eShop news (April 24, Round 2): Hindsight 20/20 / SteamWorld Quest

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Hindsight 20/20 announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • SteamWorld Quest
  • PLATAGO! Super Platform Game Maker
  • Shadows of Adam
  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons
  • Fortnite
  • Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

Hindsight 20/20

Triple-I Games have announced that Hindsight 20/20, a “single-player action-adventure game with morality-based decisions”, is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year. It’s developed by former developers from BioWare, ArenaNet, and Sucker Punch.

Here’s the debut trailer, plenty of details, and lots of screenshots:

The peaceful town of Champaner holds life sacred above all else. A calamitous virus capable of turning people into blood-thirsty beasts called Raakshasas threatens Champaner’s harmonious ways. In response, King Marcos orders the kidnapping and execution of all Raakshasas including Seth, the leader of the beasts. Seth flees and forms a rival town called Gibsonia, a safe haven for anyone who has or could turn into a Raakshasa. He then opens a powerful rift over Champaner, capable of destroying the kingdom at any time.

At the center of this developing war is a fated one-armed man named Jehan who lived in Champaner, until his father was killed. Jehan’s malleability and freedom of choice form the crux of Hindsight 20/20. Will he uphold the values of his hometown by avoiding bloodshed? Or will the murder of his father fuel him with a rage that can only be quelled with the death of those responsible? Perhaps there is a middle ground, where violence justifies a peaceful end. Survive in a world of grey by deciding who Jehan really is and what motivates him.

Before every battle, choose whether Jehan will be merciful or relentless by wielding either a baton to stun enemies or a blade to cut them down. Conflict is unavoidable in tumultuous times, but using the stun baton convinces residents of Champaner that Jehan respects their beliefs, even if he still resorts to combat. Enemy behavior changes based on weapon choice. Soldiers fight desperately when they believe their lives might be in danger. Earn fearsome, violent abilities by killing, or resourceful skills based on pacifism by choosing the high road.

Decisions have long-lasting repercussions. When a best friend considers suicide due to Raakshasa infection, talking him down may seem like the “right” thing to do. But if he turns and kills, who is at fault? Sparing Jehan’s father’s killer preserves Champaner’s values, but he may return, stronger and more ruthless than before. Hindsight 20/20 explores themes of morality at times of crisis, segregation, regret, peace, and self-criticism. Sometimes the smallest actions have the largest consequences. Drastically different endings inspire multiple playthroughs.

Resolve conflict through ruthless or merciful means, solve environmental puzzles, complete side quests and forge Jehan’s personal path in a fantastical world that merges technology and magic. The stylized aesthetic inspired by classic Zelda games is punctuated with a wide-ranging musical sweep of tragedy, majesty, and primal forces.

Hindsight 20/20 (Switch – eShop) comes out in 2020 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Triple-I Games PR

SteamWorld Quest

Ahead of the release of SteamWorld Quest tomorrow (April 25th), Brjann Sigurgeirsson has written a few words to the fans about the game, and shared some “official internal fan art” in the process. Click here to check this out!

SteamWorld Quest (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 25th in Europe and North America, and later this year in Japan.

PLATAGO! Super Platform Game Maker

Here’s the latest set of details and screenshots for PLATAGO! Super Platform Game Maker:

PLATAGO! Super Platform Game Maker (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: PQube (Twitter)

Shadows of Adam

Here’s the latest screenshots for Shadows of Adam:

Shadows of Adam (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 3rd in Europe and North America, and later this year in Japan.

Source: Circle Ent. (Twitter)

Ary and the Secret of Seasons

Here’s the latest video clip for Ary and the Secret of Seasons:

Ary and the Secret of Seasons (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Fortnite

Here’s another teaser picture for the Avengers Endgame collaboration in Fortnite, which goes live on April 25th:

Source: Epic Games (Twitter)

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

Here’s a livestream recording for Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, courtesy of Famitsu:


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