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Three new demos now available on the Japanese eShop (Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, Issho ni Asobo Koupen-chan, and Niche)

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 demo? Don't mind if a do!

Three more demos have become available for Switch games on the Japanese eShop, and we have all the info on the titles below. Check out all the demos that can be downloaded for free using a Japanese Nintendo Switch account!

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
Published by: Sega

Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris® game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Playing is easy: match 4 or more same-colored Puyos or complete a line of blocks to clear them from your board and dump Garbage into your opponent’s game. But keep an eye on what’s coming your way too.
Play traditional Puyo Puyo and Tetris…or mix them together to level up your game. Offline or online, you’ll have loads of modes that let you play the way you want from single-player Adventure to couch-competition Versus to ranked Online matches, and more.

Issho ni Asobo Koupen-chan
Published by: Neos

Experience a casual everyday life with characters living happily in an old house while conversing and helping out. In addition to competitive and cooperative games playable with family and friends, there are also events, missions, and more triggered via conversations with characters. By completing missions and earning “Flower Stamps,” you can unlock special game-original stories.

Niche - a genetics survival game
Published by: Stray Fawn

Evolve your own animal species based on real genetics, survive and explore a variety of biomes!
Niche - a genetics survival game is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with rogue-like elements. Shape your own species of cat/fox/bear/dog-like animals based on real genetics. Keep your animals alive against all odds, such as hungry predators, climate change and spreading sickness.

Famitsu review scores for Sept. 30th, 2020

Which scored the best?

The latest round of review scores from Famitsu has been released. Check out how this week's games (all of which are available for Switch) held up below.

Minoria (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 9/7/8/7 [31/40]
Niche: A Genetics Survival Game (Switch) – 7/8/7/6 [28/40]
Orangeblood (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 7/6/7/7 [27/40]
Witcheye (Switch) – 7/7/8/6 [28/40]

Genetics survival game Niche available now on Switch

Filling a niche

Indie team Stray Fawn Studio (Nimbatus) announced that their genetic survival sim Niche is out today on Nintendo Switch, at the price of $19.99 / £16.19 / 17.99€. The initial Steam release was met with great player feedback and currently has over 2700 users reviews, ranking the game as “very positive”.

Niche is a colorful genetic survival game about selectively breeding and evolving an adorable species of creatures to keep them alive against all odds, such as hungry predators, climate change, and sickness. Combining a turn-based strategy with simulation and roguelike elements, the game provides tons of different approaches to survive in the harsh environment.

Stray Fawn Studio’s game designer Philomena Schwab always had a strong affinity for biology and even struggled for a time to decide whether she wanted to pursue that field or game design. As a result, she decided to create Niche, a game about population genetics with a mating system based on real gene science, featuring mutation, dominant/recessive/codominant heredity, natural selection, and much more.

With a breeding system based on real genetics, the PC version of the game is currently also free for teachers to use in classrooms and is used by over 300 biology teachers.

Game features:

Living, dynamic and vibrant world to test the player’s survival skills

Breeding system based on real genetics - Learn about the scientific mechanics of genetics while experimenting with the game

Featuring the five pillars of population genetics (genetic drift, genetic flow, mutation, natural selection, sexual selection).

Introduces the scientific mechanics of genetics as game mechanics to be learned through play (featuring dominant-recessive, co-dominant inheritance, etc)

Over 100 genes to shape species! Shape your own species using real animals DNA, yes, even a green cat-dog-fox-platypus if you wish!

Procedurally generated worlds and animals

Five biomes featuring different predators, prey and flora to explore

Roguelike elements - If the player’s species goes extinct, the game is lost and the cycle begins anew.

Did we say cute creatures? We did? Well... Cute creatures!

Niche - more footage

Niche - a genetics survival game is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with rogue-like elements. Shape your own species of cat/fox/bear/dog-like animals based on real genetics. Keep your animals alive against all odds, such as hungry predators, climate change and spreading sickness.

Niche - more footage

Niche - a genetics survival game is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with rogue-like elements. Shape your own species of cat/fox/bear/dog-like animals based on real genetics. Keep your animals alive against all odds, such as hungry predators, climate change and spreading sickness.

Niche - more gameplay

Niche - a genetics survival game is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with rogue-like elements. Shape your own species of cat/fox/bear/dog-like animals based on real genetics. Keep your animals alive against all odds, such as hungry predators, climate change and spreading sickness.

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