Tag: platformer

Physical Editions Ori and the Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps Releasing Later this Year

UPDATE: The standard physical editions of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps will release on the 8th of December 2020. Retailing at $39.99 / €39.99 for each title.

We previously reported about the Collector’s Edition of Ori and the Will of the Wisps heading to the Nintendo Switch. Now if you’re looking for a less pricey, but still physical alternative, then have I got news for you!

Ori and the Blind Forest, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps will both be receiving a physical copies. And according to reports they will be released in December of this year.

Source: Nintendolife, NintendoEverything

Kirby Fighters 2 is Here!

After the leak it was apparent this game would be launching soon. And it did! Following a shadow drop last night the game is now available for everyone to download and play. So, let’s take a look at what’s in store for us.

Apart from playing solo you’ll be able to connect locally with up to three friends on one console or across multiple consoles using local wireless or online play. Or challenge yourself in the Buddy Fighters Tower!

Like previous games Kirby can copy unique abilities. And there’s a new addition to that list: Wrestler, which let’s you slam opponents. Show them who owns the arena!

Playing earns you Fighter Points, which can be used to unlock new Copy Abilities, new stages to fight on, special item cards for use in the Buddy Fighters Tower or even alternative costumes.

And if your Nintendo Switch console has a save file for Super Kirby Clash or Kirby Star Allies on it, you can unlock unique alternative costumes to use in Kirby Fighters 2.

Source: Nintendo

The Wonderful Balan Wonderworld Heads to the Switch

This action platformer sees the stars of the show Emma and Leo use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld.

Twelve different tales await them in the Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks, tricks and traps.

Bash your enemies, walk in the air, freeze time or manipulate all kinds of objects when you pick up a new costume. With over 80 different costumes to choose from the possibilities are endless!

Source: Nintendo

The Half-Genie is Out of the Bottle

Having previously released physical copies of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Limited Run Games will be re-releasing the original Shantae for the GameBoy Color!

Yes, that’s right. A Game Boy Color cartridge that you can actually play on your GBC. This is a blessing since the original is really hard to come by and regularly auctions for several hundred euros. (There’s currently an eBay auction for €3000,‐.)

Apart from the regular version there’s also going to be a Collector’s Edition which will feature exclusive items, like the OST and an enamel pin.

Pre-orders for both of these will go up on 11th of September 2020, at 10am ET, for a period of four weeks. So, plenty of time to grab a copy.

Source: Limited Run Games

Even The Ocean Is Coming To Consoles!

Ratalaika Games and Analgesic Productions have announced their upcoming narrative-driven platformer, Even The Ocean, is coming to consoles next week! 

This platformer/visual novel/exploration game centres around the story of Aliph, a power plant technician in the alluringly futuristic Whiteforge city. After a routine maintenance trip goes askew Aliph must work with Mayor Biggs, learning how to use her new power and associated influence to save the city from an unknown menace. She must learn to use these new Light and Dark energies to stabilize the threatened city while also navigating a host of environmental issues, not to mention the small matter of the fate of the world.

Beautiful and diverse environments await as you navigate Aliph through the geography surrounding the city, meeting a whole slew of friends, allies, and travellers along the way. The combination of 2D levels and top-down maps promises to give you a glimpse into a beautiful fantasy world full of unique characters and a variety of locales.

Included in Even The Ocean are customizable difficulty settings. You can play the Complete version, Story-Only version, or Gameplay-Only version, aiding in making the experience unique each time.

Even The Ocean will be coming to PlayStation 4 America on 18/08, Playstation 4 Europe and Xbox One on 19/08, and Nintendo Switch – for both NA and EU – on 21/08. It’ll be priced at $14.99 for all platforms, so it’ll be equally accessible no matter what your favourite console is! 

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Golden Harvest Edition Announced

Developed by Edelweiss, this Action/Simulation game looks to use a combination of side-scrolling platforming and 3D farming simulation to charm players, with the limited Golden Harvest edition being announced for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The standard edition will also be available for Steam on November 10th 2020.

Golden Harvest edition, as announced by Marvelous Inc, will contain the same beautiful contents regardless of whether you go for Switch or PlayStation. There’s the physical game, a 132-page artbook, the game’s soundtrack split over 3 CDs, a double-sided poster, and a classic collector’s box. At £49.99 from the Marvelous Store, it’s a steal!

In the game, you’ll take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess who’s been banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. There, she’ll explore beautiful and forbidding environments, fight demons, and maybe even find a home. Bettering the lives of humanity and harvesting rice are key to proving herself, and Sakuna will have to work hard if she wants that title back!

Join fallen goddess Sakuna on her adventure to regain her holy status on This Holiday season!