Today’s Nintendo eShop news: release month for Ponpu, but also…
- Jet Lancer
- Indies @ PAX East 2020
Zordix have announced that Ponpu, a frenetic four-player party game developed by Purple Tree Studio, will be release in June in Europe and North America.
Here’s a trailer, some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots for the game:
Inspired by party classics like Bomberman, Ponpu is a competitive arcade maze game. Four diabolical ducks go in, but only one comes out on top of a mountain of explosive eggs. Ponpu updates the classic formula for the modern age with quick dodges, shields and parries, raising the stakes and giving skilled players a chance to really flex on their foes. Players can also use a variety of special egg-based abilities, including hidden mines, freezing eggs, control-scrambling poison bombs and more.
Players can compete against each other locally across three wildly different modes. Free-For-All is classic combat, last duck standing. Coin Collector has players beating cash out of each other, with the crown going to the most moneyed mallard. Paint The Map (inspired by Splatoon) has players rushing to spread their colors far and wide before the last bell rings.
As well as the trio of multiplayer modes for local multiplayer (which can also be played versus AI), Ponpu also boasts a huge single-player mode. Battle against the minions of the all-powerful and destructive Duck God. Bomb your way across ten worlds full of monsters, and defeat a swarm of weird and wacky bosses in your quest to save the universe from going to hell in an egg-basket.
- A twitchy, more arcade-y take on a classic formula – block or parry launched bombs.
- Blast through ten monster-filled worlds in story mode and battle huge bosses.
- Pick your bird, pick your powers and throw down in four-player arena battles.
- Break out of your shell in versus-AI matches before tackling local multiplayer.
- Varied play modes, including classic Free-For-All, Coin Collector and Paint The Map.
- Unlock more special egg-bombs, power-ups and passive skills as you play.
Ponpu (Switch – eShop) comes out in June in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Zordix PR
Armor Games Studios have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Jet Lancer. It will be released on May 12th in Europe and North America.
Jet Lancer is a high-velocity aerial combat shooter where you duel enemy aviators, hunt giant robots, and defy death at supersonic speeds. You are Ash Leguinn: badass pilot, highly paid mercenary, and flight-school drop out. Your day job is fine – the daily grind of dealing with Sky Pirates pays the bills – but nothing compares to the rush of demolishing a ninety-ton mechanical monstrosity at the speed of sound. And you’ll have your chance. As mechanized weapons converge on Root City, you’ll have to be at the top of your game to survive, and you’ll have to surpass your limits if you want to save the world.
Jet Lancer (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 12th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Indies @ PAX East 2020
Here’s a video from Nintendo of America showcasing some of the indie games that were playable at PAX East 2020 last month: