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Hamster Adds “NOVA2001” to the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that NOVA2001, the lesser-known shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by UPL in 1983, NOVA2001 is the predecessor to Ark Area. In NOVA2001, players control a space fighter that can shoot in all directions (similar to Asteroids or Sinistar). Your

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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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Battle Robot Space Fish in “G-Darius HD”, Coming Soon for Switch, PS4

Taito and ININ Games have partnered up to release G-Darius HD, a remastered port of 1997’s arcade title… G-Darius. Developed by M2, G-Darius HD will be available physically and digitally for Nintendo Switch and PS4 later in 2021 (that’s for both North American and European territories). While the Darius shoot ‘em up series dates back to the mid-80s (or as

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Review: “Cotton Reboot!” (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

In the era between arcade classics like Defender and “bullet hell” shoot-em-ups like Ikaruga, the 2D shooter genre really hit its stride. The greatest titles of the 80s and 90s featured a mishmash of several genres, including sci-fi space shooters (R-Type, Thunder Force), fantasy (Wings of Wor, Lords of Thunder), and even underwater warfare (In the Hunt). However, one of

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Shoot-Em-Up Collection “Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli” Coming to PS4, Switch in October

Well, well! It looks like M2 is getting into the Attack Helicopter Week spirit! The Japanese developer recently announced that Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli will be coming to both Nintendo Switch and PS4 in Japan as a “Toaplan arcade garage” collection. Scheduled for release on 28 October, Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli will be available both in digital format for 3,960 yen and a physical

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Data East’s Evolutionary Shooter “DARWIN 4078” Now Available for PS4, Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that DARWIN 4078, the classic vertical scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Data East in 1986, DARWIN 4078 is the predecessor to 1987’s Super Real Darwin. In DARWIN 4078, your ship absorbs and converts the energy from other

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Review: “Within the Blade” (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

Ninja games were all the rage when I was growing up, and I had no shortage of great ones. Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden, SEGA’s Shinobi, Natsume’s The Ninja Warriors, and Konami’s TMNT brawlers were all in my regular gaming rotation as a kid. Of course, this is before the advent of 3D gaming, when titles like Acquire’sTenchu started to up the

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Dark Fantasy “ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights” Coming to PlayStation on 20 July

Publisher Binary Haze Interactive has announced that ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is coming to both PS4 and PS5 (via backwards compatibility). Already available for Steam PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and SeXbox, ENDER LILIES is described as a “metroidvania” (or a nonlinear 2D action adventure game) set in a dark fairy tale world. Here’s the breakdown of ENDER

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Retro-Inspired Platformer “Metaloid: Origin” Comes to PS4 on Tuesday

Publisher Eastasiasoft has announced that retro-inspired action platformer Metaloid: Origin will be available on PS4 starting Tuesday, 13 July (that’s tomorrow, at the time of this writing). Developed by Retro Revolution and ported by 7 Raven Studios, Metaloid: Origin is actually the sequel to a run-and-gun action title METAGAL. And while the name “Metaloid” might suggest an inspiration from Nintendo’s

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Throwback Platformer “Within the Blade” Coming to Consoles on 16 July

Publisher Ratalaika Games has announced that Ametist Studio’s 2D action-platformer Within the Blade is coming next week to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Blending ninja action, stealth, and RPG gameplay elements with a throwback pixelated art style, Within the Blade looks to be designed for hardcore platformer fans, whether they are nostalgic for the punishing, retro games of the

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Taito’s “Sea Fighter Poseidon” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Sea Fighter Poseidon, the classic underwater action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Taito in 1984, Sea Fighter Poseidon has only previously been available to play at home via a Japan-only release on PS2. In Sea Fighter Poseidon, players

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Koch Media to Publish “The King of Fighters XV”

Earlier this week, Koch Media announced that they will be publishing The King of Fighters XV, the next installment of SNK Corp.’s long-running, one-on-one team fighting franchise, which is coming soon to PS5, PS4, SeXBox, and Steam PC. Coming six years after KoF XIV, this latest KoF game continues the series’ tradition of pitting teams of martial artists against each

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“Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials” Coming Soon to PS4, Xbox One

On Thursday, publisher DANGEN Entertainment announced that Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials will be coming to both PS4 and Xbox One on 15 July. Released on Steam PC and Nintendo Switch in October 2020, Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is described as a “metroidvania” (or a nonlinear, 2D action adventure game for those who hate the metroidvania term). The game’s

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Psychological Horror “Dark Fracture” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2022

Game publisher Feardemic recently announced an agreement to publish Twisted II Studio’s first-person horror title Dark Fracture for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch. The game is tentatively scheduled for a late 2022 release, to include physical editions. Taking its horrific inspiration from Zdzisław Beksiński and H.R. Giger and featuring an Eternal Darkness-esque sanity meter, Dark Fracture

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“Arcade Archives Raiden” Available Today for Nintendo Switch and PS4

Hamster has announced that Raiden, the classic arcade shoot-em-up (or as we called it back in its day, a “shooter”), is available today (1 July) on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Seibu Kaihatsu in 1990, Raiden was the first game in the long-standing sci-fi shooter franchise. It was ported to

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Minimalist Platformer “Flatland Vol. 2” Now Available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Publisher QUByte Interactive has announced that the confusingly titled third installment of Minimol Games’ FLATLAND series is now available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and SeXBox. FLATLAND Vol.2 is a 2D platformer featuring colorful yet minimalist visuals. Here’s the official breakdown of FLATLAND Vol. 2 from QUByte: The third sequel in the FLATLAND series brings the most challenging

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“Cotton Reboot!” Releasing 20 July for Nintendo Switch, PS4

On Thursday, ININ Games announced that Cotton Reboot! will be released both digitally and physically on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch on 20 July in Europe, North America and Australasia (It’s been available in Japan since February). Developed by BEEP, Cotton Reboot! is a reimagining of the 2-D shoot-em-up originally released in arcades and later on the TurboGraphx CD and

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“Shingen Samurai-Fighter” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Hamster has announced that lesser-known arcade beat-em-up (slice-n-dice?) Shingen Samurai-Fighter is available today (24 June) on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Jaleco in 1988, Shingen Samurai-Fighter was later ported to the PC Engine (that’s the TurboGrafx-16 for us Western chaps). In Shingen Samurai-Fighter, 1-2 players take control of a pair

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Physical Release of Survival Horror RPG “Chernobylite” Coming to PS4

Video game publishers All in! Games and Perp Games recently announced that the upcoming sci-fi horror RPG Chernobylite will be getting a physical release on PS4. The physical version is set to launch simultaneously with the digital releases for both PS4 and Xbox One is slated for later this summer. The PC version is also currently on Steam Early Access

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Retro Swashbuckling Adventure “Pirate Pete” Now on Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Hamster has announced that lesser-known 80s arcade platformer Pirate Pete is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Taito in 1982, Pirate Pete is described as a “thrilling, white knuckle adventure” that will take the titular Pete through caves, ship decks, and the ocean itself to save a lovely

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“Hentai Vs. Evil” Censored on Consoles, Especially PlayStation Platforms

Axyos Games’ risqué third-person horde shooter Hentai Vs. Evil was released for PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch in May. Originally available on PC (via Steam), Hentai Vs. Evil features several fetching heroines who must save other cute girls from a demon invasion. While the Steam version of Hentai Vs. Evil features a fully nude mode (up, down & all around),

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New Trailer for “Spelunker HD Deluxe”; Physical Edition Preorders Open this Weekend

Strictly Limited Games recently released a new trailer for Spelunker HD Deluxe, a retro-inspired reimagining of TOZAI’s classic 80s platformer. Spelunker HD was originally released for PS3, but this new “Deluxe” edition for PS4 and Nintendo Switch features updated graphics and a new gameplay mode. Here’s a breakdown of the different game modes, followed by the new trailer. • Adventure:Players

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Zetsubou’s Visual Novel “Sable’s Grimoire” Coming to Consoles on 10 June

Publisher Gamuzumi recently announced that Zetsubou’s new visual novel game Sable’s Grimoire is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and SeXbox on 10 June. In Sable’s Grimoire, players assume the role of Sable, a young aspiring mage who is finally accepted into Amadronia Magic Academy. However, he is soon drawn into the daily drama of his demi-human (or

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“Hacha Mecha Fighter” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Switch Today

Hamster has announced that lesser-known 90s arcade shoot-em-up Hacha Mecha Fighter will be available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch today (3 June) as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by NMK in 1991, Hacha Mecha Fighter is described as an approachable side-scrolling shooting game that is easy to pick up and play, even for gamers who aren’t

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Tactical RPG “Empire of Angels IV” Coming to Consoles in June

Eastasiasoft recently announced that tactical RPG Empire of Angels IV will be coming later this June for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Despite its roots reaching back to 1993, this will be the first time that the Empire of Angels series will be available on home consoles. Developed by Softstar and inspired by Norse mythology, Empire of Angels IV

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“Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed” Headed West in July; New Trailer Released

XSEED Games has confirmed that the western release for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is now scheduled for 20 July 2021, exactly two months following the Japanese release. Standard editions of the game will be available digitally on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC (via Steam, GOG and the Humble Store) for $39.99. There are also multiple special editions of the

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Master Your Witchcraft and Triggery in Twin-Stick Shooter “Trigger Witch” this Summer

Game publisher Eastasiasoft recently announced that retro-inspired, twin-stick shooter Trigger Witch is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and SeXBox in summer 2021. The game will be available via each respective platform’s digital storefront, as well as in physical format thanks to PlayAsia. Developed by New Zealand studio Rainbite, Trigger Witch is set in a world “where magic

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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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