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“Hamster Maze” Coming to Consoles, PC in 2022

New Polish development team We Dig Games recently announced that their first game will be Hamster Maze, coming in 2022 for SeXbox, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. Inspired by online videos of hamster maze creation, Hamster Maze blends casual arcade gameplay with Tamagotchi elements. Players rear and train their pet hamsters in preparation for competition with

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World Eater Games’ Challenging Adventure “Bittersweet Birthday” Coming to Switch, Steam PC via Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, indie game developer World Eater Games and publisher Pineapple Works launched a crowdfunding campaign for Bittersweet Birthday, a challenging new game described as half bullet-hell combat, half adventure/exploration with a 2D pixel art style. At the time of this writing, the Bittersweet Birthday campaign is more than 50% funded, having raised roughly $12 thousand of its $23

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Retro-Inspired Platformer “Bat Boy” Headed for PC, Consoles

During the 2021 BitSummit Indie Game Showcase, X PLUS Games officially announced that retro-inspired platformer Bat Boy is in the works (on deck?) for Steam PC, PS5, SeXbox, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Co-developed by X PLUS and Sonzai Games, Bat Boy features a sentai sports-hero named Ryosuke (the Bat Boy) who must battle other sports-themed enemies in a world

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“Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water” Re-Release To Be Censored

Publisher Koei Tecmo recently announced that their horror title Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is scheduled for a digital release on 28 October for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC… and it will be censored on all platforms. Maiden of Black Water is an updated version of the Wii U release in 2014. Like other

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“Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2022

Spike Chunsoft recently announced that they are hard at work developing a new action RPG based on the manga Made in Abyss. Titled Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness, the game will be available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam PC sometime in 2022. The storyline will include a faithful adaptation of the original manga, as well as

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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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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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“Riot Control Simulator” Coming Soon to Steam PC, Consoles

In what is quite possibly the best idea for a video game ever, publisher Ultimate Games S.A. has announced Riot Control Simulator, a police management simulation game by developer Corpix Games. It’s such a great idea, in fact, that I’m genuinely ashamed that I didn’t come up with it for an April Fool’s joke post. Riot Control Simulator is set

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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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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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Risqué Dating Sim “HuniePop 2: Double Date” Coming to PC, Mac in February

After a substantial delay, developer HuniePot has announced that their puzzle/dating-sim mashup game HuniePop 2: Double Date is scheduled to release on 8 February for both PC and Mac. HuniePop 2 will be fully uncensored on platforms such as the Humble Bundle Store and Manga Gamer. However, HuniePot has confirmed that the game will be censored on Steam, not because

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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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Adult Dungeon Crawler RPG “Kingdom of Subversion” Now in Early Access on Itch.io

NergalGameDev has released the ver. 0.2 build of Kingdom of Subversion, a risqué dungeon crawling RPG set in a fantasy setting. Did I say risqué? Because I meant pornographic. Kingdom of Subversion is absolutely an “adults-only” experience, and it looks like it features all manner of debauchery. Having said that, I’m sure you want to know more. Here’s the official

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Mail Call! – “Shenmue III” Kickstarter Exclusive Capsule Toy Set

Today we’re opening up our Shenmue III capsule toy set, which was a perk from the game’s Kickstarter campaign, which came to those who backed at a $500 level or higher. Let’s jump straight to the video! For those out of the know, capsule toys have been a consistent time sink and virtual money pit in the Shenmue series since

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Johnny Phantasm Added to “Hero Potential”; New Trailer Unveiled

The crowdfunding campaign for Hero Potential is already gaining steam for including several high-profile characters indie comics such as Cyberfrog and the Jawbreakers, but the creators of the multiplayer-focused third-person shooter aren’t stopping there. Earlier this week, it was revealed on the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday that both Johnny Phantasm and the Scarlet Heart from Johnny Phantasm: 1985

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Western Release of PS4 Brawler “Uppers” Cancelled; Still Coming to PC

Late last week, publishers XSEED and Marvelous announced that their 3D brawling game Uppers will be headed to Steam PC on 21 October. In addition to the standard edition priced at $29.99, there will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition that includes a digital art book and a 46-track soundtrack for $39.99. Keen readers of The Splintering may recall that

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Modus Games Releases Story Trailer for “Remothered: Broken Porcelain”

Publisher Modus Games has released a new story trailer for Remothered: Broken Porcelain that summarizes the events of the previous game, Remothered: Tormented Fathers. Without further ado, here is the new trailer followed by the official breakdown of Broken Porcelain from Modus Games: The synopsis details a young girl named Celeste’s disappearance while summarizing the events within Remothered: Tormented Fathers,

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Supernatural Horror Visual Novel “Iwaihime” Coming West in October

Publisher ShiraVN and developer DMM Games have announced that Iwaihime will receive an English-language release on 23 October via both Steam and Johren. Iwaihime is a supernatural horror visual novel originally released for PC in January 2016 in Japan, though an updated version titled Iwaihime: Matsuri was released for PS4 and PS Vita in July 2017. The Matsuri edition included

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Retro-Inspired Horror/Fantasy “Lichenvale” Coming Soon to Steam

Independent video game developer Filip Zemljak has announced Lichenvale, a retro-inspired action/horror game inspired by classic first-person shooters such as Quake and Hexen. Players control a young woman trapped in a world of her own nightmares inspired by her own anxieties surrounding COVID-19 (Don’t eat the bat soup!). You’ll have an arsenal of melee weapons and spells to assist your

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“Cotton Reboot!” Official Trailer Released

Game publisher Beep has released the official trailer for Cotton Reboot!, a reimagining of the 2-D shoot-em-up originally released in arcades and later on the TurboGraphx CD and the X68000. For those out of the know, original Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams was the first of a multi-game franchise starring a young witch who flys on her broomstick and blasts monsters

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“Monster Girl Breeder” Now Available on Steam

We don’t cover too many “adult” games here at The Splintering. It’s not because we’re prudes, but honestly, it’s simply more difficult to follow that corner of the gaming market. However, given the low levels of attention that these games get from the mainstream, it seems natural the we highlight some of these titles when the occasion arises. Here’s the

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Klabater Releases “Heliborne – Enhanced Edition” on Steam (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Klabater have released Heliborne – Enhanced Edition, an updated version of their helicopter-based combat game originally released in 2017. The Enhanced Edition comes with a variety of goodies, including new content, enhancements, and all of the game’s DLC packs. The price of this new, girthier package has been increased to $29.99, but if you already purchased the game, all of

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“Orwell’s Animal Farm” Coming to PC, Mobile in 2020; Will the Book’s Themes Be Kept Intact?

The Dairymen has announced that their narrative adventure game Orwell’s Animal Farm will be available sometime this Fall. Based on George Orwell’s 1945 classic Animal Farm, this new narrative-based game looks to put players in control of Napoleon, the pig who goes from proletariat leader to brutal dictator over the span of the original story. Players will make decide how

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Bombservice Announces New “Momodora” Game, Trailer for 10th Anniversary

Game developer Bombservice has announced that a new installment of their flagship title Momodora is coming just in time for the series’ 10th anniversary. Momodora is a non-linear action/adventure series sometimes described as a “Metroidvania”. The first Momodora title was released for PC in August 2010, which was followed by three sequels and a “spiritual successor” titled Minoria, which is

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Gloriously Violent Masterpiece “Postal” Now 100% Free on GOG, Steam PC

Game developer Running With Scissors has announced that their gloriously violent game Postal is 100% free on both Steam and GOG. Not just temporarily, either- but free forever. Apparently Running With Scissors would prefer that you money on the 2016 re-release Postal Redux. The pricing change actually went into effect in July, but in case you’re like us and this

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“Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited” Announced for Western Release on Nintendo Switch, PC

Publisher NIS America has announced that Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited is headed west via the Nintendo Switch and Steam PC sometime in 2021. Saviors of Sapphire Wings and Stranger of Sword City Revisited were both originally released for the ill-fated PlayStation Vita, and this is the first time that both games with all of their additional

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Team Reptile Announces “Jet Set Radio” Spiritual Successor “Bomb Rush Cyberfunk”

Since much of SEGA’s creative spark seems to have left the company years ago, it’s now up to a new generation of creators and a few SEGA expatriates to honor the company’s legacy of innovation. Enter Team Reptile, a game developer based out of The Netherlands, who has taken up the mantle that SEGA’s Smilebit studio left behind by creating

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“Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy” leaked by Australian Classification Board

Earlier this week, the Australian Classification board looks to have leaked Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy, the sequel to Koei Tecmo’s successful RPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (which ultimately became the highest selling title in the Atelier series). Dated 15 July, the listing from the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development

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Vive la Liberté! The French Revolution gets a sci-fi spin in “Steelrising” on Steam PC

Game publisher Nacon has been teasing Spiders’ next game for weeks, and earlier this week they finally revealed Steelrising, an all-new action/RPG set in during the French Revolution with a sci-fi spin. You can watch the Steelrising debut trailer below, followed by the brief story synopsis taken from the game’s Steam page: King Louis XVI’s automata army is terrorising the

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