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!

Dandy Dungeon Is Now On Windows/Mac, At A Lower Price!

Dandy-time… starts right now! Our comedic roguelite RPG Dandy Dungeon ~Legend of Brave Yamada~ has just been released for Windows and Mac on Steam!

CLICK RIGHT HERE TO BUY DANDY DUNGEON ON STEAM!

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!

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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!

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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!

So what are you waiting for? Go get Dandy Dungeon on Steam and tweet at us to let us know what you think!

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HEY… WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DANDY DUNGEON 2?

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!


You should also come join us in the official Onion Games Discord and let us know how much you’re loving Dandy Dungeon and all our other games by clicking right here!

DANDY DUNGEON Coming Soon for Windows & Mac!

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Today we are announcing…. new ways to play! We’ve been hard at work on long lonely nights and now… Dandy Dungeon ~Legend of Brave Yamada~ is coming to Steam for both Windows and Mac! It’s totally ready for you to go wishlist right now, and will be released very soon!

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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!

People have said so, so many great things about the Nintendo Switch version, so we’re extremely excited to let a ton of new players experience the world of Dandy Dungeon for the first time!

You should go wishlist the game on Steam right now, so you can be the first to know when it’s released! It’ll be soon! Very soon! We hope you love it!

Get MOON Wallpapers for your PC or mobile phone!

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We’re just days away from moon coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan! Anticipation is at a fever pitch!

While work continues on the translation to bring moon to the West for the very first time, we’re celebrating this landmark release by putting out a series of wallpapers for Windows, Mac and mobile phone!

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You can find links to all the wallpapers on the official Japanese moon site, where you can also peek at the digital manual for the Switch version of the game!

If you’re using the wallpaper, you should tweet us at @oniongames and show us how nice they look in the wild!


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You can also come join us in the official Onion Games Discord to talk about the return of moon and all our other games by clicking right here!

MOON is coming to Nintendo Switch… in English!

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Finally, it can be told! As you might have seen in Japan’s latest Nintendo Direct, the cult-hit “remix RPG adventure” moon is coming to the Nintendo Switch! The game is available for pre-order in Japan right now, and, very soon, the game will be available to the rest of the world, finally in English for the very first time!

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!

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[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.

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[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”.

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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”!

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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…”

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[KEY FEATURES]

• 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!


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Come join us in the official Onion Games Discord to talk about the return of moon and all our other games by clicking right here!

We’ll have much more to say about moon in the near future — we hope you’re as excited as we are to bring the game to the rest of the world for the first time in English, and help find many new moon fans!

It’s a Summertime Bonanza! Everything is On Sale!

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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!

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Dandy Dungeon Reviews Are In! And… You Love Us!

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We feel…. seen! Dandy Dungeon ~Legend of Brave Yamada~ is officially released worldwide, and the reviews have been great! Here’s what you’ve had to say so far!


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“!


A great, lengthy write-up from Everybody’s Talking At Once: “Dandy Dungeon is about love and labor and the worth of human creativity, and it explores those themes in about the silliest, grindiest, least portentous way possible.”


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.”


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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 Has Been Nominated for a CEDEC Award!

We are honored! Our operatic side-scrolling shooting game Black Bird has just been nominated for best sound design by CEDEC, Japan’s game developer conference awards!

We are in great company, as well — the other nominees are Ace Combat 7, Devil May Cry 5, and even Tetris Effect for PlayStation VR! Man.. all these games are great!

If you haven’t tried Black Bird yet, you can buy it for Windows and Mac by clicking here, and for your Nintendo Switch by clicking here! You can also see more at our Black Bird webpage over here.

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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!

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