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Abstraction Games announced today that it will be porting Bonfire Games’ Pitfall Planet to Switch. It’s due out on the eShop sometime this fall.

Pitfall Planet is simply described as “a two-player co-operative puzzle-solving adventure game that takes place on a distant, forgotten mining world.” We’ve included more details and a trailer below.

Amazon UK has updated its product listing for Ark: Survival Evolved with the first screenshots of the game on Switch. We’ve included the various images below.


One of the more surprising Switch announcements this year was Ark: Survival Evolved. There weren’t too many who expected the game to come to Nintendo’s console, especially with solid performance. But thanks to the porting work from Abstraction Games, Ark: Survival Evolved is indeed happening, and based on the little footage we’ve seen, it looks pretty good.

Abstraction Games head of production John Day was asked how Ark: Survival Evolved is possible on Switch during a recent episode of Fragments of Silicon. Day started out by explaining:

At GDC today, a Switch version of ARK: Survival Evolved was announced during the Unreal keynote. This was all possible thanks to Abstraction Games, who is handling the port. It’s in such an advanced stage that it was demoed live in front of attendees. Abstraction CEO Ralph Egas mentioned to GamesIndustry that the team “created something you could almost send for certification.”

Egas shared the following regarding the team’s progress when it comes to ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch:

140 footage

Posted on 5 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U eShop | 0 comments

This past week, the Wii U eShop game 140 made it out in North America. Find a few minutes of footage below.

Another Wii U eShop game has received a release date in Europe. 140 from Limbo lead designer Jeppe Carlsen is slated for September 8. It will carry a €7.99 price point.

We have the following overview:

“Created by Jeppe Carlsen (Lead puzzle designer, LIMBO) with Music by Jakob Schmid, 140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. The game requires rhythmic awareness to overcome obstacles which are controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack!

Originally released for PC and Mac OS in 2013 after winning the Excellence in Audio award at the Independent Games Festival, 140 is now being adapted for consoles and handhelds by Abstraction Games in partnership with Double Fine Presents. It’s headed to PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One this summer!”

And a trailer:


Another round of footage has been posted for Kick & Fennick, which hit the Wii U eShop on Thursday. View it below.

Kick & Fennick is out now for Wii U on the eShop in both North America and Europe. Take a look at the launch trailer below.

With Kick & Fennick arriving on the Wii U eShop tomorrow, footage of the title is starting to come in. Here’s a video with 12 minutes of gameplay:

Kick & Fennick will be added to the Wii U eShop later this week in North America and Europe. In case you’re curious, 2,333MB of space is needed for the download. That’s one of the bigger sizes we’ve seen for an eShop game on Wii U!