Daily Briefs and eShop news (Nov. 23): Crimson Keep / I am the Hero

Today’s Daily Briefs and eShop news: Crimson Keep announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • I am the Hero
  • Baldo’s Tale
  • Feudal Alloy
  • Castle of Heart
  • Steamburg

Crimson Keep

Today, Merge Games and Team Crimson announced Crimson Keep for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a rogue-like, first-person, action RPG, that will be released on November 29th in Europe and North America. It’s currently available for pre-purchase with a 20% off discount available until December 6th (regular price: 19.99€ / $19.99 / £14.99).

Here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots for the game:

Thirty years ago, a curse destroyed the entire village of Larkstead. Banished to the dungeons below, your only hope is to explore, scavenge, and fight for survival. Will you find the mysterious Crimson Keep? Will you escape this terrible place? Or will you be food for the innumerable beasts and horrors that lurk in the depths below?

Crimson Keep’s a game about exploration, combat and survival. The team have combined RPG progression, rogue-like gameplay and first-person action to make something very rewarding and fun. Descend into an ever-changing labyrinth full of monsters, traps, and treasure. Locate the sunken remains of an ancient castle and cleanse it. The great power you find within could be your only hope of escape. Every drop of XP, every piece of loot, and every bit of damage you take could determine whether you survive, or succumb to The Keep’s dark power. You will die… often.

Crimson keep features procedurally generated dungeon layouts meaning enemies never appear in the same spot and objects such as traps and shrines move every time the player dies. Crimson Keep challenges players with perma-death, cursed items, hunger and deities. If you die you lose everything. On the plus side, if you manage to complete a zone, you’ll begin from its start point when you respawn.

Players can choose from three character classes – Berserker, Witch and Drifter. Gameplay is perfectly paced with players able to frequently empower their characters with new abilities and equipment. Characters have access to a wide range of weapons to suit all players – each comes with different speeds, damage arcs and ranges. As they level up, players gain access to new abilities, useful for different combat situations. Many enemies require special strategies such as hitting them in their weak point. Successful players will learn the best methods for defeating foes.

Crimson Keep (Switch – eShop) comes out on November 29th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Merge Games PR

I am the Hero

Today, Ratalaika Games announced that I am the Hero will be released on November 30th in Europe and North America. It will cost 9.99€ / $9.99.

Here’s a trailer and some details:

I Am The Hero is a pixel art, beat ’em up, fighting game that tells the story of a “Hero” with a glorious but mysterious past. Is he the hero he thinks he is or is there another side to this legendary figure?


I Am The Hero is a love note to retro gaming, ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting games. If you want a truly modern re-interpretation of classic gaming, then it’s time to join the fate and answer one simple question, “are you the hero?”

  • Single Player Campaign
  • Local Co-Op
  • Fast Moving, Fluid Combat
  • Free Style Combos : trample, juggle, rush, and crush your enemies into submission with your own unique fighting styles
  • Critical Blink : by timing your attacks perfectly you can unleash massive damage on your foes with Critical Blink

I am the Hero (Switch – eShop) comes out on November 30th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Ratalaika Games PR

Baldo’s Tale

Here’s the latest screenshots for Baldo’s Tale, showcasing the full 3D backgrounds:

Baldo’s Tale (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: N.A.P.S. Team (Twitter)

Feudal Alloy

Here’s a behind the scene picture for Feudal Alloy:

Feudal Alloy (Switch – eShop) comes out in January 2019.

Source: Attu Games (Twitter)

Castle of Heart

Here’s the latest video clip for Castle of Heart:

Castle of Heart (Switch – eShop) comes out on November 29th in Japan.


Here’s a trailer for Steamburg, now available in Europe and North America:



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