"Nintendo trusts us, which is a precious thing"
Last week we went along to the Tokyo Game Show, Japan's best known and most popular games expo. Various publishers went all-in with live events and streams, such as Sony, Capcom and more, while Nintendo still opted for a low-key approach. It offered some support, however, for smaller publishers and...
All planned for release in Japan
The names CIRCLE Entertainment and Flyhigh Works are likely familiar with eager eShop gamers. The former has been prolific on the 3DS and, between them, the two companies have brought titles like VOEZ and Kamiko to the Switch eShop. The publishers / developers do a lot of work on the Japanese eShop, including...
CIRCLE Entertainment fills us in
One of the standout early arrivals on the Switch eShop has been Kamiko, a stylish budget-priced title that we enjoyed a lot in our review. It's proven to be a bit of a success, highlighted recently as it placed fourth in the Japanese eShop charts covering the period since the Switch launch. It was published in
The Wii U eShop has been a platform for some rather left-field releases, and we think that the upcoming Koi from CIRCLE Entertainment will be another one for the list. It appears to take place within a Koi pond - obviously - with missions, customisation and more involved in the gameplay. A trailer and some screens showing different...
"We won't give up on Nintendo platforms"
In this series of features we invite 'Nindies' to share thoughts on their experiences in 2016. In this entry we chat to Chris Chau, co-founder and CEO of CIRCLE Entertainment; the company is one of the most prolific eShop publishers, particularly on 3DS, and we discuss its continuing drive to release a...
It's a bit like Ace Combat, basically
CIRCLE Entertainment is still extremely active on the 3DS eShop, and is publishing another title in the coming days. This time around it's Noah's Cradle, developed by Silver Star Japan. While the name may make it sound like a peculiar religious edutainment title, it's actually an action flying game that brings...
CIRCLE Entertainment steps in as publisher
As both a publisher and developer, CIRCLE Entertainment is among the most prolific content creators on the 3DS eShop, and it has yet another title to show off; it looks rather promising, too. It's a futuristic fast-paced runner (developed by Flyhigh Works) with the emphasis evidently on difficulty. The...
"From the mouth... Slime goes inside..." is actual dialogue
If you read our Nintendo Download Update details for Europe recently you'll have seen Ambition of the Slimes in the 3DS eShop category, a turn-based RPG in which you control slimes of various abilities. Developed by Altair Works and being published by CIRCLE Entertainment, it certainly...
CIRCLE Entertainment and the Nintendo 3DS eShop go hand in hand. Boasting nearly 50 titles with its name attached as either a publisher or developer, seeing a CIRCLE game pop up on the eShop update list has become the norm. With so many to its name, it's no surprise that CIRCLE's games run the gamut from top-notch to downright terrible...
New gameplay information and screenshots manoeuvre into space
Parking enthusiasts rejoice – EasyTech and CIRCLE Entertainment have just announced that Parking Star 3D has now been submitted to Nintendo of America for approval in the region, while also showing us all a little more of what we can expect in the title. Below are some of the details...
40 levels of parking madness
Whether it’s navigating the tight corners of underground car parks, or dealing with the complexities and pressures of parking meters, there’s always fun to be had when it comes to parking an automobile. Chinese eShop developer and publisher CIRCLE Entertainment has obviously caught onto this with the upcoming...
Easy to learn, difficult to pronounce
What if the Rubik’s Cube only had one side? It seems this question has kept the ironically named developers at CIRCLE Entertainment up all night, and those sleepless hours have resulted in a quality puzzle game that relaxes and taxes simultaneously. Wakedas is a straightforward affair that slowly ramps up the...
Europe's also getting Color Commando
Last year, CIRCLE Entertainment brought Bookstore Dream to DSiWare, a management sim which saw you run your own bookstore. Next week North Americans will be able to download the next title in the series: Publisher Dream. CIRCLE Entertainment posted the following tweet confirming the game will be available on 9th...
A dance with dragons
CIRCLE Entertainment is combining oversized lizards with tower defence in its latest DSiWare title, Come On! Dragons. You'd better start building those defences now! Using several types of archery attacks and special skills, you've got to defend the kingdom against the fearsome beasts and the invaders that accompany them...
Futuristic sequel is close to release after a year of development
CIRCLE Entertainment's Castle Conquerors has enjoyed quite a few outings on DSiWare. The original game has spawned a flood of sequels, and there's another on the way in the shape of Castle Conquerors Heroes 2. Following on from the brilliant Castle Conquerors Heroes - which we...
What happened to the previous 17?
DSiWare developer CIRCLE Entertainment has gotten in touch to confirm that its latest game is close to release. 18th Gate is an RPG adventure title which appears to use a hex-based movement system not entirely unlike those old table-top board games people over the age of 30 used to play before they discovered video...
Cat scratch fever
CIRCLE Entertainment's prolific output continues with no fewer than 21 titles on the way to the 3DS eShop and DSi Shop in the coming months. One of the most interesting titles is Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D: Space Recipe for Disaster by Tanukii Studios, a follow-up to DSiWare stand-out Go! Go! Kokopolo. We've approached Tanukii for more...
New game from Flipper creator
Ace Mathician from Goodbye Galaxy Games — the one-man team behind Flipper and Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish — is branching out from goldfish to create a game about a koala that solves mathematical problems in a platforming context. Really. Hugo Smits sent over the first trailer that explains a bit more about the...
Six titles revealed
Chinese publisher CIRCLE Entertainment is one of DSiWare's biggest supporters, releasing 11 games in the past 18 months. That run of form is set to continue over the coming months as it's announced a further six titles on their way to DSiWare. The line-up features: Pirates Assault — a "tower defence game with a...
The company that loves heroes
Chinese studio CIRCLE Entertainment loves the word "heroes" as much as it loves the word "castle" — hence Castle Conqueror — Heroes then — with a new DSiWare game keeping the tradition alive. 3 Heroes – Crystal Soul is due out in North America on 5th January 2012, and looks like a mix of puzzle and strategy judging from the trailer below. At..
CIRCLE Entertainment's DSiWare onslaught continues apace: no sooner have we had Castle Conqueror — Revolution than we're ready to greet Castle Conqueror — Heroes. CIRCLE just let us know the game will reach the North American DSi Shop on 10th November, and fired over a little bit of information about the game and a trailer too. Be a hero; become a castle conqueror on "The Green..
They might take our land...
Some months ago, CIRCLE Entertainment released Castle Conqueror on DSiWare, and it turned out pretty well. There was some room for improvement though, so we're hoping that the newly announced follow-up Castle Conqueror — Revolution is a better big brother. We termed the original game a strategy game for beginners, but Revolution is aiming for a tougher challenge, with..
Upcoming DSiWare title dated
CIRCLE Entertainment has announced the release date of its upcoming action download title for the DSi. The publisher ― whose previous DSiWare releases include Castle Conqueror, Peg Solitaire and The Seller ― has got in touch to let us know The Lost Town - The Dust will be launching in North America on 30th June. Set in a remote town in the South American
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