Moonlighter Lands on Nintendo Switch on Nov 5 — Pre-Orders are Live NOW!

Press Release: Moonlighter, the wildly successful indie darling from 11 bit studios and Digital Sun finally has one of its most anticipated moments on the horizon. Moonlighter will be looting and selling its way onto the Nintendo Switch this November 5th!

 It’s the charming story of Will — shopkeeper by day in the village of Rynoka, selling classic RPG stuff like potions, wands, swords, and armor. Will, whose secret nightlife is one of a warrior who hunts monsters in dungeons to get said RPG stuff for his shop. Moonlighter is now ready for the platform where it may fit best, on the Nintendo Switch! Remember, remember, the 5th of November to go to the Nintendo eShop and grab yourself a copy of Moonlighter!

 If you’re super excited, you can also pre-order Moonlighter right now on the eShop, as well as at retail locations Amazonand Best Buy. For those who like extra goodies, the Signature Edition is ready to be grabbed from here and it’s got highly coveted treats like an Exclusive Moonlighter Medallion, the Original Soundtrack CD, a Squishy Jelly-Monster Figure and more.

 At the same time, PS4 fans have their own Moonlighter Signature Edition, too! If they want a Squishy Jelly-Monster of their own, they can check it out here. The regular retail edition also lands on Amazon, Best Buy and others.

Focus Home Interactive: Publisher Sale on Xbox brings deep discounts across the publisher’s catalog

Press Release: In celebration of the upcoming Focus Home Interactive Publisher Sale, Focus Home has once again partnered with MICROSOFT to bring deep discounts across the Focus game catalog on XBOX. Lasting one week, from October 16 until October 22, enjoy these special discounts on over 30 original Focus titles.

This year’s Publisher Sale features discounts on recent releases including Vampyr, widely celebrated for its deep player choices, combat and compelling narrative constructed by developers DONTNOD Entertainment. Deck13’s hardcore action-RPG The Surge – Augmented Edition is also available at discount, including all its DLCs– there’s never been a better time to dive into the title’s acclaimed fast-paced, visceral combat.

Also in the lineup are Focus Home Interactive’s fan favorite simulation games. These include Saber Interactive’s Spintires: MudRunner, the ultimate off-road simulator which continues to enjoy dedicated, ongoing support. In addition, take on the role of a modern farmer and enjoy deals for Giants Software’s Farming Simulator 17 Premium Edition, including the Platinum Expansion and all DLCs. The future remains bright, as Farming Simulator 19 is also now available for pre-orders.

Fans of Games Workshop’s Warhammer will find a wealth of titles to enjoy at special discounts. Experience an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humor, and brutality, as Blood Bowl II – Legendary Edition is on offer.

Focus Home’s catalog of games is ever-expanding, with many more great games on the horizon such as Call of Cthulhu which promises to lead you down the path of madness when it releases October 30th, available right now for pre-order at a 10% discount.

Moonlighter Adventure Update Brings New Weapons, New Game + and More

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Press Release: 11 bit studios continues its ongoing support of Moonlighter with the 100%, completely free of charge Adventure Update. Among the new features in this free update to one of this year’s biggest indie darlings are new weapons, new amulets, and even a fancy way to sell your items faster. Full details are below;

  • NEW GAME + – Play again the full Moonlighter adventure with more challenging enemies and bosses. To beat the game you will have two new sets of items, the Pirate Weapons, and the Amulets.
  • PIRATE WEAPONS – A new full set of weapons that are crafted with dimensional pirates’ knowledge. Those weapons could be enchanted with elemental effects (confusion, poison, fire or electricity) to alter their power.
  • AMULETS – Mysterious rings found in the dungeons that will offer new abilities for the players. Be careful, though, because most of them can cause some serious side effects!
  • GAME SLOTS – Now, you’ll be able to have more than one game slot in the game.
  • QUICK-SELLING MIRROR – Tired of selecting each item to be sold? Now, you’ll be able to select the mirror and simply click over the elements you want to sell.

More details about the big update are available here.

Watch 37 Minutes of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Gameplay!

Press Release: 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, present a brand new video showcasing gameplay from Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales — a dark RPG adventure set in the world of The Witcher.

The walkthrough focuses on the game’s first act and is rich in both story and exploration gameplay, as well as turn-based card battle combat. The video also features commentary from Paweł Burza (Community Manager), who provides gamers with insight into the world of Thronebreaker.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales releases on October 23rd on PC via GOG.COM. A console release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will follow on December 4th. Pre-orders for the game are available on the official website — witchertales.com.

About Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge. Throughout the game, players will explore new and never-before-seen parts of The Witcher world, embark on thought-provoking quests featuring rich, multidimensional characters. All while gathering resources to expand their army and engaging in epic story battles.

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots Launches Free Demo on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC

Press Release: WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (October 10, 2018) — Today, Pocket Trap and Modus Games launch a free demo of Ninjin: Clash of Carrots for anyone eager to check the game out on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One or Steam. A new accolades trailer highlights the rave reviews the high-speed beat-’em-up has received since launch. Additionally, beginning today, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is 25% off across all platforms.

Play the demo now:

About the Game:

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a fast-paced action game set in a colorful fantasy world inspired by Feudal Japan. Play as the title character Ninjin, or Akai, his female fox friend, as you fight to recover the precious carrots stolen from your people by the nefarious Shogun Moe. Purchase new equipment, weapons, and many more customization items to become the very best ninja in the land and get justice once and for all!

The side-scrolling beat-’em-up action can be enjoyed in a single-player campaign as well as local or online 2-player co-op. Need even more wild, ninja bunny action? Test your strength in the “Oni TV Show”, a special survival mode that pits players against endless waves of brutal enemies for the chance at earning special rewards.

Key Features:

  • Be a Ninja. Play as either Ninjin, the charismatic rabbit, or Akai, the ninja fox, and fight across a feudal Japan to defeat the evil Shogun Moe and retrieve the carrots he’s stolen!
  • Engaging Storyline. Follow a robust Story Mode, meet a diverse cast of characters, and play through multiple stages in a crazy universe. 
  • Fast and Furious Combat. Dodge rockets, blast through throngs of incoming enemies and battle bosses in frenzied, fast-paced action!
  • Deep Customization. Choose from a huge variety of equipment with more than 150 weapons and items, including masks, swords, projectiles, and more. Equip your character to better defeat rivals.
  • Slash, Smash and Bash with Friends! Join your friends in 2-player local or online co-op as you progress through the game’s story.
  • Oni TV Show. Compete in a “Live TV Show” survival mode, solo or with a friend, to see who can get the furthest without dying, as wave after wave of enemies attack from all angles. Rack up special rewards when you successfully finish each challenging stage!
  • Stylish Visuals. Play through unique environments with anime-inspired HD pixel art graphics.

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is available now for digital download on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC for $14.99 (USD). Starting today, get 25% off the base price on all platforms.

For more information, visit www.ninjingame.com.

Vampyr: Difficulty modes update out next week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Press Release: September 21, 2018 — DONTNOD Entertainment’s narrative-driven action-RPG Vampyr continues to receive ongoing support, as the difficulty modes update releases next week, September 26, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. There’s never been a better time for players to enter early 20th century Britain, as a special discount on Steam for Vampyr is now live in celebration of the Focus Home Publisher’s weekend.

Next Wednesday’s update includes two new game difficulty modes which add further replayability for existing players, and more options for those who haven’t yet sunk their teeth into this dark adventure through 1918 London.

Story Mode de-emphasizes combat, placing a greater focus on narrative so players can enjoy Dr. Jonathan Reid’s journey with less challenging gameplay. On the other end of the scale, Hard Mode makes combat much more difficult. Players will receive less experience from killing enemies too, forcing them to rely even more on embracing citizens to grow in power. Upon starting a new game, players will be given the option to choose from these two new modes or a third ‘Normal Mode’ if they wish to play the original Vampyr experience.

In addition to the new difficulty modes, the upcoming update introduces a host of optimization tweaks and fixes. Nvidia Ansel will also be made available for PC, which allows players to capture beautiful in-game screenshots, viewing and sharing them in 3D on mobile phone, PC or VR Headset. View the full patch notes here.

Vampyr is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. To order the game and for more details, visit http://vampyr-game.com/

Danganronpa and Zero Escape creators create new studio and have a new murder game in the works!

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The writer-directors behind the cult Japanese classic Danganronpa and Zero Escape serieshave left Spike Chunsoft and created their own studio – Too Kyo Games.

What makes this announcement especially sweet (and sour) is that the pair have already announced their first title together – but seem pretty certain that their old employer probably won’t continue with either Danganronpa or Zero Escape without them (or the several employees they took with them to the new studio). So fans of both may shed a tear if Spike Chunsoft decides to can Monokuma and friends for good.

Speaking in Tokyo in an interview last month, Kodaka said “It was like doing the same thing over and over again. I couldn’t motivate myself through that. I wanted to do something new, with new people, a new setup.

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On the plus side, this does mean they get to work completely untethered on a new death game together – that they have decided to call Death March Club.

It wouldn’t be too freeing for the team to just continue to make murder games after leaving a company because they were bored of murder games though, so Famitsu reports that this will be their LAST murder game.

We thought about doing something completely different,” said Kodaka. However they knew the fans were going to expect something special in the genre. “We wanted to meet that expectation head-on, and work on something that will be the epitome of the death game.

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As you can see from the screenshots posted from the official Twitter account, things are shaping up nicely.  Death March Club allegedly holds a similar set up to previous works, but with a carnival clown twist.

The game follows a group of a dozen misfit school kids, each around 12 years old, who get into a car accident on a class trip, then wake up to find themselves in an abandoned underwater amusement park where a clown forces them to play a Battle Royale-style murder game.

Sounds peachy!

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Death March Club will be published by Izanagi Games and is expected to hit PC in 2020, with no word on console release at this time.