Daily Briefs (March 17): Song of Memories / Penny-Punching Princess / V-Rally 4

Today’s Daily Briefs: Limited Edition for Song of Memories, but also…

  • Penny-Punching Princess
  • V-Rally 4
  • GameMaker Studio 2
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Song of Memories

Earlier this week, Rice Digital announced an exclusive Limited Edition for Song of Memories, called Song of Memories Encore Edition. It includes the following:

  • A copy of the game
  • Collector’s box
  • Cloth screen cleaners with premium Song of Memories character artwork
  • Four-disc soundtrack CD collection
  • Penguin mobile phone charm
  • Art book (which will be translated into English)

If you’re interested, you can now pre-order the game on their store:

Song of Memories (Switch) comes out this Spring in Japan, and this year in Europe and North America.

Source: Rice Digital PR

Penny-Punching Princess

Want to try out the Road to Money mini-game from Penny-Punching Princess before the game is even out? You can now play it (legally!) from the game’s official website: click here to check it out!

Penny-Punching Princess (Switch) comes out on March 30th in Europe, and April 3rd in North America.

V-Rally 4

Earlier this week, Bigben Interactive and Kylotonn Racing Games announced that the V-Rally was making a comeback in September, with V-Rally 4. It will be released on Nintendo Switch, along with other platforms.

Here’s what the game is all about:

Absent since 2003, the epic title is now making its big comeback with more than 50 models of emblematic rallying and extreme motorsports vehicles. Nostalgic players can collect, upgrade, customize, and master the favorite cars, three of which can be seen in today’s trailer – a Porsche 911 Safari, a Ford Mustang and a Ford Fiesta RS RX.

V-Rally was first released in 1997 on PlayStation 1, revolutionizing the genre with 3 game modes and a selection of real-world vehicles and famous tracks. Some years later, on PlayStation 2, V-Rally 3 released to huge success, adding a career mode with decisive team choices and an even greater number of tracks.

With V-Rally 4, the goal is to remain faithful to the identity of the franchise, which earned the support of millions of fans, and to strike a perfect balance between sensation, presentation, and simulation, while offering the best graphics and gameplay the latest technology can support.

“It’s a real privilege for me to once again work on the V-Rally series,” said Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn. “It’s an extraordinary title that I have a very special connection to. I had a chance to join the team that created V-Rally to develop V-Rally 3 on the PlayStation 2 as a programmer. I’m very proud to be working on the franchise again 15 years later.”

V-Rally 4 features:

–       Rally: From Africa to Sequoia Park and Japan, travel the world along difficult tracks and in extreme conditions, such as snow, ice, and mud.
–       Extreme-Khana: You’ll have to be a master of precision and drifting on these tracks full of pitfalls.
–       V-Rally Cross: Leave your opponents in the dust on these dirt and asphalt tracks and take on 7 expert adversaries.
–       Buggy: Hop into your all-terrain vehicle to win the race on these particularly rugged tracks. Not for the faint of heart!
–       Hillclimb: Race to the top behind the wheel of powerful cars.

You can also prove yourself in V-Rally 4‘s Online and Career modes.

V-Rally 4 (Switch) comes out in September in Europe and North America, and later this year in Japan.

Source: BigBen Interactive PR

GameMaker Studio 2

Last week, GameMaker Studio 2 (a 2D game development engine, particularly popular among indie developers) announced a deal with Nintendo, allowing all GameMaker games to be exported directly to the Nintendo Switch. The launch of GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch Edition will take place sometime this Summer.

More details, including the release date and support games, will be announced closer to launch.

Source: GameMaker Studio 2 PR

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Earlier this week, GameInformer shared some more details about the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, announced a few months ago. All games in the collection are available in their Arcade version, and features two types of filters: TV, and Arcade, which both emulate scanlines. The Arcade type is a bit dimmer, in order to simulate being recessed into an arcade cabinet.

You can also choose to play with borders (that differ by game), stretch the image, fill the screen, and more. Of course, you can simply disable the filters, borders and stretching if you want.

The Nintendo Switch version features an exclusive mode using the tournament mode from Super Street Fighter II. Basically, it allows players to use multiple Nintendo Switch console in tabletop mode, and then have them physically move to the right unit for the next fight.

The game also features a Museum mode, with unrealsed art, a timeline of all the releases in the series, character profiles, animations, sprites, and more.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch) comes out in May, worldwide.

Source: GameInformer


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