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Publisher Merge Games and developer Laser Dog have set a final release date for DeathRun TV, their hardcore rogue-lite twin-stick shooter. Switch players can purchase the title starting on June 1, 2022.

DeathRun TV was last announced for Switch back in June 2021. It did not have a release window at the time.

Nintendo Everything recently had the chance to speak with Max Wrighton, director and studio co-lead at Half Past Yellow, about the upcoming game Time on Frog Island. We touched on a variety of topics, including the art style, gameplay, Switch version, and more.

Our full discussion can be found below. 

When DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game made it to Switch last year, it did have a physical release. However, it was only offered in Asia. Merge Games is now teaming up with Playism and Gibier Games to provide a physical version in the west.

Every copy of DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game will include The Final Evolution of DEEEER DLC. This features “giraffe and tiger skins, remotely-detonated sushi bombs, and a certain assassin from the sea”.

Time on Frog Island has a couple of months to go until its debut, but we have a new look at the gameplay straight from the Switch version. Fans can watch just under an hour of footage.

For more on Time on Frog Island, read the following overview: 

It seems with every passing year we get more and more creative minds in the indie space expanding certain genres and what it means to perceive gameplay within them. One of the more popular areas of growth and reach we’ve seen in recent memory is through the guise of simulators – whether they may be farming sims, life sims, etc. – and how their flexibility can create such a creative playground for forward-thinking ideas that make for cathartic, memorable, and almost addictive experiences. Time on Frog Island, formerly known as Trading Time: A Croak Tale, is next up in a slew of releases in an ever-growing genre that seems to push ideas and the concept of sims forward with each new title – however inspired they may be by the giants of the genre – and it’s a pleasure to have had an early look at the game on Switch to see just where the minds at Half Past Yellow lie and how they’re making their version of what it means to be stranded on an island and having to start from scratch.

Publisher Merge Games and developer Affordable Acquisition confirmed today that Slaycation Paradise, their upcoming inter-dimensional twin-stick shooter, will be sold physically on Switch. Major retailers will be carrying the title.

Slaycation Paradise was announced for Switch last month. This is the first time we’re hearing about a physical version, however.

Publisher Merge Games and developer Half Past Yellow have just put out a new trailer for Time on Frog Island. The game, which used to be known as Trading Time, is a sandbox adventure game in which you explore a frog-filled island paradise.

Here’s some more information about Time on Frog Island:

Publisher Merge Games and developer Affordable Acquisition today announced Slaycation Paradise, a mashup of twin-stick shooting action and tower defense. The two sides have not yet set a release window, but we have confirmation that it’ll be landing on Switch.

More information about Slaycation Paradise can be found in the following overview:

Today, Merge Games announced that it’s partnering with developer RainyGames to publish the narrative-driven farming and life sim SunnySide. It will launch for Switch later in 2022.

SunnySide is described as an “open world farming JRPG with deep social sim aspects.” Players will be attempting “to bridge the gap between traditional practices and modern influences as they find harmony in the Japanese countryside.” Building relationships with locals is another aspect of the game.

Time on Frog Island, previously known as Trading Time, has been announced for a summer release on Switch.

Trading Time was announced for Switch last August. As for the name change, “Merge Games made the decision to change the name to Time on Frog Island as they feel it better represents the gameplay experience.”

We have more information about Time on Frog Island in the overview below:


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