Sally Face - more gameplay

Gameplay of Sally Face on Nintendo Switch (no commentary). Release date: January 21, 2021; Price: $14.99.

SNES-style RPG "Chained Echoes" heads to Switch in 2021, original song from British mathcore band 'ZILF' announced

More news coming throughout the year!

Frankfurt / Germany, January 19th 2021: Chained Echoes, once it launches, will come along with a full soundtrack fitting perfectly well for the JRPG from Germany. And yet, there will be one track in the game generating some real noise: Publisher Deck13 and developer Matthias Linda have entered a cooperation with British mathcore band ZILF.

Chained Echoes is coming along well and more news about the game will drop through 2021 - but we would like to start this year with a true headbanger. While fans already knew that the JRPG would get a massive soundtrack, a little surprise sneaked into the game.

As expected, the game will also feature certain minigames. Including a Turtle Race. This race will also feature an exclusive song by British Mahcore band ZILF. The song was exclusively written for Chained Echoes and offers 15 seconds of pure headbanger-awesomeness.

"When we got asked to write a 15 seconds mathcore song for a bunch of turtles racing each other in a pixelart JRPG game", says the band, "We answered "That's the most ZILF thing we've ever heared."

"Chained Echoes" is set to release at the end of 2021 on PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. Players can expect a classic JRPG with its very own twists: While set in a fantasy world, "Chained Echo" also features custmoizeable airships and huge Mechs. The story driven game will feature a easy to learn but hard to master turn-based combat system and no weird random encounters: Every fight, every area will be handcrafted.

- Fast paced turn-based battles
- No random encounters: enemies can be seen running around all the time
- Complex skill and equipment system
- Travel and fight by foot or in your own Mech
- Customize your own airship

Bezier: Second Edition - more gameplay

Gameplay of Bezier: Second Edition on Nintendo Switch (no commentary). Release date: January 21, 2021; Price: $19.99.

Arcade Archives: Quarth heads to Switch on Jan. 21st, 2021

The next game in the Arcade Archives series from HAMSTER will be the 1989 puzzle game/shoot 'em up "Quarth" from Konami. Available starting January 21st, 2021 from the Nintendo Switch eShop worldwide, the game will cost the usual $8 USD. You can check out some gameplay screenshots here.

Tanuki Justice also getting a physical Switch release in Europe courtesy of Just For Games

Justice for Europe

PixelHeart is pleased to announce that Tanuki Justice, the platformer featuring two small mammals with a thirst for justice, will be released physically in Q1 2021, as a limited and numbered edition on Nintendo Switch.

Developed by the Wondorboy Bobi studio, the game will be distributed in Europe by Just For Games.

Click here to get a copy of the Nintendo Switch version!

What about Tanuki Justice?
Tanuki Justice is an ultra nervous run'n gun in which you play as two tanuki brothers and sisters. You will face hundreds of enemies in feudal Japan. Varied environments with landscapes of all kinds, retro and dynamic music, sustained action, numerous and original situations and a difficulty reminiscent of good old arcade games. A gameplay both simple and rich allowing spectacular actions. Possibility to play with 2 people for even more fun. And challenges that will challenge even the most skilled players. Time will be your worst enemy.

Release: First quarter 2021
Support: Nintendo Switch
Genre: Platformer
Developer: Wondorboy Bobi
Publisher: PixelHeart
Supplier: Just For Games

Gal Gun Returns - more screenshots

Gal*Gun Returns launches for Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2021 in Japan, and February 12th, 2021 in NA/EU. Check out the latest screenshots via 4Gamer by clicking the link above.

Monster Hunter Rise footage compilation

Monster Hunter Rise is still a couple months off, but Capcom has kicked the promotional machine into overdrive. There's all sorts of content coming out, including footage on various social media channels. Instead of jumping all around social channels to see that content, you can watch the video above to see it all in one place!

Loot Hero DX - more gameplay

Battle a bestiary full of medieval baddies.

Plow through monsters and become hero in this epic fantasy quest! A legendary Dragon is haunting the lands. Towns are set ablaze, and dark magic power resurrects the evil creatures of the world.

A hero is needed to travel to the corners of the lands and slay the beast to restore peace. Charge valiantly into battle against increasingly difficult enemies, collect XP and loot, buy better equipment, level up, and do it all over again!

This game boasts a huge number of enemies for you to take down, while building up a cache of gold, feats, and a bestiary full of monsters to hunt.

Ninjala gets a pair of new Japanese commercials

Take a peek!

GungHo has released another pair of Japanese commercials to spread the word on Ninjala. You can check out both spots for the game above.

Visual novel Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi announced for Switch

D3 Publisher and developer VRIDGE have announced that the otome visual novel Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi is coming to Switch. The title will launch in Japan in 2021, and it will include Japanese audio and English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese text support. There will be both a physical and digital version up for sale.

Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi was originally released for the PS2 back in 2004, and then the DS in 2008. This version is updated with high-resolution assets, system improvements, and more. You can read a full rundown for Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi below, as translated by Gematsu.

Suzuka Sakuraba (name changeable) is the only daughter of the head of a small-town dojo in Aizu. However, her father, who dreamed of making a name for himself with the sword, suddenly left, abandoned his dojo and family. The girl had no choice but to close the dojo, which had few students, and serve Teruhime, the sister-in-law of Aizu Domain daimyo Katamori Matsudaira, with the help of her mother, who worked at the daimyo’s residence in Edo.

The girl, who entered the daimyo’s domain as a replacement for her remarried mother, eventually realizes that her father’s dream of becoming skilled with a sword had become her own. Teruhime, who opened her heart to the girl’s troubles, recalled the group of swordsmen she heard about from Katamori, who served as the Military Commissioner of Kyoto.

Since that group of swordsmen known as the Mibu Roushi were among the ranks of the Aizu domain, Teruhime asked her brother-in-law Katamori to put in a good word for the girl to join the group. And so, despite being a woman, she heads to the Imperial capital where the Mibu Roushi is based to make a name for herself with the sword.

Formed by swordfighters… the Mibu Roushi is the group that would later become known as the “Shinsengumi.”