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Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World Coming to Switch in 2021!

Stuttgart, Germany – 17th December 2020 – ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK announce the pre-order start of three limited editions for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. All three limited editions are available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store. The limited editions as well as the retail editions of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will be released in 2021.

The original development team behind the wheel

The game is a fully remastered version of the famous Wonder Boy IV from 1994 with the development being led by the creator of the Wonder Boy series, Ryuichi Nishizawa. Nishizawa-san is supported by members of the original development team. Shinichi Sakamoto (sound), Maki Ōzora (character design) and Takanori Kurihara (creative management) are creating the next entry of the beloved series.

Dream team with new features

Asha is chosen to leave her village in order to rescue missing spirits and to save the world. Luckily, she has her blue flying friend Pepelogoo to help her on her adventures.

While the story stays true to the origins, there are many updates and features that will be included in the new Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World:

  • For the first time ever: Character voices
  • Remastered graphics with a fresh 2.5D design
  • New dynamic and impressive cutscenes and animations
  • Remastered game sounds & soundtrack by Shinichi Sakamoto
  • Additional easy mode, so everyone alike can enjoy the game

The devs listened closely to the fans to make sure that their feedback will be implemented in order to create a stunning fresh take on the Wonder Boy brand that will make gamers happy.

Original Monster World IV included

The beloved original Monster World IV is included in all physical editions. Monster World IV is featured on the cartridge for Nintendo Switch and will be an exclusive download code that comes with the PS4 disc version of Asha in Monster World..

Exclusive, physical editions

The Limited Edition is available for €39.99, limited to 3,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,700 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and features:

  • Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World game (PS4/NSW)
  • Monster World IV original game (PS4/NSW)
  • Manual (Mega Drive Style)
  • Reversible Variant Cover
  • Individually Numbered

The Collector’s Edition is available for €99.99, limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,200 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and includes:

  • Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World game (PS4/NSW)
  • Monster World IV original game (PS4/NSW)
  • Manual (Mega Drive Style)
  • CE Box
  • 2-sided Poster
  • Monster World Map
  • 2 OST (Original + Remix)
  • Squishy Ball Pepelogoo
  • Sticker
  • Artbook
  • Shikishi
  • Acrylic Standee
  • Fridge Magnet
  • Stamper

The Mega Collector’s Edition is available for €179.99, limited to 999 copies for Nintendo Switch and 499 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide. This edition celebrates the origins of the game and features everything from the Collector’s Edition plus:

  • Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″)
  • Mega Drive- / Genesis-Style Plastic Case with reversible inlay
  • Console-Style Packaging
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Asha Pixel Pin
  • Retro-style Registration Card
  • Vinyl Sticker for your Console

For all music enthusiasts, there is a limited Vinyl Set with two picture disks with the original soundtrack and the remastered soundtrack. It is limited to 499 sets and is available for €49.99.

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Cinematic platformer Unto The End launches today on Nintendo Switch!

17 December, 2020 – Unto The End, the challenging combat adventure from developer 2 Ton Studios and publisher Big Sugar, launches today on Nintendo Switch. Unto The End will be downloadable from the eShop for $24.99, with a 20% launch discount available for a limited time.

Handcrafted by 2 Ton Studios (aka husband and wife team Stephen Danton and Sara Kitamura), Unto The End combines full-blooded combat with breathless adventuring, and is set within a hostile, but beautifully realised and richly atmospheric world. Gameplay is demanding but fair, and places player skill firmly at the heart of the experience.

About the game

Unto The End is a challenging combat adventure game in the style of a cinematic platformer. The story is simple: get home to your family. Master read-react combat in intense sword fights. Spot opportunities to trade and use items. An adventure told through your actions, how will you make it home?

Key features

  • Read-React Combat: One of a kind combat system focused on skill and mastery, designed and built from the ground up specifically for 2D. Fight intelligently and strike tactically with your sword and range weapons in fierce one-on-one and group battles
  • Handcrafted Encounters: The adventure unfolds through carefully crafted encounters, each featuring intelligent, worthy opponents, all with their own motivations and place in the world
  • Player-Skill Focused: A challenging single-player experience with minimal handholding. All the father’s abilities are available from the outset and mastery of those skills, as well as keen observation of your surroundings, are key to survival and success
  • Unforgiving Terrain: From cavernous underground ruins to harsh mountain peaks, overcome environmental challenges and deadly traps as you travel through a world of meticulously crafted landscapes

Unto The End is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and Stadia. It’s also available on Xbox Game Pass.

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Super Meat Boy Forever is Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch on December 23rd!

Redmond, Washington, December 15th, 2020 – Team Meat is proud to reveal that it’s long, long awaited sequel to 2010’s runaway platforming hit Super Meat Boy is finally nigh! That’s right, Super Meat Boy Forever is coming for us all on the Nintendo Switch eShop, alongside its PC counterpart on the Epic Games Store, on December 23rd, where it will cost $19.99, though there is a 10% pre-order discount bringing it to $17.99. It’s a holiday miracle! PlayStation and Xbox versions will follow approximately one month later.

This much anticipated sequel also moves the Meat Boy saga forward, as Meat Boy and his partner Bandage Girl have had a child, Nugget, who has unfortunately been kidnapped by the sinister stillborn psychopath, Dr. Fetus (I hate that guy!). So now it’s up to Meat Boy, Bandage Girl, and some surprising new characters in the Meat Boy Cinematic Universe, to rescue the kidnapped child.

In the time since we saw him last, Meat Boy has been hitting the gym and he now packs a punch with an oversized, Battletoads-esque right fist that packs a mean whollup! Combined with new slide and plummet maneuvers, Meat Boy is more agile than ever!

What’s better than playing through Super Meat Boy Forever once? The answer is simple: Playing through Super Meat Boy Forever several times and having new levels to play each time! Levels are randomly generated and each time the game is completed the option to replay the game appears and generates a whole new experience by presenting different levels with their own unique secret locations. We’ve handcrafted literally thousands of levels for players to enjoy and conquer. You can replay Super Meat Boy Forever from start to finish several times before ever seeing a duplicate level. It is truly a remarkable feat of engineering and a monumental example of ignoring the limits of rational game design and production.

To commemorate Super Meat Boy Forever coming to Nintendo Switch, PowerA has made a limited run of an officially licensed Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch featuring Meat Boy, which you can pre-order today at PowerA.com or on December 16th at Amazon.com for $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99.

“Super Meat Boy was a massive success that changed my life forever and people had been clamoring for a sequel for ages,” said Team Meat co-founder and programmer Tommy Refenes. “But I didn’t just want to deliver more of the same and call it a day. Meat Boy deserved more than that. I wanted to rebuild Meat Boy from the ground up, in a way that would offer an entirely new experience that still hits all the same kinetic, addictive notes as its predecessor. I know Super Meat Boy Forever took forever to make but we’re confident that it was worth the wait.”

About Meat Boy

Meat Boy took the world by storm in 2008 when it was conceived as a free Flash game by developers Edmund McMillen and Jonathan McEntee. This devilishly difficult love letter to arcade platformers went so viral that over 8 million people played it. Due to its popularity, Team Meat founders Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes collaborated on a commercial successor that became the 2010 megahit Super Meat Boy, which went on to sell over a million copies in its first 15 months. A decade later, Super Meat Boy is still capturing the populace’s imagination as its Switch port’s launch sales nearly matched that of its 2010 debut on Xbox 360. The franchise’s latest project, Super Meat Boy Forever, is coming to Epic Games Store and Nintendo Switch eShop on December 23rd, 2020, with PlayStation and Xbox versions to follow shortly thereafter.

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Roundout by POWGI Arrives Dec 21st on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce the release of a new word puzzle game, the fourteenth instalment of the popular “by POWGI” series.

Roundout by POWGI is out on Tuesday 15th December on PlayStation, followed by Xbox on Wednesday 16th and Nintendo Switch on Monday 21st. Roundout is a mash-up of two other puzzles, Word Wheel and Kriss Kross.

A twist on a traditional letter scrambling puzzle, this game places the words you find into a crossword-style grid. The more overlapping words you find, the more clues you get towards discovering the remaining words.

Anagram puzzles are often open-ended, challenging you to “find as many words as you can”. By contrast, Roundout provides satisfaction by giving players a clearly defined – and achievable – goal to work towards.

Each puzzle is generated from the letters in an 8-letter word, making it quick and intuitive to play with a controller stick. Nintendo Switch also supports touch screen play in handheld mode.

Roundout by POWGI contains 120 puzzles to solve, with a terrible “dad joke” to make you groan each time you solve one. It is priced at $7.99 / GBP £6.49 / €7.99 and rated ESRB E / PEGI 3.

It’s a casual puzzler in Lightwood’s usual no-fluff style, intended to get your brain ticking in moments between more intense gaming sessions, Roundout by POWGI has also been tested and confirmed to work on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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Space Invaders Forever – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders is a separate game file that comes included with the Space Invaders Forever purchase. Due to the game only being playable via touchscreen, I wasn’t able to capture footage for it. The Switch needs to be held vertically to play the game as well.

The Space Invaders Forever Collection is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, December 11th 2020 – TAITO and ININ Games are happy to announce that Space Invaders Forever, a collection featuring the iconic shooter brand, is out today, 11th December 2020 for Nintendo Switch™ both digitally and physically in North America, Europe and Australasia together with the PlayStation®4 platform versions with the exception of the Nintendo Switch™ digital North America release that will be on 15th December 2020.

The legendary arcade game series is finally back on in its greatest iteration ever! In this collection, take part in the never ending fight against the invaders as we have put together three awesome and brand new takes on the bona fide arcade legend.

Space Invaders Extreme

In Space Invaders Extreme, mind, body and skills are all put to the test in this exhilarating and modern take on Space Invaders. Team up with friends, experience the psychedelic visualizer coloring the environments and feel the beat of one of the coolest soundtracks you’ve ever heard from TAITO’s legendary sound production team ZUNTATA.

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders

But for those who want something entirely different, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders brings two legends together for the very first time in an all new way of playing Space Invaders! Take control of the Vaus paddle ship and see what happens when things go balls to the wall crazy with plenty of twists and bounces throughout the fight, as well as some other familiar faces from the TAITO family

Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE

For those who want to go classic and relive this with friends and family, Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE brings back the familiar sights and sounds from the 1978 phenomenon, but this time space has expanded and the invasion can be fought with up to four people! The graphics might be simple, but the challenge is not! Luckily, no quarters are needed this time, so keep up the fight!

For over 40 years, Space Invaders has captivated gamers and helped shape the video game industry as we know and cherish today. This collection is a celebration of an icon, a modern take on a timeless classic and fun that will keep you coming back again and again… FOREVER!

Don’t miss out on the excitement!

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Digital Board Game Evolution Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

KENSINGTON, MD — Dec. 10, 2020 — Evolution Board Game, the strategy game of adaptation from North Star Digital Studios with more than 3 million players worldwide across physical and digital editions, now stalks the untamed wilds of Nintendo Switch.

Evolutionists who purchase Evolution on Nintendo Switch by Sunday, Jan. 10 will receive the Arms Race Promo Pack add-on for free, along with the Nintendo Switch-exclusive Tiger Skin. Five additional trait cards and a Nintendo Switch exclusive tiger skin create new strategic opportunities while offering deadly stripes to show off in local and cross-platform matches.

Dive into the new version of the critically-acclaimed Evolution at home or on the go with lightning-quick Joy-Con support or touchscreen controls. A robust feature set provides everything digital board game fans could ask for with online play* and local pass-and-play alike.

  • Conquer a single player campaign with 21 levels, bosses, and distinct A.I. opponents
  • Chat or start real time and asynchronous games from your friends list
  • Find new opponents with skill-based online matchmaking
  • Climb the online multiplayer rankings and single player progression ladder
  • Keep cards close to the chest with pass and play optimized for Nintendo Switch
  • Test yourself against weekly challenges
  • Discover gorgeous hand-drawn species hidden throughout the game

An intuitive learn-while-playing tutorial trains humble scientists to adapt species with new traits adorned with gorgeous watercolor style artwork. Experiment with millions of genetic combinations to survive the harsh realities of the natural world. Climb the leaderboards to become the best digital board game biologist in the world, earning new avatars and other rewards as the fruit of your labors.

“Evolution on Nintendo Switch is silky smooth using the Joy-Con controllers and is the fastest way to play. We’ve listened to what fans want and have added a ton of features and content to the game to make Evolution the best digital tabletop experience available,” said Scott Rencher, co-founder, North Star Digital Studios.

Evolution Board Game is available on Nintendo Switch everywhere except Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong for $19.99 USD.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Bursts Onto Nintendo Switch Today!

IRVINE, Calif. – December 8, 2020 – SEGA today launched Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, sequel to the beloved crossover of two iconic puzzle series, on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One consoles, and will be bringing the game to PC via Steam in the new year. Blending Puyo Puyo, one of Japan’s most widely recognized puzzle game brands, and Tetris, the worldwide puzzle phenomenon, this colorful adventure is a unique crossover gameplay experience for fans of any age or skill level.

With a brand-new RPG-inspired Skill Battle mode, a colorful new story and characters in Adventure mode, a slew of online features, and much more, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 continues the successful legacy of its predecessor while adding a fresh take on the reunion of two puzzle legends.

A Mashup Made for Mayhem

With endless ways for newcomers and veterans alike to showcase their skills, these are just a few highlights featured in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2:

  • Colorful crossover puzzle play for up to 4 players, online and offline
  • Navigate a new overworld map in Adventure Mode and follow the all-new story adventure, as the characters traverse the merged worlds to rescue their pals from a dark corruption
  • Replay stages for more rewards, experiment with different difficulty levels, test out your favorite playstyle, and unlock new characters, backgrounds, bonus stages and more
  • 28 playable characters, both new and returning, each with their own unique abilities and stats
  • Select characters with complementary skills in Skill Battle Mode to strategize and create the most powerful team possible and see how they stack up against your opponents
  • Test out your skillset with the new online features, including challenging Puzzle Leagues, or play with up to four players in a variety of customizable matches in Free Play for a more casual experience
  • Challenge modes including endless Tetris and Puyo Puyo add still more variety to solo and online play

Post-Launch Support

December 8 is just the beginning of SEGA’s plans for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. After launch, players can look forward to more game features, additional characters, and more in an ongoing stream of free content updates!

Limited Time Launch Edition

Boost your strategy and power your team in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2‘s brand-new Skill Battle mode with this pack of rare Item Cards–including 3 special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series!

Day 1 Patch & Update Info

To ensure that all players have the best experience possible when playing Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, there will be a Day One Patch available. Replay data will not carry over when you apply the Day One patch, so we recommend performing the update before you start playing the game. While there is a free upgrade from the PS4 to PS5 version of the game, save and trophy data cannot be carried over.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is now available for purchase on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One for $39.99 USD. The Steam version will be available in the new year.

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Persona 5 Strikers Launches February 23rd for Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2020 –Persona 5 Strikers is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam on February 23rd! Digital and physical pre-orders will be available for all platforms on December 10th at 4PM PT.

Persona 5 Strikers takes players on an epic road trip with the Phantom Thieves, where they strike back against the corruption overwhelming cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges; reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis!

New story and sights – Persona 5 Strikers features a deep story campaign and thrilling combat that makes for a true Persona experience. Visit 6 different cities across Japan, cook tantalizing regional recipes, and lend a helping hand to those in need; then fight against the Shadows to uncover the source of the corruption within the Metaverse dungeons. Jump into the story whether you are a newcomer to the series or a longtime fan!

Fight with Style – Attack enemies in the hybrid battle system that fuses explosive action-combat with pause-and-plan sequences to decide your next strategic move. Gain an advantage over your enemies by ambushing them, striking their elemental weaknesses to knock them down, and deal the finishing blow with an All-Out Attack!

Harness the Phantom Thieves’ full strength – All Phantom Thieves are fully playable, so utilize each character’s specific skills and summon their Personas for smooth, elegant combat! Strengthen their skills and abilities and fight with your own style. Each character has their own unique suite of wide-ranging, flashy spells and magic to clear out big hordes. Have you ever wanted to fight as a giant cat bus? Well, look no further. Persona 5 Strikers is purrfect for you.

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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox dives into new story trailer!

Plenty of enigmatic individuals surround Adol Christin during his latest adventure in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, coming to PS4 on February 2, 2021 (Nintendo Switch, PC in Summer 2021). To unveil the secret of the curse that binds him, Adol must first uncover the even greater mystery of Balduq Prison.

The Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Pact Edition (also available for Nintendo Switch) comes with a “Monstrum Memoirs” mini art book, reverse coversheet, and “Melodies of the Macabre” soundtrack alongside the game. Preorder today!

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