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Narrative Adventure “Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo” Arrives on Consoles

On 4 October, Microids released the console versions of Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo. Developed by Pendulo Studios, Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is a narrative adventure game loosely based on the classic Hitchcock movie. The game is described as “a disturbing investigation inside the human mind.” Keen. Here’s the official breakdown of Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo from Microids, followed by the

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Grim Adventure “A Plague Tale: Requiem” Coming to PC, Consoles 18 October

Game publisher Focus Entertainment is all set to release A Plague Tale: Requiem, the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, for both PC and consoles on 18 October. Developed by Asobo Studio, A Plague Tale: Requiem is a supernatural adventure that follows a young woman and her little brother as they survive the Black Plague in 14th Century France. Here’s

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The Suck and Blow Mechanic Returns in “Shatter Remastered Deluxe” Coming Soon to Consoles, PC

PikPok recently announced that brick-breaking Shatter Remastered Deluxe is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, SeXbox, Xbone, Windows PC, macOS, and Steam PC on 2 November. Originally released in 2009, this newest version of Shatter features 4K visuals, enhanced visual effects, and an upgraded 5.1 soundtrack. Of course, the celebrated “suck and blow” mechanic also makes its glorious return! (*Snick!*)

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Vulpine Adventure “Trifox” Coming to PC, Consoles in October

Publisher Big Sugar recently announced that Vulpine adventure Trifox arrives next month on Switch, Xbox, and PC with PlayStation versions to follow. The maiden game by Belgian developer Glowfish Interactive, Trifox is described as a “fun-filled, action-packed adventure” inspired by classic 3D platformers such as Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank. Players take control of the titular Trifox, who is

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“Police Simulator: Patrol Officers” Now Available to Preorder on Playstation, Xbox

Game publisher astragon Entertaiment recently announced that Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is now available to digitally preorder on PS4, PS5, Xbone und SeXbox, with a full release on 10 November. Developed by Aesir Interactive, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers puts players in control of a rookie police officer who starts off writing parking tickets and increasingly takes on more challenging law

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“Ion Fury” Sequel “Phantom Fury” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2023

Publisher 3D Realms recently announced a new first-person shooter Phantom Fury is coming to PS5, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC sometime in 2023. Developed by Slipgate Ironworks, Phantom Fury is a follow-up to 2020’s Ion Fury, starring that game’s heroine, Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison. This new game is still an “action-packed adventure” in a sci-fi setting, but this time with a

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New Trailer for 110 Industries’ Slasher/Shooter “Wanted: Dead”

110 Industries recently released a new trailer for its brutal hack ‘n slash action title, Wanted: Dead. The trailer shows off the game’s swordplay mechanics, mini-games, and stylish finishing moves. Here’s the official breakdown of the game, followed by the latest trailer: Wanted: Dead 110 Industries and Soleil’s new hybrid slasher/shooter, from the makers of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or

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“Formula Retro Racing: World Tour” Coming to Consoles in December

Developers Repixel8 and CGA Studio Games recently announced that Formula Retro Racing: World Tour is coming to the Xbone, SeXbox Series S | X, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch on 14 December. As the latest entry in the Formula Retro Racing series, World Tour combines classic arcade-style gameplay with a low-polygon visual aesthetic to create a neo-retro, 90s-style racing experience.

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“Operation Wolf Returns” Announced at Tokyo Game Show

This week at the Tokyo Game Show, publisher Microids announced that a revival of the classic arcade game Operation Wolf is coming soon to both PC and consoles. Originally released in 1987 by Taito, Operation Wolf is an arcade game shooter complete with a gun (an uzi, if I remember right) mounted to the cabinet. The 80s were awesome. You

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Southern Gothic Adventure “NORCO” Coming to Consoles in October

Indie game publisher Raw Fury recently announced that the point-and-click narrative adventure NORCO is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox on 20 October. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass. Developed by game dev collective Geography of Robots, NORCO is described as a “Southern Gothic” narrative set in a pixel-art recreation of Southern Louisiana. Here’s the

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90s Fossil “Radical Rex” Resurfaces for Modern Consoles

In 1994, a couple of years after words like “radical”, “gnarly” and “tubular” had gone out of vogue, Activision unwisely released an action platformer under the title Radical Rex for Super Nintendo, SEGA Genesis and SEGA CD. Fast-forward a few decades, and QUByte Interactive and PIKO Interactive have announced that Radical Rex is back – available today (8 September) for

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Paper RPG “The Outbound Ghost” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2022

Like Paper Mario – but everyone is dead. Publisher Digerati recently announced that the new “paper RPG” The Outbound Ghost will be released on 21 September for Steam and other PC storefronts for $19.99. A digital console release for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox is expected later in 2022. Developed by Conradical Games, The Outbound Ghost is described

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“New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja” First Gameplay Trailer

Microids recently pulled back the curtain on New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja by releasing the very first gameplay trailer. Originally developed by Data East, New Joe & Mac is a remastered version of the 1991 arcade game. This revamped release will include updated visuals, additional modes, and an extended story mode. Here’s the official breakdown of New Joe &

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Pixel-Art Brawler “Slaps and Beans 2” Coming Soon to Consoles

ININ Games recently announced that 2-D brawler Slaps and Beans 2 will be coming to consoles sometime in 2023. Developed by Buddy Productions and Trinity Team, Slaps and Beans 2 is the sequel to the irreverent first game starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The game was successfully crowdfunded in 2021, and will feature an improved combat system and the

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Anthropomorphic Brawler “Jitsu Squad” Coming to Consoles Later This Year

ININ Games recently announced that 2D beat ‘em up Jitsu Squad is scheduled to release later this year for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 (in both digital and physical format). A digital-only release for Xbox is planned for a later date. Developed by Tanuki Creative Studio, Jitsu Squad is a fast-paced brawler featuring unique character designs, colorful graphics, and both

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Retro-Inspired Runner “Chameneon” Coming to Consoles on 18 August

What’s happened to Gex?! On Monday, QUByte Interactive announced that Chameneon will be released on 18 August for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox. Developed by Burning Goat Studio, Chameneon is a 2D platformer/runner with a stylish aesthetic inspired by retro pixel art. Here’s the official breakdown of Chameneon from QUByte: Chameneon is a 2D platformer/runner game with an

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Fruity Adventure “Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories” Coming Soon to PC, Consoles

Behold, the power of mElOnS! Publisher XSEED Games recently released more details for its upcoming multiplatform title, Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories. Developed by independent studio Froach Club, Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories is a retro-inspired adventure featuring a visual aesthetic similar to a 1980s monochrome computer screen or a Nintendo Game Boy. The world of Melon Journey is populated by fruity

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Lighthearted Sci-Fi Cloning Adventure “Overloop” Coming Soon to Consoles, PC

On Wednesday, indie game publisher Digerati announced plans to release the futuristic sci-fi puzzle-platformer Overloop on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox. Developed by Charge Games, Overloop is described as “a light-hearted adventure set in a dark future where big brain scientists create a cloning gun.” The game begins when this weapon is mass produced and made commercially

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Arcade-Style Shooter “After Wave: Downfall” Now on Xbox; Coming Soon to PlayStation, Switch

Indie game developer and publisher 7 Raven Studios recently announced that After Wave: Downfall is now available on Xbone and SeXbox, is coming soon to Nintendo Switch on 4 August, and finally to PS4 and PS5 on 5 August. After Wave: Downfall is a vertically scrolling, arcade-style shooter set in a sci-fi world decimated by a great flood. One or

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Fantasy RPG “Gale of Windoria” Coming to PC, Consoles in August

On Thursday, KEMCO announced that Gale of Windoria is planned to release for Steam PC, Nintendo Switch and Playstation consoles on 4 August, and Xbox consoles on 3 August. Originally released on mobile platforms, Gale of Windoria is a turn-based fantasy RPG with a retro-inspired pixel art aesthetic. Here’s the breakdown of Gale of Windoria from KEMCO, followed by the

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Game Review: “Avenging Spirit” (Nintendo Switch)

Upon first hearing about Avenging Spirit, I immediately thought of an old GameCube game called Geist. Ever play that one? Well, the gist is, you play as a ghost who possesses enemies and then uses their individual abilities to progress. Definitely a similar concept to Avenging Spirit, but after playing through it, I am more reminded of the old SEGA Genesis game, Kid Chameleon.

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QUByte Brings the “Thunderbolt Collection” to Consoles on 4 August

Earlier this week, QUByte Interactive and PIKO Interactive announced that classic shoot ‘em up compilation QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox on 4 August. Originally developed by PIKO, the Thunderbolt titles are vertical scrolling 2D space shooters akin to Raiden and Truxton. Here’s the official breakdown of QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection,

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Puzzle Platformer “Bricky to Me” Coming to Consoles on 21 July

Game publisher QUByte Interactive recently announced that a new puzzle platformer Bricky to Me will release on 21 July for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox. Developed by IdunaSoft, Bricky to Me puts players in control of a brave knight who must overcome a series of randomized, 2D environments. Plus, there’s a kitten. Here’s the official breakdown of Bricky

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Atari’s “Yars: Recharged” Coming to PC, Consoles in August

Atari recently announced the next game in their Recharged series: Yars: Recharged. The game is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch, Atari VCS, Stadia (really?) and PC (via Epic and Steam). Like the other games in Atari’s Recharged series, Yars: Recharged is made in collaboration with developers Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox. The game is a modern interpretation of

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Genre-Bending Visual Novel “Long Live the Queen” Coming to Consoles on 12 July

Publisher Ratalaika Games recently recently announced that Long Live the Queen will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox on 12 July. Developed by Hanako Games, Long Live the Queen is described as an “eye catching visual novel” that blends elements of RPG, strategy and simulation into the standard visual novel mechanics. Here’s the official breakdown of

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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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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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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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