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Rose & Camellia Collection Slaps Its Way onto Switch

The preposterous high-society slap-battle anthology is available now!

Valencia, Calif. – April 16th, 2024 – It’s time to unleash slapageddon! Independent game studio WayForward, in conjunction with Japanese developer NIGORO and publishing partner Limited Run Games, is elated to announce that Rose & Camellia Collection, the ludicrous one-on-one slap-fight anthology, is now available digitally in North America and Europe, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Offering five distinct games, a 2-player versus mode, and the choice of Joy-Con motion controls or touchscreen swipes, Rose & Camellia Collection is rated T and priced at $19.99. A slaptastic new launch trailer can be seen below:

Featuring five games of aristocratic absurdity — Rose & Camellia 1, 2, 3, & 4, plus Rose & Camellia vs. La-Mulana — the collection lets players go hand-to-cheek in a series of one-on-one slap fights against a ludicrous cast that includes haughty heiresses, muscular maids, racquet-wielding royalty — even robots and demonic spirits! What starts as an over-the-top inheritance dispute evolves into increasingly outlandish scenarios — including touring the world on the “Death Queen Circuit” and battling relentlessly conniving solicitors — in which players will slap, dodge, feint, and counter their way to victory.

The slapalicious saga further comes to life through a fabulous anime-style intro and fully voiced cutscenes between each bout, which can be enjoyed in either English (featuring the talents of Cristina “Vee” Valenzuela, Tiana Camacho, Stephanie Sheh, Anjali Kunapaneni, and Anna Brisbin) or Japanese. Beyond the single-player story mode, two players can also exchange hands in a competitive local versus mode, with one player controlling one of the heroines and the other playing as one of their rivals.

In addition to the digital eShop version of the game, a glorious physical version of Rose & Camellia Collection is available via LimitedRunGames.com. The standard edition, priced at $34.99, includes the game and manual, while the opulent deluxe edition, priced at $69.99, includes the game, manual, soundtrack CD, 12″ x 16″ double-sided poster, acrylic standee, and art cards, all enclosed in elegant collector’s packaging. Both the standard and collector’s editions are on offer as open preorders until May 12, 2024.

Showcased in both a Nintendo Direct and an Indie World presentation in Japan, Rose & Camellia Collection has garnered massive attention overseas; its videos have generated more than 2.5 million views since debuting last year. With the North American and European release, the game’s unique combination of humor and reflex-based action is finally available to players worldwide. For more information about Rose & Camellia Collection and other WayForward titles, please visit www.wayforward.com and follow @wayforward on social media.

Key Features

  • Five games in one: Rose & Camellia, Rose & Camellia 2, Rose & Camellia vs. La-Mulana, and — available for the first time — Rose & Camellia 3 and Rose & Camellia 4
  • Make your mark on high society in a story of aristocratic absurdity!
  • Reflex-based one-on-one action: slap, dodge, feint, and counter!
  • Two control methods: motion-based Joy-Con controls or touch-screen swipes!
  • More than 30 characters, all with English or Japanese voiceovers!
  • Two-player local versus mode! Give your friends the ultimate smackdown!
  • Gorgeous anime-style intro and vocal theme songs!

About WayForward

Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for more than 30 years. We are home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With the new avenues for distributing games directly to fans we are finally able to make the games we have always wanted to.

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