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Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive strengthen their collaboration!

Among Focus Home Interactive’s premier partners, Saber Interactive occupies an important space. Along with MudRunner 2 releasing later this year, Focus Home Interactive is delighted to announce that they are partnering once more with Saber Interactive (Halo The Master Chief Collection, NBA 2K Playgrounds Series, Quake Champions…) for the development of new ambitious projects, but also for the Switch and Mobile port of some important licenses.

We are very proud and happy to count Saber as a faithful developer partner. Saber Interactive has an excellent vision of the market and the industry, with creative teams able to come up with crazy and spectacular game concepts able to conquer a massive number of players like World War Z or MudRunner. In addition to great creative minds, they also are talented developers, creating high-technologies like both the impressive World War Z “Swarm Engine” or the MudRunner “Advanced Physics Engine” allowing the studio to cook outstanding and unique gaming experiences. We are happy to strengthen our collaboration with this studio for the development of new titles within the years to come.” said John Bert, COO of Focus Home Interactive.

In our two decades of game development, we have found Focus to be one of the most talented and dedicated publishers.” said Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber InteractiveWe are excited to have the opportunity to expand our relationship with such a fantastic team. We can’t wait to share more about what lies ahead.

Two new titles to be develop within the coming years

The first title developed by Saber and born after extending its partnership with Focus, will be a totally new and ambitious IP, consisting in an amazing coop game that will benefit from all the talent and the experience of the studio in delivering spectacular, fun and entertaining games.

Their second title may be the most ambitious project in the publisher’s history – a AAA-quality experience supported by one of the most important licenses in the Games Workshop universe.

Saber will be bringing some great licenses on Nintendo Switch and Mobile

The studio will also be working on the port of some of the publisher’s flagship licenses onto Switch.

Call of Cthulhu and Vampyr, two great titles respectively developed on consoles and PC by Cyanide Studio and DONTNOD Entertainment will both be produced by Saber for a release on Nintendo Switch later this year. And for the first time in its history, Saber and Focus are delighted to announce that the MudRunner franchise will finally land on iOS and Android in the coming months.

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Intense Interstellar Shoot ‘em Up Black Paradox Lands May 3rd on Nintendo Switch!

11 April 2019 – From indie publisher Digerati and Italian developer Fantastico Studio comes the galactic side-scrolling roguelite shoot ‘em up, Black Paradox. The retro-stylish shmup is set to launch on PlayStation 4 on 30 April/1 May (NA/EU respectively), and Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on 3 May. Black Paradox also makes the hyper jump from Steam Early Access into full release on 2 May.

During its time in Early Access, Black Paradox has garnered an 8.5/10 positive rating on Steam, praised by users for its intense boss fights and side-scrolling action, variety of enemies, weapons and upgrades, and stylish 80s-infused aesthetic and powerful retro soundtrack.

“Flying space cars, masked bounty hunters and big bad bosses. All spiced up with pixel art and a synth-wave soundtrack. That’s what we wanted to bring to our game with Black Paradox!” Enthuses Fantastico Studio CEO, Daniele Bianchini. “We think the roguelite shoot ’em up genre hasn’t been explored enough and Black Paradox brings a fresh take on it.”

About the game

Black Paradox is a fast-paced roguelite shoot ’em up. Unleash an arsenal of weapons, power-ups, drones, and other upgrades to survive waves of enemies, against a backdrop of vibrant pixel art and synth-wave soundtrack. As the infamous bounty hunter Black Paradox, travel through space and defeat the most dangerous criminal organization in the galaxy: the Hellraisers and its seven lieutenants.

Enter the cockpit, ready your weapons, and prepare for the ultimate galactic showdown.

Key features

  • 20 weapons, 37 powerups, 13 deadly drones, 8 amazing power-up combos, and the ultimate space-bending move: the “Black Paradox”
  • 62 different enemies, each with its own attack patterns
  • 14 deadly bosses with unique attacks + 1 secret boss
  • Upgrade your stats and unlock new powers
  • 2 player local co-op
  • Amazing pixel art, awesome synth-wave soundtrack
  • Extra hardcore boss rush mode to unlock

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Swinging Platformer Whipseey Bounces To Switch This Fall!

SYDNEY, NSW – April 10, 2019 – Whipseey and the Lost Atlas, the whipping and swinging retro platformer from developer Daniel A. Ramirez and publisher Blowfish Studios, leaps onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam for Windows PC in Q3 2019.

After discovering a magical book, a young boy named Drew is whisked away to Whipseeyland, where he transforms into Whipseey, the pink, whip-wielding hero of this bright, colorful world. With the help of Princess Alyssa, Whipseey embarks on a quest to recover magical orbs that possess the power to return him home.

Whip or jump on enemies standing in the way and collect the magic gems they leave behind. Find an impassable chasm? Hold down the jump button and use the whip as a helicopter to travel further. Use swing points to fling Whipseey from one far-flung location to another and bounce off enemies to reach impossible heights.

Inspired by classic 2D platformers, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas is a challenging throwback to a golden age filled with picturesque levels, a relaxing soundtrack, memorable boss fights, and vivid pixel art courtesy of Super Crate Box and Luftrausers artist Roy Nathan De Groot.

Fans of indie 2D platformers have been following Whipseey’s development for the past two years through the game’s active Twitter account, providing valuable feedback, seeing the art redesign, and the renaming of the game from Whip Master after a cloning incident.

“Developing my first commercial release has been a wild journey. We’ve battled through it all, from other teams cloning our work to being forced to retrace our steps after months of backup files became corrupted,” said Daniel Ramirez, creator, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas. “But now we’re nearing the end of the tunnel and I’m excited to finally share Whipseey with the world.”

Whipseey and the Lost Atlas releases in Q3 2019 for consoles and PC with English language support.

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Indie Hit Moonlighter Celebrates 500,000 Copies Sold; Announces the Between Dimensions DLC!

Warsaw, Poland – March 9th, 2019 — Digital Sun and 11 bit studios’ Moonlighter was an indie darling in 2018 and today it celebrates a major milestone! The story of Will, whose daily shopkeeping routine keeps his business prosperous and whose adventurous destiny pushes him to explore dungeons and slash monsters has now sold over 500,000 copies across all platforms including PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

Launching first on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, the action RPG with roguelite elements took a few more months to finally hit the Nintendo Switch and has been doing fantastic numbers for the indie publisher. Recently hitting the eShop in Japan, Moonlighter debuted in fifth position in its first week helping propel the game to a total of 150,000 copies sold on the platform.

While the mobile version of Moonlighter is currently in development, and numerous free updates have landed in the game on all platforms, the designers are also working on a brand new addition to expand the Moonlighter universe! Planning for a Summer 2019 release and coming to all platforms, Between Dimensions is an all new DLC set to make Moonlighter more exciting than ever!

Between Dimensions DLC Features:

  • New Monsters – Expand the main experience by filling current dungeons with new creatures.
  • The Interdimensional Dungeon – An all-new dungeon swarming with powerful new mini-bosses.
  • New Gear – Adventurers can pick up a plethora of new weapons, armors, shop items, and rings.
  • Trick Weapons – Never before seen Trick Weapons will grant players special powers, but they might come with a price! Twisting Moonlighter’s mechanics in new and inventive ways, these new weapons will punish your enemies, but might just be a little err… tricky at the same time.

In celebration of half a million units sold, Moonlighter is on sale right now for 40% off on Steam and 33% off on the Nintendo eShop in North America. The sale price hits the European eShop on April 11th, 2019.

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Neo ATLAS 1469 Now Available Physically on Nintendo Switch!

There is so much out there for you to explore in Neo ATLAS 1469, available NOW for its first physical release ever on the Nintendo Switch! Secure your copy today and embark on a voyage to establish a magnificent trading empire and discover the world’s truth!

However, the journey isn’t always smooth sailing, as seen in our Launch Trailer. But with enough determination and perseverance, not even the stormiest of seas nor deadliest of creatures can stop the wonders that await! What you find may change the face of the Earth forever…

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VA-11 HALL-A Serves Drinks May 2nd on Nintendo Switch!

CARACAS, VENEZUELA – April 8, 2019 – VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, the booze em’up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life which has sold more than 300,000 copies on Steam, will regale bartenders with more drunken stories on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 when publisher Ysbryd Games and developer Sukeban Games start pouring drinks on May 2.

Ysbryd Games and Sukeban Games will partner with Limited Run Games to produce physical editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, as well as a special Collector’s Edition boxset for Nintendo Switch. Further details on these physical editions will be announced later this year.

In a cyberpunk future, capitalist forces drive the corrupt government of Glitch City, a place known for both rapid advancements in technology and a disregard for the ethical quandaries of nanomachine experiments on the general public. Enter VA-11 HALL-A: a hole-in-the-wall dive bar providing solace for lonely souls facing the brutality of daily dystopia.

Bartender Jill listens to everyone’s tales while mixing drinks for strangers and regulars alike. Engage in lively conversations with a humanoid robot popstar, the editor-in-chief of a prominent magazine, a boy-crazy hacker and others to unveil the society of Glitch City as seen through the eyes of its citizens. Jill pours libations, but her patrons pour out their souls.

VA-11 HALL-A puts a shaken-not-stirred spin on point-and-click games with mixology: characters react differently depending on the drinks served and how much alcohol they’ve had. Learn more about Glitch City through the lens of a resident doing her best to maintain a somewhat ordinary life in an extraordinary metropolis.

Enhance the atmosphere of this futuristic experience by curating different electronic playlists on the jukebox to listen throughout the night. Infectious synthpop, ambient electronic music and a dark pixelated anime art style frame the gloomy but laid back experience.

“We wanted players to feel a sense of humanity in VA-11 HALL-A,” said Christopher “Kiririn51” Ortiz, co-founder, Sukeban Games. “Oftentimes we get so stuck staring at screens that we forget what it means to be human. Jill gets to hear all sorts of stories every night, from crazy to serious, and every single one of them is equally important to each teller. This influences the direction players take with the drinks they serve, making it a story-driven experience that’s personal to the player.”

VA-11 HALL-A will be available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for the regular price of $14.99 USD and is currently available on Steam and PS Vita. It will support English and Japanese at launch with other localizations to be added to all versions later.

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Enter the pages of an interactive tech-noir graphic novel with Liberated, coming to Switch in 2019!

Warsaw, Poland – April 8th, 2019 – Independent developer Atomic Wolf, in collaboration with L.inc and publisher Walkabout Games today announced its playable tech-noir graphic novel, Liberated, with a brand new trailer. Liberated launches later this year on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Leap into the frame of a graphic novel, where classic motion comic storytelling transitions into fully playable action sections in a story about technological surveillance squeezing society’s freedom away. Liberated was honoured as a finalist at the 2019 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition.

Players will experience a story about a world where government authorities use advanced technology to manipulate the population. Civil rights are a thing of the past, with the government engaging in complete surveillance of every citizen in the world. Social media activity, online payments, and GPS location tracking from mobile devices are just some of the ways every single person is being monitored. In this world, there are insurgents resisting this oppression, fighting for their freedom, while government agents try to maintain order and control. In Liberated, players will experience both sides of this conflict, with every choice they make changing the course of the story.

Told over the course of four chapters, with each issue focusing on a different character, Liberated is an interactive graphic novel that combines the experience of a motion comic with a videogame. Liberated transitions seamlessly from choice-based branching story sequences to fully playable action sequences as the action moves from panel to panel. By combining a motion comic with 2.5D platforming, stealth mechanics, and shootouts, and quick-time events, Liberated brings the story to life like nothing else.

“The way technology is being used to aid government control has changed drastically in the 21st century and we wanted to explore the dangers of where it’s seemingly headed,” said Marek Czerniak, Creative Director at Atomic Wolf. “Liberated explores this in a nuanced, pragmatic way, with a stylish blend of motion comics and gameplay that keeps things brisk, stylish, and on the edge of your seat!”

“When we first saw what Liberated was up to we were instantly hooked!” said Robert Purzycki, co-founder of Walkabout. “It’s exploring real issues that we grapple with every day as we wrestle with both the advantages and perils of technology, social media, and the stranglehold corporations have over us. We think it’s one of the most thought-provoking games on the horizon and can’t wait to hear players discuss it!”

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Out There: Ω The Alliance Lands April 9th on Nintendo Switch!

We love space and science fiction. Who doesn’t want to boldly go where no one has gone before in a galaxy far, far away? Well, maybe not if your space trip doesn’t go as planned and you wake up from cryogenic sleep in an unknown location. That’s what happens to the protagonist of Out There: Ω The Alliance.

Out There is created by French developer Mi-Clos Studio with the talented core team that consists of creative director Michael Peiffert and game designer Fibre Tigre. Mixing Peiffert’s visual interpretation of space with Fibre Tigre’s narrative vision, they shaped the foundation of the dark space strategy adventure. Complementing the pulp comic style graphics and providing a melancholic atmosphere is the eerie score.

Out There: Ω The Alliance is scheduled for release April 9, 2019 on the Nintendo eShop, and on April 11, 2019 on the Humble Store in North America. There will also be a free demo to download on the Nintendo eShop shortly after launch.

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New Trailer for Lapis x Labyrinth Calls All Adventurers Forth!

Ignite the adventuring spirit with the newest trailer for Lapis x Labyrinth, out on May 28 for Nintendo Switch and PS4! With 8 different character classes to choose from, there’s no excuse to skip out on joining this zany guild!!

Rumors have it that the Hunter hails from a clan shrouded in shadows that move swiftly in the dark. The beautiful Necromancer practices her forbidden magic and toys with her enemies. No one practices harder (or eats more) than the Shielder; good thing the Maid loves to cook–her combat skills are splendid as well!

The Gunner may be on the run from the law, but his superior marksmanship earns him a permanent spot. The Witch wipes away all with her wide elemental spells. The Destroyer‘s enormous sword can be heard swinging from even below the Labyrinth. The Bishop will heal you up or break you down…depending on which side of her spear you’re on!

Which classes would you choose? Keep your choice in mind and live the action when Lapis x Labyrinth becomes available May 28th!

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Overwhelm – Switch Gameplay Footage!