DANGEN Entertainment Reveals BitSummit THE 8th BIT Lineup

Osaka-based indie game publisher, DANGEN Entertainment, has announced its online lineup for BitSummit THE 8th BIT, taking place September 2nd – 3rd, 2021.

Rise of the Third Power

Publisher Announcement, Demo Available on Steam

Developer: Stegosoft Games // Genre: RPG

Rise of the Third Power is a love letter to the glory days of the console-style RPG. Loosely based on the political climate of Europe in the late 1930s, the story takes place in the land of Rin during the height of the Age of Sail and follows the events that would lead to the greatest war in human history.

Rise of the Third Power features modern RPG conveniences such as auto-save, auto-battle, and a combination of the best elements of Japanese and Western gameplay and story writing. Experience a fusion of East and West, old and new, in a game that surpasses Stegosoft Games’ previous work in every way.

A demo in English and Japanese will be available on Steam during BitSummit’s official Steam event running September 2nd – 8th. The demo shows off Rise of the Third Power’s combat system and a short snippet of the game. Coming to Steam in early 2022.

Hunt the Night

First Playable Demo Available on Steam

Developer: Moonlight Games // Genre: Action RPG

A demo for Hunt the Night will be available for play for the very first time during BitSummit’s official Steam event running Sept. 2nd – 8th. The demo features a short dungeon mode that gives players a taste of the game’s adventure and combat, and Prime Hunt mode, which allows players to experience a more intense challenge against a grueling boss. The demo is playable in English, Japanese and Spanish.

Hunt the Night is a dark fantasy action-adventure game that combines fast, skilled gameplay with RPG elements in a 16-bit aesthetic. It was announced earlier this year for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a new trailer during Guerilla Collective. Release date is TBA.

Smelter

Releases on Sony PlayStation 5 Digital Store

Developer: XPLUS Company Limited // Genre: Action-Strategy

Time to get Eve’n! Smelter is joining the Sony PlayStation 5 console on September 2nd, 2021 in North America and European regions.

Released worldwide for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox in April of this year, Smelter is an action-strategy hybrid reminiscent of Mega Man and Actraiser that combines explosive 2D side-scrolling action stages with Mode 7-inspired real-time strategy.

Players take the role of Eve, who embarks on a journey to find Adam and meets a mysterious being named “Smelter.” After some quick convincing, Eve fuses with Smelter, gaining incredible power, and agrees to help Smelter expand his empire in a joint effort to discover Adam’s whereabouts. The game unfolds in a rotation between strategy and action stages, punctuated by cinematic sequences and amusing narratives with an eccentric cast of characters. Demo available on Steam. Available now for PS4/5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.

Tactical Galactical

Updated Demo Available on Steam

Developer: Dangen Creative // Genre: Real-Time Strategy

Players will get the chance to play an updated demo of Tactical Galactical, a real-time strategy game with a Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic that is designed for play with a controller, featuring both single-player and multiplayer modes.

To conquer the atrocious, brain-devouring creatures that dwell in the far reaches of outer space, players will need tactical prowess of galactical proportions! They can choose between three different commanders and battle for control of a planet in furious multiplayer battles, or follow the commanders in a wacky romp and carefully crafted single-player mode! Each commander has their own unique card deck, with abilities that utilize the battlefields in different ways.

Players who want to become the strongest in the galaxy can jump into cross-platform multiplayer mode and crush all their friends in 1v1 or 2v2 matches. Or they can level up their game in a single-player campaign with multiple missions spread across different planets that will teach them how to efficiently play as each different character, preparing them for battles against human opponents! Release date TBA for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.

Ultra Age

Nintendo Switch, PS4 – Coming September 9th!

Developer: Next Stage / Visual Dart // Genre: Action

Ultra Age is a high-speed, stylish sword-swinging action title set in the far future. Featuring pulse-pounding combos with multiple blade types, wire pull action and a slew of upgrades for the main character and his droid, the story follows Age, the sword-wielding hero, who must fight to prevent the extinction of humankind in a post-apocalyptic world brought to the brink of ruin.

Developed by Next Stage in Unreal Engine and featuring art by co-creator Visual Dart (Uncharted 4, Overwatch, and Starcraft Remastered), Ultra Age features outstanding graphic and combat quality among indie titles at a competitive price.

Ultra Age slices its way to PS4 and Nintendo Switch on September 9th. Demos and pre-orders are available now.

Evertried

Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One – Coming Fall 2021!

Developer: Lunic Games/Danilo Domingues // Genre: Tactical Rogue-lite

Evertried is a tactical rogue-lite set in the afterlife where the player takes the role of a fallen warrior who must ascend a mysterious tower by defeating enemies in turn-based combat. Each floor presents a unique challenge to overcome through wits, strategy, and positioning. The player must make clever use of attacks, movement, skills, and hazards to clear floors of enemies and ascend higher in The Tower toward their destiny.

A demo for Evertried is currently available for play on Steam. Scheduled for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in Fall 2021.

Abomi Nation

Steam – Available Now

Developer: Orange Pylon Games // Genre: Monster Taming RPG Roguelike

Abomi Nation combines the monster-taming RPG genre with a roguelike system. Every save file creates an original “Abomi Nation” island with different Abomis for the player to interact with, recruit and battle! Each playthrough provides a distinctive experience that is different every time. No two playthroughs are alike! Watch your Abomis bond, strengthen or perish, as you battle it out in turn-based combat in an adventure that unfolds in a way totally unique to you!

Demo and full game available now on Steam.

Astalon: Tears of the Earth

Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One – Available Now

Developer: LABS Works // Genre: Action Adventure

Astalon: Tears Of The Earth is an action-platformer set in a dying world where life is cruel, but death can be a stepping stone to victory. Use the unique skills and weapons of Arias the fighter, Kyuli the rogue, and Algus the wizard, to surmount the mysterious tower and find the answers to their survival. Developed by Matt Kap (Castle in the Darkness) and LABS Works.

Demo available on Steam. Full game available for purchase on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Lost Ruins

Steam – Available Now

Developer: ALTARI GAMES // Genre: Action Adventure

Lost Ruins is a side-scrolling survival action game where you play as a young girl that has awoken in a strange and foreign place without her memories. Explore a dark and dangerous world, battle hideous monsters and topple incredible bosses.

Demo available on Steam. Full game available for purchase on Steam, GOG, and Humble Store.

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