Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander Coming To Switch January 31st

Massive Damage have announced their retro-style space strategy RPG Halcyon 6 is heading to Nintendo Switch. Starting January 31st you’ll be able to download the game for $22.99. If you’re unfamiliar with Halcyon 6, it launched on Steam in 2016 and got an updated version in 2017. The gang at Massive Damage are also working on Star Renegades which is due out in 2019.

13AM Games Releases Double Cross On Nintendo Switch And Steam

Our friends over at 13AM Games have released their first non-Runbow game - Double Cross is out now on Steam and Switch. The action platformer has you playing as Zahra, an agent for R.I.F.T (Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology) who keeps the peace between all dimensions:

A recent attack on R.I.F.T. headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their R.I.F.T. developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions. During their travels players will gather clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of R.I.F.T.’s attacker and save every variation of the universe.

The game is enjoying a 25% launch discount right now, so head over to Steam or Switch to download today!

Milkbag Games Releasing FutureGrind On PlayStation 4 and Switch This Month

We’ve known about FutureGrind for a while. We first wrote about it back in 2015, and now this month we’ll get the chance to play it. Milkbag Games have announced their futuristic stunt-bike game will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on January 22nd.

FutureGrind features dozens of tracks spread across different environments. From the sunny beaches of Miramar to the snow-covered peaks of Ralhorn, and everywhere in between, you’ll have plenty to do. Earn different bikes as you progress through the game, each with their own unique style of play. One thing remains constant throughout the game: FutureGrind is a challenging stunt-sport that’s all about tricks, skill, and speed.

Thankfully as well, it’s been confirmed to have a platinum trophy on PlayStation 4. Thank you Milkbag Games.

Arena Stars: Rival Heroes Releases On iOS and Android

Tiny Titan Studios, the London based studio behind Tiny Rails, have released their next game - Arena Stars: Rival Heroes which is out now on iOS and Google Play. The action card game let’s you customize your deck, and challenge other players around the world.

Choose your Hero. Build your Deck. Experience an intense 90 seconds of battle in real-time, player vs player action! Defeat the enemy Hero to win Trophies, Chests and more! Collect Trophies to unlock new Arenas! In between battles, collect cards to upgrade your Hero and Troops and become the champion of the Arena!

Take on others in the Arena Stars Universe in this action-packed epic new multiplayer strategy game from Tiny Titan Studios!

Make sure to download Arena Stars: Rival Heroes on Google Play, or Apple for free.



Rogue-lite Night of the Blood Moon Releases This Month

After a successful Kickstarter last year, independent developer Tyler McDermott is ready to release his Rogue-lite Night of the Blood Moon on Steam on January 21st.

The game will launch in Early Access on the 14th, and then seven days later it will go full launch with changes from the community regarding game balance and also offering a 10% discount while in Early Access.

“The final version will feature a fully balanced game. In Early Access some items and unlockables may be a little cheaper in order to get full player input.”

Release Date Announced for Guacamelee! 2 on Xbox One

DrinkBox Studios have announced when XBox One gamers will get to enjoy the latest in Juan Aguacate’s adventures. Guacamelee! 2 will release on Xbox and Windows 10 on January 18th, and is currently enjoying a 20% pre-order discount.

Brawling has never been more beautiful! The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit action-platformer is here: Guacamelee! 2 brings luchador Juan Aguacate out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure, where he must face his greatest challenge yet - one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the Mexiverse! Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!). Learn a deep repertoire of bone-crunching wrestling moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome skillful platforming challenges... and who said anything about a Chicken Illuminati? Certainly not us!

Battle Princess Madelyn Out Now On PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch

Casual Bit Games over in Nova Scotia released their latest game Battle Princess Madelyn just before the new year (in NA), with it coming to European regions on January 7th. The game combines elements from Ghouls N' Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, as you follow the journey of a young knight Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog Fritzy.

Join Madelyn as she battles through graveyards, swamps, castles, the countryside and more! Polished gameplay, breath taking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await!

Head over to Switch, Steam, or PlayStation 4 to pick up the game. You can check out some screenshots, and trailer below.

Kickstarter Plug: MATH-Commander - VR/AR

MATH-Commander is an arcade game combining both Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and everyone’s favourite: Mathematics. Out from Wulum Ltd in Calgary, you play as the Math-Commander in a twist on the typical shoot-em up, detailed on the Kickstarter:

“If you are playing from VR you will see the playing action in front of you. An Iron Man–style virtual console display will inform you how many targets you must destroy, how much time you have, and what your next target is.”

And for those who want to play on Augmented Reality:

For those playing the AR version, the scenario will display over a real surface previously identified by your mobile's camera. You will see your base cannon and enemies through your mobile device and choose your targets by tapping.

You can check out some of the videos below to get another idea.

You can check out the Kickstarter right now, which at the time sits at around 13% of their goal with 11 days left, however they have a modest goal of $9500 - so check them out! And in the meantime, follow them on Twitter.

Doug Flutie Joins Maximum Football Starting in 2019

We missed this one from last year, but Peterborough-based developer Canuck Play have teamed up with former CFL/NFL Quarterback Doug Flutie to be a spokesperson for their Maximum Football franchise, which starting this year will now be “Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football”.

"We’re extremely excited to have Doug on board,” said David Winter, President of Canuck Play. “His accomplishments at all levels and styles of football are well known, and he is the obvious natural fit for our title.”

You can check out the press release below, we’ll have to wait until Fall of this year for the next version of Maximum Football, but 2018’s edition is out now on Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Oh also, Hail Flutie.

Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football set for release in Fall 2019

Canuck Play & Spear Interactive welcomes Hall of Fame Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie as partner and brand ambassador to the Maximum Football video game franchise.

Flutie has agreed to a multi-year relationship with Maximum Football and will lend his name and likeness to the franchise beginning in Fall 2019 with the anticipated release of Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re extremely excited to have Doug on board,” said David Winter, President of Canuck Play. “His accomplishments at all levels and styles of football are well known, and he is the obvious natural fit for our title.”

Doug Flutie is an American football quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy in 1984 as the best player in college football and who had a 21-year professional football career in the United States and Canada. Maximum Football is the only video game on the market that allows gamers to play with U.S. College, Canadian, and U.S. professional styles of play. 

“I’m basically a kid at heart, who lives for playing sports in person or on the screen. This partnership gives me the chance to join the video game space and I’m looking forward to helping grow the Maximum Football brand,” said Flutie. “What drew me to Maximum Football was the innovative concept of including three different styles of football in the game.”

Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football will feature Doug as a playable character and include multiple new gameplay features.

The Maximum Football franchise was re-launched in 2017 by Canuck Play. Canuck Play was founded by David Winter, a 20-year veteran in the video game industry who boasts production and design credits include such titles as EA’s Madden, NHL, and FIFA series, as well as Batman, Harry Potter, and The Sims. Maximum Football 2018 is available now for digital download on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

About Doug Flutie:

The college football Heisman Trophy winner for 1984, Doug is a six-time Most Outstanding Player and three-time Canadian Football Champion, winning titles in 1992, 1996, and 1997. He also played ten seasons in the NFL. Currently, Doug serves as a lead analyst for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Notre Dame Football. Doug and his wife Laurie established the “Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism in 1998, in the name of their son, Dougie Jr. For more information visit www.flutiefoundation.org.

About Maximum Football:

Maximum Football is available now for digital download on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. For additional information on Maximum Football, visit www.maxfootballgame.com or follow @MaxFootballGarme and @CancukGS on Twitter.