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TalkBack / Umurangi Generation Secures June 5 Launch
« on: May 15, 2021, 07:08:19 AM »

If you like your photography sims a little more apocalyptic.

New Pokemon Snap isn't the only photography game that completes its development in June.

PC hit Umurangi Generation, previously announced for Switch release, had a release date of June 5 announced at a livestream hosted by the game's Switch publisher Playism.

Assuming the same date worldwide, this would be a rare example of a Saturday Switch release - though they have been more common in recent months.


Hey, remember when zombies WEREN'T the most overused trope in video games?

The Switch is continuing to pile on the retro games for its library.

DotEmu posted a trailer this evening announcing a bundle of LucasArts co-op shooters Zombies Ate My Neighbors (1993) and Ghoul Patrol (1994) would come to Switch on June 29. The bundle is in co-operation with the new Lucasfilm Games label, and will include achievements and a game museum mode among other modern features.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors was originally published by Konami and was a cult classic of the SNES and Genesis. Its sequel, Ghoul Patrol, was published by electronic company JVC's game publishing label in its first run, and also released on the Wii's Virtual Console from LucasArts directly.

TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - May 13, 2021
« on: May 10, 2021, 04:20:00 AM »

This week, the games come in pairs. Literally so for our friends in Europe.

There's four big games across two series this week in the downloads, and apparently two of them will have Discourse (tm) about what constitutes a visual novel versus an adventure game. The Famicom Detective Club holds their first Western meetings on Friday, with two separate games offering a discount in North America and Japan to get it to the standard Nintendo MSRP and one bundle pack in Europe for both. If you prefer to avoid internet arguments, Subnautica and its psuedo-sequel Below Zero both drop on Friday as well.

John would be remiss to point out that there's a space shooter for him this week in Space Commander, and Fire: Ungh's Quest aims to become the finest caveman-based platformer on the Switch - granted, the list isn't long for that.

Japan has a bit of catchup and an early release of a racing game we're looking at for next week.

North America

Switch eShop

Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind (US$34.99/C$46.99: Friday)

Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir ($34.99/$46.99: Friday) Conditional discount: Buying one Famicom Detective Club game gives $10/$14 off the other.

Subnautica ($29.99/$39.99: Friday)

Subnautica: Below Zero ($29.99/$39.99: Friday)

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse ($29.99/$39.89)

Rise Eterna ($19.99/$25.99)

Retro Machina ($19.99/$23.93: Wednesday)

Jin Conception ($15.00/$19.00: Wednesday)

Cooking Simulator - Pizza ($14.99/$19.99)

Taxi Driver - The Simulation ($14.99/$19.94)

Fire: Ungh's Quest ($14.99/$19.50: Wednesday)

Death Crown ($12.99/$17.28)

Exodemon ($12.99/$17.28)

Karma: Incarnation  1 ($11.99/$15.95: Friday)

Calculator ($9.99/$13.29: Wednesday)

Space Commander: War and Trade ($9.99/$13.29)

Quantum Replica ($9.99/$13.29: Friday)

Tested on Humans: Escape Room ($9.99/$12.99: Wednesday)

Be a Poker Champion! Texas Hold 'em ($9.99/$12.99)

Fantasy Checkers ($7.99/$9.99: Monday)

Kasiori ($7.00/$9.00)

Connection ReHaunted ($6.66/$7.99)

Super Shape Shooter ($5.99/$7.99)

Zumatch ($5.99/$7.99: Friday)

Wish Travel Super Puzzles Dream ($5.99/$7.97: Friday)

Solitaire Card Games ($5.99/$6.99)

Turbo Skiddy Racing ($4.99/$6.99: Saturday)

Classic Solitaire ($4.99/$6.64: Friday)

Tank Battle Retro ($4.99/$6.64: Friday)

Project: Knight ($4.99/$6.64: Saturday)

Rift Raccoon ($4.99/$6.49: Wednesday)

Rabisco+ ($4.99/$5.99: Friday)

Bounce Mania ($3.99/$5.99: Friday)

#1 Anagrams ($3.99/$4.99: Friday)

Preston Sterling and the Legend of Excalibur ($3.99/not released)

3DS eShop

Harold Reborn ($14.99/$18.99)

Switch Archives

Guzzler ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: A 2K sale ends on May 17 and includes NBA 2K21 at 84% off ($9.59) in time for the playoffs. PSPrices, DekuDeals, @eShopNotifier


Switch eShop

Famicom Detective Club (€59.99/£49.99: Friday)

Subnautica (€29.99/£24.99: Friday)

Subnautica: Below Zero (€29.99/£24.99: Friday)

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse (€25.28/£22.69)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Krusty Cook-Off (€24.99/£22.49: Monday)

Rise Eterna (€19.99/£17.99)

Retro Machina (€19.99/£16.99: Wednesday)

Cooking Simulator - Pizza (€14.99/£13.49)

Taxi Driver - The Simulation (€14.99/£13.49)

Fire: Ungh's Quest (€14.99/£12.99: Wednesday)

Death Crown (€12.99/£11.69: Wednesday)

Jin Conception (€12.62/£10.82: Wednesday)

Exodemon (€12.99/£11.69)

Karma: Incarnation  1 (€11.99/£10.79: Friday)

Tested on Humans: Escape Room (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Be a Poker Champion! Texas Hold 'em (€9.99/£8.99)

Space Commander: War and Trade (€9.99/£8.99)

Quantum Replica (€9.99/£7.99: Friday)

Calculator (€8.99/£8.09: Wednesday)

Fantasy Checkers (€7.99/£6.99: Monday)

Kasiori (€7.00/£6.26)

Connection ReHaunted (€6.66/£5.49)

Super Shape Shooter (€5.99/£5.39)

Wish Travel Super Puzzles Dream (€5.99/£5.39: Friday)

Solitaire Card Games (€5.9/£5.29)

Rabisco+ (€4.99/£4.99: Friday)

Turbo Skiddy Racing (€4.99/£4.99: Saturday)

Rift Raccoon (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Classic Solitaire (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Project: Knight (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Tank Battle Retro (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Bounce Mania (€3.99/£3.99: Friday)

#1 Anagrams (€3.99/£3.99: Friday)

Preston Sterling and the Legend of Excalibur (€2.99/£2.50: Wednesday)

Switch Archives

Guzzler (€6.99/£6.29)


MotoGP 21 (¥6578)

Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind (¥4378: Friday)

Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir (¥4378: Friday)

Subnautica (¥3520)

Subnautica: Below Zero (¥3520)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Krusty Cook-Off (¥3200)

Highway Haste (¥2157)

Rise Eterna (¥1999)

Cooking Simulator - Pizza (¥1620)

Fire: Ungh's Quest (¥1480)

Exodemon (¥1280)

Destrobots (¥1000)

Fantasy Checkers (¥999)

Guzzler (¥838)

Skyroll (¥749)

Grand Prix Racing (¥599)

Kropki 8 (¥500)

.cat (¥499)

Ninja Epic Adventure (¥499)

Dreaming Canvas (¥400)

Smash Club: Streets of Shmeenis (¥300)

TalkBack / R-Type Final 2 (Switch) Review
« on: May 09, 2021, 06:51:34 AM »

What is it with AI and hating on practice?

It seems fair to assume that a series would actually listen to itself when it calls a game “Final,” and for more than a decade it was true for R-Type. The shooter series wound down apart from re-releases in 2004 when R-Type Final launched by Irem, only for their successor developer Granzella to crowdfund a revival that came to Switch at the end of April 2021. The Kickstarter produced a decently designed game in R-Type Final 2 that nonetheless had me setting national records in the Pro Controller throw event.

F this thing in particular.

Much like the PlayStation 2 original, R-Type Final 2 features your named (for no readily explainable reason) pilot taking out the Bydo, a race of aliens who have been menacing Earth for decades. Armed with three ships at the beginning and the ability to unlock scores more, you have to finish the fight with the Bydo. Final 2 is structured as an old-school scrolling shooter with a series of stages and most frustratingly, instantly lethal enemy fire. Touch or even graze an enemy or a bullet and you lose a life; three lives lost means a Game Over screen, with a limited number of opportunities to continue depending on the difficulty level. The “Practice” difficulty, which one would think is the easiest since it’s listed first, starts out at three lives but increases to ten and then thirty over multiple playthroughs. The next level down, called “Kids,” gives 99 continues, and by the time I walked away from my final run ready to walk out into a rainstorm and scream myself hoarse, I had used more than half of that number. I definitely don’t have the reflexes to survive long on the other three difficulties: “Normal”, “Bydo,” and “R-Typer.”

Blasting item ships (which can kill you) unlocks different power-ups, and the first one you get also brings with it a bit that can fire in multiple directions depending on the number of items you pick up and also absorbs some fire. Getting hit once brings you back to the basic gun, which can lead to a downward spiral of enjoyment if you can’t even make it to the point of getting the first item because there’s that many enemies firing at once. It’s not quite bullet hell, but sometimes I wonder. There are branching paths in the story, but I never could find out what changes: I suspect there’s one in the third stage if I could beat the boss (a giant capital ship who alternates between exposing the weak point, massive lasers, or a wave of bullets - I “timed out” the boss every time), but I’m not sure how to get to stages 6-A or 6-B. Even getting more than the basic three ships for use in combat is complicated: you have to use the game’s Museum mode to unlock one of the 99 options, then select the ship and hit Y. Unlocking the ships can happen in multiple ways: they can be built with materials earned for stage completion, unlocked after beating stages, or even via passwords (try “granzella” or “loveandpeace”). The museum does also indicate more ships are coming in updates with a neat excuse (“under development by the Granzella Corporation”).

Racing stripes don't make you go faster, that's the ZL button.

I’m not sure if the Switch was the main target platform for R-Type Final 2, but I’m assuming not based on some of its technical issues. Even a digital version still had 7 to 10-second loads between fade out and fade in for the next ship; the Game Over screen was quick to appear, though. There are also some major framerate hits in the late stages, especially in 7-1 which has capital ships flying every which way but loose and I swear the framerate dropped into the single digits; it wasn’t for dramatic effect, either. Again, the devs are planning updates, so hopefully these bumps can be smoothed out. Handheld mode is also somewhat suboptimal as some of the fire is small bullets that become even harder to see on the smaller screen.

The backgrounds in Final 2 are a bit busy, which might be contributing to the slowdown? They’re nice enough, but they fade out to keep the focus on the enemies and your ship + the bit: The enemy designs are interesting and varied, and if you get bored with the ship you’re using there are plenty of options for swapping it out. Musically, the game is fine, but the explosion of yet another stupid death will get a bit annoying after a while.

I didn’t understand what R-Type Final 2 was doing with its Practice difficulty—you’d think it’d be easy with unlimited continues. I mean, we’re talking about PRACTICE. It took me several days to get the idea of what the game was doing, so I’m probably going to bounce off it. It’s only really recommended for those with way better reflexes than me—which to be fair, is probably everyone reading this.

TalkBack / Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Rolling Switch Launch
« on: May 07, 2021, 04:25:00 AM »

It took nearly two decades to meet the "console NWR profile" check. UPDATED

UPDATE: As of 1:45pm ET, the game has not posted to the Switch eShop - Interplay has not been able to determine the root cause. Original story follows.

A classic Dungeons and Dragons RPG is making its second appearance on Nintendo consoles today.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, a co-op action RPG based on the 3rd edition of D&D, will come to modern consoles today including the Switch. According to publisher Interplay, it will be a graphically enhanced version of the 2001-02 release, and includes two player local co-op.

Dark Alliance was the first Baldur's Gate game to release on consoles, launching on PlayStation 2 in 2001. The game was ported to the GameCube in 2002, and a version was also released on the Game Boy Advance.


Let's see if we can find a "Switch Pro" in here somewhere...

Nintendo have released their results for the fiscal year spanning April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 overnight (NA tiime), along with their estimates for the now-current fiscal year.

All numbers reported in yen: a rounded comparison based on an exchange rate of 109.166 yen to the US$ is provided for clarification only.

Financial Reports

Revenue: ¥1,758,910,000,000 ($16.112b) for the year, ¥354,447m ($3.247b) of which was in the 4th quarter.

Operating income: ¥640,634m ($5.868b) for the year, ¥150,766m ($1.095b) for Q4.

Ordinary income: ¥678,996m ($6.219b) for the year, ¥86.620m ($1.381b) for Q4.

Digital sales: ¥344.1b ($3.152b) for the year, ¥88.1b ($807m) for Q4.

Mobile/IP revenue: ¥57b ($522m) for the year, ¥15b ($138m) for Q4.

Hardware Sales

Nintendo's shipments for the fiscal year came to a total of 28.83m, with 4.8m in the fourth quarter. The breakdown for the quarter was 3,62m Switches and 1.18m Switch Lites. The Switch's life-to-date shipments now total 84.59m, putting it past the Game Boy Advance's 81.51m: should it meet its guidance for hardware (below), it would surpass the Wii to become the best selling Nintendo home console ever and the third-best selling platform behind the Game Boy (Color) and the Nintendo DS.

Software Highlights

Nintendo had three software launches in the quarter worldwide, though Buddy Mission: BOND was only sold in Japan while Bravely Default II was only published by Nintendo in the rest of the world. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the main game of the quarter, shipped 5.59m copies (to retail + digital): for comparison, the Wii U original shipped 5.86m copies in its lifetime.

Other software highlights: Animal Crossing and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continued their battle to be the best selling Switch title with respective shipments of 1.45m and 1.98m, for total LTD of 32.63m and 35.39m respectively. The Switch's 20m club also grew with Smash Bros. shipping 990k, Breath of the Wild shipping 830k, Pokemon Sword and Shield shipping 750k, and Super Mario Odyssey shipping 600k. The new LTDs are 23.84m, 22.28m, 21.1m, and 20.83m respectively. Mario 3D All-Stars wrapped its intended shipments with a quarter of 690k and a new LTD of 9.01m, while Ring Fit Adventure is the newest member of the Switch's 10 million club with 1.43m in the quarter and 10.11m overall.

The image for this post is a list of all Nintendo-published Switch titles that shipped 1m copies or more in the fiscal year.


For financial indicators: 1,600b in revenue, 500b operating profit, 400b ordinary profit.

Hardware and software predictions: 25.5m combined Switch shipments, 190m units of software.

No unannounced changes to the release slate at this time. Nintendo is citing the continued effects of the global pandemic and the global semiconductor shortage for the projections being down year-over-year from their current position.


Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri has been nominated to Nintendo's board of directors with the election to occur at the Nintendo annual meeting of shareholders on 29 June. Illumination is working with Nintendo on the Super Mario Bros. animated film and recently expressed interest in continuing the relationship with Nintendo.

TalkBack / Nintendo Unveils Game Builder Garage: Launching June 11
« on: May 05, 2021, 02:10:00 PM »

Now your dreams may come true as well.

Nintendo has unveiled a new project that aims to teach basic game development.

A video has been posted on Nintendo's social channels for the Game Builder Garage, which will launch physically and digitally on June 11 for US$29.99 / C$39.99, though the ESRB description on Nintendo's game page mentions in game purchases. The Garage will let players program basic functions of the Switch, such as use of the control sticks and buttons, as well as other elements to create their own games.

Sample games in the trailer below include basic platformers and a space shooter. The game page confirms that games will be shareable with codes. Nintendo's PR confirmed that in addition to all Switch controllers, creation will also support a USB mouse.

TalkBack / Tony Hawk 1+2 Shredding Switch On June 25
« on: May 05, 2021, 07:17:08 AM »

Not quite Here and Now, but soon we can all be Superman.

The summer will kick off with some Switch kickflips.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 will be launched on Switch June 25. The remakes of the two groundbreaking skateboarding games will include the content and most of the combined soundtrack.

TalkBack / Blast Brigade Suiting Up On Switch Later This Year
« on: May 05, 2021, 04:00:00 AM »

An American, a Russian, and a Scot walk into an island...

The run and gun platformer is going to be adding a dash of exploration later this year.

Russian publisher My.Games have announced a Switch release for their upcoming action platformer Blast Brigade, due later this year for US$19.99 or equivalent. Developed by an internal studio called Allods Team Arcade, the goal is to combine the run-and-gun gameplay of a Contra with deep exploration.

Players will be able to swap between four international characters: an American (armed with a grenade launcher), a Russian (a grappling hook), a Scot (who is also a cyborg), and a resident of an unnamed island paradise with ancient technology.

TalkBack / Asha Heading To Monster World May 28
« on: May 04, 2021, 06:09:04 AM »

Another in the ludicrously convoluted Wonder Boy series.

The Wonder Boy series's newest spinoff will be out before the end of May.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, the remake of Monster World IV announced last summer, will be released on May 28. The digital release will be US$34.99, while a physical version will be available for $39.99 and include a Switch version of the original game.

The digital version will be published by Studio Artdink, while ININ Games will handle distribution of the physical versions from their "Strictly Limited Games" store.

TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - May 6, 2021
« on: May 03, 2021, 04:00:00 AM »

Golden Week means the shadowdrop approvals from the mothership should be kept to a minimum, at least.

If there's two things Golden Week means to me since I don't live in Japan, it's "Nintendo's fiscal year earnings are delayed" and "not a lot of releases". The big one is Skate City,  as SkaterXL increasingly looks like vapourware on Switch and we still have a few months before the Hawk returns to Nintendo platforms. Other things of note: Raiden IV gets a kickin' soundtrack on Switch in the shooter genre, and strategy title The Colonists is also due.

Fun story about Save Me Mr. Tako: We originally reviewed this in 2018, but that's when it was published by Nicalis - the version coming out on Wednesday is following its rescue by Limited Run Games. And unless suddently-delayed archaeology dating sims are your bag, that's pretty much it...

...until we head to Japan and find a game that involves trying to escape federal prison. Sadly, it was not tagged under "Educational" on the Nintendo website.

North America

Switch eShop

Raiden IV: Mikado Remix (US$29.99/C$39.99)

The Colonists ($27.29/$36.30: Tuesday)

Highway Haste ($19.99/$26.59: Wednesday)

C14 Dating ($19.99/$25.99: Friday)

Train Station Renovation ($18.99/$24.99)

Skate City ($14.99/$19.99)

Boris the Rocket ($14.99/$19.94: Wednesday)

Nongunz: Doppleganger Edition ($14.99/$19.94)

Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition ($14.99/$18.99: Wednesday)

Beach Bounce Remastered ($9.99/$13.99)

Total Arcade Racing ($9.99/$13.99: Friday)

Football Drama ($9.99/$13.29)

Blink: Rogues ($9.99/$13.29: Friday)

Flowing Lights ($9.99/$13.29: Friday)

Travel Mosaics 9: Mysterious Prague ($9.99/$12.59: Monday)

CyberHive ($9.99/$11.49)

Infernal Radiation ($8.99/$11.96: Wednesday)

Silver Falls Episode Preluse ($7.99/$10.99)

Classic Checkers ($7.99/$10.63: Monday)

Lost Lands: The Wanderer ($6.99/$9.30: Friday)

Youkai Poetry ($6.99/$8.49)

Poker Pretty Girls Battle: Fantasy World Edition ($5.99/$7.99)

Sector 781 ($5.99/$7.99: Friday)

Sweets Swap ($5.99/$7.99: Friday)

Olympic Basketball ($5.99/$7.99: Saturday)

Klondike Solitaire Collection ($5.79/$7.19)

Techno Tanks ($4.99/$6.99)

Spirits of Xanadu ($4.99/$6.64: Monday)

Dull Grey ($4.99/$6.64: Wednesday)

Go! Birdie ($4.99/$6.64: Wednesday)

Infestor ($4.99/$5.99: Friday)

Ninja Epic Adventuure ($3.99/$5.99: Friday)

My Little Fast Food Booth ($3.99/$5.31)

Super Disc Soccer ($3.99/$4.99: Friday)

Switch Archives

The Astyanax ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Golden Week sales from NIS America, Atlus, and Square Enix among others end Wednesday night. PSPrices, DekuDeals, @eShopNotifier


Switch eShop

The Colonists (€21.99/£19.99: Tuesday)

C14 Dating (€19.99/£19.99: Friday)

Highway Haste (€19.99/£17.99: Wednesday)

Train Station Renovation (€18.99/£16.99)

Nongunz: Doppleganger Edition (€14.99/£13.49)

Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition (€12.99/£11.69: Wednesday)

Skate City (€12.99/£11.69)

Total Arcade Racing (€9.99/£9.99: Friday)

Football Drama (€9.99/£8.99)

Blink: Rogues (€9.99/£8.99: Friday)

Flowing Lights (€9.99/£8.99: Friday)

Infernal Radiation (€8.99/£8.09: Wednesday)

Beach Bounce Remastered (€8.99/£7.99)

CyberHive (€8.19/£7.39)

Classic Checkers (€7.99/£7.19: Monday)

Travel Mosaics 9: Mysterious Prague (€7.99/£7.19: Monday)

Ultimate Custom Night (€6.99/£6.29: Tuesday)

Silver Falls Episode Preluse (€6.99/£6.29)

Lost Lands: The Wanderer (€6.99/£6.29: Friday)

Olympic Basketball (€5.99/£5.99: Friday)

Poker Pretty Girls Battle: Fantasy World Edition (€5.99/£5.49)

Sector 781 (€5.99/£5.39)

Youkai Poetry (€5.99/£5.39)

Techno Tanks (€4.99/£4.99)

Infestor (€4.99/£4.99: Friday)

Go! Birdie (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Sweets Swap (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Dull Grey (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Klondike Solitaire Collection (€4.89/£4.39)

Magical Girls (€4.25/£3.79: Wednesday)

Ninja Epic Adventuure (€3.99/£3.99: Friday)

Spirits of Xanadu (€3.99/£3.60: Monday)

My Little Fast Food Booth (€3.99/£3.59)

Super Disc Soccer (€3.99/£3.59: Friday)

Switch Archives

The Astyanax (€6.99/£6.29)


Skully (¥3200)

Sofia (¥1990)

Skate City (¥1660)

Flowing Lights (¥1100)

Escape from federal prison (¥990)

The Astyanax (¥838)

Olympic Basketball (¥799)

Astro Bears (¥700)

Poker Pretty Girls Battle: Fantasy World Edition (¥600)

Techno Tanks (¥599)

Detective Ryosuke Akikawa Case Tan Vol.3 "Paradise of the Dead" (¥500)

Magical Girls (¥500)

Wordify (¥500)

Escape First 3 (¥499)

Dull Grey (¥399)


Chameleos isn't the only child of *SPOILERS REDACTED* coming back...

Capcom's Monster Hunter presentation has just wrapped with new information on both Rise content and the July 9-launching Monster Hunter Stories 2.

Monster Hunter Rise

The version 2.0 update will be available tomorrow (April 28) and will add five new monsters: Apex versions of Rathalos (previously announced) and Diablos, plus the returning dragon trio of Chameleos, Teostra, and Kushala Daora. New quests both in single and multiplayer will be added, as well as the ability to hunt Apex monsters outside of the Rampage battles.

Also coming in the update will be new DLC options, including tickets that will grant the ability to remake the hunter from the ground up.

The 3.0 update, originally announced with no release timing, was revealed to be targeting an "end of May" launch.

Monster Hunter Stories 2

A new story trailer revealed the presence of characters from the original Stories, and the battle system has been expanded to include the ability to target monster parts. Additional Riders and their Monsties will be able to join in the combat as well.

Digital preorders are now open for Stories 2, with a free outfit available for those who take advantage.

TalkBack / New Pack, Features Coming To Capcom Arcade Stadium
« on: April 26, 2021, 10:08:00 AM »

Not quite to the cost of (insert nearest football / baseball stadium here) yet, but give it long enough...

Capcom's Arcade Stadium is continuing to expand over the next few months.

Two optional features will be sold for US$0.99 or equivalent starting on May 25: the "invincibility" mode will make the characters functionally immortal, while "Display Frame Set 1" will provide additional options for the cabinets.

Capcom also confirmed that additional game packs beyond the three sold at launch will be available with details coming "at a later date".

TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - April 29, 2021
« on: April 26, 2021, 04:00:00 AM »

If you're going to flame me for the headliner, send it to

It's already been a busy month for NIS America, but they have one more headliner for this week with the long-awaited worldwide release of R-Type Final 2 which is the week's headliner. The latest iteration of the long-standing shooter franchise drops Friday and I, for one, can't wait. (There is a demo if you need convincing.)

Other titles this week: A shorter game than R-Type Final 2 hits with the new Pokemon Snap, or a whole lot of visual novel with the Grisaia Phantom Trigger collection. Death end re;Quest is the rare Idea Factory International game that doesn't immediately get cancelled on sight, and the follow-up to train game Conduct Together comes here with Fly Together. Also, Ultimate Custom Knight is a crossover title of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise. Name of the week honours fall to Angels With Scaly Wings.

Japan gets the shooter, the other shooter, a Fate universe cooking game (???) and a new contender for "most Japanese game".

North America

Switch Retail

New Pokemon Snap (US$59.99/C$79.99: Friday)

R-Type Final 2 ($39.99/$53.19: Friday)

Switch eShop

Grisaia Phantom Trigger 01 to 05 ($59.99/$79.79: Wednesday)

Death end re;Quest ($29.99/$39.89: Tuesday)

Spongebob: Krusty Cook-Off ($29.99/$39.89)

Battle Axe ($29.99/$37.99)

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager ($19.99/$26.59)

Castaway Paradise ($19.99/$24.99)

Fly Together ($15.00/$19.95)

Street Cleaner: The Video Game ($15.00/$18.00: Tuesday)

Super Glitch Dash ($9.99/$13.99)

Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect ($9.99/$12.99: Wednesday)

Angels With Scaly Wings ($9.99/$12.99: Friday)

Super Arcade Soccer 2021 ($8.00/$10.64: Friday)

Ultimate Custom Knight ($7.99/$10.63: Friday)

Before I Forget ($7.99/$10.49)

Ladders by POWGI ($7.99/$9.99)

Car Demolition Clicker ($6.99/$9.30: Wednesday)

Reknum Cheri Dreamland ($6.99/$9.30)

Mafia Slots ($5.99/$6.99: Friday)

Escape First 3 ($4.99/$6.64: Wednesday)

Mom Hid My Game! 2 ($4.99/$6.64: Wednesday)

Sky Roll ($4.99/$6.64)

Slinki ($4.99/$6.64)

Space Warrior ($4.99/$6.64)

Retro Space Fighter ($4.99/$5.99: Monday)

Jigsaw Tetra ($4.99/$5.99: Friday)

War Dogs: Red's Return ($3.99/$2.59)

AI Fights ($3.00/$3.99)

Taiwan Monster Fruit: Prologue ($2.99/$3.98: Wednesday)

Emergency HQ (free to start/already released)

Switch Archives

Thunder Cross II ($7.99/$9.87: Wednesday)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Spiritfarer is on sale until April 30 to coincide with its first DLC update. PSPrices, DekuDeals, @eShopNotifier


Switch Retail

New Pokemon Snap (€59.99/£49.99: Friday)

R-Type Final 2 (€39.99/£35.99: Friday)

Switch eShop

Grisaia Phantom Trigger 01 to 05 (€59.99/£53.99: Wednesday)

Death end re;Quest (€29.99/£26.89: Tuesday)

Battle Axe (€27.99/£24.99)

Castaway Paradise (€19.99/£17.99)

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager (€17.99/£16.5)

Fly Together (€14.99/£13.49: Wednesday)

Street Cleaner: The Video Game (€13.00/£11.00: Tuesday)

Boris the Rocket (€12.99/£11.69: Friday)

Super Glitch Dash (€10.99/£6.99)

Angels With Scaly Wings (€9.99/£9.99: Friday)

Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Super Arcade Soccer 2021 (€7.99/£7.19: Friday)

Before I Forget (€7.99/£6.99)

Ladders by POWGI (€7.99/£6.99)

Car Demolition Clicker (€6.99/£6.29: Wednesday)

Reknum Cheri Dreamland (€6.99/£6.29)

Mafia Slots (€5.99/£5.99: Friday)

Trails and Traces: The Tomb of Thomas Tew (€4.99/£4.99: Monday)

Dead Dust (€4.99/£4.49: Tuesday)

Escape First 3 (€4.99/£4.49: Tuesday)

Mom Hid My Game! 2 (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Space Warrior (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Slinki (€4.99/£4.49)

Jigsaw Tetra (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Retro Space Fighter (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Taiwan Monster Fruit: Prologue (€2.39/£2.19: Wednesday)

AI Fights (€2.20/£2.00: Wednesday)

War Dogs: Red's Return (€1.99/£1.79)

Emergency HQ (free to start)

Switch Archives

Thunder Cross II (€6.99/£6.29: Wednesday)


New Pokemon Snap (¥6578: Friday)

R-Type Final 2 (¥6380)

Grisaia Phantom Trigger 01 to 05 (¥6200)

Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family (¥5280)

Star Renegades (¥3300)

Silver Chains (¥2490)

Idol Mahjong Final Romance 2 (¥2480)

Terra Tech (¥2200)

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager (¥1999)

Fly Together (¥1600)

Kanda Alice mo Suiri Suru (¥1500)

Fight of Gods (¥1200)

Super Glitch Dash (¥1220)

Submerged (¥1000)

Super Noda Game Party (¥1000)

The Big Journey (¥1000)

Thunder Cross II (¥838)

City Connection Rocket (¥500)

Mom Hid My Game! 2 (¥500)

Spider Solitaire Mini (¥500)

AI Fights (¥400)

Taiwan Monster Fruit: Prologue (¥320)

TalkBack / The House In Fata Morgana (Switch) Review
« on: April 25, 2021, 03:42:04 PM »

Finest kind.

Largely due to its performance in Japan, the Switch has become the perfect platform for visual novels in the Japanese tradition. Although a lot of the highest-profile ones are of the romance variety, The House In Fata Morgana definitely shouldn’t be pigeonholed as a romance game even though it appears to be focused on love. It freely admits to being a gothic horror story. There was a lot of hype surrounding the game when it came out on the PlayStation platforms in English, and now that it’s on Switch I can see that the hype was underselling it: it’s an absolute must play for anyone with an iota of interest in adventure games.

Yes, they look like an angel, you don't need to point that out.

At its core, The House In Fata Morgana is a game focused on the search for truth. Although it seemingly starts out as an amnesia tale, it’s actually a search for identity that plays out over an entire millennium. It begins with “You” entering the mansion the game is named for and encountering “The Maid”, who considers You the new master of the house and takes you through the stories of personal disaster of its prior occupants. The purpose of seeing the past stories is designed to bring out their identity; compared to the story’s length, you’re not a POV character for very long. In a nod to the fact that there are important choices a-plenty, the game helpfully provides multiple pages of 20 save slots so a mistake can quickly be rectified. The main story is about 20 hours alone, with the ability to unlock backstory and other items upon completion: for those who may have partaken in previous releases you can take a brief quiz on the events of the game to unlock everything immediately. Among the things that can be unlocked is a “backstage” segment which shatters the fourth, third, and second walls: after the main story wrapped, I appreciated it even more because of the levity it brought to a majorly intense story.

Normally when I start “reading” a visual novel, I can usually go 2-3 hours at a shot while checking my computer. I couldn’t do that with Fata Morgana for two reasons: the story is so intense I had to close the game frequently just so I could process the events, and it requires intense focus to catch all the foreshadowing. In terms of the content itself, there’s enough blood to warrant an M rating even before the descriptions of sexual violence that are part of character backstories. It accurately recreates the treatment of an intersex individual as well: sadly, it’s still accurate today, let alone in the 11th century where it plays out. Everything does happen for a reason in Fata Morgana, but I needed a break after that reveal in particular. The foreshadowing of events is subtle; I found that I could figure out where things were going in the story, but seeing my suspicions play out on the screen was still gripping. There’s even a reason to replay the main story again; doing so unlocks additional dialogue from “You” as well as giving them a new title.

Here we see a textbook glomp.

The “everything happens for a reason” philosophy is also true on the technical side. Fata Morgana plays with the text boxes in unique ways: shouting is represented by a larger font, text boxes with sentence fragments are due to them being disparate thoughts, and internal monologue scenes display differently depending on where in the story you are. There weren’t any typos that I could find either: the localizers absolutely nailed it here. It’s also nice to be able to play the game one handed (right on a directional pad or A works for advancing text), and any inadvertent reloads of old saves were entirely carbon-interface errors.

With the focus on the house in Fata Morgana, there are potential savings in heavy background reuse: the writers definitely avoided it. The coloration of the house changes depending on the current mood of the story, and there’s plenty of time outside the mansion to break things up. The main story isn’t voice acted, but the music perfectly matched the tone (which by necessity means a lot of One Woman Wail). “Everybody’s Crying” (possible spoilers in comments) is perhaps the most haunting of all, and  it’s aptly named given the points in the story at which it kicks in.

The House In Fata Morgana had a profound effect on me: I now have an answer to the question of “what was the last game to leave you in tears”, and they went from tears of sadness to joy after the main story’s stinger. I’m not sure there’s going to be another visual novel on Switch that hits me this hard - but I’d love to see someone try.

TalkBack / Monster Hunter Rise April Update Information Coming Tuesday
« on: April 23, 2021, 03:57:17 AM »

Along with more details on Stories 2.

The April update for Monster Hunter Rise will be blown out on Tuesday.

Capcom has announced a live stream for Tuesday morning (7 a.m. PT, 10 a.m. ET) to provide information on the 2.0 version update for the game. The update will add new monsters - already revealed are the elder dragon Chameleos and an "Apex" version of Rathalos - along with the ability to unlock the Hunter Rank cap which currently caps at HR7.  An issue where charm creation loops unexpectedly is also to be resolved.

New details for July 9's Monster Hunter Stories 2 will also be revealed in the presentation.

TalkBack / New Pokemon Snap-Inspired Photo Printers Coming For Switch
« on: April 22, 2021, 02:22:45 PM »

All the fun of having a photo station without the trips to that one last Blockbuster.

For those who want to get a hard copy of their New Pokemon Snap pics, there will be an opportunity from Fujifilm.

The camera company has announced a special photo printer with Switch compatibility that will use a smartphone app to get the photos from the Switch. Launching on April 30 - the same day as New Pokemon Snap - the printer will retail for US$99.95/C$129.99. Later, a version with a silicone case decorated with a Pikachu will be available for $119.99/$179.99.

Existing owners of the Instax Mini Link smartphone photo printer will be able to download the Switch-compatible app as well from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

TalkBack / Ys IX Washing Onto Switch Shores July 6
« on: April 22, 2021, 05:15:54 AM »

Hey, remember when July was the dead zone?

NIS America originally promised a Q3 release dates for Ys IX on Switch, and they're getting it out of the way early.

The sequel to 2018's action RPG hit will finally land on Switch July 6. Set in a prison city, Adol Christian has to overcome a curse where his dreams are becoming reality.

A new trailer for the game's release is available:


"Ten wacky adventures" sounds like a lot of legal BS to wade through.

Capcom is returning to court this summer with some previously never-localized adventures.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, a compilation of the Dai Gyakuten Saiban (The Great Ace Attorney) 3DS games, will come to Switch on July 27. The package will include eight additional short stories, two story videos, and three optional costumes for main character Ryunosuke Naruhodo. It will also be fully voiced in English, and retail for $39.99 US or equivalent.

The original 3DS releases were in 2015 and 2017: although never officially confirmed, it was suspected frequently that issues with the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle restricted the use of "Herlock Sholmes" who has a major role in the story.

TalkBack / Luigi Gets Bricked In New LEGO Set
« on: April 20, 2021, 03:11:00 AM »

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Mario may have passed on, but his brother is picking up the torch.

A LEGO starter course for Luigi has been revealed for preorders, and they are expected to arrive around August 1. The interactive course features cameos from Yoshi and Boom Boom, as well as Luigi reactions to events.

The Mario set recently received an update in which Mario began to call for Luigi, which set the reveal up. The trailer can be seen below:

TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - April 22, 2021
« on: April 19, 2021, 04:00:00 AM »

Three more Atelier games this week - is the entire series on Switch yet?

The headlining Dugtrio this week is not one, not two, but three Atelier games as Atelier Firis, Sophie, and Lydie & Suelle DX come to Switch all together. (Note that a bundle is available for them on discount where you'd save $30 US or equivalent.) Someone call James. Other examples of old games coming to Switch in new ways is OH HAY LOOK SHANTAE as you can now avoid spending a Radiant Dawn on the original GBC Shantae (with optional GBA mode).

Original titles of the week are the beautifully named Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion - take notes, Yoshi - the next Picross, and a Touhou-universe fighting game. Name of the week is the tastefully-titled Dungholes.

In Japan, you have a late release of Tropico 6, a Raiden IV with remixed music, and an otome that starts at the bad end and goes from there.

North America

Switch eShop

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX (US$39.99/C$53.19)

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX ($39.99/$53.19)

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX ($39.99/$53.19)

MotoGP 21 ($39.99/$49.99)

Touhou Hyouibana ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers ($34.99/$49.99)

World End Economica Complete ($29.99/$39.99)

Dungeon and Gravestone ($24.99/$33.00: Friday)

House Cleaning Survival ($23.99/$29.99)

Asobu Tights ($21.00/$27.93)

World Splitter ($19.99/$26.59: Wednesday)

Buildings Have Feelings Too ($19.99/$26.59)

Effie ($19.99/$26.59)

Smelter ($19.99/$26.59)

Asdivine Cross ($14.99/$20.99)

Space Marshals ($14.99/$19.95: Tuesday)

Devil Slayer Raksasi ($14.99/$19.94)

Infinite Adventures ($14.99/$19.94)

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion ($14.99/$19.94)

War of Stealth: Assassin ($14.98/$19.8)

Little Mouse's Encyclopedia ($12.99/$17.28: Friday)

Picross S6 ($9.99/$13.29)

Shantae ($9.99/$13.29)

Dungholes ($9.99/$13.29: Friday)

Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room ($9.99/$12.99: Wednesday)

Mystic Fate ($9.99/$12.99)

Sakura Succubus ($9.99/$12.99)

Moon Raiders ($9.99/$12.99: Friday)

Road Fury ($8.99/$11.96)

Dwarf Journey ($7.99/$9.99: Monday)

Bamerang ($6.99/$9.99)

Skyland Rush: Air Raid Attack ($6.99/$9.30)

The Skylia Prophecy ($6.99/$9.30: Friday)

BraveMatch ($4.99/$6.64)

Dead Dust ($4.99/$6.64: Friday)

Grandmaster Sudoku ($4.99/$5.99: Friday)

Trails and Traces: The Tomb of Thomas Tew ($4.99/$5.99: Friday)

EQI ($4.99: Friday)

Escaping a Kid's Room~The Adventures of Nyanzou&Kumakichi: Escape Game Series~ ($4.90/not released)

Happy Hoarder ($1.99/$2.65: Friday)

Switch Archives

A-Jax ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Following last week's Indie World, a collection of indie titles are on sale until April 25. PSPrices, DekuDeals, @eShopNotifier


Switch eShop

MotoGP 21 (€49.99/£39.99)

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX (€39.99/£32.99)

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX (€39.99/£32.99)

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX (€39.99/£32.99)

Touhou Hyouibana ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers (€29.99/£24.99)

World End Economica Complete (€24.99/£22.49)

World Splitter (€19.99/£17.99: Wednesday)

Effie (€19.99/£17.99)

House Cleaning Survival (€19.99/£17.99)

Dungeon and Gravestone (€19.99/£17.99: Friday)

Buildings Have Feelings Too (€19.99/£14.99)

Smelter (€16.79/£15.09: Wednesday)

Later Alligator (€15.99/£14.99: Tuesday)

Asdivine Cross (€14.99/£13.49)

Devil Slayer Raksasi (€14.99/£13.49)

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (€14.99/£13.49)

Little Mouse's Encyclopedia (€12.99/£11.69: Friday)

Infinite Adventures (€12.99/£11.49)

War of Stealth: Assassin (€12.89/£11.59)

Driving World: Nordic Challenge (€11.99/£10.79: Friday)

Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Picross S6 (€9.99/£8.99)

Mystic Fate (€9.99/£8.99)

Sakura Succubus (€9.99/£8.99)

The Seven Chambers (€9.99/£8.99)

Dungholes (€9.99/£8.99: Friday)

Moon Raiders (€9.99/£8.99: Friday)

Shantae (€8.29/£7.49)

The Skylia Prophecy (€6.99/£6.29)

Bamerang (€6.49/£5.99)

Skyland Rush: Air Raid Attack (€5.99/£5.39)

ColorFall (€4.99/£4.99: Friday)

BraveMatch (€4.99/£4.49)

EQI (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Happy Hoarder (€1.99/£1.79: Friday)

Switch Archives

A-Jax (€6.99/£6.29)


Clockwork Apocalypse (¥7150)

Tropico 6 (¥6578)

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX (¥5280)

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX (¥5280)

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX (¥5280)

Hunting Simulator 2 (¥4900)

Raiden IV: Mikado Remix (¥4180)

Touhou Hyouibana ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers (¥4180)

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World (¥3828)

-Right Brain Master- Mistake Search Museum for Nintendo Switch (¥3520)

Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries (¥3500)

World End Economica Complete (¥3300)

Speed 3: Grand Prix (¥3289)

Dungeon and Gravestone (¥2530)

Asobu Tights (¥2200)

Smelter (¥2200)

Effie (¥2056)

Buildings Have Feelings Too (¥1980)

War of Stealth: Assassin (¥1598)

Little Mouse's Encyclopedia (¥1499)

Devil Slayer Raksasi (¥1430)

Elliot (¥1000)

Picross S6 (¥1000)

Road Fury (¥1000)

Sakura Succubus (¥1000)

Aery - Sky Castle (¥999)

A-Jax (¥838)

Speed Truck Racing (¥800)

Mathland (¥750)

Bamerang (¥720)

Flipon (¥680)

ColorFall (¥599)

Space Alien Invaders (¥599)

Yoko & Yuki: Dr. Rat's Revenge (¥549)

Chess Minimal (¥500)

Solitaire Klondike Minimal (¥500)

Archery Blast (¥499)

Escaping a Kid's Room~The Adventures of Nyanzou&Kumakichi: Escape Game Series~ (¥490)

Snowball Collection Bubble (¥400)

Park Inc (¥349)

Typing Quest (¥free to start)

TalkBack / Nintendo Sales Panic: March 2021 US NPD Group Results
« on: April 16, 2021, 05:24:34 AM »

The first quarter brought in a lot of zenny.

In a longer sales period, the Switch and third party releases were the big winners in the latest NPD Group survey.

All data is based on dollar sales from February 28 - April 3 unless noted, and includes digital sales for all but Nintendo and Sega/Atlus.

The Switch's best-selling system streak continued in March for the 28th consecutive month, topping both the unit sales and revenue charts. For the quarter, the Switch was also the best selling system in units though the PlayStation 5 (sold for $100-$200 more than the Switch) was the biggest money maker.

Nintendo did not have any new retail releases in the sales period, but two major third party debuts charted: Monster Hunter Rise finished second in the combined chart (behind Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War) and is now the second highest-grossing Monster Hunter of all time behind the multiplatform Monster Hunter World after eight days of sale. The other major debuting game in the period was March 12's Crash Bandicoot 4: the Switch version was credited specifically with bringing the game from 65th combined in February to 15th in March.

The top selling first-party software of March was Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury in 4th. Following behind for first party was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in 6th - making it the best-selling racing game ever in the US - Animal Crossing: New Horizons in 8th, Super Mario 3D All Stars 9th in its final month of shipment, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 12th, Pokemon Sword/Shield 13th, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 16th, and Super Mario Party 19th. Other 3rd party titles in the top 20 were Minecraft 10th, Mortal Kombat 11 14th, NBA 2k21 18th, and FIFA 21 20th.

The Switch top 10:

  1. Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  2. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  6. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  7. Pokemon Sword/Shield
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  9. Super Mario Party
  10. Luigi's Mansion 3


If you get one level for a bullet this is going to get Disgaea pretty quickly.

Humble Games will be publishing a unique mix of genres on Switch this summer.

Archvale is a combination of overhead bullet hell shooter and RPG that will release on Switch in the next few months. A trailer for the game is available here:

TalkBack / Oxenfree II Headlines First Indie World Of 2021
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:05:58 AM »

Or should we say OlliOlli Oxenfree?

A full slate of upcoming Switch titles were revealed in today's first Indie World showcase. Aside from the games that are out today, companies big and small showed games headed to Switch over the next year.

  • Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is a music-based runner featuring an international soundtrack and a setting of "Tokyo-inspired Detroit": it launches on May 19 and a demo will be available later today.
  • Weaving Tides (developer: Follow the Feathers) puts you in the role of a weaver exploring ancient dungeons and trying to find secrets of the past. The current target release is May.
  • Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (Binary Haze Interactive) is a 2D action RPG where fallen knights try to save their kingdom from a host of monsters. The tale begins on June 21.
  • Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective (Darjeerling), based on a children's book series, will bring multiple mazes to the Switch in spring.
  • Beasts of Maravalla Island (Banana Bird Studios LLC) stars a young wildlife photographer trying to catalogue the wildlife of the titular Maravalla Island. It is targeting a June release.
  • Cris Tales (Dreams Uncorporated) confirmed a July 20 release date in a new trailer.
  • KeyWe (Stonewheat and Sons) has two kiwi birds trying to get the mail delivered in the most insane postal facility possible. It is currently slated for August.
  • Two titles were announced from Annapurna Interactive: Last Stop (Variable State) is a third person adventure set in modern-day London starting three different characters and slated for summer, while Hindsight (Joel McDonald) is a narrative game about a woman's memory of her family coming some time in 2021.
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer (SouthPaw Games) is an action/roguelike hybrid where an "undying skeleton" fights through multiiple worlds with abilities gained by swapping heads. The boning up begins in summer.
  • art of rally (Funselektor Labs) is an overhead-perspective rally game due for release in summer.
  • Aztech: Forgotten Gods (Lienzo) is an exploration adventure from the developers of Mulaka that's set in an Aztec-inspired world. Find upgrades and discover secrets in the fall.
  • OlliOlli World (Roll7) is a skateboarding game that hues more toward story elements rather than the sport focus of the original two OlliOlli games. It's slated for a winter launch.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (Tribute Games) is a four-player brawler previously revealed without any platforms identified. Featuring graphical inspiration from the 1987 TMNT cartoon and a new cover of the classic theme by Mike Patton of Faith No More, the pizza gets delivered later this year.
  • Road 96 (DigixArt) is an adventure/puzzle hybrid that claims more than 148,000 story permutations depending on the choices made in the story. It will be out "later this year".
  • The House of the Dead Remake (Forever Entertainment) is the third title to be revealed as part of the agreement between Sega and Forever for new versions of classic Sega franchises. It is slated to be out later this year.
  • Oxenfree II: Lost Signals (Night School Studio) is the follow-up to the popular adventure title that launched on Switch in 2017. Set five years after the original, the story will continue sometime in 2021.
  • GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon (GuruGuru) is the follow up to a Konami-created Famicom title that Konami will actually be publishing. The hack-and-slash rougelite is due to release in 2022.

TalkBack / Fez Among Indie World Shadow Drops
« on: April 14, 2021, 08:30:19 AM »

Try not to spoil the surprises for yourself.

As is tradition, today's Indie World show announced a group of games that will be available later today.

The most famous of the three is FEZ, originally released in April 2012 on Xbox 360 and coming later today to Switch. The perspective-flipping puzzle platformer was known for its many mysteries that in some cases took several years to solve.

The other two releases today are The Longing, a sidescrolling adventure starring a servant who has to wait for 400 days (real time) for the return of his king, and point and click comedy game There Is No Game: Weird Dimension.

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