Get that Japanese account ready!
For those of you looking forward to FuRyu’s new action RPG Trinity Trigger, you can get a taste of the action starting today, but only on the Japanese eShop. Trinity Trigger is set to release on September 15th in Japan, with no word yet on a worldwide release.
Yes, you read that right.
It’s rare to see a new NES game released this long after the console’s debut back in the 80s, but it does happen from time to time. Even rarer is that one of these games would get a movie adaptation.
Slow Mole, an indie game for NES released back in 2021 may hold the title for the first new-NES game to get a movie adaptation. As seen in the trailer, this movie will be claymation and seems to feature the Slow-Mole himself being sucked into the Slow Mole game after rage quitting.
For more information on both Slow Mole the game and Slow Mole the movie, information can be found on the creator Erik Rosenlund’s Patreon.
Not your average Pokemon card...
Need your fortune told and want it done with some cool Pokemon-themed Tarot cards? Twitter user @SablingArt has shared a complete set of custom Tarot cards modeled after Pokemon apearing in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.
All of your favorite Pokemon are featured, from Legendaries and Mythics like Arceus and Palkia, to more common Pokemon like Bidoof.
If you are interested in acquiring a set for yourself, @SablingArt, has ordered test prints, but they have not arrived as of writing. Be sure to follow @SablingArt as to not miss out on when they are avaliable.
Be wise, synergize!
The ninth episode of season two of Pokémon Top Deck Academy is out now, with a focus on Attack Synergy.
When using the right combinations of cards, you can build up some crazy damage in just a few turns. Top Deck Academy host Andrew Mahone shows you a helpful combo using Charizard and Trainer Leon that is sure to win you some matches!
Merch also announced!
Bad news for those looking forward to the first Risk of Rain 2 expansion, Survivors of the Void. In the latest episode of Hopoo Game’s Dev Thoughts, it was revealed that the expansion will be delayed until Quarter 4 of 2022. Not a massive delay by any means, but unfortunate for those looking forward to its release. Make sure to watch the rest of the video which has more news regarding Risk of Rain 2, including a merch announcement and a Q&A with the dev team.
Hop to it!
Originally called Trading Time: A Croak Tale, Time on Frog Island is an upcoming sandbox puzzle game by Half Past Yellow and Merge Games. Even though I have only spent a short amount of this game so far, I can honestly say it is shaping up to be one of the most unique and refreshing titles I’ve played in quite some time.
With an intro straight out of The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Time on Frog Island thrusts you straight into a strange, unfamiliar island after a horrible storm shipwrecks you on Frog Island. When I say this game thrusts you straight into things, I really do mean it. After the short intro cutscene, you are on your own, waking up on the shore of a beach. That’s all of the help you get, and you’re truly on your own to explore and find your way from here on out.
A common sentiment I hear is that “any game can be fun with friends.” While this does have some merit, the game still has to have all of the right pieces to be fun. I can confidently say that Lumberhill has all of these pieces. Gameplay, level design, challenge; anything you need to make a good co-op game, Lumberhill has it.
Lumberhill puts you and up to 3 friends in the role of a lumberjack where you will complete as many tasks as quickly as possible to get a high score. For the most part, the tasks in Lumberhill are pretty straightforward, falling into two main categories: wood and animals. Wood tasks are completed by chopping trees and delivering them to the sawmill, while animal tasks are completed by herding groups of animals into the barn.
A new episode of Pokemon Academy is out, and it’s all about Energy Acceleration! This episode focuses on pokemon like Victini V and Rillaboom who can increase your energy count massively, leading you to get strong Pokemon as fast as possible.
June 24th for other platforms
MADiSON, a psychological horror game, has been announced to come to Switch this summer, with other platforms getting a more concrete date of June 24th. No word yet on how far into the summer we will have to wait, but hopefully it’s not too big of a gap. Check out some details on what to expect from the game below, courtesy of the game’s steam page.
MADiSON is a first person psychological horror game, featuring disturbing gameplay and an unsettling and compelling narrative.
STORYLINE What would you do if you woke up locked in a dark room, with your hands covered in blood? Play as Luca, and endure the brute torture of MADiSON, a demon that has forced him to continue a gory ritual started decades ago, making him commit abominable acts. Will you be able to finish this sinister ceremony?
CHARACTERS Every character in MADiSON has a disturbing story that blends seamlessly into the main narrative. Watch every step you make and be careful not to attract any unwanted attention. You won’t be alone.
Use the instant camera to survive this torture or dive deeper into it.
Develop the photos you take manually and face the fear of unveiling the truth.
Search everything, pick up elements and interact with them to survive the entities.
Randomly activated events and changing puzzles throughout the game assures a higher level of replayability.
Get lost in this immersive and terrifying experience thanks to high quality visuals and 3D sounds.
"Get the Par-tea started!"
Pokemon Masters EX has added a new sub story allowing players to get Sonia’s special costume and the pokemon Tsareena! Check out the link below for the moves and skills coming with these new characters.
Whole lotta Indies
The 2022 winners of the BAFTA game awards were announced today, and there sure were a lot of indie winners this time! The Artful Escape, TOEM, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, and Unpacking are all award winners that can be found on Switch. Check out all of the Switch winners below:
The latest episode of Pokemon Academy just dropped, and it’s all about searching for cards in your deck.
Drawing cards in any game is a huge advantage, but searching for specific ones can be a huge step towards winning the game. This episode focuses on setting up an Inteleon engine for predictable and effective games, leading you straight to victory.
Syndrome, in a similar vein to Alien Isolation, is a horror game set in space. You’re stuck on a spaceship and are being hunted by terrifying enemies that you have no chance of escaping. You have some fairly simple goals to achieve, such as gaining access to new areas of the ship or acquiring a new tool to let you explore unreachable areas, and all the while there could be a threat around any corner. Syndrome could have been up there with other great space-horror games, but some tedious game design, clunky controls, game-breaking visuals, and progression bugs keep it from reaching any heights it could have achieved.
Real Life Mouthful Mode
Twitter user SheSimonOnMyRex has discovered an upcoming promotion for Target stores to celebrate the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land! First off, the red balls outside of the Target (apparently called “bollards”) will be transformed to look like the pink-puffball himself. Two expressions are shown, with a happy Kirby and a snacking Kirby.
The second promotion involves Target’s grocery bags, which will feature Kirby on them. While not as exciting as the bollard transformation, it will be nice to see when in the checkout line. Check out the tweet thread below to see what they should look like in action! (The tweet does contain some foul language, so be wary of that)
Doctor Strange! Prowler! Tanks!
Without any of Epic’s usual new-season teasers, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 has finally been announced! This season revolves around a war with the Imagined Order, and is adding a whole lot of new firepower to go along with it! In the trailer, we can see new Tanks, drivable Battle Buses equiped with turrets, and two new Marvel collabs, Doctor Strange and Prowler! Full details on this season are yet to be revealed, but there’s sure to be plenty of new content with the new season’s start.
For those making any new purchases, such as the new battle pass, Epic has announced that all proceeds for the next two weeks will be donated to support those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.