eShop news (March 24): PixelJunk Monsters 2 / Fantasy Strike / Pool Panic / Garage / Light Fall

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: PixelJunk Monsters 2 announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Fantasy Strike
  • Pool Panic
  • Garage
  • Light Fall

PixelJunk Monsters 2

Yesterday, during a panel at the Game Developers Conference, Spike-Chunsoft announced PixelJunk Monsters 2, that will be released on Nintendo Switch on May 25th. The game will cost $14.99, and will be playable with 1 to 2 players (local multiplayer) and 1 to 4 players (online multiplayer). It will have English, Japanese, and Chinese language options.

Here’s all you need to know about the game:

In the acclaimed tower defense series’ first ever official sequel, play as Tikiman and build towers to defend four Tiki Hut from the monster hordes. The sequel brings with it FOUR PLAYER online co-op, new and sometimes quite explosive fruit bombs and on top of that the game has been fully re-imagined in beautifully detailed 3D. Get ready to defend your Chibis again in this fun and addictive game for all the family.

Key features

  • Local & Online Play – Maximize the fun by playing with your friends on the couch, or with up to 4 players online!
  • Close Encounters – Multiply the suspense by toggling your POV from top-down to an in-your-face view!
  • Fluid and Detaield Graphics – Immerse yourself in an all new world like never before as the HD animation breathes life into Tikiman and the unique maps!
  • The Mask Makes The Tikiman – A mask for any occasion! Customize Tikiman with different masks and shells.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

PixelJunk Monsters 2 (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 25th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Spike-Chunsoft PR

Fantasy Strike

During the Nindie Showcase Spring 2018, Fantasy Strike was announced for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s all you need to know about it:

Be an archer with fiery arrows, a colorful painter, a martial arts master who can transform into a dragon, and more! Fantasy meets martial arts in this vibrant world.

The streamlined controls get you to the fun decision-making part of fighting games as soon as possible. All moves are just a single button press, combos are easy, move lists are concise. Though Fantasy Strike is easy to get into, it’s designed as a competitive tournament game with an emphasis on depth and balance. It’s a mental sport that’s difficult to master—just not difficult to control.

Features:

  • Detach the Joy-Con™and give one to each player: now you can play a fighting game anywhere with your friends. Local play supports standard 1v1 fights or a team battle where you have a roster of three characters each.
  • Controls specifically designed to work well on Joy-Con™. (Also supports Pro Controllers.)
  • Arcade mode with illustrated and voiced story sequences for each character.
  • Excellent online play with quick match, ranked play (simulated 8-person tournaments), and friend match (allows for 1v1 matches and 3v3 team battles). Online play uses GGPO, the best-in-class networking technology that means there’s no input lag.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

Fantasy Strike (Switch – eShop) will be released this Summer in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Pool Panic

During the Nindie Showcase Spring 2018, Pool Panic was announced for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s all you need to know about it:

Pool Panic frees billiards from the table and unleashes it into a world where everything from jungles and deserts to cities and swamps is a living pool game! You already know that sinking eight balls is the ultimate goal, but can you succeed while contending with monster balls chasing you, or ballerina balls leaping away from your well-aimed shots?

Take on the role of the mischievous, and dare we say, oblivious cue ball in Pool Panic’s unique world comprised of 100+ levels while enjoying the single-player campaign, or invite your friends to join you for a multiplayer panic.

Features:

  • Single player campaign includes a large world with over 100 levels that span music festivals, mines, diners, the wild west, caverns, farms, and more!
  • Local multiplayer for up to four players. Multiple control modes supported, including two players on a single Switch, using a single Joy-Con per player.
  • Endless mode pits your pool skills against the clock, but don’t forget that all the other balls are just as animated and alive as you, so different balls react differently to hits!
  • Discover the unique characteristics of dozens of different balls and the strategies required to pot them, even as they us their unique skills to try and thwart your efforts.
  • Fight a swamp monster, light up a derelict lighthouse, battle a biker gang, puke on a pirate ship, flee zombieballs after raising the dead, foil a bank heist, even joust! Seriously, you can ride a horse ball and joust.
  • Express yourself! White cue balls such as yourself can use a little pizzazz, so enjoy trying on the 80+ different hats you’re able to steal from other balls in the game.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

Pool Panic (Switch – eShop) comes out this year in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Garage

During the Nindie Showcase Spring 2018, Garage was announced for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s all you need to know about it:

Garage is a bloody, top-down shooter inspired by VHS era B-movies. You play as Butch, an ex-drug dealer who finds himself in an underground parking garage where he accidentally uncovers a secret underworld filled with mutants and the undead.

Features:

  • Interactive environments: Ride vehicles, knock over boxes, and even play soccer with the monster heads.
  • Strategic weapon system gives each weapon a dedicated use in the battle against the mutants.
  • Unique combination of survival mechanics, ammo management, and action shooter gameplay.
  • Inspired by Splatterpunk storytelling style.
  • Deeply designed levels that are filled with challenges and secrets.

And here’s some more footage and some screenshots:

Garage (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 10th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Light Fall

During the Nindie Showcase Spring 2018, Light Fall was re-confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s all you need to know about it:

Explore the Forgotten World of Numbra to uncover your mysterious past and save the land and its inhabitants from an imminent threat. In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Do you have what it takes to survive in perilous Numbra?

Features:

  • Shadow Core: Control the Shadow Core and use it the way you see fit to face the challenges of the game. You can spawn this magical box beneath your feet to propel yourself into the air and move across the land at your own pace. With the Shadow Core, you become the master of your surroundings and create your own path.
  • Speedrun Mode: Quench your thirst for competition in the complementary Speedrun Game Mode. Compete with players worldwide and compare your fastest times with theirs on the online leaderboard.
  • Story Mode: Load up Light Fall and immerse yourself in this strange universe where darkness prevails over the light. Joining you in this adventure, Stryx the old and grumpy owl, will act as your sidekick and in-game narrator. Depending on his mood, he will either offer useful advice or bluntly mock your failures.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

Light Fall (Switch – eShop) comes out this Spring in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo


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