A name everyone will remember
Dome-King Cabbage is an award-winning visual novel about a cloud-person named Mush nervously making their way to a job interview. Mush has to grapple with their ability to perceive the world through the lens of a monster-collecting RPG. The title will be heading to Switch sometime in the future, and today brings us a new trailer to check out.
After getting in tune with their newfound extrasensory powers, Mush is drawn to Crumb Island, an elusive site where they can get the enigmatic title of “Dome-King.”
The narrative is told through an unmistakable, perception-bending style by the solo-developer Cobysoft Joe. Dome-King Cabbage is a vibrant collection of psychedelic visuals, warbled beats, and colorful stories that connect in a harmonious way because of this singular vision.
Limited Run Games previously announced that they’re bringing Felix the Cat to Switch as a physical release. There will be a standard version that gets you a game card and box, plus a Classic Edition which includes the original game soundtrack, a poster, and the game in a retro-style box inspired by the original NES release. As for the digital release, you can hop on the Switch eShop come March 28th, 2024 and give it a download.
Still looking for more news on this timeless tomcat? Today brings our first trailer for Felix the Cat’s re-release, and you can give it a watch above.
Since his debut in 1919, Felix the Cat has endured as a pop culture icon. Across film, television, and gaming, fans have remained endeared to Felix’s playful and imaginative spirit for nearly 105 years. Now, the 8-bit adventures of Felix the Cat are returning for new audiences to discover and generations of fans to enjoy together.
This release includes both the classic Nintendo Entertainment System title and the Game Boy title that was released a year later. Through Carbon Engine, and some help from Felix’s Magic Bag of Tricks, new features for the titles, including save states and other quality-of-life fixes, bring them into the modern era of gaming.
Bill and Lance are looking good
Nintendo has announced that Contra: Operation Galuga is coming to Switch on March 12th, 2024. You don’t have to wait until then to get a taste of what this game is like though, as a free demo is now available on the Switch eShop.
Still want to see more of what Contra: Operation Galuga has in store? You can check out the IGN video above, which shows off more of the game in action as IGN shares their thoughts on what they’ve seen and played so far.
Blast through a reimagining of the classic action game from the ’80s with modern graphics, new features and explosive co-op combat! Contra: Operation Galuga launches on Nintendo Switch March 12, and you can experience the intense action yourself with the free demo, available now in Nintendo eShop. Pre-orders also begin today in Nintendo eShop.
Get ready to get weird
Prepare to journey back in time to an era of cassette tapes, photocopied zines, and README.TXT – an era in which a kid with a Commodore VIC-20 and dreams of radioactive sheep could become one of Britain’s best-known game makers.
As just revealed in IGN’s FanFest, Digital Eclipse’s interactive documentary Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story will release on Switch on March 13th, 2024.
Gridrunner. Revenge of the Mutant Camels. Tempest 2000. Llamatron. In the British gaming universe of the ’80s and ’90s, nobody made games like Jeff Minter.
Play the history of one of the weirdest, wildest game developers to ever exist – a man who loves shooters and sheep, lasers and llamas. A virtual museum of design documents, 42 classic games from 8 different platforms, and all-new video features from the director of the upcoming film “Heart of Neon” tell the fascinating story of a true independent game designer.
Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story includes:
The acclaimed originals. Play all the Minter classics you’ve heard of (and several you probably haven’t) – Sheep In Space, Andes Attack, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Matrix, Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time, Hellgate, Laser Zone, and many more – now with new quality-of-life features that make them more fun than ever before.
Gridrunner: Remastered. Digital Eclipse has updated Jeff’s signature shooter masterpiece with thrilling modern graphics and sound, while still running the core of the Commodore 64 version for 100% gameplay accuracy.
Light synthesizers. Explore two of Jeff Minter’s earliest light synthesizers, Psychedelia and Colourspace, with all-new options and features optimized for controller-based play.
A deep dive with the big guy
Back at the very end of January, it was revealed that special Godzilla DLC was heading to Dave the Diver. That reveal came via a short teaser trailer, but today brings us a much better look at what to expect from this collaboration. Check out the extended trailer for this DLC tie-up above.
The Godzilla DLC will arrive in Dave the Diver come May, and best of all, it’ll be completely free! When the DLC launches, get ready to deal with even more enormous threats lurking in the depths. Prepare to meet the King of the Monsters in the Blue Hole!
DAVE THE DIVER is a casual, single-player adventure RPG featuring deep-sea exploration and fishing during the day and sushi restaurant management at night. Join Dave and his quirky friends as they seek to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole. You can pick it up on the Switch eShop today for $20.
On the kweh this Summer
Chocobo’s Dungeon: The Board Game is set to release June 19th, 2024, and it aims to adapt the videogame series into a tabletop experience. If you’re curious as to how that might work, the above video gives an incredibly detailed playthrough that shows off the intricacies of a session.
In Chocobo’s Dungeon: The Board Game, Chocobo is lost in a mysterious dungeon! Work together to guide Chocobo to avoid monsters and traps, while gathering vegetables and items. Can you defeat the boss in the dungeon’s depths and help Chocobo escape safely?
Chocobo’s Dungeon: The Board Game is priced at $50 and includes the following:
- 1 Chocobo board set
- 3 Dungeon boards (double-sided)
- 100 Chocobo cards
- 15 Basic Monster cards
- 15 Elite Monster cards
- 1 Boss tile (double-sided)
- 21 Vegetable tokens (3 Vegetables x7, 4 Vegetables x8, 5 Vegetables x6)
- 15 Book tokens (1 Recovery x3, 2 Recovery x2, 1 Move x3, 2 Move x2, 3 Attack x2, 4 Attack x1, 2 Area of Effect x2)
- 14 Damage tokens (1 Damage x10, 5 Damage x4)
- 1 Chocobo meeple
- 1 Reaper meeple
- 1 Vegetable counter
- 1 Health counter
- 1 Multi-language rulebook (English/ German/ French/ Japanese)
If you’d like to get a closer look at the board game or place a pre-order, you can do so through this link.
A perplexing page-turning puzzle
While we wait on an official release date for The Plucky Squire, a new trailer has been released that shows off one puzzle in particular. If you don’t mind some spoilers on how to work your way through this puzzle, give the video above a watch.
The Plucky Squire follows the magical adventures of Jot and his friends - storybook characters who discover a three-dimensional world outside the pages of their book. When the malevolent Humgrump realizes he’s the villain of the book - destined to lose his battle against the forces of good for all eternity - he kicks the heroic Jot out of its pages and changes the story forever.
Jump between 2D and 3D worlds in this charming action adventure - solving puzzles, boxing badgers, flying with a jetpack, and enjoying many more delightful and surprising mini challenges as you become the hero of a living storybook.
Equally interesting about this game, it’s the very first title from All Possible Futures, the company started by former Game Freak employee, James Turner.
Sean gets beaned again
IO Interactive announces the return of a cherished Elusive Target mission, with The Undying, featuring two-time BAFTA winner Sean Bean. The world-famous actor is set to reprise his role as Mark Faba, a former MI5 agent turned freelance assassin with the annoying habit of faking his own death. Players can take their chance at completing their mission starting on the 22nd of March 2024 and for a duration of four weeks. The Undying will be released globally on Switch.
Introduced as the first Elusive Target of HITMAN 2, Sean Bean aka Mark Faba became an instant favorite in the HITMAN community, with many requests to see him appear out of the shadows once more. Players will be able to go after the infamous Undying, with the mission set in the Miami map. The task at hand is to stop Mark Faba before he can complete a contract at the Global Innovation Race event.
The mission will be available for newcomers to HITMAN in a free-to-play Starter Pack, with the possibility of replaying the mission as many times as they wish, for the mission’s duration. HITMAN World of Assassination players can access the Undying for free as the original Elusive target released in HITMAN 2 and try to unlock the reward that comes with the completion of the challenge. The Undying Elusive Target will be available for approximately four weeks from March 22nd. Hitman World of Assassination players can get a permanent access to the Undying through the DLC Pack, unlocking Mark Faba as part of the Elusive target Arcade.
The Undying Pack – Available in Stores (RRP: $4.99/€4.99/£3.99)
A DLC pack will be released alongside the return of The Undying Elusive Target, which will include:
The Ouroboros - A Three level Arcade contract featuring The Undying Elusive Target, giving a permanent access to the mission through the Arcade mode
The Ephemeral Suit with Eye Patch
Three items: Kronstadt Mini Flash Robo XOI-2900, Kronstadt IOI-1998X Surround Earphones, Kronstadt Explosive Pen (Gen 2)
A set of cosmetics for the Freelancer Safehouse inspired by the iconic Elusive Target mission. The Season of Undying – Live Updates, Free for HITMAN WOA Players
Alongside the return of Sean Bean as Mark Faba, IO Interactive also unveils HITMAN World of Assassination’s new Season of Undying, highlighting the content which will be added in-game over the next months. Players will be able to participate in the Berlin Egg Hunt, with the chance to unlock the Raver suit. New Challenges will test their skills with deadly items to obtain as rewards whilst five returning Elusive Targets as well as three rounds of Curated Contracts should keep the players on their toes. Finally, a Twitch drop, The Purple Streak Duck, will be unlocked for players watching one hour of HITMAN World of Assassination on Twitch between the 22nd and 30th of March.
One of the most sought-after titles for the Game Boy Advance, Ninja Five-O (also known as Ninja Cop) is an action platformer game that tasks hero Joe Ostugi with eliminating a terrorist group corrupted by a set of mystical masks.
Over 20 years after its initial release, the Carbon Engine team at Limited Run is bringing this title back to the Nintendo Switch. This re-release features the true-to-release controls and playability that the Carbon Engine is known for, along with rewind features to put players in control of the game.
Physical pre-orders and digital launch coming in 2024. We’ll bring you details on this physical option as soon as they become available.
No calculators needed
February 21, 2024– Independent games development studio Brain Seal Ltd. announces that Geometry Survivor is now available on Nintendo Switch. Geometry Survivor is a rogue-lite auto-shooter game set in a grid world where players must fight waves of geometry ships for 20 minutes.
With one-hand gameplay and automatic weapons firing, the game offers unique weapon combinations, credits for permanent upgrades, various enemies with individual AI, and retro visuals and music reminiscent of the 80s, providing intense and enjoyable gameplay.
- One-hand gameplay: Use just one hand to control the direction of your ship.
- Auto-Shooter: Your weapons fire automatically, letting you concentrate on staying alive.
- Weapons: Each run allows you to get a unique combination of weapons.
- Credits: Earn credits and permanently unlock new upgrades.
- Enemies: Enjoy the multitude of enemies each with their own AI.
- 20 minutes of intense gameplay.
- Retro visuals and music straight from the 80s.
- Delicious gameplay!
It’s been rumored for a few weeks now that Microsoft would be bringing Pentiment to the Switch, and we got confirmation on that rumor from today’s Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase. Now, just hours after the game’s announcement, we find out that a physical release is in the works from Limited Run Games.
In Pentiment, step into a living illustrated world inspired by illuminated manuscripts and printed woodcuts in a time when Europe is at a crossroads of great religious and political change. Walk in the footsteps of Andreas Maler, a master artist who finds himself in the middle of murders, scandals, and intrigue in the Bavarian Alps.
Limited Run Games will have one standard version of Pentiment up for grabs, and pre-orders will run from February 22nd to March 24th, 2024. Remember, if you want to go the digital route, Pentiment will arrive on the Switch eShop tomorrow, February 22nd, 2024.
And the crowd goes wild
It’s tradition for Nintendo fans to gather at Nintendo NY to watch the latest Nintendo Direct as it happens, and today was no different. Even though this time around we got a Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase, the Nintendo faithful still showed up to see what the Big N’s partners had in store for Switch.
While certainly a smaller crowd than you’d see for a traditional Nintendo Direct, the fans that stopped by Nintendo NY were more than happy to cheer for their favorite reveals and more. You can see what they thought of the entire presentation above, or just fast-forward to your favorite game moments to see what the crowd thought.
The newest Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase featured games full of poignant storytelling, puzzling challenges, character customization, exciting action … and even some viscous goo! If you’d like a complete breakdown of all the titles featured, you can find the official recap here.
Contra: Operation Galuga "Soundtrack Sneak Peek" Released, Composers Revealed, OST coming March 5th, 2024
Classic tunes and fresh beats
Earlier today, Konami announced that Contra: Operation Galuga is coming to Switch on March 12th, 2024. Along with that, a free demo has been launched on the Switch eShop as well. Turns out that still wasn’t all that was planned for Contra fans, as a special video has been shared as well.
Any Contra fan worth their salt knows that the soundtrack is just as important to the Contra experience as the gameplay is. If you’ve been wondering how things are coming along on the music side of things, the new soundtrack sampler trailer should be right up your alley. Give it a watch to hear some of the brand-new tunes and classics remixes that await!
Along with that video, Scarlet Moon, in partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment (KONAMI) and WayForward, is thrilled to announce Scarlet Moon’s Yuko Komiyama and Norihiko Hibino as lead composers on Contra: Operation Galuga. Yuko Komiyama has meticulously crafted the main score with a high-intensity orchestral sound, utilizing several classic Contra melodies that will surprise and delight fans. Norihiko Hibino is responsible for all of the explosive boss battle music.
Both are excited to work with KONAMI on this incredible reimagining of the first game in the series alongside developer WayForward, which is renowned for the care and attention it’s given to the Contra franchise in the past. Even more, KONAMI is currently preparing the soundtrack to release on digital storefronts and streaming platforms on March 5th, 2024.
Bring the heat during Season 5 of NBA 2K24, launching for Switch tomorrow, February 22nd, 2024.
Season 5 of NBA 2K24 is heating up! Team up with Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and deliver scintillating performances to earn all-new rewards this Season. Channel Booker’s myriad of skills by facilitating the offense as a dynamic distributor or lighting up the scoreboard with a barrage of mid-range jumpers. Now that the 2024 NBA All-Star Game has passed, Booker and the Suns will kick their competitive edge into a higher gear as they direct their focus toward the postseason—where legends are born.
For the next six weeks visit the beauty of The Neighborhood, where you can compete with other MyPLAYERs, earn new rewards, and experience a bevy of exciting events! For full details on Season 5, check out the official NBA 2K24 blog here.
Your favorite Square Enix tunes revamped
Square Enix has released two teaser trailers for a pair of upcoming albums, and they’re both filled with fresh takes on classic game tunes.
Popular songs from Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, NieR;Automata and many other Square Enix franchises are being transformed into chill, Lo-fi sounds, and up-tempo dance tracks with Mellow Minstrel Mix & Airship Cruise Beats Volume 3. Both of these albums are available to stream right now, and you can check out samples from each above.
If you’d like to hear both of these albums in their entirety, make sure to check out the official website for Mellow Minstrel Mix & Airship Cruise Beats Volume 3. There’s no word yet on a physical release for these albums outside of Japan, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.