Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Batora: Lost Haven announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- Ova Magica
- Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection
- RetroMania Wrestling
- Double Cross
- Super Meat Boy
Batora: Lost Haven
Stormind Games have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch (and their first wholly owned IP): Batora: Lost Haven, a story-driven action RPG.
No release date yet, but here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots for the game:
Built on a rich Action RPG foundation, Batora follows Avril – a regular 16-year old girl, not a natural born hero – as she realises, after losing everything she cares for, that she is the only one who can save a dying planet Earth from oblivion. This is how her interplanetary adventure starts: along this journey she will visit colorful and mysterious planets and meet intriguing characters – and she will learn that every choice has a consequence.
Far from a standard aRPG game, Batora is based on the duality between mind and body, introducing a new game mechanic that challenges players to find the perfect balance between the two – losing sight of one could mean that their journey is over. Batora doesn’t present the hero’s journey in black or white, good or evil: there are decisions and there are their consequences. Every single decision Avril makes will turn out to be important, often even life-changing, for the characters she meets or the places she visits.
The duality of the lead character is also one of Batora’s most unique features with players required to use the “switch mechanic” to alternate between their physical and mental states. Learning the right time to strike or not be struck and in which state to do so will present a considerable challenge to even the most experienced players.
Whilst taking the studio in a new direction and tackling a new genre, Batora will also stay true to Stormind’s core principles of offering intense, emotional stories in tandem with unique and distinctive art styles.
Batora: Lost Haven (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.
Source: Stormind Games PR
The Kickstarter campaign is still ongoing, with several new stretchgoals revealed today. Here’s where the campaign is currently standing, with 66 195€ pledged as of writing:
- 55 000€: Play with your Bloobs [reached]
- 70 000€: Additional Blob World
- 85 000€: Clover Town Museum
- 100 000€: Pool Area & Swimsuit Outfits
Click here to check out the Kickstarter campaign for the game!
Ova Magica (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection
Here’s the second Dev Video for Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection:
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 25th worldwide.
Here’s the latest video for RetroMania Wrestling:
RetroMania Wrestling (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 26th in Europe and North America.
Starting today, Double Cross is available for digital pre-purchase in Japan. The Japanese version of the game does offer an English language option.
Here’s some screenshots:
Double Cross (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 4th in Japan.
Super Meat Boy
eastasiasoft have announced that they will release Super Meat Boy in Japan on February 10th. It will cost 1 480 Yen, but with a 20% off launch discount.
Here’s a trailer and some screenshots:
Super Meat Boy (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 10th in Japan.
The Upcoming Games page has been updated!