eShop news (March 24, Round 2): Bomb Chicken / Pode / West of Loathing / Bad North

Today’s Nintendo eShop news (Round 2!): Bomb Chicken announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Pode
  • West of Loathing
  • Bad North

Bomb Chicken

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

Who doesn’t love chicken… especially when it’s smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident, a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb laying free range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer.

  • Lay stacks of explosives to reach impossibly high places.
  • Kick Bombs to take out staff and deadly native wildlife.
  • Bounce your bombs through impassable areas and even around corners!
  • Use your bombs as a handy weight.
  • Create a barricade and shield enemy attacks.
  • Dig and destroy to uncover secret areas
  • Set things on fire and watch them burn!

Discover the darkest kept secret of the fast food giant known as BFC, their bestselling addictive blue hot sauce, and answer the ultimate question: Which came first the chicken or the bomb?

Features:

  • Super simple controls anyone can play.
  • Gorgeous pixel art from the award-winning studio at Nitrome Ltd.
  • Bombs and HD rumble are a match made in heaven.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

Bomb Chicken (Switch – eShop) comes out this Summer in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Pode

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

Traveling through the insides of a mysterious and magical mountain, Bulder and Glo breathe life into an ancient sleeping world and explore the ruins of a long lost civilization with their unique talents and abilities.

Only by helping each other can these unlikely adventure companions solve the ancient puzzles that open the secret passageways up the caverns of Mount Fjellheim.

Pode is a co-op puzzle exploration game built around the themes of friendship and cooperation, with a strong emphasis on positive actions, relaxing atmosphere and beautiful art inspired by Norwegian culture.

Features:

  • Exploration. Discover a beautiful and ancient cave system and uncover its secrets to reach your goal.
  • Puzzles. Solve puzzles, riddles and mysteries. Combine the two character’s special abilities to overcome obstacles.
  • Co-op or single player. Share the experience with a friend, or enjoy playing it by yourself.
  • Unique art style. Enjoy a world inspired by Norwegian art and nature.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

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

Source: Nintendo

West of Loathing

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

West of Loathing is a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.

Talk your way out of trouble as a silver-tongued Snake Oiler, plumb the refried mysteries of the cosmos as a wise and subtle Beanslinger, or let your fists do the talking as a fierce Cow Puncher. Explore a vast open world and encounter a colorful cast of characters, some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly.

Features:

  • A sprawling open world, chock full of danger, quests, puzzles, and mysteries
  • Lush hand-drawn black and white graphics
  • Thousands of jokes, gags, and goofs
  • Crunchy turn-based combat (but only if you want it)
  • Liberal use of the Oxford comma
  • Over 50 hats
  • Disreputable saloons
  • Several gulches
  • A drunk horse

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

West of Loathing (Switch – eShop) comes out this Spring 2018 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Bad North

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

The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defenses. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival.

Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

It’s charmingly brutal, with beautiful procedurally-generated islands and adorable soldiers juxtaposed against the blood-stained realities of war. You control the broad strokes of the battle, giving high level commands to your soldiers who try their best to carry them out in the heat of the moment. It’s accessibly deep, with simple player inputs masking a dynamic combat simulation that make it inviting to new players while challenging veterans.

Keep fighting, warriors. Not for power or riches or glory, but for hope of peace to come once again in the harsh lands of the Bad North.

Features:

  • REAL-TIME TACTICS ROGUELITE: Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they’re gone forever; lose everything, and it’s game over!
  • INTELLIGENT UNIT CONTROLS: You command the broad strokes of your defenses and monitor positioning — your soldiers do the rest, navigating and engaging intuitively in response to the situation at hand.
  • PROCEDURALLY-GENERATED ISLANDS: Each island is both stylistically charming and unique in its layout. Plan your strategies around every nook and cranny, for you only get one chance to save them from the enemy invasion
  • UNLOCKABLE UPGRADES AND COLLECTIBLES: A stronger, smarter defense leads to greater rewards. Use these to develop your subjects from a ragtag militia into seasoned warriors.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

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

Source: Nintendo


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