eShop news (August 28) – Alpaca Ball: Allstars / Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: release date for Alpaca Ball: Allstars, but also…

  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
  • BADA Space Station
  • Minoria

Alpaca Ball: Allstars

Badland Publishing have announced that they have signed a deal with Alpaca Ball: Allstars in order to publish it. The game now has a release date: October 15th in Europe and North America.

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

Alpaca Ball Allstars is a hilarious arcade soccer game that combines the best of wacky classics like NBA Jam with funny physics that make every single match totally unique.

Along with the expected competitive modes, in which up to eight players can participate simultaneously, the title from Salt Castle Studio includes a very funny career mode for one or two players with a crazy storyline in which we will travel halfway around the world participating in all kinds of Alpaca Ball games.

Choose your alpaca, customize its looks and get ready to drill the rival goal using the power and elasticity of their necks. In Alpaca Ball: Allstars there is only one rule: win, and for that you will have to ram your opponents and exploit the physics of the ball to unleash spectacular trick shots, bouncing the ball off the field walls.

Throughout the history of video games there have been many arcade-like soccer games, but none as original and delirious as this one. The key to the mechanics of Alpaca Ball: Allstars lies in the powerful neck of its players, which can hit the ball so hard it literally catches fire. But watch out, the direction of the impacts will vary depending on where your alpaca is facing at the time, which adds a hilarious twist to a game as dizzying as it is exciting.

The realistic physics of the ball, capable of bouncing in unpredictable ways depending on its shape (you will get to play with beach balls, rugby balls… and even dices!) is the central pillar of Alpaca Ball: Allstars, but in this creation of Salt Castle Studio there is also room for fantasy. And we are not only referring to the concept of watching a bunch of alpacas playing soccer: during the games you can pick up various special powers that could turn the scoreboard upside down

Among these powers, which have a limited duration of a few seconds, there is an american football inspired equipment with which you will be able to knock out your rivals by ramming them, another one that lengthens the neck of the alpacas (multiplying its reach and power), one that dwarfs the rest of the players (including your teammates) or the opportunity to invite an armadillo to roll in the middle of the field, hindering everyone.

The physics of the matches will also be influenced by the design and dimensions of the field. From tiny urban soccer fields (the smaller the size the greater the chaos) to courts without corners that allow you to play real tricks, bouncing the ball as if it were a game of billiards.

About the game modes of Alpaca Ball: Allstars, the best way to learn to play is with the Career Mode, which you can play alone, or with a friend in cooperative mode. You start out as an Alpaca Ball newcomer and embark on an epic quest to become one of the best, form your own team and compete in the World Cup so you can save your home. In your travels, you will visit all kinds of soccer fields (there is even one inside a volcano) all across South America and Europe and compete against the CPU.

But if you prefer to focus on more direct fun, you can also play matches against other human players or CPU (up to 8, in teams of 4 Vs 4), locally on Nintendo Switch and locally and online on Steam via “Steam Remote Play.”

Alpaca Ball: Allstars (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 15th in Europe and North America.

Source: Badland Publishing PR

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead

Headup have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch, which also happens to be the latest in the Bridge Constructor series. Introducing Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead, releasing later this year in Europe and North America.

Here’s the live-action reveal trailer and some details:

Prepare for the ultimate mashup experience! Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead combines the legendary and challenging puzzle gameplay of Bridge Constructor™ with the post-apocalyptic universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Join a group of survivors as they fight against hordes of undead walkers and a hostile human community. Build bridges and other constructions through bleak landscapes and ruined structures. Team up with fan-favorite characters like Daryl, Michonne and Eugene, and create safe passage for iconic vehicles from the series.

Use movable level objects, explosives and baits to your advantage as you lure walkers into lethal traps and guide your survivors to safety. Enjoy the physics-based frenzy and ragdoll animations as walkers succumb to the forces of gravity.

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year in Europe and North America.

Source: Headup PR

BADA Space Station

Terahard Studios have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: BADA Space Station, a fast-paced action game. It will be released this Spring in Europe and North America.

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

Play as one of four extraordinary Marketeers, each with their own set of unique abilities, playstyles, expansive skill trees, equipment, and tons of personalization options. All Marketers are capable of dishing out extreme havoc alone, but together they are a force to be reckoned with.

Become the embodiment of pure chaos in over 10 unique Arenas, each more challenging than the last, and slaughter waves upon waves of enemies with amazing A.I., with tons of destruction features such as cutting, warping, explosions, and more.

Channel your inner badass, advertise your extra-planar products to the masses and SELL, SELL, SELL!  

  • 1-4 Player Online and Local Co-op.
  • 4 Awesome, Badass Characters.
  • Over 50 Customisable skills.
  • 12 Unique Arenas.
  • More LOOT Than You Can Count.
  • Cheeky Commentator Banter with Every In-Game Action.

BADA Space Station (Switch – eShop) comes out this Spring in Europe and North America.

Source: Terahard Studios PR

Minoria

Heads up for players interested in Minoria (from the creators of Momodora): the game is now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop worldwide. It costs 16.79€ / £15.09 / 2 200 Yen, and requires 379MB of free space. In Japan, it does offer an English language option.

Here’s some screenshots:

Minoria (Switch – eShop) comes out on September 10th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo (Twitter) / Nintendo / Nintendo

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