Author Archives: Blake Worrell

Atone for Your Sins in “Hell’s High Harmonizers” on Nintendo Switch

Late last week, Ukidakensetsu officially released Hell’s High Harmonizers on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop. Already available on Steam via Early Access, Hell’s High Harmonizers is a life simulation game set in the depths of Hell. If that description alone isn’t enough to pique your interest, here’s the official breakdown of the game from Ukidakensetsu: Hell’s High Harmonizers is

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Fossil Games’ Retro-Inspired Horror Title “Sunshine Manor” Coming to Steam on 28 October, Consoles in 2022

Publisher Hound Picked Games recently announced that 80s horror film-inspired Sunshine Manor is coming to Steam on 28 October, with console ports (Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch) to follow sometime in 2022. Developed by the two-person, indie game development team of Fossil Games, Sunshine Manor follows Camp Sunshine as the second game in Fossil’s so-called Sunshine Universe trilogy. Here’s the

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Nasser Rabadi’s “Creepsters” Revives the Creature Horrors of the 1980s

Last week, independent comic book creator Nasser Rabadi launched a crowdfunding campaign for Creepsters, an 86-page, black and white horror/comedy book. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Rabadi (Stardust, ASYL) and featuring illustrations by… erm, I actually can’t say as the campaign page doesn’t specify the

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Brenden Swan’s “DisintegrationStreet Vol. 2” Now on Indiegogo

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Brenden Swan launched a crowdfunding campaign for DisintegrationStreet Volume 2, the 69-page (*snick!*) follow-up to the first volume that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than Written and illustrated by Swan (Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome), DisintegrationStreet takes place in a strange world where the

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“Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja” Getting the Retro Remake Treatment in 2022

On Thursday, game publisher Microids announced that retro arcade platformer Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is getting a the remake treatment and scheduled for a 2022 release on both PC and consoles. Originally developed by Data East for arcades in the early 90s, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja was ported to the SEGA Genesis, Super Nintendo, NES, Amiga, etc., and

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“Coloring the Undead” Adult Coloring Book Now on Indiegogo (Festival of Dread Special)

The pain… the pain of being blank! We don’t normally cover things like coloring books here at The Splintering, but in light of our ongoing Festival of Dread event, eh, why not? Independent artist Rob Shaffer recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Coloring the Undead, a 42-page adult coloring book featuring a horde of ghastly and gruesome images “so frightening

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The Demons and Devils of “Succubus” are Coming to Consoles in 2022

No, suck you, bus! On Wednesday, developer Madmind Studios announced that their recent hellish action game Succubus is coming to PS4, PS5, SeXbox, Xbone, and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022. Already available on PC (via Steam), the console version of Succubus will be ported by Console Labs S.A. In the meantime, Madmind Studios is currently focussed on supporting the PC

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Adam Lawson’s “Kids & Monsters” is a Horror Comic for All Ages

It isn’t about pedos! On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Adam Lawson launched a crowdfunding campaign for Kids & Monsters, a 72-page, horror graphic novel featured in 8.3″ x 11.7″ hardcover format. Written and illustrated by Lawson (The Kill Journal), Kids & Monsters is intended for readers of all ages despite its dark, supernatural undertones. Here’s the official plot synopsis

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Veteran Ninja Gaiden Developers Announce “Wanted: Dead” for PC, Consoles

You did it this time, Bon Jovi. They’re tired of your $#!+! At Tokyo Game Show 2021, publisher 110 Industries and developer Soleil announced a new third-person action game Wanted: Dead for PC and consoles. Set in a bleak, sci-fi version of Hong Kong, Wanted: Dead will feature both gunplay and melee combat inspired by Devil May Cry and Bayonetta.

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XSEED Brings “Corpse Party” to PC, Consoles this October

Publisher XSEED Games recently announced that an “updated and expanded” version of Corpse Party is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, SeXbox, and Steam PC on 20 October. Aptly titled Corpse Party (2021), the new release will feature two additional chapters not included in the original 2010 release. The game will launch for $19.99 across all platforms via their respective

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Shanth Enjeti’s “Nosfero: The Crypt Walker” Paints a Unique Portrait of Horrors

Over the long weekend, independent comic book creator Shanth Enjeti launched a crowdfunding campaign for Nosfero: The Crypt Walker, a horror adventure book presented in an oversized 8.5in x 11in, square-bound format. Written and illustrated by Enjeti, Nosfero is a standalone story with full-color painted artwork. The main story will be 25+ pages, but the book will also include some

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Physical Edition of “Zombie Nation” Coming to Nintendo Switch via Strictly Limited Games

Strictly Limited Games and City Connection have announced details for a physical release of Zombie Nation on Nintendo Switch. Also known as Abarenbo Tengu in Japan, Zombie Nation is a bizarre 2D shooter originally released for the NES in 1991. In Zombie Nation, players control the floating disembodied head of a samurai to save America from a horde of “zombies”*

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Larry King’s “Gemini Jump” Leaps to Instant Success on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, comic book enthusiast Larry King made the jump into independent comic creation by launching an Indiegogo campaign for Gemini Jump, a 48-page, black and white book designed for fans of classic adventure comics and manga. The project is already fully funded, but the best part may be that the book is already finished, printed and ready to ship

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90s Space Shooter “Gleylancer” Coming to Consoles on 15 October

On Wednesday, publisher Ratalaika Games announced that the horizontal scrolling, 2D shooter Gleylancer will be available on 15 October for PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefront. (Sorry, PC master race die-hards) Originally released in 1992 for the SEGA Mega Drive as a Japan-only exclusive, Gleylancer was also re-released via Nintendo’s now defunct Wii Virtual Console in

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“Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey” Now Available on PlayStation Platforms

On Tuesday, Taito released Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey on PS5, PS4, and PlayStation VR. The game is a cross-buy title, so every PS4 purchase will come with the PS5 version at no extra cost. Plus, you don’t need a PSVR headset to play, either. Originally released in May for Oculus Quest, Puzzle Bobble 3D is part of the 35th

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Gritty Revenge Tale “Dig Two Graves” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jim Tanner recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Dig Two Graves, an 84-page graphic novel that combines both books 1 and 2 of a 12-part maxi-series. Written by Tanner and featuring illustrations by Von Randal, colors by Kevin Anthony De Castro (aka Tevan) and lettering by Robin Jones, Dig Two Graves is a gritty revenge tale

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Mothmen 1966 to be the First of a “Pixel Pulp” Trilogy

Cryptids sure are fashionable this year! On Tuesday, game publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio announced that Mothmen 1966 will be coming to Mac, Linux, PC (via Steam) Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox platforms in early 2032. Developed by a two-person team in Argentina, Mothmen 1966 is described as the first in a trilogy of “Pixel Pulp” visual

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M-Rated “Resident Evil 4 VR” Dialogue Reportedly Censored

The upcoming Oculus Quest 2 release of Capcom’s Mature-rated survival horror game Resident Evil 4 is reportedly censored, according to sources with access to recent builds of the game. So what’s being cut? Blood? Violence? Gore? Nope. The offending content appears to be the lighthearted, PG-level dialogue that implies that the characters may be attracted to one another. Can’t have

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Mike Swan’s KreeKraw and Kris Return in “Taking the Piss”

Independent comic book creator Michael Swan recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for KreeKraw and Kris Part Two: Taking the Piss, a 30-page follow-up to the first KreeKraw and Kris book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. Written by Swan and featuring illustrations by RJ Silvers and colors by Rodrigo Ybañez Garcia, KreeKraw and Kris Part Two stars a “cowboy space

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Vampires Vs. Terrorists in “B.A.T.S.”, Coming to PC, Consoles on 20 October

The MIX Games recently announced that throwback brawler B.A.T.S.: Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad will be released on 20 October for Nintendo Switch, PS4 (PS5 compatible), Xbone (SeXbox compatible) and Steam PC. Co-developed by One Eyed Robot and Ritual Games, B.A.T.S. promises “vampires, terrorists, and gallons of blood” through a fast-paced, animated aesthetic and a healthy taste of the old ultra-violence. Here’s

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The Grim Guardian Returns in “Only Death Can Save Us 2”

Overnight, veteran comic book creator Russ Leach launched a crowdfunding campaign for Only Death Can Save Us 2 Book 2 – Techstone, the follow-up to the first ODCSU book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020 (which we double-reviewed here and here). The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written

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Army Veteran Chris Reader Brings “The Vigilantes” to Indiegogo

On Friday, aspiring comic book creator and U.S. Army veteran Chris Reader launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Vigilantes, a 48-page superhero adventure graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Reader and featuring illustrations by Dan Olvera, The Vigilantes is intended as the first installment of a six book arc. Here’s the official pitch taken from The Vigilantes Indiegogo campaign page:

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Jakob Morris’ Supernatural Noire “Necromancer: Faith Militant” Now on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Jakob Morris launched a crowdfunding campaign for Necromancer: Faith Militant, a 48-page supernatural noire graphic novel set in a cyberpunk-inspired universe. Written by Morris and illustrated by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), Faith Militant is the follow-up to Necromancer: Tombstone Blues, which was successfully crowdfunded in 2019. Unlike its predecessor, however, Faith

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“Pumpkin Jack New-Gen Edition” is Coming to PS5 and SeXbox on 27 October

Game publisher Headup recently announced that spooky 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack is headed to both the PS5 and SeXbox on 27 October. Currently titled Pumpkin Jack New-Gen Edition, the game will feature 60fps, “a touch of next-gen ray-tracing,” and cross-buy with previous generation consoles (PS4 and Xbone). So not only will new purchases give you access to the old version,

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Taito’s “Typhoon Gal” Now on PS4, Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Typhoon Gal, the 2D action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1985, Typhoon Gal has never received an official home release until now. In Typhoon Gal, players control a young martial artist named Yuki, who

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Retro-Inspired Platformer “Steel Assault” Now on Nintendo Switch, Steam PC

On Tuesday, publisher Tribute Games and developer Zenovia Interactive officially released their 2D action platformer Steel Assault on Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. The game boasts a 16-bit arcade aesthetic and a throwback challenge level (without the pocket full of quarters). You can read our previous coverage of Steel Assault here, or check out the official breakdown of the game

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MiniCactus Games’ Puzzle Platformer “Underland” Coming to Consoles on 30 September

On Tuesday, QUByte Interactive announced that MiniCactus Games’ puzzle platformer Underland will be released on 30 September for the PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch. Yes, that’s tomorrow, o keen readers of ours! In Underland, players must guide your astronauts through multiple monochrome (!) environments, using all available tools such as excavators, pumps, pipes, cannons, drones and dynamic platforms

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Review: “G Darius HD” (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

Taito’s original Darius game landed in arcades in 1987, making the series one of the oldest space shoot ’em up series out there. The game’s contemporaries include the likes of R-Type and Gradius, both of which seem to have more name recognition than Darius ever did. Is that because Gradius and R-Type received solid ports to 8-bit consoles of the

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Otherworldly Fantasy in Chris Fisk’s “Infinitale Chronicles – The War of the Trees” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Chris Fisk recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Infinitale Chronicles – The War of the Trees, a 50-page graphic novel set on a distant fantasy world. Written by Fisk and featuring illustrations by António Brandão and colors by Alzir Alves and Chris Hall, the book is intended as the first part in a larger War of

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