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Data East’s “Trio the Punch” Now on Nintendo Switch and PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that side-scrolling action game Trio the Punch is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Data East in 1990, this Arcade Archives release is the first home console port of Trio the Punch (aka Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me…). The game

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Bullet-Hell Shooter “Rolling Gunner + Over Power” Now Available on PS4

Publishers ININ Games and Mebius recently released 2D bullet-hell shoot ‘em up Rolling Gunner + Over Power for the PS4. Directed by ex-Cave developer Daisuke Koizumi (Deathsmiles 2, Dondonpachi), Rolling Gunner has been available on Nintendo Switch since 2019, but this PS4 release includes the Over Power DLC which is bundled into the overall package. If you’re a physical game

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Retro-Inspired Space Shooter “Remote Life” Coming to Consoles on 27 May

Indie publisher Ratalaika Games has announced that 2D space shooter Remote Life is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch on 27 May. Created by one-man developer Next Game Level, Remote Life is a horizontal shoot ‘em up inspired by the retro arcade shooters of the 80s and 90s. Instead of using pixel art, however, the environments are

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Taito’s “Fighting Hawk” Joins the Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch and PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D vertical shoot ‘em up Fighting Hawk is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, this Arcade Archives release is the first home console port of Fighting Hawk outside of Japan. Fighting Hawk is a 2D, vertically scrolling

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Bullet Hell Dungeon Crawler “Wildcat Gun Machine” Now Available on PC, Consoles

On Wednesday, publisher Daedalic Entertainment released Wildcat Gun Machine for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam, Epic, GOG). Developed by Australian developer Chunkybox Games, Wildcat Gun Machine is described as a “bullet hell dungeon crawler” with a story and enemy designs inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft. It is also my understanding that there are guns, too.

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Fantasy RPG “Infinite Links” Coming 12 May to Steam PC, Consoles

Publisher KEMCO recently announced that RPG Infinite Links for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Steam PC on 12 May. Developed by Exe Create, Infinite Links is a fantasy RPG with a skill system built around collecting talismans. Here is the official breakdown of Infinite Links from KEMCO: Talismans are magical items that contain great power, even with some

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Strategy RPG “Legend of Ixtona” Now Available on PlayStation

On Thursday, publisher KEMCO released Legend of Ixtona for the PS4 and PS5 (and it does feature cross-buy). Originally released for mobile platforms, Legend of Ixtona is already available on Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Legend of Ixtona is a turn-based strategy RPG presented with an isometric viewpoint. Here’s the official breakdown of Legend of Ixtona from KEMCO: Ixtona emerges from

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Retro-Inspired Visual Novel “Mothmen 1966” Coming to Steam PC, Consoles in July

On Wednesday, publisher Chorus Worldwide announced that visual novel Mothmen 1966 is planned to release on 14 July for PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam PC. Developed by LCB Game Studio, Mothmen 1966 is intended as the first in a series of visual novels inspired by “mid-20th century pulp fiction and ‘80s home computer graphics.” Here’s the official

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Get Rich or Die Trying in “Randy & Dandy DX” Coming to Consoles, PC on 29 April

On Monday, publisher Ratalaika Games announced that co-op action puzzler game Dandy & Randy DX will be released for PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC on 29 April. Created by Brazilian developer Asterstic Game Studio, Dandy & Randy DX features throwback design and mechanics similar to classic era games and is also inspired by a true story

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Grappling Hook Platformer “Raven’s Hike” Swinging To Consoles on 28 April

Everything is better with grappling hooks. On Monday, publisher QUByte Interactive announced that the new 2D platformer Raven’s Hike will be available on the PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch on 28 April. Developed by Wired Dream Studio, Raven’s Hike features a retro-inspired pixel art aesthetic and requires players to progress through a set of puzzle-filled stages using only

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“Shadowrun Trilogy” Now Available to Preorder on Consoles

Paradox Interactive recently announced that Shadowrun Trilogy will launch on 21 June 2022 for Nintendo Switch, Xbone, SeXbox, PS4, and PS5, and preorders are now available on all platforms. The Shadowrun Trilogy is a remastered release of the three fantasy-cyberpunk RPGs in the Shadowrun Returns series (so no, not the original). These include: Shadowrun Returns Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut

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“Cotton Fantasy” Coming to Switch, PS4 in May; New Trailer Released

ININ Games recently announced that Cotton Fantasy will be released for Nintendo Switch and PS4 on 20 May, and is now available for preorder. Released this past December in Japan under the title Cotton Rock ‘n’ Roll, this Cotton Fantasy is intended to represent a full rebirth of the Cotton series. This certainly makes sense, as Fantasy the first new

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QUByte Announces the Return of Retro FPS “Zero Tolerance” for Modern Consoles

On Wednesday, QUByte Interactive and PIKO Interactive announced that the retro FPS Zero Tolerance is coming to PS4, PS5, XBone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch. Officially titled QUByte Classics – Zero Tolerance, this new port will actually be a collection of 3 games: Zero Tolerance, Zero Tolerance Underground, and an unreleased demo titled Zero Tolerance Beyond, which is unlockable by completing

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Mythological Roguelite “Samurai Bringer” Coming to PC, Consoles on 21 April

Update: Preorders for Samurai Bringer are now available via the Nintendo Switch eShop. Original story follows. Publisher Playism recently announced that Samurai Bringer, a rogue-lite action game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Steam PC on 21 April. Developed by Japanese indie developer Alphawing, Samurai Bringer is inspired Japanese history and puts players against some of Nihon’s most legendary

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“Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey” to Receive a Physical Release on PS4, PS5

ININ Games recently announced that Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey will be receiving a physical release on PS5, PS4, and PlayStation VR thanks to Strictly Limited Games. Originally released digitally in 2021, Puzzle Bobble 3D is part of the 35th anniversary celebration of Taito’s action/puzzle Bubble Bobble series (and the Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move spin-off series, of course), and it is the

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Review: “Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition” (Xbox)

Originally created thanks to crowdfunding, Fat Panda Games’ 2D platformer Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition is making the jump from PC to consoles thanks to publisher Ratalaika Games.* The eternal battle between 2D and 3D has come to the peaceful Flat Kingdom. Now a brave warrior named Flat must venture into unfamiliar 3D landscapes to collect six magical jewels, rescue

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Japanese Folklore-Inspired Horror Game “Ikai” Now on PC, Consoles

Publisher PM Studios has announced that psychological horror game Ikai is now available on Steam PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Endflame, Ikai is inspired by Japanese folklore where players must use magical kanji to solve puzzles and confront “abominable demons.” The game landed a “Teen” rating though, so it can’t be too disturbing… can it? Here’s the

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“Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition” Coming to Consoles on 1 April

Indie publisher Ratalaika Games recently announced that Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch on Friday, 1 April. Developed by Fat Panda Games, Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition has been available via Steam PC for several years. The game combines 2D action and puzzle solving as your hero fights to prevent a

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Retro-Inspired Twin-Stick Shooter “Devastator” Now on PC, Consoles

On Friday, game publisher 2Awesome Studio (2AS) announced that the new twin-stick shooter Devastator is now available on Steam PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Featuring a blend of both retro and modern aesthetics, Devastator is an arcade-style shooter with vector-inspired graphics and a high-energy electronica soundtrack. Here is the official breakdown of Devastator from 2AS: SYSTEM initializing… Multiple virus

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“Empire City: 1931” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that arcade gun shooting game Empire City: 1931 is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Seibu Kaihatsu in 1986, this Arcade Archives release is the first home release of Empire City: 1931 outside Japan. Empire City: 1931 is set in the

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Physical Editions of “The Last Blade 2” Coming Soon to PS4 from Pix’n Love Games

Pix’n Love Games recently announced that physical editions of The Last Blade 2 will be coming soon to PlayStation 4, with preorders opening on Thursday, 24 March at noon Eastern (4PM GMT), exclusively on the Pix’n Love online store. In addition to a standard retail edition, there will also be two special edition packages, which include the following: Collector’s Edition

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Twin-Stick Tower Defense Game “Slaycation Paradise” Revealed at GDC

At GDC on Tuesday, Merge Games revealed Slaycation Paradise, a tongue-in-cheek genre mishmash that combines elements of twin-stick action and tower defense. Developed by Affordable Acquisition, Slaycation Paradise is currently planned to release sometime in 2022 for Steam PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Smart Delivery, and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official breakdown of Slaycation Paradise followed by the latest trailer: Passport?

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PC-98 Style Visual Novel “Vengeful Heart” Coming Soon to Consoles

Game publisher Top Hat Studios has announced that Vengeful Heart is planned for release by the end of March for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and the Epic Games Store (it’s already on Steam). Described as a “retro futuristic visual novel” Vengeful Heart is set in a cyberpunk, sci-fi world coupled with throwback aesthetics reminiscent of 80s anime and

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Retro Puzzler “QIX” Now Available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that retro puzzler QIX is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally developed by Taito America and released in arcades in 1981, QIX was ported to several platforms in the 80s and 90s, perhaps most famously for the Nintendo Game Boy. This Arcade Archives release is

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“Super Epic: The Entertainment War” Getting a Physical Release

Strictly Limited Games, in partnership with Numskull Games and Undercoders recently announced a limited physical release of Super Epic: The Entertainment War. Super Epic is a “Metroidvania” action-adventure game featuring a satirical tone and a throwback pixel art aesthetic. Players join the battle to save video games from the evils of microtransactions, corporate monopolies, and other consumer-unfriendly practices. Here’s the

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“Pocky & Rocky Reshrined” Now Available for Preorder

Natsume has partnered with ININ Games to release physical retail editions of Pocky & Rocky Reshrined for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch, with Natsume publishing in North America and ININ Games in charge of the European release. In addition, there are also plans for both a Limited and Collector’s Edition of Pocky & Rocky Reshrined from Strictly Limited Games, the

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Atari Unveils Puzzle Platformer “Kombinera” for PC, Consoles, Mobile

Atari recently announced that a new puzzle-platformer Kombinera for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Atari VCS, Steam PC and mobile platforms. Developed by Graphite Lab, Kombinera is described as featuring “Juicy animation, clever storytelling, and memorable puzzles.” Here’s the official breakdown of Kombinera from Atari, followed by the latest trailer: Kombinera is a new IP from Atari that seeks

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Multiplayer Roguelite “Conan Chop Chop” Now on PC, Consoles

Game publisher Funcom has announced that Conan Chop Chop is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, and Steam PC. Developed by Mighty Kingdom, Conan Chop Chop is a multiplayer roguelite featuring the characters and world of Hyboria. It is also worth noting that unlike other video game interpretations of Robert E. Howard’s stories, Conan Chop Chop is specifically designed

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“The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature” Coming Soon to PS4, Xbox One

Game publisher Hidden Trap recently announced that The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature will be released on 15 March for PS4 (in North America), while Xbone and European PS4 release will be a day later (that’s 16 March 16 for the integer-challenged). Developed by La Belle Games and ARTE France, The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature is described as an “exploration adventure” where players

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