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Mighty Goose Causes Co-Op Chaos Today on Nintendo Switch!

TOKYO – June 5, 2021 – Mighty Goose, the over the top, run-and-gun, titled goose game, developed by Blastmode and MP2 Games and published by PLAYISM, begins its utter destruction of PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility today.

Waddle, run, and gun through nine destructive levels clearing out high fidelity pixel art enemy bases so intergalactic nature can finally heal. Customize an honorable goose with a gaggle of gun arm upgrades and alternate ammo options to reunite the Mighty Goose squad. Rescue animal companions like Regular Duck to aid in combat with different and strategy-changing abilities like the Sprint Boots and Chonker Bombs.

The leader of team Mighty Goose is Mighty Goose, but his friends refer to him as Goose. As a professional avian space stalker, rivals are always bound to rear their ugly beaks, like fellow fowl Raven. The villainous Void King sends Raven and his army to imprison Goose’s animal friends in Void bases and take out the belligerently blaring bounty hunter for good.

Nothing can stop the chaotic and fun tones of Mighty Goose paying homage to and poking fun at beloved run-and-gunners of old. Expressive pixel art by Richard Lems (KUNAI) and a fist wing-pumping, high-energy soundtrack by Dominic Ninmark (Blazing Chrome) set a standard of quality for goose games everywhere that goose fans will remember for the ages.

“Honk honk honk, quack honk honk,” said Mighty Goose, star of Mighty Goose. “Quack honk hoooooonk quack honk quack quack quack honk honk quack!” We couldn’t have said it any better Mr. Goose, your berries and caviar are in your trailer as requested.

For those inspired by Mighty Goose, an official fan art contest will be held from release up until 6 p.m. PDT June 28th, with one grand prize winner receiving a Nintendo Switch. Post your submission on Twitter using the #mightygoosefanart hashtag and see the full rules here. On top of that, a speed run contest will also be held simultaneously, please take a gander at the contest information for how to enter and more information.

Mighty Goose is out now on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility for $19.99/€17.99, and will honk in Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Polish.

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Mighty Goose Unleashes Honkslaught June 5th on Nintendo Switch!

TOKYO – May 16, 2020 – Mighty Goose, the over the top, run-and-gun, titled goose game, developed by Blastmode and published by PLAYISM, gears up for its Saturday, June 5, 2021 release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

Hunt “down” fiends across a fowl galaxy as Mighty Goose. Waddle and gun as fast as any heavily-fortified goose can through five stages, each with their own bounty waiting to be plucked. Flaunt Mighty Goose’s feathers to show off collectible upgrades and weapons like Sprint Boots and Chonker Bombs. Bring rescued companions and their abilities under Mighty’s wing, then team up with local co-op mode for a full goose and gander playthrough.

In this epic adventure, Mighty Goose brings the fight to the Void King. Gun your way through hordes of minions and mechanized machines under the evil conquerer’s command. Free Commander Vark and friends to form your own little squad in the fight to free the galaxy.

Our goose hero might not win a footrace, but his accuracy and wide arsenal of weapons send his enemies packing for the south. Preen invasive space creatures from high-security prisons, dangerous deserts, and ancient civilizations all designed in high-quality pixel art by Richard Lems (KUNAI) with inspiration from classic and beloved run-and-gun games. A high-energy soundtrack by Dominic Ninmark (Blazing Chrome) complements the egg-splosive action.

“Combining the goose character with something as action-packed as Metal Slug seemed like a really funny idea.” said Richard Lems, founder of Blastmode. “Mighty Goose is a modern take on the throwback run-and-gun of the 90’s, combining funny characters and crazy encounters with solid gameplay and fluidity of a modern game.”

Mighty Goose releases Saturday, June 5 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam for Windows PC for $19.99/17.99, and will honk in Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Polish.

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Gnosia Launches March 4th on Nintendo Switch!

TOKYO – February 25, 2021 – After receiving spectacular reviews in Japan, Gnosia, the critically acclaimed sci-fi social deduction RPG from developer Petit Depotto and publisher PLAYISM, is sneaking its way into the West on Nintendo Switch, launching on March 4. Pre-orders for this visual novel adventure start on February 25 on the Nintendo eShop, available in North America, Europe and Australia.

Gnosia is a thrilling and unique single-player social deduction game combined with visual novel, RPG, and mystery elements. Set on a drifting spaceship, the player faces a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia”. Each night on the spaceship someone is put into a cold sleep in an effort to eliminate the Gnosia. Players must use their best judgement while choosing between 30 different commands to figure out which crew member – or crew members – could be Gnosia in disguise.

Gameplay consists of mostly visual novel-like commands, featuring a unique art style. Each round – or “Loop” – brings new characters, dialogues, and scenes, allowing the player to build 6 traits (sense, charisma, logic, charm, stealth, and performance). As the player meets new characters, new skills are learned and carried over to subsequent game loops. The real Gnosia changes in every playthrough, and as an exciting twist, sometimes the player will find themselves cast as the Gnosia.

Key Features:

  • Repeatedly play through loops of up to 15 minutes long, triggering special events to unravel plot mysteries in its particularly galactic narrative
  • Engage with interesting and eclectic characters with unique personalities, experience randomly triggered events that are unique to each person and develop strong relationships
  • Players can customize their game to add up to 14 additional characters to make the game more intense
  • Beautiful and unique art style, featuring 2D illustrations of anime-type characters

“We are so excited to get to collaborate with Petit Depotto to bring this long-awaited English adaptation of Gnosia to Switch,” explains Shunji Mizutani, Executive Producer at Playism. “The reviews the game received were overwhelmingly positive in Japan, and we can’t wait for players in the West to experience the thrill of finding – or failing to find – the Gnosia.”

Originally released in June 2019 for the PS Vita, Gnosia was initially available only in Japan. On March 4, 2021, Gnosia will be made available as a digital download from the Nintendo Switch eShop in North America, Europe and Australia for $24.99USD. Pre-orders start on February 25, 2021.

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Replica Makes an Unexpected Phone Call Today on Nintendo Switch!

TOKYO – Nov. 9, 2020 – Replica, the award-winning political Orwellian pixel adventure from developer SOMI and publisher PLAYISM, begins its investigation today with a surprise release on the Nintendo Switch, as revealed during Indie Live Expo II.

Replica brings the award-winning “Guilt” trilogy to the Nintendo Switch for the first time with a new interface for controllers and improved translations. The debut title in SOMI’s trilogy, Replica has seized more than 20 awards to date including the 2016 IndieCade Impact Award, an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Design at the 2017 Independent Games Festival, Grand Prix Winner at Taipei Game Show 2017, among many more.

Peer into strangers’ private lives via the cell phone of a suspected terrorist. A tightly and controlling Homeland Security of a dystopian government restrains the wielder of a mysterious cell phone to an unknown location. Under coercion by this totalitarian authority, snoop into this device to find and report evidence of its owner’s involvement in terrorist activities.

Uncover the hints contained on this cell phone, such as text messages, phone calls, and social media posts to figure out the owner’s true activities and unlock more than 10 different endings. Each choice impacts the fates of the original phone owner, everyone with whom they are involved, and even yourself.

“The insane experience of peeping into someone’s private life through a cell phone will likely hit a little harder and personally in the West right now,” said SOMI. “We are all aware of the concept of a dystopian future, but it is something we have never experienced. Find out how you would feel and act when put on the spot in Replica.”

Replica is now available on the Nintendo eShop for $4.99 with support for English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish, Russian, Turkish and Brazilian Portuguese language text.

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Giraffe and Annika Heading to Switch Later This Year!

TOKYO – Feb. 18, 2020 – Giraffe and Annika, a musically charged 3D adventure from publisher PLAYISM and developer Atelier Mimina, warms hearts on PCs via Steam today with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions taking a half-rest until later in 2020.

Annika, a bright-eyed girl with cat ears, works with Giraffe, a cat-boy with an old soul, to recover her memories. Follow a manga-style comic narrative and help the duo collect three shimmering star fragments housed deep in the vivid dungeons of the curious and calm Spica Island. Each glittering gem gives Annika a new power, unlocking previously unreachable areas, opportunities to collect additional outfits, and cat-tastic meow-sterpieces of art to view at the local museum.

From the lead designer of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, Giraffe and Annika features handcrafted rhythm boss battles against operatic opposition, like the colossal crustacean called the Crab King, and Lily, wily witch of the forbidden forest. Defeat these formidable foes to the beat, synchronizing attacks to each boss’ custom track.

“Giraffe and Annika has been a passion project with rhythm sections inspired by Elite Beat Agents, which was in turn influenced by my team’s work on Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!” Atsushi Saito, sole developer, Atelier Mimina. “Creating the adventures players will have with Annika has really been an adventure in itself. I hope players enjoy how her journey with Giraffe unfolds, punctuated by the rhythm boss fights, which were so much fun to make.”

Giraffe & Annika will be available on Steam in English, Japanese, and Chinese (simplified and traditional) for $19.99 USD.

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Hip-hop RPG Orangeblood Hits the Switch in Q2 2020!

TOKYO – Jan. 14, 2019 – Orangeblood, a JRPG inspired by 90s hip-hop, will take over PC on Jan. 14, 2019. Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One releases will roll up on 20-inch rims in Q2 2020.

Publisher PLAYISM and developer Grayfax Software invite gangstas to an alternate history of late 20th century Japan where criminal syndicates rule the man-made island of New Koza. Guide Vanilla, a prisoner of a gang war offered her freedom in exchange for completing a top-secret mission shrouded in mystery. Vanilla will build a crew of tenacious-yet-cute companions to help earn her liberty, and mayhem as well as sweet loot drops ensue.

Loot the best randomly generated guns and armor-boosting kicks a criminal can find, including legendary equipment featuring one-of-a-kind abilities. Take the “pray” out of “spray,” reloading tactically to keep your defenses up and using special abilities to mow down foes. New Koza is full of mobsters, robots, and other threats, but a quick stop at a vending machine will refresh your party before the next gun-blazing battle.

Groove along to the hip-hop soundtrack in and out of combat. Handcrafted character sprites feature a pixelated aesthetic matching the era of the music. Jump into gun-toting action that stays fresh as the random gear system, art style, and soundtrack play off of each other.

“I wanted to make an immersive story with g-funk tunes where the only things that matter are your guns, sweet shoes, and the good times you have with them,” said Grayfax, sole developer of Orangeblood. “Randomly generated gear means each encounter can be just as unpredictable as the island of New Koza itself, but the good times will be guaranteed.”

Orangeblood will be available on Steam in Japanese, English and Simplified Chinese for $19.99 USD/€19.99.

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Pixel Game Maker MV Development Challenge Underway!

TOKYO – Oct, 7, 2019 – The Pixel Game Maker MV Game Development Challenge, a contest seeking talented developers using the intuitive yet fully-featured 2D game engine from Playism and Kadokawa Corporation, is now underway.

Taking place until March 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. PT, the competition offers a grand prize award of ¥1,000,000 JPY (approx. $9,332 USD) and opportunities to be among the first Pixel Game Maker MV creations published on Nintendo Switch. In addition to the grand prize, there are award categories for side view, top view, multiplayer games, and more. Winning entries may also be adapted into books, comics, and more.

Sister software to RPG Maker, which sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide, Pixel Game Maker MV puts 2D game development in the hands of first-time developers with no programming knowledge while maintaining the flexibility, power, and depth required by long-time game creators through extensible scripting.

Featuring native physics and local multiplayer support as well as 20 sample games and a host of modern, sci-fi, and fantasy assets, Pixel Game Maker MV makes it easy to get started prototyping. Developers can carry their games through to completion using the assets to hand or import their own to create top-down or sidescrolling action games in any genre.

“If you can imagine it, you can create it with Pixel Game Maker MV,” said Noboru Mogami, producer, Kadokawa Corporation. “With this contest, we’re hoping to find amazing talents to highlight and nurture. We’ve already seen some truly wonderful things come out of our community so far and we’re looking forward to the delights our creators still have in store for us.”

Pixel Game Maker MV is available now on Steam in Japanese, English and Simplified Chinese for $84.99 USD/€71.99.

The full official rules can be found on the Pixel Game Maker MV Game Development Challenge page.

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Create Switch Games with Pixel Game Maker MV!

Tokyo, Japan – Sept. 3, 2019 – Pixel Game Maker MV, the action-game sister software to RPG Maker, which sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide, crafts new adventures with the 1.0 release on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Aspiring and veteran game developers can take their games created in the intuitive yet fully-featured 2D game engine from Playism and KADOKAWA Corporation on the go in 2020, as the games made in Pixel Game Maker MV can be playable on Nintendo Switch and available in the Nintendo eShop.

Pixel Game Maker MV brings accessibility to game development as it empowers all developers to create original platformers, metroidvanias, and action games without any programming experience. Innovation knows no limits, as the engine easily allows users to implement their own original material such as character animations, background maps, and sound effects.

The robust but easy-to-learn software’s leap from Steam Early Access will include a new trial version. Developers can dive into the trial, using the platform’s tools to create without fear of losing their hard work as they transition from the free trial to the full package.

Potential partnerships with KADOKAWA will set Pixel Game Maker MV creators up for success on Nintendo Switch. Aspirant and seasoned developers interested in sharing their games on Nintendo Switch can submit applications for KADOKAWA to publish their games on the Nintendo eShop.

In celebration of Pixel Game Maker’s journey, KADOKAWA will hold a Pixel Game Maker MV Game Development Challenge, seeking out the best works of the platform’s creators to launch on Nintendo Switch. The contest will run from Oct. 3, 2019, to March 31, 2020. More details will be available here beginning Oct. 3.

Pixel Game Maker MV is available now via Steam Early Access (Windows only) for $84.99 USD/€71.99 and supports Japanese, English and Simplified Chinese.

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