By the numbers
Though it certainly occupies a niche, it’s tough to dispute the level of clout and influence held by Arc System Works. The studio positively thrives on 2D fighting games, with franchises like Guilty Gear and River City being among its more well-known work, and its 30+ year lifespan has seen the introduction of plenty of new games...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
We've had a super-busy week full of news on that gorgeous Animal Crossing-themed Switch, details on Pokémon Home, and even a new Super Smash Bros. fighter, but now it's time to take a breather and enjoy so
Complete with crossover characters
Update (Thu 30th Jan, 2020 15:15 GMT): When we said it shouldn't be too long before we hear more about Code Shifter, we didn't expect it to be quite this soon. The game has appeared on the Switch eShop today and is available to download as we speak. You can secure your copy for £17.09 / $14.99. More details can...
Phar Lap!? Ash of Gods! Kentucky Route Zero!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: PHAR LAP - Horse Racing Challenge...
Kentucky Route Zero, Mosaic and SEGA AGES Shinobi
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition...
Our adventure starts at the video game company, Awesome Rainbow Corp.
Your aim as a staff member is to deliver a complete, bug-free game.
However, as your game nears completion, strange software bugs have started appearing.
Use the Code Shifter program in this side-scrolling action-platformer to defeat all the in-game bugs.
Once you've exterminated the bugs that have sprung forth in the programming world, you'll return to the real world where your story continues to develop, leading you to the root of the outbreak.
Original visual style
From watercolors and flat colorful art to retro style pixel art,
the graphics are a delightful mix of titles past and present.
In this exhilarating side-scrolling action-platformer you must
transform your character to overcome the challanges and defeat the various enemies in each stage. All 30 characters have the ability to transform and use a variety of actions for a unique experience.
Our protagonist is a programmer named Stella who is joined
by game designer Mozzie, graphics designer Rudy, Veteran programmer Hudson, and project director Greig. Their antics in this entertaining comedy drama are sure
to bring a smile to your face.
Contains an overwhelming volume of collaboration
This game is jam-packed with Arc System Works characters from various titles. Not only are there 30 playable characters that have different attacks and actions but there's another 70 assist characters with various special attacks. The 8-bit soundtrack is a remix sampled from the original theme songs of each respective series!
Characters from popular titles such as Guilty Gear, Blaz Blue, Double Dragon, Kuniokun and many more show up to lend a hand to the fight.
Up to 4 players can battle locally using the collab characters you have collected during the main game. You and your friends will no doubt get swept up in all the excitement!