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Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Debuts This Summer With a Big BANG on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – May 4th 2020 –  ININ Games, who recently published Taito’s The Ninja Saviors and Bubble Bobble 4 Friends in Europe and the Americas, is pleased to announce the challenging and addictive Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! The game will be released on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4 in North and South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in July 2020.

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is a fast-paced action game where the player’s goal is to clear the screen of enemies by performing skilful combos with their Bazooka and an extraordinary fishing rod. Screens feature moving platforms, perilous obstacles and quirky enemy sea life. Not forgetting the other players, all eager to secure their victory.

Umihara Kawase – Umihara Kawase is an iconic series of platform games from Japan that feature a young sushi chef named Umihara Kawase, who lives in a world of strange and mysterious seawater creatures.

Hooking Up –  Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! presents challenging platforming cavorting, where the players can use the environment to their advantage. Using a fishing line to hook an enemy or another player and banish it, is one of the most important techniques to be mastered. The multifunctional fishing rod can also be used as a magical grappling hook to overcome obstacles and to quickly travel across the stage. But that’s not all, you can also shoot gigantic balls with your enchanted Bazooka. If you run out of ammo, simply catch one of the mysterious creatures, use it to recharge the magical weapon and you are back in Bazooka-Action.

Fast-paced Competitive Multiplayer Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! offers multiplayer action at its very best and competitive gamers are bestowed with fast-paced battles. Fire up your skills to be the last one standing in Battle Royale Mode!

In the Mode – In single-player mode you have to clear the screens of all enemies. With up to 4 players, the multiplayer mode can be played in competitive mode or in co-op mode. Online and offline battle modes are available, so you can seek contestants at home on the couch, but also from around the world.

Casting – The cast includes characters from legendary Japanese game universes like Umihara Kawase, the Cotton Shoot ‘Em Up series and the PlayStation RPG classic Doki Doki Poyacchio.

Have you ever wanted to use a herd of sheep in a battle? We got you covered! Or would you rather prefer to summon a fire dragon? No problem! Each of the 22 in-game characters uses a unique special attack that can decide the tide of the fight. Other attacks consist of multi bombs, sword dance, space-time dash, homing bullets and many more.

Helmut Schmitz CEO at ININ Games concludes, “Umihara Kawase is a well-known and famous brand. There have been many successful renditions going right back to the Nintendo Super Famicom release. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! not only offers great single-player options, but also multiplayer with 4 players and E-sports opportunities that will open up the game to a wider fanbase. Innovative skills, new challenges, infinite possibilities, superb mechanics, pixel-perfect physics and a cool cast, what more can you ask for? It’s one of those games that will keep you coming back for more.”

Umihara Kawase Bazooka! includes:

  • Challenge Mode with 40 Stages to be cleared just like back in the good old days of arcade games (1 to 4 players)
  • Multiplayer Battle Modes (2 to 4 players)
  • Local Offline Play and Online Modes
  • Co-op and Competitive Modes (up to 4 players)
  • Competitive Bazooka-Action in Battle Royale Mode (players fight until only one remains) and Star Match (Timed battle mode where players fight to take stars from each other) will offer hundreds of hours of competitive Bazooka-fun.

The physical version will be available from July 2020, in all major retail stores throughout Europe, America and Australia. The digital versions will be available in the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store. The game will be localized into English, French, German and Spanish.

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Broforce Meets Enter the Gungeon – HyperParasite is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

3rd April, Barcelona, Spain – Today Troglobytes Games, and Hound Picked Games, are pleased to announce that rogue-lite twin-stick snatch, zap and shoot ‘em up, HyperParasite has launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch NA and EU. This follows on from HyperParasite’s Nintendo Switch launch in Japan on April 2nd.

HyperParasite is priced at $17.99 / €14.99 / £13.99 and is localised in English, Italian, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, available across all platforms.

“After the success of Early Access on Steam, the Troglobytes Games team are ecstatic at finally releasing the game across all platforms,”  said Saverio Caporusso, CEO of Trologbytes Games. “We hope that players all over the world enjoy being taken back to the sights and sounds of the 80s. Don’t be a dweeb, be bodacious and play HyperParasite now! Get ready to go back to 1980-something, you’re gonna see some serious shit!”

A fresh take on the twin-stick shooter, offers incredibly slick fast-paced action, responsive controls and has more mullets than you can shake a pink neon sock at.

With 60 classes of host, each of which can be snatched and controlled, to take advantage of their unique skills and weaponry. Laced with comedy, a bodacious synth-wave soundtrack and rad retro visuals that drags the player kicking and screaming back to the 80s! HyperParasite is a game full of outrageous and rip-roaring brawling action that throws down the fingerless glove to its challengers.

Features:

  • A unique twist on the genre; jump from one host body to another

  • Over 60 (SIXTY!) different characters to control as host bodies

  • A unique retro 3D-pixelated aesthetic

  • Survive 5 acts of procedurally generated, grungy looking levels where secrets are hidden around every dark corner… tentacles too.

  • Trouble loves company! Bring a mate and deliver twice the carnage in local co-op mode

  • Original beats served by Van Reeves and Joe Kataldo, delivering a thumping score with a pulsating synthwave bassline, punctuating every snatch and kill

Pre-orders & Discounts:

HyperParasite will launch on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with a 33% limited time discount until April 18th.

Nintendo Switch: QubicGames are running a special promotion for existing customers alongside a general pre-order and early purchase discount:

  • EU – 24th March – 18th April 33% discount for all pre-orders and purchases

  • EU – 24th March – 18th April 50% discount for all QubicGames customers

  • NA – 24th March – 12th April 33% discount for all pre-orders and purchases

  • NA – 24th March – 18th April 50% discount for all QubicGames customers

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Neo Aztec Shooter Pawarumi arrives July 24th on Nintendo Switch!

Pawarumi is an electric, neuron reactive, 3D shoot’em up set in a futuristic yet pre-Columbian inspired universe. Featuring a game mechanic inspired by rock-paper-scissors: it lets the player maximize damage, heal its shield or charge a super attack, simply by shooting with the optimal weapon on the right enemy type.

Created by France Indie developer, Manufacture 43, Pawarumi is set to make an impact very soon on Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Xbox One.

Mastering the fast-paced, and challenging, original game mechanic, conveys a strategic experience, which is quite novel in the genre.

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Battle Princess Madelyn Set To Release This Fall on Nintendo Switch!

The already highly acclaimed and much lauded, Battle Princess Madelyn is now set for release this fall with the exact release day to be announced VERY shortly.

To mark the finale to the ending of development, which has seen the game presented at many prestigious gaming events, a brand new trailer showing off many of the qualities of Battle Princess Madelyn has been released. Causal Bit Game’s title has not only gained a huge following on social media, but also specialist gaming press, which continues to grow.

“From its initial concept days, right through the successful Kickstarter campaign which reached over $212,665 CAD, until its imminent release, Battle Princess Madelyn has developed and grown from inspiration from feedback from my daughter, who inspired the original idea, gamers and ideals from the very best of classic retro games fused with modern presentation complete with gameplay and fun. I believe all our goals have been achieved with much much more added ingredients, features and elements that will have gamers engaged in a game that has been crafted with real planning, dedication and, a lot of love.”, Christopher Obritsch – Causal Bit Games.

Battle Princess Madelyn, developed and created by Causal Bit Games, follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.

Set in the vein of Ghouls N’ Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap, the instantly classic and familiar gameplay will transport old-school gamers back to their heyday. The self-adjusting difficulty will allow for even the most novice of gamer to pick up and play!

Join Madelyn as she battles through graveyards, swamps, castles, countryside and more! Polished gameplay, breathtaking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await!

Features –

  • Amazingly detailed hand drawn pixel art brought to life by the magical lighting of the Unity Engine.
  • Two completely different soundtracks to suit your tastes! Classic Arcade FM/PCM to set the hectic pacing, or Modern Orchestrated to set the mood for the scene by Gryzor87 of Maldita Castilla fame!
  • A mix of fast paced classic arcade action with the adventure elements of classic console games from the golden age of console gaming.
  • Battle Princess Madelyn has two modes of game play: Arcade which is fast paced old school action and Story mode for the full adventure experience of questing and the battle princess!
  • Find all of the collectibles hidden throughout the stages for extra rewards, and additional hidden stages!
  • 10 levels, each of which include up to 5 stages – some of which branch!
  • Masses of upgradable weapons that depend on your armor in arcade mode, or having the upgraded at the blacksmith in story mode!
  • Special weapons for special occasions and some of these grant access to secret areas!
  • An original story written by a professional children’s author.

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Kickstarter Date Announced For HyperParasite!

4th October 2018, Barcelona, Spain – Today indie studio Troglobytes Games is excited to reveal that their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, for rogue-lite, twin-stick shooter, HyperParasite, will commence October 10, 2018.

With work well underway, Troglobytes Games has earmarked a 2019 release, the developer seeks to raise a modest $29,000 to accelerate development, and to aid the porting to consoles.

“After what seems like an eternity of a 1980s fuelled development loop, we’re finally ready to show the world HyperParasite! We have just unlocked the Pre-Alpha of HyperParasite on Steam and Itch.io. It’s available now for everyone to play, enjoy and give us feedback on – and if you love it, you can pledge on our Kickstarter campaign!”, said Saverio Caporusso, CEO of Troglobytes Games. “We hope that everyone enjoys it and look forward to hearing your comments on our Discord channel!”

Game Features:
  • A fresh twist on the genre: hop from one host body to another
  • 60 Playable Characters to Body-Snatch and utilise their attributes
  • Unique retro 3D-pixelated visual style
  • Original retro inspired synth-wave soundtrack
  • Cast+weapons includes – cops+guns, Werewolves+claws, robots+lasers, aliens and so much more
  • Procedurally generated levels that will play differently each time, challenging even the most seasoned of players
  • An intense and frantic co-op mode: can the humans handle TWO HyperParasites?

HyperParasite is set in the 80s, offering rad visuals, fast paced action and tight controls. The onscreen cast of characters, 60 different classes, all of which you can control, exploiting their own attributes, weapons and moves, present a game of outrageous action, rip roaring brawling at is very best, laced with a comical slant which adds spice and fun! No more looking for weapons, it’s the dude you control that is packed with the boom!

Source: PR Email