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Bitmap Bureau is releasing its arena shooter Xeno Crisis on the Switch eShop today. For a look at some footage, check out the video below.

The arena shooter Xeno Crisis will release on Switch this month, an eShop listing reveals. Bitmap Bureau will have it ready to go on October 28.

Here’s an overview of Xeno Crisis, along with a trailer:

Bitmap Bureau has announced that a physical version of Xeno Crisis is in the works. The developer has teamed up with Strictly Limited Games to make it happen.

Earlier this year, Xeno Crisis was successfully funded on Kickstarter. The arena shooter takes inspiration from a number of sources, including Smash TV, Contra, Mercs, Granada, Alien Syndrome, Zombies Ate My Neighbours, Chaos Engine, and Shock Troopers.

We have a look at Xeno Crisis’s boxart above.


Bitmap Bureau, the developer of 88 Heroes, recently launched a Kickstarter for Xeno Crisis. It was imagined as a new arena shooter for the SEGA Genesis with plans for release both as a physical cartridge and a downloadable ROM.

Having smashed its funding target of about $30,000, Bitmap Bureau added in a Switch stretch goal at the last minute. That has been achieved as well, so we’ll be seeing Xeno Crisis at some point in the future.

You can watch a trailer for Xeno Crisis below. More information about the project can be found on Kickstarter here.


NintenDaan has uploaded a video of 88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition for the Nintendo Switch from the European eShop, you can check out the gameplay down below.

88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition will be on Switch later this month. For a look at the game, watch the video below.

88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition is 403MB on Switch.


Rising Star Games and 88 Heroes developer Bitmap Bureau announced Ninja Shodown for Switch earlier this year. The game isn’t too far off, with Rising Star stating today that a release is coming soon.

Here’s an overview:

Retailer listings leaked it previously, but Rising Star Games officially announced 88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition for Switch today.

88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition is a “complete” version of the original game. The “RSG Champions” DLC pack is included here, as well as the upcoming “H8 Mode Activate” DLC.

In the “RSG Champions” DLC pack, players will find eight playable heroes taken from other indie games published by Rising Star Games, including Rusty from SteamWorld Collection, Gunborg from Zombie Vikings, and Conga Master from the game of the same name. As for the “H8 Mode Activate” pack, two more playable characters will be offered along with a collection of eight hardcore challenge levels.

88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition launches physically and digitally in North America on October 2. Other regions will have it on October 10. We’ve included an overview for for 88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition below along with a trailer.

German retailer CoolShop is listing 88 Heroes for Switch – (blurry) boxart included. A similar listing has also popped up on Amazon France with a tentative September 29 release date.

88 Heroes was created by Bitmap Bureau and published by Rising Star Games earlier this year. It’s “a chaotic 2D platformer that is as fun to watch as it is to play, where each level completed or untimely death brings a new uniquely skilled hero into the action.” You’ll have only 88 minutes to complete all 88 levels.

Additional details and a trailer for 88 Heroes are below.

Rising Star Games is partnering with Bitmap Bureau to bring Ninja Shodown to Switch. The game will be released later this year, the two sides announced today.

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