Retro Studios’ Secret Project Is “Story Heavy” And Likely A New Nintendo IP [DETAILS]

The popular employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn has provided clues through a profile listing of Retro Studios talent that illustrates one of the writers at Retro Studios (previously a manager) had updated their Resume with the following detail:

Working with a highly skilled team to bridge the gaps between game design needs and telling a compelling story in a meaningful world. Finding the best ways to construct the narrative we want the player to experience with the tools and restrictions available through text, dialogue, and non-traditional storytelling.

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[NEW] Nico Augusto’s Gorgeous “Seasons of Heaven” Was NOT Canceled [SWITCH GAMEPLAY DETAILS]

Seasons of Heaven

Seasons of Heaven is a media franchise composed of the French novel and the upcoming titular video game. Seasons of Heaven is about a post-apocalyptic world, which has undergone some dramatic events. Thankfully, there are some survivors. The game will focus on Yann, a telepathic boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, and his French bulldog, Ani. His parents, Elise and Tim, are part of a larger group of survivors, including James and Sarah, their son Thomas, and two other children called Nina and Ana.

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🎂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY NINTENDO SWITCH! [A LOOK BACK] 🎉

On March 3, 2017, Nintendo Switch hit store shelves all around the world. Since then, fans have embraced the system’s unique ability to alternate between handheld and TV mode and its ever-growing library of great first- and third-party games.

Let’s take a moment to review some of the highlights from Nintendo Switch’s first year

 

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Seed Interactive and Illumination Games Announce Skies of Fury DX for Nintendo Switch™

 

 

Take to the skies and experience WWI as a fighter pilot! Skies of Fury DX offers players the chance to engage in epic, aerial combat in historic Bloody April, 1917, as both British and German pilots. Using 10 distinctive aircraft from WWI, players fly through stunning, hand-painted environments. Dogfight through the missions as a single player, or challenge your friends to multiplayer, split-screen battles.

 

 

Skies of Fury features

100 different missions
Unlockable comics based on the real history of Bloody April
Multiplayer modes, Survival and Versus, for up to four players
Hundreds of unlockables to customize your plane
Play to unlock upgrades for your flying and combat abilities

 

DEVELOPER HOMEPAGE

NIS America’s Judith Pi Reveals Details On Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana For Nintendo Switch [DEVELOPMENT IMAGES]

 

Associate Product Marketing Manager at NIS America, Inc. has spoken in online interview revealing therein interesting information specific to Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana incoming to Nintendo Switch! Ys is a Japanese computer and console role-playing video game series, and Nihon Falcom corporation’s flagship franchise. It started on the NEC PC-8801 in 1987, created by Masaya Hashimoto (director, programmer, designer) and Tomoyoshi Miyazaki (scenario writer). In terms of the number of game releases, Ys is second only to Final Fantasy as the largest eastern role-playing game franchise. Ys is particularly popular in Japan and Korea.

 

Hi! My name is Judith and I’m currently an Associate Product Marketing Manager at NIS America. I am in charge of all aspects of social media marketing for this title. Ys is an action RPG series that centers around Adol Christin (besides Ys Origins). He’s an adventurer who travels the world (usually with his companion Dogi). The Ys series gameplay has evolved a lot over the past 30 years, with several different styles, but all the games feature fast, addictive gameplay and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is no exception! We are aiming for the highest quality possible in all aspects. We anticipate a mid-summer launch. Many Nintendo Switch gamers have compared Ys VIII to the Monster Hunter and Xenoblade series. Also of note is that this is the first time an Ys game has been brought over to a Nintendo home console since Ys III: Wanderers from Ys was launched on the SNES. We believe that the revised localization of Ys VIII better captures the essence of the Japanese language version. That said, language and culture are deeply intertwined and not everything can translate 100% from one language to another; in those cases, we have made sure that the essence of the original is preserved. Please stay tuned for more details specific to the Switch version of this game. As the social media manager, I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our supporters who take the time out of their day to talk to us via our social channels like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It makes me so happy to be able to personally see what everyone has to say, the good and the bad, things we can improve on, and things you are all excited for. Nothing makes me happier than being online and getting to know you all through our games. “

 

 

Kaet Must Die! Nintendo Switch Announced & Detailed [FOOTAGE]

 

Independent developer Strength in Numbers Studios is proud to announce that Kaet Must Die! will be ready to make players around the world scream, when the scariest and hardest new game on Steam launches on April 5, 2018, with Nintendo Switch™ and Microsoft® Xbox One versions soon to follow. Players can get a taste of the uncompromising challenge of Kaet Must Die! at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), as Strength in Numbers will be on-hand and available for playable demos, live streams and developer interviews at GDC Booth Number PL 4255.

Designed to be the most brutal, unforgiving game ever made with plenty of jump scares and unlimited deaths thrown in for good measure, Kaet Must Die! is a first-person, horror puzzle game that finds players taking on the role of Kaetheran, a powerful psionicist who has woken up alone in a dark sewer. Stripped of her powers, and surrounded by an army of unholy creatures who have one mission – to kill her – players must help Kaetheran survive through exploration and deciphering clues to solve puzzles, gain new abilities, and unravel the mystery as to why literally everyone and everything wants her to die.

Available to play publicly for the first time at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 21 through March 23, Kaet Must Die! will be ready to accept all who think they can avoid the constant threat of death. In the meantime, all are welcome to try their hand at the Kaet Must Die! demo on Steam, featuring an early build of the title’s first level.

“Be prepared to die. A lot,” says Strength in Numbers CEO, Scott Rescheke. “Kaet Must Die! was designed to punish players with its over-the-top difficulty and to appeal to those hungry for a true challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of games journalists die, and die again when we show off the game at this year’s GDC.”

 

 

You are Kaetheran, an extremely powerful psionicist with a flair for cyberpunk style. You have awoken in a dank-AF sewer without your mind powers. You must figure out how to escape the sewer without losing your life while the blood witch Annalinnia tries to make you insane.

Kaet Must Die! INCLUDED FEATURES

Brutal Difficulty Expect to die. A lot. Kaet Must Die! finds players exploring hostile environments filled with enemies around every corner who can kill you with a single to: Turn up the volume and turn down the lights. Kaet Must Die! will make players jump from their seats as they follow cryptic clues and unravel the mystery as to why everyone wants to kill you

– True Horror Turn up the volume and turn down the lights. Kaet Must Die! will make players jump from their seats as they follow cryptic clues and unravel the mystery as to why everyone wants to kill you

Darkness and Insanity Time spent in the safety of the shadows will cause your insanity meter to rise, drawing the attention of the dreaded blood witch Annalinnia

Challenging Puzzles Players must pay close attention to their environment, following cryptic clues to solve the game’s many puzzles to proceed. Don’t expect any hand holding or hints

 

 SCREAM LOUDER HERE

Media Create Sales (Feb 19 – Feb 25) – NS Sales Steady, Bayo 2 (NS) Drop Less Than Anticipated [DETAILS/CHARTS]

 

(Numbers are JPN Only)

In this the 52nd week of the NS on the market the NS sold 39,696 bringing LTD sales to 3,757,827 and YTD sales to 445,208. The units sold are flat from last week, unfortunate they haven’t started increasing stock levels yet, but at least the drops have come to an end (for now at least). About a year on the market now, just a few more days.

Bayonetta 2 (NS) saw sales drop -43% this week to 5,443 for a total of 14,975. This gives a bit of hope for the legs of the NS version of Bayonetta 2 as the Wii U version had a drop of -82%, dropping from a much better first week total of 38,828 all the way down to 6,970

 

NINTENDO 3DS FIRST TO SURPASS 5M

In addition, the NDS has finally caught back up with the NS and will almost certainly stay ahead for the foreseeable future.

 

Media Create Software

01./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 53.982 / 1.890.273 (-37%)
02./00. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7.600) – 46.411 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) – 31.359 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} (¥6.980) – 24.118 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 19.501 / 2.062.345 (-11%)
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 17.259 / 1.363.646 (-10%)
07./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.252 / 883.780 (+4%)
08./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 11.639 / 1.626.145 (-8%)
09./05. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) – 8.959 / 147.634 (-58%)
10./00. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.22} (¥6.800) – 8.833 / NEW
11./10. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 8.634 / 151.225 (-32%)
12./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 8.614 / 1.566.656 (-8%)
13./09. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) – 6.027 / 94.631 (-54%)
14./14. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥5.980) – 5.443 / 14.975 (-43%)
15./02. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800) – 5.336 / 41.378 (-85%)
16./00. [PSV] Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.22} (¥6.800) – 4.319 / NEW
17./18. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 4.271 / 165.894 (-27%)
18./20. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.215 / 403.972 (+1%)
19./17. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) – 3.992 / 92.935 (-33%)
20./50. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} (¥7.800) – 3.898 / 89.486

 

Media Create Hardware

 

3DS by model (last week):
New 2DS LL – 6,693 (5,778)
New 3DS LL – 3,693 (3,424)
2DS – 850 (959)

PS4 by model (last week):
PlayStation 4 – 29,392 (41,496)
PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,383 (8,006)

 

Media Create week 52 sales comparison (LTD)

NS: 39,696 (3,757,827)
Wii: 54,362 (3,870,665)
3DS: 94,667 (5,026,622)
Wii U: 28,518 (1,219,474)
PSV: 11,039 (1,074,621)
PS4: 21,381 (1,118,805)
NDS: 132,012 (3,774,084)
PSP: 92,121 (2,228,797)
PS3: 17,434 (1,246,201)

 

 

 

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F-Zero And Splatoon Had A Switch Baby Named “Trailblazers”, An Online CoOp Racer [Announcement Trailer]

Trailblazers is a fresh new co-operative racing title with an innovative on-track game mechanic: paint the track, boost on your color and work as a team to win!

Take control of high-speed racers in unique 3v3 team races across a series of colorful circuits. Paint the track as you race, capturing key areas to dynamically change the racing line, then boost on your team’s color to dominate the race!

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