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Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix Confirmed for November Release on Nintendo Switch

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Jason Nason

CIRCLE Entertainment today announced an upcoming November release of Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix on the Nintendo Switch eShop, developed by RideonJapan. This follows the early 2018 release of Mercenaries Saga Chronicles on the Switch eShop, and more recently at retail in the North American market.

This new release in the Mercenaries series will offer familiar gameplay but a separate story and worldview from the Mercenaries Saga trilogy recently seen in Mercenaries Saga Chronicles on Nintendo Switch. It is not an orthodox sequel, nor will players need to have played the original trilogy to fully enjoy the game.

A tactical RPG in the finest traditions of the genre, Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix requires you to carefully utilise varied units and their abilities. Set Leaders to change the flow of battle, level up your units, change classes, manage equipment and make the key choices that will be the difference between victory and defeat!

This all takes place against the backdrop of a storyline revolving around war, betrayal and magical forces! We’ll reveal more about the story ahead of release.

Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix will arrive on the Nintendo Switch eShop in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in November.



SubaraCity | Review

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Jason Nason

SubaraCity is a city-making puzzle game, giving a fresh spin on the block-matching genre. It’s simple to play and addictive, but needs a little more variety of play.

SubaraCity on Nintendo Switch offers a new twist for puzzle game fans, combining careful planning with relaxing gameplay. You’re not just matching blocks, but you’re city building at the same time.

The game has the same concept as many match-three puzzle games, however in the game you can also match just two adjacent tiles. The goal of the game isn’t to pass a level, but build the largest city you can.

Each of the coloured tiles (three different ones in casual and four colours in normal mode) represent the population of a city. At first the population is low, but as you connect like-coloured tiles they will build up to a denser building. This will grow your “population” and build your score. When you consolidate onto a single plot, other coloured tiles will drop from the top of the screen. You repeat this step to keep building up your city.

Once you connect enough tiles tiles to reach a level 10 space, they will turn into a special building which will be a white. These white tiles can only be joined with another white tile, however once you join white tiles together into gold plots they can’t be joined again.

The game is pretty relaxing and has feels very zen, especially when playing with the relaxing music in the background. As someone who has a lot of fun with city building I easily got lost playing the game.

The game can be played with either the buttons or the touchscreen. It can also be played either on the TV with a controller, tabletop mode or in portable mode.

While you can customize what some of the tile buildings look like, it would have been nice to have a little more customization. Perhaps entire themes based off of different regions with accompanying music. There is also a lack of multiplayer, online, or something in the vein of a time-attack mode.

While the game is pretty light on the extras, SubaraCity only $5 USD in the Nintendo eShop so it’s a good game to pick up if you want to pass the time with a relaxing match game.


Circle bringing JRPG style Shadows of Adam to Switch

Posted on May 20, 2018 by Jason Nason

CIRCLE Entertainment and Something Classic Games have announced that the classically-styled RPG Shadows of Adam is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Previously released on PC, Mac and Linux, this will be the console debut of the RPG. A game that brings classic JRPGs to mind, it features a compelling story, a unique fast-paced battle system and modernized visuals for a beloved genre.

Here’s the synopsis of the game. Tucked away from the outside world by the impenetrable haze of the Misty Woods, the village of Adam has mostly lived in peace since the days of the Wraith War. Magic, the dark power that fueled that war has vanished. But darkness is descending once more and Adam’s legendary hero, Orazio, is no more.

10 years ago he left without explanation and never returned, leaving his son and adopted daughter to wrestle with the dark secret he left behind—a secret that must now be revealed if the children hope to save both Adam and their departed father, though its revelation could unhinge the world.

The game is said to feature a compelling character driven story with a deep narrative and an interesting plot. The story revolves around 4 main characters: Asrael, Kellan, Curtis and Talon. The game also features some beautiful visuals inspired by classic JRPGs of the SNES-era. It also has an original soundtrack with over 44 tracks.

There isn’t a firm release date set for the game as of yet.


World Conqueror X gets free DLC on Thursday

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Jason Nason

CIRCLE Entertainment and EasyTech announced today that a free Cold War expansion to World Conqueror X for Nintendo Switch, which will add new content and improve the game experience, is on the way. The update is due to roll-out on May 10th.

After downloading the update players will be able to take on the Cold War campaign in Scenario Mode, which will include six missions on each side (NATO and WTO), adding 12 new levels overall. In addition it will also be possible to start ‘Conquest Mode’ from 1950, adding an alternative experience when seeking military and economic dominance.

Developers also stated that the update also makes some technical improvements to improve the player’s experience.

Coupled with the arrival of the free Cold War expansion, World Conqueror X will have a 25% discount in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The sale will run from May 10th until May 24th.

Features of the free update:

  • Cold War campaign in scenario mode, adding 12 new missions
  • Start Conquest Mode from 1950
  • Gameplay and audio improvements



Ninja Striker comes to Switch eShop tomorrow

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Jason Nason

Flyhigh Works and Circle Entertainment announced today that Ninja Striker! will be released on the Nintendo Switch eShop on Thursday. The game will be priced the same as the Steam version, which launched today, and retail for $3.99 USD.

Ninja Striker is a colourful action game with retro-styled visuals and ‘one more go’ gameplay. Ninja Striker takes visuals and music inspired by the 8-bit era and adds modern touches. Heavily stylised around Japanese themes, your goal is to advance forward with as much speed, flair and combo power as possible. You have double jumps, homing attacks and a special ‘Shinobi Action’ at your disposal; only by mastering each with sharp reflexes will you make it through your quest.

The game has four characters, each with different abilities. Each character changes up the way you play, meaning there’s a lot of fun to be had in battling through the campaign with each warrior.

The four characters are the Ninja, a deadly fighter has a Spinning Slash attack and ‘Storm Attack’ special. Kunoichi has a Spinning Shot attack and ‘Kunai’ special, the mysterious Chain Sickle’s unique style gives him incredible range, with a Chain Attack and ‘Sickle Slash’ special. Finally the Robot Ninja is slower than his human counterpart but with more health points and the ability to boost through stages, this metallic warrior has a Drill attack and ‘Hammer Attack’ special.


Shelter Generations arrives on the Nintendo Switch tomorrow

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Broken Joysticks

Shelter Generations arrives on the Nintendo Switch eShop on April 12th.

Being released by Circle Entertainment, this console-exclusive collection includes Shelter 2 + Mountains DLC, Paws: A Shelter 2 Game, soundtracks for both games, and two ‘living books’.

Shelter Generations will arrive in the Nintendo eShop for $17.99 USD in week one and then $19.99 USD after that.


Physical version of Mercenaries Saga Chronicles coming to Switch this summer

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Jason Nason

PM Studios and acttil announced today that tactical turn-based strategy RPG Mercenaries Saga Chronicles will put out a physical release for Nintendo Switch this summer!.

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles was initially released on Nintendo eShop by Circle Entertainment in February of this year. The entry is composed of the three entries in the Mercenaries Saga series which originally released on the Nintendo 3DS. These three titles join together to offer a massive tactical turnbased strategy RPG experience, either on the go or at home – perfect for any tactically minded Nintendo Switch fans out there!

The Mercenaries Saga series offers hours of tactical RPG gaming to Nintendo Switch owners. Your decisions and mid-battle strategic choices will determine the fate of your squad of warriors. Your job is to cleverly move your squad across the play grid, attacking opponents as they come within range. Your effectiveness in battle is determined by character classes and equipment, which is under your complete control before heading into battle. With each victory you’ll gain experience and skill points, which you can use to level up your characters and boost their stats in preparation for the next fierce battle. Your choices both in and out of battle will determine how the story progresses and, ultimately, how it all ends!


Third Parascientific Escape game on the way for 3DS

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertainment has revealed that the third and final game in the Parascientific Escape is on the way with the upcoming release of Parascientific Escape – Crossing at the Farthest Horizon nearing release.

In the game you’ll choose from the two previous protagonists: Kyosuke Ayana and Hitomi Akeneno, and proceed with the separated stories on the stage of Latoua City, escape from three prisoned rooms!

Months after the luxury cruise ship explosion case, the girl with two psychic powers, Hitomi Akeneno, has engaged in saving people with the psychic research facility, ZENA, is struggling to strengthen her abilities.

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Circle’s SubaraCity hits eShop tomorrow

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertainment confirmed today that their upcoming title SubaraCity will be released in the Nintendo 3DS eShop tomorrow.

SubaraCity is a city making puzzle game. That is played by tapping blocks that are the same color.

The buildings on the blocks can combine into bigger ones when connected. The rule is very simple but truly deeper on the inside. Your little decision will lead the city’s future in just a moment. Develop your city bigger and bigger to make a “SubaraCity”!

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Circle’s Frontier Days launches today in 3DS eShop

Posted on March 9, 2017 by Jason Nason

Developed by ARC system works, Circle Entertainment is releasing Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers today in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

The game is a simulation game where you build new cities onto undeveloped land. By chopping wood and mining stones, construct buildings with gathered resources to develop your city to become large and rich. The pioneers can gather the resources such as logs and raw meats by chopping and hunting.

You also use gathered resources to construct buildings and process the resources by building actions to obtain new resources. Various buildings can be constructed by new resources. When the end of a year comes, the harvest festival requires money and food for the buildings and pioneers, so take the balance of the cost of the resources into consideration!

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Mr. Pumpkin Adventure | REVIEW

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Jason Nason

Mr. Pumpkin Adventure is a puzzling little game which is so odd that it almost defies description. In the story of the game the protagonist of the game – Mr. Pumpkin adventures in the strange vegetable kingdom only to find his memory.

Basically the game is a point and click (or in the case of the Wii U a tap and tap) game where you try to solve puzzles and advance to the goal. The game pretty much throws you into the thick of things with little explanation. After a brief comic strip style narration you are left to start the game with little idea of what to do. This is where the tapping begins.

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Parascientific Escape sequel approved by NOA, set to release soon

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertainment announced today via social media that the sequel to Parascientific Escape has been approved by Nintendo of America lotcheck, which means that the game could be released very soon.

The game is a hybrid visual novel and point and click adventure game, with some problem solving involved. Circle released the original game Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Sea [ REVIEW ] last March.

The story goes that twenty years have passed since the existence of the ESP was officially confirmed. The hero, Ayamei Kyosuke (Ayana Kyosuke) is a detective of the artificial arm artificial eye that has the ability to interfere with objects beyond time and space. He was pursuing the person who killed his own father. Together with his assistant detective cousin Hosoho truth (Mari Sasamine), they arrive at a mansion murder scene and try to unravel the truth. That is where the story begins.

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Circle bringing Koi to Wii U next week

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertainment revealed today via social media that they are releasing Koi in the Wii U eShop in North America next week.

Koi follows the life of a koi fish who can only return to its owner by overcoming challenges and never giving up. The once serene lotus pond and rivers have evolved into a world of uncertainty and danger where flowers no longer naturally bloom and the emissary Light Fish have become Black Fish predators, trapped within the darkness that now taints the waters.

While navigating currents that become turbulent and the sewage filled waters underneath the surface, layers of the story can be discovered with side quests including item collection such as puzzle pieces and finding the wise Old Toad.

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Mercenaries Saga 3 to be released December 15th

Posted on December 8, 2016 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertaiment confirmed today via social media that upcoming title Mercenaries Saga 3 will be released in North America in the Nintendo eShop next week. Developed by Rideon and released in Japan earlier this year, Circle will release the game in the Nintendo 3DS eShop sometime on December 15th.

The game is the follow up to Mercenaries Saga 2 and looks and feels very reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. If you’ve played any of the Final Fantasy Tactics games then you should definitely check it out.

Circle also released a few more screens from the game, which you can see below. .

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