‘Fantasy Strike’ Takes 2D Brawler Action To The Nintendo Switch

setsuki1Now in Steam Early Access, the visually arresting 2D brawler Fantasy Strike will be released this summer (exact date tbd). This debut will coincide with its debut on the PlayStation 4 console and PC.

Fantasy Strike is the perfect fighting game for Switch,” said David Sirlin, lead designer of the title. “The Switch is a take-anywhere console, so fighting games would be great on it if not for how notoriously difficult they are to control Usually, playing a fighting game on a JoyCon would be tough, but Fantasy Strike is designed specifically for that. Detach the JoyCons, give one to a friend, and you can play a deep, strategic fighting game anywhere.”

During the latest patch, professional voice acting and facial animation for all 10 characters, along with a new Team Battle mode, have been added. Sirlin Games has also combined its own network tech with GGPO networking to give players a more seamless gaming experience. We’ll be reviewing the game in the coming months (possibly on the PlayStation 4) so stay tuned for our coverage!

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First Person Puzzler ‘Q.U.B.E. 2’ Lands March Release

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Q.U.B.E. 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed first person puzzler Q.U.B.E., hits PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 13. The sequel, which features new characters, has gamers playing archaeologist Amelia Cross as she attempts to escape an alien world with fellow stranded scientist Emma Sutcliffe.

“We’re very proud of how Q.U.B.E. 2 has shaped up – no pun intended – after nearly five years of development,” said Toxic Games Managing Director Dan Da Rocha. “When we made the first Q.U.B.E. we were still students, but after a half decade of real industry experience we’ve put together the kind of premium product we’ve always dreamed of. We hope you have as much fun playing it as we did making it.”

Armed with a unique pair of gloves that helps her manipulate the environment, Amelia must manipulate as well as become acclimated to her new environment in order to find a way back hope. The open ended adventure features over 80 puzzles – check out the gameplay trailer below and tell us what you think!

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Atmospheric Puzzler ‘Marble Land’ Gets Virtual Reality Roll Out This Fall

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Marbles traveling through vast terrain amidst Rube Goldberg inspired devices sounds like an intriguing experience, and gamers can give it a virtual reality shot when Marble Land launches on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR in November.

Gamers will face 45 puzzles with intricately built platforms that are impeding a blue marble from reaching a green target. An ability to spawn as many marbles as possible while solving the puzzle elements, along with manipulating the various structures enables players to complete each puzzle.

“With Marble Land we are trying to bring back the arcade marble run experience to players and VR technology allows us to take this experience to the next level,” said Devious Technologies CEO George Tudor. “No time limit or pressure and unlimited tries make Marble Land, a relaxing fun experience, like a walk in the park. Marble Land will appeal to all people who want to cut down on their stress levels and escape from reality.”

The title will also be available on Playstation VR and Google Daydream in the coming months. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ Launches Episode Two With ‘The Pact’

batmantheenemy“The Pact,” episode two of Telltale Games’ Batman: The Enemy Within, comes out October 3 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

The just released trailer for “The Pact” shows that The Joker’s (Anthony Ingruber) right hand woman Harley Quinn continues her bat-wielding (no pun intended) villainy throughout Gotham’s crime ridden streets, and it’s up to the Dark Knight (Troy Baker) to take her down. An unidentified antagonist shows up on the tail end of the clip, and although most fans don’t need a teaser to whet their appetites, it’s still a welcome sight.

Although players’ choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series spills over to the latest installment, Batman: The Enemy Within also functions as a standalone title. Fans of physical media can also purchases a season pass disc starting October 3.

Are you a fan of Telltale Games’ episodic take on gaming? Feel free to comment below!

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Isometric Platformer ‘Lumo’ Hits Nintendo Switch In October

Lumo SwitchLumo, an acclaimed isometric platform adventure, is hitting the Nintendo Switch in October via Rising Star Games. Along with being available via Nintendo eShop, a physical retail release is also planned.

If you grew up on such iconic isometric adventures/puzzler’s like Dig Dug, then Lumo should be up your ally. With over 400 rooms and six mini-games to unlock, the title promises a ton of gameplay (especially since this title offers its share of challenges). Playing a tiny wizard with a big hat, gamers must navigate their way through icy floors, avoid fireballs, and also use a bit of their intellect to advance from one difficult room to the next. Since a part of Lumo’s appeal is its throwback feel, the game is a perfect release for the Nintendo Switch.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!!

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‘Batman – The Telltale Series’ Offers Up Free Episode On iOS

batmantelltaleThe world of gaming is ever changing, and it’s amazing to see how smartphones and tablets have left their respective imprints on this market. As an iOS enthusiast, it’s great news to hear that the first episode of Batman – The Telltale Series is now available for free following a recent update.

Titled “Realm of Shadows,” episode one deals with Bruce Wayne’s (voiced by Troy Baker) realization that his father was actually a ruthless crime boss. Such a discovery leads Wayne to question his own role in Gotham City as the Caped Crusader. Harvey Dent (Travis Willingham), Vicki Vale (Erin Yvette), Lieutenant James Gordon (Murphy Guyver) and Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Laura Bailey) are among the featured characters in the series.

For physical media enthusiasts, Batman – The Telltale Series is also available as a season pass disc for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Are you a fan of Telltale Games’ series of episodic gaming? Leave us a comment below and offer up your thoughts on Batman – The Telltale Series!

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