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Lowtek’s “Parasite Pack” Coming to Consoles in July

Ratalaika Games recently announced that both Flea and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle will be coming to consoles on 1 July as the Parasite Pack. Created by Scottish developer Lowtek Games Studio, both Flea and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle are inspired by retro 80s arcade aesthetics and gameplay mechanics and designed for players of all ages. Here’s the official breakdown of both games

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Nichibutsu’s “Soldier Girl Amazon” Now on Nintendo Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that sci-fi shooter Soldier Girl Amazon is now available on Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. It is already available on PS4. Originally released in arcades by Nichibutsu in 1986, Soldier Girl Amazon is a vertical shooter that perfectly reflects the pop culture of the 80s. Players control a sword and

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Survive the Horrors of Indonesian Folklore in “DreadOut 2”; Coming to Consoles in July

Publisher Digerati recently announced that the horror adventure game in the form of DreadOut 2 will be coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles in July. Created by Indonesian developer Digital Happiness, DreadOut 2 is a third-person ghost hunting game inspired by Indonesian folklore and urban legends- as well as the first DreadOut game to come to consoles. Players take the

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Point & Click Adventure “Almost My Floor” Coming to Consoles in July

Dutch game developer Potata Company recently announced that Almost My Floor will be released on PS5, PS4, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch on 1 July. Unlike the name might suggest, Almost My Floor is not a dating simulator. In fact, it’s a terrifying point & click adventure set in a world of living nightmares. Hm… sounds like it could still

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Taito’s “Space Seeker” Joins the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that sci-fi shooter Space Seeker is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1981, Space Seeker is also available as part of the Taito Milestones collection, which we reviewed here. Space Seeker is a bizarre blend of three games in

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Physical Editions of “Heaven’s Vault” Now Available for Preorder Via Strictly Limited Games

Strictly Limited Games recently opened preorders for an exclusive limited edition of Heaven’s Vault for Nintendo Switch and PS4. Developed by inkle, Heaven’s Vault received a number of industry awards upon its initial release in 2019. The game itself is a unique blend of narrative and puzzle solving, as players traverse a network of moons and decipher a lost language.

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Review: “Wonder Boy Collection” (PS4, Nintendo Switch)

My personal Wonder Boy Collection is already complete, as I like to think of myself as one of the Wonder Boy series’ biggest fans. My very first game (outside of the pack-in Hang-On/Safari Hunt) was the original Wonder Boy for the Sega Master System. While my brother picked up Alex Kidd in Miracle World (wise beyond his years), and my

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First Gameplay Trailer for “Flashback 2” Revealed

At Summer Game Fest, Microids revealed the first gameplay teaser trailer for Flashback 2, a thirty-years-later sequel to Conrad Hart’s first sci-fi adventure. This new installment into the Flashback series (?) is being developed in collaboration with members of the original creative team, and will offer a similar blend of puzzle and action as the first game. Here’s the official

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Noir-Inspired Psychological Thriller “Loretta” Coming to PC, Consoles

On Tuesday, DANGEN Entertainment announced that their upcoming psychological thriller game Loretta is coming soon to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, as well as Steam PC. Inspired by film noir and featuring a minimalist, pixelated art style, Loretta puts players in the shoes of a 1940s woman who is driven to violence by betrayal and the unfaithfulness of her husband (stay

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“Jim Power: The Lost Dimension” Coming to Modern and Retro Consoles

QUByte and PIKO Interactive recently revealed that “cult classic” Jim Power: The Lost Dimension is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and the Super Nintendo, SEGA Genesis, and original NES. Originally released in 1993 under the title Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D, the game is a sci-fi side-scroller with a unique parallax scrolling effect and a punishing level of

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

Game publisher Hamster has announced that arcade puzzler game FLIPULL is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1989, FLIPULL (aka Plotting) received multiple home releases including the Nintendo Game Boy, NES, Commodore 64, and others. FLIPULL is an “easy to learn, hard to master”

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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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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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“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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“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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