SmileBoom bringing SmileBASIC 3DS to "A 5th Of BitSummit" event

Hokkaido, April 24, 2017 - SmileBoom Co. Ltd. announced today that they will exhibit at one of the largest independent game festival in Japan, "A 5th Of BitSummit" held by Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA).

On May 20th, at the SmileBoom booth, SmileBoom unveils and demonstrates the latest user‐generated title created with a RPG creation software, SMILE GAME BUILDER, and "SmileBASIC", a portable version of a programming language known as BASIC for Nintendo 3DS. This new title will be launched as an independent product and distributed by SmileBoom.

■Meet the Producer of SMILE GAME BUILDER!

During the exhibition, a producer and product manager of SMILE GAME BUILDER will be waiting for your visit at the booth with special giveaways. Get their best tips and tricks of having more fun playing!

Infinite Minigolf is Coming to Switch Spring 2017

San Francisco, CA – April 24, 2017 – Zen Studios, creator of hit digital titles like CastleStorm and Pinball FX2, is delighted to reveal that Infinite Minigolf, the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Minigolf, is coming to consoles. Currently available on PCs through Steam Early Access, Infinite Minigolf players will be able to craft their own course creations and experience tons of customization options on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this spring! Additionally, the PC version of the game and the upcoming PlayStation 4 versions will feature VR gameplay, allowing you to create, customize, and play your courses in exciting virtual reality!

A brand new Infinite Minigolf gameplay trailer is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sxJd1tu6X3Y

“Zen Studios released Planet Minigolf on PlayStation Network back in 2010 and players are still enjoying that game today. The community has been very vocal over the years, sharing their ideas for a new game, and they gave us more than enough new ideas to come back and develop a minigolf game for this console generation,” said Tamas Balog, Head of Studio at Zen Studios. “The team has spent a lot of time developing better tools for players to make their own content – which was the number one request from players. If you enjoy minigolf as well as creating and sharing your own content, Infinite Minigolf was designed for you.”

Using the robust toolset contained in the course editor, players are the creators, and can showcase their creative abilities to players all over the world! Players will place course tiles and a vast assortment of gameplay objects into beautifully crafted environments as they create amazing minigolf courses.

Players can participate in 8-player online multiplayer matchups, local multiplayer matchups, and a variety of fun single player modes. Unlock a huge selection of cool minigolf gear, discover fun powerups that elevate minigolf gameplay to new levels of excitement.

The PlayStation 4 and Steam versions support PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive respectively, so players can experience the world of Infinite Minigolf in stunning VR, allowing environments to spring to life in exciting ways, making for the definitive VR golf experience. Build your creations and tour them in stunning VR!

Infinite Minigolf features incredibly accurate ball physics, in addition to dazzling graphics and detailed environments, each with a distinct visual theme and gameplay features.

Infinite Minigolf will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch this spring. For more details on Infinite Minigolf check out www.infiniteminigolf.com, and visit blog.zenstudios.com for more information on Zen’s library of digital games.

Sentinel's Shooting Star Mega Man 4-Inch-Nel figurine - more pics

This sucker isn't due to ship until August, but at least we can stare at a whole new batch of pictures until then. Get a closer look at the figurine here.

Kickstarter- Forsaken Castle has Switch stretch goal

Forsaken Castle is a 16-bit style, action exploration platformer, about a paladin and her fight against evil. Inspired by classic metroidvania games, you will discover new abilities, fight deadly creatures, and explore a handcrafted world created in a retro pixel art style.

Check out the Kickstarter here (thanks PC!)

Dragon Quest XI - new screens and system details

The information was translated by Gematsu...

- Skill Panel consists of each member of the party’s skills arranged as panels
- by allocating the Skill Points you obtain by leveling up and other means, you can learn special skills and increase your stats
- “Spell of Restoration” is a feature that lets you continue your adventure from roughly the same place in the story by entering a code into the adventure log menu
- since you can log the hero’s name and roughly how far you’ve advanced in the story, you can continue the story on a different platform
- your level, the amount of money you have, and your possessions will be replaced with those prepared beforehand based on your progress of the story

More information and screenshots here!