eShop news (Dec. 14): Horizon Shift ’81 / Chronus Arc

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: details and screenshots for Horizon Shift ’81, but also…

  • Chronus Arc
  • Pic-a-Pix Pieces
  • Nippon Marathon

Horizon Shift ’81

Today, Funbox Media confirmed that Horizon Shift ’81 will be released on December 20th in Europe and North America. Here’s some details and screenshots for it:

Horizon Shift ’81 is an explosive wave based single screen shooter (shmups) with a real Retro feel to it. You can even play the game in Tate / vertical / portrait screen mode. The player controls a ship in the centre of the screen, enemies approach from the top and bottom and the player is able to switch up and down to deal with the encroaching hoard.

Different enemies react differently when they reach the horizon, some sit on the horizon, some destroy sections of the horizon and some run up and down the horizon. The player is equipped with a dash attack where they can knock enemies off the horizon and smash them into other incoming enemies for a score bonus. Dashing an enemy of the line refills the dash metre allowing for ‘Dash chaining’, this is where the big points are scored.

The player is also able to jump (jumping upside down is an interesting new challenge) and is equipped with a bomb which wipes the screen of enemies as well as restoring the horizon.

Horizon Shift ’81 (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 20th in Europe and North America.

Source: Funbox Media PR

Chronus Arc

The next game from Kemco on Nintendo Switch is Chronus Arc, and it’s now available for pre-purchase with a 20% off discount. Normally, the game costs 12.99€ / £11.69 / $12.99. It will be released on December 20th, worldwide!

Here’s some details and screenshots:

Venture through puzzle-filled dungeons to bring the past back to the present!

On their way to the Chronus Shrine to get the Chronus Fragments, Loka and his teacher Teth are surrounded by a mysterious man named Geppel and his gang. They demand the Fragments. While Teth plays for time, Loka rushes out of the cave on his own to fetch reinforcements. He is successful, but Teth and Geppel are nowhere to be found. Aiming to gather information about his missing teacher, Teth, Loka decides to set out on a journey with his friend Sarna.

The game features familiar quests, but also dungeons filled with puzzles to solve, and characters who grow and can be developed as the story progresses with the class change system. Additional elements such as dungeons and special items are available for extra fun!

Don’t miss out on Loka and his friends’ grand adventure!

Chronus Arc (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 20th worldwide.

Source: Kemco PR / Nintendo

Pic-a-Pix Pieces

Yesterday, Lightwood Games announced yet another puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch: Pic-a-Pix Pieces. If you’re curious, you can download a time-limited demo from the Nintendo eShop right now. It features 2 full pictures, made of 18 puzzles in total. The game will be released on January 3rd in Europe and North America, and is available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop.

Here’s some details and screenshots for the game itself:

Pic-a-Pix is a picture logic game, sometimes known as Picross, Nonogram or Hanjie, where whimsical pixel-art pictures are created by solving puzzles. In Pic-a-Pix Pieces, large pictures have been split into a number of smaller pieces. Each piece is a puzzle grid, and by solving them all you’ll form a mosaic that reveals a spectacular final image.

Lightwood Games previously released Pic-a-Pix Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, and this game includes all the key features from the previous title, including the most recent refinements, such as touch-screen controls, co-operative play for up to 4 players and a flexible colourblind mode.

Pic-a-Pix Pieces (Switch – eShop) comes out on January 3rd in Europe and North America.

Source: Lightwood Games PR

Nippon Marathon

Here’s the latest screenshot for Nippon Marathon:

Nippon Marathon (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 17th worldwide.

Source: PQube (Twitter)



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