Thursday, August 16, 2018 — PARIS, France—August 16, 2018—The minions of Hell have grown unfathomably strong since Diablo® III’s release, but lucky for the High Heavens, reinforcements are on the way. Later this year, Nintendo Switch players the world over will join the fray with the Diablo III Eternal Collection™ and wield their systems’ portable power to slay demons and amass vast hoards of loot anytime, anywhere.
The Eternal Collection is the definitive edition of the award-winning action RPG, including everything from the original Diablo III, the critically-acclaimed Reaper of Souls® expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer® pack. With seven powerful character classes, a five-act campaign that spans the lore-rich and demon-infested world of Sanctuary, and an endlessly replayable Adventure Mode, the Eternal Collection is the perfect all-in-one package to introduce newcomers to a lifetime of adventure.
The Eternal Collection for the Nintendo Switch incorporates the system’s flexibility and versatility into its design. Whether using a Joy-Con™ controller or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, players will have an awe-inspiring assortment of demon-slaying powers at their fingertips, thanks to intuitive, ultra-responsive controls custom-built for Nintendo Switch. And true to the spirit of the Diablo series, players will also have a wealth of options when it comes to cleansing Sanctuary cooperatively—up to four players can band together to engage in grand multiplayer crusades, whether they’re sharing a screen on a single Nintendo Switch, linking their systems together wirelessly, or teaming up through the Nintendo Switch Online* service.
“The Eternal Collection is the definitive version of Diablo III, and we’re thrilled to team up with Nintendo to unleash it for Nintendo Switch gamers around the world later this year,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Bringing the world together through epic entertainment is core to our mission at Blizzard—we can’t wait to welcome a new generation of demon-slayers to Sanctuary.”
Diablo III is the fastest-selling PC game of all time**. The Reaper of Souls expansion introduced the mighty Crusader class, the infinitely-replayable Adventure Mode, and a host of other game-defining features, like the random loot-filled Nephalem Rift dungeons. In 2017, Rise of the Necromancer resurrected the fan-favorite Necromancer class from Diablo II, bolstering players’ forces with the gruesome powers of blood and bone. All of this is included in Diablo III Eternal Collection for the Nintendo Switch system, on top of platform-exclusive bonus items, like The Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic armor set, inspired by the iconic villain from The Legend of Zelda series.
Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch will be available later this year at retail stores everywhere and digitally through the Nintendo eShop. Gamers in North America and Europe will be able to get an early look at Diablo III Eternal Collection this August at Gamescom in Cologne, Fan Expo in Toronto, and PAX West in Seattle. For more information, visit https://www.diablo3.com/switch. For screenshots, video, and other media, visit the Blizzard Entertainment press site at https://blizzard.gamespress.com/Diablo-III.
* Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online play, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in September 2018.
** Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.
Following on from the recent Steam & GOG release of Mary Skelter: Nightmares we have some more exciting news for you all. All the paperwork has gone through and I can tell you that we are now official Switch developers, and so are able to bring fantastic Japanese games to Nintendo Switch, as well as to PC! In fact, we’ve already started work on our first port, a JRPG, that I’m not able to reveal just yet.
While we love bringing games to PC, working on the Switch has been an awful lot of fun. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on anything for console, the most recent game was Flame Over, and the most recent one for Ghostlight was Elminage Gothic, back in 2013, so it’s great to be back on console!
I hope you’re all looking forward to our Nintendo Switch releases as much as we are, and please stay tuned for more information on which JRPG we’re going to be bringing to Switch in the near future.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back soon but until then why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our Instagram account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.
Paris - Aug. 16, 2018 - Global game publisher Playdius and independent game developer La Moutarde announced today that its upcoming rhythm game Old School Musical will release digitally for Nintendo Switch™ and PC on Sept. 13, 2018. Available to pre-order today for $12.99 USD via the Nintendo eShop and Steam, Old School Musical is unlike any rhythm game ever made, and invites players to revisit the golden age of gaming with a rocking retro soundtrack and levels inspired by 8-bit era classics.
Old School Musical follows the adventures of Tib and Rob, two video game characters trained by their missing mother to be top class video game heroes. Players must stay in (chip)tune, synching inputs with flying notes to help Tib and Rob find their missing mother. Miss too many notes, and Tib and Rob’s adventure will fall flat!
Filled to the brim with nostalgia fueled references and nods to classic 8-bit games, genres, and tropes, Old School Musical is like a love letter to ‘80s and ‘90s kids in the form of a rhythm game. Put the pedal to the metal in levels inspired by retro racers, shoot down enemies and weave through a bullet hell in side scroller shooter levels, and take the fight to evil chicken armies to the beat of chiptune tracks from famous artists, including: Dubmood, Zabutom, Hello World, Yponeko, and Le Plancton. Discover over 50 tracks, composed exclusively for Old School Musical.
To celebrate today’s announcement, developer La Moutarde and publisher Playdius invite players to a pre-release preview of Old School Musical’s chiptune soundtrack on Soundcloud.
Old School Musical Unique Features include:
Story Mode: Lead Tib and Rob on crazy adventure filled with humor and 8-bit nostalgia
Arcade Mode: Reach the highest score and challenge your friends
Challenge Mode: Play it hard with visual and audio penalties to unlock new music tracks
Over 50 chiptune tracks by the best of the chiptune scene: Dubmood, Zabutom, Hello World, Yponeko, Le Plancton
Travel through 20+ retro levels, inspired by 8-bit classics
Local multiplayer mode supporting up to 4 players
A rebellion led by chickens angry over their constant abuse in videogames
Paris, August 16th, 2018 – Microïds and Eden Games are working together once again for the release of Gear.Club Unlimited 2, which will be available only on the Nintendo Switch as a physical copy and in the Nintendo eShop at the end of 2018. “Eden Games did tremendous work for Gear.Club Unlimited. We are very proud to continue our collaboration and support the production of games in France. We can’t wait for players to discover Gear.Club Unlimited 2.” – Elliot Grassiano, Vice-President of Microïds.
“Gear.Club Unlimited was an opportunity for us to grasp all of the features offered by the Nintendo Switch. Based on this experience and feedback from players, our aim with Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is to bring them an even richer racing game, which still bears Eden Games’ signature!” – David Nadal, CEO of Eden Games.
In Gear.Club Unlimited 2, players will race along more than 1800 miles of roads at the wheel of the most beautiful cars made by top manufacturers. The frantic races will take them across varied environments, such as snowy mountains, wooded valleys, desert roads and heavenly coasts, as part of championships, missions and challenges. In their garage – a key feature of the Gear.Club Unlimited franchise – players will be able to admire their growing collection of cars and customize them to make them unique and more powerful. But drivers are nothing without their club! Players will be able to create and manage their own club and will have to recruit the best drivers to take on rival clubs from all over the world and reach the top of the podium.
Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is developed by Eden Games and published by Microïds. It will be available at the end of the year on the Nintendo Switch as a physical and digital version.
Berlin, 2048 – The world is on the brink. Lack of resources, illnesses caused by polluted air and water, crime on the rise, war. Governments and companies promise remedies through technological progress. Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent.
Mosaic is coming to Switch! When first announced many moons ago, Switch didn’t exist yet, so we’re helping to bring Mosaic there as well as Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Professor Willow needs your help once again! It seems he’s been tracking the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, which has mysteriously appeared somewhere nearby. Can you help him locate the Time Travel Pokémon? Prepare yourself for August 20, when this Special Research becomes available worldwide!
Along the way to discovering Celebi’s time-shifting nature, you’ll encounter tasks that will test your skills as a Trainer. Complete tasks to gain XP, receive useful items, and even encounter certain Pokémon on your journey! You can begin completing Special Research on Celebi at any time as long as you have done the third group of tasks related to the Special Research on Mew, and actively finish tasks related to both at your own pace!
For those who have already completed the exclusive Pokémon GO Fest Special Research and have obtained the Time Travel Pokémon, completing this new Special Research will earn you a new bounty of Candy to power up your Celebi.
The presence of Celebi has also drawn out the appearance of more Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region. Plus, Field Research relating to Pokémon discovered in the Johto region will be available throughout this special time. So get into the Johto spirit and get ready for a new adventure!
Can’t wait to show your love for the Johto region? A new Celebi T-shirt is now available for free in the Style Shop. Plus, Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver Trainer avatar items are also available in the Style Shop, featuring outfits that unlock according to your Johto medal progress.
Prepare yourselves to get out there and complete this exciting Special Research, Trainers! Stay safe, and happy exploring!
—The Pokémon GO team