Today’s Daily news: Zhed announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- Piczle Cross Adventure
- Overcooked! 2 Gourmet Edition
Ground Control Games have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Zhed. It will be released on April 16th in Europe and North America, with a demo version now available on the Nintendo eShop.
Here’s a trailer, some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots for the game:
ZHED is an instant classic puzzle game. Based on a simple mechanic it builds onto increasingly complex puzzles that challenge you to a level you would not imagine. No timers, no clocks, no stars and no tricks, just pure puzzles for you to enjoy. It’s the perfect brain-teaser that lets you train focus, concentration and memory. How to Play ZHED? Tap a square and select a direction (upwards, downwards, to the left and to the right). See how the square reacts when they intersect with each other, and build a path to fill the goal square. When you finished, the next level will show up! You can undo moves or restart levels as much as you want.
- 100 Handcrafted, Curated Puzzles
- Unique Puzzle Mechanics
- Chill Soundtrack
- Minimalistic Design Focused on Puzzle-Solving
- No Stars, No Clocks, No Timers and No Gimmicks, just pure puzzles
- Coming soon: more puzzles and aditional mechanics
Zhed (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 16th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Ground Control Games PR
Piczle Cross Adventure
Score Studios and Plug In Digital have announced that Piczle Cross Adventure will be released on April 16th in Europe and North America, one week after Japan. It will also be part of a bundle called Indie Gems Bundle – Nonograms Edition, which includes this game and PictoQuest: The Cursed Grids. The bundle itself will cost 16.99€, but if you already own PictoQuest: The Cursed Grids, you will be able to get Piczle Cross Adventure for 9.99€ (15% off).
Here’s some details and the list of key features for the game:
Piczle Cross Adventure takes the classic nonogram logic-puzzle and turns it into something never before experienced in the genre: a story-driven, RPG-style 2D graphical adventure. Follow Score-Chan, Gig and professor Matrix as the tackle their most daunting challenge yet.
- An overworld made up of differently themed locations
- Rebuild each area with objects you uncover by completing nonogram logic-puzzles
- Fun characters and an engaging story
- RPG stylings: earn XP, level up, find objects to help clear your way, access new areas and ultimately defeat the evil villain, find secrets.
- Expansive play options: determine how you enjoy playing nonogram puzzles with a wealth of playability options and customisable themes.
- Earn trophies by clearing puzzles and completing special and sometimes hidden quests
- Retro-throwback: cute, pixelated art can be filtered to look like it is being played on classic CRT monitors (includes classic floppy disc “game saving” icon!)
- Over 300 classic nonogram logic-puzzles
Piczle Cross Adventure (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 9th in Japan, and April 16th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Plug In Digital PR
Overcooked! 2 Gourmet Edition
Team17 have just released a brand new version of Overcooked! 2, called Gourmet Edition. It’s basically a “bundle” including the base game and all the DLC ever release for it. It costs 31.87€ / £28.12 / $36.17 at launch (regular price: 42.49€ / £37.49 / $48.49), and includes the following:
- Overcooked! 2 and every piece of previously-released DLC – Surf ‘n’ Turf, Campfire Cook Off, Night of the Hangry Horde and Carnival of Chaos.
- 58 chefs ready to cook up a storm, including those featured in the Too Many Cooks pack.
- Dozens of kitchens – the base game and DLC will take you on a journey through 130 weird and wonderful kitchens!
- An appetising menu of recipes – Serve a delicious selection of 26 recipes.
- Co-op multiplayer – Aim for those high scores with up to four players in both local and online co-op.
Here’s a trailer and a couple of screenshots:
CERO (Computer Entertainment Rating Organisation, the Japanese equivalent of PEGI / ESRB) have announced that they will be closed from April 8th to May 6th, due to state of emergency declared in several regions in Japan. What this means is that, for a whole month, not a single game will be rated, which is inevitably going to lead to delays (especially as there’s no guaranteed the state of emergency will end after just one month). Game ratings will resume on May 7th, if everything goes well.
Since the rating of games involves bringing external reviewers in the CERO offiices, the company determined that remote work was simply not possible, and decided to close until early May.
Unfortunately, it’s not clear which games exactly will be impacted, though indie and eShop-only games are going to be the first to be due to short amount of time between release date announcement and the actual release.