Long Distance Relationship Puzzle Game A Fold Apart Coming To Consoles and PC In 2019

Lightning Rod Games took to the Kinda Funny Showcase last weekend to show off a new trailer for their paper puzzle game based on long-distance relationships A Fold Apart.

You can check out the trailer below which confirms a 2019 release date and that it will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Party Game 'Guilt Battle Arena' Gets Updated With New Modes

Fun side note! This is the first non-Toronto (or Ontario) game we've written about since becoming CanadianGameDevs.com.

Vancouver based studio Invincible Cat updated their party-based shooter Guilt Battle Arena to 3.0. With the free update comes six new game modes, four modifiers, and sixteen costumes. You can check out the trailer below, and press release for all the details. Guilt Battle Arena is out now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

Free Update to Frantic One-Bullet Gunfight Party Game Guilt Battle Arena

Version 3.0 Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

VANCOUVER – August 2, 2018 – Guilt Battle Arena, the frantic one-bullet gunfight party game with local multiplayer for up to four people from publisher Forward XP and developer Invincible Cat, today receives version 3.0 as a free update to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

In this hyper-cute couch-competitive game, each player has a gun with only one bullet. After firing it, the only way to get it back is to go pick it up, dodging shots all the while. Guilt Battle Arena’s two-button controls make it accessible for anyone, and its heart-thumping action guarantees nonstop fun.

Guilt Battle Arena returns with six new game modes in version 3.0, bringing the total to 13 and offering twice the content for solo play and local multiplayer. Fight through a gauntlet in Cup mode – alone or with three friends – and try to unlock all the medals. Add insult to injury in Heart Stealer mode by taking enemies’ hearts to heal when they’re defeated. Battle alongside a pet in Alien Pet mode, where one character’s gun is swapped with a damage-dealing creature.

Each match in Guilt Battle Arena brings even more shenanigans thanks to four new modifiers – Short Range, Low Gravity, Fast Bullet, and Shoot Behind – bringing the total to 10! Combine multiple modifiers to shake up matches and add flair to kills. Use Low Gravity with Trampoline to simulate fighting in space! Take customization even further with up to 79 insanely adorable costumes for the cartoonish characters.

Those who want to take a breather from competition can set out to defeat the Dreadful Judge and his minions by unlocking levels in Horde mode. Up to two players battle increasingly chaotic streams of enemies to beat your high score and earn bragging rights.

"Guilt Battle Arena is a true learning experience for me, and I’ve loved hearing what people have to say about it," said Tim Verrouil, sole developer at Invincible Cat. "By implementing that feedback, I’ve made this new version into something I can’t wait to show everyone."

Guilt Battle Arena is available in English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese on the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Network, Microsoft Store, and Steam for $9.99 USD. Version 3 releases as a free update for those who already own the game on August 2.

To learn more, please visit Invincible Cat’s official site, or follow the game on Twitter andFacebook.

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About Invincible Cat

Invincible Cat is the alias of Tim Verrouil. He began developing Guilt Battle Arena in 2012 as a hobbyist prototype, working on it in Lyon, France, and Vancouver, Canada, sometimes on a laptop on the bus. After his prototype gained support and enthusiasm from Vancouver’s indie community, Tim started production in 2015 and founded Invincible Cat in 2016.

To learn more about Invincible Cat, please visit the studio’s official website.

Runbow Coming To Switch And PS4 Next Month

We've known about Runbow coming to Switch and PS4 for a while now, and after small delay we now have a release date. You'll be able to play the party platformer on PlayStation 4, and Switch early next month on July 3rd.

This should tie gamers over nicely while we wait for Double Cross which is expected to hit Switch later this year.

E3: Starlink Battle for Atlas Arrives October 16 - Features Starfox On Switch

Announced last year, we always know Starlink: Battle of Atlas would be coming in 2018, and now we have the exact date. Announced at E3, the Ubisoft Toronto space adventure game will be coming October 16th to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Nintendo Switch will also have an added bonus, as Fox McCloud from the StarFox series will be available on the Switch version of the game. You can check out the trailers and Press Release below. We'll have more on Starlink as I get through all the E3 news.

 

BLAST OFF WITH STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS™ ON OCTOBER 16

The Starlink Initiative Teams Up with Ace Pilot and Star Fox Leader Fox McCloud in Free Exclusive Nintendo Switch® Add-On Content


LOS ANGELES, CA – June 11, 2018 – Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas™, an all-new action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Toronto, will be available for Nintendo Switch®, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X on October 16, 2018. This open world space saga featuring modular toy technology empowers players to assemble and customize real-world physical starships. Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game and players can experiment with different pilot abilities, weapons and ships to unleash devastating combos upon their enemies. 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 $74.99 USD, Pre-orders for the Starter Pack begin today.

The Starlink diverse cast of characters will team up with ace pilot and leader of the Star Fox team, Fox McCloud, and his iconic Arwing ship in free 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 featuring other friends from the Star Fox universe.

“We are excited to give players a deeper look at Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the first all-new property from Ubisoft Toronto,” said Laurent Malville, Creative Director at Ubisoft Toronto. “Starlink is a project born from the passion of our collective team, and the opportunity to work directly with Nintendo to bring Star Fox to our universe is a dream come true. We believe the Atlas open star system is a perfect playground for Fox to explore and hope players will too.”

The modular toys and dynamic combat mechanics in Starlink: Battle for Atlas let players explore multiple ways to achieve objectives and approach any obstacle or enemy, driven by their own imagination and creativity. Alongside the innovative new way to play, Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers open-world gameplay, spanning a full star system that 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. Players’ actions and choices will impact their journey and no two player experiences will be alike. Enemies will react and fight back intelligently – taking over the star system if the player does nothing to stop them. The fate of Atlas rests in your hands.

All versions of the Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack include the game, the Starlink controller mount and a poster. Additionally, on PlayStation® 4 system and Xbox One the Starter Pack includes:

  *   Zenith Starship – includes modular hull and two Armor wings
  *   Mason Rana Pilot
  *   Shredder Weapon
  *   Flamethrower Weapon
  *   Frost Barrage Weapon
The Nintendo Switch Starter Pack includes:

  *   Arwing Starship – includes modular hull and two Arwing wings, with laser cannon weapons and charge shot built in
  *   Fox McCloud Pilot
  *   Mason Rana Pilot
  *   Flamethrower Weapon
  *   Frost Barrage Weapon
  *   Digital versions of Zenith Starship and Shredder weapon
  *   Exclusive Star Fox mission content

The team at Ubisoft Toronto collaborated closely with Virtuos on the Nintendo Switch version of Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The partnership allowed Ubisoft to push the Nintendo Switch version to new heights, and fully support handheld, tabletop and docked play.

Players will be able to build their collection, and all pieces are compatible.* At launch, Starlink: Battle for Atlas will have additional ships, weapons and pilots available for purchase at the following suggested retail prices:

  *   Starship Pack (including one starship with modular hull and two wings, one pilot and one weapon): $24.99
  *   Weapon Pack (including two weapons): $9.99
  *   Pilot Pack (including one pilot): $7.99

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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

 

About Ubisoft
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

*The Arwing Starship and Fox McCloud Pilot will only be compatible with the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

© 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.

Interview - Skies of Fury DX Developer

Skies of Fury DX is coming out to Switch this week on April 12th, and I was fortunate to site down with Dan Stopnicki, the Chief Innovation Officer at Seed Interactive. In the talk we go over Dan's history as a game developer, talk about Seed Innovation's previous games on mobile, then we go in depth about their first console experience: Skies of Fury DX.

What's it like from going from mobile to Switch? What did they go with Switch, and Skies of Fury? All that a more! Check it out below!

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Runbow Developer Announced New Game: Double Cross

Our friends over at 13AM Games announced their newest game today - Double Cross, which was announced for Nintendo Switch and PC. Double Cross is a 2D platformer, where you're also given a "proton slinger" which let's you grab onto objects as you traverse through the level - but you can check that out in the trailer below.

"Double Cross is an exciting action adventure game that has players take on the role of Zahra,
an agent of RIFT—Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology— whose job it is
to maintain peace and order between all dimensions. A recent attack on RIFT headquarters
thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their RIFT-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 RIFT’s attacker and save every variation of the universe."

Double Cross is announced for Switch and PC with a planned release date of this year. If you're at PAX this weekend you can also check it out.

Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime Out Now On Switch

As recently announced, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is now out on Nintendo Switch. You can pick up the game for $16.99 on the e-shop right now.

Reptoid Games Successful On Kickstarter - Fossil Hunters Coming To Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam

We did it! At the time of writing, there is 24 hours left in the Kickstarter for Fossil Hunters and they have gotten to $35199 of their $35000 goal. Reptoid Games also announced that their game will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One along with the original Steam release. The Kickstarter has an "estimated delivery date" of March 2018.

Asteroid Base Bringing Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime To Switch

It sort of got leaked before, but now it's official - Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be coming to Nintendo Switch October 3rd, 2017.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is currently avaliable on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One - but the developers said in a tweet: "Since the #NintendoSwitch reveal we knew it was the perfect platform for LOVERS. We're super excited to finally share it with you all!"

Based on the trailer and gif, it does appear it will contain the 4-player update. It will be out on October 3rd.