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eShop news (March 15, Round 3) – Tandem: A Tale of Shadows / Chasing Static

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Tandem: A Tale of Shadows announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Chasing Static
  • Danger Scavenger
  • The Game of Life 2

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows

Monochrome have announced a game for the Nintendo Switch: Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, a puzzle platformer. It will be released later this year in Europe and North America.

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

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows offers a unique dual gameplay experience with outstanding aesthetics and visuals.

Thomas, the only son of the Kanes, a famous magicians couple from the late 19th century in London, has disappeared. Emma, a stubborn young fan of their shows, is convinced that she must find him and decides to investigate. On her way to the Kanes’ manor, she mysteriously meets Fenton, Thomas teddy bear, endowed with magical powers. Together, they set out to find Thomas and will have to team up to face any obstacles they encounter.

In Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, puzzle platformer fans and experts alike will face dozens of puzzles across five beautiful Victorian-inspired worlds. Players will alternate between Emma’s top-down view and Fenton’s horizontal side-scroller view, oftentimes using the former’s lantern to cast shadows the teddy bear can cross. Clever and innovative gameplay mechanics will be introduced as the duo travels from one universe to the next.

As Emma and Fenton master intelligent obstacles, confront menacing mechanical toys, and uncover clues about Thomas’ disappearance, players will learn more about the relationship between the girl and Thomas’ teddy bear Fenton and find out more about Thomas’ disappearance.

  • Stunning Art Direction. Discover a playful and frightening universe inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, Tim Burton and Victorian era architecture. Each dimension in Tandem feels like a German expressionist or Dutch golden age art piece brought to life.
  • Clever Puzzles. Solve 45 puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance. Overcome vicious spiders and creepy clowns, etc
  • Dual Gameplay. Swap perspectives between Emma and Fenton. Light up the scene and cast shadows as Emma from a top-down view. Walk on shadows projected by Emma’s lantern from Fenton’s side-scroller view.
  • Fight With Strategy. Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses throughout each dimension. Since Emma cannot attack, fans must rely on their wit to move forward.
    Narrative-Driven Adventure. Gather clues hidden in the game’s worlds to learn more about Emma, Fenton the teddy bear  and Thomas’ disappearance.
  • Diverse Mechanics. Push or pull objects to create shadows. Use alarms and traps to your advantage. Tandem features a variety of interactive elements to keep players on their toes.

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year in Europe and North America.

Source: Monochrome PR

Chasing Static

Headware Games have announced a game for the Nintendo Switch: Chasing Static, a retro psychological horror game. It will be released in Q3 2021 in Europe and North America. It will be playable in the following languages: English (including voices), French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.

Here’s a trailer, some details, and some pictures for the game:

Seek shelter from a crushing storm as Chris Selwood, a man traveling through rural Northern Wales in the dead of the night following his father’s funeral. After a warm coffee courtesy of a charming waitress at a roadside café offers a short respite, Chris witnesses unspeakable terror as he sees the waitress violently pinned to the ceiling by an indescribable monstrosity. Chris passes out and later awakens to the long deserted ruins of the café, his world now shrouded in darkness.

To save himself and escape this nightmare, Chris must uncover the truth about a decades-long government conspiracy. Using strange technology, listen for signals acting as aural cues to navigate these haunted places, learning puzzle solutions by listening to the static-laden conversations of long-lost souls. 

Rendered in a graphical style harkening back to horror games on the original PlayStation, explore foreboding locales including dense woods, abandoned villages, shadowy government facilities, and a mysterious bunker. Piece together what happened to the residents of the long-abandoned village of Hearth, and discover shocking revelations about Chris, his father’s past and the mysterious Echo Garden Facility.

Chasing Static (Switch – eShop) comes out in Q3 2021 in Europe and North America.

Source: Headware Games PR

Danger Scavenger

Forever Entertainment have announced that Danger Scavenger will be released on March 25th in Europe and North America.

Here’s a trailer and some details:

Danger Scavenger is an intense cyberpunk-themed roguelike, where evil corporations immersed in a dystopian setting bring doom upon the world.  The Scavengers – a group of outcasts once rejected by fate, now glorified and admired – decide to overcome the status quo. Become one of them and set out on a risky adventure where you get to choose your destiny. Choose your path wisely though, as big rewards come at a price and often mean even bigger risks.

Danger Scavenger (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 25th in Europe and North America.

The Game of Life 2

Marmalade Game Studio have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: The Game of Life 2, releasing on March 26th. It’s now available for digital pre-order with a 10% off discount and a special bonus outfit (regular price: 29.99€ / £29.99 / $29.99).

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

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 offers a contemporary spin on the original’s winning life simulation formula. With more choices and more freedom, the game works seamlessly across a handful of beautiful, fully animated, 3D boards!

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is a contemporary sequel to the classic THE GAME OF LIFE game, released on mobile devices and PC in 2015. With carefully updated gameplay, Marmalade Game Studio has made the journey much more relatable to our modern times.

For the first time players can win the game by earning more than just money. All choices matter here when they can earn points for Knowledge, Happiness or Wealth. Important crossroad moments also appear throughout the game. Players have more than one opportunity to get married, go for that degree, adopt a pet or achieve different goals entirely, the choice is theirs!

With plenty of decisions to make, players can build their own unique life. Whether it’s becoming a Video Blogger sensation with an army of cats, or a Robotics Engineer with three kids and two degrees, all choices count in THE GAME OF LIFE 2.

What’s more, when players buy the game on Nintendo Switch they’ll be able to venture through two magical worlds. As well as the classic Eco City board, players can choose to live life in the Fairytale Kingdom and Haunted Hills!

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is here on Nintendo Switch! This digital board game is an official, contemporary sequel to the classic THE GAME OF LIFE game. It offers more choices and more freedom every stage of the game on a fully animated and immersive 3D board. You’ve got thousands of meaningful ways to live your life before reaching the finish line.

  • A CONTEMPORARY SEQUEL TO HASBRO’S CLASSIC BOARD GAME – THE GAME OF LIFE 2 drives the original from yesterday to today, with:
    • Customisable pegs
    • A selection of vehicles
    • An eco-city board 
    • Second chances with the option to change job, go back to school and get married later
    • New careers, including Video Blogger, Game Designer, Athlete and Dog Groomer
    • More relationship options  
    • Pet adoption
    • New ways to win, including points for knowledge and happiness, as well as wealth
    • The chance to continue playing past retirement
  • OPEN ONLINE MULTIPLAYER – Distance doesn’t interrupt play when you connect with up to 4 players around the world 
  • PRIVATE ONLINE MULTIPLAYER – Invite up to 4 friends and/or family members to a private multiplayer game
  • CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER – Play on Switch, against friends on their phones or on PC!
  • SINGLE PLAYER –  There’s no such thing as playing alone when you take on our challenging AI
  • EXTRA MAPS – play on three additional boards, ‘Fairytale Kingdom’, ‘Haunted Hills’, and ‘Frozen Lands’.

The Game of Life 2 (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 26th in Europe and North America.

Source: Marmalade Game Studio PR

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