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On Your Mark, Get Set, Smurf! “Smurfs Kart” Now on Nintendo Switch

Can you believe that The Smurfs will be 65 years old in 2023? Smurfette still looks great. On Wednesday, publisher Microids released Smurfs Kart for Nintendo Switch. The game is developed by Eden Games who has a well-established pedigree for creating racing games, including Gear Club Unlimited, Test Drive Unlimited, and V-Rally. It’s also not the first time that the

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“Operation Wolf Returns” Announced at Tokyo Game Show

This week at the Tokyo Game Show, publisher Microids announced that a revival of the classic arcade game Operation Wolf is coming soon to both PC and consoles. Originally released in 1987 by Taito, Operation Wolf is an arcade game shooter complete with a gun (an uzi, if I remember right) mounted to the cabinet. The 80s were awesome. You

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“New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja” First Gameplay Trailer

Microids recently pulled back the curtain on New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja by releasing the very first gameplay trailer. Originally developed by Data East, New Joe & Mac is a remastered version of the 1991 arcade game. This revamped release will include updated visuals, additional modes, and an extended story mode. Here’s the official breakdown of New Joe &

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Narrative Adventure “Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo” Coming to Consoles this Fall

On Wednesday, Microids announced the release dates for the console versions of Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo. 27 September in Europe & 4 October in North America. Boom. Developed by Pendulo Studios, Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is a narrative adventure game loosely based on the classic Hitchcock movie. The game is described as “a disturbing investigation inside the human mind.” Neat!

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First Gameplay Trailer for “Flashback 2” Revealed

At Summer Game Fest, Microids revealed the first gameplay teaser trailer for Flashback 2, a thirty-years-later sequel to Conrad Hart’s first sci-fi adventure. This new installment into the Flashback series (?) is being developed in collaboration with members of the original creative team, and will offer a similar blend of puzzle and action as the first game. Here’s the official

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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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“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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“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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Sacré bleu! “Blacksad” released a week early in Europe; developer warns against playing without day 1 patch

If you live in Europe, Blacksad: Under the Skin is available now. The problem? It wasn’t scheduled to release until 14 November. While this might seem like a happy accident for some, the developers behind Blacksad: Under the Skin are strongly cautioning European gamers to not play the game yet, as the “Day one patch” won’t go live until the 14th.

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“Blacksad: Under the Skin” delayed; developer diary video released

Originally scheduled for a September release, Microids has announced that Blacksad: Under the Skin is now scheduled to launch on 5 November. To sweeten that slightly biter pill, Microids also released the first in a developer diary video series titled “From Comic to Video Game”. The first episode focuses on how the development team is recreating the noir tones of

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An elaborate special edition of Toki is coming to Switch in Europe, publisher hints at US release (updated)

Publisher Microids has announced that their retro arcade platformer Toki is coming to Nintendo Switch in November along with a special edition that features a physical arcade cabinet. This remake published by Microids not only features upgraded visuals and re-orchestrated music, but there will also be the ‘Retrollector’ edition which includes a physical copy of the game, a comic book,

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