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FDG Entertainment had some big news for Monster Boy last week. The game is seeing a graphical overhaul with reworked characters and animations. Monster Boy implemented hand-drawn characters since the last time we saw it.

Today, FDG revealed the next redone character in a blog post. Our first look at the new version of the frog is above.

Here’s what FDG had to say about the change:

As you can see, the proportions of the frog are now different. With the new freedom of entirely hand-drawn animation we are not dependent on an overarching skeleton/puppet system anymore which means we can let him do really cool stunts. Swinging rings and using the tongue will now look much more dynamic. He’s also looking more like a frog than before which adds a lot to the visual variety while playing Monster Boy. We hope you like the new look!

Thanks to HerosShade for the tip.

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We already knew that a demo of Oceanhorn was coming to Switch at some point in October. FDG Entertainment has now confirmed that the demo will be available this Thursday, October 12th.

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The team behind Monster Boy shared an update about another major graphical overhaul today. Characters as well as their animations have been reworked. Monster Boy will now feature hand-drawn animation, and the sprites are being redone.

FDG Entertainment explained the change in a blog post today:

About a month ago, we received confirmation that a demo for Oceanhorn is on the way. FDG Entertainment provided a status update on its release today.

Although there’s no specific date yet, the company said that its coming sometime in October. The demo has already been submitted for Nintendo’s approval.

FDG just passed along the news on Twitter:


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It seems like Wonder Boy wasn’t the only indie game that saw a lot of success on Switch. FDG Entertainment revealed today that Oceanhorn, their Wind Waker-inspired action adventure game, has sold more copies on Switch than on all other consoles combined.

It seems like Nintendo’s newest system is turning into quite the indie darling.

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FDG Entertainment has published Oceanhorn on Switch, and will also be handling the release of Monster Boy on the system. Additionally, FDG announced today that Blossom Tales will be released on Switch as a console exclusive.


Blossom Tales first came out earlier in the year on Steam. The action-adventure game will have you exploring a “vast open game world”, visiting dungeons, battling enemies, solving puzzles, and more.

Here’s a more comprehensive overview:

Oceanhorn demo on the way

Posted on 1 month ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 4 Comments | 0 Likes

FDG Entertainment was gauging interest in a potential demo for Oceanhorn on Twitter yesterday. It sounds like this is something people wanted to see, as one of the company’s messages received several hundred retweets and likes.

Thanks to the strong response, FDG will be moving forward with the demo. There’s nothing in the way of a release date yet, but it should be coming in the near future.

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A lengthy gameplay video has arrived for Monster Boy based on its appearance at Gamescom this week. View the direct-feed footage below.

FDG Entertainment has provided a brief, first look at Monster Boy running on Switch with a new gameplay clip. Watch it below.

Monster Boy will be playable on Switch for the first time at Gamescom next week.

Monster Boy details map features

Posted on 2 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 1 Comment | 0 Likes

A new blog post went up on the official Monster Boy blog this week covering the game’s map features. In the game, you’ll have a map that shows an overview at all times.

The image above offers a look at the map, which is only partially filled in to avoid spoilers.

Players will start out at the beach, leading up to a lighthouse with the first boss encounter. The map “not only shows the pathway, but many more details.”

Here’s a rundown of map features you can expect:

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