Daily news (September 12, Round 3): Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 / Close to the Sun

Today’s Daily news: more screenshots for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but also…

  • Close to the Sun
  • Killer Queen Black
  • BurgerTime Party
  • GRIP: Combat Racing AirBlades vs Rollers Ultimate Edition

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Here’s the latest set of screenshots for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, this time showcasing the Dream Events and the retro events:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) comes out on November 1st in Japan, November 5th in North America, and November 8th in Europe.

Source: Gamer

Close to the Sun

Wired Productions have confrmed that Close to the Sun will be released on October 29th in Europe and North America. They also shared a new trailer, which compares the different versions of the game:

Alongside the retail version, Wired Productions are also releasing a Collector’s Edition via their online store. It costs i$98.66, and includes the following:

  • A physical copy of Close to the Sun on Nintendo Switch
  • Stunning Art Deco FuturePAK metal game case compatible with your chosen format
  • Deluxe hardback artbook featuring 48 pages of awe-inspiring Close to the Sun game art
  • Exclusive Close to the Sun, Faraday Key-Card metal pin badge
  • 7” vinyl record featuring the Close to the Sun’s mesmerising titular track by Porcelain Pill
  • Ada’s heartfelt letter to her sister Rose, summoning her aboard the Helios
  • Numbered and stylised certificate of authenticity
  • Premium finish fitted presentation box
  • A bonus digital copy of Close to the Sun for the Epic Games Store so fans can enjoy the game in its original format

Close to the Sun (Switch) comes out on October 29th in Europe and North America.

Source: Wired Productions PR

Killer Queen Black

Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games have announced that Killer Queen Black will be released on October 11th in Europe and North America. It’s now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop, and costs 17.99€ / $19.99 (with 15% pre-purchase discount in North America). The retail release will follow on October 25th in North America. It costs $29.99, and includes the following:

  • Nintendo Switch controller skins
  • a cartridge
  • exclusive game art on the box

Here’s the latest trailer and some more details for the game:

Squad up and form a team of four — one Queen, three workers — and battle for the hive. Triumph in three different ways: Economic, Military, and Snail. Score an Economic victory by collecting berries strewn about the level and returning them to the base. Earn Military victories by defeating the opposing Queen three times. Secure a Snail victory right under the other team’s nose by slowly riding a snail back home. The first to three wins emerges victorious.

Whoa whoa whoa. Queens? Workers? SNAILS? If Killer Queen’s jargon is overwhelming, start off with the Tutorial mode, which slowly introduces mechanics and adds AI opponents as it ramps up. Then take those new skills into either Quickplay or Ranked. Quickplay replicates the feeling of walking up to an arcade cabinet: immediate access to a game, no ranks, and AI fills in the gaps if there isn’t a full match available.

Ranked Play has skill-based matchmaking and requires 8 human players. After 10 placement matches, players are placed into a league (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Obsidian) most befitting of their talents. Each league comes with a new icon so other players can measure one another’s skills at a glance. Ascend the ranks and reach the tops of various Leaderboards including Friends, Leagues, and the top 100 in the world.

Killer Queen Black relies on communication and coordination, so Liquid Bit included tools to help teams thrive. Cross-platform voice chat, powered by Vivox, lets teams on PC and Nintendo Switch talk to one another directly. For non-verbal communication, emotes and a dedicated objective callout system ensure teams are on the same page. Connecting two Nintendo Switch consoles via local wireless mode enables 4v4 games for a full local party experience.

Killer Queen Black (Switch) comes out on October 11th in Europe and North America (with retail release following on October 25th in North America). The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Liquid Bit PR

BurgerTime Party

XSEED and Marvelous Europe have announced that BurgerTime Party will be released on October 8th in Europe and North America, on the same day as Japan. It will cost 19.99€ / £17.99 / $19.99 in those regions, with the retail release sold $29.99 in North America.

Here’s some more details and English screenshots for the game:

The action arcade classic returns for another helping of food-based puzzle platforming in the ultimate battle of Man vs. Food! Chef Peter Pepper and his Food Foes are back with a fresh look and a massive menu of more than 100 mouthwatering stages with kitchen hazards ranging from freezing ladders to fiery floors. Newly introduced local multiplayer modes allow 2-4 players to work together via co-op or take control of the game’s eatable enemies in “Battle Burger” mode. Test your burger-making chops by racking up points in “Challenge Burger” mode, featuring a leaderboard so you can compete against chefs from around the world.

BurgerTime Party (Switch) comes out on October 8th worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: XSEED PR / Marvelous Europe

GRIP: Combat Racing AirBlades vs Rollers Ultimate Edition

Wired Productions have announced that a new version of GRIP was headed to retail on November 5th, in Europe and North America. It’s basically a Game of the Year Edition, including the base game and all the DLC released since launch (three garage pack bundles, new Artifex, and a year’s worth of updates).

Here’s the trailer for that edition:

GRIP: Combat Racing AirBlades vs Rollers Ultimate Edition (Switch) comes out on November 5th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!


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