Posts Tagged ‘Switch’

Street Fighter Dev’s Fantasy Strike Now Free to Play With New Content!

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – July 21, 2020 – Fantasy Strike, the fighting game from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix lead designer David Sirlin, is now free-to-play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. Alongside this price change, an update enters the ring today that includes two new characters, additional cosmetic items and animations for the entire roster, and a new optional set of subscription features.

A first for free-to-play fighting games, Fantasy Strike now allows players to play ALL characters for free online immediately with no grind-to-unlock. This includes the two new characters, Sirus Quince and General Onimaru, who each add new mechanics to the game. Quince deploys illusions to confuse his opponents and can make these illusions “real” for a limited time by landing his super. Meanwhile, Onimaru uses deliberate, powerful sword strikes that can become unblockable in the right situations.

All Fantasy Strike players can play online in casual and ranked modes and watch the action in spectator mode. Practice mode, solo matches vs. AI opponents, and the daily challenges are also all available for free. Those looking for more can find it in the Core Pack, which provides access to local Versus mode, online matches against friends, Boss Rush mode, Survival mode, and an Arcade mode with beautifully-illustrated narrative sequences. Those looking for a lot more can buy the Collector’s Pack, featuring everything in the Core Pack plus a ton of cosmetics, an exclusive “Party Time” KO effect, and one year of the new Fantasy+ subscription.

Fantasy+ is a new optional subscription service that doubles XP gains, grants access to special Master Costumes for each character who reaches experience level 20, and introduces an extensive new Replay Theater feature. With this, players can rewatch their own matches, search for replays containing specific characters and skill levels, and view an endless stream of replays in the new Ranked TV and Friend TV channels. Players can also adjust the playback speed of replays, scrub through videos, and even frame step for deep analysis.

“We worked tirelessly to find a way to maintain the competitive integrity of Fantasy Strike that our existing players love while opening it up to an even broader audience,” said David Sirlin, game director, Fantasy Strike. “We believe this free-to-play update continues our mission of crafting a fighting game that removes the barrier to being a contender, while also providing excellent value for those who want additional features and to support our work.”

Fantasy Strike provides a friendly meeting ground for newcomers and veterans to learn and enjoy hardcore fighting games. Designed to teach and demystify, Fantasy Strike shows players its systems clearly with in-depth video tutorials and innovative frame advantage visual effects. These helpful features are married with other amenities like one-click friend challenges and spectating, built-on-the-fly tournaments, cross-platform play support between all systems, latency-combating GGPO technology, and more.

The free-to-play update featuring new characters and cosmetic items is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. Previous owners across all systems automatically receive access to the Founder’s Pack, which includes everything in the Core Pack plus 60 costume color sets (over $100 value if bought separately). The Core Pack is priced at $19.99, while the Collector’s Pack is available for $99.99. A Fantasy+ subscription can be purchased in 1-month, 6-month, and 12-month increments in-game with gems (approximate value of $4.99, $24.99, and $39.99, respectively).

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Epic Word Search Collection 2 Out This Week on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is excited to announce the release of their latest compilation of word search puzzles, Epic Word Search Collection 2.

The game is available today on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita, and on Thursday on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch.

An Epic Word Search puzzle is a giant scrolling monster of a word search, with around 1,500 words hidden in a massive grid of more than 14,000 letters.

The sheer size of a puzzle means it takes even the most avid word puzzler about ten hours to complete each one! Fortunately, the game is optimised to load quickly so you can pick up right where you left off whenever you have a spare moment.

This new collection is rated PEGI 3 and ESRB E for Everyone, and contains four puzzles:

  • Epic America Word Search – Travel Route 66, head west for the Gold Rush and explore America’s parks and beaches. You’ll take in a ball game, eat the ultimate hamburger and look up at skyscrapers. They even put a man on the moon – can you find him?
  • Epic Monster Word Search – Prepare for a scare! You’ll encounter monsters from outer space, the ocean and the movies. You’ll run away from vampires, werewolves and serial killers. And of course… how could this game be complete without zombies?
  • Epic Rock Word Search – Cheer on your favourite bands, play the drums, choose a new guitar, run through the back catalogues of The Rolling Stones and Metallica and rock out to classics like Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway To Heaven. Are you ready to rock?
  • Epic Summer Word Search – You’ll travel the world, go camping and sailing, and do a little gardening. You’ll contemplate a hundred words about the sun, and then cool off with an ice cream. This puzzle’s so bright, you’re going to need shades!

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Bake ‘n Switch adds New World and Characters!

Kuala, Lumpur – July 16, 2020 — Streamline Games announced today that the Serradurra desert world, complete with 50 co-op levels and three new adoughrable Bun creatures, each with unique behaviors. Armadough, Fluff Fox, and Bunboa join the Bake ‘n Switch lineup for launch this Summer on PC and Nintendo Switch, with a Playstation launch around the corner. Additionally, two new Bakers – Sage and Salt – are thrown into the fray to merge, punch, and bake an army of frantically bouncing Buns before time runs out. Bake ‘n Switch is a fast-action party game for 2 to 4 players in local or online multiplayer that will test your reaction skills and your competitive edge!

Join Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme, and Parsley, along with newcomers Sage and Salt, to show these Buns who’s boss! And Baker abilities throw a little more spice into the mix! Harness Thyme’s fiery punches that bake on the spot, Ginger’s nifty dough-rising serums which double your Buns, Rosemary’s fast swinging rolling pin to whack-a-Dough, and Parsley’s distractive qualities when he unleashes a herd of kitties! Adding additional seasoning to the battle, Sage whips up a witchy brew that sucks in Mouldies and immediately bakes nearby Buns adding to your rising score, while Salt wields his crusty, grappling-hook to wrangle in runaway Doughs.

“We are very excited to finally share the expanse of the Bake ’n Switch world. We’ve hinted at it for some time, but now we’ve unleashed Serradurra, on top of Tropic Toaster, to add more Buns, more Bakers, and more interactive dynamic courts that bring new challenges and variety to the game,” said Stefan Baier, COO, developer Streamline Games. “Launching with 100 levels, 2 worlds, online co-op and pvp proves that our game can have a long shelf life, and keep players coming back for more.”

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Aeolis Tournament Launches July 23rd on Nintendo Switch!

QUEBEC CITY, July 16th, 2020 – Beyond Fun Studio is delighted to announce the release of its first game Aeolis Tournament. The frantic 8 player party game is now available on Steam (PC, MacOs, Linux), the Nintendo Switch version will follow on July 23rd. To celebrate the launch, each version will have a 15% discounted price for a week, after which the game will come back to its full price of $14.99, €12,49 and £11.49.

The perfect summer game!

Aeolis Tournament is a Nintendo-inspired party game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters use an air cannon to control the power of the wind and affect their surroundings. It’s a high-tempo game in the vein of Fuzion Frenzy with a cartoony and colorful art direction. Aeolis Tournament features physics-based gameplay, a tournament mode and local & online multiplayer play.

Key Features:

  • Up to 8 players Multiplayer Offline/Online cross-platform
  • Simple controls/mechanic: accessible and fun for all type of players
  • 6 game modes and 6 characters!
  • Achievements and progression system with unlockable items
  • Customization: fashion items & character skins
  • Will be supported with new content post launch (game modes, characters, items..)

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Dark RPG Vampire’s Fall: Origins announced for Nintendo Switch!

Stockholm, Sweden — July 15th, 2020 — Indie developer Early Morning Studio today announced that their gothic turn-based RPG, Vampire’s Fall: Origins is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One this Autumn. Available on Steam, App Store and Google Play, Vampire’s Fall: Origins, has amassed a dedicated community of players praising the clever way the game applies classic RPG elements to create a fun, slightly dark-humoured roleplaying experience that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

“Vampire’s Fall: Origins is our tribute to classic RPGs,” said Emir Kuljanin from Early Morning Studio. “After receiving very positive feedback from our mobile and PC players, we are excited to announce Vampire’s Fall: Origins’ upcoming release on consoles so that more people can enjoy our dark fantasy vampire-themed RPG born out of love for old-school gaming.”

Vampire’s Fall: Origins, is a 2D open-world RPG featuring tactical turn-based combat set in a medieval fantasy world. After the malevolent Witchmaster destroys the Vamp’Ire village, players wake up as a newly born vampire with a mission to get revenge and halt the dark magic conjurings of the evil foe. The lone hero wanders the vast open world, takes on quests, and encounters a variety of NPCs, engaging in entertaining dialogues and snarky comments, that add tasteful lightheartedness to an otherwise gritty atmosphere.

Whether choosing to be on a righteous path or venture with deceit, players face countless enemies and level up their character by unlocking skills and abilities, as well as upgrading gear. With more than 50 hours of gameplay, over 250 pieces of weapons and armour, and rich character customization, Vampire’s Fall: Origins puts a modern vampire-themed twist on the classic RPGs of yesteryear.

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Necrobarista Pours onto Nintendo Switch in 2021!

MELBOURNE, VIC – July 15, 2020 – Necrobarista, the cinematic cel-shaded visual novel from Route 59 Games, pours onto Steam for Windows PC on July 22, 2020.

Discover a tale of mystery, magic, and, depending on who asks, the best/worst coffee around. Hidden in an unassuming alleyway lies The Terminal, a café that serves as a waypoint between the lands of the living and the dead, where any one of the patrons could be a spirit from beyond. With strict rules defining how long ghosts can spend in the corporeal realm before being forced to pass on, running this café is more complicated than your typical Melbourne coffeehouse.

Apprentice necromancer Maddy has just taken ownership of The Terminal and all its magical responsibilities. Follow her story and those of mechanics-obsessed teen Ashley, infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, exasperated necromancer Chay, and a cast of other colorful characters through their dark pasts and the secrets behind the place linking them all together.

Stemming from a desire to elevate visual novels, Necrobarista moves beyond text boxes, making the narrative central to each scene with collectable keywords giving further insight into the characters and themes of the world. Every chapter of the story is interspersed with first-person exploration sequences that allow patrons to delve deeper into The Terminal while also providing the opportunity to choose which narrative threads to investigate next.

With each shot carefully composed, every new line of dialogue brings dynamism and elements of cinema to the experience. Inspired by anime, Necrobarista translates traditional 2D art styles into a vibrant 3D world and pairs those influences with a soundtrack by award-winning anime and games composer Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss, Tower of God, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Florence).

“Necrobarista is an extra-caffeinated blend of our love for games, anime, and our hometown,” said Kevin Chen, lead designer, Route 59 Games. “The resulting brew is something uniquely Australian and we’re thrilled to finally serve up our magical world and immerse everyone in coffee puns when the game launches on Steam for PC next week.”

Necrobarista will be available for $19.99 / €16.79 / £15.49 / $24.95 AUD via Steam. Supported languages include English, French (European and Canadian), Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch. Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 releases will be served in 2021.

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Meet more heroes in Trails of Cold Steel IV’s character trailer!

Heroes across the land unite in the newest trailer for Trails of Cold Steel IV, coming to PS4 on October 27, 2020 and Nintendo Switch and PC in Spring 2021. How will these fighters stand alongside Class VII while facing their own trials ahead? Be a part of the vanguard with them by preordering the Frontline Edition, available at these retailers.

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void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch!

void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium is now available to play on PS4 and Nintendo Switch!  Join a robot and and factoryAI in creating a safe haven for the last survivor of humanity, Toriko, in a toxic world overrun with fungi.

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The Kingdom Majestic compilation is now available!

Paris, July 14th, 2020 – The Kingdom Majestic compilation is now available in the United States on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The cult Kingdom series hits the shelves for the very first time!

This compilation includes:

  • «Kingdom New Lands» released in 2016
  • «Kingdom Two Crowns» released in 2018
  • The newest update «Dead Lands»  – crossover event with the game Bloodstained
  • All released DLCs

As a critically acclaimed and a massive commercial success, the Kingdom franchise is beloved for its innovative gameplay based on a minimalistic 3-button mechanic, stunning pixel art and an evocative soundtrack. Veteran rulers are already well aware of the cold sweat caused by the creatures of the night threaten your kingdom from dusk to dawn!

About Kingdom:

As a monarch, your goal is to grow your burgeoning kingdom while protecting your loyal subjects and crown from the Greed! During the day, you will travel the land atop your mount to recruit troops, order the construction of new buildings, and fetch your precious gold. At night, hordes of Greedlings will attack from both sides of your kingdom to break down your walls in an attempt to steal your crown!

Kingdom’s gameplay revolves around the management of funds, which is vital for recruiting new subjects, assigning them tasks, building or enhancing structures, and unlocking new mounts, NPCs, and lands to explore. Since 2015, over six million players have built their kingdoms in the series.

The Kingdom franchise is a partnership between Raw Fury, Fury Studios, Coatsink and director/designer Gordon Van Dyke (Stumpy Squid).

Kingdom Majestic is published by Microids SA.

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Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards’ Destiny Trailer Shows Off New Gameplay and Story!

New York City, USA – July 10th, 2020 – Digitart Interactive is happy to reveal Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards’ new Destiny Trailer, exploring the origins of Incan demigod Aluna. Sent as a small child from Spain to the “New World” of 16th century Latin America, Aluna embarks on a truly epic quest to lead her native people.

Coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2020, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards stars comic book creator and actress Paula Garces (Harold & Kumar series, On My Block, Clockstoppers, The Shield) as Aluna, and Julio Macias (Oscar ‘Spooky’ Diaz from On My Block) as Aluna’s father, Franicisco Cortes.

Created by actress/producer Paula Garces and Antonio Hernandez in response to the underrepresentation of both latino and female superheroes in comics, Aluna went on to become a cult hit and is currently starring in the ongoing comic book saga, The World of Aluna, written by Assassin’s Creed and Batman: Arkham Origins scribes Ryan Galletta, Dooma Wendschuch, and Corey May. Aluna further made a name for herself in video games after becoming a playable character in S2 Games’ popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth, where she was played by Paula Garces herself.

Developed by Digiart Interactive and N-Fusion Interactive, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards follows the exploits of Aluna, the warrior daughter of a Spanish conquistador and South American nature goddess Pachamama. Raised in early 16th century Spain, Aluna escaped to the New World only to realize it was her true homeland. Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards sets our heroine on a quest through Inca mythology as she strives to restore the amulet her goddess mother entrusted to her… and fulfill her true destiny.

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards combines the deep action-RPG mechanics of Diablo with the revisionist mythology of God of War. Based around Inca lore, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards features mythological gods, beasts, and tales that formed the backbone of 16th century Colombian culture. Venture from the Sanctuary seaside cliffs through the massive jungles of the New World, all the way to Nagaric’s Temple in the Volcanic Canyons in this epic historical adventure.

“Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards take players to a place we’ve never seen explored in gaming before,” said Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez. “We think Inca mythology and Latin American history is really fascinating, and there’s a huge population of Latin American gamers out there who aren’t reflected in their favorite pastime. We wanted to celebrate this oft neglected culture – and create a kick-ass swashbuckling adventure along the way!”

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