Retro brawler ‘Indie Pogo’ coming to Nintendo Switch, new fighter revealed

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Retro brawler ‘Indie Pogo’ coming to Nintendo Switch, new fighter revealed

The retro brawler Indie Pogo is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year with a new fighter.

Having originally released for the PC back in 2018, the brawler is finally making its console debut on the Nintendo Switch. It’s expected to release sometime in 2021, after a recent trailer confirmed it’s now in development.

Alongside a Nintendo Switch port, Indie Pogo will also be receiving a new fighter in the form of Super Meat Boy. Confirmed to be arriving January, 2021, as part of a free update, the same trailer also showcases him in action. Utilising a similar move set found in the original game, Super Meat Boy can punch, kick and slide his way to victory.

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Check out the announcement trailer below:

Super Meat Boy joins a roster of other fighters from various retro inspired games. Shovel Knight from the game of the same name, as well as fighters from Enter The Gungeon, Downwell and Bit.Trip also make up the selection of available fighters.

Indie Pogo will also be receiving four new fighters in the future. The new brawlers include: Octodad, Gunvolt from the Azure Striker: Gunvolt series, Dust from Dust: An Elysian Tail, and a fighter from Awesomenauts. There’s no confirmed release date for each fighter as of yet.

Super Meat Boy’s appearance in Indie Pogo is not his only latest release. The Nintendo eShop saw the release of Super Meat Boy Forever earlier this week, an endless runner platformer which takes the brutal difficulty of the original and introduces some new gameplay elements.

Published at Sun, 27 Dec 2020 13:05:19 +0000

‘NieR Automata’ reaches 5million sales, ‘Re[in]carnation’ out early 2021

Square Enix has announced that NieR Automata has reached 5million copies sold.

Having originally released for PC and PS4 back in 2017, followed by an Xbox One version dropped in 2018, NieR Automata has managed to successfully shift 5million copies. The total number comes from copies sold both physically and digitally.

The news came in a thank you tweet from the NieR Series account, celebrating with fans that the critically acclaimed RPG has reached its milestone.

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Check out the announcement below:

It’s also been revealed that the mobile game, NieR Re[in]carnation, will finally be released on iOS and Android on February 18, 2021. The release is only confirmed for Japan as of now, with no word on other territories.

To mark it’s release, a special in-game collaboration event featuring characters 2B, 9S and A2 from NieR Automata will also take place the same day as its launch.

See the reveal trailer below:

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2021 will also mark 11 years since the release of the original NieR. To celebrate, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will hit PC, PS4 and Xbox One in April. The game is a remake of the updated version of the original game which was exclusive to Japan.

A new gameplay trailer also made an appearance during The Game Awards, showcasing the fast paced, explosive combat that the series is known for.

In related JRPG news, the latest entry in the Tales Of series, Tales Of Arise, was expected to release this year, but was delayed indefinitely to “achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience” players expect.

Published at Sun, 27 Dec 2020 11:51:35 +0000

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