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Today, Nicalis announced the final western release date for Dungreed, a 2D side-scrolling action game. It’s planned for release on October 27 both physically and digitally.

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

Nicalis has provided an update on the physical version of Ikaruga. In the west, the game is arriving on October 27.

The physical edition comes with the following extras:

New information is in regarding the physical release of Ikaruga.

In Japan, there’s already a confirmed release date of September 24. Nicalis, who is handling the overseas version, is only stating that it’s coming “soon” and it’ll be out by the end of 2020.

2D side scrolling action game Dungreed is planned to launch on the Switch according to the game’s japanese publisher, Pikii. This will be on the eShop for most regions, but a physical release is planned for Japan. Check out an overview and a new trailer below.

Dungreed is a 2D side-scrolling action game with 2D Rogue-LITE elements.

Prologue:

A quiet and peaceful town was destroyed by a mysterious dungeon and all the townspeople were sucked into the dungeon. You must become an adventurer sent from the kingdom to solve this disaster. Enter the dungeon to face the endless threats, rescue the people and rebuild the town!

There are no checkpoints in the dungeon. When an adventurer is slain within the dungeon, his items are lost and he is sent back to town.
Don’t worry too much though. There are various ways you can grow. You can permanently increase your stats through training and become even stronger with various items and food found in the dungeon. Train the adventurer and explore deep into the dungeon!

Key features:

– Procedurally generated, but intricately designed maps
– Training system to help explore the dungeon
– From rusty swords to cutting-edge sniper rifles, various weapons, and magical items
– High-quality appetizing pixel-art of food!
– Rebuild the town
– Dungeons with varying themes such as prison, jungle, and lava zone
– Exciting monsters, traps and bosses

Dungreed is slated for launch on September 24th on the Switch eShop.

 

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Months after it was taken down, Ittle Dew 2+ finally returns to the Switch eShop next week. Developer Ludosity is now able to release the game directly rather than having to go through Nicalis, the company that originally published its game.

The original issues came about last September after Ludosity terminated Nicalis’ publishing license six months prior due to breach of contract. Though Nicalis said it would transfer the game back to the studio on consoles, CEO Joel Nyström said Nicalis never followed through, and the title was simply taken down entirely.

Interestingly, according to Nyström, Nicalis apparently tried to re-publish Ittle Dew 2+ consoles despite having lost the rights. Nyström commented on the situation on Twitter and while speaking with GamesIndustry, writing:

Half a year ago, Ittle Dew 2+ was pulled from the Switch eShop. Ludosity blamed original publisher Nicalis for its disappearance, but it was never really clear why it happened in the first place.

Many months later, Ittle Dew 2+ is finally returning to the eShop. Nicalis is no longer involved, and the game will be published directly by Ludosity.

Here’s some information about Ittle Dew 2+:

Nicalis is giving Ikaruga a physical release, the company announced today. The project is “currently in active production.”

Additional information, including a launch date, “will be announced when all the details are finalized.”

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Last week, it was discovered that Ittle Dew 2+ had been removed from the Switch eShop, much to the disappointment of developer Ludosity. The news came following a recent report from Kotaku in which the publication brought up several issues with Nicalis, including reports of the company not responding to studios it had agreed to work with.

USgamer has now obtained a statement from Nicalis regarding the Ittle Dew+ situation. It reads in full:

If you’re looking for Ittle Dew 2+ on the Switch eShop, you’ll have trouble locating the game. That’s because it has been removed, and it seems that publisher Nicalis is to blame.

Developer Joel Nyström wrote about the situation on Twitter. Nyström noted that Ludosity cancelled Nicalis’ license to publish the game earlier this year, and Nicalis intended to transfer those rights over. However, Nicalis apparently “couldn’t be bothered, and just delisted Ittle Dew 2 from all console store fronts.” The next step of action is to either have the de-listing be undone, or for Ludosity to re-publish.

When we last heard about ’90s Super GP, that was back in 2017. It was given a name change from 90’s Arcade Racer to its new title and naturally moved from Wii U to Switch. Nicalis hasn’t had much to say since then, but the company still seems committed to the project.

On Twitter, Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez noted, “The original scope of what was in the Kickstarter wasn’t realistic for a single artist to do. He was able to get a lot of things running, but you need a specialist for a lot of things, like online – which the game will now have”.

There’s still no word on any sort of release window for ’90s Super GP, but hopefully we’ll get another update

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