21st July 2020 – Team17 has today announced a partnership with Tencent Games’ NExT Studios that will see its adventure RPG roguelike, Crown Trick, on Nintendo Switch™ and PC in Q3 2020. Set in a procedurally generated maze-like dungeon, Crown Trick is steeped in strategic, synchronous, turn-based gameplay where enemy decisions and actions are only revealed when players make their moves, and features hundreds of weapons, skills, and items on hand to customise and evolve the combat style as the quest progresses.
A finalist in the Indie Prize (Asia) 2019 Awards, Crown Trick is set in the daunting Nightmare Realm, a labyrinthine, underground world filled with monsters and traps. Players will have to master the elements and combine dozens of skills, while planning the best strategy, to overcome deadly enemies that stand still until their plan of attack is executed. As the quest continues, players will have the opportunity to gain access to high-level skills – Familiars – secured from the elite monsters that roam the dungeon, increasing the chances of both success and survival.
“As we prepared Crown Trick for its release, we wanted to ensure we found a partner that could maximise its success outside of mainland China. With its strong sense of spirit and track record of success, we could not think of any better than Team17. Crown Trick’s imaginatively unique synchronous gameplay, coupled with roguelike action, is a compelling and strategic experience, and we’re looking forward to launching it in the West with the support of Team17.”
“Crown Trick is roguelike royalty, a beautifully realised and unique experience thanks to its mix of gameplay features, and fits perfectly with our portfolio of titles. The Nightmare Realm, its traps and monsters, and its procedurally generated maze provides a deadly and compelling environment for strategy and RPG fans alike.”
NExT Studios aims to make differentiated, high quality and reputable games via multiple approaches including but not limited to original idea incubation, advanced technology application as well as external collaboration. We experiment with new designs, create new experiences, research new technologies, work across platforms and game genres, to explore future possibilities in gaming as a unique media and keep pushing the boundaries. Visit www.nextstudios.com for more info.
Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Moving Out, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit www.team17.com for more info.
São Paulo, Brazil, 26 October 2021 – Metal Revolution, the cyberpunk fighting game developed by NExT Sutdios and published by Gtarcade, holds its world premiere launch today in South America. The game is now available for download in South America and Mexico on Android and iOS.
As a next-gen mecha fighting game developed for PC, consoles and mobile, Metal Revolution will be fully launched in other regions of the world in the first half of next year.
What to expect in Season 1?
Season 1 starts on October 26th and will last for 2 months. Players can grind their way to the top of the ranked ladder to earn limited skins and multiple rewards.
There are altogether 7 ranks, each of which consists of 5 tiers expect for the top one, Legend. Specific rewards are listed below:
There will be 14 playable heroes in Season 1 for players to acquire and fight with. From martial artists to fully armed mechas, each hero has a unique set of abilities and fighting style and offers a distinctive backstory.
Sign in and pre-register to earn rewards
There are also a series of events going live today to celebrate the official launch:
I. Sign-in event for new players: Sign in for 8 consecutive days to earn 5,500 Gems, 10 Epic Dimension Keys, 10 Legendary Dimension Keys and a small amount of Coins;
II. Pre-registration event: Complete pre-registration to get rare skin: Reigning Champ, pre-registered exclusive avatar, hundreds of Gems, hundreds of Coins and an Epic Dimension Key.
Now there are already 5 million players who have completed pre-registration. Among them, 4 million players are in South America.
More to come: the regional championship
In June this year, a show match of Metal Revolution was held live, joined by YouTubers Lipaogamer, Skorpion Gamer and GB12, as well as Twitch streamers RobertoCein, Elded, Komanche, Anatamez and Carlosdleon.
The show match was online on 5 channels including Youtube/Facebook/Twitch/Nimo/TT in Portuguese, and Twitch/Tiktok in Spanish.
Metal Revolution also sponsored Evo 2021 Online. The Evolution Championship Series is an annual esports event that focuses exclusively on fighting games.
Gtarcade further reveals roadmap and rules of the game's first ever official regional championship, the Metal Revolution Star Series. Star Series will begin in LATAM region in early 2022 and continues its footprint across the world until the final global championship around mid 2022.
About NExT Studios
NExT Studios aims to make differentiated, high quality and reputable games via multiple approaches including but not limited to original idea incubation, advanced technology application as well as external collaboration. We experiment with new designs, create new experiences, research new technologies, work across platforms and game genres, to explore future possibilities in gaming as a unique media and keep pushing the boundaries.
Gtarcade is a global game publisher with products launched in 200 different countries and territories across Asia, Europe and the US. Its popular titles include Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming, the League of Angels series and Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac.
Gtarcade is the global publishing branch of YOOZOO Games, a leading interactive entertainment provider specializing in mobile game development and distribution. With more than 1 billion registered users worldwide, YOOZOO Games is a Top 50 global publisher named by App Annie's 2021 Level Up Top Publisher Awards.