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Cosmic Defenders Comics!

“Hey everyone, do you know what’s released right now, exclusively for Nintendo Switch?”

Whoops! Hopefully Fire isn’t too embarrassed… 😉

Air, Earth, Fire and Water are here to defend the universe! It’s available right now on Nintendo Switch.

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Legends of Ethernal Dev Walkthrough

If you missed our reveal of Legends of Ethernal at New Game Plus Expo, don’t fret, we’ve got it right here for you!

See 15 minutes of gameplay footage narrated by Maxime and Francis, co-founders of Lucid Dreams Studios.

Legends of Ethernal launches in just a few months on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch — be sure to stay tuned for more details including an official release date!

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Natsume Indies Presents: Legends of Ethernal

Surprise! Hot on the heels of our first Natsume Indies release, we’re revealing our next title. Developed by Lucid Dreams Studios, Legends of Ethernal is coming North & South America and Europe, and will release on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam (PC/Mac) in Fall 2020.

Lucid Dreams Studios was established in 2017 a pair of ambitious devs who cut their teeth on major titles like Tomb Raider (2013), Life is Strange (2015), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (2016), Far Cry 5 (2018) and more.

Legends of Ethernal is a 2D single-player action adventure game where you need to explore beautiful hand-crafted environments, solve clever puzzles, and battle challenging creatures to uncover the truth about your parents’ disappearance. Armed with courage and driven by the pain of loss, our unlikely hero sets out on a journey to uncover the truth behind his family’s disappearance… But what he discovers will forever change the World of Arkanys.

A short demo is available now for the game on Steam – let us know via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram if you try it out!

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Cosmic Defenders Available Now!

The day has finally arrived: Cosmic Defenders has launched on the Nintendo Switch!

Are YOU ready to protect the cosmos? Cosmic Defenders is a 2D fast-paced revolving shooter about a group of unconventional heroes who use the powers of nature in order to stop chaotic aliens from taking over the universe.

Cooperate or compete with other guardians, protect the galaxy from the wicked, and restore peace in three game modes: Story Mode, Survival Mode, and Versus Mode!

North American eShop: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/cosmic-defenders-switch/

European eShop: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Cosmic-Defenders-1794148.html

Japanese eShop: https://ec.nintendo.com/JP/ja/titles/70010000020395

Australian eShop: https://ec.nintendo.com/AU/en/titles/70010000020392

Take on these spaced-out invaders by yourself, or with some friends! Choose from 4 different characters, each with their own unique abilities! Can you bring peace to the cosmos?

• Story mode introduces the Cosmic Defenders as they fight against a group of aliens that want to steal the Tree of Life, a sacred tree that maintains the balance in the universe. Advance through levels over 4 galaxies, each with unique challenges and ways to play!

• Survival mode lets you enjoy new levels every time they play! Collect coins to purchase outfits with skill buffs!

• Versus mode lets you compete against your friends, rather than aliens, because Defenders need to train too!

Will you be picking up Cosmos Defenders? Be sure to let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram 🙂

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Cosmic Defenders Release Date!

After a slight hiccup, we’re excited to announce we have a new release date for our first Natsume Indies title, Cosmic Defenders.

Whether you plan to play solo or with some alien buddies in couch co-op, you’ll be able to blast into space on June 11th – that’s only a week away, hurray!

Earth, Air, Fire and Water can’t wait to meet you exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

Curious about the Natsume Indies program? We’re currently accepting submissions. We’ll be talking about more Indies in the near future – be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to know~

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Natsume Indie Program: 2020 Submissions Open!

We’re excited to confirm submissions to the Natsume Indie Program are open once again! The Natsume Indie Program is a unique opportunity to partner with our company as an independent developers as we introduce creative, innovative games to a wider audience.

We’ve been publishing family friendly titles of all sizes and genres for over 20 years, and now’s your opportunity to tap into that wealth of knowledge with an established fanbase. We are honored to support and partner with developers around the world creating authentic experiences that are Serious Fun for gamers of all ages!

Think your game fits into our lineup? Awesome! We want to hear from YOU. Submission requirements can be found here: https://community.natsume.com/?page_id=72

Not a developer, but know someone who’s making an awesome game we should know about? Tag us in a tweet @Natsume_Inc or on Instagram @natsume.inc or send us a message on our Facebook page NatsumeInc.

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Cosmic Defenders – Release Date Change

Greeting Earthlings!

While we were excited to previously announce a release date and additional information for our upcoming Natsume Indies title, we have an update to share today. But first, some new screenshots for you to enjoy, including the first boss stage we’re revealing!

Due to the general slowdown and unique situation we all our experiencing during the current health crisis, Cosmic Defenders will not be releasing this April. We know this will disappoint fans, as it disappoints us. We appreciate your patience while we await a new release date.

If you missed it, the solo creator behind Cosmic Defenders Henry Fernández was recently interviewed at Nintendo Life!
He also posted a column at Gamasutra discussing how to choose a publisher as an indie developer.

Interested in learning more about the Natsume Indies program, or want to submit your own game for consideration? Check here for more info!

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Cosmic Defenders Release Date

Are you ready to save the universe? We hope so, because Cosmic Defenders now has an official release date of April 28th!

Our first title under the Natsume Indie Program, which partners the company with independent developers around the world to introduce creative, innovative games to a wider audience!

Cosmic Defenders is a 2D fast-paced revolving shooter about a group of unconventional heroes using the power of nature to stop chaotic aliens from taking over the universe. Cooperate with other guardians, protect the galaxy from the wicked, and restore peace in three game modes: story mode, survival mode, and versus mode.

Did you know?  Cosmic Defenders comes from a one-man dev hailing from Venezuela! We’re also launching the game worldwide – North America, PAL territories, and Japan too~

MULTIPLE GAMEPLAY MODS

  • Story mode introduces the Cosmic Defenders as they fight against a group of aliens that want to steal the Tree of Life, a sacred tree that maintains the balance in the universe. Players can advance through over 96 levels, each with unique challenges and ways to play.
  • Survival mode lets players enjoy new levels every time they play to collect coins to purchase outfits with skill buffs.
  • Versus mode lets players compete against each other, rather than aliens, because Defenders need to train too!

We’ll be revealing plenty of info and screenshots for Cosmic Defenders prior to its launch next month on April 28th! Be sure you’re watching Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and right here on our Community blog for plenty of sneak peeks.

Interested in learning more about the Natsume Indies program? Click here!

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Cosmic Defenders – Natsume’s Indie Program

In case you missed it, one of our most exciting announcements in 2019 was the introduction of our Indie Program! We’re pairing with up-and-coming smaller devs to help them publish and promote the unique, family friendly games that Natsume is so well known for.

Recently, Henry Fernández — the creator behind Cosmic Defenders — sat down with Nintendo Life for an interview! We’ve been enjoying the simplicity of Cosmic Defenders’ combat system…and even when things get a little hairy we can call in a friend to play too.

Read the full interview here: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/02/feature_cosmic_defenders_dev_on_partnering_with_natsume_and_life_as_a_tokyo-based_indie