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“Hotshot Racing” Revives Retro Arcade Aesthetics on Modern Platforms

Publisher Curve Digital has announced that 90s throwback racer Hotshot Racing is coming to consoles and PC this Spring. Co-developed by Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Digital (Forza Horizon), Hotshot Racing should fit like a warm glove for fans of retro arcade racers such as Daytona U.S.A. and Ridge Racer. Here’s the official breakdown of the game from Curve Digital:

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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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“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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Sacred Symbol’s “Twin Breaker” comes to PS4, Vita in March

Not content to have the number one PlayStation podcast on the Internet, Sacred Symbols hosts Colin Moriarty and Chris Ray Gun are now prepped to make the jump from game commentary to development with Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure. The game is scheduled to release 24 March on PS4 and PS Vita for $9.99, and it will be cross-buy

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“Double Dragon & Kunio-kun” bundle confirmed for western release

On Wednesday, Arc System Works announced that the Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle will be heading to western Nintendo Switch and PS4 consoles on 20 February. There is currently no word on whether the PC or Xbox One versions will be coming west. The 18-game collection includes the original 3 Double Dragon games (the NES ports, not the

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Hypocrisy much? Sony’s “The Last of Us Part II” to feature nudity, sexual situations while third parties get censored

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) recently assigned Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II an M/17+ Rating. While this was completely expected for a violent zombie apocalypse game, the specific content descriptors indicate that The Last of Us Part II will feature both “Sexual Content” and “Nudity”. This may come as a surprise to those who have followed

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“Atelier Ryza” tracking to be best-selling game of the Atelier series

Publisher Koei Tecmo recently announced that Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide across all platforms since the game launched last year. That’s quite a girthy thicc stack of sales for a niche title. With those numbers, Atelier Ryza will very likely become the best-selling Atelier game in the series, overtaking 2015’s Atelier

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“Samurai Shodown” second DLC season takes shape

SNK Corporation has announced three of the four DLC fighters coming to Samurai Shodown second season: Mina, Sogetsu, and Iroha. All three are veterans of the Samurai Shodown series, while the fourth DLC character remains a mystery. You can check out the official character announcement trailer below. The reboot of SNK’s weapons-based fighter is currently available for Nintendo Switch (in

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Retro-inspired horror “Dawn of Fear” coming to PS4 in February

Good Game Publishing has announced that Spanish developer Brok3nsite’s retro-inspired horror game Dawn of Fear will release for the PS4 on 3 February via the PlayStation store. Dawn of Fear draws from the classic survival horror games of 90s, but Brok3nsite has indicated that they want they want to take full advantage of technology. According to Brok3nsite: “We wanted to

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Dark-themed RPG “Black Book” coming to PC, consoles in 2020

On Thursday, publisher HypeTrain Digital announced that Morteshka‘s card-based RPG adventure Black Book is scheduled to release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC later this year. HypeTrain also released an announcement trailer for the game, which will give you a sense of Black Book‘s gameplay and haunting themes. You can watch the trailer below, which is followed

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Digital Tales’ 2-D Metroidvania game “Bookbound Brigade” comes to life on 30 January

Publisher Intragames and developer Digital Tales have announced that their upcoming Metroidvania-style game Bookbound Brigade will be released on 30 January for Steam PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch priced at $19.99. Featuring a cast of characters including Dracula, Nikola Tesla and Sun Wukong the Monkey King, Bookbound Brigade combines fictional and historical personalities with a variety of storybook scenarios. Sounds

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“Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris” brings back “co-sleeping” events

As part of the “Sword Art Online New Year 2020 Special” livestream, Bandai Namco premiered a first look of the “co-sleeping” events in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. This revelation happily contradicts previous comments by Alicization Lycoris producer Yosuke Futami, who previously said the these events would not be included. Throughout the game, the main character Kirito has become quite

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“Mary Skelter 2” cleared for release in Australia fully uncensored

Game publisher Idea Factory has confirmed that their upcoming dungeon crawler title Mary Skelter 2 has been cleared for release in Australia by government’s Classification Board. The game was refused classification- effectively banned – last fall. The best part? According to Idea Factory, nothing in the game had to be altered or censored during the appeal process. Developed by Compile

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“Samurai Shodown” arrives on Nintendo Switch in February

According to a new listing on Nintendo’s website, the Switch version of Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits in Japan) will launch on 25 February in western territories. The reboot of SNK’s weapons-based fighter has been available to Japanese Switch owners since December 2019, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions released back in June 2019 (followed by Stadia in November 2019,

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SEGA files trademark for “Persona 5 Strikers”

Earlier this week, SEGA registered a trademark for Persona 5 Strikers, which is likely a sign that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be localized for a western release with an abbreviated title. As Rice Digital points out, other games in the Persona series have had their names shortened for releases outside of Japan. If indeed Persona 5 Strikers

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SNK to add Wan-Fu to “Samurai Shodown” on 18 December

On Sunday, SNK announced that series veteran Wan-Fu will soon be joining the character roster of Samurai Shodown as DLC. How soon? Try 18 December. Wan-Fu is available as part of the $19.99 Season Pass, or he can be purchased separately for $5.99. You can check out Wan-Fu’s gameplay trailer below. Samurai Shodown is published by Athlon Games and is

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Capcom announces Seth for “Street Fighter V: Champion Edition”

On Sunday, Capcom revealed that Seth will be joining the character roster of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition when it releases next February. You can check out Seth’s reveal trailer below. Formerly the final boss of Street Fighter IV, Seth has since downloaded his consciousness into a female Doll Unit, though one of Seth’s five costumes is his original male

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“Shantae and the Seven Sirens” delayed to spring 2020

Don’t break out those dancing hips just yet…. WayForward has announced that Shantae and the Seven Sirens will be in gamers’ hands sometime in spring 2020. This is the fifth game in the long-running, platforming-adventure series which began on the GameBoy Color in 2002. Seven Sirens was originally planned for release in late 2019. According to the announcement by WayForward

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Action/RPG “Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin” delayed to 2020

Featured in yesterday’s Nintendo Indie World showcase, Edelweiss’ upcoming action/RPG/farming simulation hybrid title Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been delayed to 2020. Published by XSEED, Sakuna game was previously scheduled for a worldwide release on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch in winter 2019. Below is the Nintendo Indie World showcase segment featuring Sakuna, followed by the official statement from

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Capcom blames “Devil May Cry 5” censorship on European law; are they covering for Sony?

Capcom recently responded to a customer inquiry regarding the censorship of Devil May Cry V, indicating that a brief glimpse of Trish’s posterior censored in the PS4 version of the game due to restrictions imposed by European law. A “day one” patch added a garish purple lens flare to about two seconds of a non-interactive cutscene, though the censorship was

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SEGA confirms “Bayonetta” & “Vanquish” remasters coming to PS4, Xbox One in February

As we reported last week, a remaster of the action/sci-fi game Vanquish was leaked on the Microsoft Store. Earlier today, SEGA has officially confirmed that remasters of both Vanquish and Bayonetta will indeed be coming to Xbox One and PS4 on 18 February 2020. Both games were originally developed by Platinum Games for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and this

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Playstation Store confirms existence of “Resident Evil 3” remake

Cover artwork for Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 (aka Biohazard 3) remake have surfaced on the PlayStation Store, confirming that the rumored project will indeed become a reality. This discovery was made by Gamstat, which tracks all new items added to the PlayStation Store. In addition, artwork for Capcom’s Project Resistance were also posted to the online store, confirming the one

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Square Enix launches mysterious “Nier” 10th anniversary website

Square Enix has launched a special NieR 10th anniversary website. There isn’t much to it at the moment, as currently the site features a 10th anniversary logo adorned with Emil’s grinning face, a link to the Square Enix Store, and an audio track featuring the NieR theme. The original NieR (aka NieR Gestalt) released in April 2010 for PS3 and

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Rumor: Capcom to release “Resident Evil 3 Remake” in 2020

According to reports received by VGC and YouTube gaming news channel Spawn Wave, Capcom intends to release a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis in 2020. This unconfirmed news is certainly plausible, as Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi has previously indicated that Capcom would consider releasing more Resident Evil remakes if fans “voice their enthusiasm” for them. Seeing as

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Tactical RPG “Arc of Alchemist” coming to the West in early 2020 for PS4, Switch

Earlier this week, Idea Factory International announced that that tactical action RPG Arc of Alchemist will launch in North America on 30 January 2020 and in Europe on 31 January 2020 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Of these, the European PS4 version is the only one that will receive a physical release. You can watch the latest trailer below, followed

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2D brawler “Fight’N Rage” arrives on PS4 in December

Seba Games Dev has announced that the PS4 version of Fight’N Rage will be released on 3 December. Priced at $19.99, Fight’N Rage is a retro-inspired beat-em-up that borrows from the best brawlers of eras gone by, such as Final Fight and Streets of Rage. Fight’N Rage has been available for Steam PC since 2017 and both Nintendo Switch and Xbox One since

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Koei Tecmo releases new trailer for “Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate”

On Thursday, publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force released a second trailer for Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate, an updated version of the latest installment of Koei Tecmo’s crossover action series which features characters from Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, and gods of ancient mythology. You can watch the new trailer for yourself below. Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is scheduled to release

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