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As Summer Approaches, Another Update On Moon

Hello, everyone. So…… how is life?

These days, I’ve been hard at work every day, mostly just here at home in my room.

From time to time, I’ve been hearing little voices asking, in English, “are you OK?” Am I hallucinating from working too hard?

Between COVID-19 and everything else going on in the world right now, it’s taken us some time to make a proper announcement, but I wanted to reach out and give you an update on our current situation.

We have finally (finally!) reached the last stage of debugging the English version of moon.

The first draft of its translation was actually finished a while ago, but given that this is the first time ever that you’re all going to play it in English, we wanted to take even more time to polish the script.

Moon is full of so many subtleties in the characters, their strange personalities, and idiosyncratic ways of communicating. We wanted to do even more testing than usual to make sure all of that came through clearly, felt special, and guided you properly through its world.

Today, we’re starting to debug the latest build that includes all that extra polish. We just need… a little more time. The goal is really, actually in sight!

The next stop on this journey is getting final approval that our build is OK and ready to ship, and so the next time you hear from us about moon will be… then!

Talk to you again very soon,
Yoshiro Kimura
2020/06/18

Limited Run Games Releasing Black Bird for Switch!


UPDATE: Black Bird is available now, through May 8th!

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE STANDARD EDITION!

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION!


You asked, and you shall receive! Thanks to our friends at Limited Run Games, we’re bringing our operatic shooter Black Bird to the Nintendo Switch, in physical form!

Starting on Friday, April 10th, you’ll be able to buy Black Bird in either a standard edition, or a deluxe limited Collector’s Edition, that will come complete with: an 18×24″ reversible poster! An artbook! And a copy of Black Bird‘s incredible soundtrack! All for just $64.99!

You’ll be able to buy the games direct from Limited Run Games in two batches, starting at 10am EST, and then again at 6pm EST! Set your watches and calendars now!

What’s Black Bird all about?

It’s is the tale of a young, neglected girl who dies and is resurrected as the ominous Black Bird. Since ancient times, the kingdom has spoken of this bird as one of the fabled “great calamities”.

You are now this ancient calamity itself — the legendary ‘Black Bird’. Destroy the kingdom in a storm of bullets! What fate awaits this girl-turned-bird?

Will you, the Black Bird, destroy the world? Has this lively, fun-filled kingdom already led itself down the path of destruction?

Find out by ordering this Limited Run edition on April 10!

Can’t wait until the physical release? Black Bird is available now to purchase digitally on the Nintendo Switch and Steam!

CLICK HERE TO BUY ON NINTENDO SWITCH!

CLICK HERE TO BUY ON STEAM!

Now, come join us in the official Onion Games Discord and let us know how excited you are for this and all our other games by clicking right here!

DANDY DUNGEON II is coming on April 2nd!

It’s true! It’s true! Our comedic rogue-lite game Dandy Dungeon is getting a MASSIVE free update — Dandy Dungeon II: The Phantom Bride will be released on April 2nd!

The new update more than doubles the size of the game, and will include:

More than 90 dungeon types, over 560 weapons & armor
and 260+ monsters!

Over 130 new infectiously amazing tracks of chip-tunes and humming!

Heaven’s Door: a BRAND NEW 99 floor, post-game challenge dungeon!

Collaborations with world-renowned RPG composer Nobuo Uematsu, and Touhou Project’s Zun!

Here’s a brand new trailer that outlines all the new things you’ll see in Dandy Dungeon II!

The update will go live at the strike of midnight on April 2nd, 2020, Japan-time, on both Switch and Steam! If you already have the game, you’re all set!

If you haven’t yet jumped in, we’ll also be offering a HUGE discount for new players starting on April 2nd! The lowest price we’ve ever offered it for! The game will be just

$13.29 in the U.S.!

€11.19 in Europe!

£10.14 in the UK!

There has never been a better time to explore the world of Dandy Dungeon!

You can go Wishlist the game on Steam right now to get an email the minute the sale goes live!

Plus! All subscribers to our new email magazine, The Secret Onion Cellar, will be receiving a free gift on launch day, in addition to all of the other great giveaways! We’ll have a downloadable copy of Track X, from the Dandy Dungeon Odd Album, available to everyone who subscribes by April 2nd! Click here to subscribe to The Secret Onion Cellar now!

We’ve just updated the official Dandy Dungeon website with a countdown timer and loads of new details, and will be updating the site every day with brand new information up until launch day!

We hope you love the update, and we hope everyone who hasn’t started plumbing the depths of our little adventure are ready to begin!

Introducing… The Secret Onion Cellar!

Hello to every Onion in the world! We have been a little quiet lately, but every onion here is very busy making incredible things for you to play soon! And also… building The Secret Onion Cellar!

What’s that? It’s a brand new email magazine about everything happening at Onion Games, delivered fresh and direct to your inbox! Inside is: the latest news! Super secrets that we haven’t shared anywhere else!

If you want to know the latest on Dandy Dungeon, Black Bird, and… yes….. the upcoming release of Moon, you’ll want to subscribe right away!

But not just that… we’ll have a free gift waiting for everyone who subscribes before Monday, March 16th! Introducing… The Onion Games Starter Kit! Inside, you’ll find: new Onion Games wallpapers! A mini-soundtrack sampler featuring the amazing music from all of our games! And… Romeo & Juliet, a brand new, totally original Onion game for Windows and Mac, created just for subscribers to The Secret Onion Cellar!

Signing up is the only way you’ll be able to get the game and the rest of the starter kit, so join us underground in The Secret Onion Cellar and see what we’ve been building! Head right over here to subscribe, and we’ll let you in on all the secrets!

As 2019 Ends, Let’s Talk About the Moon

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Well, the year is almost over, and it was a good one for me — thank you very much for all of your support as we released Dandy Dungeon on Switch and Steam, and moon on Switch here in Japan.

I’ve been looking over comments you’ve all been leaving on our Discord and our Twitter lately, and I think it’s well past time to give you some direct progress updates from our little studio.

I know we said the English release of moon would be “coming very soon”, and clearly that was a little optimistic. I’m really sorry it’s taking this long, but the translation and implementation of moon is… very delicate. We need more time to finish it, but please rest assured the English version is still on the way, and we hope you can be patient with us!

The English version of moon is being prepared by a tiny, tiny Onion team. I mean… Onion Games itself is very, very small, but these Tiny Onions are working very hard, every day, to get everything ready for you.

The localization of moon is actually going great! But there are many, many more things involved than just translating the text. I’d say that the translation itself is more than 70% done, implementing that translation is around 20% done, and then debugging and checking the translation is about 5% done.

I think, all added up, the project as a whole is at about 40% done…. probably!

We have all been working incredibly hard lately, juggling multiple projects and issues at once (including…. new games no-one’s even seen yet!). But that means even though we’re working hard, we’re working slow. I hope everyone is ok waiting until everything is really, truly ready!

Personally, I want to be even more involved than usual in the localization process, and also contributing more to our New Game Ideas, but… to tell the truth.. my brain, my body… my mind are all so, so exhausted.

I need a proper rest. I have been working too much this year. I need just a little time to recover ahead of everything we’ll have coming in 2020.

Give me time!

Give us more time, please!

Thank you very much,
Yoshiro Kimura
2019/12/24

By the way, here are links to the other Switch games we‘ve released. While you’re waiting for moon, please play them!!!

Nintendo eShop
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/black-bird-switch
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/dandy-dungeon-legend-of-brave-yamada-switch/

Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/857500/BLACK_BIRD/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1138970/Dandy_Dungeon__Legend_of_Brave_Yamada/

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