Just Shapes & Beats News
Hands On 'Infernax' Blends The Best Of Zelda II And Castlevania II While Skipping The Flaws
Gifting gore and irreverence this Valentine's Day
The eShop is not short of retro-styled titles that show due reverence to iconic games of the 8- and 16-bit eras. From feisty ninjas in the likes of The Messenger and Cyber Shadow, to high profile efforts like Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and its sequel, there are plenty of titles that are both...
News Undertale's 'Spider Dance' Features In Today's Free Story Update For 'Just Shapes & Beats'
Updated with details on The Lost Chapter
Since launch back in 2018, Berzerk Studio's musical bullet hell Just Shapes & Beats has received a couple of free updates including a hardcore mode and remixes featuring indie game stalwart Shove
Feature Playing The Name Game - The Art Of Finding The Perfect Title
Game name: Origins
There was a time when naming your company's latest video game was simple. Just programmed the first golf game for your 8-bit system? Great! Slap Golf on the cover and print 200,000. Likewise Tennis, Baseball and so on. They were simpler times, and the following 16-bit console generation wasn't much more complicated. Anyone for...
News Just Shapes & Beats Digs Up Exclusive Shovel Knight Remixes For Free DLC
Update: It's now live!
Update: This free update is now live, so we thought we'd give you a quick reminder. If you already own the base game, make sure to boot it up, ensure it's updated to the latest version, and enjoy some sweet new content! Original Article (Mon 25th Nov, 2019 15:15 GMT): The chaotic rhythm-based gameplay of Just Shapes &...
News Shovel Knight Update Coming To Musical Bullet-Hell Game Just Shapes & Beats
Shovel to the beat
Everyone's favourite indie hero Shovel Knight is at it again, this time collaborating with the musical bullet-hell game, Just Shapes & Beats. Yes, Yacht Club's fearless knight will soon appear in his very own update for Berzerk Studio's game, fittingly titled: Just Shovels & Knights. This update was revealed during Nin
News Just Shapes & Beats Gets Hardcore Mode For Its First Birthday
Chiptune bullet hell game also gets new languages in update 1.2.0
Musical bullet hell action game Just Shapes & Beats is getting an update today introducing a new 'Hardcore' mode, plus support for four more languages. In addition to adding German, Russian and Traditional and Simplified Chinese to the game, Hardcore difficulty is available for...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 16th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
We've made it to yet another weekend and it's finally time to relax with some of our favourite games. After the excitement of the physical Hollow Knight release and the horror of seeing Zelda: Breath of the Wild without its cel-shading this week, team Nintendo Life has gathered to talk over our weekend gaming...
Nintendo Download 21st June (Europe)
The European eShops have some new goodies
The Nintendo Download has arrived on the EU eShops, and that means lots of new games, DLC, demos and themes to add to your growing collection. Be sure to leave a vote in the poll below, and a comment with your hot picks from the latest digital haul. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo,...
Nintendo Download 31st May (North America)
All the new games, deals and demos arriving on the NA eShops
It's the time of the week yet again as the Nintendo Download update brings in all manner of fresh games and other virtual delights to an eShop near you. This week we've got something for everyone, ranging from Switch indies to 3DS titles and Wii U oddities. As always, drop a vote in the...
News Just Shapes And Beats Brings Musical Bullet Hell Action To Nintendo Switch On 31st May
Throw some shapes
Musical rhythm games are coming thick and fast on Nintendo Switch, with Just Shapes and Beats preparing to add to the beat this week. Developer Bezerk Studios had teased a release for the Switch version last week, and finally we've got a concrete release - and it just so happens to be tomorrow! Check out the release date trailer...
News Just Shapes & Beats Launches On The Switch eShop Next Week
Feel the beat
The Switch eShop has played host to several quality rhythm games over the months since launch, with the likes of Voez, Thumper, and Runner3 bringing plenty of musically infused action to the hybrid. Indeed, it still feels like the genre is a little underutilized on the Switch, but that issue will soon be helped by Just Shapes &...
News Just Shapes And Beats Brings "Music Bullet Hell" To Switch This Summer
20 chiptune artists contribute the soundtrack
Just Shapes and Beats was one of the many pleasant surprises shown off during today's Nindie presentation, and is described as a “musical bullet hell” game where you "navigate deadly shapes solo or in local or online co-op multiplayer, all to a soundtrack composed by 20 chiptune artists". Sounds like...