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Jaleco’s Arcade Puzzler “Soldam” Joins the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Soldam, the matching puzzle game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Jaleco in 1992, Soldam was later ported to the Japanese Game Boy in Japan and an updated version was released for PS4 and Nintendo Switch as Soldam: Drop,

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Kill Them With Fire! “Pop Flamer” Now on PS4, Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Pop Flamer, the single-screen 2D action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Jaleco in 1982 and later ported to the SEGA SG-1000 in 1983, Pop Flamer has never received an official release in western regions until now.

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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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WWII Shoot-Em Up “USAAF Mustang” Now Available for PS4, Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that USAAF Mustang, the 2D horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by UPL in 1990 and ported to the SEGA Mega Drive as Fire Mustang in 1991, USAAF Mustang has never received an official release in

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Story Trailer for “Naser: Son of Man” Shown at Gamescom

At Gamescom 2021, developer Enlightened Robot Entertainment released a new story trailer for Naser: Son of Man, the steampunk-inspired 2D run-and-gun game coming soon to PC, Xbox One, SeXbox, PS4, and PS5. You can check out the new Naser: Son of Man story trailer below, followed by a breakdown of the game via Niche Gamer: Story In the year 1875,

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“King of Fighters XV” Coming to Consoles, PC in February 2022

During the Gamescom Opening Night Live show, publisher Koch Media and SNK announced that King of Fighters XV is scheduled to release for PS5, PS4, SeXbox, and PC (via Steam) on 17 February 2022. This latest installment in the classic fighting game franchise features 39 characters, and it’s the first time that heroes from each KOF saga (Orochi, NESTS, and

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“Tales of Arise” Reportedly Uncensored on PlayStation, or Is Bandai Namco Lying Again?

Rumors have recently swirled around the Internet that Bandai Namco’s upcoming RPG Tales of Arise would be censored for its PS4 and PS5 release across all territories. The rumors originated from an anonymous poster on 4chan’s /v/ board, and many gamers found the post to be credible given Sony’s recent censorship of Japanese third party games on PlayStation. Here are

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Review: “Spelunker HD Deluxe” (PS4, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since tigers had sabers for teeth! Today, we’re going to dig deep into Spelunker HD Deluxe for Nintendo Switch and PS4,* a modern reimagining of the 1983 Spelunker game by Timothy G. Martin… sort of. Why “sort of”? Because Spelunker HD Deluxe actually takes more inspiration from

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Taito’s Martial Arts Action Game “Kurikenton” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Kurikenton, the side-scrolling, martial arts action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, Kurikenton (or sometimes “Kuri Kinton”) eventually saw a home release as part of the Taito Legends 2 compilation for PS2 and Xbox.

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Orthodox JRPG “Alphadia Genesis 2” Now Available on PS4, PS5

KEMCO has announced that Alphadia Genesis 2 is now available on the PS4 and PS5 as of today (that’s Friday, 6 August, to be precise). Beginning its life several years ago on iOS, Alphadia Genesis 2 is described as an “orthodox JRPG” that now features adjustable encounter rates, smartphone integration, and cross-buy between the PS5 and PS4 versions. Here’s the

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“Bio-Ship Paladin” Now Available on PS4, Switch via Hamster’s Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Bio-Ship Paladin, the 2D horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by UPL in 1990 and ported to the SEGA Mega Drive in 1991, Bio-Ship Paladin has never received an official release in western regions until

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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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