DANGEN Entertainment Announces Tokyo Game Show 2020 Details

OSAKA, September 23rd, 2020 — DANGEN Entertainment has announced the details of its lineup at Tokyo Game Show 2020, including a new trailer and demo for Smelter, an action and real-time-strategy hybrid due out in early 2021 and Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials, a dungeon crawler full of snark and humor set to release on October 15th.


Smelter | Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Digital) | 2021 Q1 Release

Smelter | Tokyo Game Show 2020 Booth


Smelter is a strategy, action-platformer combo inspired by the classics of the 16-bit era. Players will find themselves alternating between top-down strategic gameplay and action-packed platforming levels. You play as Eve, who is trying to uncover the mystery behind Adam’s sudden disappearance and discovers a mysterious talking armor called “Smelter” that synchronizes with her and grants her superpowers. In blazing 2D action stages, Eve must fight off enemies, climb walls, dash and unleash Smelter’s devastating elemental attacks that can be powered up through a skill tree system. The game shifts to an overhead tactical battlefield where players control Smelter on-screen with his faithful Zirm forces and must strategically prevent swarms of enemies, expand his territory, and build his mighty base in real time. As Eve follows Smelter and discovers the truth behind its origin and Adam’s mysterious disappearance, the player will experience two intense genres of gaming in one.

For Tokyo Game Show 2020, a new Smelter demo will be available on Steam that includes the following updates:


  • New story content with two new stages
  • Revamped tutorial based on player feedback
  • Visual and stage updates
  • Six new Trials and two new Elemental Skills


Smelter developer, X PLUS and DANGEN Entertainment will be holding two live streams during Tokyo Game Show 2020


9/25(Fri) 12:00PM JST / 8PM PDT – X PLUS

9/26(Sat) 11:00AM JST / 7PM PDT – DANGEN Entertainment


Title: Smelter

Developer: X PLUS

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

Genre: Action Strategy

Players: One

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: 2021 Q1

Price: Not Set

Languages: English, Japanese, and more

Homepage: https://smelter.dangenentertainment.com

Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials | Nintendo Switch, PC (Digital) | Oct. 15 2020 Release

Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials | Tokyo Game Show 2020 Booth


Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is an action-packed dungeon crawler full of snark and humor where players control a barbarian who has fallen deep into an eldritch abyss and must fight his or her way out using their blades, wits, and their bat buddy, Pip, who can magically light up the dungeon and help solve puzzles. Batbarian has a heavy focus on narrative where players are given dialogue choices with NPCs and are encouraged to create humorous conversations, which can also ultimately affect the outcome of the game. The barbarian levels up and is joined by several companions who will aid them in battle and help them escape the abyss. One distinct element of Batbarian is the various fruits and items that can be aimed and thrown with the right analogue stick, causing Pip to chase and interact with them in different ways, allowing the player to activate switches and solve puzzles. Batbarian features over 400 rooms of exploration, 20+ hours of evolving gameplay, 10+ bosses, 60+ minutes of pumping music and 30,000+ words of dialogue to explore.


For Tokyo Game Show 2020, a Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials demo will be available to play for a limited time on Steam. 


Developer Unspeakable Pixels and DANGEN Entertainment will be holding two live streams during Tokyo Game Show 2020


9/25(Fri) 10:00AM JST / 6PM PDT – Unspeakable Pixels

9/26(Sat) 10:00AM JST / 6PM PDT – DANGEN Entertainment


Barbarian will be released on Nintendo Switch and PC on October 15th, 2020. Switch pre-orders will be available from October 1st. 


Title: Barbarian: Testament of the Primordials

Developer: Unspeakable Pixels

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

Genre: Action Adventure

Players: 1

Platform: Nintendo Switch, PC

Release: October 15th, 2020

Price: $19.99 (Digital)

Region: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Homepage: https://batbarian.dangenentertainment.com/