Daily news (August 14): Arcade Spirits / Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Today’s Daily Briefs: Arcade Spirits announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Bubble Bobble 4 Friends
  • KungFu Kickball
  • Garfield Kart Furious Racing
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Bee Simulator

Arcade Spirits

PQube and Fiction Factory Games have announced that they are bringing Arcade Spirits to the Nintendo Switch. It’s a romantic Visual Novel set in an alternate year 20XX, where the infamous 1983 video game crash never happened.

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

The romantic visual novel is set in an alternate timeline in the year 20XX, where the 1983 video game crash never occurred and arcades are still the vibrant hotspots they used to be. Start your new job at the coolest arcade in town and find true love.

Your new Life! – Let the neon lights, quirky characters and catchy synthwave soundtrack of Arcade Spirits transport you to the year 20XX. Get started by creating your character without any constraints! Be who you want to be by customising everything from pronoun and hair style to skin tone and eye colour!

Your new Job! – After some rough times, you end up with a job at the most popular arcade in town and quickly find out that this is not always fun and games! Your hard work will pay off and every choice you make in the game affects the future of Funplex – and your character!

Your new Love? – One of the perks of working at such a quirky place is the variety of interesting people you get to meet. Arcade Spirits allows you to build any relationship you desire with seven voiced, romanceable characters! 

Arcade Spirits (Switch) comes out in early 2020 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: PQube PR

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Taito are bringing another classic series to the Nintendo Switch: Bubble Bobble, with a brand new game called Bubble Bobble 4 Friends. It’s the first new entry in over 10 years, and it’s developed by the original studio Taitor Corporation. It will feature a brand new local 4-player mode.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will be released on November 19th in Europe, and in early 2020 in North America. It will get several editions:

  • stand-alone (digital, retail)
  • Collector’s Edition (retail, via Strictly Limited Games)

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

As in the previous highly popular series, the thrilling and epic bubble fight starts again! One night, a child’s room became enfolded by a miraculous light and every object under its rays suddenly came to life – including the child’s most favourite toy, the little dragon called Bub. Full of jealousy, the wicked magician Baron von Blubba challenges the friendly dragon to battle. In the ’80s and ’90s, the players jumped through the levels either solo or in the two-player mode. In the new part of the popular Bubble Bobble series, a 4-player cooperative mode is integrated, providing even more fun with friends.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (Switch) comes out on November 19th in Europe, and in early 2020 in North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Taito PR

KungFu Kickball

Blowfish Studios have announced another game for the Nintendo Switch: KungFu Kickball, a team-based sports platform fighter developed by WhaleFood Games. It will be released in Q1 2020 in Europe and North America. It will be playable in the following languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

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

Square off against friends in a fantasy sport that infuses the action of soccer with martial arts. Unleash a whirlwind of kicks, punches, and magical abilities to take out the opposing team and boot the ball downfield. Score points by overpowering or outmaneuvering rival defenders and send the ball crashing into one of the gigantic bells at either end of the stadium.

KungFu Kickball makes use of minimalistic controls to create an accessible yet competitive experience. Matches are fast-paced tug-of-war-style showdowns where players switch between offensive strikes and defensive stands at the drop of a hat – or the ring of a bell. And with six stages and three player classes to choose between, every match takes on its own character.

Featuring local and online 1v1 and 2v2 multiplayer, KungFu Kickball allows for rivalries to form on the couch or over the Internet. Challenge friends, foes, and strangers alike to see which side can pull off the best maneuvers and ultimately determine who is the KungFu Kickball master.

KungFu Kickball (Switch – eShop) comes out in Q1 2020 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Blowfish Studios PR

Garfield Kart Furious Racing

Here’s a few more screenshots for Garfield Kart Furious Racing, which will feature the following:

  • 16 iconic tracks
  • 8 players online
  • 4 players in split-screen
  • 3 game modes

Garfield Kart Furious Racing (Switch) comes out on November 5th in North America, and November 7th in Europe.

Source: Microids (Twitter)

Dragon Quest X

Here’s the latest set of screenshots for the latest expansion for Dragon Quest X: Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami:

Dragon Quest X: Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami (Switch, Wii U, 3DS) comes out on October 24th in Japan.

Source: 4Gamer

Bee Simulator

Here’s the latest video clip for Bee Simulator:

Bee Simulator (Switch) does not have a release date yet.


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