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Soaring Penguin Press bringing selection of digital comics to InkyPen

Quite comical

Soaring Penguin Press have agreed a contract to provide their titles to Inky Pen, a digital platform that uses the Nintendo Switch.

InkyPen is an all-you-can-read comic and manga reading service on Nintendo Switch, developed by a Norwegian startup company. The company has large goals to get the best publishers on board and provide a great range of content for InkyPen readers.

“It’s a terrific platform,” says publisher John Anderson. “You can use the Switch as a personal reader, but – and this is cool! – you can also throw the comic onto your tv, so everyone can read it at the same time.”

Says InkyPen CEO, Ronan Huggard: “Soaring Penguin have an exceptional variety of diverse content with the common thread being great stories and quality. InkyPen is proud to have them on board and excited to share these excellent stories with our readers”

The first titles released on Inky Pen will be Breaks Volume One and Breaks 2: Truth & Dare by Emma Vieceli and Malin Rydén

Retro City Rampage and Shakedown: Hawaii's physical Wii editions now available

The Wii lives on

Retro City Rampage and Shakedown: Hawaii's Wii physical editions are now out, and available from the Vblank Store.

In addition to the disc and manual, these games also include a custom protective case.

Each game is priced at $29.99 USD and limited to 3,000 copies.

These are our final physical Wii releases and we will be unable to print more. A per-customer limit is still in place.

The Wii games are European region-only, but a North American region version of Shakedown: Hawaii for Wii U will go on sale in August. That will be our first and final Wii U disc release too.

Full details on Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia revealed, title launching Nov. 3rd, 2020

Bakugan, digital Bakus...

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is an all-new action role-playing game with an original story that expands on the hit TV series and brings the Bakugan universe to the Nintendo Switch for the very first time. The adventure takes players on the ultimate Bakugan journey as they befriend powerful creatures known as Bakugan, gear up and customize Bakugan teams for fiercely strategic battles, and master their skills to become the Champion of Vestroia. Players can also play online in head-to-head multiplayer.

Key Features

Master Your Bakugan Fighting Skills – Become Bakugan Brawling heroes through the game’s highly competitive and deep Action Battle System as players build their best Bakugan teams. Players can collect Bakugan by befriending them while exploring and completing quests. Level them up by battling in Bakugan Brawls and watch them grow more powerful as they evolve.

Build the Perfect Team – Assemble three of your strongest Bakugan, each with their own customizable abilities, and equip Baku-Gear to form the ultimate team synergy. Bakugan also come in various Factions, which determines their strengths and weaknesses, adding another layer of depth and strategy to the brawl.

Varied Environments to Explore – Fully explorable 3D world divided into different districts each with dedicated battle environments. Players can interact with other characters, go on quests, and explore with their Bakugan team through locations such as a sunny waterfront, bustling downtown or a factory riddled with nefarious enemies.

Take on the World – Test your skills against the world in head-to-head Online Multiplayer Brawls using the Bakugan teams you have trained on your adventure.

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia will hit the Switch on Nov. 3rd, 2020. You can check out a few more screens here.

A jam-packed summer of games awaits you on Switch

Plenty of hits to keep you busy

This summer is looking mighty busy on Nintendo Switch, with games for every type of player! Whether you’re ready to save the Earth from an alien invasion, or looking to set out on your next epic quest – you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy.

Take a look at some of the games that are available on Nintendo Switch this summer!

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition – out now!

A sprawling RPG classic is reborn in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. With a brand new epilogue adventure, HD visuals, smoother gameplay, remastered music tracks, and more, new and returning players can freshly experience the ultimate version of Shulk and co.’s epic RPG adventure!

Minecraft Dungeons – out now!

Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Up to four players* can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels – all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager!

Pokémon Café Mix – download for free**!

The lunch rush is on! Run and build up your very own eatery with Pokémon Café Mix, a free-to-start puzzle game, available to download on Nintendo Switch. In this handheld experience***, take the orders from your Pokémon customers and craft tasty treats, by completing satisfying icon matching puzzles!

51 Worldwide Games – out now!

Clear the table and settle down with friends and family to enjoy a diverse collection of timeless favourites, in person or online*, in 51 Worldwide Games. From ancient board games to modern classics, relaxing solitaire games to fast-paced toy sports, experience the games that have shaped cultures around the world!

Burnout™ Paradise Remastered – out now!

Make action your middle name as you rule the open streets of Paradise City, in Burnout™ Paradise Remastered. Fully optimised for the Nintendo Switch in 60 frames per second, including pinch-and-pull map control for ease of navigation, Burnout™ Paradise Remastered is the ultimate driving playground to play with friends* or on-the-go.

Paper Mario: The Origami King – out 17/07

Join Mario and his new companion Olivia on a comedic adventure that will take you to the far corners of a papercraft world in Paper Mario: The Origami King! Face off against an army of paper invaders, team up with some extraordinary companions and master magical powers on your quest to save the world.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered – out now!

Team, Unite Up! The Wonderful 101: Remastered offers the unprecedented ability to control 100 heroes at once, with the flowing controls and dynamic action that are the PlatinumGames hallmark. A team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders!

Ninjala – download for free*!

Assume the role of a modern-day ninja and take part in the Ninjala tournament in Ninjala! Take part in Battle Royale-style matches of up to eight players*** and vie for supremacy with ninja around the world. Score points by defeating your opponents, obtaining items, destroying drones positioned across the stage, and more.

The Outer Worlds – out now!

Become an employee of the Halcyon colony in The Outer Worlds – a first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.

Catherine: Full Body – out now!

Our indecisive protagonist, Vincent, has been with his long-time girlfriend, Katherine, for five years. But instead of taking the next step into marriage, Vincent finds himself in an affair with the provocative blonde bombshell, Catherine! This mature action-adventure puzzler will thrill players with a story that delves into relationships and the difficult choices we make.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath – out now!

Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise! The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customise the fighters and make them your own. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath features a brand-new cinematic story where players will have to decide who they can trust and who they must defeat with fate on the line.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise – out now!

The cult classic mystery thriller returns! Set both nine years after and five years before the original game, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise features not one, but two protagonists. Lead them to discover an astonishing truth that will send both to the brink of madness.

BioShock: The Collection – out now!

Experience the unforgettable worlds and monumental stories of the award-winning BioShock series with BioShock: The Collection. Journey to the cities of Rapture and Columbia across BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, including all single-player add-on content.

Borderlands Legendary Collection – out now!

Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with piles of bonus add-on content for each game. Enjoy all three games solo or cooperatively with local two-player split-screen**** or four-player online play*.

XCOM® 2 Collection – out now!

As the leader of a guerrilla force facing impossible odds, you must ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the human race from extinction. The XCOM® 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) and the War of the Chosen expansion all in one package.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 now available

Whipping you into shape

Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates are back with more retro sword-and-whip action!

Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself.

Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster.

Three brand-new playable characters appear in Curse of the Moon 2, including the exorcist Dominique. All characters from the original Curse of the Moon game are playable, too! Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the games' many stages.

Players can also create demon hunting duos in 2-player local co-op, available for the first time in the series! Work together with a friend, mix and match the strengths of two different characters, and conquer stages in tons of new and exciting ways.

PR - Hard West debuts today in physical format on Nintendo Switch

Along with the "normal" edition comes an amazing Collector's Edition loaded with extras.


Madrid, July 10th, 2020 – After becoming one of the most acclaimed turn-based strategy titles on Nintendo eShop, Hard West makes the leap to physical format on a double feature.

The original CreativeForge Games title hits stores today for Nintendo Switch in both a 'classic' physical format and a spectacular collector's edition packed with all kind of extra features.


Developed by CreativeForge Games, Hard West is a supernatural western with mechanics inspired by turn-based strategy classics like XCOM. Only here, instead of taking on aliens, we’ll survive in the Wild West against gunmen, hustlers, demons and the undead.

Satan walks through these dusty scenarios, and it won’t be long before we see his footprint across eight chapters that host 40 missions where strategy will be as important as good aim.

Throughout this dusty and satanic adventure we will face two very different mechanics in which our acts will mark the course of the plot and the destiny of the characters.

Through the successive maps we will be visiting different locations in search of gold and resources with which to improve our team and the items we will use when it is time to draw our weapons.

When the time comes to go “into action”, each of our characters will have different parameters that will vary depending on the cards we have assigned them (which provide extra advantages and skills), their weaponry and the location we assign them throughout the scenario of the confrontation.

We can even distribute them on the upper floors of the buildings, something very useful when you have a character specialized in shooting at long distances.

Distribute your men around the map and use the surrounding elements as covers. In Hard West world, shooting face to face is suicide. Use the cellar doors as a parapet and watch where they put their backs – the wood won’t stop a bullet.

And don’t forget to study every detail of the scenario: metal objects and surfaces can make bullets bounce, a pretty useful manoeuvre that can turn a dogfight into a deadly pool carom. And watch out for shadows: they can tell you the position of an enemy, no matter how well he’s parapetted.

One of the newest aspects of Hard West compared to other turn-based strategy games, besides the supernatural element, is the importance of luck in the game mechanics, both when shooting at an enemy and when taking a shot. This makes every game different, regardless of the player’s skill.

Hard West also stands out for its excellent setting, which has a lot to do with the soundtrack created by Marcin Przybyłowicz, the composer of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, who also worked as a sound designer on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

If you’re a fan of turn-based strategy, or just want to try something completely different to what’s usually in the Nintendo Switch catalogue, you shouldn’t miss Hard West. It’s tough, sinister and offers a whole new take on the Wild West. If dysentery and bullets don’t kill you… the Devil’s work will.

Banner of the Maid heads to Switch on Aug. 12th, 2020

Raise your banner this Summer

Publisher CE-Asia and developer Azure Flame Studio announce today that Banner of the Maid, the acclaimed turn-based strategy game with JRPG elements (currently available on Steam) will be released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch on August 12th for $16.99/€16.99 (check the stores for your regional equivalence). The release date for the Xbox One version will be announced at a later date.

Banner of the Maid was released to great success in China in May 2019 and arrived at the Western markets fully localized to English in February 2020. Set in an alternate French Revolution with fantasy elements, Banner of the Maid is a strategy roleplaying-game with deep and challenging gameplay, a complex story full of rich characters and epic moments, and an astounding anime art style. You play as the young officer Pauline Bonaparte, leading your troops to victory in turn-based dynamic battles – but also taking part in the complex political landscape of Paris, full of intrigues and conspiracies. But Pauline is more than just a brilliant officer – she is also a Maid, one of the fabled women with mysterious powers capable of turning the tide of a battle… A deep epic story full of twists, glory, and fantasy where the destiny of the Revolution lays in your hands.

Widely applauded as one of the best games in the genre of the year, with an approval rate of 89% on Steam, in Banner of the Maid, you will command the most iconic troops from the Revolution era in deep-turn based strategy combats with dynamic environments -- more than 30 different terrains, including cities, plains, snowy mountains, etc. with environmental changes like snow or fog which will force you to be constantly on your toes, adapting your strategy to every situation. Your generals, over 30 fascinating characters including historical figures like Desaix, Murat and Lannes among others, will all have different backgrounds and skills that can be trained and improved with experience– but you will have to talk to them to discover their stories, gain their trust and understand their hearts if you want them to reach their true potential. You will also take part in challenges and quests to gain political favor, funds to improve your weaponry and supplies – but be careful, for your actions may tip the balance of power in Paris…

KEY FEATURES

Live an epic story of war and politics in an alternate French Revolution
Fight iconic turn-based battles in more than 30 different dynamic environments
Take part of the political vortex of Paris in a thrilling history of intrigues and glory
Complete quests and challenges to establish political connections, gain funds and secure supplies
Train your generals to improve their abilities. More than 30 characters with different backgrounds and skills are available for you to command!
Talk to your allies to win their trust and understand their hearts, and you will be unstoppable in battle!

New trailer released for Oniria Crimes

It would be a crime not to watch

The development of Oniria Crimes continues steadily and today cKolmos Games proves it twice: The game arrives to Steam where it already has its own page, full of information about the title, and today the first official trailer of Oniria Crimes is finally released, after a first teaser that showed some of its details during last May.

The plot of Oniria Crimes takes us to a dystopian future in which human beings have managed to colonize the sphere of dreams, which has allowed the construction of the first dream city, Palace of Desires, a changing megalopolis where the dreams of all humanity converge.

Most dreamers have been grouped into guilds, and the biggest of them all, the Triple Star, has ruled the Palace of Desires since its founding under the iron fist of its leader, Tiberius.

The popularization of De La Llave method among humanity caused the massive arrival of dreamers to the Palace of Desires, who demanded a change in the management of the megalopolis, which has led to the first call for elections.

And as if the situation were not tense enough, a series of mysterious crimes are about to break the already delicate balance of power between the different guilds.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise Now Available on Switch

That game you like has come back with a sequel

Rising Star Games, the Home of Japanese Games, and TOYBOX Inc. are thrilled to announce today’s launch of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise exclusively on the Nintendo Switch family of systems. The uniquely crafted mystery adventure is now available both digitally via the Nintendo Switch eShop and at retail for $49.99. Excited? Then be sure to check out the official launch trailer below and start unravelling the mystery today!

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is a sequel to Deadly Premonition that takes place in present-day Boston. Through unique storytelling, venture back in time to Le Carré and uncover the mysteries buried within the once peaceful town. Serving as both a sequel and prequel to the original Deadly Premonition, follow Agents Davis and Jones as they begin a new investigation into the Le Carré serial murders. Through the memories of a former FBI agent, go back in time to Le Carré and step into the role of Special Agent York to begin solving the case.

Return as FBI Special Agent York and experience a brand-new murder mystery!
Both a prequel and a sequel: A historic investigation to uncover the murder mystery in Le Carré
An open-ended adventure: Travel around the town of Le Carré by foot or skateboard
Mini-games: Bowling, Bayou Ride, Skateboard Challenge, and more
Customization: Customize your character and upgrade your skateboard for improved speed and landing more difficult tricks

Help a girl on her quest to save a dark town in 'Nevaeh,' an adventure game announced for Switch

Navaeh needs your help!

Check out screens here

The game publisher CFK will release the new action adventure game Nevaeh on Nintendo Switch and Steam, worldwide.

■ Story

Street lamps begin to go out one by one, and darkness slowly overwhelms the bright and peaceful town. A girl heads to the Tower, the source of light, in hopes of fixing the lamps. She discovers a glowing butterfly trapped in the Tower, and without hesitation, steals it to borrow its power to bring back light to the town.

A 2D action adventure, CFK's new game Nevaeh features a girl's quest to bring back the light for the dark town. Taking place in the Gothic, monochrome world, the game shows a simple but strong and effective use of light and shadow.

As the girl who stole the butterfly, players will embark on a journey to bring light to the town once again. The journey takes place in the Tower, where players must venture through monsters and traps. Using light and shadow is the key to safely exploring the Tower.

Nevaeh is for Nintendo Switch and Steam, and the date of its worldwide release will be announced soon.

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