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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 24 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Pumpkin” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Bogeyman Blake Worrell andgot another chance to discuss recent comic book news. Fellow Splintering contributor “Ghosting” George Travlos was too busy at Baltimore Comic-Con to join us, but new “Dactyl daddy” Sumo Shane Davis was happily available to

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“Pocky & Rocky Reshrined” Delayed to Spring 2022

Earlier this week, Natsume announced that Pocky & Rocky Reshrined will be delayed to spring 2022, though no specific reason was cited for the delay (at least they didn’t generically blame the coof). Originally scheduled for release in fall 2021 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is an overhead action game starring a shrine maiden and tanooki

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Scratching the Surface With Mavrs: The Rise of “Babylon 5” The Awakening

Imagine a world where Papa Bezos actually ends up making his cylindrical city in space. Now imagine that same city being in a universe that is full of back door negotiations, assassination attempts, and newfound discoveries from unknown worlds and cultures. The floating city in space, Babylon 5, is that and more. In light of the new announcement of J.

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“Zombo Buster Rising” Coming to Consoles This Month

Chili Dog Interactive recently announced that Zombo Buster Rising is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch on 21-25 October, depending on your platform. Originally released in 2016 for PC and mobile platforms, Zombo Buster Rising is mishmash of horror/shooting/defense genres. Here’s the official breakdown of Zombo Buster Rising from Chili Dog: Shoot zombies from a terrace like

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Asmodev’s Genre-Bending “Priest Simulator” Coming to Steam PC in 2022

Game publisher Ultimate Games S.A. recently announced that Priest Simulator will be coming in 2022 to Steam PC via Early Access, with console ports to follow at a later date – that’d be PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch, to be precise. Developed by Polish studio Asmodev, Priest Simulator is a genre-blending adventure combining aspects of hack’n’slash, FPS, simulation,

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Zing Games’ “Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes” Coming to PC, Switch this Year

On Monday, publisher Daedalic Entertainment announced that Zing Games’ Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes will be coming to both PC and Nintendo Switch sometime this year (that’d be 2021 – I know it’s tough to keep track these days). The game is described as a “mashup of classic pinball, zombie defense with rogue-like elements,” and features a not-scary cast of zombies

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Issue 2 of Laurant Valles Jr.’s “Sacrifice” Now on Kickstarter

On Monday, independent comic book creator and military veteran Laurant Valles Jr. launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of Sacrifice, which Valles describes as a “horror comedy series filled with action.” The project is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised more than half of its initial funding goal in the first 24 hours.

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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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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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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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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 10 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Petrifying” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Fashionably Late” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Ghoulish” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, Shane Davis’ Inglorious Rex project, Parnell’s future

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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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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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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 3 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Pumpkin” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Bloody” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Gory” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, international shipping woes (politics and economics!), Parnell’s future

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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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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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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 26 September 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we were joined by aspiring comic book creator Dionysios. We discussed Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, Marvel’s future X-Men plans, Dionysios’s

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Next Month Is “80s August” at The Splintering!

We’ve enjoyed many different theme events here at The Splintering (the Festival of Dread, Jolly Jinglings, and Monochrome May and Attack Helicopter Week), but waiting until October for the next one just seems like too long of a wait… That’s why we’re christening this August as the inaugural 80s August! Starting next week, we’ll be posting reviews and features celebrating

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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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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 1 November 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 Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed the wrapping up of The Splintering’s Festival of Dread event, Patrick debuted some Johnny Phantasm

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“Ailsa Dark” Finale Now on Indiegogo; Fully Funded in Less than One Hour

On Thursday, independent comic book creator William Hazle launched a crowdfunding campaign for the latest issue of Ailsa Dark: Werewolves & Bampots, and it was fully funded in less than an hour. Hot damn! Written and illustrated by Hazle (Tales of Mystery and Imagination), this third issue brings the Werewolves & Bampots story to a close, but this time, backers

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“Baroque: Original Version” Releasing 12 November for Nintendo Switch; New Trailer Revealed

Japanese game developer Sting has announced that their Nintendo Switch port of Baroque: Original Version is scheduled to release in Japan on 12 November via the Switch eShop. It will be priced at 2,400 yen (approximately $23), but pre-orders and early adopters will get a 15% discount on the game, making it 2,032 yen (approximately $19). Baroque: Original Version is

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