You’ve read our Christmas list, we hope you’ve checked it twice (last time I can use that joke for a year). The Christmas list consists of an eclectic mix of products and games so there is something there for everyone of all ages.
Namco Museum Mini Player – My Arcade – RRP £119.99
A love letter to fans of classic Namco arcade gaming, the NAMCO MUSEUM Mini Player features 20 classic titles including PAC-MAN, GALAGA, ROLLING THUNDER and many more.
The ultimate in retro-done-right, gamers will be taken back in time with authentic arcade roms, playable on a scaled-down 4.25” full-colour screen sat inside a 10” miniature arcade cabinet adorned with artwork from the timeless arcade marquees. Complete with a glowing coin trap and dual forward-facing speakers, the NAMCO MUSEUM Mini Player features genuine arcade controls and a 3.5mm headphone jack for those who prefer more isolated audio.
Ms Pac-Man Micro Player and Bubble Bobble Micro Player – My Arcade – RRP £29.99
This brand-new Micro Player duo presents gamers with a scaled-down table-top arcade experience, complete with an arcade stick, action buttons, and authentic marque artwork. Officially-licensed from the arcade superpowers, these playable collectibles allow gamers to step back in time and relive those classic arcade moments.
Irresistible to collectors and arcade fans alike, the Micro Players are replete with design and artwork inspired by the original arcade cabinets: full-colour screens, backlit coin traps and a detachable joystick for those who prefer the directional pad.
Licensed Nintendo Switch Accessory Range Featuring Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. – PDP – £Variable
This holiday season, owners of Switch or Switch Lite need look no further than the incredible licensed range of accessories from PDP! Pokémon fans will love a new line of storage and travel solutions, led by the Commuter Case which comes with either a Pikachu or Poké Ball design and are sure to turn heads with their stylish graphics and modern design.
With ample room for the console, Joy-Con Controllers, Pro-Controller as well as 14 games and cables, it’s the only way to travel when gaming on the go. Fans of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate should check out the new licensed Wired Fight Pad Pro controllers. Inspired by the legendary GameCube controller, the Wired Fight Pad Pro allows gamers to customise their gaming style by playing with the traditional C-Stick or swap it out for a full-size stick with the innovative detachable design. Don’t miss the new Jigglypuff and Pichu designs!
Game: Röki – Publisher: United Label Games – Developer: Polygon Treehouse – Formats: PC/Nintendo Switch – Release Date: Winter – Price: TBC
Looking to the ancient Scandinavian wilderness and its bewitching folklore creatures, Röki is a modern narrative adventure game with an alluring art style, atmospheric exploration, and satisfying puzzles. It’s developed by the talented team at Polygon Treehouse (named in Creative England’s CE50 list), co-founded by ex-Guerrilla Games art directors looking to make their mark with a unique, more personal story.
The player joins Tove on a fantastical journey to save her family. A journey that takes her deep into a hidden and long-forgotten world of lost folklore filled with strange locations and even stranger creatures. Explore the ancient wilderness, solve its mysteries, save your family in this modern adventure game for all.
Fractured Minds – Wired Productions – Emily Mitchell – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch – 14th November
Fractured Minds comes from the imagination of 2017 BAFTA Young Games Designers award winner, Emily Mitchell, who at 17 years-old found solace through game development. Inspired by Emily’s personal journey through severe anxiety Fractured Minds seeks to create greater understanding and stand in solidarity with mental health sufferers around the world.
Players will embark on a deeply personal and emotional journey through the human psyche. 80% of all proceeds will be shared between a fund for Emily Mitchell, and Safe in our World, a mental health charity for the video games industry, helping players and developers.
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