VG247 Bursts Forth with the Release Date for BATTLOON from UNTIES Games

VG247 filled up its balloon and let out the news that BATTLLOON, the balloon-battling party game from Sony publishing label UNTIES and noname studio, pops onto Nintendo Switch and Steam on Feb. 28. Author Shabana Arif describes what BATTLLOON is all about: The aim of the game is to pop your opponents and remain intact for as long as possible. Players can choose from […]

New Atlas Calls Necrobarista One of the Most Anticipated Games of 2019

New Atlas named Necrobarista, the celshaded visual novel from Route 59 where the living and the dead meet in a magical café, as one of the most anticipated titles of 2019. The only indie game to make the list, Necrobarista got praised for being “undeniably beautiful, with an offbeat vibe of its own.” To read the […]

Variety: Killer Queen Black Buzzes to Nintendo Switch, Discord in Q3 2019

Variety reports Killer Queen Black, the strategic 8-player arcade action game from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games, will launch Q3 2019 for Nintendo Switch and on PC as a Discord exclusive. Writer Emily Gera hashes out the details on Killer Queen Black’s upcoming release: For the first 90 days after its launch, PC gamers can download the game exclusively from the […]

Eurogamer Hatches News of Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption’s New Boss, Game Modes, and Weapons

Eurogamer shared the news that Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, the boss battler from publisher Another Indie and Dark Star Game Studios, scored a massive content update with extra game modes, a new boss, and more weapons on Feb. 19, on all platforms alongside its PC launch. Reporter Matt Wales discusses Sinner‘s newest boss and the rewards for defeating it: At launch, […]

Nintendo Life Finds Treasure in its Review of City of Brass for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Life declares City of Brass, the Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games, to be “one of the most entertaining roguelikes to swing onto Nintendo Switch.” In his 9/10 review, author Dom Reseigh-Lincoln heaped particular praise on the whip-centric combat: Your whip (which comes in multiple, collectable varieties) can set off traps from a distance […]

Forbes Heralds Evoland: Legendary Edition Launch

In a round-up of role-playing games launching this month, Forbes’ Kevin Murnane shared the good word about Evoland: Legendary Edition release this week. Shiro Games’ journey through the history of action/adventure gaming, Evoland: Legendary Edition, is now available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Murnane described the game’s design transformations and reference points: Evoland is unique among […]

Shacknews Review Praises Astroneer 1.0 Release

Shacknews‘ Bill Lavoy awarded an 8/10 score in his review of System Era Softworks‘ Astroneer, the accessible interplanetary survival played by more than 2 million space explorers while in Early Access. Lavoy praised the final release’s co-op system that allows players to drop in and out of the game without hampering each other’s progress, the music (calling it “one of the […]

TouchArcade Highlights City of Brass for Nintendo Switch

TouchArcade’s recent SwitchArcade round-up gives fans of roguelikes something to look forward to: City of Brass. The Arabian Nights-inspired first-person hack-and-lash adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games is swinging onto Nintendo Switch February 8, 2019. Shaun Musgrave gave us a breakdown of what’s new this time around:  There are new characters, new relics, new weapons, added enemies, […]

PlayStation LifeStyle Shares Evoland Console Release Dates

PlayStation LifeStyle’s Matthew Hayes shared the console release dates for Shiro Games’ Evoland Legendary Edition. The genre-shifting adventure game arrives on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One this week. Here’s PlayStation LifeStyle on what players can expect from this entertaining mash-up: At one point, you may find yourself punching and kicking through a side-scrolling beat ’em […]

JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword Earns Thumbs-up from Nintendo Life in Nindie Round Up

NintendoLife highlighted several new indie games in their Nindie Round Up, including JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword, the fast-paced fantasy action platformer from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer NX Games, giving it a solid “thumbs-up.” Nat Eker gives impressions on JackQuest’s feeling and control: The control is very well matched, with each jump and attack feeling organic and […]