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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 11:30 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Booming Games today announced the beta test for Conqueror’s Blade will open on January 26. Players can register for the beta by visiting the game website at www.conquerorsblade.com. The PC “world” sandbox medieval warfare game recreates vast medieval civilizations and showcases their legendary weapons and fighting styles in a massive, immersive arena of war in which players command generals and their legions in pursuit of victory.

Strategic players will develop powerful Generals while tactically selecting the most effective Legions for each battle. There are several Generals in the game, each featuring different armaments and fighting styles. Generals may deploy multiple weapons with a unique set of skills that can be acquired and unlocked as players level up.
Players’ armies consist of Legions that can vary in size from 16 to 40 men. Each Legion features different skills and takes on a unique battlefield formation. For example, the Sword-Shield use a Shield Wall and are most effective in melee combat, while the Spear-Shield prefer a Turtle Formation and take on enemies with solid spears. The various formations offer different advantages to the Legions. Spear-Shield’s “Iron Barricade” formation, for instance, provides maximum protection for the General from enemy attack by placing him in the center.
The Legions’ special skills yield high damage or special effects, like cavalry charges or archers’ flaming arrows. Some skills may be used only in particular formations, such as the Spear-Shield’s advance and retreat can only be cast in Turtle Formation.

Will you be signing up for the beta? Let us know!
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Jan, 2018 At 06:35 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Freedom Planet seems to be coming to the Switch. Developer Galaxytrail posted the following on Facebook.

 

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Are we doing it right?

Freedom Planet was released on PC and consoles previously to much acclaim, with many citing it as the spiritual sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog. Will you buy this on Switch? Let us know!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jan, 2018 At 11:06 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Like many, I miss the days of classic 3D platformers such as Banjo-Kazooie and others from Rare. I was therefore delighted when several former Rare employees for Playtonic Games and announced Yooka-Laylee as a spiritual sequel. My eagerness for the game was lessened after hearing about the issues many had after launch, but I was determined to make my own opinion.

Well, Yooka-Laylee is certainly an interesting experience from start to finish, but I do not know if that is a good thing. The game starts out strong, with many callbacks to its spiritual ancestor, but issues arise almost immediately. To begin, I must address the camera issues that have plagued many. The camera feels like its taken from the N64 era and not in a good way. It interferes with the game and causes you to miss jumps and attacks. There is an option to change the camera movements, but this only helps a bit. But the camera isn’t the only issue, as aiming projectiles is much harder than it needs to be. I can never aim in the right direction and the projectiles constantly go where I was not aiming. Add to that, the fact that in several areas there are platforming scenarios that combine these two problems, and you have a recipe for frustration.

It is not all bad though, as the spirit of 90’s Rare is here. I do feel there is a good game that could have been, but the full vision was simply not realized. There were several moments such as certain boss battles, where I really did get a nostalgic feeling for Banjo-Kazooie, but then the uneven parts hit and I was ripped from the past. I feel Yooka-Laylee could have been a great game but perhaps it simply had too much pressure on the developers. Taken as a standalone game, it isn’t perfect but is more forgivable besides the camera and projectile issues, and could have been better received if not for expectations.

That being said, I find I have a hard time putting the game down. I do not know what it is, as I am often frustrated by it, but will keep returning to it in the end. I genuinely was not expecting to react to Yooka-Laylee that way, and that tells me that even if the game is flawed it definitely has that special something that keeps you from staying away. Maybe it is the amazing music from Grant Kirkhope that expertly recreates the mood of BK while adding in its own sense of identity, but the game does have a charm that works for it. In the end, I know I will keep coming back to this and that is an accomplishment for any game.

 

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jan, 2018 At 05:17 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Raise your blade! Developer Fun Punch Games and global indie publisher Playdius are proud to announce the official release date of Strikers Edge, set to launch worldwide for PC on Steam and on PlayStation®4 consoles via the PlayStation Network for North America audiences on Jan. 30, 2018. Players in Europe can look forward to Strikers Edge’s EU launch via PSN for PlayStation®4 on Jan. 31, 2018.

 

Designed to deliver the ultimate “Dodgebrawl” battle experience, Strikers Edge features a roster of eight ancient warriors from different eras and civilizations ready to enter the fray. Dodge, take cover, aim and scorch the earth with devastating moves! When medieval fantasy meets dodgeball, only the top Striker will be victorious in online or local multiplayer battles.

In addition to online and local multiplayer battles, Strikers Edge also offers a special Twitch Mode exclusively for Steam users. Simply activate the streamer mode in the options, start the stream, and invite your audience to mess with your match by choosing from a variety of modifiers and perks that spice up the gameplay.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, two Twitch live streams will take place during Strikers Edge’s last Steam Open Beta session. Players will be invited to brawl the Fun Punch Games team, and the Beta testers’ win ratio will determine the release promotion on Steam!

 

For more details on the upcoming Strikers Edge tournament, please head to the official Strikers Edge website. To stay up to date on the latest regarding Strikers Edge, follow the developers at Fun Punch Games on Twitter and Facebook – and join the growing Strikers Edge community on Reddit.

We will keep you updated on this game. Do you plan on checking it out?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jan, 2018 At 05:49 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Team 17 sent out the following

 

 

Award-winning international games label Team17 and developer Mouldy Toof Studios are excited to announce that their smash hit prison-escape game The Escapists 2 is now available to download on Nintendo Switch™.

 

The Escapists 2 is the follow up to the award-winning pixelated sandbox prison-escape game, back and better than ever with improved graphics, crafting and combat and the addition of multiplayer, the most fan requested feature to date. So, don your orange overalls and begin planning your escape route because it’s time to return to prison!

 

The Escapists 2 on Nintendo Switch™ allows you to bust out of anywhere, with anyone. Team up with another inmate for local two player split screen mode, taking either a Joy-Con™ or Pro Controller each to team up to break out, or work against one another to determine who’s the quickest convict to make an escape!

 

Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels. You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom! Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!

 

The Escapists 2 features:

  • 10 unique themed prisons to escape from
  • Two player split-screen play, and up to four player co-op and versus online multiplayer
  • Drop-in, drop-out online multiplayer experience.  Carefully plan and execute an intricate escape from your initial incarceration with your fellow inmates either online or locally, or simply hop into an existing game that’s in progress to help pull off the final touches of the escape!
  • Create your con with over 300 customisations to create your perfect prisoner
  • A dedicated tutorial for new players to learn the basics of prison life

 

The Escapists 2 is now available to download for Nintendo Switch™ via the Nintendo eShop for £19.99/$19.99/19,99 €.

Will you be getting the game? Don’t forget to read our review!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 04:44 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Last Encounter, the intergalactic roguelike twin-stick shooter with extensive weapon customization from Exordium Games, will arrive on Windows via Steam in Q2 2018, with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases later in Q2. Last Encounter will make its North American debut at PAX South 2018 as part of PAX Rising, booth 10657.
Set in the distant future, all hope is lost when our world is invaded by a savage and technologically superior alien race. To end the onslaught, humanity’s last remaining pilots will take the fight to the extraterrestrials’ vibrant, procedurally-generated galaxies.
With a fleet of unlockable and upgradable ships, each with their own abilities and attributes, mankind will have the spacecraft to battle the invaders, but will still need the firepower to eradicate their enemies. Fortunately each ship will have a component-based weapon system, allowing pilots to create their own armaments by customizing bullet type, firing pattern and more using parts discovered throughout their adventure.
Players will be able to bring up to three friends for cooperative annihilation. Together, they’ll take down challenging enemies and bosses in engaging, fast-paced couch co-op.
“Last Encounter offers a cooperative roguelike experience that encourages strategizing and working together, but players who want to tackle the challenge alone are not at a disadvantage,” said Andrej Kovacevic, Game Director, Exordium Games. “The component-based weapon system allows players to adapt their weapons and ships to maximize their chances for success in every situation, be it single or multiplayer.”
For more information, please visit the official website or follow Last Encounter on Twitter and Facebook.

This is a truly unique looking game. We plan to cover it more in the future, but what do you all think?
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 12:39 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Switch eShop has listed two  new games from Gambitious and Vile Monarch that will be coming. These games are: Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator and Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast, coming January 18 in Europe. .

 

Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator

The parrot is back from the dead bringing countless new insults for your disposal, Sir! Remember that silly game that parted lovers, destroyed families and turned friends into enemies? Here’s its successor that does even more, certainly with more style and more variety. And I have proof! This time you can spread affront to everyone in the world that has Internet access or – if you’re not the most sociable – you can sit alone and play with yourself. Nudge nudge.

So don’t let the parrot die for nothing and tell that grumpy old lady that her husband donated organs for a strange woman lying in a pond and that her sister poses nude for some dog. Then meet a retired hipster who admires pictures of a grunting sow, and a fake Russian who borrowed a dead body to put his teacup and crumpets on. It’s also the only game that lets you learn what’s The Meaning of Life, and that’s scientifically proven!

Game Features:
– Loner’s Insult Tournament Mode: Battle your way through numerous unique situations and verbally assault your CPU
– Real-Life Friends Mode: Belliger your actual friends on a couch, ottoman, or whatever else you like to rest your fanny on
– Imaginary-Friends Mode: Verbally take down strangers from all over the world online, and bring the witty pain across any device
– 5 Hilarious Playable Characters: Each with their own unique voices, quirky traits and hilarious “insult bits”
– 4 Conflict Scenarios: Lay down some verbal jujitsu across 4 different testy situations and environments
– Contentious Battle System: Employ combos, criticals, continuations and other new mechanics to outwit your argumentative opponents!

 

Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast

The boys are back, and they look better than ever! Oh…Sir! The Hollywood roast is a brand new spinoff to the surprise indie hit of 2016, Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator. This time around we’re taking tinsel town down a few notches, whilst classing up the joint. Play as one of many famous, but for legal purposes, slightly different pop culture icons and verbally spar with other Hollywood elitists using a deep battle system.

Verbally joust by yourself or take you verbal skills on a global PR tour and battle friends and family from anywhere in the world.

Game Features
– Unleash the sickest burns on your opponents in a Hollywood-style roast
– Play alone, online or couch multiplayer
– Deeper-than-you-think mechanics featuring combos, continuations and exploiting your rival’s weak spots
– A star-studded new cast of crazy Hollywood characters
– Set the scene with a slew of iconic film backdrops
– With the new Character Creation Mode powered by Steam Whatever, you can create your own formulaic celebrity clones in a lab– just like they do in real Hollywood!
– Bigger, ruder, insultier
– Comeback mechanic: charge your anger and finish the sentence with a unique closure
– Expanded career mode: master each scene to win Golden Parrots and use them to develop your character

Will you be checking these out on Switch?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 12:12 PM | Categorized As Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Stingbot Games has revealed that their new game, The Forbidden Art, will be coming to Switch in early 2019 after leaving Steam Early Access.

 

When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix’s humble beginnings to leading a powerful party on a mission to save the world of Chora from the blight of a powerful necromancer.

Phoenix will embark on quests, solve puzzles, discover long-forgotten secrets, and battle enemies in a grand adventure of ancient magic. By controlling the power of fire within, Phoenix will discover new ways to take down enemies and bosses, as well as understand his inner flame.

Full of action, suspense, comedy and unexpected twists and turns, The Forbidden Arts takes place in a magical realm combining western and eastern culture and is brought to life with a bright and colorful art style accentuated by an acoustic guitar soundtrack.

This is a great looking game. Will you be checking this out?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 12:12 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Chicken Wiggle released on the Nintendo 3DS earlier, but sadly did not receive the attention it deserved. Now developer and publisher Atooi is considering bringing the game to the Switch and are gauging interest in demand. If there is enough demand, a kickstarter would be launched to help the process along.

 

Would you want this game on Switch? Let the developers know!

 

If you are unfamiliar with the game, you can see our review here.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Jan, 2018 At 10:27 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Winking Entertainment has announced that Rabi-Ribi is coming to Switch.

 

There never quite seem to be enough bunny girls in the world, so here is another for you aficionados out there. This 2D sidescrolling exploration platformer follows the adventure of Erina, whose humdrum life as a regular rabbit is turned upside-down when she finds herself in an unknown world and turned into a human (with rabbit ears)!
Along the way she meets the cheerful pink-haired fairy, Ribbon, who mysteriously chooses to stay by Erina’s side.
These unwitting heroes embark together on their quest to restore Erina’s life to normalcy, but who knows what troubles lurk, waiting for them…

Rabi-Ribi is a 2D exploration platformer that focuses on non-linear gameplay. There will be hints to guide the player along, but they’re never required to follow them, which allows for much greater freedom to—you guessed it—explore.
Players will play as our protagonist Erina, who focuses on close quarters combat. Ribbon the fairy is the ranged attacker who follows Erina’s lead, indirectly controlled by the player.

Erina may be a little rabbit that was turned into a human, but that doesn’t stop her from being capable of some pretty neat moves.

Both Erina and Ribbon’s abilities can be improved by learning new skills and attacks through collecting items and upgrades that are spread throughout the world.
What trinkets and skills to pick up is up to the player; dare you challenge hard mode without any items?

– Retro exploration platformer featuring a bunny girl.
– 4+n difficulty settings for all types of players.
– 9+ main areas and 20+ sub-areas to explore.
– Over 60 items and upgrades.
– Over 20 fully illustrated characters with cutscene illustrations.
– 40+ boss battles, 1000+ attack patterns with Boss Rush Mode to fight some or all of them in a row.
– Post game story and content with speedrun mode which takes out every section of the game where the player cannot control the main character.
– Over 50+ pieces from an original soundtrack.
– English, Chinese and Japanese support.
– Bunny.

You can see a trailer below

 

This is certainly an interesting looking game. Will you be checking this out?

 

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