Today’s Daily Briefs: Victor Vran: Overkill Edition headed to the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
- Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
- Rocket League
- The Snack World: Trejarers (Nintendo 3DS)
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition
Last week, Wired Productions announced that Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, an action RPG, was headed to the Nintendo Switch this Summer. It will include Motörhead: Through the Ages and Fractured Worlds. It will be released both at retail and on the Nintendo eShop, and will cost £34.99/39.99€/$39.99.
Here’s all you need to know about it:
In Victor Vran: Overkill Edition players and fans can experience the original all-action game in full, alongside the ethereal Fractured Worlds – a challenging and empowering new chapter in the story of Victor Vran, and Motörhead: Through the Ages – a wild tour through the mythos, music and attitude of the loudest band in the world.
Victor Vran is an award-winning, isometric action RPG that encourages players to venture and vanquish to their liking. Players can forge their own personal version of Victor by utilizing a vast array of powerful weapons, game-changing outfits, and wicked, spell-like demon powers. Take on waves of demons and clever boss monsters alone, on the couch alongside an ally, or online as a team of four – and emerge victorious.
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Switch) comes out this Summer in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition
A couple of weeks ago, Wired Production and LKA announced The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s all you need to know about it:
The Town of Light is an evocative and historically inspired exploration of mental health and its treatment in the mid-20th century. Played through the fictional eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from symptoms of mental illness, players must search for answers to the many questions of her past, while exploring and uncovering the place where she spent most of her youth. What happens next is a dark and emotional journey where the lines of interactive entertainment, storytelling and reality frequently tend to blur.
The Deluxe Edition builds on The Town of Light’s 2017 console release with a collection of documentary content, allowing inquisitive players to learn about the hospital at Volterra and the lives of its patients, for the first time within the game’s release.
The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition (Switch) will be released this Spring in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Wired Productions PR
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A couple of weeks ago, the latest Kickstarter udpate for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was posted. This one has a video showcasing the crafting system!
Hello everyone, this is IGA. For this backer update, we would like to share a part of the crafting system we introduced during the initial campaign. I don’t know whether we should call it crafting or alchemy, but the mechanics are the same either way—you can combine items to make yourself new items and equipment. In the video, you can watch us concoct a more powerful potion and add some bite to Miriam’s basic whip.
You might ask, “Would you really call gluing spiky things onto a whip alchemy?” Well, maybe, maybe not. But that’s a simple introduction to crafting. Players can visit Johannes, an alchemist friendly to Miriam, to craft items.
Weapons and items aren’t the only things that can be created using the crafting system—but we’ll introduce that another time!
Right now we’re busy with porting. The porting process always creates its own set of development challenges, but it’s nothing we weren’t expecting. So that’s what we’re working on right now.
The update also showcases a new enemy: click here to check it out for yourself!
Oh, and a short video clip for Nintendo Switch owners:
Today at the 505 Games office we received a strange box from Japan… pic.twitter.com/lrFNN99Chj
— Bloodstained: RotN (@SwordOrWhip) January 25, 2018
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) should be released this year.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
A couple of weeks ago, WayForward posted the latest Kickstarter update for the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This one tackles the following topics:
- thank you for Backers (free Steam code for the Ultimate Edition of the game)
- details about the Ultimate Edition of the game
- status of the Costume Pack DLC
- how to get ready for the distribution of physical rewards from the Kickstarter campaign
Click here to check it out!
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition (Switch) comes out this Spring in Europe and North America.
A couple of weeks ago, Psyonix shared their Roadmap for Rocket League this Spring. It’s as follows (do note the update for the Nintendo Switch version of the game, planned for March/April!):
- New Licensed Premium DLC
- Spring Event
- Spring Feature Update
- Play against other players in bracketed, single elimination tournaments
- Quality of Life Updates
- Item Stacking
- Better Item Filtering, Searching, and Sorting
- Equip to Blue/Orange Team for Painted Car Bodies
- New and Expanded Options
- Packet Send/Receive Rate and Bandwidth Limits
- “Team Quick Chat Only”
- Disable “One Minute Remaining”, etc. messages
- Connection Quality Info
- See notifications for Packet Loss, Latency Variance, and Server Performance in-game
- Will help us and the community better differentiate between “server issues” and connection problems
- Switch Performance & Visual Quality Updates
- Performance Mode – 900p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 60 FPS with infrequent dynamic resolution scaling
- Quality Mode – Native 1080p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 30 FPS with added visual effects
April and Beyond
Once we’re past the Tournaments release we’ll begin talking more about our roadmap for the summer and beyond with posts like these every few months. As a quick reminder, here are some of the features that are still being developed for 2018 release:
- Cross-Platform Parties
- Party up and matchmake with players from other (participating) platforms
- Progression Updates
- Make XP relevant again
- Earn Decryptors through play
- New Banners, Titles, and other rewards for reaching high levels
- New Arenas
- New Features
Also, Psyonix recently revealed a new set of Rocket League toys: click here to check them out!
The Snack World: Trejarers (Nintendo 3DS)
On January 31st, the second DLC Pack for The Snack World: Trejarers was released. Here’s some screenshots for it, as well as the Ver. 3.0 update released on the same day:
You can find details about the Software updates for The Snack World: Trejarers on this page!