E3 2017: Nicalis Unveils Four Console Games for 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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Nicalis Inc is bringing an assortment of games to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this year. At E3 2017, the independent publisher and developer revealed four titles, which includes Ittle Dew 2+ (Nintendo Switch), Blade Strangers (PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch), The End is Nigh (PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch), and Tiny Barbarian DX (Nintendo Switch).

Nicalis provided details on each game:

Tiny Barbarian DX

  • Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX is the action-packed adventure of one Barbarian’s quest for vengeance. Developer StarQuail Games has combined engaging 2D platform action and combo-based hack-and-slash combat with retro-style pixel art and a pulse-pounding chiptune soundtrack for Nintendo Switch. The game offers two-player cooperative action, unlockable game modes and multiple homages to classic 8- and 16-bit games in each of its four lengthy episodes.

Ittle Dew 2+

  • Sassy adventurer Ittle and her reluctant flying friend Tippsie return in Ittle Dew 2+, an upgraded and expanded Nintendo Switch version of the action/adventure puzzle game from developer Ludosity. Stranded on a mysterious island and armed with a few weapons as well as a magical map, our heroine explores the three-dimensional landscape in search of valuable loot and the eight scattered pieces of a raft that could be her ticket home.

Blade Strangers

  • From veteran Japanese developer Studio Saizensen comes Blade Strangers, a hardcore old-school fighting game with online multiplayer battles for the Switch and PS4. Its refined four-button control scheme makes it easy for beginners to jump right in, but tournament-caliber players will relish the intricate combos, counters and specials. The fighter roster includes characters from previous Studio Saizensen games (like Code of Princess and Sayonara Umihara Kawase), Nicalis games (like Cave Story+) and other surprise entrants.

The End is Nigh

  • The brand-new game from The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel, The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure/platformer. Players control Ash, a little black glob trying to make a friend out of the body parts he finds scattered throughout a post-apocalyptic world. As Ash leaps his way through a never-ending onslaught of decaying, mutant creatures, he can collect assorted tumors and hidden video-game cartridges that unlock fully playable mini-games.

Three titles in the line-up, Ittle Dew 2+, Tiny Barbarian DX, and The End is Nigh, are expected to release Q3 2017. Blade Strangers is expected to release in Q4 2017.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.




  • Mr0303

    Blade Strangers is the most unexpected one of those, especially the Western release confirmation.

  • Panpopo

    Cave story comes out 6/20, as well. Comes with a key chain I think.