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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap's retail edition hits Europe on April 19th, 2018

Headup Games announced the release date of the upcoming physical box of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4. The game will hit major retailers in Europe as well as Australia/NZ on April 19, 2018.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully hand drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. The game’s developer, Lizardcube, reverse-engineered the original game in order to faithfully replicate the character movements, item drop logic, secret door locations and much more.

The Switch and PS4™ versions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are presented in widescreen HD, with enhanced interface functions, a new playable character (Wonder Girl) and the option to toggle between the all-new hand-drawn visuals and the original graphics and sound.

Get your hands on the retro-style manual, reminiscent of the SEGA era of gaming and grab your own adorable phone strap featuring the main character. Headup Games’ retail editions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be in stores on April 19 2018 with an MSRP of €39.99 / £34.99.

Smash hit The Escapists 2 receives new Big Top Breakout DLC (not yet on Switch)

21st February 2018 UK – Award-winning international games label Team17 and developer Mouldy Toof Studio are excited to reveal a new entertaining prison for their sandbox escape hit The Escapists 2. The Big Top Breakout DLC is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

You wake up to suddenly find yourself trapped as a clown in a travelling circus, the ringmaster warden and strongmen guards rule the circus grounds with an iron fist. Forced to perform for the circus visitors’ entertainment, can you perform a vanishing act instead and leave behind the caged animals and dreaded daily circus show for good?

This wacky prison setting comes with new items to find, craft and use in order to formulate your greatest escape yet. Will you fire your way to freedom, or will you end up with custard pie all over your face and under the rule of the strongmen and their vicious guard poodles for the rest of your days? There’s only one way to find out – stop clowning around and load up Big Top Breakout!

Check out the Big Top Breakout launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/kZHm729aPZ4

The Big Top Breakout DLC features:

A brand-new circus themed map to escape

New circus themed customisations for your inmate

New jobs. Tame lions, hang carnival posters, paint faces and blow up balloon animals to purchase vital supplies you’ll need to break out

New items and craftable recipes

New achievements and trophies to unlock

The Big Top Breakout DLC is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from just £2.79 / $3.99 / 3,99 €, or as part of the Season Pass which is available to purchase for £6.99 / $9.99 / 9,99 €.

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus - more footage

The highly acclaimed PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION series has finally come to the Nintendo Switch in" PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 PLUS!" Featuring eye-popping high-resolution 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level! Play by yourself or with your friends in the all new co-op mode, "PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 PLUS 2P" – exclusive only to the Nintendo Switch! When one player gets caught by a ghost, the other player can come to the rescue. Team up with your friends and family to weave through the mazes and make it to the boss battle together!

Hollow - another round of Switch footage

In “Hollow,” you are one of the pilots that transports precious resource cargo from the mining ship Shakhter-One down to Earth. One day you wake up in an emergency capsule drifting near the facility. You don’t remember who you are, or how you got out there… All you can remember is an autopilot docking code for capsule dock NR 6.

Good Shepherd Entertainment & Italo Games to Bring 'Milanoir' to Switch in 2018

AMSTERDAM and MILAN– Feb. 21, 2018 – Good Shepherd Entertainment and independent developer Italo Games have announced that Milanoir, an original pixel-packed action game inspired by the masterpiece Italian crime movies of the 1970s, is expected to launch on Nintendo Switch™ in early 2018.

A new gameplay trailer released today teases Milanoir’s story of greed, betrayal and revenge, influenced by classic Italian films like Caliber 9 and Almost Human.

Milanoir’s pixel art aesthetic paints the unforgiving city of Milan in bright and bloody detail while a funky ‘70s-style soundtrack further captures the turbulent energy of the era. Sneak, choke and shoot through the violent criminal underworld on the hunt for the man who framed you, surviving breathtaking vehicle chases and taking out anyone who stands in your way.

The game has been designed with the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch in mind, allowing two players to complete its entire action-packed campaign in co-op mode on one console with each player using a Joy‑Con™ controller.

Milanoir is also expected to launch on Windows PC and consoles later this year. For more information, visit www.MilanoirGame.com, and follow the title on Facebook and @MilanoirGame on Twitter.

SteamWorld Dig 2 - 3DS launch trailer

SteamWorld Dig 2 takes you on a platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it's up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath.

Muddledash coming to Switch Spring 2018

PQube (London, UK) February 21, 2018 – PQube and slampunks are thrilled to reveal the ultimate competitive party game, Muddledash, coming to Nintendo Switch and PC/Steam in Spring, 2018!

Prepare to experience the most glorious competition the world has ever seen: one shiny present, up to 4 scrambling podes, a selection of sweet hats and a relentless race for the right to party!

You can't possibly show up to the party without bearing gifts, that'd be rude, but with only one present among you, someone's about to be out of luck! Don your best party hat and speed across an endless variety of levels, as you battle for possession of the present and race against your friends in a mad scramble to be the first to the party bearing gifts.​

Features:

Get to the party – race against your friends in 4-player local multiplayer!
Dress to impress – express yourself by donning a range of delightful hats!
Squid Fights – kick, boop, slap and jump your way to be the king of the party!
Infinite variety – levels generate dynamically each round, you'll never play the same race twice!

Discover New Tools and Master Alchemy In Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemist And The Mysterious Paintings

Burlingame, Calif. — February 21, 2018 — KOEI TECMO America today reveals the all-new Ambition Journal, alongside additions to the series staple synthesis gameplay, for GUST Studio’s latest entry to the heart-warming Atelier series. Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is slated to release on March 27, 2018 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™, and Windows PC via Steam®, inviting players to live the adventures of twin alchemists Lydie and Suelle, through magnificent landscapes within mysterious paintings, in their quest to become the best alchemists.

To help the pair reach their joint goal of running the best atelier, Suelle creates the Ambitions Journal where she tracks everything they need to accomplish along the way. The ambitions listed in their journal contain tasks related to the key pillars of the Atelier series: alchemy, synthesis, battle, and character relations. As these are completed, Important Quests are unlocked, which will raise the twin’s Atelier Rank upon their completion. This rank is extremely important for young alchemists as chances of discovering new paintings increases the more they level up their Atelier - and opening up opportunities to undertake the ever-necessary alchemy Promotion Tests.

Throughout their adventures in Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, the twins will find a bounty of resources which will be needed to create incredibly useful items. Synthesizing items is a necessity for the twins to perfect their skills, as they train to run the best atelier in the country. The Synthesis system has been tweaked with the addition of Enhancing Agents, making the learning process easier for aspiring alchemists. The newly introduced Enhancing Agents attach new effects onto synthesized items and, depending on the agent used, will change the synthesis panel in unique ways.

Change Agents cause colored tiles to transform into the color of the agent, while Color Adjacent Agents turn the chosen tile and those next to it into the same color. Additionally Connect Agents change all of the tiles connected horizontally, vertically and diagonally to the chosen square into the same color. Color All Agents causes all tiles of the same color to transform into the color of the agent. Carefully utilizing these agents at the right time can ensure synthesized items are even more effective. For example, bombs can have a wider explosive radius and perform more damage; while health items will have stronger healing properties.

A dynamic new trailer was released today, focusing on the prominent Promotion Test featured in Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Journey, alongside a bounty of colorful new screenshots which further detail the Synthesis System. These screenshots also introduce three new worlds; the imposing boss enemy, Falgior; and a collection of new characters: the famous pirate captain, Backen; the bright, noisy and energetic travelling scriptwriter, Drossel; the travelling puppeteer, Fritz; the ever passionate town Blacksmith, Hagel; and the popular nun from Kirchen Bell, Pamela.

For more information on Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, please like us on www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, follow us on twitter @koeitecmous and engage with #AtelierLS.

Bayonetta 2 - more multiplayer footage

Bayonetta 2 also features an online and local wireless 2-player cooperative mode where players bet halos on their performance and work together to amplify their sass, cause destruction, and score some riches.

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Urban Trial Playground coming to Switch on April 5th, 2018 as an exclusive

Check out screens here

21st February 2017, Warsaw, Poland: The next entry in Tate Multimedia’s hit, stunt bike racing series ‘Urban Trial Playground’ will launch worldwide on April 5th 2018, developed by Teyon, exclusively for the massively successful Nintendo Switch™ console

The Urban Trial series has sold more than 1,000,000 copies worldwide across 3DSTM, PlayStation® 3, PlayStation® Vita, Steam and iOS. Urban Trial Playground is now launching as a brand new and exclusive title for Nintendo’s latest smash hit console, after finding great success with UTP precursor Urban Trial Freestyle 2 on Nintendo 3DSTM

This new installment of the stunt bike racing series is moving the action from city streets, straight to the sunny and colourful beaches of California, mixing tricks, flips and combos than ever before.
With a vibrant, sun soaked background and chilled out atmosphere setting the scene for some truly breath-taking stunts, get ready to flip, trick and roll over palm trees and golden sands dunes.

With this new setting also comes a change in gameplay, with the franchise first feature of independent front and rear brake controls. Players will be able to pull off stoppies and front flips as well as sliding into huge skid burns on the track and racking up longer combos.

Every part of each level in Urban Trial Playground is designed as a surface able to be used to perform tricks and stunts combining your best moves into multi-score combos.

Urban Trial Playground has been created to provide countless hours of action for fans of adrenaline and freestyle fanatics.

Freestyle & Time Trial modes will be available and include online leader boards across the 50+ game levels where players can grind their scores and rise to the top. Challenge yourself in Ghost mode, watch your best runs and try to beat them by perfecting different and faster routes or performing even crazier tricks.

Take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s build - in multiplayer functionality and race against friends or family in couch based competitive modes with 2 players split screen play in Time Trial or Tag modes.

For those who value style above all else, Urban Trial Playground features 5 customizable bikes that players can not only upgrade the look of, but also the engine, breaks and vital parts, which impact how the bike controls. Vast options of customization for your bike and rider will allow each player to personalize their game and score new records in true California style!

“Our work with Nintendo in previous years has been incredibly successful, and we are very excited to continue creating new Urban Trial games as exclusives for their platforms. With the massive success of Nintendo Switch™ at launch we saw an opportunity to connect with a new, thriving and passionate community we simply couldn't miss.” said Joseph Debecki, producer from Tate Multimedia.

Urban Trial Playground will be released exclusively on April 5th, 2018 for Nintendo Switch™.