Aksys Announces Fall 2022 Release for Lover Pretend, Paradigm Paradox, Piofiore: Episodio 1926, & Much More During New Showcase

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Today, Aksys Games aired an announcement show on Twitch that featured a boatload of great games that are coming to the West. The stream showed off new titles, presented fresh looks at previously-announced games, and livestreamed some never before seen gameplay.

To make things easier for you, we’ve rounded up everything that was revealed at the event and compiled it below. Included, you’ll find official descriptions for every game that aired, as well as the platforms they will be available on. Be sure to let us know in the comments section below which Aksys title you’re most excited about!

Blazing Strike

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Blazing Strike, All Aksys

Inspired by classic arcade fighting game series from industry greats such as Capcom and SNK, the upcoming 2D fighting game from developer RareBreed Makes Games is Blazing Strike evokes the excitement and nostalgia of 2D pixel art genre pioneers while incorporating a unique games system with modern mechanics.

A Limited Edition of Blazing Strike will also be available, including a full-color art book, a double CD soundtrack, and a set of collectible character cards. (Image is not final and subject to change.) Blazing Strike will be available in Fall 2022 for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Lover Pretend

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Lover Pretend

Chiyuki lives alone, spending all her time studying for university and doing part-time work. She has two dreams in life: One is to become a scriptwriter—also a dream of her late mother—and the other is to find her father whom she never met. From leftover clues, it seems her mother was writing a drama script before she was born. Chiyuki lands a job as a scriptwriter assistant for a film that the sons of the drama staff are making. She searches for information while working her new job, but in a twist of events ends up cast in the role of their love interest…? This is a pretend love role, not true love. Can Chiyuki create a script about fake lovers, while not knowing anything about falling in love herself?

Lover Pretend will be available in Fall 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

Paradigm Paradox

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Paradigm Paradox

The year is 25XX, a world where mankind lives only in isolated colonies. The protagonist, a student at the academy, is bored with the drudgery of everyday life, a day-to-day existence untouched by gossip about “Heroes” and “Vermin,” the enemy of mankind, and unnoticed by the good-looking guys at the academy. One night she slips out of the dormitory and encounters colony-invading Vermin, landing herself in danger! Four girls appear suddenly and repel the Vermin with miraculous abilities. The protagonist decides to work as a Hero, leading a busy life as both a student and champion of justice. But why is it that she has more opportunities to talk to the good-looking guys everyone is gossiping about…? What is their (the girls’ / guys’) secret…? And what is the enemy’s true identity…?

Paradigm Paradox will be available in Fall 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

Kimi wa Yukima ni Koinegau [English title pending]

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Kimi wa Yukima ni Koinegau, All Aksys

The first year of the Kyoho era. The land is ruled by the eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune. Repeated incidents caused by monsters in the town of Edo upset and frighten the people so the Tokugawa shogunate establishes the “Oniwaban” to maintain public order and secure the town. Seasons pass—to year 11 of the Kyoho era. A girl in a village far from Edo has the power to see a “black thread” before every catastrophe and the panicked villagers drove her away into the snowy mountains. One day, a young man going by the name of Oniwaban appears before her. This is a story in which a girl encounters “non-humans,” and learns about love.

Kimi wa Yukima ni Koinegau will be available in 2023 for Nintendo Switch.

Piofiore: Episodio 1926

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The full sequel to last year’s hit Piofiore finds Liliana immersed once again in the dangerous Mafia turf wars and intrigues that tear apart the city of Burlone.

The Limited Edition will feature a 68-page full color artbook, a 3” keychain of the Piofiore men, a 1” metal pin, and a 16×22 full color cloth poster, all housed in a collectible box.

Piofiore: Episodio 1926 will be available in Fall 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

Horgihugh and Friends

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Horgihugh and Friends, All Aksys

At the end of a brutal war, countries dismantled their weapons. When the Gozareans attack, two pilots realize their trusty vintage fighter planes are the only means of combating the alien’s powerful technologies. Hugh & Figaro are the world’s last wings of hope. This horizontal side-scrolling shooter features vibrant retro graphics with artwork by Kou (Mega Man 2X, Shantae) and music by Motoaki Furukawa (Gradius II, Metal Gear, Policenauts).

Horgihugh and Friends will be available in Summer 2022 for Nintendo Switch.


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All Aksys, Mon-Yu

A first-person, turn-based dungeon crawler from Experience Inc. in the tradition of the original Wizardry. Create your own characters to defeat the seven demon kings. Form your team, clear the dungeons, defeat the monsters, and claim victory.

Mon-Yu will be available in 2023 for PC and Nintendo Switch.

You can check out more details about the announcement by heading over and watching the stream for yourself on the Aksys Games Twitch channel right here.

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Andrew McMahon

Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.