Crystal Crisis soundtrack sample - 'Quote Theme'

The classic tune gets a remix

Our third soundtrack sample for Crystal Crisis gives us a revamped version of Quote's theme from Cave Story. The original theme was written by Daisuke Amaya, with this remix peformed by UMI☆KUUN and produced by Toshihiro Ogihara.

Crystal Crisis - Main Menu Theme soundtrack sample

First we had the intro cinematic theme from Crystal Crisis, and now we get to check out the Main Menu Theme. This track was created by UMI☆KUUN and Toshihiro Ogihara.

Crystal Crisis soundtrack sample - 'Red Fire'

This track is fire

Nicalis has started sharing soundtrack samples from the upcoming Crystal Crisis. Today's song is "Red Fire" by UMI☆KUUN, and it acts as the game's opening cinematic theme.

Redout races to Nintendo Switch on May 14th, 2019

It's finally happening

SANTA ANA, California, April 29, 2019—Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Redout, a high-velocity futuristic racing game, will release digitally on Nintendo Switch™ on May 14, 2019. Redout for Nintendo Switch will release as the "Lightspeed Edition" including all extra gameplay-related downloadable content as a free bonus (a $40 value).

Redout is set in the year 2560, after the construction of elaborate magnetic race tracks has transformed the barren wasteland of Earth into the epicenter of the galaxy’s most popular sport. Competitors can steer, drift and pitch 28 different customizable vehicles as each successfully-maneuvered turn, slope and twist applies a unique force that can be channeled into even greater forward velocity.

With 11 event types and over 200 different total events, Redout’s single-player Career Mode gives racers the opportunity to gain experience, level up and upgrade their vehicles with power-ups like additional turbo, self-repair drones, advanced grip systems and more. A variety of multiplayer race modes lets up to six players compete for online supremacy as the fastest times and top players are recorded on the global leaderboards.

All of the high-speed action in Redout is accentuated with flying sparks, electrical arcs and blazing exhaust, providing players with high levels of sensory-overloaded racing intensity. The highly optimized environments offer 60 evocative courses set in 12 futuristic locations, which include breezy coastlines, eerie frozen landscapes, vast desert plains and more.

Developed by 34BigThings, Redout is rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB and will be available as a digital download for Nintendo Switch on May 14 for $39.99 MSRP.

Crystal Crisis making its way to Japan

Pikii handles publishing

Crystal Crisis has been confirmed for release on Switch in Japan. The title will be published by Pikii, and is releasing on Aug. 1st, 2019. Along with the Japanese cover art above, we know the game is priced at ¥4,320. No word on any bonus goodies in the retail package.

Redout releasing for Switch on May 14th, 2019

It lives!

Turin, April 17, 2019 - 34BigThings is thrilled to announce that Redout will release on Nintendo Switch on May 14, 2019. The Nintendo Switch version of 2016’s hit racing game will also include all of its previously-released DLC packs.

“We are very, very happy to release Redout on Switch.” - says Valerio Di Donato, 34BigThings’ CEO - “Porting the game to Nintendo’s console has been a bumpy road filled with technical challenges, and we are proud to have come out on top of them to deliver fans what they have been asking. In the last six months, fans have been asking us daily with great concern whether the port to Switch had been canceled. We are thrilled to show them that it never was. Not only that, this version is the most complete version of Redout we ever made and it will be a major milestone for the entire genre”.

Redout’s Switch release will feature 60 tracks over 12 environments, 28 different vehicles, 11 different event types and more than 100 different events in single-player Career mode, hundreds of liveries to customize the vehicles, and more.

“It is truly a lot of content.” - says Giuseppe Enrico Franchi, 34BigThings’ lead game designer - “It is the result of two years of further development, where we designed and created more track elements to build even more challenging and fun courses for players to race on. It is our proudest achievement, and we are excited that fans will be able to enjoy Redout on a new platform.”

“Nicalis’ support has been crucial in accomplishing this port,” - continues Di Donato - “and we are honored to have worked alongside a group of veterans of the industry such as them. We hope that this collaboration will develop further, tying a stronger bond between us.”

Nicalis shares a sneak-peek at Crystal Crisis' instruction booklet

Gotta love that new manual smell

Nicalis loves their full-color instruction booklets, and they're keeping the trend going with Crystal Crisis. Once again, we get a gorgeous-looking manual to go along with the retail release. There's sure to be some other goodies tucked inside the physical release, and hopefully we get a much closer look at them soon.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! - multiple promo videos

Fishing for a fight

In Umihara Kawase Fresh!, Kawase carries a fishing lure with “rubber-band action.” The lure can be used as a grappling hook to swing from platforms, as a winch to raise or lower herself while suspended, as a bungee cord to slingshot herself in any direction and as a weapon to stun or defeat enemies. The lure can also capture enemies and items in the environment, pulling them in to be stored in the infinite space of Kawase’s seemingly magical backpack.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! demo downloaded over 14k times

Feeling fresh

The first report from Success stated that the Umihara Kawase Fresh! demo had been downloaded 3k times, and that was in the first day. Now that the demo has been available for about a week, the new total sits at 14k! I wonder how many of those downloads are outside of Japan.

Final version of Crystal Crisis' North American cover art revealed


Nicalis has revealed the final cover art for Crystal Crisis in North America, and not surprisingly, it's absolutely gorgeous. So bright and colorful! Nice to see something that really pops for a game cover, rather than the usual bleak and dreary covers we get in North America.