What do you get when you cross a platformer and an RPG with a big joke set inside a medievel fantasy castle? The answer is Unepic, the latest game from Spanish developer/publisher EnjoyUp Games. The game stars a “normal” guy who thinks he’s hallucinating and decides to set out on an adventure. He does this because he thinks his friends spiked a drink with drugs and decides to take advantage of it while the drugs wear off.
This 2D platforming RPG will feature more than 200 different rooms to explore, seven bosses to kill, 70 spells to learn and 100 different weapons. According to the developer there is more than 2,000 lines of dialogue, many of which will reference other games, movies and comics. There are three different endings and four difficulty levels. A castle map will allow you to write down notes during your adventure and traditional RPG elements allow you to upgrade your character and craft your own potions.
Unepic reminds me a lot of older Castlevania style games. There is no release date announced yet for the game, but look for it on the Wii U eShop soon.
Dress To Play: Cute Witches seems to have a formula that would make it a winner among younger girls. Cute, anime girls you get to dress in various outfits and broomstick riding. Did I mention cute, anime girls you get to dress in various outfits. In the past EnjoyUp Games has made a couple of titles I was really impressed with and, having played a lot of other fashion games recently, I thought this would continue the trend. What I actually got was something that is less game and more virtual, unlockable closet.
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Dress To Play: Cute Witches is a “game” that allows you to customize an on-screen avatar using a number of different options. You can choose some of their physical features like eyes, hair and the color of each. You also get numerous options for outfits they can wear, many of which are unlockable by playing. Once you chosen your witch and dressed her up, you take to the skies trying to collect as many hearts as you can while avoiding all of the adorable flying creatures that inhabit the skies.
For a while I only had a first generation DS so I didn’t have access to DSiWare. I’ve missed out on a few games but now I have a 3DS and can make up for lost time. This also means I can review DSiWare games. Which brings me to Crazy Hunter, a game developed by EnjoyUp Games; the people what brought you Chronos Twins and Zombie BBQ. One could say EnjoyUp has a different way of looking at things and Crazy Hunter proudly carries that torch.
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This may be an overload but try to stay with me. In Crazy Hunter you play as a crocodile, named Dundee, as he drives his boat into candy buoys. Dundee needs to smash these buoys so the goats standing on top of them fall into the water. Once Dundee clears an area, he uses a crane to pull the goats out of the river. If Dundee gets enough goats, he can stack them into a tower and reach a cloud where sits a chicken laying golden eggs. Whew. Trying to stop Dundee are elephants, monkeys, hippos, plants and water geysers. Dundee must be mindful of his fuel because once he’s out of gas the game is over. When ramming goats, all the action happens on the top screen. The goat dredging takes place on the bottom screen. During gameplay on one screen the opposite screen doesn’t really do anything. Read more…
The story of La-Mulana has definitely been one of ups and downs. The game was announced a couple of years ago and the development ended up talking way longer than expected. Back in March it was announced that the game would not see a release in North America for a number of reasons, one being that it was going to be hard to get the Japanese DLC over here. Well, the game has been picked up by another publisher and it will be seeing a North American release after all.
EnjoyUp Games has picked up the title and will be releasing it to WiiWare on September 20th. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself if you’re not sure about trying this game. Do you like Indiana Jones? Do you like caves? Did you enjoy playing Cave Story? Do you like giant, screen-filling lizard bosses? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you might be interested in this game. It will cost you 1000 Wii Points to download. Press release and screens after the jump. Read more…
EnjoyUp Games has a lineup of solid downloadable titles available on the DSiWare shop and the Nintendo 3DS eShop. They’ve sent out a trailer showcasing all of their games on those services.
99Bullets is a DSiWare game from EnjoyUp Games coming later this year. They’ve passed along some more screenshots to show of some of the shooter action.
Chronos Twins DX is an interesting dual screen game that will keep your eyes busy. The WiiWare version of the game is going to be getting a demo beginning February 14th. If you’ve been interested in checking it out, but were unsure if you wanted to pay for it now’s the time to check it out. We reviewed it and found it to be very good.
Gameplay takes place on two screens at the same time and you must use both screens to successfully navigate the levels. Click past the break for the full press release.
EnjoyUp Games has brought up some pretty interesting titles for both WiiWare and DSiWare. Chronos Twins DX has been seen on both services and brought dual screen simlutaneous gameplay that was a lot of fun.
The company has announced their newest project, called 99Bullets for DSiWare. This is a space themed, top down shooter for Nintendo’s portable download service where ammunition and lives are one in the same.
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EnjoyUp Soccer, an upcoming WiiWare title scheduled for the first quarter of next year has gotten a new name. It’s now called Soccer Up. The game is being brought to you by EnjoyUp Games, who previously released Chronos Twins DX on WiiWare and DSiWare, and Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ for DSiWare.
In the game you’ll be able to play as one of a number of national soccer teams available, or create your own team, and play as your Mii’s. Have some friends over? No problem, the game supports play for up to four people locally.
To go along with the news of the name change, EnjoyUp also sent along some screenshots to give you an idea of what you can expect in the game.
Our friends over at EnjoyUp Games have sent along official word that Chronos Twins DX will be hitting WiiWare on January 11th, 2010. They also sent us an official English trailer for the game which you can view now: