Nintendad visit Nintendo
Yesterday, our very own Brett Hill visited the UK headquarters of Nintendo UK for a post E3 demo of some of their upcoming titles. Amongst the games on show, Brett got some hands on time with Link’s Awakening, Pokemon Sword/Shield, Luigi’s Mansion and Astral Chain. Stay tuned to Nintendad in the coming days to read his thoughts.
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Numskull Games partners with Spike Chunsoft to bring Japanese games to Europe
Numskull Games is excited to team up with the prolific developer and publisher. “It is an honour to announce Spike Chunsoft as a partner of Numskull Games. We have a deep understanding and appreciation of the games that Spike Chunsoft deliver to their many fans and are looking forward to revealing their exciting lineup of future releases across Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4,” says Martin Defries of Numskull Games.
Spike Chunsoft, Inc. is eager to release more of their unique, expertly-crafted titles in the European and Australian regions.”We are thrilled about our new partnership with Numskull Games. Our teams have a shared mission to deliver exciting, cutting-edge gaming content and experiences. We cannot wait to show our passionate community what we have in store for the future,” says Mitsutoshi Sakurai, the President & CEO of Spike Chunsoft, Inc.
The two upcoming titles that will debut from this partnership are sure to be hits. From the mind of Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape series director), with character design by Yusuke Kozaki (NO MORE HEROES, Fire Emblem series), comes AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES. This thrilling neo-noir adventure is a detective game set in a near-future Tokyo. Play as Special AgentKaname Date on the case of a mysterious serial killer, investigating crime scenes as well as dreams on the hunt for clues. Visit the official website for more information.
CRYSTAR is an Action-RPG developed by FURYU Corporation. Rei fights her way through the afterworld of Purgatory to rescue Mirai, the little sister that she killed. To resurrect her, Rei makes a deal with Demons to combat Revenants and Specters—the tormented Souls of the dead. CRYSTAR’s unique game mechanics allow the player to harness the power of grief. Use Rei’s tears to craft weapons and armor as well as summon a Guardian to protect her in battle. Rei’s weeping gives her the strength to fight as she searches for her sister’s lost Soul. Visit the official website for more information.
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES will be released on PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™, both digitally and physically, onSeptember 20, 2019 in Europe. CRYSTAR will launch for PlayStation®4, both digitally and physically, on August 30, 2019 in Europe.
Source: PR email
Nintendo Switch Joins the Line-Up for Electrifying Horror Adventure’s Upcoming Holiday Release ‘Close To The Sun’
Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions and leading Italian game studio, Storm in a Teacup, are today proud to announce that the Nikola Tesla-inspired first-person horror game, Close to the Sun, will be making its way to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Arriving alongside the previously announced versions for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, prospective players will be able to enjoy the breath-taking and unforgettable experience, for the first time, on the go.
Grounded in an alternative 19th Century where famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla was able to fulfil his potential and change the world forever, Close to the Sun sees players step aboard the Helios, a colossal vessel for scientific research, steeped in horror and mystery. As the heroine, Rose, players find themselves walking the massive area looking for their lost sister on the majestic yet mysterious ship created by Tesla. Where is Ada and what happened? Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!
“Close to the Sun has been counted among the most stunning games of 2019,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Bringing titles that look this good to Switch is a challenge that we relish and the standard reached is a testament to the quality of our partner studios.”
Using the raw power of the Unreal® Engine 4 and embracing leading-edge technology to increase fidelity and quality within the game to deliver a breathtaking experience for players, Close to the Sun has already garnered considerable interest and praise from critics as well as fans. Close to the Sun is available now on the Epic Games Store and set to release later in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.