SEGA has announced that Ichidant-R and Columns II will release on Nintendo Switch, as part of the SEGA AGES collection of titles, on the 17th of October.
Heading to the West for the first time, Ichidant-R features a compilation of wacky mini-games that require sharp thinking and quick reflexes, all set in a fantasy medieval backdrop where you must save a princess from the Demon King. This unique spin-off pushes the limits of your brain as you hunt for hidden vampires, conduct an orchestra, shoot down UFOs, and much more across 20 wildly varied mini-games that can be enjoyed locally or online. Mega Drive Mode adds in an RPG-like Quest Mode, a unique Competitive Mode designed as a board game for up to four players, and a point-based Free Mode.
Another title that was previously released only in Japan, Columns II has you match jewels, fossils, and disks as you take a voyage through time in the second installment of this fun and exciting puzzle series. Control the falling pieces and aim for three-in-a-row in any direction to clear the screen before they stack to the top. This new release takes everything fans know and love about the original and dramatically increases the value. Not only is there an online versus mode, a Stage Select feature, and a tabletop mode that rotates Player 2's screen 180 degrees for face-to-face battles, but the original Genesis version of Columns comes bundled in.
Ichidant-R and Columns II will be available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99.