Gaming News – 7th August

It’s time for more gaming news.  If you enjoy pixelated platformers, RPG’s, and fun dungeon crawlers then check out the details below.

Whipseey and the Lost Atlas

‘Whipseey and the Lost Atlas’ is the pleasant upcoming indie platformer from Daniel A. Ramirez and Blowfish Studios. In it, you play as a young boy that’s been transported to a colourful land filled with multiple cute (and not so cute) enemies and bosses.

The game is heading to our beloved Nintendo Switch as well as other systems (PS4, Xbox One, Steam) on 22nd August.

Thanks to our friends at Stride PR, Ladiesgamers have received a review copy of the game, and will publish a review as soon as the embargo lifts.

Riverbond is Heading to Switch

If you’re looking for a shoot and slash type dungeon crawler with a fair number of indie crossover characters, then you’re in luck.

An official PR email describes the game as a solo and couch cop game for up to four players. Enjoy smashing enemies and environments into while playing as The Kid (Bastion), Shovel Knight, Raz (Psychonauts)Juan (Guacamelee!), and Bullet Kin (Enter the Gungeon).

The game is set to release on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and DLC coming to Steam later this year.

Grandia HD Remake

RPG fans can play HD remastered remakes of Grandia 1 and 2 on Friday 16th August. The games were initially released in the West for both Playstation and Dreamcast systems. According to an earlier press release, both games will include “Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art, original visually enhanced cinematic videos, and Japanese and English along with French and German language support.”

According to the official press release, the game includes:

  • Real-time, turn-based action – Experience and employ a unique action bar system for real-time fighting with distinct characters
  • Magic-based combat – Gather Mana Eggs to learn and use magic-based skills, ranging from elemental attacks to character-enhancing magic for defence and offence statistical boosts
  • Illustrious worlds to explore – The vibrant worlds in GRANDIA HD Collection include nostalgic starter cities such as Parm (GRANDIA) and Carbo Village (GRANDIA II) to iconic fields and areas such as The End of the World (GRANDIA) and Valmar’s Moon (GRANDIA II)
  • Gather Skill Points and ATTACK! – Skill Points or Skill Coins can be used to earn incredibly intense moves that make for an extraordinary fighting experience
  • Eclectic Enemy Encounters – The worlds of GRANDIA and GRANDIA II bring forth a plethora of challenging and epic enemies in the wild, as well as main storyline bosses
  • Ear-Indulging, Melodious Compositions – Experience world exploration, momentous battles, and legendary in-game experiences in beautiful harmony with musical compositions from acclaimed Japanese composer Noriyuki Iwadare. (Offical PR info)

And finally

The roguelike story-driven RPG Children of Morta will release for Nintendo Switch on 15th October. I know little about the game, so I’ve added below information from an email I received earlier today.

“Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful Mount Morta into a violent and monster-infested nightmare. Will you be able to sacrifice everything to save the ones you care for? Children of Morta is a story-driven action RPG about a valiant family standing together while the world around them is devoured in darkness. Lead the Bergsons, with all their flaws and virtues, and experience what it means to be in a family of heroes.”

That’s it for now.

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