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“Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2” Delayed on PS5

CI Games recently announced that the PS5 version of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 has been delayed. Previously scheduled to launch on 4 June alongside the PS4, Xbox One, SeXbox and Steam PC versions, the PS5 version is now tentatively scheduled for “later in 2021.” According to CI Games, the delay is due to “unforeseen technical issues discovered in the

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The Clock is Ticking on Darkgift Comics’ “Hunting Alice” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Only a few short days remain in the crowdfunding period for Hunting Alice, a 48-page black and white graphic novel by Darkgift Comics. Written by Auby Anne Meletio and illustrated by Anthony Romano, Hunting Alice was originally conceived as a psychological thriller television script blending inspiration from The X-Files with The Silence of the Lambs with a healthy splash of

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Crowdfunding Review: “ASYL” (Secret Comics, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of everything black, white, and gray in between! Today we’ll be reviewing the crowdfunded vampire horror comic book ASYL by Secret Comics.  For those of you not familiar with the “crowdfunding review” format, we grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Book Content and Quality Communication and Fulfillment Packaging and

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Sci-Fi RPG “The Caligula Effect 2” Gets New Trailer

Game publisher FuRyu and developer Historia recently released a second trailer for The Caligula Effect 2, a sequel to the 2016 turn-based RPG originally released on the PlayStation Vita. You can check out the latest trailer below, followed by a breakdown of the game from NIS America. A virtuadoll named Regret has created the world of Redo in order to

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Backlog Review: “Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition” (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re going to pick apart Bracket Games’ Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition, a visual novel for the Nintendo Switch.Three Fourths Home tells the story of a young woman named Kelly who is talking to her family members over a cell phone as she drives to their home. If that doesn’t sound

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Final Days to Back “TITAN Mouse of Might” Artist Edition on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Gary Shipman has taken to Indiegogo to offer a special Artist Edition of Titan Mouse of Might. This unique edition features black and white inks over blue line pencils in an oversized 14″ x 10″ format. Here’s Shipman’s pitch from the Indiegogo campaign page: Hello, I am Gary Shipman the creator of the Pakkins’ Land and

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Monsters of Myth Battle to Save Reality in 656 Comics’ “The Cryptidnals”

On Wednesday, 656 Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Cryptidnals, a 132-page, black and white graphic novel that has already surpassed its initial funding goal. Written by Ray Ramos and featuring illustrations by Dario Rodriguez, The Cryptidnals combines myth, monsters, and a visually dynamic aesthetic inspired by Junji Ito and Gustav Dore. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from

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Charles Santino’s “Rammur” is a Master Thief in a Police State

On Wednesday, veteran comic book creator Charles Santino launched a crowdfunding campaign for Rammur issue 1, a 36-page sci-fi tale with a 90s-era animated aesthetic. Written by Santino and featuring artwork by Paulo Peres and Marco Perugini, Rammur is the story of a “master thief in a future police state”. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Rammur Indiegogo

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“Flashback 2” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2022

On Tuesday, Microids announced that a sequel to the 1992 sci-fi adventure game Flashback is in the works for both PC and consoles. Aptly titled Flashback 2 (for now), very little was revealed about the project. However, the original game’s creator, Paul Cuisset, is back for the sequel. Both Cuisset and Microids CEO Stéphane Longeard released statements on Flashback 2’s

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“Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World” Heading West on 28 May

Game publisher ININ Games and developer STUDIOARTDINK recently announced that Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will release in Western regions on 28 May for Nintendo Switch PS4. A Steam PC version is scheduled to release a month later on 29 June. Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a modern remake of Monster World IV, which was developed by

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Retro Review: “Speedy Gonzales – Los Gatos Bandidos” (Super NES)

The early nineties was the golden age of the character platforming game, with many developers struggling to find their own twist on a genre dominated by Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World. While some companies many tried to develop their own characters and worlds (Bubsy, Awesome Possum, Socket), others chose to buy up a license as a shortcut to

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Comedy, Cowgirls and Zombies in Fried Comics’ “Deadskins!” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Despite using other crowdfunding platforms in the past, Fried Comics recently brought their genre mishmash book Deadskins! to Indiegogo, giving the IGG-faithful a chance to check it out. The current campaign is to fund the remastered edition of Deadskins! issues 3 and 4, which will be bundled together in a single book. What’s Deadskins? It’s a five-issue horror/comedy/western series with

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Spotlight: DC Direct’s Batman Black and White Statue Series (Monochrome May Special)

Batman Black and White is an anthology series focusing on the universe of the titular character, as depicted in short stories by the very best talent in comic books. Originally a four-issue series produced by DC Comics in 1996, the format proved to be so successful that not only did it inspire four additional Batman Black and White series (totaling

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 2 May 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell and The Splintering’s own George Travlos. This week, we discussed the latest news on Parnell’s Ultra Star campaign, The Splintering’s Monochrome May event, plus a slew

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Retro Platformer “Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition” Comes to PC, Switch on 5 May

Independent game developer Christophe Gallati recently announced that Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition will release on 5 May for Steam PC and Nintendo Switch. Originally released in 2018 as Save me Mr. Tako: Tasukete Tako-San, this new “Definitive Edition” is an enhanced version of the retro-inspired platformer. Unfortunately for those who already purchased the original release, there is no

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Color be Damned! The Splintering’s “Monochrome May” Returns!

Holiday themed events are a dime a dozen (Like The Splintering’s Festival of Dread & Jolly Jinglings, perhaps?). But why wait for another major holiday to have a special themed event? We couldn’t come up with a good reason, either. That’s why 2020 marked the inaugural Monochrome May, a celebration of black and white games, comics, movies, and all things

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Centennial Comics’ Sexy Sci-Fi Thriller “Angel’s Awakening” Now on Indiegogo

On Thursday, Centennial Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Angel’s Awakening, which has already raised approximately 25 percent of its funding goal at the time of this writing. Written and created by Daniel Parker and featuring illustrations by Bogdan Ristea and letters by (drum roll…) Eric Weathers, Angel’s Awakening is a 32-page sci-fi thriller comic book thriller starring a sexy,

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Aurora Game Studio Resurrects Lost Super NES Title “Nightmare Busters: Rebirth”

Publisher Pix’n Love Games and developer Aurora Game Studio recently announced that Nightmare Busters: Rebirth is coming soon to PC and consoles. Originally developed in 1994 for the Super Nintendo, Nightmare Busters is a 2-player run n’ gun (a genre that was simply called an “action game” back then) that sadly never saw the light of day. For us retro

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Redblack Spade’s “Fearmonium” is a Metroidvania of the Mind

Developer Redblack Spade has announced that the 2-D adventure game Fearmonium will release for both PC and Mac (via Steam) on 20 May. Featuring a blend of humor and dark themes, Fearmonium puts players in control of a newborn phobia in the subconscious mind of a young boy. The gameplay is reminiscent of a “Metroidvania”, nonlinear with new areas that

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A long time ago in a galaxy “Har-har” away: Galaxina (1980)

The Star Wars-style crawl gives us, the viewer, some quick exposition on what we are to expect, after it ends we watch an absurdly long ship slowly pass before our eyes, then the plot gets underway, where we have a hammy pseudo Darth Vader facsimile, some Star Trek pokes, an Alien gag, and of course, shots at everyone’s favorite space

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Cara Nicole’s Sci-Fi Superhero Comic “Firebitch 2” Heats Up Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

After successfully raising nearly $60 thousand on a different crowdfunding platform, cosplay diva and independent comic book creator Cara Nicole is giving Indiegogo customers an opportunity to buy into Firebitch 2, the sexy superhero tale designed for mature audiences. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Firebitch 2 Indiegogo campaign page: Firebitch is a high octane, no holds barred,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream 25 April 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell and War Party creator Justin Murphy and Lumina Vhox creator José Garcia. This week, we discussed the Spring ComicsGate art auction, the modern state of comic

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“Deathsmiles I & II” Collection Coming to Consoles in December

At the 2021 Shooting Game Daikanshasai event, City Connection announced that Deathsmiles I & II will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on 16 December in Japan. Deathsmiles is an arcade style shoot-em-up series with a gothic aesthetic. The collection will include the following: Deathsmiles• Arcade• Version 1.1• Normal Deathsmiles Mega Black Label• Arcade• Version 1.1• Normal Deathsmiles

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The Black Orcs Are Coming to Cyanide’s Fantasy Strategy Game “Blood Bowl 3”

Game publisher Nacon and developer Cyanide have released a new trailer for Blood Bowl 3, this time featuring the Black Orcs, one of the new teams coming to the fantasy sports strategy game. You can check out the official overview of the new team below, followed by the Black Orcs announcement trailer. Tired of the amateur performance of the other

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Brian Christgau’s Six-Gun Gorilla Returns in “Cemetery Without Crosses” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Brian Christgau’s fantasy western comic book Six-Gun Gorilla: Cemetery Without Crosses achieved its initial funding goal, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Christgau and illustrated by Preston Asevedo (Rockabilly Roadtrip), Cemetery Without Crosses is the eighth installment of the Six-Gun Gorilla series. Here’s the official

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Senran Kagura – Neptunia Crossover Coming in August; New Trailer Released

Compile Heart has opened an official website for Senran Nin Nin Ninja Taisen Neptune: Shoujo-tachi no Kyouen, the action RPG crossover featuring characters from both the Senran Kagura and Hyperdimension Neptunia universes. You can check out the details below, followed by the announcement trailer and latest screenshots. ■ Story “Game Ninja World,” a world where all ninja gather. As the

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Mark Compton’s “Draculangela” is Danger Close to Being Fully Funded on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Mark Compton launched a crowdfunding campaign for Draculangela, a new 24-page book that, at the time of this writing, is only $15 away from reaching its initial funding goal on Indiegogo. Written by Compton and featuring illustrations by Carlos Rod Silva, colors by Walter Pereyra and letters Erik Enerfold, this first issue of Draculangela is intended

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Top Ten Crossover Storylines in Comic Book History

What is a comic book crossover storyline? Well, it’s a comic book story that travels through at least two (but often more) different titles. For example, the classic Avengers/Defenders War took place between the two titles during the 1970s and is still talked about to this day by loyal fans. A crossover could also have one centric title, with several

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Konami Announces “Getsu Fūma Den: Undying Moon” for Switch, PC

During Nintendo’s recent Indie World showcase last week, Konami announced that they are planning to release a Getsu Fūma Den revival for both the Nintendo Switch and PC. Titled Getsu Fūma Den: Undying Moon, the game is a revival of a little-known 1987 Famicom game that never saw a release on Western NES consoles. The original 8-bit Getsu Fūma Den

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