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Unreal Life launching for Switch in Japan on May 14th, western release coming “within a few months”

Life can be unreal sometimes

Previously announced to be playable at the Gemdrops booth at BitSummit 7 Spirits, a Japanese release date has now been provided by developer Hako Seikatsu for the upcoming launch of Unreal Life on Switch. Fully available on May 14th for 2,400 yen, preloads on the eShop will be begin on May 7th with a discounted pre-release price of 2,000 yen. Unreal Life is also planned for release in the west, with the developer confirming it to be available in English "within a few months." Check out the newly released Japanese trailer above!

Slice-of-life adventure 'A Space for the Unbound' announced for Switch, releasing Winter 2020

A Space for the Unbound will be seeing a full release later this year! Announced in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, this slice-of-life adventure game from developer Mojiken Studio will be launching sometime this winter for Nintendo Switch. The game will be published by Chorus Worldwide in Japan, and by Toge Productions in the West. Check out the synopsis of the game via the Steam page below!

High school is ending and the world is ending with it
A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.

Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.

Set in a small town inspired by 90s era rural Indonesia, A Space for The Unbound presents an endearing story-driven experience with a vibrant environment waiting to be explored.

Key Features

- Throwback to the 90s! Let us take you to Indonesia in the late 90s.
- Explore rural Indonesia and enjoy its relaxing atmosphere with a hint of supernatural events.
- Chat and interact with other townfolks and listen to their personal stories.
- Dive into people's minds Inception-style.
- Listen to beautiful music composed by Masdito "Ittou" Bachtiar

Metroidvania 'Outbuddies DX' coming to Switch in Summer 2020

Publisher Headup Games has announced that Outbuddies DX will be coming to consoles in Japan, including Nintendo Switch, this Summer. The Japanese release of the game is reportedly 80% complete, and we can likely expect a worldwide release around the same time. The price is currently unknown, but the PC version is available from Steam for $17.99.

Run, gun and explore an open undercity in this otherworldly non-linear Metroidvania adventure about the Old Gods, strange creatures and the remnants of a lost world!

Grab Lab (No Gravity Lab) is now available for Switch in Japan

You can now grab Grab Lab in Japan, man!

Grab Lab (known as No Gravity Lab in Japan) has now been released in Japan, over one year after the game's western launch. Published by Forever Entertainment, you can pick up the game from the Japanese eShop for ¥499 and 323 MB of storage space. Only the Japanese language is supported in this release, and you can check out a summary of the game below.

Grab Lab is a crazy mix of puzzle and arcade game. Complete all unique levels - from simple to extremely advanced and demanding. Save the world - fix the gravity and rules of physics.
Time travel is a piece of cake - let’s try it with my time machine!
3, 2, 1, and... BOOM! Oops, my time machine exploded!
Something’s wrong with the gravity, something’s wrong with the laboratory and the whole world! Magnetic anomaly, weather anomaly, gravity anomaly - oh, I’ve done a mess...
Let’s fix it. Help me in collecting all vials and all parts of my time machine to save the world. Rescue my lost friends - scientists and celebrities!
Grab Lab is a crazy mix of puzzle and arcade game. Complete all unique levels - from simple to extremely advanced and demanding. Save the world - fix the gravity and rules of physics.
Spikes, saws, lifts, jellies, levers, launchers - it won’t be easy. Grab Lab is getting harder with every level, it’s a demanding puzzle game which also requires speed and perfect timing!

Gunpowder on The Teeth: Arcade has been shadow dropped on the Japanese eShop

Toothpaste would probably clean better, no?

Gunpowder on The Teeth: Arcade has made its way over to Japan from publisher Forever Entertainment after the platform game's initial western launch in July 2019. Available for purchase from the Japanese eShop, you can download the game for ¥499 and 82 MB of storage space. Only the Japanese language is supported in this release.

Megahardcore! In this game you will receive damage first, and only then you will locate the enemy. The implementation of military operations in the classic mechanics of platformer.

A platform game with simple intuitive controls, handy-dandy retro graphics and utterly egregious difficulty, ever increasing as you progress through the game.
You command a group of soldiers, charged with diverse equipment to attack the superior numbers of enemies, with the assistance of armored vehicles and air forces.
Your mission is to locate and to destroy different targets, and to evacuate military personnel at the end of the mission.
There are 15 missions on 5 locations around the world, some bonus levels and battles against bosses.
And then some... There's no such thing as a platform game without secrets...

Diggerman is now available on the Japanese eShop

You're gonna dig this

Released back in December 2018 in the West, Diggerman is now available in Japan from the Nintendo eShop. Check out all the details you need to know on this title below.

- Published by Forever Entertainment
- ¥499
- 294 MB download
- Japanese language support only

Dig, dig, dig! For love, for fame, for money!
Fast arcade digging game with story, treasures and boss fight!
The world was beautiful some time ago. We lived together in our lovely cottage digging some mud every day. Suddenly everything has changed. HUGE ANGRY MOLE has come and kidnapped my beautiful sweetheart.
Will you support me? Will you dig with me and help me saving my beloved?
Watch out for rolling stones, spikes, spider nets, TNTs, lava and bats!
Let’s dig together, let’s find some treasures, let’s put them on the ground and make some money!
I’m the Diggerman. I love mining. I need to dig and rescue my sweetheart.

Tennis Club Story announced for Switch, launching on May 7th

Cause a racket!

Tennis Club Story has been announced for release on Nintendo Switch from publisher Kairofsoft. Check out all the details on this upcoming tennis title below, and watch the recently released Japanese trailer above.

- Releasing May 7th, 2020
- Preloads now live ($14/¥1,500)
- English and Japanese languages supported
- 199 MB download required

Aim for the ace position of tennis club prestige in this simulation! Your leadership decides if players make it to the big time or bust! Customize your training menu to focus on power or technique, molding players as you please for competitions, fame, and snazzy sponsors!

Sponsors will fund hard-working athletes with big bucks, in addition to providing top-notch gear, items, and more. Some corporations might even build you a hot springs spa or restaurant! Sign with a variety of sponsors and live the good life!

Oh–and don’t forget to beef up service for patrons of your tennis school! Hosting barbecues, training camps, and other fun events will stoke motivation. Make your tennis club a fun one to bring customers clambering!

So who will it be that commands the court? From singles and doubles to team competitions, serve up your rivals to win the Grand Slam and stock that trophy shelf!

Streets of Rage 4 (Bare Knuckle IV) has been released on the Japanese eShop

Set for release on April 30th, 2020, Streets of Rage 4 (known as Bare Knuckle IV in Japan) is now available on the Japanese eShop from publisher DotEmu. If you're in the West and can't wait until tomorrow, the English language is supported, so you can purchase the game using a Japanese Nintendo Switch account. The beat 'em up is currently having a launch sale for ¥2,399 until May 3rd, when the price will return to ¥2,599. Buying and downloading the game will take up 3.1 GB of storage space, so make sure you have enough room on your system or SD card before purchasing.

Check out our review of the game here!

Amongst the best beat’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street beating, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore.

The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a beat ‘em up series known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand-drawn visuals and a God tier soundtrack.


Fight of Animals has launched for Switch on the Japanese eShop

Such Switch, very game

Launching in the West earlier this month, Fight of Animals is now available in Japan. Available via the Japanese eShop, you can purchase this wacky fighting game for ¥1,000 and 525 MB of storage space. Both the English and Japanese languages are supported in the release, and you can check out a summary of the title below.

Animal memes such as Power Hook Dog, Mighty Fox, Magic Squirrel and more are now become Fighters!! Simple Controls & Funny Animals & Exciting Battles!!! Choose your favorite animal and join the fight!! Players are able to fight through arcade mode become the King of Animals!

Goblin Sword is now available for Switch in Japan

After a western release back in February, platformer Goblin Sword has now officially launched in Japan from publisher Rainy Frog. Both English and Japanese languages are confirmed to be supported thanks to the Japanese eShop listing. Priced at just ¥500 with only 68 MB of storage space required, you can purchase the game yourself today.

Embark on an epic quest to retrieve the legendary sword
Goblin Sword is a retro-inspired action platformer with light rpg elements.
An army of monsters led by an evil wizard have invaded your hometown. Slay as many monsters as you can, collect loot, avoid dangerous traps and defeat menacing bosses, before facing the evil wizard himself.

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