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PR - Rush Rover, a 2D top-down shooter, releasing on April 10


Rush Rover is a 2D top-down shooter game with game play mechanics similar to traditional shmups. It includes random map generation, unique weapons, lots of different enemies, exciting boss battles and a dynamic chip tune soundtrack. In the universe of Rush Rover, intelligent robots and mining exploration have spread over every known galaxy. After the war of independence against humanity, these highly intelligent and powerful machines attempt to rule over everything so they start hacking other robots. You control a “clean” mining rover, picking up weapons and rushing to survive!

Roguelike gameplay
Random map generation
Customized upgrading system
Exciting boss battles
Sci-fi pixel art style

PR - Free Demo, Killer Sale Available Today For Quirky Action Platformer KUNAI

The dual-kunai wielding-tablet, Tabby, is here to wreak devastation on unsuspecting AI enemies


PARIS - (April 6, 2020) - Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer TurtleBlaze announced today that the adorable but deadly KUNAI is now unleashing damage on your PC via a free demo on Steam, with an eShop demo to follow shortly. Additionally, KUNAI is currently 30 percent off on Steam and the eShop, with each platform’s deal ending on April 12 and April 19 respectively.


Launched earlier this year, the adorable but deadly KUNAI received positive reviews from international press for its engaging gameplay and unique art style when it launched on PC and Switch. Fans can now get a free look at the various weaponry and moves that will be at their disposal as they slice and stab their way through a hellish but aesthetically pleasing warscape.


An adventure best explored through ninja-tier parkour and best survived with razor sharp combat reflexes, KUNAI is a warrior’s delight, where right off the bat players have ample opportunities to reduce enemies to scrap metal while swinging on ropes across chasms, dashing up walls to lofty goals, and dropping in on unsuspecting targets.


In KUNAI, players dish out swift death as Tabby, an emotive, tablet-powered hero infused with an ancient warrior's soul. Tabby is resuscitated and rebooted in the midst of a futuristic war between AI robots gone wrong. Humanity is on the brink of extinction thanks to a famed inventor’s botched AI creation, and Tabby sets out to solve things as any handheld consumer electronic warrior hybrid would: with heaps of violence.


With vertical and horizontal level design aimed at keeping you on your toes, navigating the fast-paced world in KUNAI is engaging, challenging and immensely rewarding. Slicing baddies and soaring through KUNAI’s sprawling world with Tabby is a joyous escape, and toppling the land’s merciless bosses in all-out showdowns is immensely satisfying.


To keep tabs on KUNAI, slash your way over to the  official website (https://kunaigame.com/), ambush The Arcade Crew on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheArcadeCrew.)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide delayed to mid-April in EU, possibly early May in NA/AUS

A bit of patience needed

Future Press has run into a few bumps with getting Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide out the door. As you might suspect, the issues stem from the coronavirus impacting production and shipping around the world. Future Press has put out an update explaining to customers when they might expect the book to arrive. Check out the full message below.

We hope you’re all well and safe! Since its release a week ago, it’s been great to see Animal Crossing: New Horizons providing some comfort to many who are stuck at home. These are difficult times, and we know that game guides won’t help much with getting through them, but we’d like to give you an update on our situation.

The circumstances have caused some delays, but our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide has now been printed. The last stages of production were nail-biting—in the end we’ve been lucky, because all of our production partners were fantastic and carried out their roles perfectly, despite everything. The only thing left now is shipping from our printer to retailers around the world. The book will be available in English, French, German and Spanish languages across Europe from mid April. Fans in North America and Australia will have to wait a little longer, since shipping via air isn’t an option right now. We’re sorry to say that you’ll have to wait until end of April or even early May before the book arrives in stock. The situation with shipping remains fluid, though, so we can only ask for your patience and will update you when we know more.

As you’ve probably heard, Amazon is prioritising essential goods for the time being, which means that they’ve stopped ordering other products, such as books. This means that Amazon will not even get enough stock to fulfil all of their existing pre-orders. As soon as Amazon is ready to take them, we’ll ship more books to them, but please understand that this could take another while.

We think the book turned out great and we certainly hope that once you hold it in your hands you’ll consider it worth the wait. Working with Nintendo was a real honor, and we’d like to thank them again for making the development of this book go as smoothly as any project we’ve had, despite taking place under some truly unprecedented circumstances.

IGN Announces 'Summer of Gaming' Online Event in June

Consider it a supplement to E3

IGN is proud to announce our new Summer of Gaming event, a global, digital event set to begin this June to bring you the latest news and impressions around upcoming games and the next generation of console hardware.

IGN will be collaborating with a number of partners for the Summer of Gaming, including 2K, Square Enix, SEGA, Bandai Namco, Amazon, Google Stadia, Twitter, Devolver Digital, THQ Nordic, and more. Expect more details in the coming weeks. The event will include live broadcasts and on-demand programming featuring IGN's editorial coverage of the work of game developers from around the world.

With E3 2020 cancelled, IGN has a suite of programming planned to kick off in early June. It includes publisher presentations with IGN pre- and post-discussions, remote developer interviews, hands-on demos and preview impressions, gameplay, and news segments recapping the biggest announcements.

Audiences at home around the world can participate as well, sending in reaction videos, voting on favorite announcements, and more.

IGN’s global coverage spans 112 countries and 25 languages and aims to ensure that fans can enjoy this incredible digital experience regardless of what device or platform they use. IGN’s live programming can be accessed on any one of IGN’s more than 20 platforms, including desktop, mobile, OTT, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Mixer, Twitch, Snapchat Discover, TikTok, and more.

"With the next generation of console gaming kicking off later this year and gamers eager to learn more about what games they’ll be playing on their new hardware, our online event will be a key moment for publishers and developers to connect with the audience worldwide," Peer Schneider, Chief Content and Product Officer at IGN, said in a statement alongside the announcement.

“More and more people are turning towards video games for entertainment and escapism. Last week we saw new records for traffic across all of our platforms — we’re excited to bring this Global, Digital Event to our audiences and partners- as this will be an event not to be missed,” Yael Prough, EVP and General Manager at IGN, said in a statement as well.

IGN will bring you more information on the event in the weeks to come, but stay tuned for all the latest on our Summer of Gaming.

Tips for Pokémon Masters’ Battle Villa, Pokémon GO’s GO Battle League, and More

Top tips for trainers

Thanks to mobile games like Pokémon Masters and Pokémon GO, you're never far from an exciting adventure in the world of Pokémon. If you haven't spent a lot of time with these titles, it may be time to give them a go. We understand that diving into a new game might be a lot to take in at first, but we have a collection of useful strategy guides filled with loads of useful tips and tricks that will set you on the path to victory. So whether you're hoping to strengthen your sync pairs for the Battle Villa or power up your Pokémon for the GO Battle League, check out these articles. Even if you've been playing these games for a while, you're bound to find some useful information in here!

Pokémon Masters

For those who are just starting out in Pokémon Masters, you'll definitely want to read our Pokémon Masters beginners' guide, which explains the concept of the Trainer/Pokémon partnership known as a sync pair. Of course, the guide is also crammed full of tips for leveling up and evolving your sync pairs as well as useful battle strategies. Once you've mastered the basics, check out our how-to for quickly and easily leveling up your sync pairs.

You'll want to get your team in tip-top shape in order to take on one of Pokémon Masters' more recent additions: the gauntlet-style Battle Villa. Fortunately, we have a guide that will prepare you for the Battle Villa. You'll learn the best sync pairs to bring, tips for battling bosses, the benefits of lucky skills, and more.

As Pokémon Masters continues to evolve, we'll continue providing useful strategies and updates. Check Pokemon.com frequently for the latest news about this exciting title.

Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO has been around for a while now, but it's always a good time to begin catching Pokémon in a real-world setting. One of the more thrilling aspects of Pokémon GO is its Raid Battles, in which you face off against powerful Pokémon—including Legendary Pokémon. These matches can prove challenging, though, so read our advice on powering up the Pokémon on your team before taking on these formidable battles.

The GO Battle League is a recent feature to Pokémon GO that lets Trainers engage in Trainer Battles against opponents from around the globe. It's also a fun way to earn in-game rewards. Before heading into battle, though, be sure to read our tips on getting started in the GO Battle League. This article will give you an overview of how the GO Battle League works, help you build a balanced team, and show you how you can increase your rewards.

Like Pokémon Masters, Pokémon GO is frequently updated with new special events and features. Pokemon.com will keep you informed of the latest details, and you can always read our other Pokémon GO strategy articles for all sorts of useful advice.

Other Great Pokémon Games

Of course, Pokémon Masters and Pokémon GO aren't the only Pokémon games available on mobile devices. You can experience all the fun and excitement of a Pokémon Trading Card Game match with Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, which is available to play on smart devices as well as PCs. If you collect Pokémon TCG cards, you can even redeem the Pokémon TCG Online codes found in many Pokémon TCG products to add to your Pokémon TCG Online collection.

For a more lighthearted Pokémon mobile game, don't miss the adorable Pokémon: Magikarp Jump. This delightful game has you feeding and training a series of Magikarp to help them learn to leap as high as they possibly can. Be sure to read up on the many failures of Magikarp to get some (slightly silly) insight as to what this game has to offer.

If you just want to kick back with your mobile device and watch a little something, you can grab the Pokémon TV mobile app, which gives you access to dozens of episodes of Pokémon the Series at no charge.

Have fun experiencing the many mobile Pokémon adventures, Trainers. And remember to keep checking Pokemon.com for the latest news about Pokémon Masters, Pokémon GO, and, well, just about everything Pokémon!

Spring into the Pokémon TCG Online

Now's the perfect time to start!

Now's a great time to battle in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! Throughout April 2020, players can earn a special weekly log-in bonus that includes digital booster packs and Trainer Tokens. Plus, you'll earn double the usual Trainer Tokens from Daily Versus Rewards.

The Pokémon TCG Online is the free-to-play, online version of the Pokémon Trading Card Game that features all the latest cards, including the entire Sword & Shield expansion. Experience the fun of battling with amazing Pokémon V and incredible Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region!

Get all the info on the Pokémon TCG Online, and download the installer to start playing today!

Home Fun for Pokémon Fans

Keep yourself entertained while hanging at home

Discover all the ways you can enjoy Pokémon from the comfort of your home. From cool games to exciting animation to fun activities, Pokémon is never far away.

Printable Activities

Looking for something the whole family can have fun doing? Check out fun printable activities for Pokémon fans of all ages, including word searches, origami, Pokémon TCG Bingo, and much more.

Pokémon Animation

When it comes to Pokémon animation, check out Pokémon TV, where you can stream hours upon hours of your favorite movies, episodes, and specials for free! Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com, as well as via the Pokémon TV mobile app.

Pokémon movie marathon, with more full-length cinematic Pokémon adventures added every week

Pokémon the Series seasons in the Alola region, as well as classic episodes featuring adventures in Kanto and Sinnoh

The new Twilight Wings limited series, featuring intriguing short stories set in the Galar region (also on the official Pokémon YouTube channel)

If you're a Netflix subscriber, you don't have to go far to find Pokémon, either. Right now, Netflix is showing the very first season of Pokémon the Series, as well as every season of Ash's adventures in Alola. Plus, you can watch Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, and Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.

Hulu subscribers have a ton of options, too. All three XY seasons are available on the service, as well as three movies: Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Additionally, Amazon Prime subscribers can watch every episode from the three Black & White seasons, as well as select episodes from the Diamond & Pearl and XY seasons.

And for a limited time, the hit live-action film POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is available to stream for free on HBO NOW and HBO GO.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Looking for a way to get the whole family involved in Pokémon fun? Recruit them for exciting Pokémon Trading Card Game matches!

Watch a tutorial series that shows folks the basics of the game

Download the free-to-play Pokémon TCG Online and battle with players around the world

Pokémon Video Games
There's so much going on in the world of Pokémon video games that we couldn't fit it all in just one article.

Check out our Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield roundup to see what's going on in Galar.

A primer for new adventurers

Max Raid Battle tips

Tools for developing a competitive team

See the changes Pokémon GO has made to make it easier to play wherever you are.

GO Battle League changes

Catch bonuses and rewards

In-game shop deals

Get into Pokémon GO, Pokémon Masters, and more with our mobile games and apps overview.

Pokémon Masters starter guide

Pokémon Masters Battle Villa tips

GO Battle League overview

Play as a Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch.

Start exploring with our primer

Pokémon Playhouse

Got a younger Pokémon fan at home looking for their own way to have fun? Be sure to check out Pokémon Playhouse, a mobile app geared toward children ages 3–5. It's filled with adorable Pokémon and fun activities.

Those are just some of the great Pokémon activities you can enjoy anywhere and at any time. Be sure to keep checking Pokemon.com over the coming months for updates on more fun you can have with the world of Pokémon!

April Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours

Spotlight on fun!

Thank you for all your feedback on Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour. We’re continuing to test these minievents, and we’re happy to report that we’ll be combining them into one weekly event for the month of April. We wanted to provide some information on this combined event in advance so you can prepare.

For the month of April, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. local time, but this time around, both a Pokémon and a special bonus will be featured! For each Pokémon Spotlight Hour, you can expect a different Pokémon and bonus.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Purrloin will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Magnemite will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020: Wobbuffet will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Pidgey will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.

Please be aware of your surroundings when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. Let’s GO!

Spring into Spring 2020 with Pokémon GO

Spring has sprung in Pokemon GO

Spring has sprung for those of you in the northern hemisphere, and what better way to celebrate than with a springtime event! Buneary joins the celebration by wearing a flower crown, while egg- and spring-themed Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild! Pokémon Eggs just got eggs-tra special too, as Pichu and Togepi with flower crowns will be hatching from them.

We're continuing to prioritize Pokémon GO experiences that can be enjoyed in individual settings. You’ll receive 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators until further notice, so be sure to turn on Adventure Sync and make every step count.

Date + Time

From Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Features

The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Exeggcute, Chansey, Mareep, Marill, and Torchic. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Exeggcute!

Buneary wearing flower crowns and Pikachu wearing flower hats will also be appearing in the wild! If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny ones, too!

The following Pokémon will be hatching more often from 2 km Eggs: Pichu wearing a flower crown, Togepi wearing a flower crown, Happiny, Munchlax, Tyrogue, Chingling, and Riolu.

All Eggs received from Gifts during the event will be 2 km Eggs.

There will be event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward encounters with Alolan Exeggutor, Azumarill, and—if you’re extremely lucky—Audino!

A Togepi-themed bag and hoodie will be available in the in-game shop!
Bonuses

2× Hatch Candy
Lucky Eggs will last for one hour

And remember that as mentioned above, a 1/2 Hatch Distance bonus is ongoing until further notice—which means it will be applied during this event! Just make sure to place your Eggs into Incubators while the bonus is running.

Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receive push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

Captivating Underwater Experience, In Other Waters, Available Now On Switch

Come on in, the water's fine

Fellow Traveller and Jump Over the Age are delighted to announce that In Other Waters, the game of discovering new life in an alien ocean, is now available for PC and Nintendo Switch. In Other Waters costs $14.99 USD, but to celebrate the launch, there is a 10% discount on orders that runs now through launch week until April 10.

In Other Waters is a unique narrative adventure that puts players in the role of an AI assistant revealing the mysteries of the turquoise depths of an alien ocean. Xenobiologist Ellery Vas is searching for her missing partner on the planet Gliese 677Cc. Equipped with a malfunctioning dive suit possessed by a strange AI unit, Ellery discovers extraterrestrial life and an ocean full of secrets.

In Other Waters, the 2019 IndieCade Europe Jury Prix award winner, is sci-fi without soldiers and violence focusing instead on wonder and exploration, fear and vulnerability, and the relationship between a long-dormant AI and its human pilot. The relationship between the AI and the operator unfolds over an impactful narrative uniquely interpreted by the player. The depths of Gliese 677Cc contain many secrets. For life to continue, it must change. What will you discover as you track, sample and learn about life inside this alien ocean?

Developed by Gareth Damian Martin, the one-man team behind Jump Over The Age. An accomplished games journalist whose work can be found at Eurogamer, Kotaku, US Gamer, and more, Gareth is also an artist, game designer, and writer.

Features

Explore an Alien Ocean: Freely dive into an expansive section of seafloor, from shimmering reefs to inky depths. Unlock upgrades and make discoveries that allow you to open up new paths, uncovering strange creatures and environments as you do.

See the World Through an AI Lens: Navigate an elegant, intuitive UI via touch or mouse controls. Interpret signals, set headings, and map the ocean through experimentation and intuition.

Become a Xenobiologist: Discover and catalogue species through observation, scanning, taking samples, and interacting with alien life. Read Ellery’s notes, look at her sketches, and help her classify an entirely new ecosystem.

Plan Your Dives: Choose whether to study creatures, investigate secrets or dive new areas, then come back to your base to study samples in the lab, chat to Ellery or read her journals to understand more about this world.

Build a Lasting Relationship: Through limited communication learn more about the person whose suit you inhabit, and help guide her towards a terrible truth. What you experience together will bring you closer.

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