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Shueisha Games Wins Big at BitSummit!

The Tower - To the Bottom wins award, SOULVARS nominated
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TOKYO, JAPAN — Shueisha Games, Inc. exhibited an extensive lineup of current and forthcoming titles at BitSummit X-Roads, Japan's most prominent indie game festival, on August 6 (Sat.) and 7 (Sun.) in Kyoto’s Miyako Messe. The Shueisha Games booth was packed over the weekend with visitors and media checking out demos from upcoming games and the new titles announced during the show.

Shueisha Games is happy to celebrate that two of the games showcased received honors at the event. The Tower - To the Bottom wowed attendees with its first public demo and was awarded the Media Highlight Award from Famitsu. SOULVARS was also given a spotlight, being nominated for best sound design.

Titles Featured at the Shueisha Games Booth

Playable Demos:

The Tower - To the Bottom (Playable for the first time)
ONI: Road to be the Mightiest Oni (Playable for the first time)
Ukiyo
Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions

New Titles:

Schrödinger's Call
Urban Myth Dissolution Center

At the end of the world and beyond,
There was a tower without end.
And those who dwell in that tower,
Are all children.
Shoulder to shoulder on the tower,
They lived strong.
Believing in the rumor,
That a paradise exists on the Earth below them.


In this deckbuilding roguelike game, children living on top of a mysterious tower are trying to reach the bottom and reach paradise on earth. By using various cards, battle your way through the many trapped floors of the skyscraper. Some cards have different effects depending on their orientation, like tarot cards. If you use a medicinal herb card upside down, it will turn into a poisonous herb. Find your strategies to overcome the tower’s weird creatures and traps waiting for you.

What is the nature of this tower, and what exactly is "paradise"?

The Tower - To the Bottom, is directed by Tom Ikeda (Little King’s Story, Lollipop Chainsaw, BLACK BIRD, Rule of Rose).

Title: The Tower - To the Bottom
Release date: 2022
Price: TBA
Platform: PC (Steam)
Genre: Survival Rogue-like Adventure
Number of players: 1
Languages: Japanese, English
Rating: TBA
Publisher: SHUEISHA GAMES
Development: Tasto Alpha
Copyright: ©SHUEISHA / DeNA / Tasto Alpha, SHUEISHA GAMES

Website: https://shueisha-games.com/games/hatena_tower/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTowerEN
Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2089500/The_Tower_To_the_Bottom/
Notable: First time showing a playable demo, release date change, Steam page opening, new videos, and screenshots released.
Kuta, an ogre, and his partner Kazemaru set off on an adventure to defeat the legendary hero Momotaro. A story of the trials and tribulation of this unlikely duo by up-and-coming creator KENEI DESIGN and Small World Entertainment!

Title: ONI - Road to be the Mightiest Oni
Release date: 2022
Price: TBA
Platforms: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/PC (Steam)
Genre: 3D Action
Number of players: 1
Languages: Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
Rating: TBA
Publisher: Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc.
Developer: KENEI DESIGN
Copyright: ©HAYAMA SANGYO, KENEI DESIGN Licensed to and published by Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc. Supported by SHUEISHA, SHUEISHA GAMES

Website: https://shueisha-games.com/games/oni/
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2101190

Notable: First time showing a playable demo, platforms update, new videos and screenshots released.

Fight evil alongside Shonen Jump+ heroes!

Damien, a shy boy, goes on an imaginary adventure with his favorites, Shonen Jump+ heroes. Combine forces to use "power combos" and "assist combos" to defeat enemies! Will Damien be able to overcome his difficulties and regain his peace of mind?

Title: Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions
Release date: Available
Price: $24.99
Platform: Nintendo Switch (Download only)
Genre: Tactical Adventure
Number of players: 1
Languages: Japanese, English, French
Rating: IARC7+
Developer: Momo-Pi Game Studio
Copyright:©Momo-Pi Game Studio, SHUEISHA / SHUEISHA GAMES

Website: https://shueisha-games.com/games/momo-pi/
Nintendo E-shop: https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/captain-velvet-meteor-the-jump-plus-dimensions-switch/

Notable: Playable demo, new videos
This is the story of Kai, a samurai cat traveling through a virtual world of "UKIYO."

The cyberpunk virtual world "UKIYO" is crowded with many avatars, as usual. However, a slight anomaly occurred. To Kai's surprise, all his real-world friends have become residents of the game world. Kai travels through the neon-tinted, samurai-punk virtual world with his friends hoping to return to the real world.

Title: Ukiyo
Release date: 2023
Price: TBA
Platforms: PC (Steam)/Other
Genre: Japanese cyberpunk adventure
Number of players: 1
Languages: Japanese, English, others
Rating: TBA
Developer: Seaknot Studios / FREAKY DESIGN Inc.
Copyright: ©Seaknot Studios, FREAKY DESIGN, SHUEISHA / SHUEISHA GAMES
Website: https://shueisha-games.com/games/ukiyo/
Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1610360/Ukiyo/
Notable: Release date update, platforms update, new videos, and screenshots released.

Cursed boxes, haunted properties, other worlds...
What is the true nature and truth of urban legends?

"Urban Legend Dismantling Center" investigates cursed objects and strange things. As Shoko Naozato, you’ll team up with the psychic and center director Ayumi Mawariya to bust those urban legends.

Title: Urban Myth Dissolution Center
Release date: TBA
Price: TBA
Platforms: PC (Steam)/iOS/Android
ジャンル:Mystery Adventure
Number of players: 1
Languages: Japanese
Rating: TBA
Developer: Hakababunko
Copyright: ©Hakababunko / SHUEISHA, SHUEISHA GAMES

Website: https://shueisha-games.com/
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2089600
I’m Mary. The last person in the world to talk to.

In a world where all human beings have disappeared, you become Mary, the last person in the world to talk to. Those who are too lonely to die repeatedly call Mary to regain their precious hearts.

Title: Schrödinger's Call
Release date: TBA
Price: TBA
Platforms: PC, iOS, Android
Genre: Adventure
Number of players: 1
Languages: Japanese, English
Rating: TBA
Developer: Acrobatic Chirimenjako
Copyright: ©Acrobatic Chirimenjako / SHUEISHA, SHUEISHA GAMES

Notable: Grand prize winner of GAME BBQ vol.1, an original game contest held by Shueisha Game Creators CAMP.
Website: https://shueisha-games.com/

SHUEISHA GAMES LINKS

PRESS KIT -

Shueisha Games Official Website - https://shueisha-games.com
Twitter (JPN) - https://twitter.com/ShueishaGamesJP
Twitter (ENG) - https://twitter.com/SHUEISHA_GAMES
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeKg5FFGV75S8q8Ws5zLYMw

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