eShop news (July 21): Stardew Valley / Desert Child / Dead Cells / Piczle Colours / SEGA Ages
Today’s Nintendo eShop news: trailer for the multiplayer update for Stardew Valley, but also…
- Desert Child
- Dead Cells
- Piczle Colours
- SEGA Ages
- Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles
- Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Expansion
- Flipping Death
- Feudal Alloy
- Vertical Strike Endless Challenge
- Hungry Shark World
Here’s the latest trailer for Stardew Valley, showcasing the multiplayer update (coming soon to Nintendo Switch):
Earlier this week, Desert Child was announced for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s all you need to know about it:
You’re broke, you’re hungry, and your only friends are a vintage hoverbike and a bowl of ramen noodles.
In Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.
The world as we know it is slowly starting to become inhabitable, and many people on Earth have moved to Mars for a better quality of life, thanks to a government subsidy that assisted in relocating citizens by providing affordable passage. After several years of running this program, the government announces that in two weeks, tickets to Mars would go up in price, making the exodus to the Red Planet unobtainable for regular citizens.
You’ll deliver pizzas, collect gun parts, hunt bounties, and make some fans along the way. In between races, you’ll explore colorful cities where you can repair and upgrade your bike, dine on the local cuisine, and fight your way through gangsters, bounty hunters, and all sorts of interesting characters, just so that you can have a decent meal and pay rent.
Nothing’s free in Desert Child.
- Hunt bounties, deliver pizzas, throw races – do anything you can to earn cash
- Explore a pixel-art solar system inspired by Cowboy Bebop, Akira and Redline
- Customize your beloved bike with Guns, Amplifiers and tasteless bumper stickers
- Dine on a range of interplanetary cuisine with sweet buffs to help you win
- Master deep combat and racing mechanics and define your own style
- Race, shoot, and get better! Designed for replayability, with secrets that keep you coming back
- Chill to a original 90’s inspired soundtrack
- Challenge your friends through local cooperative multiplayer gameplay
Desert Child (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Akupara Games
Here’s the pre-order trailer for Dead Cells:
Dead Cells (Switch – eShop) comes out on August 7th worldwide.
Earlier this week, Score Studios announced Piczle Colours, a brand new game releasing in Q4 2018 worldwide. Here’s all you need to know about it:
From Score Studios, who brought you the hit logic-puzzle series Piczle Lines DX, comes the highly anticipated follow-up! Piczle Colors will excercise your brain in exciting new ways with a unique logic-puzzle style, a fun story, a bucketload of extras and the return of your favourite characters!
Piczle Colors isn’t your typical grid-based color logic-puzzle! Like other puzzles of this type, hints next to each row and above each column tell you how many blocks of each color go in each row or column. By following these hints you can paint each part of the grid and reveal an image. However, these hints do NOT tell you the order they come in!
Smaller puzzles ease you into this new way of thinking. You can work your way through 6 levels with 50 puzzles each, ranging in size from 5×5 to 15×10. Each puzzle lets you start with a randomly cleared row and column if you need a helping hand, but clearing puzzles without using hints earns you coins, which you can use to unlock Piczle Colors’ many cool extra features!
Inventive genius professor Matrix has created a paint, Piczle Paint 3000, that can leech the color out of anything it covers. Needless to say his inventions, including this one, are not safe in the hands of Score-chan. Can you help her and Gig undo the great chaos created by her inevitable mishandling of Piczle Paint 3000? Also there is Dbug the cat who is naturally more concerned with cat matters.
- Score-chan: Entitled android girl Score-chan is not only Score Studios’ mascot, she is also the cause of all the mischief the prof’s inventions wreak.
- Gig: Long suffering Gig, shaped vaguely like Score Studios’ logo, not only lost his mascot status to Score-chan, he is often tasked with helping her fix her mess.
- Prof. matrix: Genius inventor professor Molecule Matrix creates the most wondrous things only for Score-chan to mishandle them and cause chaos.
- Dbug: Dbug is a cat.
Piczle Colours (Switch – eShop) comes out in Q4 2018. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: official website
Earlier this week, SEGA announced that the first two games from the SEGA Ages line will be released this August (at least, in Japan). The company decided to start with two classics:
- Sonic the Hedgehog: playable in Original Mode, Ring Keep Mode, and Challenge Mode;
- Thunder Force IV: playable in Original Mode, and KIDS Mode.
Here’s some screenshots:
SEGA Ages Sonic The Hedgehog and SEGA Ages Thunder Force IV (Switch – eShop) will be released this August in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles
Earlier this week, Score Studios announced Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles: a stand-alone expansion, offering no less than 500 new puzzles. Here’s all you need to know about it:
Couldn’t get enough of Piczle Lines DX? This is for you! Another Piczle Lines game with 500 new and sometimes feisty puzzles to wrap your mind around.
25 new puzzle packs with 20 puzzles each, containing famous places and people, works of genius and very challenging 1 color puzzles!
Draw lines to connect pairs of numbers to complete a hidden picture in this feverishly addictive PICture puzZLE game! Connect numbers of the same color, using the same number of blocks as the number! Easy controls let you draw line after line as you gradually reveal the picture! Once you start you’ll be hooked!
Some of the 500 puzzles included:
- France: Arc De Triomph
- Works of Genius: Mona Lisa
- Sea Life: Dolphin
- Mythical Beasts: Pegasus
- Boffins: Beethoven
- Legendary Heroes: Heracles
- Italy: Michelangelo’s David
- Works of Literature: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
AND… The Art of Piczle
A special behind-the-scenes look at some of the Piczle art created by Score Studios. 36 pages of character designs, sketches, icons, doodles and promotional artwork to admire, some of which has never been seen before.
The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: official website
Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Expansion
Here’s the trailer for the Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Expansion for Enter the Gungeon, which is now available as a free update:
Earlier this week, MythicOwl announced that Hexologic will get an update in September. It will add 2 new biomes, over 40 new levels, various gameplay features, and more.
Source: MythicOwl PR
Here’s the latest screenshot for Flipping Death:
Flipping Death (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.
Source: Zoink Games (Twitter)
Here’s the latest video clips for Feudal Alloy:
Working on these trap platforms lately. #FeudalAlloy #screenshotsaturday #gaming #indiegame pic.twitter.com/3GY97QWVEI
— Eva Balikova (@EvaBalikova) July 21, 2018
When you get too much loot and you have to lug it along.#madewithunity #gaming #FeudalAlloy pic.twitter.com/YUYwttBY0c
— Eva Balikova (@EvaBalikova) July 20, 2018
Feudal Alloy (Switch – eShop) comes out this Summer in Europe and North America.
Vertical Strike Endless Challenge
Here’s the Japanese launch trailer for Vertical Strike Endless Challenge:
Hungry Shark World
Here’s the launch trailer for Hungry Shark World: