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Surreal, roguelite inspired ARPG "Dreamscaper" heads to Switch in 2021, six month progress update shared

Dream a little dream of me.

Dreamscaper, the surreal roguelite action RPG from Afterburner Studios, rises and shines in its latest Early Access update ahead of the full 1.0 PC and Nintendo Switch release later this year.
Dive into the subconscious mind of a woman wrestling with her inner demons. Strike back against her nightmares with imaginative new progression systems that span mediation, daydreaming, quest logs, and more.
Dreamscaper also now sports a fresh user interface and new game flow options so dreamers can jump from one run to the next without returning to the waking world.

A surreal, roguelite inspired ARPG with modernized hack'n'slash combat about lucid dreaming. Warp the dreamscape around you to battle the nightmares that live in a young woman’s subconscious.

DREAM. DIE. WAKE. REPEAT.

Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition out now on Switch

Thursday, 4 March 2021 — What do secret government facilities and giant eco-cities have in common? They are both exciting new places to visit in Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition – out now on Sony PlayStation® 4, Microsoft Xbox® One and Nintendo™ Switch! Check out how jumbo JUMBO really is in the launch trailer above.

JUMBO Edition brings a jam-packed bundle including the base game, four expansions and two item packs for a total of 27 hospitals, 189 illnesses and lots of items to place in your hospitals! Players can travel to new areas in Two Point County and discover extra-terrestrial species in Close Encounters or join Two Point County’s mayor on her journey to ecological success in Off the Grid.

JUMBO Edition Content:
Bigfoot brings you to the wintery region of Pointy Mountains, where local celebri-yeti Bartholomew F. Yeti, has been petitioning for better healthcare. Mr Yeti will need your help, curing new illnesses such as Cold Shoulder, Bard Flu, and Aurora Snorealis!

In Pebberley Island you begin your adventures in the gentle climes of Pebberley Reef, before pushing into dense, unexplored country in Overgrowth, to finally conquer the stunning Topless Mountain as you attempt to unlock the lost secret of eternal youth.

In Close Encounters rumours persist of an out of this world encounter. Deal with conspiracies, secret facilities and more unusual illnesses like Science Friction and Lack of Humanity. Maybe you’ll get to see some aliens…

For anyone who’s more into Green Things and Mother Nature… no problem! In Off The Grid you’ll manage new and exciting gameplay mechanics. Visit Two Point County’s first eco-city, get gardening and don’t catch any Root Snoot or Green Fingers!

Turn back the clock with a delightful collection of 26 retro and vintage items to place in your hospitals with the Retro Items Pack or channel your inner artist with the Exhibition Items Pack. More information about the expansions and item packs can be found here.

The physical version of Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition can be purchased via www.twopointhospital.com for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Players around the world can buy JUMBO Edition digitally on all platforms via the first party store fronts. Fans that already own Two Point Hospital on consoles can purchase the new content separately via the first party store fronts. JUMBO Edition is also playable on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.

Narrative-driven tactical RPG "The Way of Wrath" officially headed to Switch following a successful Kickstarter campaign

Inspired by Baldur's Gate, Gothic, & Legend of Zelda.

An epic tactical RPG full of hexes, curses, and shaman powers, The Way of Wrath, counts down the last 24 hours of its successful Kickstarter campaign having been confirmed for Steam, GOG and Nintendo Switch!

The Way of Wrath has already reached a number of community goals and started racking up pledges towards the stretch goals that include pets, real-time combat, and others. The developer has also introduced a Late Bird 30% discount for all the highest tier rewards, including Mythic, which grants a lifetime cameo appearance for your created character in any type of media covering The Way of Wrath universe. Visit The Way of Wrath’s Kickstarter campaign now and support the game by backing the project in exchange for exclusive rewards:

The Way of Wrath is a narrative-driven tactical RPG featuring turn-based, dynamic combat and a non-linear world where your decisions matter. Set in a pseudo-historic Bronze Age, the meticulously handcrafted wintry landscapes of The Way of Wrath seethes with shamans, superstition, and dark rituals. Players are charged with uniting a war-torn army of nomads while preparing for an impending enemy onslaught. Forge your destiny as a tyrant, trickster, or noble leader but remember, with every action there are consequences.

Estranged: The Departure now available for Switch

The first person adventure is out now!

04 MARCH 2020 - Developer Alan Edwardes is delighted to announce the launch of Estranged: The Departure on Nintendo Switch today.

The first person adventure game put players in the shoes of a lone fisherman who has found himself stranded on a strange island, shrouded in mystery.

Players will explore a rich, detailed landscape as they attempt to escape back to the mainland, encountering puzzles and enigmatic island inhabitants, unravelling a decades-old mystery along the way.

Edwardes' first person adventure game has been in development for over six years, designed as a standalone sequel to his first title Estranged: Act 1, a mod for Half-Life 2. That original mod has attracted 6,670 reviews on the Steam platform, 93% of which are positive.

Although a sequel in spirit, Estranged: The Departure is a completely self contained story which can be enjoyed independently of the original mod, with no prior experience necessary.

Estranged: The Departure expertly blends a rich first person narrative adventure with gripping action set-pieces and combat. Of the first game, PC Gamer wrote: "It's always nice to see a mod progress from humble beginnings to its own Steam product page, and Estranged is fully deserving of the achievement."

Developer Alan Edwardes said "I’m thrilled to release Estranged: The Departure on the Nintendo Switch! It has been a journey of just under 7 years of work in my spare time to get to this point, and I can’t wait for players to experience Estranged in handheld form."

Estranged: The Departure launches on Nintendo Switch today, priced £4.49 / $5.99 / €4.99.

Horse Club Adventures heads to Switch on May 27th, 2021

"Exciting adventure game packed with suspense for Horse Club fans."

A gripping adventure at the Lakeside Riding Stable full of challenging mystery-solving fun, spirited gallop racing and lots of other thrilling quests for horse and rider awaits horse fans both big and small. The popular horses from Schleich® and the environment they live in come alive in the video game “Horse Club™ Adventures”. Children from the ages of 6 to 12 can romp and roam freely and creatively in this open-world game. In turn, the electrifying story inspires imaginative playing with the characters.

With release for “Horse Club™ Adventures” scheduled for May 2021, video game publisher Wild River Games from Munich is bringing out the first video game based on the popular theme world created by Schleich, the world-renowned toy manufacturer. The lovingly designed open-world game provides a multifaceted blend of adventure, role-playing and racing elements coupled with all sorts of mystery-solving fun.

Eventful vacation at the Lakeside Riding Stable
In the video game the children spend their vacation at Lakeside and become part of the Horse Club™ clique revolving around Hannah, Sarah, Sofia and Lisa. Together they reveal long-guarded secrets, complete exciting quests, and collect objects such as photos and stickers. It goes without saying that the appearance of the player avatars and their horses can be individually customized. While doing so, even the clothing for brand-new game characters is provided that won’t become available at toy retailers until July 2021.

Carrying out quests in a targeted fashion or exploring the open-world game
The single-player game can be played optionally in the storyline or the freestyle mode. The storyline mode is split up into 16 days and has over 40 quests ready and waiting to be completed. They range from getting acquainted with Lakeside to being accepted into the Horse Club™ clique, all the way to participating in the big Lakeside Tournament.

In the freestyle game mode the player explores the extensive terrain on their own. Optional sidequests enable kids to immerse themselves even deeper in the story and, among other activities, attend to daily chores such as grooming horses and scraping hooves, or galloping on one of the numerous race courses while competing with others for high scores and medals. The developers have placed a special focus on the collecting of stickers, photos and new items with which players can individually change their game character and horse.

Long-lasting gaming fun, virtually and physically
Figures from Schleich have stood for quality and educationally worthwhile playing for more than 85 years. The video game from Wild River Games equally orients itself in alignment with these values. The highly diversified virtual world including numerous different quests still has surprises in store, even after playing repeated games. This ensures long-lasting gaming fun for children in a variety of age groups and with different levels of experience. What arises due to the symbiosis of video game and the original Schleich figures is a balance comprised of a digital and tactile game.

“Horse Club™ Adventures” is available as of May 27, 2021 for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4, and is additionally available as digital download for Xbox One and PC.

Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut out now on Switch alongside a free eShop demo, launch trailer shared

Do you sea what I'm seaing?

PARIS – Mar. 4, 2021 – Today Quantic Dream and the Berlin-based studio Jo-Mei are proud to launch the definitive edition of Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut only on Nintendo Switch. The Director’s Cut brings exclusive features and additional content not offered in the original release.

Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut follows the journey of Kay, a woman turned into a monster by her own loneliness and despair, traveling a beautiful flooded world on a quest for inner serenity and peace. On this journey, she will confront metaphorical beings evoked by her own personal emotions, which she will have to overcome in order to learn more about herself and the world around her.

“I couldn’t be happier to launch our game for the first time on Nintendo Switch with the support from our partners at Quantic Dream,” said Cornelia Geppert, Founder and Creative Director of Jo-Mei. “This partnership and release of the Director’s Cut will allow more people to experience Kay’s journey the way we intended, whether that’s on-the-go or in the comfort of their own home.”

This reworked version of the indie title, developed by Jo-Mei Studios and published by Quantic Dream, offers a lot of new features to players, in order to maximize the immersion proposed by the original title. Through dialogues rewritten in collaboration with the multi-award winning author Stephen Bell, a new cast of actors and reworked cinematics, the game benefits from a more advanced narrative experience, taking the player on a singular and moving adventure.

Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut also takes advantage of the Nintendo Switch's unique features; players can now control the flair with the gyroscope and use a brand new photo mode, which allows them to change the set up and weather. The game is also fully dubbed in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.*

“Quantic Dream is proud to release a game that corresponds with our signature brand of storytelling and narrative experiences, bringing difficult subjects to light ,” said co-CEO and Head of Publishing Guillaume de Fondaumière. “We have been thrilled to work with Connie Geppert and her talented team at Jo-Mei and are excited to share their enhanced version of Sea of Solitude, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.”

Nintendo Switch streamers will also have access to The Director’s Cut-dedicated Twitch extension called “Bottle Of Hope” that allows viewers and streamers to share positive messages together during a live stream. Written in partnership with Take This, a mental health nonprofit decreasing stigma and increasing support for mental health in games, the extension encourages players to talk about self-acceptance, mindfulness, resilience, motivation and compassion on Twitch.

Sea of Solitude: Director’s Cut is available for Nintendo Switch for $19.99/€19,99 digitally via the Nintendo eShop. A free demo is also available for download, immersing the player in the first chapter of the game. A limited and exclusive physical edition of the game is available on the Quantic Dream official eshop for $29.99/€29,99, which contains the game cartridge and an exclusive sticker.

Reality-bending RPG "Everhood" now available on Switch

STOCKHOLM – March 4, 2021 – Everhood, the unconventional RPG adventure from Foreign Gnomes where nothing is as it seems, explores the boundaries of existence and rocks out to musical battles on Nintendo Switch and Steam for Windows PC today.

Welcome to Everhood, a bizarre realm located on the edges of space and time. Its inhabitants are a peculiar lot. These otherworldly entities spend their days wandering labyrinthine castles. Clubbing and board games are popular pastimes here, as well. That is, until a gnome steals an arm from Red, the wooden doll. A seemingly simple quest to reclaim it begins to pull at the fraying threads of this strange world, unraveling a mystery and reality in the process.

Go on a trip through the doors of perception. Explore fantastical environments in the hunt for the pinched limb. Play hide and seek with animate mushrooms in the forest, win carnival prizes, and race go-karts against colorful characters like mages, sentient save points, robots, and vampires.

Learn about Red’s past and come ever-closer to finding the Absolute Truths of the universe.

But knowledge often comes at a cost. Some of Everhood’s eclectic residents aren’t content to let Red roam the realm freely. Face off against challengers ranging from multi-legged monsters to brothers who run a plank-selling business and the fearsome Gold Pig in musical battles. Avoid incoming attacks by moving, grooving, and leaping out of harm’s way while jamming out to bespoke battle themes as varied as the inhabitants of this curious community.

Red’s journey is teeming with secrets and world-alerting revelations. As Everhood’s true nature begins to appear, adventurers will make decisions that impact Red’s role in the fate of everyone – and everything – the doll encounters. Experience a twisting story and overcome dance-based trials across five difficulty modes, a range of accessibility options, and an unlockable New Game Plus feature that calls into question everything that’s come before it.

“Everhood began as a side project between my co-developer Jordi Roca and me,” said Chris Nordgren, co-founder, Foreign Gnomes. “Since then, it’s evolved into the strange, vibrant, and mysterious game that we are so proud to share with everyone on Nintendo Switch and Steam today. Sign the contact, sell your soul, and join us in Everhood!”

Everhood is now available on Nintendo Switch for $14.99 and Steam for $9.99. It features English, French, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and Japanese language options. The PC version launches with beta mod support in the form of a fully-featured custom battle editor. Additional updates will be available following launch.

Narrative card game "Signs of the Sojourner" comes to Switch on March 18th, 2021

Echodog's colourful card game launches later this month!

4 March, 2021 – Indie publisher Digerati is thrilled to announce it's bringing Signs of the Sojourner to consoles. The critically acclaimed narrative card game will be available to download 17 March on PS4, 18 March for Nintendo Switch, and 19 March on Xbox One. All versions will have a 20% launch discount (PS+ subs only on PS4). The debut title from developer Echodog Games, Signs of the Sojourner was released last year for Windows and macOS. Praised for its heartfelt story and card-based conversations, Signs of the Sojourner featured on Game of the Year lists from various sites and channels, including Get Indie Gaming, Giant Bomb, Paste Magazine, and Vice. It also won Edge magazine's 'Artisan Award', and was nominated for 'Best Storytelling' at the Golden Joystick Awards.

"It's been so exciting to see the reception!" says Dyala Kattan-Wright, game designer and founder of Echodog Games. "One of our goals was to explore themes that we hoped would be highly relatable to most folks--leaving home and returning changed, exploring identity and shifting relationships. It's been amazing and humbling to see how people relate to different aspects of the game and use it as a lens to examine or reflect on their own experiences. "And now we're excited to bring Signs of the Sojourner to a wider audience, and to see what decks and relationships players develop during their journeys in the game."

The Survivalists' farming update out now for Switch

Crops, combat changes, and more!

Thursday, 4th March 2021 – Team17 have today released the Farming Update for console players of The Survivalists, the survival co-op experience set in The Escapists universe. Already available to PC players on Steam, the update introduces crops, widespread improvements on the combat, and a whole host of changes following comprehensive and engaging community feedback.

The update lets players plant and harvest crops for resources (even rare ones) while new, dangerous plants can be grown as a defence mechanism. Monkeys can be taught to help with crops via the Monkey Mimic system, and there are new structures, recipes, and items to aid your arable adventure, including a faster raft to make island-hopping more expedient. Combat as a whole has been overhauled too, giving greater control over direction of attacks for more fluid fighting. Lunge and knockback changes have also been made, and stamina has been altered, leaving players less likely to be worn out during combat and harvesting resources.

The update also includes new dyeing and weapon benches, a grindstone for weapon improvements, net and fish traps, a refuse pit to destroy items, and new water and cosmetic features. For a full list of changes included with the Farming Update, check out the patch notes here.

Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition now available for Switch

Remaster of the 2002 Game Boy Advance game!

LOS ANGELES – THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021 – Indie game developer Galaxy Pest Control today announced that it has launched Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition for the Nintendo Switch™. Based on the popular 1980’s Robotech anime SciFi series, the gameplay centers on piloting Veritech fighters against the evil Zentradi and closely follows the storyline of Season 1 - the first invasion. This retro single-player and local two-player co-op side-scrolling shoot’em-up is available starting this week on the Nintendo Switch store for $9.99 USD.

Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition is a remaster of the 2002 Nintendo Game Boy Advance title, which was developed by Lucky Chicken Games and published by TDK Mediactive. The HD remaster shines with all-new 3D models, dynamic lighting, enhanced effects, and high-resolution backgrounds – every asset has been refined. The game’s audio is sweetened with the original soundtrack from the TV series. Several members of the GPC Games team worked on the original GBA game, ensuring that all the fast-paced side-scrolling and isometric missions, multiple battle modes, and your favorite Macross Saga characters like Rick Hunter and Roy Fokker are restored.

“It’s been great to be able to rekindle a long-standing childhood love by revisiting Robotech: The Macross Saga and implementing massive visual and audio updates for a new era of players on the Nintendo Switch,” said Matt Saia, creative director at GPC Games.

Key Features:
● Single Player and local 2-Player co-op mech shooter action
● Ten Missions with two distinct styles of gameplay – A combination of classic side-scrolling Veritech (transformable mecha) shooter action and isometric “Destroid” (non-transformable tank mecha) missions.
● Three Dynamic Fighting Styles – Players pilot the Veritech, switching between Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid modes at the press of a button. Traits such as Power, Strength, Speed, and Stamina play a part in the battle strategy.
● Five Playable Characters and Five Unlockable Characters – Choose from several fan favorites including Max Sterling, Miriya Parina Sterling, Rick Hunter, Ben Dixon, and Roy Fokker.
● Playing with Power – Powerful Pick-ups range from laser shots to multi-fire and even support fighters straight out of the series.
● Multi-stage Boss Battles – Classic enemies from the TV series will challenge even the most agile player.
● Reimagined HD Graphics – The HD Edition features new 3D models, dynamic lighting, enhanced effects, and high definition backgrounds.
● New Soundtrack – Blast away to sweet sound effects and songs from the original TV series.

Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition is available today on the Nintendo Switch store for a suggested retail price of $9.99 USD.

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