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Majesco Entertainment has announced a return to gaming in a big way. The company has revealed Coba: Tale of the Moon, a new action RPG currently in development for Switch.

Coba may expand beyond just a single game. There are plans to create “a full media franchise, with potential for an animated series for traditional television and/or streaming platforms, home video, theatrical release(s), merchandise sales and/or augmented reality programming.”

Majesco Entertainment has revealed that a new entry in the A Boy and His Blob franchise is in development. While specific platforms haven’t been announced, it’s slated for “all next generation consoles”, which would hopefully include Wii U. A game titled “Glue” is also on the way.

Today’s news comes as Majeso has appointed David Rector as its new CEO. Going forward, the company will be focusing on digital games as opposed to packaged titles.

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A strange listing recently popped up on the USK, the ratings board for Germany. “GL00” was rated for a number of platforms including Wii U. I literally have no idea what this game is, but the USK indicates that Majesco is publishing, and it’s a puzzle title of some sort. I suppose we’ll find out soon enough!

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Majesco’s financial issues have been well-documented as of late. Likely in an attempt to offset some of its difficulties, Majesco announced today that U&I Entertainment LLC will handle the distribution for all of its retail games in North America going forward.

Majesco intends to continue publishing and distributing its digital games. However, with no new projects in development, it seems as though the company will simply maintain its back catalog of releases.

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Majesco Entertainment’s future continues to look grim. Former vice president of publishing Casey Lynch is no longer with the publisher, and said in a tweet that the company is “downsizing”.

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Meanwhile, Game Informer attempted to reach Midnight City communications director John Kopp via email, but was presented with an auto-reply stating that he is also no longer with the company.

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Majesco and its indie label Midnight City are facing serious trouble, a new Gamasutra report suggests.

The site makes note of the following excerpts from a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission:

“the reduction (in workforce) includes development and game-testing, selling and marketing, and support personnel. We are currently not developing any significant new games for release in fiscal 2015.”

“we have suffered losses that raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Accordingly, we are evaluating various alternatives, including reducing operating expenses and personnel costs, securing additional financing for future business activities, and other strategic alternatives including a sale or merger of our company.”

Gamasutra goes on to mention that Majesco’s indie publishing label, Midnight City, is facing trouble as well. Midnight City published Costume Quest 2 and is bringing Gone Home to Wii U.

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Blue Isle Studios’ survivor horror title “Slender: The Arrival” is coming to Wii U, a listing from PEGI reveals. Majesco will be responsible for publishing.

Slender: The Arrival originally released for PC and OS X in 2013. Last month, the game made its way to consoles as a digital release. That means Slender: The Arrival’s Wii U version will likely be distributed through the eShop.

Check out the trailer below for a look at the title in action:

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Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! will launch in North America on September 15, Majesco has announced.

As a refresher, here’s a quick overview of the game:

Follow Mama’s taste for adventure in and out of the kitchen in Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! Unlock 60 recipes to perfect a kaleidoscope of foods including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts. Cook your way through classic fare, exotic cultural dishes and sweet treats including: chicken nuggets, barbeque skewers, raisin bread, Hawaiian pancakes, gingerbread cookies and much more. Step out of the kitchen and help Mama with more than 30 new activities around the Burger Shop and house: feed the pets, deliver orders, serve ice cream, organize crafts, even play word games!

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! features intuitive stylus-based play across six modes, including the new Cooking Dojo mode where Mama slips into her gi for some serious culinary training. What’s more, single cart download play with up to three friends enables you to cook off with fellow chefs to share the experience.

Screenshots from Cooking Mama 5 can be found above.

Source: Majesco PR