Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for February 29, 2020.
Happy extra day of the year to everyone. Over the past week NGN covered the release of Dwarrows and Project AETHER: First Contact on Steam. Platformer Hayfever launched on Steam and consoles while another platformer, Foregone, jumped onto the Epic games Store. The ancient India puzzle adventure, Mystic Pillars is coming out next Tuesday.
In the last announcement-packed week Nano Gaming News leaped over a few stories that should have been covered. One of the biggest stories dropped on Friday from the Game Developers Conference and its postponement. Jump King, the hilarious vertical platformer is coming to consoles and the 2D fighter Granblue Fantasy: Versus is coming to PC in March.
GDC 2020 Postponed
The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco has officially been postponed according the announcement posted on the conference’s website Friday. In the days leading up to the postponement announcement, several of the top corporate sponsors announced they would not be sending personnel to the event over concerns of the coronavirus. Included in the list of companies were Amazon, Epic, Facebook, Microsoft, Sony, and Unity.
In the announcement itself from the GDC did not mention the coronavirus itself. However, they did mention that they intend to host a GDC event later in the summer with more information to come as they work with their partners to finalize the details. Those that had paid, according to the FAQ refunds will be granted in full. Additional FAQ can be read here.
As it stands the March 16 through March 20 GDC event is postponed until some future point this summer. The Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards will take shape via Twitch streams during the week that the event would have taken place so that the community can continue to honor and celebrate its games.
Jump King Console Announcements
Nexile released their 2D platformer last May to very positive reviews on Steam. Now the game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2020. The gameplay followed the story of players in a tactical leaping adventure as they ascend a colossal tower. At the top, according to legend, is the mythical “Smoking Hot Babe” waiting to be rescued.
Easy to learn, extremely difficult to master is at the core of this pixel art world. Players must set themselves in their desired position, charge their jump, aim, and let gravity have its way with each jump. In other words, players might want to get used to the idea of face-planting into the ground.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works. The PC version will feature graphical customization options, support for gamepads, Japanese and English voice options, and several text language support options.
The game is about power, skill, and spirit as they collide to find the true champion of the sky. Players can fight AI opponents or each other in local or online in two-player matches. An included RPG mode features an all-new original story told through rendered cutscenes that features deep action RPG gameplay. Players will take on waves of enemies in solo or co-op as they develop their fighters with a comprehensive character and weapon upgrade system.
Already released in Japan and Asia through Cygames and Sega, the game was made available on February 6, 2020. The North America release by XSEED Games, the independent publishing brand of Marvelous USA, is set for March 3 with the global PC release via Steam on March 13. Marvelous Europe will release the PS4 version in the European market on March 27.
Pricing is set at $59.99 USD for the standard PC edition and the Character Pass Set edition will be $79.99 USD. For the PS4 the standard edition is $59.99 USD, Character Pass Set at $79.99 USD and the Digital Deluxe special edition at $99.99 USD.
For more information about Granbue Fantasy: Versus visit the game’s website at granbluefantasyvs.com.
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