Nintendo Nindies Summer Jam Promo

Nintendo is going to show off a number of amazing indie games coming soon at PAX WEST in Seattle. Every Thursday in September, a new digital release will hit Nintendo eShop for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS or both at an introductory pricing promotion of 10 percent off during the first week of launch. Additionally, the featured developers will share video stories about their projects’ development in Nintendo eShop. The featured developers will also curate a shelf in Nintendo eShop highlighting some of their favorite games.

 

The release schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1

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Axiom Verge from Thomas Happ Games – In this retro-style action-platform-exploration game, use the Wii U GamePad as your map, a way to easily swap between weapons or for Off-TV Play. A failed scientist dies in an accident, only to awaken in a mysterious, alien world. Where is he? How did he get here? And why do the fundamental laws of reality appear broken? Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge. Available on Wii U.

Sept. 8

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition from Thunder Lotus Games – Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla.Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the map is always displayed on the GamePad and God Powers can be activated using the touch screen. The game launches on Wii U first, and its GamePad features make this the definitive version. Impress the Gods!

Sept. 15

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Noitu Love: Devolution from MP2 Games – The year is 2288. The city is protected by an organization called “The Peacekeepers League” and everything is swell except that it’s under attack by a robot army lead by professor Darnacus Damnation! Or is it… ?  Available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with intuitive, touch-screen controlled gameplay.

Sept. 22

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Severed from Drinkbox Studios – Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, who wields a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Available on Wii U. Features include: Cross-Buy between Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Wii U Off-TV Play, in-game Achievements, HD graphical optimizations.

Sept. 29

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Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 from INTI CREATES – Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 is a 2D action-platforming game in the style of the Japanese classics of yesteryear. The great controls, crisp graphics, unique play mechanics and epic boss battles from the first installment are all here, along with a host of new features. Available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.

Check out all of these games, as well as a variety of Nindie games for the rest of the year and beyond in the list below or in the #Nindies Summer Jam Sizzle Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-IM7S4ByvM.

Wii U

Available
Game
Developer
Sept. 1
Axiom Verge
Thomas Happ Games
Sept. 8
Jotun: Valhalla Edition
Thunder Lotus Games
Sept. 15
Noitu Love: Devolution
MP2 Games
Sept. 22
Severed
Drinkbox Studios
Sept. 30
SteamWorld Heist
Image & Form
September
FAST Racing Neo – Neo Future Pack
Shin’en
September
Zarvot
SnowHydra Games
September
DubWars
WOBBL3 Entertainment
October
Ectoplaza
Syndicate Atomic
October
Soul Axiom
Wales Interactive
October
Antipole DX
Saturnine Games
October
Rocket Fist
DanielSnd
October
Shantae Half-Genie Hero
WayForward/XSEED
December
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MixedBag
December
Hollow Knight
Team Cherry
December
Stardew Valley
Chucklefish Games
Q1
World to the West
Rain Games
Nintendo 3DS
Available
Game
Developer
Sept. 15
Noitu Love: Devolution 
MP2 Games
Summer
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure
Mastiff
Sept. 29
Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2
INTI CREATES
October
Antipole DX
Saturnine Games
October
Punch Club
tiny Build Games
December
forma.8
MixedBag
Fall
Severed       
Drinkbox Studios
Q4
Runbow Pocket     
13AM Games
To find a full listing of games and game details, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/games/nindies-summer-jam.
[Source: Nintendo]
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New WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY Screenshots Released Today

SQUARE ENIX today released new screenshots for WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY, showcasing the gorgeous environments, labyrinthine dungeons, legendary characters and various Mirages (monsters) in the world of Grymoire. Check out the latest screenshots below.

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THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV Review (PS4): The 3v3 King is Back!

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV is the latest iteration of SNK’s beloved arcade classic from 1994. The 3v3 team formula fighting king is back, but with a new coat of paint going from 2D sprites to full 3D models while still keeping the 2D gameplay. New refinements to the system and changes that make the game more accessible while still keeping the in-depth skills for the competitive players to find out. Fighting fans will have a blast to play for countless hours with an amazing roster of over 50 characters to choose from that brings back returning characters like Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, K’, Yuri, Terry and more. There are 19 new characters within the roster that includes a mask luchador named the King of Dinosaurs, Alice from Fatal Fury: The Legend of Wild Wolf, Love Heart from SNK’s Pachinko game series Sky Love, and more. All characters are unique and a blast to try them out in order to choose your main team. Continue reading THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV Review (PS4): The 3v3 King is Back!

New Game Releases – 8/22/16

Check out the new game releases for the week below. What games got your interest this week? Let me know in the comments below what games your going to be playing this week. Enjoy!

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition (PS4) Digital

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In Absolute Drift, you will master the art of drifting. Practice your skills in Free-Roam and compete in drift events such as Driftkhana and Mountain Drifting.

Alone With You (PS4, PS Vita) Digital

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Alone With You is a sci-fi game for people who love adventure, exploring and maybe even a little romance.

You’re the last survivor of a doomed space colony, trying to escape a planet before it implodes around you. Along with your troubled AI companion, you’ll scan for clues, solve puzzles, and discover the fates of over two-dozen colonists and the secrets of their interwoven lives.

Armikrog (PS4) Digital

WiiU_Armikrog_02Armikrog is a unique stop motion clay animated point and click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood. Unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak captive through exploration and puzzle solving!

Big City Stories (PS4) Digital

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Big City Stories is a free to play city builder, basically the next generation successor of Home Tycoon. Design, build, and rule your own city! Big City Stories puts you in charge of your own city where you can meet your citizens and staff, race around in vehicles you commandeer, and invite friends to admire your creation.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC, PS4, X1)

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Now an experienced covert operative, Adam Jensen is forced to operate in a world that has grown to despise his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

Doodle Devil (PS3) Digital

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Embrace your dark side! While Doodle God was creating the universe, Doodle Devil was also having some fun. The same addictive, puzzle gameplay that made Doodle God a hit is back but with an evil twist.

Inside (PS4) Digital

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Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4)

the-king-of-fighters-xiv-16“THE KING OF FIGHTERS (KOF)” Series has enjoyed huge success across the globe since its birth in 1994. The latest installment and true successor to the main (numbered) series, has finally been revealed! Game visuals have evolved into 3D graphics, however “KOF XIV” keeps the classic 2D gameplay and “3-on-3 TEAM BATTLE” game system that has made the series such a big success over the years. The first chapter of a brand new “KOF” Saga, which welcomes a plethora of returning characters as well as newcomers, now begins! 

Madden NFL 17 (PS3, PS4, X360, X1)

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Take your team all the way in Madden NFL 17 with new and immersive features in the deepest Franchise mode to-date, putting you at the center of your team’s Championship run.  Arm your team for gridiron glory on both sides of the ball with innovative ball carrier feedback cues, defender fake out mechanics and a new, authentic defensive AI system. Driven by the most balanced gameplay yet, along with fun and fresh ways to play modes such as Ultimate Team and Draft Champions, Madden NFL 17 is the most complete Madden…ever. 

Metrico+ (PC, PS4) Digital

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Metrico+ is an input-driven game in a world of infographics. All the bar charts, line diagrams, and pie charts react to what you are doing. You have to rethink all you know in order to solve all the puzzles and explore every part of the world that is Metrico.

Prominence Poker (PS4) Digital

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Built around unsuspecting and seedy locations, Prominence is a gambling utopia ruled by crooked goons that are determined to keep you from cashing out. Only here can you find the thrill of high stakes poker while risking everything to take over this underground empire from “The Mayor” — the mysterious town founder.

Solar Shifter EX (X1) Digital

solar-shifter-ex.jpegWarp into action with Solar Shifter EX. Man your ship and dive into fierce combat situations in space and over beautiful and distant planet surfaces. Solar Shifter EX is a sci-fi shoot ’em up with the unique ability to ‘shift’. Your only weapon is your ship: The Phase Shifter has been outfitted with a one-of-a-kind jump drive that lets you warp out of tough situations at will, a technique which will challenge you of to your limits when surviving the masses of enemies coming at you from all sides in this true bullet hell.

Valley (PC, PS4, X1) Digital

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Explore the vast and beautiful world of Valley using the power of the L.E.A.F. suit: a fierce exoskeleton that grants exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate the life and death of all living things.

Worms W.M.D. (PC, PS4, X1) Digital

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The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings, plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.
*Releases are subject to change without notice.*

New Nintendo Downloads – 8/18/16

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

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    • Metroid Prime: Federation Force – The galaxy is not at peace. The war between the Galactic Federation and the Space Pirates is far from over. Enlist with the Federation Force to join a four-player local or online squad in this co-op sci-fi shooter (additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). Fight alongside teammates in your specialized Mech to eliminate the Space Pirate menace and any threat that stands in your way. You can make it a solitary mission or join up to three friends for increased firepower and deeper strategies. The Metroid Prime: Federation Force game will be available on Aug. 19.

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    • Style Savvy: Fashion Forward – Show off your sense of style and dominate the fashion world across five exciting careers. Manage your own boutique, design clothes fit for a fashionista, style some wicked hair, master the art of make-up and even become the next top model. The world is your runway in this fun fully outfitted fashion game. The Style Savvy: Fashion Forward game will be available on Aug. 19.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U

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    • Poncho – Make your way through a world of pixelated parallax platforming to solve the ultimate puzzle: Who is Poncho? This open-world game offers a unique twist: Players can shift at will between three layers of depth, creating all kinds of challenges to overcome. Click here to see the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

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    • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs – The third installment in the action-packed Pokémon Ranger series lets players take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger who protect nature and help people and Pokémon in need. But other folks aren’t so keen on keeping the peace! The Pokémon Pinchers are a suspicious group of people who seem to always be causing trouble by chasing and capturing Pokémon for their own purposes. As a Pokémon Ranger, it’s up to you to work with Pokémon to stop their nefarious plans!

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

    • Summer Savings! Nintendo fans are invited to celebrate the last days of summer with our Summer Savings event, which offers discounts of up to 30 percent on select games. Shop online at www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals or in Nintendo eShop during the sale, which starts at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 18 and runs until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
    • 1001 Spikes (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Cave Story (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Nicalis are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 29.
    • 3D Game Collection (Nintendo 3DS), Queen’s Garden (Wii U) and more games from Joindots GmbH are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
    • 99Moves (Wii U), Darts Up 3D (Nintendo 3DS) and more from Enjoyup Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.

Activities:

  • Nintendo 3DS Summer Gaming List Sweepstakes – What is your favorite Nintendo 3DS game of the summer? Share your pick in the Summer Vacation Sweepstakes community on Miiverse and you could win the digital version of eight games from our Summer Gaming List! Click here for full details.
    • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase will not improve your chances. Open to US residents 13 and older. Void where prohibited. To enter via Miiverse, post to this community before 8/31/16 10PM PT. Or enter by postcard (postcard entries must be postmarked between 8/18/16 and 8/31/16 and received by 9/6/16). Limit one entry per person, regardless of method. 5 randomly selected prize winners will each receive one (1) download code for each of the following games: Kirby: Planet Robobot, Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Disney Art Academy, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (ARV for each prize package: US$279.92). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. See full rules for details, including how to enter, prize information, and other terms and conditions. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the Rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA, USA.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:

    • Style Savvy: My Room
    • Monster Hunter Generations Hunter’s Journey
    • Monster Hunter Generations The Fated Four
    • Ashley’s Recipe

Also new this week:

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  • Armikrog (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Aug. 23

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[Source: Nintendo]

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