Category Archives: Gaming

“Taito Milestones” Collection Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch

Publisher ININ Games has announced that the Taito Milestones collection is coming soon to Nintendo Switch. Taito Milestones includes ten classic games from the golden age of arcades: the 80s (the best decade, after all). Here’s the official breakdown of Taito Milestones from ININ Games, followed by the list of games included (so far): Replay the classics with which it

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Polygonomicon’s “Varvarian” Gets New Gameplay Trailer

At DigiGameExpo2021, the one-man development “team” at Polygonomicon released a new gameplay trailer for Varvarian, their upcoming 3D fantasy action game. Inspired by 80s and 90s anime, Varvarian gives players get the chance to take on the role of barbarians, orcs, and cat girls (!) in fast-paced, physics-defying, sword-fighting battles. Polygonomicon is planning for Varvarian to feature single-player, split-screen, and

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Brick Bashing Never Changes… “Arkanoid – Eternal Battle” Coming in 2022

Bricks to right of them,Bricks to left of them,Bricks in front of themVolley’d and thunder’d;Storm’d at with shot and ball,Boldly they rode and well,Into the jaws of Death,Into the mouth of hellRode the Vaus. On Monday, game publisher Microids announced that a new Arkanoid game is in the works, and is currently scheduled for a 2022 release. Developed by French

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Preorders Now Open for Fantasy RPG “Justice Chronicles” on Xbox & Steam PC

On Friday, KEMCO announced that preorders/wishlisting of their upcoming fantasy RPG Justice Chronicles are now open for Steam PC, Xbone and SeXbox, while the full release is expected for 3 December 2021. Originally developed for mobile platforms and later ported to the Nintendo 3DS, this will be the first time that Justice Chronicles can be experienced on a proper, full-size

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Taito’s Labyrinth Action Arcade Game “Ramais” Now on Nintendo Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Ramais, the Pac-Man-like maze action game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, Ramais has never received an official home release until now. In Ramais, players pilot a three-wheeled vehicle called the “organizer”through multiple labyrinths to rescue

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“Windjammers 2” Coming to Xbox Platforms; New Characters Revealed

On Wednesday, Dotemu announced that Windjammers 2 will be coming to Xbox platforms via console, PC and Xbox Game Pass. This is in addition to the previously announced releases on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia (*snick!*). They also revealed that Windjammers 2 will support crossplay between the PC and Xbox versions of the game, as well as crossgen

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Throwback RPG “Unsouled” Now Available via Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview Program

On Tuesday, game publisher NEOWIZ announced that Unsouled, is now available as part of Early Access on Steam and the Xbox Game Preview Program. Developed by the one-man developer at Megusta Game, Unsouled is an ARPG with “brutal and fast-paced gameplay displayed in stylish pixel graphics.” Here’s the official breakdown of Unsouled from NEOWIZ, followed by a trailer for the

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Atari XP Announces First Three Physical 2600 Cartridge Releases

Publisher Atari XP has announced the first three games to receive a physical 2600 cartridge release under the new brand: Yars’ Return, Saboteur, and Aquaventure. Standard, cart-only versions of the games will cost $49.99, while limited edition versions of the games will cost quite a bit more – $149.99. The limited editions will include “premium packaging” and multiple extras for

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“Zombie Hell: Infected City” is a Zombie Apocalypse Game About Family

Publisher Games Incubator recently revealed that Zombie Hell: Infected City is coming soon to PC via Steam. Developed by Infected Ants, Zombie Hell: Infected City is a first person shooter with crafting mechanics. Players take on the role of a father fighting to keep his beloved family alive during the undead apocalypse. In addition to blasting the brains out of

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Retro-Inspired “Total Arcade Racing” Coming to Xbox on 19 November

Swedish developer Pretty Fly Games has announced that Total Arcade Racing will be available on Xbox platforms starting 19 November. Already available on Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam), Total Arcade Racing is a retro-inspired 2D racing game designed for up to 8 players. Here’s the official breakdown of Total Arcade Racing from Pretty Fly Games: Relive your childhood memories

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Review: “Gynoug” (PS4)

Ratalaika Games has been on a roll with their efforts to introduce old-school shooters to modern audiences. Following October’s release of Gleylancer, Ratalaika is once again tapping the 16-bit archive to bring Gynoug (aka Wings of Wor in the US) back to life.* Originally released in 1991 for SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive, Gynoug is a horizontal shoot ’em up that blends elements

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All-New Cotton Game “Cotton Fantasy” Coming to PS4, Switch

As part of Cotton’s 30th Anniversary celebration, ININ Games has announced an all-new game in the series: Cotton Fantasy. Developed by SUCCESS, Cotton Fantasy is a 2D horizontal shooter built from the ground up for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch (It will also be released in Japan under the title Cotton Rock ‘n’ Roll, FYI). This is the first new

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First-Person Puzzler “Faraday Protocol” Retooled on PC, Consoles

After receiving feedback from players, publisher Deck 13 and developer Red Koi Box recently released several updates to their genre-bending Faraday Protocol on PS4, PS5, SeXbox, Xbone, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. Originally released in August, Faraday Protocol is a first-person puzzler designed to test your wits and intelligence more than your reflexes. Players use an ancient, pistol-like relic known

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Indie Party Game “Super UFO Fighter” Coming to Nintendo Switch, Steam PC in January

Do you even shwoop, brah? At the Winter 2021 INDIE Live Expo, publisher Phoenixx and developer VV-LABO announced that their head-to-head party action game Super UFO Fighter is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam PC on 13 January 2022. Super UFO Fighter is the first game to be developed by VV-LABO, which is a small Tokyo-based studio made up of

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New Gameplay Trailer for Souls-Like RPG “Lies of P”

On Tuesday, game publisher Neowiz and developer Round8 Studio unveiled the first gameplay trailer for Lies of P, a “fantastically baroque” action RPG based on the Italian novel Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The trailer shows off Pinocchio’s weapons, counter-attacks, and how his mechanical arm can be used for a number of unique actions, including as a grappling hook (the best

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Comedy Adventure “CHUCHEL” Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022

Publisher RedDeer.games recently announced that it will co-develop a Nintendo Switch port of CHUCHEL for a 2022 release. Originally developed by Amanita Design and released on PC, Mac and mobile platforms in March 2018, CHUCHEL is described as “a comedy adventure game where the furry hero goes on an adventure to find a precious cherry.” …uh… sounds wholesome. Here’s the

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“CosmicBreak Slash” Coming Soon to Steam

CyberStep has announced a new spinoff based on CosmicBreak, their MMO shooting-action game. Tentatively titled CosmicBreak Slash, CyberStep describes it as a single-player hack-and-slash action game where players control CosmicBreak characters to battle hordes of enemies. So… a Musou style game, maybe. Not much else is currently known about CosmicBreak Slash, but you can expect to see it launch for

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“Smash TV” with Cars? “Bloody Rally Show” Now Available on Consoles

Digerati Digital has announced that Bloody Rally Show now available for the PS4, Xbone, and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Kodo Linija, Bloody Rally Show is set in a dystopian future where deadly car combat has become the world’s favorite sport. Think Smash TV with cars. Here’s the breakdown of Bloody Rally Show from Digerati, followed by the game’s official trailer:

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Bizarre Fantasy Shooter “Black Heart” Joins the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Black Heart, the bizarre, 2D arcade shooter, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by UPL in 1991, Black Heart has never received an official home release until now. In Black Heart, players take control of Zil, who mounts his fishlike

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“Rune Factory 4 Special” Coming to Steam PC, Consoles this December

Publisher XSEED Games has announced that the fantasy farming adventure title Rune Factory 4 Special will be coming to PS4, Xbone and Steam PC on 7 December. Developed by Marvelous, Rune Factory 4 Special will also include bonus DLC titled “Another Episode”, free of charge. You can check out the official breakdown of RF4 Special from XSEED below, followed by

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Ratalaika Resurrects “Gynoug” for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One

On Wednesday, publisher Ratalaika Games announced that 2D horizontal shooter Gynoug is scheduled to release on 12 November for PS4, Xbone and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefronts. Originally developed by NCS and released in 1991 for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive (under the title Wings of Wor in the US), Gynoug combines horror and fantasy elements into the tried-and-true

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Review: “Cotton 100%” (Nintendo Switch)

ININ Games has been on quite a roll while celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Cotton franchise. Originally created in 1991 for the Sharp X68000 computer (X68K), the first Cotton game helped to popularize the “cute-em-up” sub-genre of the 2D, side-scrolling shooter. The series would spawn several sequels, including a 1994 release for the Super Famicom (aka the Super Nintendo)

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“Kao the Kangaroo: Complete Kaollection” Now on PC, New Game Coming in 2022

On Tuesday, ZOOM Platform released the Kao the Kangaroo: Complete Kaollection for PC. Sure, the full trilogy has been available on PC platforms for a while, but the big news is that a brand new Kao the Kangaroo game is currently being planned for 2022. Originally created by Polish developer Tate Multimedia, the Kao the Kangaroo games are 3D platformers

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Spec Ops Versus Terrorists in “Thunder Tier One”, Coming to Steam PC in December

Game publisher KRAFTON, Inc. has announced that top-down tactical shooter Thunder Tier One will be available on 7 December via Steam. Touted for its realistic take on military strategy, Thunder Tier One pits players against a violent terrorist organization in post-Cold War Eastern Europe. Here’s the official breakdown of Thunder Tier One from the game’s Steam page below, followed by

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Throwback JRPG “Star Shift Origins” Coming to PC on 8 November

G-DEVS has announced that Star Shift Origins is coming to PC on 8 November. Inspired by retro JRPG classics such as Final Fantasy 7 and Chrono Trigger, Star Shift Origins tells a sci-fi tale with a throwback aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Star Shift Origins from G-DEVS: Star Shift Origins tells the story of the first Crew of the

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Retro Review: “Night Warriors” (SEGA Saturn, Festival of Dread Special)

It’s 1996, and Capcom was being a total tease by not releasing Street Fighter III. Instead, Capcom was intent on flooding the fighting game market with X-Men: Children of the Atom, the Street Fighter Alpha series, and what is arguably their most adventurous take on the fighting genre up to that time: the Darkstalkers series. Released under the title Vampire:

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Jeff Winner’s “Horror Story: Hallowseed” Ver. 1.0 Now Haunting on PC

On Thursday, game developer Jeff Winner and publisher 1C Entertainment announced that Horror Story: Hallowseed has left Early Access and version 1.0 is now fully available on PC. Horror Story: Hallowseed is described as a “story-driven psychological horror game following a terrorized man in search of his missing friends.” The full release boasts a number of changes over the Early

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The IP Lawyers Known as Atari Release “Black Widow: Recharged” for PC, Consoles

On Thursday, the small group of intellectual property lawyers who call themselves Atari announced that retro revival Black Widow: Recharged is now available for pc and consoles. Developed in collaboration with Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox Studios, Black Widow: Recharged is a sequel to the original twin-stick shooter developed by Atari, and has nothing to do with Scarlett Johanson in a

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