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‘Alina of the Arena’ Unleashes the Gladiator within on Nintendo Switch

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press] OSAKA – November 9, 2023 – DANGEN Entertainment and PINIX Games are excited to announce the official release date for "Alina of the Arena," on consoles, set to debut on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox digital stores on November 23, 2023. New screenshots with console-specific UIs have been revealed for the first time.

Winner of multiple awards in the indie space and a successful PC launch in 2022, "Alina of the Arena" transports players to a striking pixelated world of relentless arena combat where survival is the ultimate challenge. As Alina, a valiant female gladiator, players must entertain a bloodthirsty crowd, round by round, as they climb up the ranks and try to emerge victorious.

"Alina of the Arena" draws gameplay inspiration from “Slay The Spire” and “Into The Breach,” blending roguelike elements of deckbuilding, hex-based tactics, equipment management, and power-ups into a thrilling strategic experience, all wrapped in a 2D gladiator aesthetic. Successive fights are confined to a battle-ridden arena and resemble a do-or-die, tough as nails position-based RPG battle every time.

The core of "Alina of the Arena" gameplay lies in its intense hex-based tactical gameplay, immersing players in the heat of battle that will challenge the best of players. Gather weapons tossed into the arena by the crowd, utilize spoils earned from battle to purchase new weapons and accessories, such as swords, bows, axes and amulets. You can further upgrade your equipment, or acquire powerful new cards. Players are encouraged to master the art of high-risk, high-reward strategy with a wide array of unique cards to land massive damage, avoid or absorb incoming attacks, even outmaneuver and deceive adversaries, pitting them against each other.

With successive runs, players are able to unlock new starting builds, permanent upgrades, unique equipment and more as they try to outlast their way up the arena. Each level string contains Battles, Elite Battles, Shops, Events and more, building up to a huge showdown with the area Champion, sure to rile up the raucous crowd and net massive loot. What fate awaits Alina at the end?

“We are extremely proud of the success Alina of the Arena has achieved on PC and we can’t wait to share it with more gamers worldwide,” said lead developer of PINIX Games, Max Chen.

Alina of the Arena on PC was awarded the Best Design Indie Game Award at Taipei Game Show 2023, and has been nominated for numerous awards at other events, including BitSummit, IndiePlay and TactiCon. Screenshots with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox UIs have been revealed for the first time.

Title: Alina of the Arena

Developer: PINIX Games

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation), PINIX Games (Xbox)

Genre: Tactical Roguelike

Players: 1

Price: 14.99 USD

Release Date: November 23, 2023

Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Japan, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese


For review codes and other inquiries for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation, please contact: [email protected]

For Xbox inquiries, please contact PINIX Games.

DANGEN Entertainment is an independent publisher located in Osaka, Japan, with a focus on localizing and releasing awesome games in multiple languages around the world. Our company mantra comes from the Japanese definition of the word “DANGEN,” which means “words of conviction.” We at DANGEN Entertainment wear many hats, but our most important role is to help deliver a multitude of great games to as many gamers as possible.

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