Tag Archives: PC

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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Whirlpool’s “Slobbish Dragon Princess” Coming to Western PCs in 2020

Earlier this week, publisher Sekai Project announced that visual novel Slobbish Dragon Princess will be coming to western PCs via Steam. Slobbish Dragon Princess is a romantic comedy developed by Whirlpool (the creators of the Neko-nin exHeart series). You can read Sekai Project’s full story synopsis below: The main character is a sprightly young NEET who lives in a dilapidated dojo.

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“Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate” Headed West for PC, Switch in 2020

Earlier this week during a New Game+ Expo live stream, Spike Chunsoft revealed that Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is headed for a Western release for both Steam PC and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. The Tower of Fortune and The Dice of Fate is the fifth main entry in the Shiren the Wanderer

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“Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2” Announced for Steam, Consoles

During the New Game+ Expo live stream on Tuesday, Inti Creates announced that Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 is coming soon for Steam PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Artplay and produced by Koji Igarashi, Curse of the Moon 2 brings fans another round of 2D action inspired by the classic Castlevania series. Series protagonist Zangetsu

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PiXEL Announces Greek Mythology-themed “Wing of the Asteria” for Switch, Steam PC

On a Monday, PiXEL announced Wing of Asteria, a new horizontal shooter inspired by ancient Greek mythology. While not much is known about the game, it will feature character designs and concept art by Shuzilow.HA (known for Gaiapolis and the Twin Bee series) and music by Kawagen of the Bandai Namco Studios Sound Team (Phelios, Burning Force). Here’s a look

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“Azure Striker Gunvolt 2” Now Available on Steam PC

Over the weekend, Japanese developer Inti Creates released Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on Steam. The Steam version of the side-scrolling action/platformer comes with all of the DLC and upgrades (i.e. increased FPS) from the original home console release, and is currently discounted 20% during the launch window (sale ends 29 June). Here’s the official breakdown of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

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“Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge” Recreated and Available to Play Now

Long-time fans of The Simpsons likely will recall a classic Christmas episode from the show’s heyday where Bart is caught protesting shoplifting while trying to snag a copy of the latest, hottest video game of the season. Now thanks game creator Aaron Demeter, everyone can get a chance to play Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge in the comfort of your own

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Softstar’s action/RPG “Xuan-Yuan Sword VII” receives new scenery trailer

Taiwan-based developer Softstar Entertainment and Domo Studio have released a new trailer for Xuan-Yuan Sword VII highlighting several of the game’s environments. These landscapes include lush, Chinese fairy tale-inspired forests, streams, as well as “clockwork” technological sites. This footage also shows off the game’s day and night cycle. You can check out the new trailer below, followed by the full

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“Jet Lancer” brings 2D dogfights to Switch, PC & Mac this May

Developer Armor Games Studios has announced that Jet Lancer will arrive on Nintendo Switch, Mac, and PC (via GOG and Steam) on 12 May for $14.99. Developed by Vladimir Fedyushkin and Nicolai Danielsen, Jet Lancer is a fast-paced 2-D shooter with a unique combination of bullet-hell and dogfighting, combining shades of Bangai-O, Defender, Choplifter, and (maybe?) even Asteroids. There’s also

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“Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time” coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC

Publisher Adult Swim Games has announced via IGN that Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is planned for release this summer for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game is being developed by Japanese studio Soleil, and will be written by Samurai Jack series head writer Darrick Bachman. Adult Swim Games plans to host a panel at PAX East

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Slice and dice, bitches! “Disc Room” coming to PC, Consoles in 2020

Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that danger-room survival game Disc Room will be coming to console and Steam PC later in 2020. How does one describe Disc Room? In the official press release, Devolver Digital president Fork Parker said, “I don’t understand any of this shit.” Fortunately, somebody else at Devolver knows what’s up, and you can check out the

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“Streets of Rage 4’s” final playable character unveiled; multiplayer details announced

Streets of Rage 4 finally has a full character roster! Publisher Dotemu has announced that the fifth and final fighter to join the long-awaited brawler is Floyd Iraia, a guy who has more metal arms than he has consonants in his last name. If he reminds you of Jax from Mortal Kombat, you’re not alone (he even yells “Gotcha!” when

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“Spirit of the North” coming to Nintendo Switch, PC this Spring

Merge Games recently announced that Infuse Studio’s adventure game Spirit of the North will be coming to both Windows PC and Nintendo Switch this Spring. Originally released in 2019 for PS4, Spirit of the North is a 3rd-person puzzle adventure game inspired by Nordic lore. Players control a red fox who must assist the guardian of the Northern Lights as

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“Alien Hominid Invasion” coming to consoles, PC

On Thursday, game developer The Behemoth announced Alien Hominid Invasion, a reimagining of 2002’s side-scrolling action/shooter Alien Hominid. This new take will feature cooperative multiplayer and a “completely new gameplay, progression, mechanics, and so much more.” You can watch the reveal trailer below. Behemoth plans to reveal more about Alien Hominid Invasion at PAX East 2020 (27 February to 1

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