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Xbox Store Today: Runbow, What Remains of Edith Finch, Moon Hunters

A trio of new Xbox One games are now available to download today, and one of them in a freebie if you’re an Xbox Live Gold subscriber…

July’s mid-month addition to the Games With Gold catalog is Runbow, a multiplayer platform racer from 13AM Games. Originally released for the Wii U (and then later the PC and 3DS), Runbow offers eight-player local multiplayer (and nine players online) and a ridiculous single-player challenge known as “The Bowhemoth.”

Also available to download today is What Remains of Edith Finch, a mystery game that promises to offer “a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state.”

Finally today, Moon Hunters will make its Xbox One debut and it lets players experience multiple playthroughs of the same story to “see it from different angles and uncover new sides to characters, conflicts, and narratives.”

You can learn more about all of these game after the break. (more…)

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Runbow will race onto the Xbox One on July 16 (and it’ll be free thanks to Games With Gold)

13AM Games will release Runbow for the Xbox One on July 16. Best of all, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download the side-scrolling platformer for free (until August 15) through the Games With Gold program:

Runbow is a fast-paced party action game with a never before seen color mechanic. Up to nine players can race against each other locally or online as platforms and obstacles appear and disappear when the colored background changes. Go head-to-head in one of Runbow’s modes, including Arena, King of the Hill, ColourMaster, and The Bowhemoth.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will also be able to grab Grow Up for free during the entire month of July, as well as Kane & Lynch 2 (July 1-15) and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (July 16-30) for the Xbox 360.

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New Retail Releases: Ever Oasis, Runbow Pocket, Dead By Daylight, More

Nintendo is back at the top of the New Retail Release report this week with another new game for their handheld, as well as a handful of new third party titles for their surging pair of systems.

Ever Oasis is a brand new action RPG from Koichi Ishii, the creator of the Mana series. Players will need to venture out into the desert and protect (and rebuild) the last safe oasis in the world. If you own a New 3DS, you’ll also be able to pick up 13AM’s Runbow Pocket: Deluxe Edition this week. The platform racer was originally released for the Wii U in 2015, and this new portable edition includes the base game and all the previously-released downloadable content.

Speaking of platformers, Nicalis will bring Cave Story+ to the Switch with upgraded high definition graphics, seven game modes, and 15 levels to explore.

Elsewhere in your local game store you’ll find Dead By Daylight, an asymmetrical horror simulator for the PS4 and Xbox One. One player will be able to take control of the Killer, while others will fight to live as Survivors. One… two… a copyright-adjacent boogeyman is coming for you…

A faster getaway would probably be available to the drivers in MXGP 3, the latest motorcycle racing game from Square Enix and Milestone. MXGP 3 will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and players will be able to race through the complete 2016 season.

And speaking of Square Enix, the Japanese publisher will expand their MMORPG this week with the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood for the PC and PS4. The expansion will include a variety of new content including new Raids, new Jobs, and an increased Level Cap.

Another Japanese publisher, NIS America, will also release a new RPG this week. God Wars: Future Past is coming to the PS4 and Vita, and its a tactical RPG that combies traditional Japanese folklore with a unique art style based on watercolor and wood carving art.

Finally this week, a Retail Edition of Cities: Skylines will be available for the Xbox One exclusively through GameStop.

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Runbow will be available for the PC through Steam next week

13AM’s Runbow struck a chord with Wii U owners looking for a retro-styled racing/fighting game last year. Today, the developer announced it’ll also be available on Steam beginning November 18.

“Runbow quickly became a must-have on the Wii U and we think it will also become a favorite among PC gamers,” said Dave Proctor, the Co-Founder of 13AM Games. “With online multiplayer, gamers can brawl and race against their friends and others worldwide while taking on the challenging and fun gameplay that earned Runbow so many honors. Additionally, Runbow has a bevy of content for players to tackle trials on their own, and I think there’s something for everyone here.”

Runbow offers three different multiplayer modes including “Run” (a sprint for the finish line), “Arena” (a brawl to the death), and “King of the Hill” (capture the Star Point). An “Adventure” mode is also available for single players, as well as “Bowhemoth,” an uninterrupted platforming challenge “that will test even the best platform gamers.”

In addition to Runbow’s regular characters, the game also features 19 guest characters from some of the biggest indie titles including Guacamelee!, Shovel Knight, and Steamworld Dig.

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Nintendo Download: Disney Infinity Star Wars, Runbow, Sin & Punishment 1 & 2

disneyinfinitystarwarsToday’s Nintendo Download is a big one for the Wii U as a pair of highly-anticipated titles and another pair of Nintendo classics are now available to download (or will be soon):

  • Available on August 30, Disney Infinity: Star Wars will bring the Disney Infinity formula to the Star Wars universe, including a brand new series of figures.
  • But available today is Runbow, a “frantic party-platforming game” for up to nine players that will also include a huge number of guest characters from Nintendo’s ever-expanding slate of “Nindies.”
  • Rounding this week’s new releases are Sin & Punishment and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, a beloved pair of rail shooters that are available to download on the Wii U for the first time.

More information on all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Download playable demos for upcoming Wii U “Nindies” all this week

nindiesathome-e32015While very few civilians get to attend the E3 Expo, Nintendo is doing their best to bring the big show to their fans.

In addition to the Super Mario Maker demo kiosks that will be available at Best Buy this week, Nintendo has also made demos of nine upcoming “Nindies” available to download through the Wii U eShop.

Here’s a complete rundown of all nine games, many of which qualified for our Best of PAX East 2015 list:

Extreme Exorcism
Publisher/Developer: Ripstone
Scheduled Launch: Summer 2015
In this paranormal Wii U platformer, every move players make comes back to haunt them. After each round players survive, a ghost will appear to mimic their every move from the round before. The longer a player survives, the more extreme the game becomes. The game offers 20 ghostbusting weapons, 50 challenges and co-op or deathmatch battles for up to four friends.

Publisher/Developer: Mixed Bag
Scheduled Launch: Fall 2015
In a distant future, the small exploration probe Forma.8 is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Players must explore a huge open world to help the probe acquire 10 different power-ups and recover a powerful energy source deep under the surface. The game includes an area exclusive to the Wii U version.

Freedom Planet
Publisher/Developer: GalaxyTrail
Scheduled Launch: August 2015
Players fight their way across the celestial world of Avalice, where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the butt kicking. This cartoony, combat-based platform Wii U adventure pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.

Lovely Planet
Publisher/Developer: Tinybuild and QuickTequila
Scheduled Launch: December 2015
This first-person shooter gun ballet for Wii U is set in a cutesy abstract world. Players jump and shoot their way through five worlds full of treacherous enemies with your trusty semi-automatic. The game offers 100 levels to master and five worlds to discover, with multiple secrets hidden deep within each world.

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge
Publisher/Developer: Renegade Kid
Scheduled Launch: Summer 2015
This platformer picks up right where the original Mutant Mudds left off. The game, which is exclusive to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, includes 40 new dimension-bending levels and epic boss fights designed for super players.

Publisher/Developer: Two Tribes
Scheduled Launch: November 2015
This metal-wrecking, robot-hacking Wii U shooter combines old-school gaming values in a new-school execution. With intense 360-degree shooting and platforming action, players learn to alter the behavior of their robotic enemies by collecting and uploading hacks.

Publisher/Developer: 13AM Games
Scheduled Launch: Summer 2015
Up to nine players can join in the colorful chaos in this Nintendo eShop exclusive. The world transforms before players’ eyes with each swipe of color, so think fast to stay alive. Go head to head in Run, Arena and King of the Hill, or play as the ColorMaster and manipulate the environment on the Wii U GamePad controller. Players can take on challenges alone or with friends in Runbow’s Adventure Mode. The full game also features guest characters from other Nintendo eShop titles.

Soul Axiom
Publisher/Developer: Wales Interactive
Scheduled Launch: December 2015
Soul Axiom is a haunting cyber-thriller, combining elements of exploration and puzzle solving with a compelling storyline. In first-person, the player will explore more than 40 unique locations, using powers to interact with cryptic logic puzzles and making psychological decisions to unlock the secrets of your identity, your story, your mystery.

Publisher/Developer: Headup Games and Brainseed Factory
Scheduled Launch: Summer 2015
Change Words, Change Worlds! Typoman is a two-dimensional puzzle platformer distinguished by a unique game world. Be the HERO and set out on the journey to become whole and gain the powers you need to defeat the giant evil demon that rules the world you are trapped in.

The demos are available to download now, but act fast, they’ll be pulled from the Wii U eShop on Monday, June 22 at 12:00 PM (Eastern Time). Wii U owners will also receive a 15% discount on the full version of any demo they download when its released later this year.

Trailers for all nine titles can be found after the break. (more…)

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