Numskull Games announced a new title coming in 2021, arcade shooter sequel RICO London. The must-watch online video showcase also included a sneak-peek into Battle Axe as creator and veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg and design director Mike Tucker talked through how each character functions, how the co-op works, how the high-resolution pixel art was designed, as well as gameplay of an intense boss battle.
Also featured were fast-paced sidescroller Bladed Fury and gothic puzzle game Iris.Fall two games coming physically to Nintendo Switch and PS4 following popular Steam releases. Numskull Games also announced brand new physical boxed editions of Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, the contents of which differ from what has been seen before. Check out the exclusive new trailers for all the games below!
The second instalment of Numskull Presents was aired via the Numskull Games YouTube channel. Viewers also took part in competitions for some killer prizes, including sought after merch such as Battle Axe Shadow Boxes and copies of Deadly Premonition Origins signed by series Director, Designer, and Writer, SWERY. The competition is still open until Monday 22 February so head over to the video and watch carefully to find out how to enter.
Battle Axe Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox formats Release Date: April 2021 Inspired by the classic adventure games of the 80s/90s, Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash created by renowned pixel artist Henk Nieborg. Featuring high-quality visuals, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae – retro gamers rejoice!
Bladed Fury Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Release Date: March 2021 The fluid and precise 2D action game is based on Chinese history and mythology with surreal elements – launching soon on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Wandering the Warring States of China, Ji is an exiled princess on a vengeful quest after a rival clan takes control of the region having been wrongly blamed for her father’s death.
Brigandine – The Legend of Runersia Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Release Date: April 2021 The sequel to the renowned tactical RPG from the 90s, brand new physical editions of Brigandine now return to both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Players now waging war in the Continent of Runersia to conquer and unify the land under one nation: you decide how your legend will unfold by selecting a country and creating your army, exploring locations and encountering over unique knights monsters.
Iris.Fall Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Release Date: February 2021 You play as Iris, who follows a black cat into a dilapidated theatre – solving intricate puzzles in the realms of light and shadow. The gothic game won ‘Best Visual Art’ and was nominated for ‘Best Narration’ at the 2019 Taipei Game Show.
RICO London Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox formats Release Date: June 2021 RICO London is a fast-paced first-person shooter which sees you tackling the notorious and violent gangs of London. Play solo or with a friend in co-op mode, you’ll move through a variety of procedurally generated levels to wipe out the gang threat that’s increasing all over the capital.