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Physical media lovers, this one’s for you: Chicory: A Colorful Tale’s Original Soundtrack can now be obtained on vinyl. Featuring some beautiful cover art, this vinyl can be purchased in two lovely presentations: green colored or clear. If you’d like to get it, here’s a direct link to the store.

Intended to “capture the ambiences & low-key mixes of the background music between all the major areas of Chicory: A Colorful Tale,” The Sounds Of Picnic Province is a full-length suite, purposed to be listened to as a cohesive whole as opposed to just a collection of individual tracks.

Available on vinyl with new artwork by artist Mochipanko, it perfectly accompanies the 4LP A Colorful Tale soundtrack

Presenting a shiny new logo, game publisher and developer JanduSoft announced over 15 games during their Jandusoft showcase today, with each and every single one coming to the Nintendo Switch! While we highly recommend you watch the presentation so you can see the games in motion, we’ll provide a full list of everything shown during the presentation. Don’t forget to follow JanduSoft for more updates on the upcoming games!

Scholar’s Mate / JanduSoft

Single Player Psychological Horror game. In this game, you play as Judith a girl who woke up disoriented in a room of an abandoned psychiatric hospital. Akin to an Escape Room, your objective is to solve puzzles and mysteries to escape alive before it’s too late.

Zapling Bygone / 9FingerGames

Developed by a single person, Zapling Bygone is a metroidvania where you play as an alien from outer space. As the alien, you can kill enemies and wear their skulls, which you can use to absorb the enemies’ powers, consciousness and memories.

Abathor / Pow Pixel Games

Abathor is a 4-player hack and slash love letter to 80s arcades. With great pixel art and chiptune composers working on the game, Abathor is sure to take you on a trip down memory lane as it immerses you in its arcade-y vibes. Cooperate, challenge each other and face incredible bosses in this classic new adventure!

The Creepy Syndrome / Boomfire Games

The Creepy Syndrome is an anthology that offers several psychological horror stories, with different pixel art and retro 1 bit, 8 bit, gameboy, etc. styles. Stories of a disturbed mind that intertwine with each other while being analysed by a mysterious psychiatrist.

Alchemy Garden / MadSushi Games

Based around decoration, garden creation and store management, Alchemy Garden is a game where you’ll be an alchemist who starts their very own store from the ground-up. As you explore, collect and grow your garden, you’ll start creating potions which you can then sale to townspeople with the goal of being able to decorate your house, expand your garden and discover even more recipes!

Cavity Busters / SpaceMyFriend

Cavity Busters is a roguelike bullet hell where you play as an agile creature who jumps, wall runs, and rolls through enemy bullets. The entire game takes place inside a bloated decaying monster full of enemies, secrets and over 200 upgrades which will either help or hinder your runs!

Finis / K148 Game Studios

Do you know yourself? Finis will evaluate your own capabilities. How? By placing you on a series of challenges of various difficulties and experiences, ranging from a nice place to a totally terrifying one! Everything will depend on your own choices at the end of each level, where you’ll have to pick from different colors which will determine the path to follow.

Rebel Transmute / Evan Tor Games

A 2D action adventure game with a heartfelt story, inspired by games like Hollow Knight, Super Metroid and Nier Automata. In this game you play as Moon Mikono, a self reliant and kind of stubborn space scrapper who is investigating a shady corporation’s base on Terra Six. Explore, battle, and revel as you search for your missing mother.

Mechs V Kaijus / Double Punch Games

Mechs V Kaijus is a fast-paced tower defense game where you control your main mech and a squad to up to eight mech companions. Protect the city of Pokyo and repel the Kaijus Invasion with powerful towers and factories to produce huge armies!

Dungeon Cleaner / Team StarGazers

The “Bubble Guy” has been entrusted with the mission to dive into the depths of a terraformed world at the pleasure of deities. You will go through the different realms, bouncing off the walls, wrapping enemies in bubbles and leaving everything in your path squeaky clean. Antique civilizations await in your journey, as you meet charming characters to befriend and, most importantly, try to restore the order.

And finally, here you have the games announced as part of a game reel at the end of the presentation:

After a delay, OmegaBot finally made its way onto the Switch a few days ago. If you haven’t heard about this new action platformer, here we have 24 minutes of gameplay which will surely help you decide if you’d like to play it for yourself.

If you want to know more about the game, here’s an overview from the official Nintendo website:

OmegaBot is a tight action side-scroller with challenging robotic bosses. As the OmegaBot, dodge metallic dangers, acquire powerful weapons and blast your way through a ravaged world full of deadly machines. In OmegaBot, running out of energy means death.

Avoid various traps and deadly obstacles by using your weapons and abilities. Make your way through metallic forests, ruins of futuristic cities and other environments. And step away from the beaten path in order to find hidden secrets and maybe even new friends who will help you vanquish the curse that has stricken the land.


-Varied environments including metallic forests and ruins of a futuristic city

-Fast-paced but strategic combat

-Challenging bosses whose weapons and powers can be looted

-Colorful pixel art graphics

Ready to jump into the action? You can purchase the game here for $12.99!


Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Crown Zenit releases this week adding 160 new cards including 3 new Radiant Pokémon, five Pokémon VMax cards, eight Pokémon VStar cards, and 70 cards with special Galarian Gallery artwork.

The Pokémon Company was kind enough to send some packs to Game Informer to open and show their pulls. They put together many pictures which you can see below!

It’s important to note that these cards can’t be found in individual packs, they have to be purchased in larger packs like Elite Trainer Box and special collections.

Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Crown Zenith Card releases January 20th, 2023.


Not even HAL Laboratory, the respected company in charge of the beloved Kirby, is free from controversies. A former employee shared that they weren’t paid for the overtime work while working remotely during the pandemic.

As a response HAL Laboratory commented saying they had told employees to avoid this as they wouldn’t pay that extra time, meaning it would fall on the employee themselves. However, this specific person wasn’t told that instruction when they were hired, nor it was mentioned in their contract, which apparently led to HAL paying the money that the employee was owed.

HAL Laboratory has since been reprimanded by the Japanese Labour Standards Bureau.



We’ve seen The Pokemon Company and Yendar teaming up before to create some beautiful Pokémon themed gold charms and they are doing it once again!

A new collection of 10 different designs is being released in Taiwan. Fans will be able to get these when purchasing a Blind Box, meaning it won’t be so easy to get them all. The Pokémon featured are Pikachu, Rowlet, Teddiursa, Slowpoke, Gengar, Ditto, Snorlax, Jigglypuff, and Magikarp and, if you are interested in purchasing one of these boxes in some way, they will cost 99 yuan or around $15 dollars each.

If you are a fan of smashing things, well, don’t do it in real life! Instead, do it in this all new game Terror of Hemasaurus, where the goal is smashing everything and everyone!

Read ahead for more details:

Earth is on the brink of a climate catastrophe! The Church of the Holy Lizard hatches a dubious plan to save humanity from its own reckless disregard of the planet – unleash a monster to kill, destroy, and inflict terror!

Embark on a rampaging trail of total devastation across multiple stages as one of four recently defrosted monsters. Roar with delight as you stomp terrified citizens and pulverise buildings in an apocalyptic, retro arcade blast of awesome monsters, satisfying destruction, and farcical fatalities!

Terror of Hemasurus is the latest game from Super Blood Hockey creator, Loren Lemcke.

Key Features: MONSTERS! Hemasaurus! Clocksloth! Salamandrah! Autonomous Hemasaurus! Four terrifying (but also kind of adorable) beasts, each with their own killer moves!

DESTRUCTION! Explosive pixel devastation and mayhem on a monstrous scale! Reduce buildings to dust. Topple skyscrapers. Destroy everything!

DEATH! Hurl humans into helicopter blades! Butt slam into crowds of terrified citizens! Eat people for nourishment! Smoosh them all to save the planet!

STAGES! Do what the game tells you across a variety of levels! Kick cars into buildings! Rescue the cats and dogs! Total a tower in record time!

FRIENDS! Got buddies? Good for you! Put them to use by getting them to join you for some local co-op carnage! Up to four friends can cause terror together!

If you’d like to get the game yourself, it’s currently on sale for $11.99. until the 26th of Januray. You can get it through the eShop here.


As part of his recent interviews, Koichi Shibata has sat down once again to talk to the devs of Monster Hunter Rise to get more details about the design process. This time, he talks with Sakata-san and Hashimoto-san, designers of the gear you get from Malzeno’s materials.

Question: All of Malzeno’s weapons have a sort of metallic look with characteristic red crystals. Did you have a particular motif or theme in mind when you designed them?


Yes, the concept for Malzeno was “weapons that draw energy from congealed crystals.”

I’ll get to the congealed crystals later, so let me start by commenting on the shapes of the weapons themselves.

We were very particular about using beautiful curves for the weapons, to give them a general Westernized appearance. We also made proactive use of its three-pronged tail in the designs.

There are several reasons for this: in addition to giving each individual part a unique shape, it also creates some “openings” in the silhouette.

I’m going to have to get a bit technical here, but if you create openings in a silhouette, that means the weapon ends up looking lighter when compared to silhouettes without openings.

After checking with the design team, they agreed that this also matched Malzeno’s image, so we collectively decided to use three-pronged protrusions in a variety of ways for all of Malzeno’s weapons.

For blade-type weapons, this lends it a nice, sharp image, fit for severing. For long-range weapons like the bow, this allowed us to represent the tensile strength of the materials.

Q: The series has had equipment based on Western-style armor before, so how did you go about to make sure the Malzeno series stands out from the rest?


For the Malzeno series, we based the design on Western armor motifs, to create contrast with the Japanese designs of Monster Hunter Rise, and then we added a “vampiric” element to it, to represent the monster.

We did this by adding a cape with a stand-up collar, using red membrane, to an armor set made of Malzeno’s silvery white carapace. We also looked at tailcoats and the jabots (the frilly things) around the neck of aristocratic clothing, to represent Malzeno’s noble appearance.

We then added some red in between the individual carapace parts, and gave the decorations on the hands and feet the same shape as the monster to make sure that it didn’t just look like regular old Western armor.

It’s basically a sort of “Vampire Knight” motif, but since this is the equipment for the flagship monster, we used heroic colors like white and red, and tried to keep elements of “evil” and “night” to a minimum.


Q: Malzeno is known for becoming extra violent once it absorbs a certain amount of life force, so how did you incorporate this element into the designs of the weapons and armor?


As I mentioned before, the concept for Malzeno’s weapons was “drawing energy from congealed crystals,” so we incorporated an effect where a red line runs along your weapon when you sheathe it, as if the energy flowing from the crystals is running through the grooves etched into the weapon itself.

At first glance, they look like pretty silver-and-gold weapons, but once you sheathe them, there’s kind of an evil aura to them. This also ties into the duality of Malzeno itself.

We also made a point of placing the crystals on the parts that form the openings I mentioned for Q1.


I incorporated several design elements, like red holes between the armor’s carapace for storing life force, and red slits that serve as passageways for that energy. However, the motif for the Malzeno armor series is based on Malzeno in its regular state. When it becomes more violent, it changes its form, and this form was used for the design of the “Formal Dragon” armor series which can be unlocked with an amiibo. It’s even more vampire-like than the regular Malzeno armor series.


As usual, we’ve only shared some of the most interesting portions of this interview, but if you’d like to read it in full, we highly recommend going to the official Capcom USA site to do so, as they go in more detail about what parts of the Monster they use, the Buddy armor, and more!



We’ve heard of companies presenting specific streaming guidelines for their games before, especially for story heavy games. This is now the case for Atlus’ Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden. Luckily for content creators, Atlus is not super strict about what they ask for. Here are the do’s and don’ts.

If you are streaming or making videos, you are only allowed to do so for personal use, meaning that you won’t be able to charge to access said stream or video. You can monetize it but you’d have to use partnership programs like the ones YouTube or Twitch offer.

If you are sharing parts that contain spoilers, you have to provide some kind of warning before doing so. You can do so in the title for example.

You are not allowed to upload videos that focus on the game’s music, so those “Persona 3 Portable OST music to study to” playlist will not be happening sadly. Speaking of things you are not allowed to do, you can’t make content showing off mods or cheats either, nor make offensive content towards individuals. Seems fair!

Finally, you should use the copyright for “©Atlus ©Sega” in your content and, when failing to meet any of these criteria, if Atlus requests for you to take down your content, you have to do so immediately.

All in all, these do seem quite lenient, so let’s hope content creators can share the game without too many problems. Stick to the rules!

Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are coming out on January 19th for the Nintendo Switch.


If you are a fan of Fire Emblem games, you are definitely familiar with Yusuke Kozaki as he was the main character designer for Awakening and Fates back in the 3DS days.

You may be also familiar with him because he did some work for Pokémon GO. That’s not all he’s done for the Pocket Monster series though, as he posted on his Twitter that he was in charge of designing the Pokémon Cetoddle, Cetitan, Varoom, and Revavroom and even shared some incredible fanart featuring all four!

Here we leave you with some official artwork for all four as well, so you can see them in more detail.


More details are coming out for Fire Emblem Engage as we get closer and closer to its release date.

Today we get presented with two new features, My Room and Wyvern Riding, and a new character, Zelkov.

In My Room you can use your own bed to rest and move time forward. That way, you won’t have to stand there waiting for time to pass!

With Wyvern Riding, you can, well, ride a Wyvern around your personal base where you’ll have to aim for the highest score by shooting down targets.

Finally, the thief, Zelkov, is the latest character to be introduced. He is a royal knight of the Kingdom of Elusia and uses daggers as his main weapon of choice.

If you’d like to see all of this in action, don’t miss out the video above!

Remember that Fire Emblem Engage is coming out on January 20th worldwide.



We get closer and closer to being able to visit Super Nintendo World on February 27th and one way to prepare will be by downloading the newly available Super Nintendo World Phone App!

As mentioned in the tweet above, with this app you’ll be able to see the whole map of the park, presented in that classic Mario artstyle we are all familiar with, your progress with the Power-Up Band and more.

Using the Power-Up Band is one of the main features of the theme park, so keeping track of your activities with it is certainly useful!

Make sure to download the app now so you are ready for your visit on February 27th!


Keoi Tecmo has shared what you’ll be able to get as part of the Early Purchase bonus for Atelier Ryza 3, which is a Summer Look Costume Set, perfect for the season!

Here’s Koei Tecmo showing off the first costume, starting with none other than Ryza.

KT has also stated that this set will contain 7 costumes in total and, oddly, that the bonus DLC won’t be available forever. You’ll be able to download these costumes up to two weeks after the game comes out in February 24th, meaning that you’ll only have until March 10th of this year. If you want them, do not forget about that detail!

However, we’d like to clarify that they have stated in their official site that this DLC may become available for purchase at a later date.

*Artworks are sample images and are not final.

*Available for a limited time with the physical or digital purchase of the game during the first two weeks after release.

*May become available for purchase at a later date.

Fire Emblem Engage Handheld mode Gameplay

Handheld players eating good today

06 January 2023
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Today we got a lot of gameplay and previews for Fire Emblem Engage, which we covered earlier. What we didn’t see much of, however, was the game being played in Handheld mode and, the Switch being half a portable console, it’s important to know how the game will be running for those looking for the option.

YouTube channel Gaming Boulevard has got you covered, as they were able to get 10 minutes of footage so you could see exactly how the game runs. The verdict? It’s looking great! But of course, you be your own judge, so don’t miss out the video above!

If you are a hardcore Mario fan, you may have heard about New Super Mario Bros. Coin World, but if you aren’t, that was a Japan Arcade exclusive game made by Capcom and Nintendo!

If you expect a traditional Mario game, however, you are out of luck, as this is a machine where you play minigames and a slot machine. Nintendo Life wrote a piece a few years back on it if you’d like to know more.

The reason we are bringing it back though is because the game, as many arcade games, had an exclusive soundtrack. Usually for games like these, the only way to listen to these tracks is to actually play the game yourself in person, but this time, YouTube user Marionova64 has compiled some of these themes on a playlist for your listening pleasure!

This is a very obscure find but highly appreciated as these tracks are not the originals used in the Wii game, but rather remixes of those along with some entirely original ones!

If you are a fan of Mario or of obscure media, don’t miss out on this great sounding OST!