Publisher Assemble Entertainment, and developer Robot Pumpkin Games, released The Innsmouth Case, a scary-comedy-text-adventure game set in the mysterious and foreboding Lovecraft universe, on Nintendo Switch for £13.49. As a special holiday bonus, you can secure your copy with a limited time 35% launch discount (bringing it to £8.76) via the Nintendo eShop!
The Innsmouth Case takes players on a truly harrowing, humorous, and fantastical journey where nothing is what it seems. It’s a game of cat-and-mouse with sinister forces in the tenebrous town of Innsmouth, a place packed to the gills with nameless horrors, and it’s your job to stay alert, stay safe, and solve the case of the missing girl.
To solve the enigmatic disappearance of little Tabitha Marsh, the most clever detective is not only wanted but desperately needed. Unfortunately, that particular detective is busy, so the case goes to you! Pack your belongings and prepare to head to the remote fishing village of Innsmouth, as The Innsmouth Case awaits!
Crack the Case and Save the Girl…It’s the Only Way to Survive Innsmouth!
The Innsmouth Case features a mix of horror and humor, making it the first scary-comedy-text-adventure of its kind. A game in which every decision counts, and there is far more than one way to successfully solve the case…or fail miserably.
Features of The Innsmouth Case include:
Become one with the Lovecraftian world around you, as each and every decision you make has a permanent effect on the ongoing story
The “interactive book” styled gameplay captivates with its perfect blend of offbeat humor and classic horror
Your fate is entirely in your hands; a total of 27 possible endings are to be discovered. Are you saving the day – or are your days in Innsmouth, and the world, numbered?
Explore 21st century Innsmouth, talk to more than 20 animated characters and solve the mystery of the disappearance of Tabitha Marsh
Meridiem Games have announced that the special boxed edition of story driven interactive drama Fahrenheit: 15th Anniversary Edition will launch onon the 26th January 2021 for PlayStation®4.
This is the perfect opportunity to rediscover one of the first highly acclaimed titles from French developer and publisher Quantic Dream. For over two decades Quantic Dream, founded by industry visionary David Cage, is best known for their use of cutting-edge motion capture technology to create story driven interactive dramas including the critically acclaimed titles Heavy Rain™, Beyond: Two Souls™ and Detroit: Become Human™.
Fahrenheit: 15th Anniversary Edition will include aspecially created case and sleeve, a sticker set, high quality printed artbook and a thank-you letter written by the team at Quantic Dream. This boxed edition will retail for £24.99 / €29.99 and is available to pre-order in specialist gaming stores now.
Fahrenheit is astory driven interactive drama played in both first and third person perspectives. New York City is stunned by a series of brutal slayings that all follow the same pattern: ordinary people possessed by a supernatural force causing them to commit murder. The story follows Lucas Kane who finds himself hunted by police detectives Carla Valenti and Tyler Miles after fleeing the scene of one such murder with no memory of what happened. What follows, is a thrilling, story driven adventure where your choices have a direct effect on how the story unfolds.
The PlayStation®4 retail boxed version of Fahrenheit: 15th Anniversary Editionis available to pre-order in specialist gaming stores now for £24.99 / €29.99.
PQube and developer NIPPON CULTURAL BROADCASTING EXTEND INC announced their partnership in bringing BUSTAFELLOWSto Nintendo Switch and Steam in the West in 2021!
Originally an Asia only launch,BUSTAFELLOWS is a gripping otome visual novel with an incredible urban noir aesthetic, emphasised through stunning character and environmental art from renowned artist, Sumeragi Kohaku. Mixing dangerous romance with murder mystery, players are invited to leap into the lead role, solving mysteries and making decisions that may well alter the course of history!
Following the fantastic reception to its 2019 launch in Japan, BUSTAFELLOWS has been one of the most highly anticipated visual novels to be brought to the West.
Incredible Story & Interactive Gameplay
Romance, mystery, dangerous relationships and the power to leap back in time, BUSTAFELLOWS follows the role of our heroine protagonist as she becomes embroiled in a thrilling plot about love and murder. Using your notepad to record clues and key pieces of information, you will solve crucial puzzles and navigate complex relationships as you journey into this sizzling interactive mystery and find love! Introducing brand new time sensitive gameplay mechanics, BUSTAFELLOWS challenges players to use intuition to choose wisely as they are confronted with difficult choices – make a decision or wisely skip as your choices are critical when building intimacy with your love interests in this exciting, steamy otome novel!
5 Romance Options
Develop a romantic relationship with Limbo, Shu, Helvetica, Mozu and Scarecrow; five dangerous fellows who may very well fall in love with you. Choose your route and build your affection with each ikemen through an interactive system.
Explore different routes and endings reflected by your choices made during the story. Shape your story through the choices you make, and unlock special side stories to learn all about each character and their true feelings!
Publisher Assemble Entertainment, most famous for the notorious point-and-click adventure game Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, and developer Huu Games are thrilled to announce that Shakes on a Plane is now available on Windows PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. Taking inspiration from popular titles like Overcooked and Unrailed, Shakes on a Plane puts players in the precarious position of providing a timely, relaxing, culinary experience at 30,000 feet to a host of hungry and impatient passengers before the plane reaches its destination. Of course, things are never as easy as they seem, so grab a crew, clear your schedules, and make sure to arrive at least three hours early. Shakes on a Plane is available for £12.99 GBP on PC with a 20% launch discount and £17.99 GBP on Nintendo Switch with a 30% launch discount.
“Shakes on a Plane takes the wit, humour, and simple fun that Assemble titles are known for and adds some surprisingly intense and chaotic multiplayer action,” said Assemble Entertainment CEO Stefan Marcinek. “It’s a goofy and colorful game built on a rock-solid platform that fans of the genre will certainly enjoy.”
Have you always dreamed of a life in the clouds, jet setting from exotic locale to exotic locale, and enjoying the finest international cuisine? Well, how about just the jet setting part, and instead of enjoying fine cuisine you’re instead serving burgers and shakes to a group of impatient, hangry passengers all crammed together in a metal box thousands of feet in the air? Shakes on a Plane tasks you and up to three friends with providing a satisfying airborne culinary experience in a chaotic environment with simple, easy-to-use controls and deceptively tactical gameplay. Coordination, delegation, and teamwork will propel-ler you to victory and ensure a five-star rating on the “How Was Your Flight Today” survey. And if the passengers get too sassy you can always para-drop them out the airlock — trust us, it’s standard procedure for all airlines.
Additional Features Include:
Flying is Fun…Right?: Crying babies, obnoxious drunks, impatient business class fliers…It’s not your job to pick the passengers, but it is your job to keep them satisfied with delicious treats and tasty beverages
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Grab up to three other players to build your ideal team of talented flight attendants, but don’t forget that you’re locked with them inside a narrow metal tube at 30,000 feet — coordination, cooperation, and patience are the keys to a successful flight
I Didn’t Order the Fish: Attention to detail is vital to keeping your impatient passengers sated with enough fast food to hopefully put them to sleep for the remainder of the flight. Make sure you get the right order to the right person, on time, or the cabin might get a tad unpleasant…
Putting the F in First Class…And UFO: Don’t get too comfortable…each plane has a different layout, forcing players to adapt on the “fly” and perfectly plan their food delivery path
Shakes on a Plane is now available for Windows PC via Steam for £12.99 GBP with a 20% launch discount and Nintendo Switch via the eShop for £17.99 GBP with a 30% launch discount.
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Following a successful launch of the acclaimedPC version, VLG Publishing (a label owned by award-winning video game publisher, Leonardo Interactive) and developer Studio V are excited to announce that psychological investigative thriller Dry Drowning will launch on Nintendo Switch in Q1 2021. As well as the opportunity to experience this captivating visual novel on the go, the Nintendo Switch version will feature a completely overhauled English localisation language track and improvements to the user interface.
“Dry Drowning is a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch, as murder mystery fans will be able to mull over difficult decisions and moral dilemmas wherever they may be,” explains Daniele Falcone, General Manager at Leonardo Interactive. “With over 150 narrative threads and three completely unique endings to unlock, players will find themselves glued to their screens longer than any show they’ve streamed in recent memory.”
Dry Drowning is a visual novel that takes a stark look at a near-future dominated by dark forces in positions of power. The game immerses players into the world of Mordred Foley – a troubled private detective with a genuinely shady past – and his mission to lift the lid on a serial killer taking out targets in a dystopian future. Weighed down by a dark history of his own, Foley’s world is one gripped by tyranny, where the hunger for power at the top results in society sinking to the absolute bottom.
The game differentiates itself from other visual novels with a script that doesn’t shy away from tackling themes such as racism, immigration, political extremism, and sexism and plays out in a multi-branching story made up of 150 different threads – a structure that places a heavy burden on every decision taken, and every line of dialogue uttered.
In a world where lying appears to be second nature to most, the ability to uncover the truth is worth its weight in gold. To aid Foley’s investigations, players have access to a unique ‘Living Nightmare’ system that highlights when a character is lying, helping to uncover a world where trusting anyone quickly becomes a dangerous game.
Dry Drowning features:
Choices that really matter: More than 150 story branches and three completely different endings.
Moral choices that impact character relationships and the game environment across a potential 20 hours of gameplay.
Elaborate clue system for investigations: Learn about the city of Nova Polemos and its citizens through dialogue, evidence, items, and character biographies.
Horror style interrogations: Use evidence to reconstruct cases, break people’s masks of deception, and uncover the truth with Dry Drowning’s “Living Nightmare” system.
Explore flashbacks and past cases to solve new ones.
Dynamic soundtrack with more than 40 dramatic and emotional tracks.
A balanced mix of Western and Eastern visual arts, casting light on a grim futuristic setting where cyberpunk and retro elements harmoniously coexist.
Dry Drowning will be available for Nintendo Switch in Q1 2021 andis available on Steam, GOG, Utomik, and itch.io for PC now. A free demo that includes the first two hours of gameplay is also now available on PC.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing. As Dixie Kong checks in with the rest of the family, she gets stuck with babysitting duties! But that won’t stop her from going on her next adventure. Play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of their abilities as they throw each other into action in over 40 levels.
The Ignition Factor – Intense firefighting action puts you in the heat of the moment. Take control of a brave firefighter as he battles to save people from towering infernos and flame-filled factories. Keep your cool to rescue all the victims. Get them out of the fire and back to safety!
Super Valis IV – A reddish moon calls forth evil, and the bells toll for battle. Take on the role of Lena, the only warrior able enough to wield the Valis sword against the forces of evil in this action platformer. The longer you take clearing a stage, the stronger the boss at its end will get. Dash, jump and use the items you collect along the way to traverse all seven stages.
Tuff E Nuff – Four champions seek to challenge the great tower! In this action game, your special attacks level up each time you defeat a certain number of enemies, making your hero grow even more powerful. Make good use of your guard, and carefully time your special attacks against all the tough guys you face on your way to Jade, the self-proclaimed Fighting King. With the instant-replay feature, you can have fun watching the last moments of a fight play out!
Nightshade – Sutekh has blanketed Metro City under a shroud of crime and corruption. The big crime bosses now answer only to him. To avenge his fallen idol, Mark Gray dons the guise of Nightshade, the last person standing between Sutekh and total control of Metro City. Using a combo of point-and-click and action gameplay styles, stalk the streets of Metro City in search of vengeance.
Nintendo also released a video featuring special codes to unlock bonus levels in some of the aforementioned games.