‘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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Space Age Puzzler ‘Q.U.B.E. 2’ Trailer Launches With An Air Of Mystery

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First person puzzle adventures, at its best, will challenge gamers to the nth degree, and what makes Q.U.B.E. 2 an interesting adventure lies in the mystery behind archeologist Amelia Cross’ journey. Awakening to an alien world with no memory how she landed in the area, Cross, must navigate herself in a new environment and find her way home. As she overcomes the challenges that cross her path, Cross gets closer to discovering the truth, and with 80 puzzles to spare, our heroine has a ton of work to do.

“With Q.U.B.E. 2 we have pushed the boundaries of what a small independent team can create in a first person puzzle game,” said Toxic Games Managing Director Dan Da Rocha. “In addition to creating incredible new puzzles, we also focused on narrative from this game’s inception. Amelia’s emotional journey throughout the adventure has given the puzzles a greater thematic depth and spurred us on to design some truly unique challenges. We think this has truly elevated the gameplay experience of Q.U.B.E. 2 to another level.”

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

Q.U.B.E. 2 comes out March 13 on PC and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

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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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Beat ‘Em Up Brawler ‘Samurai Riot’ Slices A Path To Steam

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Side scrolling, 2D, beat’em up titles that owe a debut to ’90s gaming are, if executed properly, highly addicting. Independent studio Wako Factory are releasing Samurai Riot, their version of the genre, on Steam starting September 13. One of the interesting aspects of the title is that eight different endings are offered up within the game, and since brawlers are usually fun and brainless experiences, it’ great to see the developers giving ample storytelling choices amidst all the slicing and dicing. The trailer also suggests that players can make moral choices to either follow the honorable code of the samurai or go an entirely darker route.

Samurai Riot is a game that can judge the quality of your cooperation,” said Wako Factory game designer Kevin Buchet. “For example, if you protect your partner’s back or hit together the same enemy, you’ll be rewarded and unlock a deadly cooperative attack! even the story involves both players equally, you’ll have to make team based choices, or enter a PVP fight against your partner to win the lead!”

Check out the trailer below and leaves us a comment regarding your thoughts on Samurai Riot!

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Red Planet Adventure ‘JCB Pioneer: Mars’ Hits Steam Early Access

jcb1Explorations into a relatively unknown universe usually involved battles with aliens and spaceships, and thankfully JCB Pioneer: Mars is taking on an entirely different direction. The survival driven experience has players navigating JCB vehicles to mine precious materials, investigate new technologies and construct buildings in an effort to build a new world on the red planet.

JCB Pioneer: Mars brings the harsh reality of the red planet to life with detailed high definition graphics, vehicle physics and weater effects as you prepare Mars for human colonization,” said Atomicom design director Andy Santos about this ambitious survival sandbox title. “Launching with 20 plus hours of content, we are excited to hear the player response that will shape our future development roadmap.”

A collaboration between independent studio Atomicom and publisher GamesCo, JCB Pioneer: Mars is now available on Steam Early Access. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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Action Platformer ‘Hidden Dragon Legend’ Hits PlayStation 4 In September

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Hidden Dragon Legend, an action platforming game that is set in ancient China, hits PlayStation 4 September 19 and Steam later this year. The title is part of the Oasis Games lineup that will be shown at Gamescon along with Light Tracer and Fringe Wars.

In Hidden Dragon Legend gamers will hack and slash their way to battle intimidating foes and bosses as they attempt to take a powerful object called the Dragon Cauldron. Though this item grants inhuman powers, it renders the respective warrior a slave to an evil faction, and gamers go on a journey of revenge to settle the score and defeat their supposed masters.

The trailer to Hidden Dragon Legend features top notch graphics and what looks to be an epic boss fight. Watching a warrior run through a tree lined forest is also eye catching. Oasis Games is also claiming its title has “Metroidvnia-style” puzzles (channeling an instant classic is refreshingly heady in my opinion) and an immersive skill tree for customization. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think of Hidden Dragon Legend!

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