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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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“The House of the Dead: Remake” Announced for Nintendo Switch

Forever Entertainment recently announced The House of the Dead: Remake is on the way to the Nintendo Switch. HotD Remake is a recreation of SEGA’s 1996 light gun arcade game, which eventually went on to spawn several sequels, spin-offs, and a very unfortunate film series. In HotD, up to two players can take on the role of either Thomas Rogan

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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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Perform Alchemy with Friends in “Potion Party” Now Available on Nintendo Switch

On Thursday, publisher Top Hat Studios released their multiplayer puzzle game Potion Party for the Nintendo Switch. Featuring a colorful retro aesthetic, Potion Party invites you to maintain your own alchemy shop in either co-op or competitive modes with up to four players. Here’s the full breakdown of Potion Party from the game’s Nintendo Switch eShop page: Step into the

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New “Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World” Trailer Released

Publisher ININ Games has released a new trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, Studio Artdink’s modern update of Monster World IV. The new trailer is titled “Welcome to Monster World”, and it showcases quite a bit of the remake’s gameplay. You can check out the trailer for yourself below. Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will launch for

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Nosebleed Interactive’s Arcade Management Adventure “Arcade Paradise” Coming to PC, Consoles

Game publisher Wired Productions has announced Arcade Paradise, an arcade management game for PC and consoles. Developed by Nosebleed Interactive, Arcade Paradise is scheduled to release sometime in 2021 for Steam PC, Xbox One, SeXbox, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. You can check out the first Arcade Paradise trailer below, followed by a full breakdown of the game from Niche

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Steve Inman Parodies “Punch-Out!” in Latest Comedy 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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Koei Tecmo Announces Two “Blue Reflection” Games

Koei Tecmo recently announced Blue Reflection Tie and Blue Reflection Sun, both tie-ins to the previously announced anime Blue Reflection Ray, which is itself based on 2017’s Blue Reflection video game. Details on the games are scant, but we do know that Blue Reflection Tie is coming to Steam PC, Nintendo Switch, and PS4 while Blue Reflection Sun is coming

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Westone Bit’s “Clockwork Aquario” is Lost No More; Coming Soon to Consoles

ININ Games has released the first teaser trailer for Clockwork Aquario, the final arcade game ever created by Westone Bit Entertainment. While the unfinished title was once believed to be lost after 1993, Clockwork Aquario was rescued from obscurity thanks to the efforts of German publisher Strictly Limited Games. Retro gamers familiar with Westone’s Wonder Boy series should immediately see

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“NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Volume 1” Now Available for Nintendo Switch

SNK recently announced that NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 is now available for the Switch via the Nintendo eShop. The digital collection is priced at $39.99, and includes a total of ten classic NEOGEO Pocket Color games. There is a physical edition planned for us collecting purists, but no release date has been announced at this time. Here’s a

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Steampunk RPG “Vaporum: Lockdown” Coming to Switch eShop on 22 March

Game developer Fatbot Games recently announced that the Nintendo Switch version of their grid-based, steampunk RPG Vaporum: Lockdown will launch on 22 March via the Nintendo eShop for $21.99. A PS4 and Xbox One port are expected sometime later in the year, and the PC version is already available on Steam and other online storefronts (for the slightly more affordable

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“Pocky & Rocky Reshrined” Coming this Fall to Switch, PS4

Earlier this week at the New Game Plus Expo, publisher Natsume announced that Pocky & Rocky Reshrined would be coming to the West sometime this fall. Previously announced as Pocky & Rocky 2021, Reshrined is overhead action game starting a shrine maiden and tanooki who battle across a world inspired by Japanese mythology. Natsume also describes Reshrined as the third

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“Turok 2” Now on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version Receives Massive Multiplayer Update

Earlier this week, Nightdive Studios announced the immediate release of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on PS4. In addition, the Nintendo Switch version of Turok 2 received an update supporting online multiplayer via crossplay (though crossplay between the PS4 and Xbox One versions will be added later). Other updates to the Nintendo Switch version include a re-dubbed German localization, gyro

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Capcom Censored “Street Fighter II”, One of the Greatest Games of All Time

Last week, Capcom released Capcom Arcade Stadium on the Nintendo Switch, which includes a number of classic games from Capcom’s arcade library. However, it did not take long for gamers to notice that two key alterations had been made to the latest version of Street Fighter II, likely due to modern-day political concerns. Twitter user @pomegd posted screenshots of the

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“Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed” Headed West this Summer

Publisher XSeed Games has announced that Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be receiving a western release in summer 2021 for Steam PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, following the Japanese launch on 20 May 2021. Hellbound & Debriefed is an HD remake of the 2011 original on PSP. In addition to a standard release, there will also be a special

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Steve Inman Parodies “Excitebike” in Recent Comedy Videos

Internet comedian Steve Inman has brought many laughs to what would normally be tragic situation. 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. While Inman’s comedic takes haven’t typically strayed into topics worth covering here on The Splintering, a couple

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Polymega Manufacturer Asks Walmart Customers to Cancel Their Preorders

Despite a few delays along the way, the release of the retro clone console known as the Polymega is nearly upon us. However, the system’s manufacturer Playmaji is asking for Walmart customers to cancel their preorders with the retail giant. Why? Here’s the official statement from Playmaji: “Walmart.com went through a personel change sometime in Q3-Q4 of last year, and

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“Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World” Set for April Release in Japan; New Trailer Revealed

Game publisher G Choice and developer Studio Artdink have announced that Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will launch for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam PC on 22 April in Japan. For western gamers, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is ambiguously scheduled to release in “early 2021” for the same platforms. If you can’t wait, the Japanese Switch release

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Nintendo Quietly Ends Fire Sale Pricing on the eShop

For several years, smaller game developers have tried to get more eyes on their games by offering steep discounts on the Nintendo eShop. Cost-conscious gamers could visit Nintendo’s digital storefront and regularly find several titles marked down to less than a buck, with some games priced below ten cents. But in recent months, these fire sale prices have all but

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“Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition” Reportedly Headed to Switch in February

A listing on the Japanese Nintendo website recently revealed that Warhorse Studio’s open world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition will be coming soon to Nintendo Switch on 18 February… in Japan, at least. Among the many other titles listed as coming soon for Nintendo’s hybrid console, the website mentions “キングダムカム・デリバランス ロイヤルエディション” (that would be Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition,

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Online Puritans be Damned! “Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story” Now Available on Nintendo Switch eShop

Developer Suzaku has officially released Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Successfully crowdfunded in 2018, Suzaku’s Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is inspired by retro horror classics Clock Tower and Fatal Frame, Sense is described as a 2.5D horror RPG that blends cyberpunk elements with Cantonese folklore. Here’s the full breakdown of

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Retro Review: “Home Alone” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things festive and frosty! The original Home Alone film hit theaters during the holiday season of 1990, making this year the anniversary of its release. We’ve already marked the occasion by reviewing the Home Alone video game for the original NES, but why not see how the Super Nintendo version stacks up? The

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Steam PC Release of “Metal Unit” Delayed Until January

2020 has claimed yet another casualty! Sort of…. Publisher NEOWIZ and developer JellySnow Studio have announced that their roguelite action-platformer Metal Unit has been delayed until January 2021. Originally scheduled to launch before the end of December, the creators felt that Metal Unit needed more polish, tweaks, and additional content based on user feedback. “How’d they get the user feedback

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Retro Review: “Home Alone” (NES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things merry and bright! The original Home Alone film was released during the holiday season of 1990, making this year an anniversary of sorts. So what better time to take a look at one of the video games inspired by the classic feature film? For those too young to

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“Habroxia 2” Coming to Steam PC, Consoles in February

Publisher Eastasiasoft and developer Lillymo Games have announced that retro-inspired shoot ’em up Habroxia 2 will be coming 3 February to PC and consoles. Despite its old school aesthetics, Habroxia 2 mixes up the formula by adding both vertical and side-scrolling stages, non-linear progression, and twin-stick aiming controls. There’s also options to upgrade and customize your ship and a New

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Fully Uncensored Version of “Waifu Uncovered” Now Available for Nintendo Switch

The physical release of risqué “strip ’em up” Waifu Uncovered is now available for Nintendo Switch thanks to Eastasiasoft. As we noted in September, the physical release of Waifu Uncovered is the only way gamers can get the fully uncensored experience on consoles. The physical version offers three “censor” modes which are unlockable through gameplay: censored, uncensored, and fully uncensored.

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“fault – milestone two side: above” Coming to Switch on 3 December

Game publisher Phoenixx and developer Alice in Dissonance have announced that their visual novel game fault – milestone two side: above will arrive on the Switch eShop on 3 December, with pre-load staring on 26 November. For those concerned about an English translation, fault will support Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, and Russian language options (though it looks

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