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Microids and Chinese company bilibili sign an international co-publishing deal over the retail versions of F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

Physical versions on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch will be available Q3 2022
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Paris – May 12, 2022 – 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 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 question 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 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!”


About F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

Six years ago, the Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and decides to fight back. Little did he know he would be involved in a much bigger scheme between the Gang, the Resistance, and the Legion.


Developed by TiGames in Shanghai, F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is a 3D Metroidvania action game with a rabbit protagonist wielding a giant mechanical Fist in an original dieselpunk world. A great number of puzzles and challenges are hidden in a sophisticated and interconnected game map worth exploring. F.I.S.T. features multiple weapons, magnificent combos, upgradable skills and provides a hardcore arcade-style experience. Unreal Engine 4 offers top-class visual quality with physically-based rendering and extremely detailed textures. The game met critical acclaim when the digital versions came out, with a current PC and PS5 score of 80 on Metacritic.


The PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch retail versions of F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch will be available Q3 2022.


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About Microids
Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

About TiGames
TiGames is a Shanghai-based game developer, founded in 2016 by a bunch of veterans. Our first title is an VR game called Ancient Amuletor, which was released in 2017 and received very positive reviews. The Metroidvania action game F.I.S.T. is our second original game that targets to a full scale and AA, which has been selected to PlayStation China Hero Project and been recognized and supported by Epic MegaGrants. F.I.S.T. has launched on PS5, PS4, Steam and Epic Games Store.

About bilibili
bilibili is a leading video community for young generations in China. After the launch of bilibili website in 2009, we have been evolved into a welcoming home for popular culture and diverse interests. As a part of our business matrix, bilibili Game develops and publishes quality games of different genres across multiple platforms.

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