The Game Bakers have rolled out a free update for their boss rush title, Furi, across all platforms.
One of the most notable new additions is Invincible Mode, which lets players skip a particularly tough boss fight or repeat a certain phase of an encounter to practice it. As the name suggests, you can also become immune to damage.
The mode is targeted at those who want to practice fights before attempting speed runs or players that want to better experience the game’s atmospheric setting and narrative.
“We’ve been listening to Furi’s community about the features and improvements that they were hoping for and we have been releasing some of those over the months in our Steam version,” said Audrey Leprince, co-founder of The Game Bakers.
“With the Freedom Update we’re happy to be able to share them with players regardless of the platform they play on.”
To celebrate the update’s launch, Furi is currently discounted by up to 70% on Switch, Xbox One and PC.
Let us know what you think of the new content below or in the forums.
It’s been quite the eventful day for Switch owners, with a whole host of indie titles announced for the hybrid console.
Another big announcement from today’s Showcase was a Legend of Zelda and Crypt of the Necrodancer crossover, called Cadence of Hyrule. This mashup between Brace Yourself Games’ rhythmic action game series and Nintendo’s iconic adventure franchise is due to arrive sometime this spring, but you can catch a glimpse of it in action below.
Finally, The Bearded Ladies and Funcom are bringing their XCOM-like Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden to Switch this summer. Sam described Road To Eden as a “strange game, but in the best way” in our review, highly recommending it to both role-playing and strategy fans alike.
The Switch version is out 25 June, which coincidentally is also the release date of the game’s next expansion. A special boxed edition of the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch that includes the base game plus the new DLC.
You can check out all the indie news from today’s Showcase in the video below.
Be sure to share your thoughts on the deluge of Nindies heading our way this year below or over in the forums.
Backwoods Entertainment are bringing their indie title Unforeseen Incidents to Nintendo Switch later this year following a successful launch on PC, Mac and Linux.
Pendrell soon finds himself caught up in a fight for the future of mankind as he attempts to expose the truth and save the world from a deadly pandemic.
Those of you heading to EGX Rezzed in London next month will be able to see the Switch version in action, where it’ll be playable in the Downstairs Indie Room.
Have you played Unforeseen Incidents? Looking forward to the Switch version? Let us know below.
Rebellion have confirmed a follow up to Sniper Elite 4 is currently in development, along with a standalone VR title that’s being worked on by Just Add Water (Oddworld, Gravity Crash).
The remaster will have “stunning new visuals and a host of new features,” including 4K and HDR support. It’ll also include new playable characters, a photo mode, online multiplayer for up to 16 players and comes with all previously released DLC.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered launches sometime later this year. You can check out the trailer below.
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition also arrives in 2019, along with all previously released content and a few Switch-exclusive features, such as local wireless multiplayer and motion control support.
Be sure to let us know what you think of all the Sniper Elite news below or over in the forums.
Today’s latest Nintendo Direct has revealed the next set of mainline Pokémon games - Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield - which are coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch this year.
According to the game’s director, Shigeryu Ohmori, players will be battling their way through multiple gyms on the way to becoming a Pokémon champion.
We also got a look at the three starter Pokémon; there’s the chimp-Pokémon Grookey, a grass type, the rabbit-Pokémon Scorbunny, a fire type, and lastly the water-lizard type Sobble, which has the ability to turn invisible.
“As we work on the development of these games, our goal has been to create the greatest Pokémon experience yet,” said Ohmori. “We’re challenging ourselves to try new things while still treasuring what makes Pokémon special.”
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released simultaneously towards the end of the year.
What do you think of the new games? Let us know below.
The Game Bakers, best known for their boss-rush title Furi, have teased their next game, Haven.
Haven can be played solo or with a friend in co-op, and it looks like combat could be turn-based, judging on the image above.
It’s been in development for the last two years and is coming to consoles and PC, although there’s no exact release window just yet.
The Game Bakers will be providing more details in the near future, but in the meantime, you can somewhat satisfy your curiosity with the above images.
What are your first impressions of Haven? Let us know below or in the forums
“WAR…WAR never changes his platform. Or does he?” According to THQ Nordic’s announcement yesterday, yes… yes, he does.
Here’s a summary of what awaits players in game:
The game, which is already available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, comes to Switch on 2 April with an RRP of $29.99 (or regional equivalent) for both digital and boxed editions.
Have you already played Darksiders Warmastered Edition? Will you be double-dipping on Switch? Let us know below.
Ronimo, the team behind Awesomenauts Assemble!, have brought their side-scrolling strategy game Swords & Soldiers to Switch.
Players can go head-to-head against each other in what Ronimo is describing as an “improved” version of the game’s local multiplayer, with two people able to share one touch screen for matches.
Swords & Soldiers features four factions, a single-player campaign, mini-games and local multiplayer. It also comes with Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC.
In celebration of the game’s arrival on Switch, it’s currently discounted to just €4.94 (or regional equivalent).
Did you enjoy the original Swords & Soldiers? Looking forward to playing the sequel on Switch? Let us know below.
Publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Drakkar Dev’s “mech action” game, War Tech Fighters, is making its way to consoles later this year.
The campaign features 33 single-player missions and can be played from either a first or third-person perspective, while there’s also a survival mode which allows players to face off against endless waves of enemies.
Mechs come in light, balanced or heavy varieties and can be customised with more than 180 upgradable parts and systems, allowing players to build a mech that suits their playstyle. Thousands of liveries and paint options add further personalisation to your hulking machine.
“A War Tech’s agility and destructive capabilities shine in space as they launch brutal assaults from long-range and narrow the gap for up close and personal sword battles and stylish execution moves,” reads the press release. “But fighting isn’t everything when it comes to War Techs.”
“Performing high-risk stealth missions, navigating through radiation fields, intercepting coded messages and solving environmental puzzles are all in a day’s work for pilots.”
To celebrate the game’s arrival on consoles, those who buy the game on Xbox One, PS4 or Switch will be granted access to Archangel War Tech special set.
Available from the start of the game, it features the powerful Glory Sword, Redemption Halberd, and Faith Shield and can “turn the tides” of tough battles in your favour.
No release date has been announced just yet, with War Tech Fighters scheduled to arrive sometime in Q2 (April-June) this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Let us know what you think of the game below or in the forums.
Lince Works and Merge Games have announced a release date for the Switch version of stealth-em-up Aragami.
A Switch Signature Edition (seen above) will also be available for $49.99/€49.99/£44.99, and comes with an art book, soundtrack CD, two limited edition enamel pins, a numbered collector’s certificate and art card, plus an outer sleeve featuring alternate box art.
In Aragami, you play as an undead assassin with the power to control shadows, whether it's teleporting between them to avoid combat or summoning weapons and creatures from the dark to take down enemies.
The Nightfall expansion included in the Switch version is a 4-chapter prequel that is said to fill in important gaps in the main game’s narrative. It introduces two new playable characters and new shadow powers, and can be played in either single-player or in cross-platform online co-op.
Aragami: Shadow Edition arrives 22 February on Nintendo Switch, and is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Did you play the original release? Looking forward to the game’s arrival on Switch? Let us know below.