PR - Giraffe and Annika is coming to Nintendo Switch in Summer 2020!

Giraffe and Annika, coming to PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™, will launch August 25 in North America, August 28 in Europe, and September 4 in Oceania! This charming adventure follows Annika, who awakens on an island with no recollection of her past. With the help of the witch Lily and the mysterious boy Giraffe, she must find star fragments to regain her memories.

The Giraffe and Annika Musical Mayhem Edition is now available for preorder at the NISA Online Store! (Also available for PlayStation®4.)

This week's North American downloads - April 9 (Tharsis and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day Event – Hippity skippity, hoppity ho! Just in time for the season, the bright Zipper T Bunny has begun visiting islands for a limited time. The energetic visitor will be hiding eggs around islands that allow residents to create special items, including furniture, flooring, décor and accessories. There are only a few more days left to find those eggs before the event ends on April 12, so get hopping and craft those seasonal DIY projects! Hop-hop-hooray!

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
April showers bring spring sales! Nintendo eShop is blooming with deals! Pick up some great Nintendo Switch games that are on sale now! For a limited time only, learn more at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull
Arcade Archives MX5000
Battle Princess Madelyn Royal Edition
Black Rainbow
Boot Hill Bounties – Available April 14
Bridge! 3
Desktop Basketball
Doubles Hard – Available April 15
Fight of Animals
Gunbrick: Reloaded
Monster Viator
Null Drifter
Path of Giants – Available April 14
Push the Box
RMX Real Motocross – Available April 10
Rocket Rabbit – Coin Race – Available April 10
Rush Rover – Available April 10
Solitaire Deluxe Bundle – 3 in 1 – Available April 10
Tharsis – Available April 11

Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York, a stand-alone expansion for Coteries of New York, announced for Switch

Welcome to the Lasombra clan

Draw Distance, a Polish indie games development studio and publisher, creator of Serial Cleaner, Halls of Horror for Mixer, Ritual: Crown of Horns, Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York and other multiplatform titles is happy to officially announce Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York – a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to VtM – Coteries of New York.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York description and features:

Your old life is dead and buried. You have no afterlife to look forward to, and your vampiric unlife is about to fall apart unless you solve an unsolvable crime. Welcome to New York City... and welcome to the Lasombra clan, where failure is not an option.

You’re a nobody. An outcast in your own vampiric sect. A political prisoner of no particular value. An immigrant who never found her roots in a city of immigrants. A chainsmoker whose favorite pastime is staring blankly at the streets through the windows of a fast food joint at 4AM. The sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach tells you that you’re doomed, and distorted voices from the shadows seem to agree. The curse of your clan makes interacting with everyday technology difficult. Dissociation is your natural state. But when New York’s Anarch leader meets a gruesome end, out of all the bloodsuckers in the metropolis, you’re the one picked to investigate. Make no mistake: this is obviously a trap, yet another move in the horrible game of Jyhad, the eternal struggle for power between warring vampire generations. But you’re Lasombra, and if there’s one thing you know, it’s
this: if the Ventrue Prince and her followers underestimate you, they’re going to deeply regret it.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York is a visual novel set in the rich universe of Vampire: The Masquerade. It acts as a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to our previous title, Coteries of New York. While Coteries wasa general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, Shadows present a more personal and
unique tale.

● A visual novel tackling themes of personal and political horror, suitable for both Vampire: The Masquerade veterans, and fans of narrative-driven games who are newcomers to the setting.

● A stand-alone expansion to Coteries of New York. See the familiar metropolis through entirely different undead eyes. Expect new characters, new locations and an original soundtrack.

● Play as a member of the Lasombra clan. Formerly vicious foes of the Camarilla, the Magisters decided to search for safety in the ranks of their former enemies. Master the shadows and communicate with the inhabitants of the Other Side, but beware – Oblivion is always lurking out there, ready to devour you whole.

● Explore the streets of the Big Apple. While you search for ways to satiate your bloodthirst, catch glimpses of various fascinating vignettes and forge connections with the eccentric inhabitants of the city. One playthrough won’t be enough to see it all.

● Shape your mind, shape your fate. You used to avoid defining yourself and tried to stay neutral, but given your situation, you can no longer afford to do so. The choices you make will alter the way you think, and your thinking will alter the paths you take.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York is coming to PC (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One in 2020

Reminder: Spring into spring with Pokémon GO today

Spring ahead today

Spring has sprung for those of you in the northern hemisphere, and what better way to celebrate than with a springtime event! Buneary joins the celebration by wearing a flower crown, while egg- and spring-themed Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild! Pokémon Eggs just got eggs-tra special too, as Pichu and Togepi with flower crowns will be hatching from them.

We're continuing to prioritize Pokémon GO experiences that can be enjoyed in individual settings. You’ll receive 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators until further notice, so be sure to turn on Adventure Sync and make every step count.

Date + Time

From Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time


The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Exeggcute, Chansey, Mareep, Marill, and Torchic. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Exeggcute!
Buneary wearing flower crowns and Pikachu wearing flower hats will also be appearing in the wild! If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny ones, too!
The following Pokémon will be hatching more often from 2 km Eggs: Pichu wearing a flower crown, Togepi wearing a flower crown, Happiny, Munchlax, Tyrogue, Chingling, and Riolu.
All Eggs received from Gifts during the event will be 2 km Eggs.
There will be event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward encounters with Alolan Exeggutor, Azumarill, and—if you’re extremely lucky—Audino!
A Togepi-themed bag and hoodie will be available in the in-game shop!


2× Hatch Candy
Lucky Eggs will last for one hour

And remember that as mentioned above, a 1/2 Hatch Distance bonus is ongoing until further notice—which means it will be applied during this event! Just make sure to place your Eggs into Incubators while the bonus is running.

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Looking to keep active with Switch? Check out these games that’ll keep you moving!

Workin up a sweat!

Are you looking for active video games to keep you moving at home on Nintendo Switch? Well, look no further!

Check out just some of the games on Nintendo Switch that will keep you moving below – all of them are available now on Nintendo eShop!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Join Mario, Sonic and friends for their greatest adventure yet in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for Nintendo Switch! Train solo or compete against friends in brand new events – Skateboarding, Karate, Surfing and Sport Climbing – as well as a large selection of favourite sports and classic 2D games.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store. A free demo is also available to download from Nintendo eShop*!

Super Mario Party

Get ready for the ultimate board game party with friends from the Mushroom Kingdom!

80 brand new minigames await in Super Mario Party, with each player using a single Joy-Con to row down rivers, play baseball, ride horses, cook food to perfection, and much more!

Super Mario Party is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.


A resort vacation is always at your fingertips with GO VACATION on Nintendo Switch. Welcome to Kawawii Island, a paradise resort where friends and family can enjoy 50+ co-op and competitive activities.

In multiplayer, each player can use just one Joy-Con controller. Experience hours of fun and something new every day. Customise your character, costumes, vehicles and even pets! Daily presents and challenges mean that you will want to keep coming back to the island of Kawawii to explore more terrain and play through activities all over again.

Go Vacation is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.


Face each other and 1-2-Switch! Look at your opponent, not the screen!

Detach the Joy-Con from the console, hand one to your opponent and bam! It's game time!

Anyone can play 1-2-Switch! Just lock eyes with your opponent and get ready to discover the many new functions of the Joy-Con, including HD rumble and advanced motion sensors.

1-2-Switch is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.

Fitness Boxing

It’s time to get moving in Fitness Boxing for Nintendo Switch! Work up a sweat in daily, boxing-based workouts to some smashing tunes, from artists like Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, and more.

Whether it’s becoming more fit, improving general well-being, targeting specific areas of the body, or simply getting active with a friend, grab a Joy-Con (or two!) and box to the beat as you work towards the fitness goals you’ve set.

Fitness Boxing is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store. A free demo is also available to download from Nintendo eShop*!

Just Dance® 2020

The ultimate dance game is back with 40 new tracks from chart-topping artists like Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, BLACKPINK, and more! The party never stops with Just Dance® 2020.

Just Dance® 2020 is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop.

Zumba® Burn It Up!

Zumba® Burn it Up! invites dance enthusiasts of all ages and levels to join the fitness fun with high-energy choreography to over 30 hip-shaking jams and accompanied by a catalogue of heart-pounding Zumba® originals guaranteed to get the party started.

Zumba® Burn It Up! is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop.


Get ready to put ‘em up and do battle with a colourful cast of characters in ARMS for Nintendo Switch! In this unique fighting game, use your fighter’s stretchy weaponised arms to punch, thump and knock-out opponents.

Grab a Joy-Con in each hand and throw left and right punches at the opposition! Your fighter moves in line with your hands as you unleash a wide range of punches and other pugilistic moves. You can also jump, dash, block and grab – so stay cool and try to outmanoeuvre your opponents!

ARMS is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store. A free demo is also available to download from Nintendo eShop*!

Mario Tennis Aces

Settle it on centre court in Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch, the wildest, most tactical Mario Tennis adventure to date!

Whether you’re alone or with friends, get into classic Mario Tennis action in a flash with Free Play. Customise as many – or as few – of the gameplay options as you like!

Want to take things down a notch? Play a more authentic, stripped down game of tennis where only basic shots are allowed with simple rules, or use your Joy-Con like a tennis racket and play with motion controls in Swing Mode!

Mario Tennis Aces is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.

Looking for multiplayer games to play with others at home or online**? Have a look at this list of games you can play with others.

Download the games you want, when you want them, on Nintendo eShop!

Monster Viator releases on Switch today

A monster of a release

KEMCO proudly announces the release of Monster Viator for the Nintendo Switch system set to hit the Nintendo eShop today. Standard price is USD 14.99.


After waking with your identity shrouded in mystery, you set out on an adventure across the world! Through deep emotional connections, more than 20 monsters can join you on your arduous journey. This new powerful RPG boasts a living world full of atmosphere and diverse game systems to seek your teeth into.


Unable to remember who he is, Culter is mysteriously able to communicate with monsters. He soon comes across Aira, a shepherd who controls monsters with a harp. His only memory being a very faint memory of his brother, he sets out on his journey to uncover the truth. The Deselle Empire's third prince, Biscute, becomes a familiar face for our heroes... But Biscute is an ill-mannered and obnoxious young prince whose own selfishness gets in the way of Culter's quest! Culter's memories, a great Hero with a thousand monsters, a Fountain of Truth and an All-Seeing Witch... As if a fairy tale in itself, this story is packed with excitement from the get-go.

Compelling pixel art

Breathtaking pixel art breathes life into your adventure. Ride a dragon and soar the skies. Ride on a raft down the river... Prepare for your heart to be gripped as you progress through this ever-changing and picturesque story!

Journey with more than 20 monsters

Encounter, befriend and battle alongside various monsters, each with their own abilities and personalities. With a mountain of choices at your disposal, either fine-tune each character's abilities, or make use of the automatic functions and simply chill as you enjoy the story. Hang tight and take your time in exploring what this title has to offer!

Danger Scavenger reveals its identity, reloads guns, and gets ready for a cyberpunk-themed hunt on Switch

Show the A.I. how dangerous Scavengers are

Deadly efficient, highly skillful, invisible to indifferent citizens, they fight the greedy corporations that have entire nations under their thumb. The suits scornfully called them Scavengers – it was they who first noticed the situation had turned around. And it's the artificial intelligence A.I.O.N.E. who took control, causing the machines to revolt against their masters. The time has come. Step out of the shadow to face this new enemy in open battle. Soon, the A.I. will learn how dangerous the Scavengers are.

Become one of the outcasts who doesn't like the state the world is in. Set out on a risky hunt in search of liberation and countless riches hidden in huge skyscrapers. The danger is so great that every Scavenger can change history forever... or become another forgotten scrap hunter.


Danger Scavenger is an intense cyberpunk-themed roguelike, where evil corporations immersed in a dystopian setting bring doom upon the world. The Scavengers – a group of outcasts once rejected by fate, now glorified and admired – decide to overcome the status quo. Become one of them and set out on a risky adventure where you get to choose your destiny. Choose your path wisely though, as big rewards come at a price and often mean even bigger risks.


Dynamic risk-reward gameplay. Make your choice carefully, face the challenges, and become the hero you always wanted to be! Or... pick the easy way and return with nothing.
Four unique Scavengers to choose from for a good start and with more to come. Each one has its skills and style of fixing problems of the world: stealth, strategy, rapid-fire action, or maybe a mix? You decide!
Team with up to four Scavengers to kick the corporation's ass in co-op mode!
Defeat five greedy corporations. Face 30+ types of enemies, their special versions, and bosses.
Choose from a large selection of 30+ weapons, 50+ items/upgrades, active and passive, to buy or loot.
Unexpected item combinations that you'll discover during your adventures. Just like no two snowflakes are the same, you can never get the same build twice. Design your perfect strategy by repeated trial and error – followed by many deaths, of course;
Immersive soundtrack composed by Szymon Weiss.

Danger Scavenger will launch on PC in Q2 and on consoles in Q4 this year.

Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike rolls out Today on Switch

We've got a great bit convoy

Triangle Studios and Convoy Games are proud to announce their FTL and Mad Max inspired post-apocalyptic adventure, Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike, is releasing today on consoles. Even those who've already conquered the road have a reason to return, in the form of brand-new story lines and vehicles.

Take the wheel as you drive a weaponized convoy across a deadly wasteland that changes with every run, engaging with enemies in high-speed tactical combat as you race down the highway. In your first hour of play you will fight over scrap parts, probably lose a car because you forgot that a rock was coming, feel good about upgrading your vehicles and get tired of the description of sand in our many text based dialogues. Also you will probably not make it out alive on your first run, so expect to return to this desert wasteland time and again.

Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike is available now on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One for $14.99 USD, and is still available on PC via Steam as well.

About Convoy:

For those new to Convoy, here’s an overview of what this roguelike gem has to offer

A new take on tactical combat: Combat plays out in real time as a high-speed car chase where you need to position your units and use abilities to maximize their effectiveness.
Exploration pays: You will encounter many different radio signals, each with a text based event. What doesn’t kill you may reward you with loot.
Fully customizable units: Each unit can be upgraded and outfitted with different weapons and stats, allowing you to customize them to your needs.
A randomized planet: Each play-through features different main and side objectives, events, choices, and different consequences to your actions.
A cold war turning hot: Three factions vie for control over the planet, your actions tip the scales of balance making you an enemy to everyone. As each faction grows in strength, you need to keep up.
Permadeath at the core: Knowing one wrong move could lead to certain death puts you constantly on edge.

1971 Project Helios heads to Switch on June 9th, 2020

Get ready for a cold Summer

RecoTechnology is happy to announce the release of 1971 Project Helios this coming June 9th for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch formats.

Set in a dystopian world, scarce in resources and razed by extreme cold, 1971 Project Helios is a mix of turn-based strategy and RPG where you control a bunch of different characters, forced to put their differences aside to survive in a hostile world and find a scientist who could have the key to fix the world at last. Mixing exploration, turn-based tactical combat, resource management and dialogues, 1971 Project Helios offers a harrowing and challenging experience that will put your strategic and tactical skills to the test.

Players will control eight different characters who are joining efforts for a common cause: find a key scientist who was kidnapped by a powerful paramilitary society. In their struggle, they will have to face scavengers, investigate military settlements, and infiltrate the turf of a dangerous religious sect that repudiates technology. In all of this, players will have to use their resources carefully, improving their character´s skills, and fighting a wide variety of enemies in thrilling tactical combats.


Fight in turn-based tactical combats against three different factions, each one with their own units, strengths and weaknesses.
Explore the vast world of 1971 Project Helios. From military facilities to medieval dungeons, each one of them is full of secrets awaiting to be discovered.
Improve your character´s skill trees:unlock, improve and match different skills to create the perfect character.
Manage your resources carefully to raise your HP, relive units or shorten your cooldowns

Theme Park Simulator dropping onto Switch on April 17th

Grab some popcorn!

Madrid, Spain; April 8th, 2020 – After surprising amusement park fans with its level of realism and possibilities with its Smartphone version, Theme Park Simulator will be available on Nintendo Switch, exclusively in digital format, on April 17th.

Enjoy each of the eleven available rides in third or first person and manage its performance in real time: capacity, speed, direction, movement patterns, smoke and light effects... and watch the reaction of the visitors!

Control the most iconic amusement park rides, including the Ferris wheel, bumper cars and two roller coasters.

Use Nintendo Switch touch screen to calibrate the speed and direction of the rides and test your customers' endurance.

Plus, each attraction offers a choice of different cameras - you can even experience them through the eyes of the passengers.

Theme Park Simulator allows you to control, with unprecedented realism, 11 different rides: Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, Inverter, Tagada, Amor Express, Wild Mouse, Twister, Tokaido, Viking Ship, Techno Jump and Kamikaze. All of them recreated on Nintendo Switch with great attention to detail.

Main Features:

Control 11 legendary rides using Nintendo Switch Touch Screen.

- Manage speed, direction and motion patterns of each ride through a simple and realistic control systems.
- At any time you can choose between a free camera or different pre-set views, including cameras that reflect the passengers' point of view.
- Drive a bumper car via touch screen!
- Activate light and smoke effects to surprise the passengers and change the decoration of the rides!
- The audience will react in real time to your decisions: you'll hear their screams as you increase speed and change the motion pattern of each ride.

Theme Park Simulator will be available for Nintendo Switch exclusively in digital format on April 17th.


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