Kickstarter - NetherWorld has a Switch stretch goal

NetherWorld is a horizontal side-scrolling adventure game, where character development, dialogues and narrative have a special role. Immerse yourself in a sinister world: explore its darkest corners, get along with weird NPC’s, use flames and handguns to battle horrific bosses or just get drunk in a bar.

Your life is perfect in the dark and decadent land of NetherWorld… until your wife abandons you for a creature with longer tentacles. You handle your misfortune with alcohol and other sins...and in no time at all, you’ll be involved in a surreal, bloody and twisted journey surrounded by quirky fellow travelers.

Kickstarter here

Night in the Woods dev shares hits thoughts on the "evergreen" elements of the game

A portion of a Gamasutra interview with Night in the Woods animator, Scott Benson...

GS: It is a fairly unique setting, this small-town life, the malaise of the underemployed, that a lot of people will recognize. Do you think it speaks to a particular cultural moment?

SB: I think the overall themes -- that life changes, that we have to accept when things are over and deal with moving on, or fight for things that aren't yet over and are worth preserving -- that's something that is evergreen. I'm 32 and I still deal with all that. And moreover I think these coming-of-age stories are something that goes back forever [in our media], at least as far back as the early 20th century with the beatniks. That was a gigantic theme with them.

That said there's also a lot that will probably seem closer to the last few years, particularly the collapse of not only national, but local economies. It's no longer necessarily true that you can stay in your home town and there will be jobs for you. That may not be something this generation alone faces, but it is facing it. We've had a lot of fans come forward really strongly identifying with the small town setting of the game, telling us that they were from that town.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Extra Pack 2 DLC "Goku (Ultra Instinct)" screens

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Goku (Ultra Instinct)

- offense and defense are left to pure instinct
- he has earned the power of Gods
- may be considered completely undefeatable in this form
- special moves include “Hiken” and “Dodge,” and his ultimate ability is called “God Awakening Performance”

PAYDAY - Over 20 mins of Switch footage

PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.

Magical Drop III - more Switch footage

Magical Drop 3 is the third installment of the arcade puzzle game that was released in 1997. Sometimes referred to as magidro, the game features 7 new characters while others are unlockable. Magical Drop 3 is a bubble shooter game with four different modes: Adventure mode where you follow the story line similar to other Nintendo games, Challenge mode which is akin to any arcade modes, a multiplayer VS mode, and Puzzle mode. Puzzle mode is just like a single player survival mode game with boards twice as big as the other modes.

Splatoon 2 Starter Edition is a one-time production run

If you are thinking about grabbing the upcoming Splatoon 2 Starter Edition, you better make sure you do it fast. This isn't an item Nintendo is going to keep pumping out. We now know that the set is a one-time production run. Whatever goes out there to retail at launch is all we're ever going to see!

Tiny Metal's upcoming patch to include colorblind mode

It's pretty cool to see more and more game devs thinking about colorblind players out there. The Tiny Metal gang is the next group to do so, with a colorblind mode coming to the game in its next big update. No word on when to expect that update yet, but hopefully it'll launch soon!

Old Man's Journey dev shares concept art

Old Man's Journey turned out to be a gorgeous game, but it seems like the game was just as gorgeous when it was in the concept art stage. A dev over at Broken Rules has shared a look at some of the game's concept art, and it's absolutely stunning stuff. This is just screaming for a coffee table book!

World Conqueror X set for launch on Switch in early March

The World Conqueror series has found some success on the 3DS, and soon we'll get to see if there's an audience on Switch. Now we know the title is due out early March. When there's an official release date, we'll update you with that info.

Fear Effect Sedna - Deke character profile

There's something about the roughness of the Fear Effect series that reminds me of Golgo 13. It's tough to put my finger on, but I feel like both franchises have an overall gritty feel. I hope that element is retained for Fear Effect Sedna.