eShop news (March 8, Round 2): Another World / Swim Out / Holy Potatoes! / Semblance
Today’s Nintendo eShop news (Round 2): Another World announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- Swim Out
- Holy Potatoes!
- Another Sight
- EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san
Earlier today, DotEmu announced that Another World (also known as Out of This World in North America and Outer World in Japan) would be released in April on Nintendo Switch. They worked closely with Eric Chahi (the original creator), in order to stay true to the original feel of the game.
Here’s all you need to know about it:
Featuring a compelling story and captivating adventure, players will be able to switch back and forth in real time between the original and HD graphics and choose from three difficulty modes. Another World will be showcased at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in the GDC Play Lounge (PS4253), located in the North Hall, Wednesday through Friday during show floor hours.
Another World tells the remarkable tale of Lester Knight Chaykin, a young and rather talented physicist. While working on an experiment using a particle accelerator, a lightning bolt strikes his lab, causing an unforeseen particle fusion. The accompanying explosion opens a hole in the fabric of space and time, teleporting Lester to a barren, alien planet. Players lead Lester through a series of dangerous environments, battling alien soldiers and wild creatures while solving unique and creative puzzles in order to survive.
Another World will release in five languages (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish).
Another World (Switch – eShop) comes out in April in Europe and North America.
Source: DotEmu PR
Today, Lozange Lab sent a press release to announce that they would bring Swim Out to the Nintendo Switch on March 20th in Europe and North America. It will cost 5.99€ / $5.99.
Here’s all you need to know about the game:
Dive into the relaxing and refreshing atmosphere of Swim Out, a strategic, turn-based puzzle game, that will transport you into a sunny day by the swimming pool, the river or the sea. Plan each of your strokes wisely and be sure to never cross any other swimmer’s path if you want to peacefully enjoy the sea view on a cosy chaise-longue.
- Over 100 levels nestled in carefully crafted landscapes, soothed by the sound of seagulls, frogs or water splashes.
- 7 chapters combining :12 different types of swimmers : each with their own way of moving around, ranging from the simple breaststroke swimmers to the more complex divers or cheeky water-bombing kids
- 12 different objects to interact with : buoys, fins, water guns, you can even ride a kayak!
- 6 disruptive environmental elements like waves, crabs or jellyfish that will give your brain a work out until you swim out!
- Play modes: TV, tabletop, handheld
- Input controls: Joycons, Pro-Controller, Touch screen
Swim Out (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 20th. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Lozange Lab PR
Earlier today, Rising Star Games sent a press release to announce that they had partnered with Daylight Studios, in order to bring their games to consoles (including the Nintendo Switch, of course).
Here’s all you need to know about them:
Starting in spring with Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! the three titles have been basted and roasted for extra crispiness and seasoned with an overhauled user-interface, and controls better suited to console play. Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! follows as the second helping in summer, with Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! rounding off the ’tato triptych of releases in the autumn.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a wacky simulation game where players manage adorable potato smiths as they forge wonderful weapons for very unexpected heroes. There are tons of cheesy/witty puns and lots of pop culture references.
Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! is a roguelite, space adventure game with management elements. Traverse through space with Cassie and Fay to find and rescue their grandfather, Jiji, from the evil clutches of the Eclipse!
Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! is a hell-themed management sim where you sort potato sinners into cooking stations to create sinfully delicious ingredients and cook up scrumptious recipes to appease the Gods of the Afterlife.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!, and Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! (Switch – eShop) will be released this Spring, this Summer, and this Fall respectively. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Rising Star Games
Yesterday, Good Shepherd Entertainment announced they were bringing Nyamakop’s Semblance to the Nintendo Switch, later this year. Here’s all you need to know about it:
Semblance is a puzzle platformer where your soft, bouncy character and its soft, bouncy world are almost entirely deformable. An infestation of hard material has started to spread throughout the land. Squish, squash, mould and deform yourself and the environment to solve challenging puzzles, squeeze through tight spots and restore your delicate world back to life! Semblance pops with gorgeous minimalist art style, atmospheric sound design and an engaging storyline to organically unravel as you explore its world. The game has received special honours for its unique gameplay and aesthetic at multiple gaming shows throughout development.
Semblance (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year in Europe and North America.
Source: Good Shepherd Entertainment PR
Earlier today, Lunar Great Wall Studios announced that they were bringing ANOTHER SIGHT to the Nintendo Switch. Here’s all you need to know about it:
ANOTHER SIGHT is a surreal fantasy adventure with steampunk elements set in 1899 towards the end of the Victoria era, in London. Built on heart, culture and character, ANOTHER SIGHT brings to life our two leading characters: Kit, a refreshingly bold teenager, who loses her sight after the under-construction London Underground tunnel she was exploring collapses, and Hodge – a mysterious red-furred cat – she meets in darkness. Together, they team up for an adventure through the unexpected, with Hodge an essential companion upon whom Kit will come to rely on. Kit and Hodge explore a surreal fantasy world both together and apart, using each of their unique talents to tackle environments and solve intriguing puzzles. Beneath London, in a world inspired by Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy, Neverwhere, Kit and Hodge encounter a hidden society of the world’s greatest inventors and artistic minds such as Claude Monet, Jules Verne and other long-past cultural icons.
EMOTIVE DRIVEN – A story about a girl and her cat companion on a journey beyond sight and the real. A tale of warmth and intrigue is woven throughout the adventure, touching on trust, companionship and losing what we take for granted. Innovative gameplay and a story of heart is galvanized by a soundscape given life by a symphonic orchestra to accent memorable moments between Kit, Hodge and the journey they’re on.
MASTERS OF THE PAST – Throughout the journey, Kit and Hodge will meet virtuoso artists such as Claude Monet and other cultural historical figures from the past, learning more about the world and dangers it presents. Each encounter visually impacts the world, taking on aesthetics of each creative movement from the famous characters Kit and Hodge meet.
HIGHLY CREATIVE GAMEPLAY – Use the unique abilities of each character to help Kit and Hodge traverse the world and overcome environmental challenges. The two central characters can split up to investigate different areas of the locale that the other may not be able to reach, with both Kit and Hodge perceiving the world in very different ways, opening up different possibilities for overcoming their adventure.
ANOTHER SIGHT (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Lunar Great Wall Studios PR
EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san
Earlier today, Arc System Works announced they were bringing yet another game to the Nintendo Switch: EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san (a “Food Gobbling Rhythm Game”. It will be released on March 22nd, and will cost $6.99. It will offer English, Japanese, and Korean language options. You can find more details over at the official website!
Here’s the debut trailer:
EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san (Switch – eShop) will be released on March 22nd worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Here’s the latest render for Runner3:
Runner3 (Switch) does not have a release date yet.
Source: Choice Provisions (Twitter)