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Bombservice Announces New “Momodora” Game, Trailer for 10th Anniversary

Game developer Bombservice has announced that a new installment of their flagship title Momodora is coming just in time for the series’ 10th anniversary. Momodora is a non-linear action/adventure series sometimes described as a “Metroidvania”. The first Momodora title was released for PC in August 2010, which was followed by three sequels and a “spiritual successor” titled Minoria, which is

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“Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited” Announced for Western Release on Nintendo Switch, PC

Publisher NIS America has announced that Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited is headed west via the Nintendo Switch and Steam PC sometime in 2021. Saviors of Sapphire Wings and Stranger of Sword City Revisited were both originally released for the ill-fated PlayStation Vita, and this is the first time that both games with all of their additional

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“Moon” for Nintendo Switch Coming West on 27 August

Onion Games has announced that Moon will finally receive its long-awaited western release on 27 August via the Nintendo Switch eShop with a physical version coming 15 October. Originally released for the Sony PlayStation in 1997 and already available on the Japanese eShop (and having nothing to do with the Nintendo DS game by the same name), Moon is a

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NIS America Launches Summer 2020 Sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop

Game publisher NIS America has launched the “Summer 2020 Sale” on the Nintendo Switch eShop, featuring steep discounts on several of their titles. Here’s the full list of games included: Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers $23.99 Disgaea 1 Complete $24.99 Disgaea 5 Complete $19.99 GOD WARS The Complete Legend $14.99 Happy Birthdays $19.99 Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk $24.99 Lapis

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“Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy” leaked by Australian Classification Board

Earlier this week, the Australian Classification board looks to have leaked Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy, the sequel to Koei Tecmo’s successful RPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (which ultimately became the highest selling title in the Atelier series). Dated 15 July, the listing from the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development

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Time-Bending RPG “Tower of Time” Now Available on Consoles

Indie game publisher Digerati Distribution and developer Event Horizon have released Tower of Time, a new RPG that puts an interesting time-bending spin on the traditional combat formula. During battles, the player can pause time to better plan a strategy, better control the field of battle, and reposition your party. One example provided by Digerati is the ability to “divide

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“Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate” Headed West for PC, Switch in 2020

Earlier this week during a New Game+ Expo live stream, Spike Chunsoft revealed that Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is headed for a Western release for both Steam PC and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. The Tower of Fortune and The Dice of Fate is the fifth main entry in the Shiren the Wanderer

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“Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2” Announced for Steam, Consoles

During the New Game+ Expo live stream on Tuesday, Inti Creates announced that Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 is coming soon for Steam PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Artplay and produced by Koji Igarashi, Curse of the Moon 2 brings fans another round of 2D action inspired by the classic Castlevania series. Series protagonist Zangetsu

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PiXEL Announces Greek Mythology-themed “Wing of the Asteria” for Switch, Steam PC

On a Monday, PiXEL announced Wing of Asteria, a new horizontal shooter inspired by ancient Greek mythology. While not much is known about the game, it will feature character designs and concept art by Shuzilow.HA (known for Gaiapolis and the Twin Bee series) and music by Kawagen of the Bandai Namco Studios Sound Team (Phelios, Burning Force). Here’s a look

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Sony Censors “Aokana” on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version to Remain Uncensored

On Thursday, publisher PQube Asia announced that their upcoming game Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue will be censored when it releases on PS4 in the west. Developed by Sprite and localized by NekoNyan, Aokana is a romance visual novel originally released in 2014, and has since been released uncensored across several platforms. However, due to Sony’s censorship policies put

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Impressions: “Gunpowder on the Teeth Arcade” (Switch, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re picking apart Gunpowder on the Teeth Arcade for the Nintendo Switch. While I would have preferred to do a full review, I’m limiting my thoughts to “impressions” as I didn’t finish the entire game… read on to see why. Do you love the smell of gunpowder in the morning? Gunpowder

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“Baroque: Original Edition” coming to Switch in 2020

On Thursday, game developer Sting Entertainment announced that they will be bringing Baroque to the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop in the form of Baroque: Original Edition. Baroque was originally released for the SEGA Saturn in 1998 and ported to PlayStation in 1999. A remake was later released for the PS2 (2007) and Nintendo Wii (2008) that included the option to

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Review: “Gunman Clive” (Switch/Wii U/3DS/Steam – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Gunman Clive, a retro-inspired side-scroller with a distinct sepia-tone aesthetic. Created by Swedish game creator Bertil Hörberg, Gunman Clive actually began its life as an Android mobile game. Thankfully, Hörberg ported the game to platforms that don’t require virtual buttons, starting with the Nintendo 3DS in December 2012. Get

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“Ion Fury” Now Available on Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Voidpoint and 3D Realms’ retro-inspired shooter Ion Fury is now on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One courtesy of publisher 1C Entertainment. Described as a spiritual successor to classic 90’s first-person shooters, Ion Fury runs on a modified version of the classic Build engine, giving the game a distinctive, throwback flair. The Ion Fury developers made headlines in 2019 for

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Review: “Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition” (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re going to pick apart Bracket Games’ Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition, a visual novel for the Nintendo Switch. Three Fourths Home tells the story of a young woman named Kelly who is talking to her family members over a cell phone as she drives to their home. If that doesn’t

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“Ancestors Legacy” coming to Switch in June

Developer Destructive Creations have announced that their real-time strategy title Ancestors Legacy is coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop in June, with a physical edition coming to selected retailers later in 2020. Ancestors Legacy features several campaigns inspired by actual historical events as players command a variety of armies from medieval-era Europe including Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Germans, and Slavs. Here’s the full

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“Monochrome World” coming 7 May to Switch, Steam PC; 20% discount with preorder (Monochrome May Special)

We love how everyone is getting in the Monochrome May spirit! Game publisher CFK has announced that their new action puzzler Monochrome World will release on Thursday, 7 May for both Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. If you pre-purchase the game via Steam or the Switch eShop, you can receive a 20% discount to celebrate the game’s launch (and to

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Lovecraftian terrors await in “Sunless Sea”, now available on Xbox One, Switch

Late last week, game publisher Digerati Distribution released Failbetter Games’ seafaring horror title Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition for both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official description of the game below: LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Sunless Sea is a Lovecraftian steampunk game set in an alternate Victorian London where you navigate a steamship through the deep

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“Jet Lancer” brings 2D dogfights to Switch, PC & Mac this May

Developer Armor Games Studios has announced that Jet Lancer will arrive on Nintendo Switch, Mac, and PC (via GOG and Steam) on 12 May for $14.99. Developed by Vladimir Fedyushkin and Nicolai Danielsen, Jet Lancer is a fast-paced 2-D shooter with a unique combination of bullet-hell and dogfighting, combining shades of Bangai-O, Defender, Choplifter, and (maybe?) even Asteroids. There’s also

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SEGA’s “G-LOC Air Battle” now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan

The dogfighting arcade classic SEGA Ages G-LOC Air Battle has landed on the Nintendo Switch and is available now via the Japanese eShop for ¥999 (about $9). Remember, the Switch is region-free, so even if you’re in a western territory you can create a Japanese account and download the game. You can check out the launch trailer below, which is

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“Megadimension Neptunia­ VII” coming to the Japanese Switch eShop 19 March

Earlier this week, Compile Heart announced that Megadimension Neptunia­ VII for Nintendo Switch will release on the Japanese eShop on 19 March. So far, there has been no confirmation of an English language release on Switch. Originally developed by Idea Factory for the PC and PS4, Megadimension Neptunia­ VII is the latest installment of the long-running JRPG series featuring characters

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“Bleed Complete Bundle” now available on Nintendo Switch at a steep discount

Publisher Digerati has released Bleed Complete Bundle on Nintendo Switch at a special launch price of $4.19 (85% off). The bundle includes both Bleed and Bleed 2, which are action-platformers with a focus on “stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay.” You can check out the launch trailer below, followed by the official announcement from Digerati: All the air-dashing, bullet-dodging,

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“Void Terrarium” coming west this summer to Nintendo Switch, PS4

Publisher NIS America has announced that void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium (Yep, that’s the actual name) will release in Western territories in summer 2020. Void Terrarium is a roguelike RPG developed by Nippon Ichi Software and is already available in Japan. You can watch the trailer below, followed by the official breakdown of the game. /* In a world contaminated with

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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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Gloriously violent shooter “Ruiner” coming soon to Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Devolver Digital has announced that Reikon Games’ Ruiner is coming “soon” to the Nintendo Switch. Originally released for PS4, Xbox One and Steam PC in 2017, Ruiner is an overhead action/shooter designed expressly for a mature audiences (that’s 17+ years old, kids). Here is the breakdown of Ruiner taken from the game’s Steam page: RUINER is a brutal

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“Spirit of the North” coming to Nintendo Switch, PC this Spring

Merge Games recently announced that Infuse Studio’s adventure game Spirit of the North will be coming to both Windows PC and Nintendo Switch this Spring. Originally released in 2019 for PS4, Spirit of the North is a 3rd-person puzzle adventure game inspired by Nordic lore. Players control a red fox who must assist the guardian of the Northern Lights as

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