Roguelite Unexplored: Unlocked Edition coming to Switch this spring

Roguelite Unexplored: Unlocked Edition coming to Switch this spring

Includes the “Mithril Run,” “Ripley Run,” and “Dark Ritual” add-ons.

Unexplored: Unlocked Edition

Ludomotion-developed roguelite Unexplored, which first launched for PC in February, is coming to Switch this spring as Unexplored: Unlocked Edition, publisher Digerati announced.

Here is an overview of the game, via Digerati:

About

Descend into the depths of the Dungeon of Doom and complete your quest: steal the Amulet of Yendor from the fearsome dragon and make it out alive.

Unexplored is the roguelite that feels like a roguelike. An accessible yet challenging action RPG that has won praise for its revolutionary level generation tech. Explore dangerous dungeons, forge magical items, solve mysterious puzzles and battle hundreds of foes.

Unexplored: Unlocked Edition includes the main game and its three DLC packs: Mithril Run, Ripley Run, and The Dark Ritual.

Key Features

  • Explore the ever-changing Dungeon of Doom – no two runs the same.
  • Intense melee combat – fight against goblins, trolls, skeletons, wyrms and many more creatures and bosses.
  • Stealth mechanics – dungeon-crawl like a real rogue!
  • Real emergent gameplay with many tactical options.
  • Challenging, generated puzzles await on every new run.
  • 7 distinctive character classes to unlock and master: Warrior, Rogue, Wizard, Archer, Cleric, Barbarian, Musketeer.
  • Adaptive, original soundtrack complements the action.
  • Mithril Run DLC: Explore the dark abandoned mines of Moryondor and escape with as much gold and treasure possible.
  • Ripley Run DLC: Armed with your trusty repeater crossbow, face off against a horde of alien Creeps.
  • The Dark Ritual DLC: Stop a group of cultists summoning The Great Old One in this Cthulhu-esque mystery.

Watch the announcement trailer below.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! first details, screenshots

Swing the Joy-Cons to the rhythm this summer in Japan.

Bandai Namco has released the first information and screenshots of the March-announced Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!.

Get the details below.

■ Swing the Joy-Cons Like Drumsticks

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

One feature of Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! is the “Furifuri Performance” control method, where you swing the Joy-Cons like drumsticks to enjoy a Taiko Drum Master experience just like you were at the arcade. The “Don” note is hit with a straight downward swing of the Joy-Cons, while the “Kat” note is hit with a diagonal downward swing. HD Rumble is also supported, allowing you to feel each strike of the drums.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! also supports TV mode, table mode, and handheld mode, allow you to perform whenever and wherever. Additionally, up to four Switch units can connect and play performances together in local multiplayer.

—In addition to Furifuri Performance, other control methods such as “Button Performance” and “Touch Performance” are also being prepared.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

—Swing the Joy-Cons with good timing when the notes overlap.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

■ Performance Characters that Possess Various Performance Skills

Performance characters are one of the new elements in Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! Before starting a performance, you can select a performance character. Each characters possesses various performance skills, so be sure to challenge songs that you have never played before.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Master Drumsticks

If you select the Master Drumsticks character, there will be no distinction between “Don” and “Kat” notes allowing you to simply swing the Joy-Cons to match the rhythm

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Lantern Eel

If you select the Lantern Eel character, you can barrage the drums to get a high score.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

■ Song List: Part 1 Revealed

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! will feature over 70 songs.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Here are the first 23 revealed songs:

Genre Song Title
Pop “Takane no Haneko-san” by Back Number
Pop “Tomo ni” by Wanima
Pop “TT -Japanese Ver.-“
Pop “Zenzenzense” from Your Name.
Pop “R.Y.U.S.E.I.”
Pop “RPG”
Pop “Natsu Matsuri”
Anime “Dokomademo ~How Far I’ll Go~” from Moana
Anime “Howling” from The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments
Anime “Be The One” from Kamen Rider Build
Anime “Itsumo Nando Demo” from Spirited Away
Anime “Aloha!!” from Pokemon Sun & Moon
Anime “Cha-La Head-Cha-La” from Dragon Ball Z
Anime “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime “Odore Dore Dora Doraemon Ondo”
Vocaloid “Haikei Doppelganger” by Kemu
Variety “YouTube Theme Song” by Hikakin & Seikin
Variety “Grip & Breakdown!! Tatsujin Edit.” by Touhou Project Arrange Sound Holic feat. Nana Takahashi
Classic “Tengoku to Jigoku Jokyoku” by Offenbach
Game Music “Jump Up, Super Star! Short Version” from Super Mario Odyssey
Game Music Splatoon 2 Medley”

■ Party Games You Can Play with Everyone

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! will feature party games you can play with everyone. Further information will be announced at a later date, but here are a couple of teaser screenshots for now:

—Beach Volleyball

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

—Don-chan and friends become bees!?

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! is due out this summer in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

Smartphone RPG Another Eden coming to Switch

Smartphone RPG Another Eden coming to Switch

Release date not announced.

Another Eden: The Cat That Travels Through Space and Time

Free-to-play smartphone RPG Another Eden: The Cat That Travels Through Space and Time is coming to Switch, developer Wright Flyer Studios announced during the game’s one-year anniversary live stream.

Further information about the Switch version was not announced.

Another Eden: The Cat That Travels Through Space and Time is currently available for iOS via the App Store and Android via Google Play in Japan. Visit the game’s official website here.

Music production studio KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch launches April 26

Music production studio KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch launches April 26

Play games and make music.

KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch

KORG and Detune will release music production studio software KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop on April 26 for $48, the companies announced.

Here is an overview of the game, via KORG:

Play Games. Make Music. A Music Creation Studio That Feels Like a Game.

Award-winning music creation software KORG Gadget is now available for the Nintendo Switch. Plentiful instrumental gadgets combined with a simple and intuitive graphical interface enable speedy music creation. With this new music creation studio, one can create and perform music by actively twisting and turning the Joy-Con.

There is also a multiplayer mode in which up to four people can collaborate in making music. Connect via an HDMI cable to enjoy playing on the TV in your living room, or use it with a projector for big live performances. Everyone can enjoy this new game-like DAW experience.

Key Features

  • Employs the intuitive KORG Gadget user interface – The KORG Gadget‘s most amazing feature is the intuitive music creation workflow, enabled by the KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch user interface. Sound, Phrase, Sequence, and Mix are contained in an intuitive layout, and allow for seamless music creation. Also, it can also be set to “scale mode” to match the song. Even those who are unaccustomed to synthesizers are able to enjoy creating songs.
  • 16 unique synthesizer and drum machine gadgets – The KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch includes 16 gadget instruments required for music creation. In addition to numerous unique synthesizers, ready-to-use drum machines and Kamata jointly developed with Bandai Namco Studio are all included. All gadgets have sophisticated adjustable parameters for rapidly producing all manner of sounds. You will find inspiring sounds quickly and easily.
  • Actively create and perform by operating the Joy-Con – Joy-Con sensors allow for enjoyable creation and performance of HD effects. For example , turn the Joy-Con to turn the knob on a gadget, or twist to enter or play the notes of a scale that matches the song. In both cases, HD vibration matching the movement is transmitted to the hand, so you can experience sensory feedback that has never been available in software before. In addition, it is also possible to perform and input using the Joy-Con buttons and sticks. Try challenging yourself in various ways.
  • Multiplayer mode allows for collaboration by up to four people – We’ve added a multiplayer mode that allows up to four people to collaborate on a song. This new style allows four people to play simultaneously on a screen divided into four parts. Each player can be responsible for his or her own part, or you can make it a DAW competition – perhaps erase or add the notes of another player, and turn music creation into a game!
  • The Living room, mobile: Play wherever you’d like – Using the Nintendo Switch dock’s HDMI cable, the KORG Gadget can be played on your TV. You can create a song on the big screen, or enjoy collaborating with up to four people. Also, by outputting to a screen, you can even using the Joy-Con for a live performance. Create music with this studio anytime, anywhere by choosing between TV Mode, Table Mode, Mobile Mode, etc.

Watch a set of gameplay videos below. Visit the game’s official website here.

Cube Creator X complete overview trailer

Cube Creator X complete overview trailer

“Creative action adventure” game launches April 26 in Japan.

Cube Creator X

Arc System Works has released a new “complete overview” trailer for Cube Creator X, its upcoming “creative action adventure” game from Big John Games.

If you missed our previous updates, read up on Cube Creator X‘s gameplay and systems here and here.

Cube Creator X is due out for Switch on April 26 in Japan.

Watch the trailer below.

Class of Heroes: Anniversary Edition first screenshots

Class of Heroes: Anniversary Edition first screenshots

Due out via the Nintendo eShop on April 26 in Japan.

Class of Heroes: Anniversary Edition

Acquire has launched the official website and released the first screenshots of its newly announced Class of Heroes: Anniversary Edition for Switch, which will launch via the Nintendo eShop in Japan on April 26 for 2,980 yen.

The dungeon RPG, a remastered version of the 2008-released PSP original, includes the following additional features:

  • Art Appreciation Mode – Lets users view all of the promotional materials, greeting cards, and the like from the series, not just from the original Class of Heroes (some materials are not included).
  • Music Appreciation Mode – Lets users listen to all of the music from series.

While the PSP version of Class of Heroes was released in North America by Atlus, and thus has an English translation, the Japanese release of the Switch remaster will only contain Japanese text, according to Nintendo.co.jp.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

Class of Heroes: Anniversary Edition announced for Switch

Due out on April 26 in Japan.

Class of Heroes

Acquire is bringing its dungeon RPG series Class of Heroes to Switch with Class of Heroes: Anniversary Edition, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals. It will launch on April 26 in Japan for 2,759 yen, presumably via the Nintendo eShop given that the release date is so soon.

Class of Heroes: Anniversary Edition includes a new mode that features a collection of rare images and background music.

The original Class of Heroes launched for PSP in Japan in August 2008. Atlus published the game in North America in August 2009.

Here is an overview of the dungeon RPG, via its official English website:

Home Room

  • With 10 races, two genders, three alignments, and 15 majors, there are over 500 character possibilities available!
  • Over 75 maps packed with puzzles, traps, and treasure for over 80 hours of dungeon crawling adventure!
  • Robust alchemy system with over 400 recipes that allow you to create and customize new items and equipment!

Welcome to Particus Academy!

Welcome, students, to Particus Academy, the newest Adventurer Academy to open its doors. Since the appearance of the labyrinths, a mysterious set of paths that transverse the mountains and forests, many youths have been inspired to venture within in search of their treasures and secrets. Particus Academy was built to help students reach their goals.

Here at Particus Academy, we strive to empower our students with the knowledge and skills needed to tackle the most difficult tasks within the labyrinths. With 15 majors to choose from and a diverse student body of all 10 races from across the world, Particus Academy is a compelling choice for any student looking to begin their adventure!

Our school prides itself on its many academic options its students may undertake. With 10 races, 3 alignments, and 15 majors available, your scholastic potential is virtually unlimited!

Our school laboratory is one of the finest in the land, allowing students to customize equipment to their hearts’ desires. Synthesize, upgrade, or add special effects to nearly any piece of armor or weapon you can buy or find!

Particus Academy is in a class of its own! Enroll today!

Adventure Academies

Ever since the appearance of the labyrinths across the world, becoming an “adventurer” has become an ambition of every youth. Thus the ‘Adventurer Academies’ were established, offering these dreamers their chance.

The newest Academy to begin enrolling students, Particus Academy was founded by a man of great vision, Principal Feinman. Not yet having made a name for itself, Particus is often regarded as idealistic and youthful.

Founded by Principal Korliov, Rantslate University is known across the world for its influence and power to this day. Its students excel in sports programs, and conduct themselves with rowdy, martial authority.

The Mashlenia Institute is the oldest and most prestigious Academy in the land. Only the gifted or incredibly wealthy need apply. Run by Principal Veema, the Institute has become even more exclusive after an incident where a young adventurer was lost in the labyrinths.

Thanks, Ryokutya2089.

Wave Race producer teases possible series revival

Wave Race producer teases possible series revival

“You may see that game again.”

Wave Race

A new Wave Race title may be in production. Speaking to Fandom at the 14th British Academy Games Awards held last week, Nintendo developer and Wave Race producer Shinya Takahashi teased a new entry.

“You may see that game again,” Takahashi said regarding Wave Race. “We have been trying to make many games, so that may be one of them… And I personally love Wave Race.”

Wave Race is a watercraft racing game series by Nintendo that debuted on Game Boy in 1992. A Nintendo 64 sequel called Wave Race 64 launched in 1996, followed by a GameCube sequel called Wave Race: Blue Storm in 2001.

Dark Souls Remastered for Switch delayed to summer

Dark Souls Remastered for Switch delayed to summer

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions still launching May 25.

Dark Souls Remastered

Bandai Namco has delayed the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered from its previously planned May 25 release date to this summer, the company announced. The Solaire of Astora Amiibo has also been delayed to summer.

According to Bandai Namco, “the new release timing gives the development team the time needed to make sure Nintendo Switch players can fully appreciate the true Dark Souls experience anytime and anywhere, thanks to the unique portable nature of the Nintendo Switch console.”

The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Dark Souls Remastered are still on track to launch on May 25.

Octopath Traveler April overview trailer [Update: English]

Octopath Traveler April overview trailer [Update: English]

Introducing the hunter H’aanit and thief Therion.

Octopath Traveler

Following an overview trailer in March, Square Enix has released a new overview trailer for Octopath Traveler in April.

The April trailer introduces characters H’aanit, a hunter, and Therion, a thief, as well as Noble and Rogue field commands (Tressa can buy items from townspeople, while Therion can steal items), and Sub Stories.

Octopath Traveler is due out for Switch worldwide on July 13.

Watch the trailer below.

Updaet: Watch the English version below.