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?
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!
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!
PLUS! With the release of Dandy Dungeon on Steam, we’ve made it available at a lower price… for everyone, everywhere! This isn’t just a launch discount: we’ve permanently dropped the price of the game to $18.99 / €15.99 / £14.49, on all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch!
So, what’s different about the Windows/Mac version of the game? Well, it contains all of the rebalancing and refining that went into the super-acclaimed Nintendo Switch version (just look at all of these amazing reviews!), including its own world leaderboard that will track the best dungeon runs of you, and all of your friends on Steam!
It also features full support for your favorite controller, as well as a new mouse and keyboard scheme that makes tracing your path through the dungeon as easy as it ever was on a touchscreen!
But that’s not all! Using Valve’s free Steam Link app, you can stream Dandy Dungeon.. to your mobile device or tablet and play with the touchscreen itself! (That image above is the game running on an iPad Pro!) It feels super great! There are so many ways to play now!
Now that Dandy Dungeon has been released on new platforms, you’re probably wondering… where’s that huge update we promised several months ago? Well, we decided that giving you an entirely free update that more than doubles the size of the game.. wasn’t quite enough.
So, when the update arrives — on both Steam and Switch — it will include a brand new feature! A new mode never before seen in Dandy Dungeon, anywhere! Something really cool! That’s all we have to say about that for now, but… it’s coming soon!
Following the release of the Nintendo Switch version, we’ve packed the PC version with all of the same leaderboards and upgrades we brought to the handheld version — along with new, PC-focused controls, for you to enjoy however you prefer to play!
Never heard of moon and don’t know why it’s inspired so many of your favorite adventure games? Read on to learn more…
A long, long time ago, under the silvery light of a full moon, the legendary “anti-RPG” moon was released in Japan.
Now, 22 years later, revived by a team of its original creators, find out why it became an instant cult-classic, as moon comes to the Nintendo Switch — in English, for the first time ever!
[WHAT IS MOON?]
Have you ever played an RPG and wondered…
“Why is it OK that this hero is breaking into houses and stealing items from people’s drawers??”
“Why is it OK that this hero is killing thousands of innocent monsters??”
Moon is a game about turning those tropes upside down, and seeing what really happens behind the scenes of your favorite RPG videogames.
[THE STORY OF MOON]
One night, under the silvery light of a full moon, a young boy is suddenly sucked through his TV and into a videogame — a classic JRPG called “Moon World”.
Following closely behind the game’s brave hero, the boy begins his own journey to recover the world’s missing moonlight by collecting “Love”.
As Moon World’s hero loots and levels up by cutting down monsters for experience points — you know, as heroes do — the boy releases their souls and collects their “Love”.
Moon is not a game where you’ll fight to level up — your own progress comes by gathering lost “Love”!
As you explore the world, you’ll meet a crazy cast of weird and wonderful NPCs. Observe their strange habits and daily routines by visiting them at different times and days of the week, and learn their secrets to uncover even more lost “Love”!
“Now… use your own power to open the door…”
• Conquer a game with a clear conscience in this Zero-Battle RPG! Free monsters’ souls!
• Collect dozens of “MoonDiscs” containing original songs, and choose your own favorite background music!
• Follow the real-time daily lives of Moon World’s NPCs, day and night, all week long!
It’s getting so hot out… this is the perfect time to stay inside all day and play videogames!
From August 8th until August 21st, everything at Onion Games is on sale from 10% to a full 50% off! Literally everything! You can see a big list of all our discounts right over here, or read on for the breakdown!
Kotaku UK: “There aren’t many games that deliver aesthetics and personality quite like this. Yamada is a reflection of his creators as well as the industry itself. His game, as you’ll hopefully discover, is quite brilliant.”
TouchArcade: “It’s funny, sentimental, weird, and a lot savvier than you’d first guess. It’s also a really fun game with a core mechanic you won’t find in any other Switch RPG… Don’t miss it… 5/5“!
GameReactor: “The more we played Dandy Dungeon and the more layers were introduced, the more captivated we became by its simple yet effective mix of RPG progession and roguelike dungeons… 9/10“!
NintendoLife: “The light-hearted take on one man’s inability to separate reality from fantasy really works as a great conceit for the overall game, while the puzzle-like approach to combat and exploration makes the now rather tired world of roguelites feel instantly more refreshing… 8/10“!
Destructoid: “I’ve put 20 hours into this game and I know I’ll put at least another 20 trying to earn every costume and weapon it has to offer. To me, Dandy Dungeon: The Legend of Brave Yamada is worth the time investment.”
Siliconera: “Where Dandy Dungeon shines is in its tongue-in-cheek story, presentation and localization. The game is the brainchild of Yoshiro Kimura, who’s known for his weird games like Little King’s Story, a charming game about a king who conquers the world, and it definitely shines through here.”
A fantastic deep-dive from the current #1 Yamada-kun in the world, Thane!
GameSpew: “It’s not your usual dungeon-crawling RPG… but Dandy Dungeon is a hell of a lot of fun. It’ll get its quirky little claws in you and refuse to let go… 8/10“!
GamingTrend: “Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada is a delightful little tongue-in-cheek RPG with a little heart and a lot of laughs. Its simple yet engrossing gameplay system mixed with fun puzzle mechanics and cute presentation make this a wonderful Switch title to play on the go… 80/100“!
PS3Blog: “Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada is a must-have game on Nintendo Switch that offers a quirky story and set up that opens the door to some fun gameplay mechanics in this roguelite dungeon crawling experience… 8.5/10“!
The Sixth Axis: “It’s a delight and one that you’ll find yourself hooked on. Also, down with capitalism and billionaire CEOs… 8/10“!
Niche Gamer: “Dandy Dungeon is definitely an extremely unique game with a-one-of-a-kind experience that you can’t get anywhere else… 9/10“!
Bonus Stage: “Onion Games continues to delight with their offbeat, grindy but enjoyable RPG, which helps everyone support their inner 36 year old Japanese game dev.. 8/10“!
Player2: “While it may seem a touch simple at first glance, it’s a fairly deep and rewarding experience that is more than the sum of its parts thanks to the humour and passion it exudes throughout. I know I’ll be spending many more hours delving through dungeons with Yamada-kun.”
We love hearing what you think! Don’t forget you can always join us at our friendly and welcoming Discord server to talk about all the things you’ve discovered in your dungeon dives, and let us know how you’re enjoying the game!
Black Bird‘s synchronized soundtrack was composed by the great Hirofumi Taniguchi. He’s also written the music for games like our own Million Onion Hotel, Chulip, and even Chibi-Robo! for the GameCube! The soundtrack for the game is available as an optional download on Steam, or you can even buy Side 1 and Side 2 on Amazon!
We’ll know the winners of the CEDEC award soon, so keep your fingers crossed for us… The competition is fierce, but it’s amazing just to be recognized!