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  Astro Duel Deluxe : Japan! Russian! Dinosaur!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Veteran studio Panic Button and independent developer Wild Rooster released their latest update to Astro Duel Deluxe, the multiplayer party arena shooter for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

The Version 1.2 update brings Astro Duel Deluxe to Japan for the first time, published by Panic Button (in partnership with Kakehashi Games), and this week, all of those updates are available for the game in all other countries in which the game is currently available for sale.

“A lot of people asked us to bring Astro Duel Deluxe to Nintendo’s console in Japan,” said Adam Creighton, Studio GM and Director of Development for Panic Button.

“We are excited Japanese gamers will now enjoy the fun, same-screen party gameplay of Astro Duel Deluxe with their friends and colleagues,” Creighton said.

The update also adds Russian Cyrillic font support for in-game text, making the game accessible to even more gamers.

Finally, the update also adds an all-new pilot – Dina – exclusive to Astro Duel Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch system. A beacon of hope from a time long past, Dina is the first female dinosaur to compete in the great Astro Duel.

Panic Button was founded in 2007 by long-time, experienced game developers. The Austin, TX studio is driven to “Make Good Games with Good People,” and specializes in challenging work-for-hire, co-development, original intellectual property, and specialized services like digital publishing. Projects include Rocket League, the Disney Infinity franchise and Octodad: Dadliest Catch.

Wild Rooster was founded by Rusty Moyher in 2011. Moving from indie film to indie games, he’s created and released a handful of titles including IndieCade finalist BLOOP, and several precursors to Astro Duel Deluxe. He also co-created, kickstarted and released the Retro Game Crunch collection.

(Astro Duel Deluxe is rated CERO “B”, ESRB 10+, and PEGI 7. Check Nintendo eShop for official ratings.)

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