Video game publisher Microids is thrilled to announce today the signing of an international co-publishing agreement regarding the retail versions of F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch. Originally released a few months back on PS5, PS4, Steam, and Epic Games Store, F.I.S.T. is a 3D Metroidvania action game set in a dieselpunk world, developed by TiGames and published by bilibili. The retail versions on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch will be produced by Microids and be available in Q3 2022.
“We see this cooperation on the physical release of F.I.S.T. has a special meaning for bilibili Game. We hope the great potential of Chinese indie games can be discovered by console players around the world” declares Zhang Feng, SVP of bilibili.
“After the launch of F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch we’ve received many good reviews from players worldwide, and one of the frequently asked questions was about its physical release in Europe and America.” comments Zhang Tao, CEO/Producer of TiGames. “Thankfully, with the help of bilibili and Microids, the question can finally be answered. We hope the physical versions will provide challenge-hungry players with an enjoyable adventure in Torch City. Thank you as always for the warm support!”
“This co-publishing agreement follows the recent opening of our office in China and marks a new milestone in the development of our activity in this key territory, with the support of major local video game companies.” says Yves Bléhaut, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships at Microids.
“Working on the retail versions of F.I.S.T. represents an exciting new challenge for us” adds Wenbin Zhang, Greater China Market Development Director at Microids. “It’s a true honor to be collaborating with TiGames and bilibili. We cannot wait to contribute to the game’s success internationally by providing our expertise in terms of publishing and distribution!”