eShop news (August 25, Round 2): Game Dev Tycoon / A Space for the Unbound

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Game Dev Tycoon announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Paradise Killer
  • Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story
  • Jenny LeClue – Detectivu
  • SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei

Game Dev Tycoon

Greenheart Games have announced that Game Dev Tycoon is headed to the Nintendo Switch on October 8th, in Europe and North America. This version of the game offers an interface optimised for Joy-Cons and touch controls, along with cross-save support with the PC and Mobile versions (you need to own a copy on each platform).

Here’s a trailer, some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots for the game:

Game Dev Tycoon lets you experience game development history first-hand, from the passionate garage development of the 80s to the hundred person mega-devs of today. It’s up to you to hire the best team, create the best games and research the best tech to make your mark on the industry.

  • Start a solo studio in the 80s, and grow it into a world-leading development team
  • Create your own games, mixing-and-matching genres, topics and platforms
  • Hire, manage and promote your development team (but beware of crunch!)
  • Open your own R&D lab and become an industry leader
  • Import your saves from PC and mobile to continue your journey to game dev stardom
  • Play the way you want: the new Switch interface supports both touch and Joy-Con gameplay!

Game Dev Tycoon (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 8th in Europe and North America.

Source: Greenheart Games PR

A Space for the Unbound

PQube have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: A Space for the Unbound, a slice-of-life narrative adventure developed by Mojiken Studio. It will be released in Summer 2021 in Europe and North America.

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

A Space for the Unbound is a slice-of-life narrative adventure set in late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. You will accompany Atma and Raya, in their journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years.

  • Explore ’90s Indonesia – Set in a small town inspired by 90s era rural Indonesia, A Space for The Unbound presents an endearing story-driven experience with a vibrant environment waiting to be explored.
  • Dive Minds, Inception-style – Use your powers to dive into people’s minds, traverse between the real world and the surreal world. Experience the townsfolk’s memories and uncover secrets about the town and its people.
  • Investigate Supernatural EventsHigh school is almost over when suddenly a mysterious supernatural power is unleashed. First, there’s a meteor, then there’s a giant cat beast appearing out of nowhere, and now the world is falling apart.
  • Makoto Shinkai Inspired Aesthetics – Feast your eyes with Makoto Shinkai-inspired anime pixel art aesthetics and art direction.

A Space for the Unbound (Switch – eShop) comes out in Summer 2021 in Europe and North America.

Source: PQube PR

Paradise Killer

Fellow Traveller have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Paradise Killer, a “First Person Open World Murder Mystery” game developed by Kaizen Game Works. It will be released on September 4th in Europe and North America, and it’s available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop for 15.99€ / £12.99 / $15.99 (regular price from September 12th: 19.99€ / £15.49 / $19.99).

Here’s a trailer, some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots for the game:

An island outside of reality. A rogue human civilization hoping to resurrect dead alien gods. A murder behind locked doors. Paradise is an island that regenerates every few millennia. The psychic power that the alien worshipers within release into the universe is meant to feed and eventually resurrect their fallen deities. But this force also attracts undesired interest from demons, who eventually corrupt each island — until a new alternate reality is birthed by the Council.

The system isn’t perfect, but it will be one day — on Perfect 25, the next island-to-be. But on the eve of rebirth, the Council is murdered and Paradise is killed. In the aftermath, the “investigation freak” Lady Love Dies is summoned from exile to find the culprit. This is the crime to end all crimes. What are the facts? What are the truths? Are they the same?

  • FACT AND TRUTH ARE NOT THE SAME – The “truth” is that there are many possible killers, and many ways to build a case. Even if you make a convincing case for prosecution and get someone convicted, is the mystery really solved?
  • EXPLORE AN ISLAND FULL OF SECRETS – Paradise is an island set in an alternate future history filled with cryptic lore and even more mysteries. Examine bizarre relics to learn more about this world’s surreal history.
  • FIND YOUR PARADISE – You choose who to accuse, and build a case to support conviction. Everyone on Paradise has a secret to hide and something to gain. Old friends become new suspects, forcing you to choose between the evidence, the greater good and your own beliefs. There are many possible murderers, but who you pick will define your own personal truth.
  • GATHER EVIDENCE – Let your personal computer and electronic assistant Starlight be your guide through another dance of an investigation. Collect evidence, record testimony and interpret the facts to form your own truth.
  • UNLOCK HIDDEN AREAS – Solve hieroglyph puzzles on ancient nightmare computers to discover new areas of the island, find concealed evidence and reveal terrifying secrets.

Paradise Killer (Switch – eShop) comes out on September 4th in Europe and North America.

Source: Nintendo

Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story

Here’s the latest trailer for Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, along with some more details, the list of key features, and a couple of screenshots:

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Clock Tower and Fatal Frame, Sense takes place in Neo Hong Kong, 2083, and follows the story of a young woman named Mei-Lin Mak who is dragged into a maelstrom of supernatural horror. In order to escape the nightmare, she must piece together the stories of 14 lost souls and discover the truth about her own family curse. All on a backdrop of a city of scars and secrets, of neon lights and riot drones, tradition, and technology.

Sense features deep survival horror and exploration-based gameplay complemented by partial voice acting, puzzle-solving, and intricate secrets and exploration. The game is playable in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Russian, and is accompanied by a haunting and moving soundtrack by Andy Andi Han (Synergia, Katawa Shoujo) that merges together the worlds of cyberpunk, oriental music, and John Carpenter.

  • Interaction – The player will need to search and examine every nook and cranny of the world around them in order to progress. Some items may not be visible until specific chains are completed, and some items may be hidden from Mei’s cybernetic eyes at all times as if spirited away by the ghosts stalking her. Some may require quick wit – and have urgent consequences.
  • Dialogue – NPCs will be heavily populating a few areas of the full game, but there may be some wandering the halls with you. Talking to them can reveal information about the world, the mystery at hand, and even some unexpected secrets.
  • Lore – The world of Sense is huge and complex, each location will reveal details about Neo-Hong Kong and the surrounding world. From Geo-Politics to inter-character relationships, don’t be afraid to click on anything that looks interesting.
  • Ghosts – The ghosts of the Chong Sing building can hurt you, but can you hurt them? The short answer is no, but you can help them pass on. Shrines, offerings, and solving mysteries will be your only weapons.
  • Death and failure – Like all the best games, failure and mistakes should be punished, but in a heavily narrative game how do you do that? How do you promote stakes and risks? The answer is simple, fill the world with dangerous events and deadly spirits. Just make sure to record your progress at the occasional TV, there are NO checkpoints or autosaves in the Chong Sing building.
  • Replayability – Sense will be filled with secrets, only some of them will be revealed in a single playthrough. Some secrets won’t be able to escape the spirit realm until the “Plus” appears.

Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story (Switch – eShop) comes out this Fall in Europe and North America.

Source: Top Hat Studios PR

Jenny LeClue – Detectivu

Here’s the launch trailer for Jenny LeClue – Detectivu:

Jenny LeClue – Detectivu (Switch – eShop) comes out on August 26th in Europe and North America.

SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei

Here’s some more screenshots for SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei:

SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei (Switch – eShop) comes out on August 27th in Japan.

Source: Famitsu

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