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Merge Games

System: Switch
Release date: September 10, 2020
Developer: DarkScreen Games
Publisher: Merge Games

Indie games deserve their own Smash Bros. Bounty Battle is not that game. On the surface, it does so much right: like Nintendo’s all-star crossover brawler, it gathers dozens of popular characters from a variety of iconic indie games to duke it out in 2D fighting action. But it doesn’t take long for its promises of epic indie crossovers to fall apart. Bounty Battle is broken, hideous, and nothing short of sickening to play. It’s worse than disappointing: it’s a disgrace to the hard work of the indie developers who mistakenly lent their characters to this abomination.

A new update has been rolled out for Spirit of the North. Here are the full patch notes:

  • Improvement – Adds brightness option to the options menu.
  • Improvement – Brightened up lighting on Chapter 6.


The team behind Foreclosed has shared a “Deep Dive” developer gameplay video that delves into the game’s inspiration, story visuals, and music. Get a closer look at the cyberpunk action-shooter below.

Foreclosed is slated for release in Q2 2021.

After a previous delay, the indie fighting game Bounty Battle is appearing on Switch this week. Find some footage in the video below.

Bounty Battle is slated for September 10 on Switch.

Merge Games and Dark Screen Games have issued a new animated trailer for Bounty Battle. Get a look at the video below.

Bounty Battle is due out for Switch on September 10.

Cloudpunk, “a neon-noir story in a rain-drenched cyberpunk metropolis”, has received a final release date. Publisher Merge Games and developer Ion Lands have confirmed that the game is launching on October 15.

We have the following overview and trailer for Cloudpunk:

The isometric action RPG Morbid: The Seven Acolytes will have a physical release, publisher Merge Games and developer Still Running have announced. It will come in two forms: a standard version and Signature Edition.

The Signature Edition will include:

Merge Games and Maple Powered Games have revealed that Monster Harvest, a resource management title, is in development for Switch. A release window has not yet been confirmed.

Here’s an overview, along with the debut trailer:

Merge Games is making its survival adventure title Smalland for Switch, the company has announced. It will release sometime in 2021.

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

Merge Games and Still Running have released a new Gamescom 2020 trailer for Morbid: The Seven Acolytes. Have a look at it below.

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes, a horrorpunk action RPG, arrives on Switch later in 2020.