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eShop news (September 10, Round 3) – Chronos: Before the Ashes / The Survivalists

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: trailer for Chronos: Before the Ashes, but also…

  • The Survivalists
  • Cresteaju
  • Spacebase Startopia
  • Grindstone
  • Wintermoor Tactics Club

Chronos: Before the Ashes

THQ Nordic have shared a trailer for Chronos: Before the Ashes, along with some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots:

In Chronos, the prequel story of Remnant: From the Ashes, the player takes the role of a young hero, trying to save his home from an ancient evil. To do this, a chosen one is sent to a mysterious labyrinth, full of both fearsome and mystic creatures, along with challenging puzzles. Combat is unforgiving and brutal – but in Chronos, death is not the end. Each time the hero fails, he is cast out and must wait one year to return to the labyrinth – you can try again, but one year older. When you start your journey, it’s still easy to get stronger and quicker, but the older you get, the more important your wisdom about the arcane powers will become.

Chronos: Before the Ashes is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles a hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil. Grow wiser, stronger and more powerful as you explore the depths of the mysterious labyrinth. But beware, the labyrinth takes a heavy toll – each time your hero dies, they lose a year of their life!

  • Adventure RPG – Refreshing combination of Adventure Game elements and RPG mechanics.
  • Deep Combat – A variety of weapons, abilities, and powers are available to the player in the pursuit of their quest.
  • Unique Aging Mechanic – Every time the player dies they age one year. Players must adapt to their advancing age as they progress throughout the game. You will begin your adventure young, nimble, and quick, and end your time in the game wise and more attuned to magic.

Chronos: Before the Ashes (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 1st in Europe and North America.

Source: THQ Nordic PR

The Survivalists

Starting today, The Survivalists is available for pre-order on the Nintendo eShop in Europe and North America. Players who pre-order or pre-purchase the game will get the Monkey Business DLC for free (includes three player hats and six monkey hats which are part of the Box-Ex sidequest). Also, the demo version is now available for download in Europe (it was released earlier today in North America and Japan).

Finally, here’s the latest trailer for the game:

The Survivalists (Switch) comes out on October 9th worldwide, with the retail release following on October 29th in Japan.

Source: Team17


PLiCY have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Cresteaju, a RPG developed by Shou. It will be released on September 17th in Japan, for 3 000 Yen.

Here’s a trailer and some screenshots:

Cresteaju (Switch – eShop) comes out on September 17th in Japan.

Source: Gamer

Spacebase Startopia

Kalypso Media have announced that Spacebase Startopia has been delayed to Spring 2021 (it was initially slated for a 2020 release). The developers are going to use the extra months of development to:

  • further polish the game
  • ensure the game can launch in more territories and on more platforms from Day One.

Spacebase Startopia (Switch – eShop) comes out in Spring 2021 in Europe and North America.

Source: Kalypso Media PR


Capybara Games have announced that Grindstone is to get even more content than previously announced, with the latest Software update (included at launch on Nintendo Switch):

  • New Daily Grind Mode: The Quick Grind.  You’ve got 10 turns and a random set of gear to post the highest score to the leaderboard.
  • 20  new levels to discover in two new additional cave areas.
  • Two new gold item blueprints to unlock + craft.
  • Get around Grindstone Mountain faster with a new fast-travel map scroll.
  • Refill your health and repair gear more quickly from the backpack!

And here’s some more details about the game:

Grindstone is a game of sword-slashing puzzle battles from the award-winning Super Time Force, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Critter Crunch! Grindstone Mountain is overrun with vicious Creeps! Slay your way up its treacherous peak where fortune, glory (and death) awaits!

It’ll take sharp puzzle skills and an even sharper blade to cleave your way through the swarms of bloodthirsty Creeps dwelling within Grindstone’s dungeons. Battle bosses, loot resources, discover long-lost blueprints for powerful gear, all while cleaving the innards from your deadly foes! Over 270 levels of intense puzzle-battling madness!

Grindstone (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: Capybara Games PR

Wintermoor Tactics Club

Here’s the launch trailer for Wintermoor Tactics Club, now available in Europe and North America:

The Upcoming Games page has been updated!


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