Nintendo gave us a look at some more indie titles making their way to Switch in its latest Indie World Showcase video.
Spritfarer, a game where you pilot a ship that’s ferrying dead spirits to the afterlife, is also making its way to Switch. Players can customise their boat, make new friends and explore an “imaginary world.” It’s available to download right now on the Switch eShop.
We also got a look at “wholesome action-adventure” and community-rebuilding game Garden Story, which is coming to Switch sometime next year. Underwater exploration title Subnautica and its sequel Subnautica: Below Zero are scheduled to make their way to Nintendo’s hybrid console in 2021 as well.
Other highlights included confirmation of a co-op mode for Untitled Goose Game coming in September; India-set action-adventure title Raji: An Ancient Epic, which takes inspiration from Hindu and Balinese mythology (out now); “quaint management” game Bear and Breakfast (2021), in which you (a bear) host guests in a rebuilt bed and breakfast; colourful dungeon crawler Torchlight 3 (autumn 2020); and mind-bending puzzler Manifold Garden, which is out now.
You can catch up on all the rest of today’s big reveals in the complete Nintendo Indie World Showcase video above.
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D3PUBLISHER have announced a new Earth Defense Force that’s coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 sometime next year.
Players will be able to mix and match their team to “maximize each of their abilities to lay waste on their enemies,” with fights taking place across multiple “landmark battlefields” inspired by locations such as America, the UK, Japan and Egypt.
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is due to launch sometime in early 2021 and will be available on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 via their respective digital stores.
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Sold Out and developer Metronomik have pushed back the release date for their musical-action title, No Straight Roads.
Xbox One and Switch versions of the game were announced earlier this year, with the latter benefitting from a few platform exclusive features, including a three-player co-op mode and touchscreen functionality.
No Straight Roads will be available to purchase digitally from 25 August on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC. The game is also getting a physical release on all three consoles, though the Switch edition will be released later.
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Cornfox & Bros. have released a cryptic tweet hinting at a possible Switch version of their Zelda-inspired adventure title, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm.
As you can see in the above tweet from the developer, a ticket has been prepared for the game’s protagonist, Hero Arcadian, for a trip from the studio’s Helsinki home to Kyoto, which just happens to be the location of Nintendo’s headquarters, on 11 August.
It also mentions how Hero will be meeting some old friends who may be “planning a surprise.” Given the series’ inspiration and the fact the first game is already available on Nintendo’s hybrid console, a possible Oceanhorn 2 Switch announcement seems likely.
Of course, without official confirmation from either party, this is all just speculation for now. We’ll just have to wait until later this summer to know for sure.
Did you play the original game? Would you like to see Oceanhorn 2 on Switch?
The Game Bakers, best known for their neon boss-rush title Furi, have released some new gameplay footage of their next project, Haven, which is coming to PC and consoles later this year.
While the fixed positions of battles appear to indicate a turn-based combat system, fights are actually said to be real-time, with players able to use abilities from each character to mitigate damage and deal out attacks against infected local fauna. Successfully winning an encounter cleanses said creatures of their infection.
We also got a look at some dialogue options and saw more of Yu and Kay’s upgradeable ship that serves as a home base, where it looks like players can craft meals and freely move the camera to explore the ship’s interior.
Haven is out sometime this year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, where it’ll also be available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
What do you think of the latest trailer? Let us know below.
Toy company Hasbro and video games publisher Outright Games have teamed up to bring a brand-new family friendly Transformers title to PC and consoles later this year.
“The Transformers franchise is one of the most enduring and recognizable in the world of entertainment,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “It’s an honour to work with this beloved universe and these iconic characters to create a new and exciting Transformers console game that families can enjoy together.”
Apart from the above trailer, not much other information on the game was revealed alongside the announcement, but more details are set to be shared later this summer, according to the press release.
Transformers: Battlegrounds is out 23 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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Metronomik and Sold Out have announced that their musical action adventure game, No Straight Roads, will be coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
It sounds like the Switch version will have some platform exclusive features, including an Assist Mode that allows a third user to help the two main players by picking up items, transforming props and calling in bonuses. Players will also be able to use the Switch’s touchscreen functionality (when undocked, of course) for easy interaction with props and for picking up items.
Xbox One and Switch users can also now pre-order the previously announced Collector’s Edition, which includes a double-sided vinyl record of the game’s OST, a 64-page art book and official NSR drumsticks.
If the game sounds familiar, you might recall we declared it Game of the Show for last year’s EGX Rezzed after seeing it in action first-hand. You can find out more by watching the video below.
No Straight Roads is out 30 June on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via the Epic Games Store.
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Nintendo have announced Paper Mario: The Origami King, and it’s coming to Switch this July.
As you can see in the above video, one of the new transformation abilities includes Paper Mario’s 1000-Fold Arms, which allows the 2D plumber to reach distant objects and uncover hidden areas.
The game’s battles are said to require a mix of tactical thinking and puzzle solving skills as players can move enemies into a line to deal out more damage. There’ll also be “humongous bosses” to face off against, and it looks like we’ll be able to explore more open 3D sections during certain points in the game.
Paper Mario: The Origami King is out 17 July on Nintendo Switch.
Let us know your thoughts on the surprise reveal below or over in the forums.
Voidpoint, 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment are bringing the retro-inspired FPS Ion Fury to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this month.
As Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, players must save Neo D.C by taking down Dr. Jadus Heskel’s cyber-cultist army with “eight retro-inspired weapons,” including dual-wield SMGs loaded with incendiary rounds and a Disperser shotgun that fires grenades.
“We wanted to make sure the gory fun from the PC version felt just as great on consoles,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “We never thought we would see the day where we could use the Build engine on modern consoles, but we think our players will enjoy the efforts of Voidpoint and General Arcade’s fantastic work.”
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will run at 60 frames per second, but there’s no mention of the same for the Switch version.
Ion Fury is available now on Steam and launches digitally 14 May on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Those who pre-order the game on console will be able to pick it up for $21.24 / €21,24 / £16,99, 15% off the RRP.
A physical edition will also be released but only for Switch and PlayStation 4 and only in Australian and European retailers. These versions will be priced at €29,99/£24,99 and €24,99/£19,99 respectively. Both will be available from 26 June.
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An image from the last major Tintin game to release on PC and consoles, 2011's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Paris-based games publisher Microids and Tintin custodians Moulinsart have partnered up to create a new game for consoles and PC based on the adventures of the famous reporter and his dog, Snowy.
Other iconic characters said to be making an appearance are Professor Calculus, Captain Haddock and detective duo Thomson and Thompson.
Moulinsart’s Director, Nick Rodwell, said the aim of the partnership is to create a “fun and friendly” game that everyone will be able to enjoy, adding that the upcoming title “inserts itself pretty well” in the Tintin legacy.
While there’s no other solid details just yet, the title of the game, along with some artwork and further information, will be revealed “soon.”
What do you think a Tintin game will be like? Let us know below or over in the forums.