99Vidas confirmed for Switch release

São Paulo – August 16, 2017 – QUByte Interactive in partnership with podcast 99Vidas are very pleased to announce that we will be releasing soon 99Vidas in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

99Vidas released in Dec/2016 for PC and July/2017 for Sony Platforms: PS4, PS3 and PSVita. QUByte’s planning to release the Nintendo Switch version between Q3 and Q4 of this year (2017).

99Vidas captures the excitement of beat ’em ups like Final Fight, Double Dragon, Battletoads, Golden Axe and Streets of Rage featuring 16-bit retro graphics to bring back the nostalgia of those great classics from the 80's and 90's.

Unlike more traditional Beat’Em Ups, 99Vidas features two attack buttons - Punch (fast but weak) and Kick (slow but strong), which players can alternate to perform different combos.

Character moves, including combos, can be upgraded by spending Experience Points acquired during gameplay, expanding damage inflicted, adding elemental damage, modifying the each character, both visually and gameplay-wise.

Key Features

Up to 4 players co-op
11 Playable characters
Story Mode with 6 levels
2 Bonus Levels
Versus Mode
Survival Mode
6 Challenging Boss Fights
Multiple Upgradable skills
Multiple Weapons and Special Attacks

For more information, please visit: http://99vidasthegame.qubyteinteractive.com/

Resident Evil 2 board game adaptation heading to Kickstarter

Steamforged Games is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Capcom to bring the iconic Resident Evil™ 2 video game to the board gamers of the world. Building on the success of previous titles including “Guild Ball” and “Dark Souls: The Board Game”, Steamforged Games will be launching this latest game, “Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game” via Kickstarter in late Autumn 2017.

Steamforged is proud of its proven capability to bring video game IP to life as board games and plans to fully realise the core game experience of the much loved Resident Evil 2 world. “It’s a privilege and an honour to be trusted to bring such an important video game to life as a board game,” said Mat Hart, Creative Director and Co-founder of Steamforged Games. “Resident Evil 2 helped to define its own genre of games and has created a lasting legacy in video game history. Steamforged has several Resident Evil super fans on the team and so we have a deep understanding of what makes RE such a compelling game experience; one that still has legions of fans around the world still playing the game nearly two decades after its release. We’re determined to surprise and delight players new and old with this board game realisation, even the most hardcore of fans!”

Steamforged Games previously broke a number of Kickstarter records with their last game “Dark Souls™: The Board Game” including the highest funded board game ever launched on the KS platform. Steamforged takes immense pride in taking amazing game worlds and lovingly crafting them into high quality board and card games…we specialise in understanding what makes each video game so compelling and then unlocking that experience in the physical game space.

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Capcom’s Marketing Director Antoine Molant commented “With the Resident Evil brand being one of Capcom’s most successful IP’s of all time we’re delighted to share our support for this exciting new release and are looking forward to seeing the end product from Steamforged Games”

SmileBASIC releasing on 3DS in Europe this week

SmileBASIC is a portable version of a programming language known as BASIC. BASIC is a programming language designed to help beginners learn to program.

As soon as you start SmileBASIC, you can begin programming! When you're finished, you can play the game you’ve made! Enjoy intuitive, trouble-free programming.

A range of versatile instructions

Pictures and words that pop-out from the screen!
Information obtained from various different sensors. Voice input and playback via the microphone
Versus play via Local Play
Draw instructions for lines and circles, filling, and more
Music composition using MML
Useful tools

SMILE Tool (for checking SE and character numbers)
Paint Tool (for drawing characters and background images)
Animation Tool (for creating flipbook animations)
Mapping Tool (for arranging tiles to create maps)
Waveform Tool (for sampling and creating waveforms)
Rich sample library

Characters and background images that can be used in a variety of contexts
Over 100 sound effects and 40 BGM tunes
Simple programs for helping to learn BASIC
Technical samples that allow the user to check the execution results for each instruction
Game samples created using advanced techniques

Troll & I now available on Switch

August 15, 2017 - Walnut Creek, CA - Today, Maximum Games announced
Troll and I, the mythical adventure that explores the unlikely friendship between beast and boy, is now available on Nintendo Switch™.

Troll and I invites players on an exciting journey with the game's two main heroes: the nimble, adventurous Otto and the powerful, elusive Troll. With the ability to play solo - switching between characters seamlessly - or with a friend in local spit-screen co-op, players must guide both Otto and Troll through the majestic mountains and lush forests of Scandinavia as they struggle to stay alive.

The game was previously released on PS4™, Xbox One, and PC in March of this year. Those versions received a major patch on July 21st implementing the following improvements, which are also present in the Nintendo Switch version: addition of a mini-map, additional checkpoints, Easy, Normal and Hard difficulty settings, increased crafting speed, new tutorials, additional text hints, increased resources for crafting and survivability, and overall balance improvements.

Troll and I was developed by Spiral House and is published by Maximum Games. The game is available now on Nintendo Switch for $29.99, and is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.

Please visit http://www.trollandi.com for more product information.

Free demos for Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition and more great games

The definitive edition of the critically acclaimed Rayman Legends will make its way to the Nintendo Switch™ system this September 12th. Luckily, you can try it out right now, with a free demo!

The demo’s playable with 1-4 players via local play* and includes:

The first level, “Once Upon a Time.”
A taste of the Toad World in “Ray and the Beanstalk.”
The rockin’ musical level, “Castle Rock.”
A swinging good time with Murfy in “How to Shoot Your Dragon.”
Multiplayer competition in “Kung Foot mode.”
A look at some of the wardrobe choices in the Heroes gallery.

You can find the Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition demo right here or on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch.

And while you’re checking out free demos, take a look at these others in the Game Store:

Just Dance 2017
Blaster Master Zero
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Disgaea 5 Complete

Classic Sonic the Hedgehog action returns in the all-new Sonic Mania

Sonic is speeding onto the Nintendo Switch™ system with a brand new adventure! The Blue Blur and his friends have collected countless rings and broken many speed barriers throughout their epic escapades. Now, the new Sonic Mania game brings fans back to the 2D world of platforming with nostalgic pixel-style art and core classic gameplay.

Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles the Echidna. Harness Sonic's new Drop Dash, Tails' flight, and Knuckles' climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman's robots.

Celebrate the best of Classic Sonic with stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics.

Take on new areas and bosses and speed through reimagined Zones. There are tons of hidden paths and secrets to find!
Whether you grew up with him in the 90s or have never played a Sonic game, Sonic Mania brings back the classic gameplay that made the blue hedgehog legendary.

Pokemon Sun/Moon - Prizes for the Try Your Luck! Global Mission Are Available Now

Attention, Pokémon Global Link members who took part in the Try Your Luck! global mission! If you contributed one or more lottery plays, your prizes are now available. Log in to the PGL using the Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game in which you played the lottery, then click here to claim your gift in your game.

Catch Lugia, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos in Pokémon GO

Trainers from around the world have banded together over the past few weeks to catch the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos by defeating them in Raid Battles. Don't worry if you haven't caught these Pokémon yet—the dream is still alive because all of these Legendary Pokémon are going to return to Gyms and stay until August 31. But Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, and Lugia will stop appearing as Raid Bosses after this small window. Grab your Golem and get out there before time runs out, Trainers!

Legendary Pokémon are difficult to defeat and even tougher to catch, but we have the tips you need to catch these impressive creatures. You'll be able to catch them using only the Premier Balls earned from battle, so you'll need your Pokémon to perform well in battle to maximize your chances. Check out our guide to training Pokémon in Pokémon GO to get your team up to speed, then read on for some pointers to make sure this legend ends triumphantly.

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Sonic Mania Speeds To Consoles Tomorrow

Get ready to run, fly and climb to your heart’s content! Sonic Mania™, the brand new classic Sonic adventure from SEGA® launches tomorrow and features original zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Sonic Mania can be purchased for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch through the newly enhanced official Sonic the Hedgehog website here. Sonic Mania for PC will now launch on August 29.*

Developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with SEGA of America, Sonic Mania celebrates the best of Classic Sonic, pushing the envelope forward with stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics. Play as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Harness Sonic's new drop dash, Tails' flight, and Knuckles' climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman's robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets. Welcome to the next level for the world's fastest blue hedgehog!