on well with each other. You’re gonna need all the help you can get!).

NEW FEATURES AND MAJOR CHANGES

  • Companions — Nine new familiars have arrived to aid you in your dungeon crawling! Kill a particular enemy 10 times and a very special egg will appear! Give the egg three days to hatch and your fresh-faced familiar will be ready for action! Each sporting different mechanics, they can damage enemies, restore your life, get items for you, act as an additional chest, and more!
  • Minibosses — Eight new minibosses are here to challenge you! They will appear as guardians of the dungeons, securing gateways leading to deeper rooms. They will emerge at the end of the first and second floor in each dungeon.
  • Zenon’s Campfire — From now on, when you visit the dungeons at night, Zenon will be there, sitting by his campfire, ready to tell you some forgotten stories of Rynoka and Moonlighter’s world. Those tales will be unlocked with the game’s progression.
  • Tomo Stories — We’ve modified and added more lines for Tomo. They should explain her relationship with Will better, shedding some light on their mutual past.
  • Banker Information — We have introduced a lot of special warnings and UI changes to avoid the Banker “stealing” your money. A lot of you forgot to revisit that mustachioed capitalist and were losing the investment.
  • Sorting Items — We’ve added a sorting mechanic inside the inventory.
  • Get the Broom! — We’ve added the possibility to get the Broom™ from Le Retailer (if you’ve managed to lose it somehow!). The Broom™ is important for getting some achievements – so we hope you like this little feature!
  • Prices Update — We’ve added a new system in the Shop to better inform whenever an item’s price gets updated.
  • Minor changes and Fixes

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Minesweeper Genius Makes its Explosive Debut on Switch Today!

SYDNEY, NSW – Feb. 12, 2019 – Minesweeper Genius, the modern take on the classic game of logic from developer Mgaia Studio and publisher Blowfish Studios, is now available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

In Minesweeper Genius, aliens have acquired Aristotle’s DNA and cloned him to conduct experiments in labs filled with explosive land mines. It’s up to players to sweep their way through each level, moving Aristotle from one square to the next en route to the exit while avoiding subterranean dangers. Numbers on each row and column indicate how many mines are near, tasking players with working out where they are without making a costly mistake.

Aristotle’s challenge gets more complicated when special tiles come into play, introducing new obstacles that alter or restrict his movement around the alien labs. Use flags to keep track of where hidden hazards are and enjoy relaxing music while working out solutions.

Minesweeper Genius helps make the rules of Minesweeper more accessible with a learning curve that acclimates players to the mechanics and logic required to solve puzzles in the game’s 130 standard levels. Puzzle experts can then try to sweep through the 55 extra difficult stages. Conquer everything and need a new test? Take on the console-exclusive Custom Level mode, where new puzzles are procedurally generated based on adjustable settings.

“Minesweeper Genius takes me back to our uni days, when we’d procrastinate on preparing for exams by trying to conquer the most ridiculous Minesweeper grids possible,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “I look forward to a new generation enjoying Mgaia’s wonderfully original take on this classic experience now that Minesweeper Genius is available for consoles.”

Minesweeper Genius is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $5.99 USD / £4.99 GBP / € 5.99 / 7.99 AUD. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Degrees of Separation Spreads the Love This Valentine’s Day With a New Launch Trailer!

February 12, 2019 — Walnut Creek, CA — Triple-I publisher Modus Games and developer Moondrop have released the launch trailer for 2D puzzle platformer, Degrees of Separation, ahead of the game’s launch on February 14, 2019. Cleverly weaving in the different stages of a relationship amidst a touching narrative, Degrees of Separation launches this week on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.

With one protagonist wielding the forces of heat and the other manipulating cold, players will work together with a partner or friend (or even go solo, controlling both protagonists in tandem) to overcome puzzling obstacles while exploring a lush fantasy world. Can two opposing forces truly coexist and grow closer with such polarity between them? Each of Degrees of Separation’s worlds explores a different stage of a budding relationship – ranging from trust to anger – incorporating varying emotions and gameplay mechanics that change how players must approach each area they traverse. From the ability to create explosions of opposing energy, to constructing platforms with the converging forces flowing between them, dual protagonists Ember and Rime must find ways to work together in order to progress.

Follow a poignant story written by industry veteran and fantasy author Chris Avellone (Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords) in this narrative-driven co-op puzzler perfect for Valentine’s Day. Degrees of Separation is primed and ready to warm your heart on February 14 when it arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam for $19.99 USD.

Game Features

  • 2D Adventure Platforming. Experience beautifully crafted 2D worlds with a deeply immersive art style based on the aspects of contrasting temperatures.
  • Innovative Storytelling. Discover the potential of dual protagonists Ember and Rime and follow a complex story by acclaimed video game writer Chris Avellone.
  • Environmental Puzzles. Navigate distinct worlds and solve complex puzzles to organically alter situations and surroundings.
  • Cooperative Gameplay. Harness the powers of Ember and Rime in both single-player and local cooperative multiplayer. Shortly after launch, long distance relationships will be enabled via an online multiplayer update.
  • Non-Linear Levels. Traverse through diverse landscapes that each introduce a new game mechanic, weaving together gameplay, narrative, and character progression.

Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition Brings Co-op and New Friends to Nintendo Switch on Feb 26th!

AALBORG, Denmark / GIEBELSTADT, Germany February 12th 2019 — Rad Rodgers, an homage to classic ’90s-era platformers from developer Slipgate Studios and publishers 3D Realms and HandyGames, a THQ Nordic company, locks and loads on Nintendo Switch February 26 with all-new content including local co-op, versus mode, and the King himself, Duke Nukem. Every new addition will come to the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via a free update.

Fight alongside or against buddies in Radical Edition’s new local co-op and versus modes. Plop down with a buddy to team up to take down the baddies and save the videogame world. Need to get out some aggression? Lay on the smack down in Battle Mode to show them who’s boss.

The Radical Edition adds ‘90s gaming icons Duke Nukem, Lo Wang from Shadow Warrior, Cosmo from Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure and Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison from Bombshell and the upcoming Ion Maiden. Let Rad catch some Z’s and take one of these mondo classic characters for a spin. Oh, and, hail to the king baby, Jon St. John is back to reprise his role as Duke Nukem. Other totally tubular features include new levels, abilities, mini-games, a new overworld and tons of new secrets, collectables and unlockables.

“We love Rad, and we thought he deserved some awesome new friends to play with,” said Frederik Schreiber, co-owner of 3D Realms. “With new levels, weapons, couch co-op and a versus mode, I think our fans may have a hard time putting this game down.”

Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition is developed by Slipgate Studios and will be published by 3D Realms and HandyGames. Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition launches on Nintendo Switch™ February 26, with a free content update to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, across the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and PC at launch.

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The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince Starts its Tale Today!

This long-awaited story is finally ready to be told! Today marks the beginning of a beautiful yet tragic tale in The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, available now on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The princess and the prince embark on a dangerous journey to restore the prince’s sight. They risk their lives venturing through the dark forest; she must be careful not to let the truth come to light, lest it disturb the fragile balance between sacrifice and deception. Will the princess and prince get their happily-ever-after ending?

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TikiPOD’s IRON Crypticle opens its doors Feb 13th on Nintendo Switch!

IRON CRYPTICLE is a fun arcade twin-stick dungeon shooter with RPG elements! It’s like Smash TV mixed with Bubble Bobbles cryptic item collection systems, placed within a medieval Ghosts and Goblins style setting!

A mysterious, malevolent force appears to have abducted Cryptonia’s princess – along with the king’s royal golden treasures (shaped curiously like large foodstuffs…). The washed-up kingsguard must leap into action and plunge down into the ancient magical crypts on a rescue mission!

Upgrade your abilities, choose your route through different room types carefully, shop for items at the cat merchant. Gobble food and grab treasure to increase XP, unlock new weapons and magical items, visit the arcades to earn extra shopping money.

Play solo or with up to 4 players local CO-OP!

Game releases on 13th February 2019. Pre-order from 30th January 2019 with a 10% price discount.

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BioShock Vets’ Arabian Nights Adventure City of Brass Out Now for Nintendo Switch!

CANBERRA, ACT – Feb. 8, 2019 – City of Brass, the Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games, lashes and slashes its way onto Nintendo Switch™ today.

Enter the City of Brass, a mythological metropolis brimming with both unfathomable riches and countless dangers. While the streets are lined with gold, the town’s denizens have been cursed by love of money, twisting them into an army of the damned. A legion of undead, sorcerers, genies, and other horrors stand in the way of any thieves who seek the city’s treasures.

The hostile locals are not the only obstacle between would-be burglars and the fabled riches, as the city’s gilded landscape is a labyrinthine network filled with deadly booby-traps. However, these pitfalls are a double-edged sword that observant players can wield against enemies. Lure unsuspecting foes into danger and set off snares with the trusty bullwhip, which can also be used to stun adversaries, swing away to safety, and grab distant objects.

Collectibles items, such as relics, gold, and treasure chests, are hidden just about everywhere. Gather wealth to purchase upgrades from helpful genie shopkeeps or buy wishes to gamble for better gear. Power-ups can also be found in treasure chests, so pilfer as much as possible before sands of time expire.

The Nintendo Switch™ edition launches with three unlockable characters (the fast and frail knife fighting Brigand, a spear-throwing Soldier, and the strong but slow Hellion), along with the starting Fool and Traveler duo. This release also features a myriad of improvements over the game’s original version, including new relics, weapons, enemy types, and other enhancements.

“After years working on the BioShock series, we’ve brought that knowledge to bear in City of Brass, which incorporates our love of hack-and-slash gameplay and mythological folklore,” said Ed Orman, co-founder and designer, Uppercut Games. “Now we’re happy to bring City of Brass to the Switch and introduce the Nintendo community to our world while providing existing fans a new way to play and take the experience on the go.”

City of Brass is currently available for $19.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game features English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Polish, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language support. It was financed with help from Screen Australia’s Games Enterprise Program.

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Observer, the Most Advanced Cyberpunk Game on Nintendo Switch, is Out Now!

Kraków, Poland, February 7, 2019 — Bloober Team invites players to explore the dark dystopian future of their cyberpunk noir thriller, >observer_ as it launches today on Nintendo Switch! Available worldwide at a retail price of $29.99 USD/€29.99, >observer_ puts players in the role of Daniel Lazarski, deftly portrayed by Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), as a neural detective capable of hacking into the minds of the people he interrogates. It’s a grimy look into a tech-fueled future where corporations rule the day.

observer_ is a cyberpunk, detective thriller set in the year 2084 in Krakow, Poland. The world lies in ruins with corporations seizing power after the fall of governments. You do their bidding. No lie will remain hidden from you, as you hack into the minds of those you interrogate. When your past catches up with you, you must act on your own and unravel the mystery of your son’s disappearance. Your name is Daniel Lazarski, you’re an Observer.

Key Features

  • Hack into the twisted minds of criminals and their victims as you traverse a surreal landscape, uncovering meaning behind imagery.
  • Unique cyberpunk setting, as players find themselves in 2084 AD, Krakow, Poland.
  • Genre-defining gameplay in an unsettling, dark dystopian future.
  • Exercise your morality by making difficult choices in the futuristic slums, where the law is what you make it.

>observer_ is out now on the Nintendo Switch on for $29.99 USD/€29.99

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City of Brass – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Depart on a Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery Yet in Etrian Odyssey Nexus!

IRVINE, Calif. – February 5, 2019 – Etrian Odyssey Nexus is now available for the Nintendo 3DS! Start off by creating your own dream party of legacy Etrian character classes, as well as the brand-new Hero class, and set off on a journey to the cryptic continent of Lemuria. There, you’ll meet a menagerie of eclectic characters, including some familiar faces that long-time fans will certainly recognize from their past adventures.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Launch Edition

A reminder that those who pre-ordered or purchase a first-run copy of the game will receive a special Launch Edition bundle (further details below). You can also grab a free Etrian Odyssey Nexus theme right now through the Nintendo 3DS eShop!

Key Features

  • The Definitive Etrian Odyssey Experience – With more classes, characters, gameplay systems, and labyrinths than any other game in the series, Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the ultimate dungeon-crawling adventure.
  • Customize Your Perfect Exploration Party – Create and customize characters from 19 playable classes, then take on the dangerous creatures of Lemuria’s labyrinths with your perfect party!
  • Both Newcomers and Veterans Welcome! – With the ability to swap between four distinct difficulty settings, auto-mapping settings, and a grand standalone story, there’s something for everyone from series newcomers to experienced veterans.
  • A Love Letter to Etrian – Longtime series mainstays Yuji Himukai (Character Designer), Shin Nagasawa (Monster Designer), and Yuzo Koshiro (Composer) have come together to create the preeminent Etrian experience for the series’ final installment on the Nintendo 3DS.

All pre-orders and first-run copies of the game will come with an exclusive art book that includes the incredibly-detailed character art of Yuji Himukai, a pin featuring Vivian (the adorable innkeeper in Nexus), and the game itself — all in a special collector’s box.

Pricing

Etrian Odyssey Nexus is now available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Both the Launch Edition and the standard edition are priced at $39.99, with commensurate European pricing.

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