Category Archives: Gaming

Warhorse Studios’ “Kingdom Come: Deliverance” Coming to Nintendo Switch

Warhorse Studios recently announced that their medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance is coming to the Nintendo Switch thanks in part due to a partnership with publisher Prime Matter. According to the press release, the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance owes its existence to a “happy mistake”, as the PS4 Royal Edition of the game was erroneously also

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Arcade Management Simulator “Arcade Legend” Coming to PC in 2021; Demo Arriving in June

LAI Games recently announced that a new management simulator is coming soon to PC in the form of Arcade Legend. In Arcade Legend, players manage a once-great arcade venue which has fallen into disrepair. You’ll get to stock the arcade with new games, customize the layout and aesthetic, and even play “officially licensed, modern arcade titles.” Here’s the official breakdown

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Retro Swashbuckling Adventure “Pirate Pete” Now on Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Hamster has announced that lesser-known 80s arcade platformer Pirate Pete is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Taito in 1982, Pirate Pete is described as a “thrilling, white knuckle adventure” that will take the titular Pete through caves, ship decks, and the ocean itself to save a lovely

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“Hentai Vs. Evil” Censored on Consoles, Especially PlayStation Platforms

Axyos Games’ risqué third-person horde shooter Hentai Vs. Evil was released for PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch in May. Originally available on PC (via Steam), Hentai Vs. Evil features several fetching heroines who must save other cute girls from a demon invasion. While the Steam version of Hentai Vs. Evil features a fully nude mode (up, down & all around),

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Steam Page Launched for Reality-Bending RPG “iii: Revolving Wonderland”

Publisher WSS playground recently launched the Steam page for iii: Revolving Wonderland, a fantasy RPG set to release in 2022 or 2023 (Yeesh!). Combining a variety of 2D & 3D art styles iii: Revolving Wonderland features a hero who can change the world around him using a mystical paintbrush (i.e. paint fire to light a dark room). Here are some

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New Trailer for “Spelunker HD Deluxe”; Physical Edition Preorders Open this Weekend

Strictly Limited Games recently released a new trailer for Spelunker HD Deluxe, a retro-inspired reimagining of TOZAI’s classic 80s platformer. Spelunker HD was originally released for PS3, but this new “Deluxe” edition for PS4 and Nintendo Switch features updated graphics and a new gameplay mode. Here’s a breakdown of the different game modes, followed by the new trailer. • Adventure:Players

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Pixeye Games’ Side-Scrolling Strategy Game “Until We Die” Now Available on PC

On Thursday, Pixeye Games released its post-apocalyptic side-scrolling strategy title Until We Die via Steam and GOG. Set in a post-apocalyptic world decimated by hordes of vicious mutants, players must defend your underground subway station and rally other humans to survive the onslaught. It looks a bit like Metal Slug in the METRO world to me. Here’s the official breakdown

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Zetsubou’s Visual Novel “Sable’s Grimoire” Coming to Consoles on 10 June

Publisher Gamuzumi recently announced that Zetsubou’s new visual novel game Sable’s Grimoire is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and SeXbox on 10 June. In Sable’s Grimoire, players assume the role of Sable, a young aspiring mage who is finally accepted into Amadronia Magic Academy. However, he is soon drawn into the daily drama of his demi-human (or

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Side-Scrolling Fantasy Game “Wicce” Available Today for Nintendo Switch

Publisher CFK has announced that 2D fantasy game Wicce is available today (3 June) on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Developed by Alpheratz*, Wicce has been available on Steam PC since 2016. The game stars a witch who is searching for her missing daughter in the dark medieval world overrun by plague and hordes of monsters. Players control the witch, who

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“Hacha Mecha Fighter” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Switch Today

Hamster has announced that lesser-known 90s arcade shoot-em-up Hacha Mecha Fighter will be available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch today (3 June) as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by NMK in 1991, Hacha Mecha Fighter is described as an approachable side-scrolling shooting game that is easy to pick up and play, even for gamers who aren’t

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Courier-Based Strategy Simulation “King’s Orders” Coming to Steam

Publisher Games Operators recently announced that a new take on the strategy genre is headed to PC in the form of King’s Orders. Developed by Afterlife, King’s Orders puts players in the role of a medieval European monarch who must manage multiple battles and campaigns by using couriers. Messages can be lost, take weeks to arrive, and the information you

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Point-and-Click Adventure “Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town” Coming to Switch on 8 June

VLG Publishing recently announced that point-and-click adventure game Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town will be coming to Nintendo Switch on 8 June. Developed by imaginarylab, Willy Morgan is designed for the most discerning of adventure game enthusiasts, blending 3D and 2D visuals in an adventure inspired by retro classics such as Day of the Tentacle and The

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Tactical RPG “Empire of Angels IV” Coming to Consoles in June

Eastasiasoft recently announced that tactical RPG Empire of Angels IV will be coming later this June for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Despite its roots reaching back to 1993, this will be the first time that the Empire of Angels series will be available on home consoles. Developed by Softstar and inspired by Norse mythology, Empire of Angels IV

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Greatest Levels in Gaming: “Kirby’s Adventure” (NES, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re introducing what may become a new feature: Greatest Levels in Gaming, starting with one of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s last, but most cherished games. Before we kick this off, if you have any concerns about spoiling a 30-year old game, then you might want to avoid this retrospective. Then again,

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Square Enix Announces Multiple “Dragon Quest” Titles for 35th Anniversary

Overnight, Square Enix hosted a special video livestream celebrating the 35th anniversary of their Dragon Quest RPG series. Details are scant, but here is the full gambit of Dragon Quest goodness that RPG fans have to look forward to: Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate – “What is the purpose of light?” Described as “an adult Dragon Quest”, by

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Voxel-Based MMO “Trove” Coming to Switch this Summer

Gamigo recently announced that its voxel-based MMO Trove will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021. In Trove, players can venture through voxel-based worlds or dungeons, solve puzzles, compete in a variety of mini games, or participate in the “Bomber Royale” multiplayer mode. Heroes can be customized with equipment and abilities, and character classes can be switched on

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Retro Review: “Daedalian Opus” (Nintendo Game Boy, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of black and white entertainment! Today we’re going to pick apart a lesser-known puzzle game for the Nintendo Game Boy, Daedalian Opus. Published by Vic Tokai in 1990, Daedalian Opus is a Tetris-inspired twist on tangram puzzles. What’s a tangram puzzle? Tangrams are designed around rearranging various two dimensional shapes called

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Scams, Damned Scams, and Crowdfunding – When Creators Fail to Communicate

Today marks a thousand days since backers of Zoe Quinn’s Project Tingle received an update on the game. Having raised over $85 thousand from over two thousand backers via Kickstarter, the all-but-canceled full motion video adventure game was originally scheduled to deliver in February 2017, and the last update to backers was sent on 30 August 2018. This is certainly

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“Super Bomberman R Online” Launches 27 May for PC, Consoles

Konami recently announced that Super Bomberman R Online will release on 27 May for PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. An Xbox One version is still planned, though no release date has been confirmed at this time. Formerly a Google Stadia exclusive (point and laugh), Super Bomberman R Online is a free-to-play re-envisioning of the classic multiplayer game, this time

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Steve Inman Parodies “Street Fighter II” in Latest Cat-Fight Video

We recently highlighted the comedy of Steve Inman, an internet funny man who makes light of tragic events by providing play-by-play voice over akin to a major sporting event. Whether he is voicing over politics, fist fights, or even violent riots, Inman’s sports announcer-type commentary is a great way to achieve cathartic release from otherwise distressing circumstances. Last time, we

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New 2D Fighter “Blazing Strike” Coming to Switch, PS4, PS5, and Steam PC

Publisher Aksys Games recently announced Blazing Strike, an all-new 2D fighting game coming in spring 2022 to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Steam PC. Developed by RareBreed Makes Games, Blazing Strike is hoping to recapture the greatness of 90s arcade fighters. Here is the official breakdown of Blazing Strike from Aksys, followed by some screenshots of the game. Inspired by

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New “TimeSplitters” Game Coming from Original Developers

Publisher Deep Silver recently announced the reformation of Free Radical Design, the studio responsible for the TimeSplitters series, and that development of a new installment in the TimeSplitters franchise will begin “in the coming months.” Based in Nottingham, England, this new incarnation of Free Radical Design includes multiple members of the original team, including FRD founders Steve Ellis and David

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Retro Review: “Mortal Kombat” (Nintendo Game Boy, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of black and white entertainment! Given the recent release of the latest Mortal Kombat feature film, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look at another abysmal MK abortion in the form of Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo Game Boy! Released by Acclaim on September 13, 1993 (aka “Mortal Monday“), the

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Cyberpunk Shooter/RPG “The Ascent” Launching in July for Steam PC, Xbox Platforms

Publisher Curve Digital recently announced that Neon Giant’s cyberpunk-inspired shooter RPG The Ascent is scheduled to release on 29 July for Steam PC, Xbox One, and SeXbox. It will also be available via Xbox Game Pass on day one. You can check out The Ascent’s latest trailer below followed by the breakdown of the game from Curve Digital. The Ascent

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SNK Releases “Metal Slug Code: J” Gameplay Trailer

SNK and developer TiMi Studios recently released the first gmaeplay trailer for Metal Slug Code: J (title tentative), a new installment in the classic arcade action franchise developed specifically for mobile (that’d be iOS & Android). A release date has yet to be announced, but the trailer looks promising so far… if TiMi can work out a mobile control scheme

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“Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed” Headed West in July; New Trailer Released

XSEED Games has confirmed that the western release for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is now scheduled for 20 July 2021, exactly two months following the Japanese release. Standard editions of the game will be available digitally on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC (via Steam, GOG and the Humble Store) for $39.99. There are also multiple special editions of the

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SNK Debuts Leona Heidern Reveal Trailer for “The King of Fighters XV”

SNK Corporation recently shared the latest character reveal trailer for The King of Fighters XV, this time featuring Leona Heidern (voiced by Seiko Yoshida). A member of Ikari Warriors Team and adopted daughter of team leader Heidern, Leona has been a KoF mainstay since her first appearance in King of Fighters 96. You can check out the Leona Heidern reveal

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Free “Severed Steel” Demo Available on Steam for a Limited Time

As part of the Digital Dragons ‘Indie Celebration’ showcase, game publisher Digerati Digital recently announced that a free demo for Severed Steel is now available to download and play via Steam. Severed Steel is a highly stylized first person shooter (FPS) featuring “bullet time” slow motion sequences, a stunt system, and destructible voxel environments. The demo includes: Six arcade mode

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