Toronto developer Household Games is joining the Switch-port crew and releasing their 90’s brawler inspired Way of the Passive Fist to Nintendo Switch on April 11th. It looks like the game is listed at $18.99 CAD on the Nintendo eshop.
If you can’t wait until April 11th, you can pick up the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC where it launched this time last year. Check out the trailer and press release below.
Reverse Brawler Way Of The Passive Fist Comes to Nintendo Switch on April 11
Toronto, ON. March 28, 2019. Indie devs Household Games announced today that the genre-bending defensive brawler Way of the Passive Fist is coming to Nintendo Switch. At a glance the game is full of 90's beat-em-up aesthetics with sprites that dwarf Battletoads or Final Fight, but a closer look reveals the game's clever twist: the player parries, dodges, and reverses attacks to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where exhaustion equals death.
Instead of punching and kicking through hordes of nameless thugs, watch for openings, time your parries, and shoot for that high score. The game's addictive stage-by-stage gameplay is perfect for the pickup and play nature of the console, and brings all its pixel art glory in handheld or docked mode. The bombastic, pulse-pounding soundtrack is the icing on the sand-and-sweat covered cake, and if the feeling of knocking back waves of enemies on top of a speeding train to a wailing electric guitar doesn't scream "arcade experience," we don't know what does.
With a fully customizable difficulty setting (no easy, medium, or hard here!), and a refreshing take on classic beat-em-up gameplay, Way of the Passive Fist is a brand new experience for action-loving Nintendo Switch players.
- Customizable difficulty setting lets players decide how many enemies appear at a time, how hard they hit, how forgiving the combo counter is, and even how many checkpoints there are.
- Contains all the content from Way of The Passive Fist's NEW DAWN Edition, including a brand new training mode to let you practice and perfect your parries.
- Procedural roguelite survival mode "Passiverse" challenges the most calm masters to stay alive amidst an unpredictable set of challenges.
- Hours of content with Story, New Dawn Epilogue, and Passiverse, plus new difficulty settings that dictate new ways to play. Try for a playthrough of super-difficult enemies or minimal checkpoints.
About Household Games Inc.
Founded in 2016 by Jason Canam and based in Toronto, Canada, Household Games is an independent studio focused on creating high-quality and stylized original IP content for consoles and PC. The small team made up of DrinkBox Studios, Queasy Games, and Silicon Knights alumni are combining forces, and their passions, to develop video games that are fun and accessible for all ages and ability levels. Household Games launched their debut title, Way of the Passive Fist, in early March 2018.
Ubisoft has given Starlink owners an early Christmas gift - in the form of a free update for their space RPG Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The update is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game and comes with new enemy units, new activities, and a photo mode. Full press release below.
STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS™ TAKES OFF WITH NEW FREE CONTENT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
MONTREAL – December 20, 2018 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas™, the all-new action-adventure game from Ubisoft Toronto released on October 16, 2018, will receive a large content update before the holidays. Introducing several fan-requested features, the update will be available free to all players on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on December 21, 2018.
New contents include:
NEW ENEMY UNITS – All planets of the Atlas star system will receive brand new enemy types, introducing unique gameplay mechanics and encouraging players to adopt new strategies.
NEW ACTIVITY – Outlaw fortifications will appear all over Atlas for players to take down. This new activity will provide loot and experience upon completion.
PHOTO MODE – Players will be able to capture the favorite moments of their journey throughout Atlas and express their creativity with several tools to personalize their shots.
For more information about Starlink: Battle for Atlas, please visit: www.starlinkgame.com
For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit www.ubinews.com
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.
© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Starlink: Battle for Atlas logo, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.
Still on the fence about Vertex Pop’s shoot em up? Well now there is a demo available on Switch you can try out. The game is also on sale for 30% making the decision even easier if you should pick it up (you should). You can head to the e-shop right now to download the demo and pick up the game.
Bret and Steve discuss why games are most expensive on Switch than other platforms. Steve also breaks the news to Bret that Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t coming to PC anytime soon…
Ubisoft Toronto’s first game as primary developer since 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Starlink: Battle of Atlas goes with a toys-to-life situation, where you can buy collectible ships, pilots, and weapons to have in the game. Bonus for Switch players is Star Fox is an integrated part of the story, with his own Arwing toy.
In Starlink: Battle for Atlas, you’re part of a group of heroic interstellar pilots, dedicated to saving the Atlas star system from the Forgotten Legion, an evil robot force. Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a whole new gameplay experience: build your own modular Starship model, mount it on your controller, and take part in epic space combats. Equip your model with different parts and your Starship changes in game in real time. Assemble your fleet, mix and match your pilots, Starships and weapons to create your own play style and defeat the enemy.
EXPERIENCE A COMPLETELY NEW WAY TO PLAY WITH STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS™ AVAILABLE NOW
Team Up with Fox McCloud and Pilot the Legendary Arwing in Exclusive Add-on Content for Nintendo Switch™
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Montreal – October 16, 2018 – Today Ubisoft® announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas™, an all-new action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Toronto, is now available on Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices. This open-world space saga features modular toy technology that allows players to assemble and customize real-world physical starships, link the starships to their game controller, and launch into an epic adventure across the Atlas star system, either in single player or with a friend in two-player split-screen local co-op. Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game, allowing players to directly affect the course of their battle in a meaningful way. The Starlink: Battle for Atlas Retail Starter Pack includes the game, one starship, one pilot, a variety of weapons, the Starlink controller mount, and a poster for the suggested retail price of $99.99 CAD.
“Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a project born from our team’s passion for space and adventure games – it’s a game we imagined playing as kids, and we are thrilled to share it with players of all ages today,” said Matthew Rose, Producer at Ubisoft Toronto. “We can’t wait to see how players will use their imaginations to combine wings, weapons and pilots to create the starship of their dreams to help them defeat the Forgotten Legion and save the Atlas star system.”
Starlink starship components and pilots are all compatible with each other*, allowing players to take full advantage of their imagination to creatively mix and match parts to adapt and overcome any challenge they will face in the game. The modular toys and dynamic combat mechanics let players explore multiple ways to achieve objectives and approach any obstacle by experimenting with different pilot abilities, weapons, and ships, unleashing devastating combos upon their enemies.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas also offers open-world gameplay, spanning a full star system which players can explore with total freedom. Built from the ground up in the Snowdrop engine, the game allows seamless travel through and around the exotic alien worlds of the Atlas star system, teeming with life and unique challenges across seven different planets.
The diverse cast of characters in Starlink will team up with ace pilot and leader of the Star Fox team, Fox McCloud, and pilot his iconic Arwing ship in exclusive add-on content for the Nintendo Switch. Players can play through the entire campaign as Fox McCloud and embark on exclusive missions in Atlas to take down Star Fox team rival Wolf O’Donnell.
Players can start building their collection with the Starlink: Battle for Atlas Retail Starter Pack, which includes the game, one starship, one pilot, a variety of weapons, the Starlink controller mount, and a poster. The Nintendo Switch Starter Pack will also include the Arwing star ship as well as the Fox McCloud pilot. Players can expand their collection and experience with additional ships, weapons, and pilots available separately for purchase. In addition, Starlink: Battle for Atlas allows players to continue their adventure without their physical toys at any time, unlocking digital versions of each physical component when connected to the game – a great feature for those players wanting to play their game on the go on Nintendo Switch.
For more information on the full Starlink: Battle for Atlas collection and the different ways to play the game, please visit www.starlinkgame.com.
For the latest information about Ubisoft games, please visit www.ubinews.com.
*The Arwing Starship and Fox McCloud Pilot will only be compatible with the Nintendo Switch version of the game
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017-18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.
© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Starlink Battle for Atlas Logo, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nintendo properties are licensed to Ubisoft Entertainment by Nintendo. Starfox characters © Nintendo. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Milkbag Games announced the other day that their futuristic stunt-racer Futuregrind is coming to Nintendo Switch, alongside the PlayStation 4, and PC.
Nail the perfect line in the future's most challenging stunt sport! Grab your bike and hit the rails in this stylish stunt-racer all about tricks, skill, and speed. Use your futuristic motorcycle to do crazy combos on tracks made of floating rails, but be careful: If you touch the wrong rail you'll explode! Only skilled players will earn endorsements from The Sponsors and make a name for themselves.
Milkbags website says we can expect the game in 2018.
In a surprise announcement, and as a special Thanksgiving treat - Drinkbox Studios have announced Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition is out now today on Switch.
Alongside the announcement, they confirmed that Guacamelee! 2 will be coming to Nintendo’s hybrid console this December with the help of Pop Agenda (who helped with the Switch port of number 1 as well). Guacamelee! 2 came out earlier this year on PlayStation 4, and PC. We discussed it on a spoilercast and loved it.
Towerfall, the multiplayer game from Montreal developer Matt Thorson has launched on Nintendo Switch. Originally released on Ouya in 2013, Towerfall has been ported to many systems since and enjoys a few extras in the Switch version. You can pick it up right here.