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Acclaimed roguelike Tangledeep heading to Nintendo Switch Thursday, January 31st, 2019 (Official PR)

Inspired by classic SNES-era RPGs, Impact Gameworks’ stunning roguelike Tangledeep will soon be available on the Nintendo Switch!

Create your character, gear up, and get ready to ascend through dangerous terrain while facing magical beasts and ancient automatons in this turn-based dungeon crawler with a job system and countless tactical choices.

On the soundtrack front, Tangledeep features the musical talents of Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana), Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye 007, Civilization: Beyond Earth), Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid 3, Bayonetta), and Andrew Aversa, the developer behind Tangledeep who is known for his contributions as “zircon” on OverClocked Remix and composer of high-profile soundtracks (Soul Calibur V, ReCore, Crypt of the NecroDancer, Fantasy Strike, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remake).

The Switch version of Tangledeep will be available in English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. It will also include:
Improved UI and controls for handheld, docked, and Pro Controller support
All-new monsters (such as the fearsome Polarattler)
New area: Riverstone Waterway

About the Game

For hundreds of years, people have enjoyed the peaceful tranquility of underground settlements and villages, where the only route to the surface is “Tangledeep” – a mysterious and ever-changing labyrinth. With memories of the surface world long forgotten, you set out for the labyrinth to discover what lies above...

Tangledeep features a robust and customizable job system with 12 unique jobs to master. The game also supports a number of features designed to give players the perfect level of difficulty. You can opt for the true roguelike challenge of permadeath – or simply return to town upon death, for example. It’s also possible to share progress between characters by using the banking system – or by planting magic trees and raising monsters in town.
KEY FEATURES
Experience finely-tuned, procedurally-generated and handcrafted gameplay as you fight challenging monsters, complete quests, and collect rare items.
Master deep, tactical turn-based combat across 12 unique jobs with more than 100 skills.
Choose between three game modes – including Adventure Mode, which removes the pain of permadeath:
Heroic Mode - Defeat is not the end! Some progress and items can be shared between characters.
Hardcore Mode - The traditional roguelike experience! If you are defeated the game ends.
Adventure Mode - Play without the fear of permadeath, traditional RPG style.
Capture almost every monster in the game and raise them in the Monster Corral as a pet – or breed them with other monsters!
Make your experience easier, harder, or just plain wackier with more than 10 Game Modifiers.
Share some of your progress between characters by using the banking system and planting magic trees.
Explore Item Dreams, randomized mini-dungeons where anything goes – and power up your gear!
Take in the scenery – comprised of beautiful 16-bit graphics and carefully handcrafted maps.
Relax to a beautiful soundtrack inspired by the most legendary RPGs of the SNES era, composed by award-winning composer Andrew Aversa – and joined by Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana), Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye 007, Civilization: Beyond Earth), and Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid 3, Bayonetta).
Participate in daily and weekly challenge runs – and compare to your friends with Leaderboard support!
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Tangledeep will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop Thursday, January 31 for $19.99.

"OPUS Collection" and "WILL: A Wonderful World" receiving retail releases this Spring

LOS ANGELES, CA., January 22, 2019 — PM Studios and acttil are thrilled to announce two incredible titles hitting North American store shelves this spring! OPUS Collection, which contains both OPUS: The Day We Found Earth and OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, will be coming to Nintendo Switch this April and will feature a voucher code for an awesome downloadable bonus soundtrack! Meanwhile, WILL: A Wonderful World will receive a physical release for both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this May, and will retail for $39.99!

OPUS: THE DAY WE FOUND EARTH

Millions of years in the future, mankind has left its home planet of Earth far behind. But now Emeth, an adorable robot who has made a solemn promise to his creator, must rediscover his lost homeland in order to save all of humanity. But as he tries to fulfill that promise, he begins to realize that he may hold an even greater purpose... This atmospheric, bittersweet tale is the perfect introduction to the world of OPUS.

Key Features
- Homeward Bound: Operate a deep space telescope to scan the skies for long-lost Earth...and other untold secrets.
- Self Discovery: Investigate your ship to uncover the history of a centuries-old mission item by mysterious item.
- Across the Universe: Explore a universe teeming with vivid and vibrant planets, nebulas, and galaxies.
- Cosmic Vibes: Lose yourself in a sweeping soundtrack that will tug at your heartstrings.

OPUS: ROCKET OF WHISPERS

Witness the story of two lonely survivors of an apocalyptic plague, who are given the seemingly impossible task of building an interstellar rocket. Their goal is to revive the ancient tradition of space burial and return the lost souls of the world to their cosmic homeland. Written by the IMGA-nominated author of OPUS: The Day We Found Earth, this tale of loss and rebirth will leave you breathless.

Key Features

- Land of Ice and Snow: Travel through the ruins of a frozen world, uncovering the history of a once prosperous land as you go.
- Making Space: Gather the materials you’ll need for your rocket, and craft tools to explore even greater distances.
- Alien Artifacts: Uncover more than 100 items, each with unique artwork and descriptions informed by detailed research.
- Aural Adventure: Roam through a beautiful, atmospheric soundscape created by indiePlay-nominated composer Triodust.

WILL: A Wonderful World

There was once an urban legend: Write your troubles down on a note, then hold it in your hand at midnight and pray. “God, please help me...” God will hear your plea and change your fate.

One day, a young girl wakes up, groggy, in a room she’s never seen before. A talking dog appears before her and she becomes startled by his revelation: They are gods and it is their duty to change the fate of any humans that ask for their help. Letters appear in the mail, so with pen in hand she begins her job.

WILL: A Wonderful World features a fantastical tale and cast. A quiet nerd stuck in a hopeless, one-sided crush. An impoverished artist who’s lost all hope and contemplates suicide. A rookie police officer who burns with justice and hopes for his first big case. A young woman desperately chasing her dream against all odds. Even a stray cat who would be satisfied with some dried fish to eat!

Dive deep into the story and learn about those that seek out your help, but remember: Changing someone’s fate will affect others. Experience each story, edit letters, and solve puzzles; perhaps the young girl’s memory will return, but what will she learn about herself and her mission? You must guide their fates, uncover the links between the storylines, and find the best path for all of those in need. WILL: A Wonderful World blends its imaginative story with fantastic presentation, featuring colorful artwork and a delightful soundtrack.

Key Features

- Read stories and use deduction to determine how to alter the fate of the game’s cast.
- Make decisions that open up the story and may even impact the plotlines of others.
- Learn more about the two gods, the mysterious girl and her companion, as you progress through the game.
- Enjoy punchy music and beautifully drawn stills and animations.

FutureGrind Flips Onto Switch, Offering Up The Most Cyberpunk Extreme Sport Around

January 22, 2019 - Remember when I said it wasn’t quite the future yet? Forget that. The future is now. Extreme sports stunt platformer FutureGrind is out today on Nintendo Switch, PC, and PS4, so get ready to combo your way into a lucrative sponsorship deal and flex those grind skills. While you’re at it, check out the game’s action-packed launch trailer!

Strap yourself into one of five two-wheeled bikes and flip into action, matching your coloured wheels to the fiendish rail layouts of over 30 unique tracks across a range of lush, sci-fi worlds. With each successful run in FutureGrind’s robust story mode, learn more about its underlying plot. Why have you been brought on to compete in the pro circuit? Can you really trust your new employers? Is it normal to see glitches in the real world?

Considering how much of a role colour plays in FutureGrind’s frantic flipping gameplay, the team at Milkbag Games have made sure to offer a variety of options intended to help make the experience as accessible as possible. According to Milkbag co-founder Owen Goss, “FutureGrind has a color blind mode that lets you override the game’s default colors and pick the colors that work for you. We realized a one-size-fits-all approach wouldn’t work, so we’re putting the control in your hands so that as many people as possible can enjoy the game."

Still want more? Lining up with the game’s launch, the FutureGrind original soundtrack is now available on Bandcamp, composed by saw wave wizard, bignic. If you’re a fan of pulsating synths and thumping basslines, this is the soundtrack for you!

FutureGrind is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, and PS4. For more information on all things futuristic and grinding, follow Milkbag Games on Twitter, Wishlist the game on Steam, and check out the game’s official website.

Thea: The Awakening coming to Switch on Feb. 1st, 2019

Thea: The Awakening is a turn-based strategic survival game steeped in Slavic myth and monstrosity set after an apocalyptic force known only as The Darkness has engulfed the world. There are Strigas and Baba Yagas aplenty, but there are no heroes, no monster slayers, and no great armies capable of banishing them. You have only a few hopeless and starving survivors who are desperately trying to stay alive. You are their last and only true hope!

The game combines turn-based strategic gameplay with the tension and grit of a rogue-like, a captivating story you can uncover through a series of in-game events, and a unique combat system based on a complex card battle game.

The wide range of gameplay features allows you to proceed through the world of Thea the way you prefer. You can choose to stay in your village and build up defenses, or you can go out and explore the world. Conflicts can be resolved through assassination, stealth, diplomacy, hunting, and various other ways depending on the skills your people possess. Fighting is not your only solution to conflict!

Choose your game style and save your people from the Darkness!

Key Features:

Survival game in a dark fantasy setting with hexagonal turn-based strategic gameplay!
Huge procedural world to explore – each play-through is a new adventure!
Village management with a variety of structures to build, upgrades and technologies to discover, and items to craft!
Over 4400 items that you can craft in your village or gather in the game’s world!
Expeditions in which each member carries his or her gear and gains experience in battle, improving abilities like collecting resources, diplomacy, healing, black magic, and dozens more!
Over 200 non-linear story events that can grant you riches or deprive you of all your goods including life!
Exciting card battle game system that can be resolved by combat, diplomacy, curses, and more!
Over 100 types of deadly creatures, many inspired by Slavic Mythology!
Procedural creature instances – Each creature, even in a swarm of spiders, has its own skills and stats!
Day & night cycle influence gameplay – Villagers can better recognize threats from afar during the day, and creatures become more aggressive at night!
Multiple game endings depending on your choices with rewards and unlocks carrying over to your next play-through!

Thea: The Awakening hits Switch on Feb. 1st, 2019, and is priced at $18.

Fortnite - Version 7.20 now available

WHAT'S NEW?

Sneaky Snowman

Is that snowman closer than it was a second ago? Sneak around the map and surprise enemies in a frosty new way.

The Block - Omega Pyramid

The Block is now a Pyramid! Drop into this massive structure created by Directingpete to discover the secrets it holds inside.

LIMITED TIME MODE: SNIPER SHOOTOUT

In this limited time mode, players will do battle using scoped weapons only. May the best aim win!

What's New?

Suppressed Sniper Rifles have been added.
Legendary Scoped Pistols have been added to Supply Drops.

Mode Details

Floor Loot spawners reduced by 50%
Reviving "Down But Not Out" teammates in Duos & Squads is deactivated - be careful peeking!
Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode

Full details here

Visit the Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition at the V&A Museum in London to see how Splatoon was made

The Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition at the V&A Museum in London features a section on Splatoon, showcasing how the game came to be.

To celebrate Splatoon being included in the exhibition, we’re giving away five pairs of tickets in a Twitter contest! To be in with a chance of winning, simply reply to this contest tweet letting us know your favourite thing about Splatoon. One winner will be drawn at random from all the entries received by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 27th January.

Full details here

Europe’s best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate squads will collide in the first European Smash Ball Team Cup

Come one, come all, and smash your way to glory! Nintendo is looking for the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate squads from across Europe to duke it out in the first-ever European Smash Ball Team Cup, culminating in a live final this spring to crown the continent’s winner.

To determine the first national and European Super Smash Bros. champions, teams of three will battle it out in best-of-three and best-of-five Stock matches with no items – except for the powerful Smash Ball, which can turn up at any time to seal an emphatic victory or give the underdogs a chance to turn the tables and snatch a victory. Match types will consist of 2v2 Smash, Smashdown and 3v3 Squad Strike.

All players interested in joining the competition can form a squad of three compatriots and take part in their national qualifiers, rolling out over the coming months in the following territories:

United Kingdom & Ireland
France
Germany
Spain
Portugal
Italy
Russia
Netherlands
Belgium
Austria
Switzerland
The Nordics, comprising Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden

The winning squads from these 12 territories will then advance to the final this spring, where the last trio standing will be crowned the European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 champions. Further details about the European finals will be revealed in the future.

Further information about UK Qualification events will be announced soon. Follow @NintendoUKVS on Twitter and Super Smash Bros. on Facebook to stay up to date with the news. In the meantime, get practising!

The best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trios will compete in regional qualifiers, with the 12 top teams advancing to the European Smash Ball Team Up final later this spring, where Europe’s best trio will be crowned.

Find out more at the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website, or by joining our Smash Bros. Facebook community! You can also get updates by following @NintendoUKVS on Twitter.

SmuggleCraft hits Switch on Jan. 25th, 2019

Happy Badger Studio announces SmuggleCraft to be released on Nintendo Switch this Friday, January 25th! SmuggleCraft originally launched in May of 2017 for PS4 and Steam. Yep...that was a long time ago.
In celebration of finally releasing on Switch, we're having a huge launch sale with big discounts across all platforms. The game, which normally retails for $9.99, will see the following discounts on launch day and continuing for one week:

70% off on Nintendo Switch
50% off on PS4
50% off on Steam

If you haven't played it (you probably haven't), SmuggleCraft is a stylized hovercraft racing game that includes local multiplayer, a custom track builder, and a quest based story-driven campaign. The race tracks are all randomly generated from beautiful alien terrain, so racing has more to do with quick reflexes than memorization.

Fans of SmuggleCraft have described it as "F-Zero meets Podracer". It's an aesthetically pleasing thrill ride that's easy to learn but offers plenty of additional challenge for advanced players. Fans of future-racers will find plenty to keep them busy, with customizable crafts, a track editor, and rogue-lite mode.

Get your loupes, detectives! The Raven Remastered is out now on Nintendo Switch

Vienna/Austria, Bremen/Germany, January 22nd, 2019 - Columbo and his cabriolet, Sherlock and Watson and now... Constable Anton Jakob Zellner and you! Solve the case of a stolen ruby and a mysterious raven feather in 1964's London. The Raven Remastered, the classic whodunit adventure by KING Art, is now available for Nintendo Switch digitally and in retail stores. The SRP is € 29,99 / $ 29,99 / £ 26,99.

About The Raven Remastered
London, 1964. An ancient ruby is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years before?

Constable Anton Jakob Zellner finds himself in the middle of the kind of murder mystery he so far only knew from reading his favourite crime novels. Nothing is what it seems. Everyone has something to hide. And the Raven is always one step ahead...
A classic whodunit adventure from KING Art, the creators of the Book of Unwritten Tales-series
Experience a thrilling crime story through the eyes of multiple characters
Classic murder mystery locations, from a train in the Swiss alps, to a majestic cruise ship and the Cairo Museum
High quality voice acting from a compelling cast of quirky characters
Full remaster of The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief, including animations, lighting and hair in full HD resolution

At Sundown: Shots in the Dark launches on Switch

BALTIMORE, MD – January 22nd 2019 – Independent video game publisher Versus Evil, in partnership with independent developer Mild Beast Games, today announced that the BAFTA winning top down stealth-based arena shooter, At Sundown: Shots In The Dark, is available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC.

At Sundown: Shots In The Dark is a top down stealth-based arena shooter in which up to 4 players compete in online and local death match games. Players are under the cover of complete darkness and can only see themselves and be seen by their opponents when they shoot, dash, walk into or trigger a light source.

At Sundown: Shots In The Dark features an arsenal of 17 weapons and power up’s for players to choose from including pistols, sniper rifles, shotguns and bladed weapons as well as 18 maps, each with different light mechanics. The game also features 9 game modes that players can explore, and players can take on frenzied 4 player deathmatches or team up cooperatively to take down AI opponents or even face off in the ultimate showdown in a head to head.

Winner of the coveted ‘One to Watch’ Awards at the 2016 BAFTA’s, At Sundown: Shots In The Dark also won Microsoft’s 2016 Imagine Games award with its innovative game design that incorporated using darkness and sporadic light source effects to create a tense yet highly competitive multiplayer game for up to four players.

“At Sundown: Shots In The Dark is sure to test even the closest of friendships, the four player party aspect and tense dynamic of using darkness to your advantage really cranks up the fun factor, it’s a testament to a great formula of game design from Mild Beast Games and a great fit for console. It’s definitely one of those rare titles where ‘just one more game’, will be a frequent occurrence.” Said Steve Escalante, Versus Evil General Manager.

The game is also now available on Steam for PC and was previouslylaunched on PC and Mac last year as one of a selection of ‘First on Discord’ indie titles available on the gaming chat network in a timed exclusive.