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Arika’s Uber-Difficult “Tetris: The Grand Master” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch Via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that Tetris: The Grand Master is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Arika in 1998, this is the first time that Tetris: The Grand Master will be available on a home console (though a later version – Tetris: The Grand Master Ace

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Point ‘N Click/Beat ‘Em Up Hybrid “Scrap Riders” Releasing in January for Switch, Steam PC

Never thought I’d write a headline quite like that… Microids Indie has announced the release date for Scrap Riders on Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. It’s 9 January. Developed by Games for Tutti, Scrap Riders features both point ‘n click and arcade brawler mechanics, all wrapped up in a pixel art visual aesthetic. You can check out the full breakdown

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Frozen Puzzler “Arctictopia” Now on Nintendo Switch

If you were stuffed with Turkey this Thanksgiving, you may have missed that Gravity Game Arise released Arctictopia on the Nintendo eShop as part of their “Gravity Indie Games” project. Developed by Gamtropy, Arctictopia is an approachable puzzle game with no time limit designed to “soothe those who are tired of the harsh world.” Here’s the official breakdown of Arctictopia

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The Polymega Retro Console Adds N64 Support

On Thanksgiving Day, Playmaji, Inc. announced that they are developing a 5th module in their lineup of compatible Element Module Sets for the Polymega retro gaming console. Anticipated to release in 2022, retro gamers will be able to play original N64 game cartridges on their Polymega systems region-free via the “EM05 Ultra Element Module Set.” Players can use either OEM

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JRPG “Mugen Souls” Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023

NIS America recently announced that “cult classic” RPG Mugen Souls is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023. The Nintendo Switch version of the Mugen Souls will feature all original and extra content “true to the original Japanese release”, and will include English language support for both text and audio. Mugen Souls is being developed as a cooperation between

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Horizontal Shooter “Akai Katana Shin” Coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Steam PC in December

City Connection recently announced that horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up Akai Katana Shin will be released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and Xbone on 15 December. Originally released for arcades in 2010, Akai Katana received multiple updates and a home port on Xbox 360 in the form of Akai Katana Shin. This upcoming release includes all three versions of Akai

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Taito’s “Metal Black” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that Metal Black (or Tokidensho Angel Eyes) is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1991, Metal Black is a 2D, horizontal space shooter – or a “shmup”, as you young whippersnappers call it. The game received a SEGA Saturn port

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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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Retro-Inspired 3D Platformer “Lunistice” Now Available on Nintendo Switch, Steam PC

Publisher Deck13 Spotlight has officially released throwback platformer Lunistice for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and GOG. Created by the one-man developer at A Grumpy Fox, Lunistice is designed to be an approachable 3D platformer reminiscent of the 32-bit PlayStation/SEGA Saturn era. Here’s the official breakdown of Lunistice from Deck13 Spotlight, followed by the latest trailer: Follow Hana on

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Throwback Soccer Game “Retro Goal” Coming To Nintendo Switch in November

Soccer mom approved. The developers at New Star Games recently announced that their upcoming soccer/football title Retro Goal is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this month. Inspired by classic arcade sports games, Retro Goal is a “love letter to 16-bit football, an effort to capture the gorgeous look of 90s videogames whilst bringing the gameplay up to date for

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Nichibutsu’s “Itazura Tenshi” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that Itazura Tenshi is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Nichibutsu in 1984, Itazura Tenshi is a shoot ‘em up style action game where players control an angel who must connect the stars to create constellations. Of course, there is a variety

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Upcoming Remake of Lovecraft-Inspired “Sherlock Holmes The Awakened” to Feature a “Substantial Rewrite”

Ukrainian developer Frogwares has so far managed to dodge the recent volleys of Russian bullets and bombs and keep their noses to the grindstone for Sherlock Holmes The Awakened. Originally released in 2006, this new version of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is considered a full remake from the ground up. That means assets created in Unreal Engine 4 and a

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“QUByte Classics – The Samurai Collection” Coming to Consoles on 3 November

On Tuesday, QUByte Interactive announced that The Samurai Collection will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox on 3 November as part of the QUByte Classics line. The Samurai Collection includes both First Samurai and Second Samurai, which are side-scrolling action games originally developed by Vivid Image for the Amiga in the early 90s. Here’s the official

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Retro-Inspired RPG “Dragon Prana” Coming to PlayStation, Nintendo Switch in November

On Thursday, Kemco announced that Dragon Prana is coming to the PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch on 3 November (NA, EU and AUS regions). The game is already available on Steam and Xbox platforms. Developed by EXE Create, Dragon Prana was originally created and released for mobile platforms. The game aims to bridge the gap between contemporary and retro by

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Become the King of the Undead in “Undead Horde 2: Necropolis”

Game publisher 10tons is planning to release their RTS/RPG hybrid game Undead Horde 2: Necropolis for PC, consoles and mobile in 2023.  Undead Horde 2 will put players in the role of the King of Undead who can raise the dead and command them at will, all with the objective to rebuild a home for the undead (The Necropolis). While the gameplay will

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Retro Game Review: “Alien Syndrome” (NES, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things inhuman and otherworldly. Halloween is mostly known for ghouls, goblins, and the like, but aliens are sometimes wrapped up in the festivities due to their often frightening portrayal in pop culture and – you know – their propensity for probing. If any representation of space aliens

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Musketeers Vs Zombies in “Heidelberg 1693” Coming Soon to Consoles

Red Art Games has announced that Heidelberg 1693 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch on 18 November. Developed by Andrade Games and ported to consoles by Red Art Games, Heidelberg 1693 is an über violent 2D action game set in the Sturmfront – The Mutant War universe. Here is the official breakdown of Heidelberg 1693 from Red Art Games: Red Art Games will release a limited physical

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Tecmo’s All-Female Fighter “Touki Denshou Angel Eyes” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that Touki Denshou Angel Eyes (or Tokidensho Angel Eyes) is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Tecmo in 1996, this is the first time that Touki Denshou Angel Eyes has seen any kind of release outside of Asia. TDAE is a one-

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Throwback Roguelike “Doomed to Hell” Coming to Consoles on 20 October

Jesus told you to repent, dummy. Publisher QUByte Interactive has announced that the supernatural adventure Doomed to Hell will be available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox on Thursday, 20 October. Developed by Gagonfe, Doomed to Hell is a top-down action game with Roguelike mechanics and a throwback pixel-art visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Doomed to

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Physical Editions of “Werewolf: The Apocalypse” Coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4

Thanks to a collaboration between Different Tales, Walkabout Games and Funstock, preorders are now open for physical editions of visual-novel adventure game Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest. These editions are planned for both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles and are expected to release in early 2023. Heart of the Forest is a narrative adventure game inspired by the Tabletop RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse. The

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Chomp Bites One Off: Bayonetta (Festival of Dread Special)

*Note: This interview is being reposted from a previous Festival of Dread event. Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things wicked and bewitching! Every now and again, we at The Splintering are going to lean on our mascot, Chomp the Termite, to go out into the world of myth and fiction to get

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Retro-Inspired 3D Platformer “Clive ‘N’ Wrench” Coming to PC, Consoles in February

“If you can dodge a Wrench, you can dodge a Clive!” On Tuesday, Numskull Games announced that the 3D platformer, Clive ‘N’ Wrench, will release in February 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 and Steam PC. Developed by Dinosaur Bytes Studio, is inspired by classic, retro 3D platformers such as Spyro the Dragon and, erm… (not that other one? Really?)

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Twin-Stick Horror “NeverAwake” Coming to Consoles in January

Publisher Phoenixx recently announced that the twin-stick shoot ’em up NeverAwake is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5 on 19 January 2023. The game is already available on Steam PC. Developed by Neotro, NeverAwake is set in the world of a young girl’s nightmares, where hand-drawn representations of her worst fears have come to life. Players take control of

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Teh Itteh Bitteh Kitteh Wants Blood in “She Wants Me Dead”; Coming This Week To Switch

More bad press for black cats. Publisher RedDeer.Games recently announced that She Wants Me Dead is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 21 October. Developed by Hello There Games, She Wants Me Dead has been available on Steam PC since 2016. The game is described as a “side-scrolling, 2D, stupid hard, rhythm-platformer.” Hm… How stupid, I wonder? Here’s the official

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Horror Adventure “Savior of the Abyss” Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022

Publisher CFK recently announced that horror adventure Savior of the Abyss will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. The game is already available on Steam. Developed by ALLAUGH GAMES, Savior of the Abyss is an “RPG maker-style” game inspired by Mad Father, Ib and The Witch’s House. Here’s the official breakdown of Savior of the Abyss from

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Japanese Horror RPG “The Witch’s House MV” Coming to Consoles on 13 October

DANGEN Entertainment recently announced that The Witch’s House MV is set to release on 13 October for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbone. Originally developed with RPG Maker and released on PC in 2012, the developer Fummy has remastered The Witch’s House MV has been remastered with updated visuals, an enhanced atmosphere, and a new difficulty mode that includes new postgame scenarios – leading to

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Horrific Puzzle Game “Insomnis” Coming to Nintendo Switch in Late 2022

Meridiem Games recently announced that the first-person horror game Insmonis is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.  Developed by Path Games, Insomnis combines exploration and puzzle-solving to tell a terrifying story set  in a cursed mansion. The Nintendo Switch version will include several Switch-exclusive features including a redesigned interactions optimized for the Switch joycon controllers, HD vibration support, and the ability to use the

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Retro Game Review: “Naxat Super Pinball Jaki Crush” (Super Famicom, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things dreary and disturbing. Today we’re going to take a look at Jaki Crush (aka Naxat Super Pinball Jaki Crush), a horror-inspired pinball game released on the Nintendo Super Famicom in 1992.  Developed by Compile, Jaki Crush is the third game in their “Crush” pinball series (We don’t

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Arcade-Inspired “Terror of Hemasaurus” Coming Soon to PC, Consoles

On Thursday, game publisher Digerati announced that Terror of Hemasaurus is coming to PC on 17 October, with console versions to follow in early December. Developed by Loren Lemcke (Super Blood Hockey), Terror of Hemasaurus is inspired by the arcade “smash ‘em ups” of the 1980s, especially that one… the one where you rampage through all those US cities… whatever

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Narrative Adventure “Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo” Arrives on Consoles

On 4 October, Microids released the console versions of Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo. 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.” Keen. Here’s the official breakdown of Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo from Microids, followed by the

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