eShop news (June 3): Banner of the Maid / Curse of the Sea Rats

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Banner of the Maid releasing this year on Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Curse of the Sea Rats
  • Circadian City
  • Project Downfall

Banner of the Maid

CE-Asia have announced that Banner of the Maid, a Strategy RPG set in the French revolution, will be released later this year on Nintendo Switch.

Here’s some details and the list of key features for the game:

Banner of the Maid is a strategy role-playing game (SRPG) set in an alternate French Revolution with fantasy elements. Thanks to its deep and challenging gameplay, its complex story full of rich characters and epic moments, and its astounding anime art style, it’s been widely applauded as one of the best games in the genre of the year, with an approval rate of 89% on Steam. You play as the young officer Pauline Bonaparte, leading your troops to victory in turn-based dynamic battles – but also taking part in the complex political landscape of Paris, full of intrigues and conspiracies. But Pauline is more than just a brilliant officer – she is also a Maid, one of the fabled women with mysterious powers capable of turning the tide of a battle… A deep epic story full of twists, glory, and fantasy where the destiny of the Revolution lays in your hands. 

In Banner of the Maid you will command the most iconic troops from the Revolution era in deep-turn based strategy combats with dynamic environments — more than 30 different terrains, including cities, plains, snowy mountains, etc. with environmental changes like snow or fog which will force you to be constantly on your toes, adapting your strategy to every situation. Your generals, over 30 fascinating characters including historical figures like Desaix, Murat and Lannes among others, will all have different backgrounds and skills that can be trained and improved with experience– but you will have to talk to them to discover their stories, gain their trust and understand their hearts if you want them to reach their true potential. You will also take part in challenges and quests to gain political favor, funds to improve your weaponry and supplies – but be careful, for your actions may tip the balance of power in Paris…

  • Live an epic story of war and politics in an alternate French Revolution 
  • Fight iconic turn-based battles in more than 30 different dynamic environments 
  • Take part of the political vortex of Paris in a thrilling history of intrigues and glory
  • Complete quests and challenges to establish political connections, gain funds and secure supplies
  • Train your generals to improve their abilities. More than 30 characters with different backgrounds and skills are available for you to command!
  • Talk to your allies to win their trust and understand their hearts, and you will be unstoppable in battle!

Banner of the Maid (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: CE-Asia PR

Curse of the Sea Rats

The Kickstarter campaign for Curse of the Sea Rats is going really well: the game was fully funded in less than 9h, with $23 398 pledged as of writing ($16 811 was the base goal). Stretchgoals will be revealed soon.

Click here to check out the Kickstarter page for the game!

Curse of the Sea Rats (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Circadian City

Way Down Deep have announced that the Nintendo Switch version of Nowhere Studios’ Circadian City will now release in Q3 2021, instead of this Fall as previously announced. It will be playable in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Chinese (Simplified). 

Here’s the latest trailer for the game, along with more details, and some screenshots:

Choose an appearance and a career path, then guide the newest resident of the big city. Control their life 24/7, from building relationships in the day to adventuring and farming in surreal dreams at night.

Voted the “most free-minded city” in the country, Circadian City boasts a rich cultural scene with a friendly and caring community of more than 3,000,000 citizens. Art galleries, concerts, Sunday farmers markets and other diverse activities ensure everyone is always entertained with plenty of options to enjoy while making new friends.
Chat up strangers to become friendly acquaintances, then create bonds of true friendship and love over shared interests ranging from creative pursuits like cooking to playing and following sports. Choose your nearest and dearest carefully, from a range of hetero and LGBTQ romantic options, as relationships have a direct effect on the dream world.

Each friend and acquaintance unlocks special items for use in the dreamscape, with special ones like space-saving boxing gloves performing the functions of many tools only available through close bonds with specific people. Those items can make all the difference deep in the wilderness beyond the safety of the farm near the entrance, where valuable crafting materials await but falling prey to dangers can have negative consequences the next day.

Strike a balance between cultivating rewarding relationships during the day and exploring and crafting at night. Develop one of 16 personality types, each connected to an aspirational life goal promising happiness and prosperity. Reach for the sky in the retro-style urban utopia of Circadian City, knowing those dreams are well within range.

Circadian City (Switch – eShop) comes out in Q3 2021 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Way Down Deep PR

Project Downfall

MGP Studios have announced a game for the Nintendo Switch: Project Downfall, a “fast-paced action puzzler”.

Here’s a couple of trailers, but also some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots:

Ready or not, your trippy adventure is just about to begin. So reload your guns, grab your afterburners, and sink into the dark depths of the European mega-city, Crimson Tide – a metropolis unlike any other. Full of neon lights, filled with captivating music and ruffians who don’t know yet that your nasty face might be the last they ever see.

Project Downfall is a retro-style, cyberpunk, reflex-based shooter with adventure elements, where the key to successful gunplay is to use cover and your pills at the right time in any given situation.

Self-medicated, low on ammo with no time to reload, and facing an enemy reloading right in front of you? Dash up to him and smack him with a self-medicated kick to send him flying. Dodge incoming bullets for a score multiplier, and rip enemies to shreds with your huge arsenal of weapons, including several different shotguns, a minigun, a berretta, a katana, and even a lead pipe.

  • A fast-paced shooter that will test both your reflexes and quick thinking.
  • A non-linear story with multiple endings, set in a cyberpunk, dystopian future that will be added during the early access development stage.
  • Unique and trippy retro-style visuals.
  • An original soundtrack that dynamically adapts to what’s happening on-screen.
  • A combo system based on self-prescribed pills which opens a new dimension for you – a special Focus Mode that slows down the action – which is crucial to your victory in combat.
  • A large and varied weapons arsenal, including several different shotguns, a minigun, a berretta, a katana, and even a lead pipe.
  • Lots of fun ways to dispatch your foes, or “cannon fodder”, if you prefer.
  • The Superkick! Give your opponents a quick and completely free flying lesson!

Project Downfall (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: MGP Studios PR


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