Smelter, Bug Fables, Lore Finder, And Tactical Galatical Announced For Switch

Smelter, Bug Fables, Lore Finder, And Tactical Galatical Announced For Switch

Dangen Entertainment has announced a new slate of titles ahead of their appearance at BitSummit 7 Spirits this weekend in Kyoto, Japan.

The publisher announced Smelter, Bug Fables, Lore Finder, and Galatical. All titles are coming to Nintendo Switch in the future, and these will be up on display at BitSummit 7 Spirits. Updates to other previously announced titles have also been made.

Check out the details:

BUG FABLES  *New Announcement!*

Small Heroes. Big Adventure. Bug Fables is an adventure RPG following three heroes, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they embark on an epic quest in Bugaria in search of treasure and immortality.

The game combines flat objects with 3D physics as the player jumps and utilizes the heroes’ unique abilities to solve puzzles and stun enemies while exploring a variety of unique, colorful areas. Battles are turn-based and with timed button inputs that can enhance your abilities.



Hidden within the foliage of nature lies a small but prosperous continent – Bugaria. Insects from all over the world travel to it in search of the treasure scattered across it. The most sought after of these relics is The Everlasting Sapling! Eating just one of its leaves can grant even immortality! In search of this ancient artifact, a brave team of explorers – Vi, Kabbu, and Leif – will travel across many different environments. In order to do so, they must work together to clear puzzles, defeat strong enemies and help the general bug populace!



• 6 chapters of story following the heroes across Bugaria!

• Many unique areas, including: The Ant Kingdom, the treacherous Snakemouth Den, the picturesque Golden Hills, The Lost Sands, and Vi’s home, the Bee Kingdom!

• A vast overworld that transitions into turn-based combat! Use Vi’s Beemerang, Leif’s ice magic, or Kabbu’s horn to defend yourself from foes!

• Action commands which can make attacks more effective, or block enemy attacks!

• A cooking system to turn ingredients into items that can help you in battle!

• A tattle system that lets you hear your party interact with each other as they discover all the secrets Bugaria has in store!


Developer: Moonsprout Games S.A.

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4

Players: 1

Release: 2019


DEVIL ENGINE IGNITION  *New Announcement!*

2D manic STG Devil Engine is receiving an expansion pack! Devil Engine is a high octane, classic side scrolling shoot-em-up styled after the best in the genre from the 32-bit era, featuring a variety of incredible locations, hand-drawn pixel art, and a blood-pumping soundtrack that brings the dark future to life.



• 6 new stages, doubling the size of the game

• New arranged soundtrack by a variety of veteran composers, including Shinji Hosoe (“Street Fighter EX”), Eebrozgi (“ZeroRanger”), Loser “Ruzarin” Kashiwagi (“CHO REN SHA 68K”), Saitama Saishuu Heiki (“Koihime Enbu”), and more!

• Three ships to choose from! Fan favorite secret ship “Scathach” is now available from the start, and all new ship “Boudicca”, exclusive to Ignition

• New unlockable shaders and features to customize your play

• New announcer powered by Vocaloid technology

• Legacy controller support exclusively on PS4, courtesy Lab Zero games (“Skullgirls”)


Developer: Protoculture Games

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4

Players: 1

Release: 2019


SMELTER  *New Announcement!*

Smelter is a real time strategy-action platformer hybrid inspired by classic games of the 16-bit era. Players play as Eve, who teams up with the mysterious armor, Smelter, in her search for Adam. Expand Smelter’s fortifications throughout the various domains of the Rumbly Lands watched over by the Guardians and Watchers. Defend against onslaughts of enemies, discover lost ruins, meet new and eccentric characters and grow stronger before diving into pulse pounding, 2D side-scrolling action platformer levels.


• Combines the methodical planning of real time strategy games with the energy of action platformers.

• Bespoke handcrafted pixel art

• Three different Elemental skill sets, each with their own unique movement, attack and defense skills you’ll need to fight monsters, traverse levels, and solve puzzles.

• Three unique Domains with their own memorable stories, stages, side characters, enemies and bosses


Developer: X Plus

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4

Players: 1

Release: 2020


LORE FINDER  *New Announcement!*

Uncover the story of Lore Finder, a 2D action metroidvania and a modern queer reimagining of the cosmic horror genre.


Become K.C. Morgan, paranormal investigator, and search a New England mansion for your missing father. Battle the forces of corruption infesting the mansion armed only with your wits and an old .38 revolver, and gather scrolls of forbidden lore. But the more you discover, the more warped and twisted the world – and you – become.



• Traverse a changing world: Individual rooms will transform and hold new surprises as you accumulate powers.

• Find your own path: Non-linear design encourages freeform, exploration-based, and self-directed progression. Complete sections of the game in what order you like.

• Experience atmosphere: From the dark and oppressive living areas, to the impersonal basement with its cold steel and mortar, to the dank caverns that lie even further below.

• Accumulate forbidden powers: Embrace your own corruption, fight fire with fire, and wield dark powers against their own progenitors.

• Face climactic terrors: Within the mansion dwell dangers of elevated strength and influence, often guarding crucial ways and powers.

• Uncover a family’s corruption: Experience the result of the restless emotions of the mansion’s formerly human inhabitants expressed through an eldritch power, from the anxiety of a frustrated would-be scientist to the isolation and anguish of a child unloved.

• Piece together past events: Explore and find scattered evidence of the inhabitants’ otherworldly transformation through journal entries and memory-stained objects.

• Girlfriend mode: Beat the game to unlock this mode, allowing you to play as K.C.’s girlfriend, with all new powers and story.

• Speedrun mode: The speedrun mode offers a built-in timer and will streamline play experience for speedrunners.


Developer: Kitsune Games

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4

Players: 1

Release: 2019


TACTICAL GALACTICAL  *New Announcement!*

Tactical Galactical is a real-time hex-based strategy game, designed from the ground up with game controllers in mind.


On planets far beyond our galaxy, three daring adventurers battle for control. Join Delores the Invincible, Zubair the Cunning, and Mikhail the Brave in an epic struggle to become master of the cosmos.


• Players control a unique assortment of ground units from their spaceship above the battlefield, from nimble humans, to shielded attack vehicles, to flying fortresses and giant robots.

• Discrete tactics form the backbone of the game. Victory on the battlefield comes from understanding units’ strengths and weaknesses.

• The card system keeps players on their toes. Players must analyze their hand and choose to deploy fresh units, bolster their army, perform special moves or attack the enemy ship.

• A strategic layer with a variety of upgrade paths enables multiple play styles.

• Single player campaign, local skirmish, and online multiplayer supported.

• Three unique generals with their own card decks and play styles add additional variety.


Developer: Capsulated Software

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Players: 1-4

Release: 2020


KINGDOM OF NIGHT   *First Showing in Japan*

Kingdom of Night is an 80’s themed isometric, story-driven, action RPG with an expansive, interconnected map and open-ended quest system. The Kickstarter campaign reached its minimum goal in under 48 hours and hit over $55,000 total. The aesthetic of the game is an ode to 80’s action, horror and fantasy, and has been labeled, “Diablo meets Earthbound.”


The player takes control of John, as his adventure leads him through an hour by hour experience of what may be everyone’s last night on Earth.



Its 198X in the small town of Watford, Arizona. John is awoken one night by the kidnapping of his neighbor Ophelia. A strange cult has been working to contact The Great Beyond and in their ignorance, have made contact with an ancient evil. Now, after waiting for patient millennia, The Demon Lord Baphomet has stepped through the gate and into their world. In order to remain on Earth, Baphomet must take an earthly bride before the sun rises. With mere hours to complete the perverse ritual of demonic wedding, John must set out into the night and rescue Ophelia before it’s too late.



• Combines elements of action-RPG and adventure through small town 80’s aesthetic

• Customize John’s abilities with 9 unique classes in three distinct categories: Melee, Magic and Ranged

• Interact with citizens of the neighborhood and engage in a wide array of quests

• Local Co-op Mode unlocked via Stretch Goal

• Nostalgic synthwave soundtrack, featuring one key theme by iconic 80’s movie soundtrack composer, Vince DiCola (ROCKY IV, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE)


Developer: Black Seven Studios

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Players: 1 – 2 (Local Co-op)

Release: 2020


BATBARIAN    *First Showing in Japan*

Batbarian is an action-adventure romp through the shadowy depths of a cave fraught with peril and steeped in eldritch mystery. Battle foes mighty and minute! Untangle ancient riddles! And detest wizards with their sneaky magics! Pip, your luminescent bat buddy, will light the way as you surmount deadly trials with trusty companions in tow. Plumb the depths of the earth and unveil the horrors imprisoned beneath!


• Unearth lore shrouded in eldritch mystery!

• Chat up strangers smarmy, wise and mysterious. Make friends and enemies! Unravel the story beneath the world

• Control your bat buddy, Pip, by aiming and throwing fruits to shed light, apply magical auras, and solve puzzles

• Open-ended exploration with multiple solutions to encounters

• Uncover secrets that reveal challenges and artifacts

• Fast-paced combat against a wide variety of enemies in carefully planned encounters

• Level up and progress your character through various parameters to suit your strengths

• Traps! Death! Death traps!


Developer: Unspeakable Pixels

Platform: PC (Steam)

Players: 1

Release: 2020


SUPER SLIME ARENA   *New Story Mode*

Super Slime Arena is a multiplayer party fighting game embracing equal parts accessibility and chaos. Every slime has a unique attack and every attack is a one-hit-KO. Every time your slime gets KO’d, you respawn as a different character. True mastery demands understanding of 32 slimes with unique qualities, and learning how their abilities interact in over a thousand possible match-ups!


• *NEW* Story Mode playable for the first time!

• Play on 12 unique stages in 5 different game modes. Dive into the chaotic action of Shuffle mode, or carefully consider each matchup while picking and counter-picking slimes for Elimination mode. Explore the wilds of the Rainbow Jungle, ricochet off walls in Lucky Neko Pinball, or fight between high-speed trains at Slime Station

• Enjoy handmade 16-bit pixel art backgrounds and an original, retro-inspired soundtrack from various artist

• Fight with all of your friends, and all of your controllers! Enter the arena using nearly any controller from retro to modern, fight sticks or flight sticks, plastic guitars and bongos!

• Inspired by a plethora of 90’s Japanese console games and modern party game classics, Super Slime Arena seeks to capture the unique joy of playing together in a friendly and approachable fighting game for everyone!


Developer: JellyTeam

Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Players: 1 – 50

Release: 2020


HELVETII   *New Screenshots*

Helvetii is a 2D action game that explores the ancient mythology and history of the Gaulish Helvetii tribes, as well as celtic and other mythos from various cultures, adapting them in a challenging, fast-paced modern action game with a beautiful art style. Inspired by Vanillaware titles such as Muramasa Rebirth and Odin Sphere Leiftrasir, as well as titles like Binding of Isaac.


• Combat in Helvetii will come in many forms, from your usual combo strings to parrying your enemy, juggling them in the air, throwing projectiles, breaking their guards, evading their more powerful attacks and using a variety of powers at your disposal that you will get through your adventures

• Play up to three different characters with completely unique play styles to vary your playthrough, as well as learn more about their individual motivations. And learn to mix their unique patterns with the powers of the game

• For each playthrough, the game will redistribute its rooms and power ups to give you an always unique playthrough. Meaning that with multiple characters, room configuration, enemy encounters and upgrades, the game remains a fresh experience

• The music is Helvetii is composed by the very talented Dale North (Somiken, Dragon Fantasy Book 2, the Materia Collective), with the help of Scarlet Moon Productions. In addition, the vocals are provided by Emi Evans, who sang the soundtrack for Nier and Nier:Automata!


Developer: KwaKwa Game

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch

Players: 1

Release: 2020


MINORIA    *New Screenshots*

Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. Witches must burn and sins must be judged. Venture forth as Sister Semilla to burn down the pillars of heresy in Minoria, an action-platformer by Bombservice, creators of Momodora.


Minoria is the latest and most ambitious game from Bombservice, and a spiritual sequel to the Momodora series, from the same studio. Fans of Momodora will find familiar aspects in the design and gameplay elements, as they master the ins-and-outs of parries, dodges, and a variety of different spells. The presentation has evolved to an HD format, with aesthetics mixing 2D hand-painted backgrounds and cel-shaded characters.


• A powerful fantasy story inspired by the history of medieval Europe

• A unique visual aesthetic combining hand-painted 2D art with cel-shading

• Fluid controls encouraging careful engagement and patient play

• Offensive combat enabling players to crush enemies with a mix of swordplay and spells

• Defensive options including dodge-rolls and parries

• A leveling system that helps players adjust their character to their desired difficulty


Developer: Bombservice

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch

Players: 1

Release: 2019


ASTALON: TEARS OF THE EARTH    *New Screenshots*

Astalon: Tears Of The Earth is LABS Works’ love letter to the games of the 80s, but what may seem like a simple action-platformer has several surprises under the hood!

Three explorers wander through a post-apocalyptic desert to find a way to save the people in their village. A dark, twisted tower has been pushed up from the depths of the Earth… but does it hold the answers they seek?

Use the unique skills and personalities of three different characters to explore an evil tower, defeat terrible monsters, find powerful items, and solve puzzles, reaching new heights in the tower with every attempt. Strengthen your party and change the rules by embracing death… and discover the countless secrets of the world of Astalon!


• Beautifully detailed and authentic-looking pixel art, inspired by the 8-bit era of video games

• Character art by Ryusuke Mita, creator of the manga Dragon Half

• A chiptune soundtrack by video game music group KILLSCREEN

• Hundreds of rooms – countless hours of challenging exploration await you!

• Collect a variety of magical items that will bestow your three characters with new abilities


Developer: LABSWorks

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Players: 1

Release: 2019


CROSSCODE    *Japanese Localization*

CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.


Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. Solve puzzles in Zelda-esque dungeons to earn rewards from a great variety of the equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies’ weaknesses in complex, multi-layered battles.


• Dive into a massive adventure with a playtime of around 30-80 hours

• Explore a large world with 7 unique areas and hidden secrets all over the place

• Fight over 120 enemy types including 30+ boss fights

• Enter 7 expansive dungeons, all with unique themes and puzzle mechanics

• Master over 90 combat arts and even more passive skills

• Solve over 100 quests with a great variety of tasks and unique challenges

• 60+ music tracks made by a rice ball (yes)


Developer: Radical Fish Games

Platform: PC (Steam)

Players: 1

Release: Out Now


POCKET RUMBLE    *Japan Release 5/30/2019*

Pocket Rumble is a streamlined, beginner-friendly 2D fighting game inspired by classic fighters for the retro portable systems. It retains all the gameplay elements that make traditional 2D fighters great, but reduces the level of execution and memorization necessary to the bare minimum. Experienced players can learn the game fast and focus on deeper elements of strategy and mind-games; new players can learn the ins and outs of fighting games without being overwhelmed. Everyone can get their skills to a competitive level without too much grinding alone in training mode.



• Simple, 2-button controls and universal, easy special move inputs with no complex joystick motions

• Short combos with easy timing and a straightforward cancel system

• On-screen frame data bar and visual indicators for properties like invulnerability help players understand fighting game mechanics and how individual moves work

• Simple, unambiguous health and damage system: All characters have 12 HP and all hits do 1 damage

• Diverse cast of characters each with their own unique meter and mechanics

• Quickly swap characters after a lost round to counter-pick, just like between matches in a tournament, without slowing down the pace of the match

• Near-flawless online multiplayer with GGPO netcode


Developer: Cardboard Robot Games

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch (JP)

Players: 1 – 2

Release: 5/30/2019