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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ retail copies in Europe to receive Version 1.3.0 update on March 25th, 2019

Get Isaac out of a bind

It took quite some time for the retail version of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to hit Europe, but those who were patient enough did eventually get the chance to scoop up a physical version. Now that release is going to get an update that released quite some time ago for the digital versions. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ retail copies will get the Version 1.3.0 update on March 25th, 2019. Here's what the update includes.

– New items
– New enemies (including a new boss)
– New sound effects
– New sprites for certain items and pickups.
– New health items

Crystal Crisis - Ninja Vs. Elise footage


An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling crystals into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throw down!

Umihara Kawase Fresh! getting a staggered release in Japan

That not-so-fresh feeling

The good news for Japan is that they're getting both the retail and eShop versions of Umihara Kawase Fresh! before the rest of the world does. The bad news is that those who want the retail version will have to wait a bit longer.

Those in Japan who want to snatch the game up through the Switch eShop can hop on the game March 28th, 2019. If the retail choice is more appealing, you'll have to wait until April 25th, 2019. Preloads for the game will go live the same day the Umihara Kawase Fresh! demo is available.

Umihara Kawase Fresh's retail launch edition to include full-color instruction booklet, and more goodies

Fresh to death

Nicalis is among the best when it comes to Switch retail releases that include extra goodies. They're going to continue that tradition with Umhara Kawase Fresh!. Amazon preorders for the game have gone live, and we now know that the retail release will include a full-color instruction booklet, and other items. As for what those other items are, Amazon's listing says they'll be revealed soon.

Crystal Crisis - Helen Vs. Aban footage

It's never a good idea to fight a God


An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling crystals into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throw down!

Crystal Crisis - 'Attack Burst' footage

Burst your opponent's bubble


An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling crystals into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throw down!

Umihara Kawase Fresh! Will Be Served Up To Switch Players On July 9th, 2019

Nicalis grabs publishing duties

SANTA ANA, California, March 13, 2019 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Japanese developer Studio Saizensen to bring Umihara Kawase Fresh! to Nintendo SwitchTM in North America and Europe on July 9, 2019. A fresh new chapter in the storied series, Umihara Kawase Fresh! features open-world platforming gameplay starring a young girl who uses her fishing lure as a grappling hook, allowing her to progress through the quaint frontier town of Kingness.

Kawase is a traveling chef who has embarked on many magical adventures in the past. In Umihara Kawase Fresh!, she will put her navigating, grappling and cooking skills to the ultimate test as she completes various quests and discovers the secrets of Kingness, a town that is new to her yet somehow familiar.



Players will need to jump, climb, swing and slingshot their way across platforms all over town in order to clear goals and reach a specific destination to advance to the next quest. Each completed quest can be replayed in Time Attack mode, where a timer is added to let players compete for the best times in online leaderboard rankings.

Along the way, Kawase can use the lure to collect enemies and various food ingredients to store in her magical backpack. Combining ingredients with special recipes creates dishes that can be consumed to earn temporary special abilities, like jumping higher or being able to survive underwater for a longer time. The game also includes two additional playable characters: Cotton from the scrolling shooter Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams and another storied character yet to be announced.

Nicalis and Studio Saizensen continue their close working relationship, as the two companies previously collaborated on the crossover fighting game Blade Strangers and the hack-and-slash RPG Code of Princess EX.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! for Nintendo Switch will be available digitally and physically (NA only) on July 9 for $39.99 MSRP.

Crystal Crisis' story mode ties into Cave Story

Crystal Crisis involves a lot of characters from different franchises, but it seems the world of Cave Story is going to be one of the most important inclusions. In an interview with Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez, we find out just how Cave Story's universe plays into Crystal Crisis' story mode.

Yes! I don’t want to spoil anything, but the story revolves around the Red Crystal from Cave Story and how these characters have came together. From there, the story _____ a few _______ ______ and _____ that you’ll ____ to ______ __ ______.

Crystal Crisis - Curly character animation, and more gameplay footage

(Not) sponsored by Waterford




An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling crystals into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throw down!

RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore - Giant Bomb quick look

Remi, an ordinary high school student, has awakened Lore, a talking book who is a self-proclaimed “master” of magic. Together, they are drawn into the magical world of Ragnoah, which has been overtaken by nefarious mecha-monsters. Remi and Lore must venture together and find their way home, but can Remi really trust the mischievous magic book Lore? Who is the mysterious android girl “Choux” and why does she want to capture Lore? Will Remi ever find her way out of the magical world and return home?