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Hong Kong PlayStation Store leaks “Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection” (updated)

Update: this leak has since been confirmed by Sony. Original story follows. A PS4 listing for Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection has appeared on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store. The title had not been formally announced by Capcom. The collection includes Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4 (originally released for the GameBoy Advance) as well as Mega Man

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Mega Man 11 releases October 2, many new details in latest trailer

The original super fighting robot will return to consoles and PC on October 11. According to Capcom’s newest release, Mega Man 11 will also feature a new gameplay feature dubbed the “Double Gear system,” which enhances Mega Man’s normal capabilities. The Speed Gear briefly slows down time giving Mega Man time to react to more frantic moments. Sounds like the

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Fool’s Entertainment Launches New Sci-Fi Manga “Omega Black”

Independent publisher Fool’s Entertainment has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Omega Black, a 135-page, sci-fi manga book. Written by Chris L. Brown and featuring illustrations by Ed Jiménez and lettering by the ever-prolific Eric Weathers, Omega Black tells the story of the Royal Family of the planet Omega, and their connection to a mysterious power known as the Omega Stream. Here’s

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Horrific Hero Comic “Super Dead” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for the horror superhero comic book Super Dead ended successfully, raising more than $15 thousand from 265 backers. Written by Mandy Summers and featuring illustrations by Peter Gilmore, Super Dead is about a former hero who has become an undead shadow of his former self. Has he “lived long enough to become the villain?” Here’s

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Chomp Bites One Off: Gyro Man (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our gaming content celebrating the best of our fine, attack helicopteroid friends! Every now and again, we at The Splintering are going to lean on our mascot, Chomp the Termite, to go out into the world of myth and fiction to

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Superheroes and the Undead Collide in Mandy Summers’ “Super Dead”

On Friday, independent comic book writer and YouTube host Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Super Dead, a genre-bending, 48-page graphic novel what combines elements of both horror and classic superhero storytelling. Written by Summers (Wart the Wizard) and illustrated by Peter Gilmore (Rocket Gal and the Mole Men of Mars), Super Dead is about a former hero who

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Review: “Gunman Clive” (Switch/Wii U/3DS/Steam – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Gunman Clive, a retro-inspired side-scroller with a distinct sepia-tone aesthetic. Created by Swedish game creator Bertil Hörberg, Gunman Clive actually began its life as an Android mobile game. Thankfully, Hörberg ported the game to platforms that don’t require virtual buttons, starting with the Nintendo 3DS in December 2012. Get

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Review: “Batman Returns” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re tackling a rare example of a Christmas-related superhero game… Superhero games have historically been hit or miss, but Batman has managed to have slightly better luck than many other characters. The 16-bit era was particularly kind to the Dark Knight. There are several solid Batman games on the Super

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Cyberpunk noire graphic novel “Necromancer” now crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, Jakob Morris launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new graphic novel Necromancer: Tombstone Blues via Indiegogo. Written by Morris and featuring illustrations by Basque artist Ibai Canales (Iron Sights), Necromancer appears to be a mega-mishmash of gothic, cyberpunk, noire and mystery. Here’s a summary of the Necromancer project taken from the Indiegogo campaign page.   “In this

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The “Gunman Clive HD Collection” is coming to Switch this January

The Gunman Clive HD Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 17 January* for the humble price of $3.99. The HD collection includes both the original Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2, both of which have previously seen releases on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. If you’re a fan of side-scrolling platformers like the Mega Man series and

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Polymega releases several Saturn gameplay videos after launch trailer raises questions

Earlier in September, Polymega released a launch trailer for their upcoming clone console. As part of that reveal, they also announced that the Polymega would support SEGA Saturn software. This produced a lot of smiles but also raised a few eyebrows, as skeptical retro gamers are well aware of how difficult the Saturn’s hardware is to emulate. To add fuel

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Polymega announces SEGA Saturn support; clarifies video footage error (updated)

There’s certainly no shortage of clone consoles out there for retro gaming enthusiasts to choose from. What sets the Polymega apart from other multi-console systems such as the Retron 5 or the Retro Freak is that the base model Polymega is designed to play CD-based games, including those from the SEGA CD, PlayStation 1, Neo Geo CD, and the TurboGrafx-CD.

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Capcom aims to revive dormant IPs, which do you want to see?

On Wednesday, Capcom posted an overview of its strategies and plans for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. As part of that, the company provided insight into growth strategies, and its focus going forward. Capcom first highlighted that, with new titles, it will “regularly release titles for major IP while also utilizing dormant IP and remakes”. A part of the

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Top TEN Helicopter Video Game Bosses (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering. Today were reaching back into the retro gaming vault to discuss the Top Ten best helicopter boss battles. Without further ado, let’s get started! 10. Rambo (NES) Rambo for the Nintendo Entertainment System isn’t a great game. The titular hero seems to spend far more time killing bees and tigers

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Greatest Levels in Gaming: “Alex Kidd in Miracle World” (SEGA Master System – Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Attack Helicopter Week. Today we’re taking a look at one of the most innovative stages from SEGA’ flagship title for the Master System, Alex Kidd in Miracle World. In the mid to late 80s, the SEGA Master System was the underdog in a sales race with the Nintendo Entertainment System juggernaut. Despite starting development as

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“Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX” now available on Steam, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Inti Create’s 2-D run-and-gunner Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX is now available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam PC for $14.99. The Gunvolt series is a fast-paced action/platformer heavily inspired by 2D classics like Mega Man X. Here’s the full breakdown and key features of the game: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX takes place in the universe of the Azure

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SEGA reveals the final 12 games included with the Genesis Mini

Before we start, who called Alisia Dragoon being added to the SEGA Genesis Mini? This guy! … Well, we didn’t so much “call it” as we put it on our wishlist. Either way, it’s still great that Alisia Dragoon is even a small part of the current gaming conversation, because it’s excellent. All that gloating aside, SEGA has announced the

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Our wishlist for the last 10 Genesis Mini games (SEGA Week Special)

SEGA has been knocking it out of the park with the games announced for their upcoming Genesis Mini. The first 30 of the 40 pre-installed titles have now been revealed, with the list of confirmed games below: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Castlevania: Bloodlines Comix Zone Contra: Hard Corps

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New Humble Bundle features Capcom & SEGA titles on PlayStation

Capcom and SEGA have joined to support a handful of charities by offering a combined Humble Bundle aptly named the The Humble Capcom X SEGA PlayStation Bundle, including games for the PS4, PS Vita and PS3 (…really?). Proceeds can go to support your choice of three charities: Save the Children US, the American Red Cross, and the Rett Syndrome Research

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“Defenders of the Universe”: The Unreleased “Tiny Toon Adventures” Game for PS2, GameCube

Thirty years ago this week (14 September 1990, to be exact), the first episode of Tiny Toon Adventures television show premiered. To commemorate this landmark anniversary, we’re highlighting a piece of Tiny Toons vaporware from the early 2000’s. Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe (also named as Defenders of the Loony-verse and Acme Invaders during development) was announced for

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Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose” (SNES)

It’s now been three full decades since Tiny Toon Adventures premiered. Based on a group of young “cartoon characters in training,” the Tiny Toons themselves were re-imagined stand-ins for classic Warner Bros. characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. The show was at the forefront of a new age of kids’ programming, laying the groundwork for shows

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Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure” (SEGA Genesis)

The very first episode of Tiny Toon Adventures debuted on 14 September 1990, so to mark this anniversary, we’re going to review one of the several video games based on the groundbreaking show. I was hitting middle school around the time that Tiny Toon Adventures first aired, and given that it landed at such a formative time in my life,

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Retro Review: “3D Thunder Blade” (Nintendo 3DS – Attack Helicopter Week Special)

There’s quite a selection of SEGA’s 3D Classics line on the Nintendo 3DS: After Burner, Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone II; many of them are considered to be highly-regarded classics, but Thunder Blade isn’t usually part of the conversation when SEGA fans reminisce about the company’s glorious arcade past. Why is that? I contend that one reason is that Thunder Blade

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Koei Tecmo Releases “Dynasty Warriors” 20th Anniversary Trailer, Illustration

Publisher Koei Tecmo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Dynasty Warriors series by releasing both a special anniversary trailer and illustration. Yes, it’s already been 20 years. Developed by Omega Force and known as Shin Sangoku Musou in Japan, the first Dynasty Warriors title was released for PlayStation 2 on 3 August 2000. The game was designed to be

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Sony Censors “Aokana” on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version to Remain Uncensored

On Thursday, publisher PQube Asia announced that their upcoming game Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue will be censored when it releases on PS4 in the west. Developed by Sprite and localized by NekoNyan, Aokana is a romance visual novel originally released in 2014, and has since been released uncensored across several platforms. However, due to Sony’s censorship policies put

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Retro Review – “Captain America and the Avengers” (SEGA Genesis)

In 1991, Data East released Captain America and The Avengers in arcades. It became a moderate hit, prompting Data East to develop a console version on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. Now, 30 years later, justice has finally been served as Marvel Entertainment has released the MCU Avengers movies, all based on Data East’s arcade classic! Okay, so that last

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