eShop news (April 21): The Legend of Bum-bo / Unexplored: Unlocked Edition

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: The Legend of Bum-bo announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Unexplored: Unlocked Edition
  • Spectrum
  • Immortal Redneck
  • Nihilumbra

The Legend of Bum-bo

Yesterday, Edmund McMillen revealed his next game: The Legend of Bum-bo, a turn-based puzzle RPG set in the Binding of Isaac universe. It’s being developed by him and James Id, with music by Ridiculon. It will be released on Nintendo Switch sometime next year… if it all goes well!

Here’s all you need to know about the game:

The Legend of Bum-bo is a randomly generated, turn based puzzle rpg where you take the role of Bum-bo (from the binding of Isaac) as he punches the faces off hordes of paper goons and takes their coins! …only to gamble them away at the casinos.

 

Utilizing his bag of trash bum-bo forms pagan glyph’s (via a match 4 puzzle system) that create offensive and defensive attacks and gain specific types of mana to cast epic spells that range from jagging stuff with a fish hook to summoning mom’s leg to crush all who stand in your path.

 

Every dungeon bum-bo enters will be randomly generated and much like isaac feature hoards of monsters, bosses, traps, puzzles and randomly chosen spells, so each run will be totally unique and each successful play through will unlock more items, trinkets, playable characters and more.

 

Most may notice Bum-bo seems to have a lot of ties to the binding of isaac. i like to call it a prequel, but what i mean by that outside of the obvious themes isnt something i can really explain without spoiling too much, but i can assure you if you enjoyed isaac and also like turn based combat and puzzle games, the legend of bum-bo should be right up your alley.

The Legend of Bum-bo (Switch – eShop) should be released sometime next year. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: official website

Unexplored: Unlocked Edition

Yesterday, Digerati, Ludomotion and Nephilim Game Studios announced that Unexplored: Unlocked Edition (a roguelite dungeon crawler) would be released this Spring on Nintendo Switch. It will include the game and the 3 DLC packs: Mithril Run, Ripley Run, and The Dark Ritual.

Here’s all you need to know about the game:

Descend into the depths of the Dungeon of Doom and complete your quest: steal the Amulet of Yendor from the fearsome dragon and make it out alive.

 

Unexplored is the roguelite that feels like a roguelike. An accessible yet challenging action RPG that has won praise for its revolutionary level generation tech. Explore dangerous dungeons, forge magical items, solve mysterious puzzles and battle hundreds of foes.

 

Unexplored: Unlocked Edition includes the main game and its three DLC packs: Mithril Run, Ripley Run, and The Dark Ritual.

 

  • Explore the ever-changing Dungeon of Doom – no two runs the same
  • Intense melee combat – fight against goblins, trolls, skeletons, wyrms and many more creatures and bosses
  • Stealth mechanics – dungeon-crawl like a real rogue!
  • Real emergent gameplay with many tactical options
  • Challenging, generated puzzles await on every new run
  • 7 distinctive character classes to unlock and master: Warrior, Rogue, Wizard, Archer, Cleric, Barbarian, Musketeer
  • Adaptive, original soundtrack complements the action
  • Mithril Run DLC: Explore the dark abandoned mines of Moryondor and escape with as much gold and treasure possible
  • Ripley Run DLC: Armed with your trusty repeater crossbow, face off against a horde of alien Creeps
  • The Dark Ritual DLC: Stop a group of cultists summoning The Great Old One in this Cthulhu-esque mystery

Unexplored: Unlocked Edition (Switch – eShop) comes out this Spring in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Digerati PR

Spectrum

Earlier this week, Digerati announced that Spectrum (a stylish platformer) would get an all-new local 2-player Race Mode, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Here’s what this new game mode is all about:

Race Mode pits two players against each other in an intense dash and dive to the exit portal. Races are held across a series of gorgeous, abstract courses, all of which need to be deftly navigated. Race Mode supports split Joy-Con play, so can still be enjoyed with a friend even if you have just a single Joy-Con.

And here’s a trailer:

Spectrum (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year in Europe and North America.

Source: Digerati PR

Immortal Redneck

Earlier this week, Crema announced that Immortal Redneck, an Egyptian-themed first-person shooter with roguelike elements, will be released on Nintendo Switch next month (on May 10th). It will cost $19.99 / 19.99€ / £17.99, and will be playable in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Polish, and Korean.

Here’s all you need to know about it:

When the titular Redneck crashes his dune buggy in Egypt, he awakens as a mummy with guns in his hands and questions on his mind. By using classic FPS techniques like circle-strafing and bunny-hopping he will shoot his way through mythological monsters in the pyramids and discover who the heck wrapped him up.

 

Player will run-and-gun through three procedurally-generated pyramids and find more than 50 powerful weapons and game-changing scrolls, ensuring no two playthroughs are the same. With more than 50 weapons, 100 game-changing scrolls that help or hinder a run, and nine different player classes, the redneck has plenty of options for avenging his untimely demise.

 

With each death, the Redneck rises anew. Between runs, he can spend money accrued while plundering the ancient temples on stat upgrades, new classes with both active and passive abilities, and scrolls that modify the next run.

 

Scrolls are risky and come in positive and negative flavors, adding fun permutations. The Troll’s Foot scroll can be a blessing since it provided immunity to standing in lava and acid, but draw a negative scroll like Caution, Wet Floor, and the Redneck will continuously slide everywhere forever unable to stop.

Immortal Redneck (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 10th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Crema PR

Nihilumbra

Earlier this week, BeautiFun Games announced that Nihilumbra was headed to the Nintendo Switch on May 3rd. In fact, it’s already available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop! It costs 6.99€ / £5,99 / $7.99.

Here’s a trailer:

Nihilumbra (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 3rd in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: BeautiFun Games


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