Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Outbreak: Endless Nightmares announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- Layers of Fear 2
- Kings of Paradise
- The Almost Gone
- Toricky S
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares
Dead Drop Studios have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, the latest entry in the Outbreak series. It will be released on May 19th in Europe and North America for $19.99. It’s now available for digital pre-order on the Nintendo eShop. The developers have also announced that free DLC will be released throughout the first year.
Here’s a trailer, some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots for the game:
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares features mo-cap animations for the first time in the series. Real-time lighting and shadows (including multi-layered VFX for gore and explosions) and incredibly detailed textures make it the most polished Outbreak yet!
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares delivers a new roguelike twist on the Outbreak series’ trademark survival horror gameplay. Replayability is boosted through increasingly challenging, semi-procedurally generated “anomalies” filled with items, lore, puzzles, and blood-starved fiends.
At the beginning of Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, you find yourself trapped within what remains of the Arzt Memorial Hospital. This becomes a central Hub – a safe zone where you can organize your inventory and storage cache, level up your character(s) … or just to take a breather before venturing out into the world again.
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares delivers extreme replayability by offering multiple character options – each with their own abilities, upgrade paths, and more. Explore, scavenge for supplies, uncover clues, and fight your way through the anomalies – each consisting of semi-procedurally generated instances where both the environment and the undead are out to kill you!
In true roguelike fashion, things get more difficult each time you enter an anomaly. You’ll need to think carefully about which weapons, healing items, and other supplies you’ll bring along for the journey: If you’re lucky, you may find storage caches that give you access to your expanded inventory – and offer an opportunity to restock. But it’s up to you to scour the environment for supplies.
There’s more to discover in the world other than murderous zombie hordes: Find the journals scattered about to learn more about the original outbreak – and ultimately where to find refuge! But don’t think death can save you: Every time you die, you’ll awake trapped in the Hub – a nexus between Life and Death.
- Something old, something new: Experience the Outbreak series’ signature classic survival action with the perfect mix of roguelike gameplay.
- Ever-expanding world: Explore a massive, semi-procedurally generated world that expands as the game progresses! Talk to NPCs, visit shops, etc.
- Three camera angles: Choose a view that works for you – fixed camera, over the shoulder – or first-person.
- Tactical camera/photo mode: Take beautiful pictures with the tactical camera or use photo mode to scan for anything dangerous nearby!
- Death isn’t the end: Death returns you to the Hub with most of your inventory intact – along with experience and money.
- Semi-procedurally generated dungeons: Revisit anomaly dungeons multiple times to find different traps, enemies, puzzles, challenges – and loot!
- Co-op gameplay: Fight the nightmare with a friend in two-player split-screen co-op.
- Character options: Choose from 6 unique characters – each with their own backstory, stats, and ability loadouts.
- Crafting: Dismantle, repair, and upgrade weapons; build ammo through gunpowder; and combine healing items to create new formulas and more!
- Multiple game modes: Choose from 5 gameplay modes – Standard, Ironman, Randomizer, Lost Hope, and Easy Mode.
- Uncover the story: Search through notes and logs to read more from Lydia’s journal and piece together the past and future of the outbreak.
- Late game content: Face a randomly-generated dungeon of extreme danger near the end of the game and try multiple New Game Plus modes after completing the story.
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 19th in Europe and North America.
Source: Dead Drop Studios PR
Layers of Fear 2
Bloober Team have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Layers of Fear 2, another first person psychological horror game.
It will be released on May 20th in Europe and North America, and it’s now available for digital pre-purchase for 26.99€ / £24.29 / $26.99 (regular price: 29.99€ / £26.99 / $29.99, from June 1st). It requires 5.6GB of free space, and is playable in the following languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, English.
Here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots for the game:
A sequel to the critically acclaimed horror phenomenon, Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game that puts you in the shoes of a Hollywood actor aboard an ocean liner. With an emphasis on exploration and storytelling, Layers of Fear 2 puts you in the center of the scene. You are not just in character, you are the character. The part you play is singularly yours. Written just for you. Beware, though, for all may not truly be what it seems.
Your past has helped to mold you into what you are, forced upon you the skills required to hone your craft. That same past has scraped deep furrowing scars into you, not on the outside where the world can see, but in a place buried so deep within that it has become shapeless. You push those memories down but let the experiences drive you into who, or what, you must play.
Darkness surrounds as you stand silently in the spotlight, the only sounds to be heard over your heartbeat are the distant breaking of waves against the hull. A deep and commanding voice rises from the distance. “Act!” – it demands. What part will you play?
Layers of Fear 2 (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 20th in Europe and North America.
Kings of Paradise
Voltage have announced their latest Otome Game for the Nintendo Switch: Kings of Paradise, to be released on May 27th worldwide. In Japan, it will cost 2 480 Yen, and will offer an English language option.
Here’s a trailer and some pictures:
“I thought I was done with love… He proved me wrong.” Newly divorced, you’ve been left unemployed, penniless, and homeless. However, socialite kings living on the top floor of a luxury apartment building have hired you to be their ‘housekeeper.’ Remember, these are no ordinary men… “I’ll remind you what it means to be a woman.”
Kings of Paradise (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 27th worldwide.
Bolverk Games have announced that a demo version for GLYPH will be released on May 17th in Europe and North America. It will offer the following:
- 3 exclusive levels only available in the DEMO, designed to teach basic controls while showing off some of the finest elements of the game
- 45 minutes of game time
- Tutorial mixed with authentic in-game experience
Here’s a trailer for the demo:
Source: Bolverk Games PR
The Almost Gone
Hybrid Squad have announced that they will release The Almost Gone in Japan on May 27th.
Here’s some screenshots:
The Almost Gone (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 27th in Japan.
Starting today, a demo version for Toricky S is available for download in Japan. If you already own the game, make sure to download the latest Software update for the game (Ver. 1.1.0), which adds an Easy Adventure Mode!
The Upcoming Games page has been updated!