Daily news (February 23, Round 2): Astral Ascent / In Sound Mind

Today’s Daily news: Astral Ascent coming soon to Kickstarter, but also…

  • In Sound Mind
  • Blastful
  • Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection

Astral Ascent

Hibernian Workshop have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Astral Ascent, a “2D platformer rogue-lite fantasy adventure”. No release date yet, because the game is getting a Kickstarter campaign first (it will launch on March 29th).

Here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots:

Astral Ascent offers a vast and beautiful hand-crafted pixel art modern fantasy world to explore solo or with a friend in local co-op. Choose your hero from four playable characters, unlock dozens of unique spells that can be improved by using modificators that will create infinite possibilities to match your own gameplay style, and create multiple ways to confront the enemies. 

Explore the Garden, an astral prison guarded by 12 powerful mystical bosses: the Zodiacs. Challenge these experienced and singular warriors and face them in frenetic fights while discovering four unique worlds with beautiful landscapes. Faithful allies that will help you unfold the story in a rogue-lite experience created in a frame-by-frame animation style. Replayability is the key to explore this setting and its characters, and unearth its secrets in each playthrough. 

Furthermore, pixel art fans will be delighted by a deep and intriguing story founded on beautiful artwork, stunning animation, and memorable characters.  Travel through the Garden, meet new friends and uncover the mysteries behind the Zodiacs. 

Talented game music composer Dale North (Wizard of Legends, Marble Knights) is creating fantastic and aerial melodies for Astral Ascent, making the journey through these environments a magical and organic experience that will make the adventure even more mysterious and immersive.

Astral Ascent (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: Hibernian Workshop PR

In Sound Mind

Modus Games have announced that In Sound Mind, reality-bending psychological thriller developed by We Create Stuff, will also be released on Nintendo Switch.

No release date yet, but here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots:

In Sound Mind is a first-person horror experience which pits players against the unpredictable dangers stirring within a series of individuals’ memories. Created by the team behind the legendary Nightmare House 2 mod, In Sound Mind twists seemingly simple recollections into shocking encounters with terrifying threats, unbelievable scenes, and a mysterious talking cat for good measure.

In Sound Mind (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: Modus Games PR


Playstige Interactive have announced a game for the Nintendo Switch: Blastful, an arcade shoot ’em up. It will be released on February 25th in Europe and North America for 3.99€ / £3.59 / $3.99.

Here’s some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots:

Blastful is a fast-paced arcade shoot-em-up in which you will enjoy crazy shooting action in procedurally generated retro-like visuals featuring cyberpunk flavored techno-beats. Blast your way through 10 different types of enemies with 5 different weapons and get your two platinum trophies on PlayStation 4 –one for America and the other one for Europe.

  • Fast-paced arcade shoot-em-up.
  • Procedurally generated retro-like visuals.
  • Cyberpunk flavored techno-beats.
  • 10 different types of enemies.
  • 5 different weapons.

Blastful (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 25th in Europe and North America.

Source: Playstige Interactive PR

Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection

Here’s the latest set of screenshots for Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection:

Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 25th worldwide.

Source: Gamer

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