THQ Nordic says de Blob was “a bit underrepresented” on Wii, cancelled online game was similar to Splatoon
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de Blob didn’t achieve massive success, but the series was one of the more interesting experiments on Wii. THQ Nordic business and product development director Reinhard Pollice believes that the franchise has potentially, calling it “the perfect indie game.” Pollice added in an interview with GamesIndustry that de Blob “was a bit underrepresented on Wii,” and it should have been on Steam for the potential of being “a massive success.”
THQ Nordic looking to support Switch “wherever it’s possible”
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THQ Nordic currently has two games in the pipeline for Switch: Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Sine Mora EX. Speaking with GamesIndustry, business and product development director Reinhard Pollice said that the company is looking to support Switch “wherever it’s possible.” Pollice would have preferred “more beefy hardware but it is what it is, so we just have to work our way around it.”
Pollice’s full words:
“We’ve been in touch with [Nintendo] about Switch for more than a year, so we’ve been looking at it for our current line-up and… we look wherever it’s possible. It’s a bit sad that they haven’t gone out with a more beefy hardware but it is what it is, so we just have to work our way around it.”
Regarding Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Pollice did say that it has been “a challenge to get running smoothly on Switch”. Also, the open-world sci-fi RPG Elex is “just too demanding right now.”
Sine Mora EX dev on the new co-op mode
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The shoot ’em up Sine Mora EX originally debuted back in 2012. THQ Nordic is now reviving the game for new platforms, including Switch.
One of the new features in Sine Mora EX is a co-op mode. Two players will be able to experience the full story mode together at once.
In an interview with Nintendo UK, localizer and designer Brandon Sheffield talked about how the team is going about including co-op:
“Narratively, it doesn’t make sense to have two ships because the story is basically broken if there’s more than one ship on screen, because you’re the pilot and somebody else is talking to you from somewhere else, because they’re doing something else. The whole thing about this game is most of these actions take place simultaneously and so you wind up hearing the same conversation again because then you’re the other person that was involved in that incident.
So the second player essentially plays as a drone. It plays differently from the main ship as well. If it gets hit, it doesn’t have its own life bar, it loses you time. And it works pretty well, it’s about as natural as you can make it and it’s obviously fun to play games together. And you know, obviously with Nintendo Switch, players want to have multiplayer experiences that can be enjoyed on one screen or in tabletop mode.”
Battle Chasers: Nightwar Switch footage
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New footage of Battle Chasers: Nightwar is in specifically showing the game running on Switch. You can check out the video below.
9 minutes of Battle Chasers: Nightwar footage
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Thanks to IGN, we have a good look at Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Take a look at 9 minutes of footage from the game below.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar will have a physical version on Switch, but costs $10 more
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Just like Sine Mora EX, THQ will be offering a physical version of Battle Chasers: Nightwar on Switch. The two also have another similarity: each one costs $10 more on Nintendo’s console.
Amazon’s listing for Battle Chasers: Nightwar is live. On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the normal price will be $30. The Switch version will cost $40.
Here’s a look at the boxart:
There’s been talk that producing Switch cartridges costs more to manufacture than the typical disc. Other third-party games have also seen a higher asking price on Switch. Some publishers have attempted to ease the pain by including exclusive goodies, such as a soundtrack download code with copies of Rime.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar launches for Switch on October 3
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THQ Nordic announced release dates for a trio of titles today, including the Switch-bound Battle Chasers: Nightwar. The game will be hitting Nintendo’s console on October 3.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by console classics and based on the Battle Chasers comic book series. Expect “deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.”
Source: THQ Nordic PR
Sine Mora EX’s physical version is $10 more on Switch
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It was confirmed yesterday that Switch will be receiving a physical version of Sine Mora EX. While that’s definitely great, there is a downside.
Amazon currently shows the Switch version at $30. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it’s listed at $20.
Sine Mora EX getting physical release on Switch
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THQ Nordic’s first title on Switch will have a physical release. Amazon has a listing up for the title, and also shows off the boxart – attached above. You can currently pre-order the game here.
This Is the Police listed for Switch in Germany
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THQ Nordic is publishing Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Sine Mora EX on Switch. Now the company may have another title planned for the platform as well.
THQ Nordic hasn’t officially announced This Is the Police for Switch, but that could change in the near future. We’ve included a video and information about the game below.