Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Reaps an Abundant Harvest with 500,000 Copies Sold Across Multiple Platforms

Available Now on PlayStation®4 , Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam

London, United Kingdom – 25th November 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited, in conjunction with XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., and Marvelous Inc., have today announced that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has sold over 500,000 copies globally. The game’s performance at launch is one of the bestsellers for the company, and the celebrated success reflects digital sales and sell-in figures for a retail product which is largely sold out.

The action-platformer and rice cultivation title from indie developer Edelweiss launched in North America on 10th November 2020, in Japan on 12th November 2020, and in Europe on 20th November 2020 for the PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.

“We’ve known that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was a special game and would have broad appeal since our first meeting with Edelweiss,” said Kenji Hosoi, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games, “The game has been in development for many years, and we’re beyond excited at the reception it has received globally from critics and consumers alike. Thank you to everyone who has accompanied Sakuna and her companions on their journey!”

Developed by Edelweiss and published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launched physically and digitally on 20th November 2020. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was also released digitally for Windows PC on Steam via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is available physically at selected retailers, and digitally from the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store, within Europe and Australia with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99 / $59.95 AUD. A physical Collector’s Edition, known as the Golden Harvest Edition, is available to order from selected retailers across Europe and on the Marvelous Games Store for £49.99 / €59.99. The title has been rated PEGI 16, USK 12, and ACB PG.

For more information about the game, please visit www.sakunaofriceandruin.com.

Bikinis, Blood, and Zombies Galore! “Onee Chanbara Origin” is Out Now for PlayStation®4 and PC!

D3PUBLISHER Inc. Brings Complete English Reimagining of the Japanese Classic Hack ‘n Slash “Onee Chanbara” Series for North America and Europe

London, UK – 14th October, 2020 — D3PUBLISHER Inc., a leading Japanese games publisher, is excited to announce today that the reimagined English HD re-release of Japanese high-speed action hack ‘n slash zombie slayer game, “Onee Chanbara Origin” is available globally for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®.

“Onee Chanbara Origin” is available to purchase digitally on the PlayStation®Store and Steam for PC with standard editions priced at $59.99/ €49.99/£39.99 and digital deluxe editions available for $74.99/€59.99/£49.99. The digital deluxe edition comes with all of the DLC, including costume outfits for all playable characters and extra DLC mission sets. The season pass will also be available for players who purchase the standard edition on the PS4™ system version for $19.99/ €16.99/£13.99, which includes all of the DLC for “Onee Chanbara Origin”.

Aya and Saki fighting the zombie death bear

To watch or embed the “Onee Chanbara Origin” launch trailer on YouTube, please head here:

Warning: content may be inappropriate for some viewers.

Developed by Tamsoft and published by D3PUBLISHER, “Onee Chanbara Origin” is a complete HD remake with all new art style graphics and optimized storytelling, combining both “The Onechanbara” and “The Onechanbara 2” games, which were originally released for PlayStation®2 in 2004 and 2005. Now for a new generation, “Onee Chanbara Origin” features all renewed main character designs, restyled by the new main character designer Katsumi Enami, a seasoned designer bringing his talents to the “Onechanbara” series for the first time. “Onee Chanbara Origin” tells a new interpretation of the story of the two half-sisters, Aya and Saki, bound by mutual hatred and locked in a brutal fight to the death, eventually overcoming their cruel fate and fighting alongside one another to find their father in this high-speed zombie slaying hack ‘n slash series.

“Onee Chanbara Origin” key features include:


Battle between Sisters: Play as both Aya and Saki, each with her own unique weapons and abilities, and players can tag-team between them on the fly or even perform team combos to maximize zombie annihilation.
Fight the Undead: Slash and brawl your way through bloody hordes of mutated madmen zombies, policeman zombies with handguns, soldiers resurrected as zombies, and zombie bosses.
Tons of Customisation and Replayability: Watch as the sisters fight their way in newly found sexy battle attires against the hordes of the undead.
Combo in Style: Strike enemies with precise button presses that will link attacks into a “Cool Combination,” emitting a blueish glow that increases movement speed and power, along with other buffs such as gaming access to an extra attack sequence during a combo.
Go Berserk Mode: Both Aya and Saki can enter Berserk Mode by getting blood splatters on them from the zombies they kill to “corrupt” their bodies, gaining an immense boost in attack power, allowing them to hack-and-slash their way through hordes of enemies with ease.
Become a Beast in Trance Mode: Maintaining Berserk Mode gives players the chance to then transform into a demon in Trance mode—a short burst of immense power and speed beyond Berserk Mode, but at the cost of life energy.

About “Onee Chanbara Origin”


“Onee Chanbara Origin” follows the zombie-hunters Aya and Saki’s fate as they attempt to destroy one another, leading directly into the second entries in the series, “The Onechanbara 2.” After the sisters overcome their rivalry, they ally themselves to embark on a journey to find their father, Oboro, after he leaves behind a message that names “Eva” as the mastermind behind his wife’s death—as well as all of the chaos that ensued between the two sisters, including the vice that made Saki insane and hell-bent on avenging her mother. Little do they know they are coming even closer to the truth and their true enemy.

Play as a zombie hunter and battle through the stages with high-speed real-time swordplay, completing objectives and tasks while hacking and brawling through hordes of the undead. Each character’s weapons become progressively covered in blood as players fight off zombies in gruesome detail. Occasionally, players may even transform into demons for short bursts of added power and energy with the downside of losing life energy. Each zombie hunter has her own unique abilities and skillful play is rewarded for cooler combinations. Players can enjoy the game with full English voice-acting or play through with the original Japanese performances with English subtitles.
“Onee Chanbara Origin” has been rated 18 by the PEGI. To stay up to date on the latest regarding “Onee Chanbara Origin,” please visit the official website. D3PUBLISHER’s website can be found at https://www.d3p.co.jp/ane_origin/en/.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Digital Limited Edition Details Announced for PlayStation®4

Digital Pre-Orders Available Today on Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store!

London, United Kingdom – 14th October 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce the Digital Limited Edition and Digital Pre-Order details for the upcoming Action/Simulation game developed by Edelweiss, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, which will launch physically and digitally within Europe and Australia on the 20th November 2020 for the Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation 4.

Firstly the Digital Limited Edition, known as the Digital Deluxe Edition, will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store, with an SRP of £44.99 / €49.99, and come packed with a whole host of digital goodies including four Exclusive PlayStation 4 themes.

Digital Deluxe Edition Contents:

▪ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin PlayStation 4 Game
▪ Digital Soundtrack App with 42 tracks
▪ 4 Exclusive PlayStation 4 Themes
▪ PSN Avatar Set with 9 Avatars

In addition, digital pre-orders for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin are now available on the Nintendo eShop, for Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation Store, for PlayStation 4. The standard digital edition is priced at £34.99 / €39.99. Furthermore, those who pre-order digitally on the PlayStation Store, for the PlayStation 4, will also receive access to an additional PlayStation 4 Theme. This theme is exclusive to digital pre-orders and is not included in the Digital Deluxe Edition. Finally, Marvelous Europe Limited have today confirmed that Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin will offer dual-audio support, with the games voice-over being available in English and Japanese, and in-game text localised in English.

As a reminder, the physical Collector’s Edition, known as the Golden Harvest Edition, of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is currently available to pre-order for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 from a selection of retailers within Europe and is also now available to pre-order from the Marvelous Games Store for £49.99 / €59.99.

Golden Harvest Edition Contents:

▪ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Game
▪ 132-page Artbook
▪ 3 Disc Soundtrack CD Collection
▪ Double Sided Poster
▪ Collector’s Box

A standard physical edition of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will also be available at selected retailers within Europe and Australia with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99. A list of retailers stocking Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin can be found on the Marvelous Games website.

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin:
Developed by Edelweiss, the team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and rice cultivation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful yet forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humanity.

Key Features:

▪ Refined Side-scrolling Platform Action: Using farm tools as weapons, chain together quick, heavy, and special attacks to take down demonic beasts, while mastering the magical “divine raiment” will be essential to grapple distant platforms, evade danger, and overcome powerful enemies.
▪ Detailed 3D Simulation-style Gameplay: Learn the ancient art of agriculture by following detailed steps from planting to harvesting to cultivate the perfect crop. As a harvest goddess, Sakuna’s strength grows with each successful rice crop, with attributes such as aesthetic and flavor directly correlating to her combat abilities.
▪ Creating a Home in the Wilderness: Sakuna’s mortal companions make weapons, armor, and meals for her using the materials and ingredients she gathers on her adventures, and completing quests for them will unlock even more options.
▪ A Fresh Take on Japanese Mythology: The heroine is part of a pantheon of gods and demons inspired by traditional Japanese mythology but featuring many unique twists. The story and world are filled with lovingly rendered details, some familiar and some completely original.

Developed by Edelweiss and to be published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch physically and digitally on 20th November 2020. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will also be released digitally for Windows PC on STEAM via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020. This title has been rated PEGI 16, USK 12, ACB PG.

Experience love, loss and the process of letting go in the deeply moving, When the Past was Around; launching on Steam for PC today and coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and XBOX this November!

Jakarta, September 23rd, 2020 — Today is the day we have all been waiting for! Following the enthusiasm from fans of Coffee Talk and A Raven Monologue, Indonesian developers Toge Productions and Mojiken proudly present When the Past was Around, a whimsical point-and-click puzzle game about love and letting go. You can get the game now on Steam for $7.99 / £5.79 / €6.59 with an extra launch discount of 10%. Console players will have to wait a bit as it will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and XBOX later in November.

The game offers a silent yet profound narrative experience. Designed to wrench your heart, When the Past was Around involves gathering clues and solving puzzles to unravel secrets buried deep within one’s memory. Euphonious, heart warming music will accompany your journey in exploring the world of an aspiring violinist named Eda and her lover.

The game features:

▪ A picture speaks a thousand words – Experience the game’s story not through words nor dialogues, but through beautifully hand-drawn art created by talented Indonesian artist, Brigitta Rena.
▪ A short, sweet and whimsical journey – Explore a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms of memories and time.
▪ Personal and ubiquitous – A game about overcoming the past and finding the self.
▪ Solve brain-teasing puzzles – Various intriguing puzzles to solve and stories to uncover.
▪ Let the music guide you – Atmospheric violin music will accompany you from the peaceful days to the angstiest moments.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Limited Edition Details Announced for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4

Available 20th November 2020 within Europe and Australia

London, United Kingdom – 13th August 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited is today excited to announce the Limited Edition details for the upcoming Action/Simulation game developed by Edelweiss, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, which will launch physically and digitally within Europe and Australia on the 20th November 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

This Limited Edition, known as Golden Harvest, will be available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 platforms and will come with a selection of collectable content designed to satisfy any goddess. This Golden Harvest Edition will soon be available to pre-order from the Marvelous Games Store, as well as from selected retailers within Europe, and will have an SRP of £49.99 / €59.99.

Golden Harvest Edition Contents:
* Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Game
* 132-page Artbook
* 3 Disc Soundtrack CD Collection
* Double Sided Poster
* Collector’s Box

A standard physical edition of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will also be available at selected retailers within Europe and Australia with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99. A list of retailers expected to stock Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin can be found on the Marvelous Games website.

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin:
Developed by Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful yet forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humanity.

Key Features:

▪ Refined Side-scrolling Platform Action: Using farm tools as weapons, chain together quick, heavy, and special attacks to take down demonic beasts, while mastering the magical “divine raiment” will be essential to grapple distant platforms, evade danger, and overcome powerful enemies.
▪ Detailed 3D Simulation-style Gameplay: Learn the ancient art of agriculture by following detailed steps from planting to harvesting to cultivate the perfect crop. As a harvest goddess, Sakuna’s strength grows with each successful rice crop, with attributes such as aesthetic and flavour directly correlating to her combat abilities.
▪ Creating a Home in the Wilderness: Sakuna’s mortal companions make weapons, armour, and meals for her using the materials and ingredients she gathers on her adventures, and completing quests for them will unlock even more options.
▪ A Fresh Take on Japanese Mythology: The heroine is part of a pantheon of gods and demons inspired by traditional Japanese mythology but featuring many unique twists. The story and world are filled with lovingly rendered details, some familiar and some completely original.

Developed by Edelweiss and to be published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch physically and digitally on 20th November 2020. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will also be released digitally for Windows PC on STEAM via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020. The title has not yet been rated.

‘The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters’ Arrives for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on June 19

Explore and Survive the Nightmarish Korean Shadow Realm in this Story-driven Horror Adventure

June 3, 2020 – Critically acclaimed Korean survival-horror adventure, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters, arrives on June 19 for PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch, with Xbox One to be released later in the year. Developed by Devespresso Games and published by Headup, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters is an atmospheric, story-driven exploration in the shadow world with hand-illustrated manhwa (Korean manga) aesthetics.

Following a successful Early Access launch in November 2019, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters has garnered an “Overwhelmingly Positive” Steam status with 97% of players posting positive reviews. The game has been critically lauded for its vibrant visuals, nightmare-fuelled narrative, and killer AI.

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters continues the dark story introduced in The Coma: Recut with a new protagonist, Mina Park, a side-character from the first game. Players unfamiliar with the first game’s story will have no trouble diving in and must survive a sinister shadow realm while eluding the clutches of a relentless, psychotic slasher. While on the run, players must balance exploration and dangerous encounters to survive the night or suffer multiple endings and possible perma-damage. Distinctly Korean with lore going back for decades, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters explores the universal themes of friendship, bullying, and the pressures of academic achievement.

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters will support 11 languages: English, Korean, French, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Spanish, Thai, Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese.

About The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
Mina Park, a student of Sehwa High, awakens in the dead of night in her school. She soon realizes that something is amiss. Her once-familiar surroundings have twisted into something dark. She finds herself pursued by a slasher that looks eerily like her English teacher. To survive, Mina ventures beyond the boundaries of her school and into the surrounding district. There, she will encounter strange creatures, mysterious strangers, and uneasy allies.

Features:
● Fear Dark Song’s relentless pursuit to kill you, now with an all-new AI.
● Craft items to prepare for critical life-or-death situations or risk permanent injury.
● Explore the nightmarish district of Sehwa and discover its dark secrets.
● Scavenge resources to survive deadly encounters and afflictions.
● Unlock tools and upgrades to reach previously inaccessible areas.
● Hide to avoid detection and certain death. Pass challenges to conceal your location.
● Featuring vibrant, hand-illustrated in-game visuals and comic strips.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Arrives within Europe for the PlayStation®4

Beelzebub, Narmaya and Color Pack DLC available now from PlayStation Store

London, United Kingdom – 27th March 2020 – Marvelous Europe are today excited to confirm that the hotly anticipated fighting game, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, from producers Cygames and developers Arc System Works, is now available physically and digitally on the PlayStation 4 within Europe and digitally for the PlayStation 4 within Australia.

In addition to the release of Granblue Fantasy: Versus Marvelous Europe can also confirm that two characters from Character Pass 1, as well as additional color packs, have been released alongside the digital editions of the game and are available to purchase from the PlayStation Store.

GBVS Character Pass 1:*

▪ GBVS Additional Character Set (Beelzebub)
▪ GBVS Additional Character Set (Narmaya)
▪ GBVS Additional Character Set (Soriz)
▪ GBVS Additional Character Set (Djeeta)
▪ GBVS Additional Character Set (Zooey)
▪ GBVS Bonus Lobby Avatar (Nice-abs Vyrn)

*Included in Digital Character Pass Set and Digital Deluxe Edition

GBVS Additional Character Set 1 (Beelzebub)**:

▪ Playable Character ‘Beelzebub’
▪ Lobby Avatar x1
▪ Star Character Icon x1
▪ Additional RPG Mode Quest x2
▪ Serial Code for the Original ‘Granblue Fantasy’

GBVS Additional Character Set 2 (Narmaya)**:

▪ Playable Character ‘Narmaya’
▪ Lobby Avatar x1
▪ Star Character Icon x1
▪ Additional RPG Mode Quest x2
▪ Serial Code for the Original ‘Granblue Fantasy’

**Included in GBVS Character Pass 1, Digital Character Pass Set and Digital Deluxe Edition

GBVS Color Pack 1***:
Unlocks color variants for the 11 base characters (4 per character, for a total of 44).

Note: The color variants in this set include some that can be unlocked by fulfilling certain conditions within the game.

GBVS Color Pack 2***:
Unlocks color variants for the 11 base characters (5 per character, for a total of 55).

GBVS Color Pack 3***:
Unlocks color variants for the 11 base characters (5 per character, for a total of 55).

GBVS Color Pack 4:
Color variants no.5-8 for the following characters:

▪ Beelzebub
▪ Narmaya
▪ Soriz
▪ Djeeta
▪ Zooey

Note: The color variants in this set include some that can be unlocked by fulfilling certain conditions within the game.

GBVS Color Pack 5:
Color variants no.9-13 for the following characters:

▪ Beelzebub
▪ Narmaya
▪ Soriz
▪ Djeeta
▪ Zooey

GBVS Color Pack 5:
Color variants no.14-18 for the following characters:

▪ Beelzebub
▪ Narmaya
▪ Soriz
▪ Djeeta
▪ Zooey

*** Included in Digital Character Pass Set and Digital Deluxe Edition

As a reminder Granblue Fantasy: Versus is available digitally from the PlayStation Store as a Standard release as well as digitally in two Premium Edition formats known as the Digital Character Pass Set and Digital Deluxe Edition.

Digital Character Pass Set:

▪ Digital copy of Granblue Fantasy: Versus for the PlayStation 4
▪ Code to redeem one of the following: Gold Brick (1), Sunlight Stone (1), Sephira Evolite (1) or Damascus Crystal (10) within the original Granblue Fantasy game
▪ PlayStation 4 Theme
▪ PlayStation 4 Avatar
▪ Character Color Pack
▪ Character Pass for 5 DLC Characters
▪ Lobby Avatar Item “Nice-abs Power Vyrn”

Digital Deluxe Edition:

▪ Digital copy of Granblue Fantasy: Versus for the PlayStation 4
▪ Code to redeem one of the following: Gold Brick (1), Sunlight Stone (1), Sephira Evolite (1) or Damascus Crystal (10) within the original Granblue Fantasy game
▪ PlayStation 4 Theme
▪ PlayStation 4 Avatar
▪ Character Color Pack
▪ Character Pass for 5 DLC Characters
▪ Lobby Avatar Item “Nice-abs Power Vyrn”
▪ Digital Artbook
▪ Digital Soundtrack
▪ PlayStation 4 Theme with exclusive artwork

The physical standard edition of Granblue Fantasy: Versus is now available to purchase from selected retailers within Europe. A list of available retailers can be found on our website.

The digital premium editions of Granblue Fantasy: Versus for the PlayStation 4, known as the Character Pass Set and Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as the standard digital edition, are now available to purchase from PlayStation Store. Granblue Fantasy: Versus has been rated PEGI 12, USK 12 and PG. Granblue Fantasy: Versus is also available worldwide on STEAM.

Enroll for Survival when DEAD OR SCHOOL Launches on PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™ in 2020

To be released Physically and Digitally within Europe and Digitally within North America

London, United Kingdom – 13th February 2020 – Marvelous Europe is today excited to announce that DEAD OR SCHOOL, a fast-paced, side-scrolling adventure from Studio Nanafushi is coming to the West on 13th March 2020 for both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. This 2.5 D zombie-infested adventure will be released in North America and Europe.

Join Hisako’s fight for survival against the zombie infestation overrunning Tokyo and defend her right to a normal school life in this fast-paced 2.5 D adventure for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Forced into isolation underground by the zombie apocalypse, Hisako has little understanding of the world above, but after Hisako’s grandmother reveals stories of a perfect childhood above ground, and hands over her old high school uniform, Hisako is Inspired to fight back against the mutant hordes to rediscover the world above ground and claim her dream of becoming a normal high school girl.

Travel across Tokyo visiting iconic locations such as Shinjuku, Asakusa, Akihabara and Roppongi using the subway system while defeating hordes of the undead at each location in both close and ranged combat. Hisako’s weapons and abilities can also be upgraded for even more destructive force while hidden collectables will reveal more about the truth behind the zombie apocalypse. Will Hisako be able to find salvation at SCHOOL, or is the world just DEAD? Find out in DEAD OR SCHOOL!

DEAD OR SCHOOL will launch on 13th March 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 within Europe and North America.

ABOUT DEAD OR SCHOOL:

Originally released on STEAM back in 2018, and previously released in Japan onto the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019, DEAD OR SCHOOL: takes place in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo where humans live in isolation underground in fear of the Zombie infestation above ground. After hearing stories of high school life above ground from her grandmother, our protagonist, Hisako, dreams of experiencing this mysterious and energetic lifestyle for herself; wearing her grandmother’s old school uniform Hisako ventures into the zombie-infested Tokyo in order to reclaim the city and go to school.

As part of this adventure for a modern-day high school life, Hisako travels across Tokyo using the subway system with each mission being located at a familiar location in Tokyo. Players will travel through and explore locations such as Shinjuku, Asakusa, Akihabara and Roppongi as they attempt to defeat the zombie infestation overthrowing the city. To aid Hisako’s quest, players will also be able to upgrade Hisako’s weapons and skill sets as well as unlock entirely new weapons that will make sure the dead stay dead.

Key Features:

▪ Explore Tokyo in a fast-paced 2.5D adventure: Take control of Hisako and explore different areas of Tokyo through the underground subway system while defeating hordes of different zombies and huge bosses.


▪ Slice and Shoot to Salvation: Engage enemies with close-range sword attacks and long-range weapon attacks which can be combined to create deadly combination attacks on the undead army roaming the city.


▪ Upgrade and Customise your load out: Enhance Hisako’s abilities using money and experience gained during combat with new weapons and skills.


▪ Animated cut-scenes with Japanese voice-over: Enjoy cinematic animated cut-scenes with full Japanese voice over.

DEAD OR SCHOOL: is planned for a 13th March 2020 release on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe. Further release details and availability will be confirmed at a later date. DEAD OR SCHOOL: is rated PEGI 16, USK 16, MA+15 and ESRB M.

Become a “Hero” with Heroland this February on Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4

Day One Edition to be available at Selected Retailers while stocks last!

London, United Kingdom – 31st January 2020 – Marvelous Europe is excited to announce that Heroland, the quirky and colourful RPG adventure set in a theme park, is now available within Europe and Australia as both a physical and digital release on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Marvelous Europe have also announced that, while supplies last, a Day One Edition of Heroland will be released physically in selected retailers. This Day One Edition of Heroland, known as the Knowble Edition, will contain a physical copy of the game on Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 as well as a whole host of exciting physical content including a drawstring pouch, which can be used to carry a Nintendo Switch console or a PlayStation 4 controller, and a musical selections soundtrack CD consisting of songs from the game.

Knowble Edition:
* A physical copy of Heroland for the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4
* 5” x 6” drawstring pouch
* Musical Selections CD
* 14” x 20” theme park-style folded map
* Sumo wrestling papercraft The Knowble Edition of Heroland will be available while stocks last at selected retailers within Europe with an RPP of £39.99 and €49.99.

Heroland is now available to purchase digitally from the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store within Europe and Australia. The Knowble Edition of Heroland is available from selected retailers within Europe and Australia for both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

About Heroland:
Welcome to Heroland—a bright, tropical theme park resort where guests partake in an authentic RPG-styled adventure, exploring dungeons, beating up baddies, and become a legendary hero! Unfortunately, the role-playing becomes reality when Lucky, an unexceptional part-time tour guide, and his guests including Elric, the spoiled, fallen prince of the Knowble Kingdom, unintentionally begin unravelling Heroland’s dark history. Now it’s up to Lucky, Elric and a ragtag team of tourists-turned-heroes to save Heroland (and the world!).

Heroland is directed by Takahiro Yamane (Fantasy Life), written by Nobuyuki Inoue (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), taking place in a colourful 2D world created by Nobuhiro Imagawa (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), and jam-packed with Tsukasa Masuko’s (Shin Megami Tensei) whimsical tunes. The esteemed team brings an unforgettable adventure filled with unique heroes including overzealous knights, high school girls, pretentious princes and a nihilistic otter (or is he human?!). And no adventure set in a theme park would be complete without a curious cast of monsters including cute little slugs, selfie-loving skeletons and man-eating broccoli — who also happen to be co-workers.

Sibling rivalry is taken to extremes! All new J-Shmup action from Alfa System, ‘Sisters Royale’ arrives globally on Nintendo Switch and PS4 on January 30, 2020!

The team behind the legendary ‘Castle of Shikigami’ returns with a spiritual successor to the original classic series!

London, UK – January 16, 2020 – Chorus Worldwide and Alfa System are pleased to announce the release of Sisters Royale, a vertical scrolling shoot ‘em up rooted in the style of classic title, ‘Castle of Shikigami’. Originally released in Japan on Nintendo Switch last year, Sisters Royale arrives globally on January 30 on Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store.

Sisters Royale is inspired by the anime aesthetic of 2001’s ‘Castle of Shikigami’. Five sisters with unique magical powers race to capture the heart of an angel, Yashin. As with ‘Castle of Shikigami’, Sisters Royale deploys power boost mechanics that allow players to gain scores by taking high risks. Now with global online leader board support, the game will appeal to shoot ‘em up novices through to high scoring champions with varying levels of difficulties and obstructions in between.

“We’re super excited to be working with Alfa System to bring Sisters Royale to a global audience” said Shintaro Kanaoya, Founder of Chorus Worldwide. “The original Castle of Shikigami series is a beloved classic of the genre and having Alfa System come back to make a modern spiritual successor is thrilling. With its tongue-in-cheek story-line, game-play and production values from a team at the height of their 30 years in the industry, we think Sisters Royale will appeal to shmup fans of all levels, as well manga and anime lovers around the world.”

“After receiving many calls for a sequel, we are happy to introduce a brand new game that retains some key elements from Castle of Shikigami series”, Naoki Suda, Producer of Alfa System, “in Sisters Royale the players will find the same ‘high risk, high return’ game mechanics that they enjoyed in the series, with additional obstacles that redefine the game, including ‘slippery ice floors’ and ‘wind blowing windmill’.”

Sisters Royale is set to arrive on other platforms with further details to be announced this year.

About Sisters Royale
The battle of five sisters begins! Their mission is to capture the heart of the angel Yashin. Sisters Royale is a new vertical scrolling shmup from the veteran team at Alfa System, the studio behind the ‘Castle of Shikigami’ series. Five sisters with unique magical talents battle it out with Tension Bonus Systems (TBS), a point multiplier system based on distance from enemies, and the Power-shot System that boosts attack levels. Find hidden Secret Fairies to gain massive scores, but only if the players take additional risks by multiplying the TBS bonuses! Get to know the score boosting techniques and take your place on the global leader-board.