eShop news (October 7, Round 2): The Red Lantern / Horned Knight

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: release date for The Red Lantern, but also…

  • Horned Knight
  • Pumpkin Jack
  • Adventures of Chris

The Red Lantern

Timberline Studios have announced that The Red Lantern will be released on October 22nd in Europe and North America. It will cost $24.99.

Here’s the latest trailer, along with some details and the list of key features:

The Red Lantern is a resource management narrative game where you and your team of five sled dogs must survive the wilderness and find your way home. Set in the outskirts of Alaska, you play as The Musher, voiced by Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Life is Strange), as she sets out to start her new dog sledding life in the wilderness.

The game combines roguelite elements into this story-driven adventure game, where hundreds of different events can occur—like fending off bears, resisting frostbite, attending your dogs, or avoiding the most nefarious of woodland creatures: the squirrel.

  • Survive the Alaskan wilderness in this dog sledding, story-driven, rogue-lite game 
  • Choose how you want to interact with the world, do you tackle it head on hunting everything that moves, or do you take a more cautious approach? 
  • Discover the hundreds of unique encounters as you and your dogs explore the world and try to find your way home.
  • Adopt your 4 favorite pups to complete your dog sledding team.

The Red Lantern (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 22nd in Europe and North America.

Source: Timberline Studios PR

Horned Knight

2Awesome Studio have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Horned Knight. It’s a challenging 2D action platformer, releasing this Winter (2020) in Europe and North America.

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

Horned Knight is a challenging 2D action-platformer that pulls no punches by embodying the Golden Age of arcade gaming. Rewrite destiny as the Hero Knight and overcome all fears, enemies, and traps, outfitted with your trusty sword and mysterious Horned helmet.

In Horned Knight, calculated movement and agility is key. One small misstep can lead to your demise through 32 pulse pounding levels, offering various challenges from fireball wielding skeletons to venomous snakes, spike traps, pools of lava, and much more! 

Accessible and responsive controls make it easy to jump, air-dash, and slash your way through an area. Master the jumping wall climb technique and timed slashes to ensure your hero saves the greater realm!

  • 4 worlds and over 30 levels
  • Tons of monsters and bosses to show your might
  • Responsive controls: easy to play, hard to master
  • Beautifully pixel art animated graphics
  • Exciting action gameplay
  • Intense boss battles with challenging patterns and epic scale
  • 2 difficulty modes appropriate for all types of players―from story and setting lovers to hardcore action enthusiasts
  • An amazingly diverse castle to explore with different environments

Horned Knight (Switch – eShop) comes out this Winter in Europe and North America.

Source: 2Awesome Studio PR

Pumpkin Jack

Here’s the latest set of details for Pumpkin Jack, along with some more screenshots:

Enjoy engaging in an epic battle of evil against good as you jump, dodge, and carve your way through challenging enemies and daunting puzzles. Speed on roller-coaster-like rails in cartoony mine karts, escape dangerous situations like a giant burning barn and use your trusty owl companion for distance attacks – this won’t get boring until the end screen appears! Pumpkin Jack also shines by the use of Unreal Engine 4 which grants for gorgeously rendered and gruesomely colourful landscapes.

Pumpkin Jack is a spooky scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord. Dive into an epic adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good! Follow the will of the Devil himself and slay your nemesis in an epic quest that will take you on a journey in the Boredom Kingdom, a mythical realm shattered by the curse. You will meet friends along the way, from a haughty owl to a snarky crow!

Discover stunning atmospheres in a colorful yet spooky scary Kingdom. Travel through epic and dramatic settings, with each level having its own eerie atmosphere. Using a vibrant palette and high-quality lighting effects, Pumpkin Jack invents its own unique cartoon universe inspired by the classic PS2 graphic style, made with Unreal Engine 4.

Pumpkin Jack is a classic 3D Platformer before anything else! Every level will challenge you through several themed platforms, all giving you new trials to complete. You will have to master the arts of dodging, timing, and movement to vanquish Jack’s foes. During the dynamic real time battles, choose which weapon you want to use and strike at the critical moment!

Solve puzzles that focus on physics, gravity and reflection. Inhabit a pumpkin head and burn books, hammer some moles, create a path for magic spheres… And there is more: In each level, you will be faced with an action sequence using a new exclusive gameplay!

Pumpkin Jack (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 23rd in Europe and North America.

Source: Headup PR

Adventures of Chris

Here’s a making of video for Adventures of Chris:

Relive the wild cartoon adventures of the ’90s with Adventures of Chris! You’ll immediately notice the cartoon style and humor, but Adventures of Chris also has an exciting combat system that keeps you engaged. Learn everything you never knew you wanted to know about the game from developer Chris in this Making Of video.

Adventures of Chris (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 8th in Europe and North America.

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