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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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Fantasy RPG “Worth Life” Coming to Nintendo Switch in July

On Monday, Hakama Inc. announced that their upcoming fantasy RPG title Worth Life is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 14 July. Along with a unique 2D perspective, Worth Life combines aspects of town-building and farming simulators with other RPG mechanics, all with a cute, colorful visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Worth Life from Hakama, followed by the

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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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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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“Him & Her Collection” Coming to Consoles, PC on 23 June

On Tuesday, game publisher QUByte Interactive announced that Him & Her Collection will be coming Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Steam PC on 23 June. Developed by Game Nacional, Him & Her Collection includes three gravity-bending puzzle platformers with a minimalist visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Him & Her Collection from QUByte: Him & Her Collection

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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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Cyberpunk Noir RPG “Gamedec“ Coming to Nintendo Switch in July

Indie game publisher Untold Tales recently announced that the “cyberpunk noir detective RPG” Gamedec is coming to Nintendo Switch on 1 July. Developed by Anshar Studios, Gamedec was originally released on PC IN 2021. The game is set in dystopian cyberpunk Warsaw City, where players take on a narrative detective adventure reminiscent pen and paper RPGs. Here’s the official breakdown

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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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Review: “Samurai Riot” (Nintendo Switch)

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Konichiwa, bitches. Today we’re going to take a look at Samurai Riot, an co-op, arcade-style brawler developed by Wako Factory and published by Hound Picked Games. Enough setup! Ikso! (いくそ!) Samurai Riot takes place in a time of political unrest. You play as one of two warriors loyal to the master: the Tsurumaru (つるまる) the samurai and Sukane (すかね) the kunoichi (くのいち). Sorry readers,

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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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Review: “Remote Life” (Nintendo Switch)

Have you ever played R-Type? That’s what I thought when I first saw Remote Life.* However, other than the fact that it is a horizontal-scrolling shooter with space ships, Remote Life offers up a pretty different experience. It also does quite a lot of things right, but the mechanics don’t quite stick the landing (even in zero gravity). But first, the

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Full Version of Roguelike RPG “TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity” Now on Switch, Steam PC

As of today (2 June), Playism has officially launched the full, 1.0 release of TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity on Steam and Nintendo Switch. TOKOYO is a “2D roguelike action-platformer set in a regenerating tower”, and there are plenty of additions and updates for those who may have already played the game via Steam Early Access. Here’s the official breakdown

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Adventure RPG “Meg’s Monster” Coming this Fall to Switch, Steam PC

Japanese indie developer Odencat recently announced that their upcoming family-friendly RPG Meg’s Monster will be coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam this fall. Meg’s Monster is a narrative-driven adventure featuring turn-based battles and a throwback pixelated art style. The game tells the story of two unlikely friends, one a “nigh-invincible monster” and the other a “fragile human child with strange

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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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Open-World Adventure “2021: Moon Escape” Coming to Nintendo Switch and Original Game Boy

Retro publisher Incube8 Games and indie developer Mike Yamato recently announced that 2021: Moon Escape is coming soon to Nintendo Switch eShop. The game is an open-world adventure featuring minimalist retro aesthetics and a fully developed sci-fi story. Here’s the official breakdown of 2021: Moon Escape from Incube8 Games: Set in a galaxy devastated by an unprecedented war, you will

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Card-Battling Adventure “Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition” Now on Nintendo Switch

Indie game developer Gambrinous has officially launched Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition the Nintendo Switch eShop. Guild of Dungeoneering is a card-battling, fantasy dungeon crawler, while this Ultimate Edition is described as a “major remaster of the original game”, boasting new quests, monsters, classes, weapons and loot. Plus, all of the DLC is bundled together in this Nintendo Switch version.

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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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Retro-Inspired 3D Platformer “Lunistice” Coming this Fall to Nintendo Switch and PC

DECK13 recently announced that the upcoming 3D platformer Lunistice is scheduled to release on 2 September for PC and Nintendo Switch. Developed by A Grumpy Fox, Lunistice is inspired by the 32-bit platformers of the 1990s like those in the SEGA Saturn and the original Playstation. Here’s the official breakdown of Lunistice from DECK13, followed by a trailer showcasing some

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Underwater Adventure “Silt” Announced for Nintendo Switch

Publisher Fireshine Games has announced that their 2D adventure title Silt is coming to Nintendo Switch in June 2022, right alongside the previously announced Steam PC version. Developed by Spiral Circus, Silt is an atmospheric puzzler set in a black and white, underwater world. Here’s the official breakdown of Silt from Fireshine Games: Silt is a surreal underwater puzzle-adventure game.

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World War II Narrative Adventure “Attentat 1942” Coming to Nintendo Switch on 12 May

Over the weekend, Charles Games announced that their narrative adventure Attentat 1942 is scheduled to release for Nintendo Switch on 12 May. The game has been available on Steam PC since 2017. Set in World War II Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic/Czechia (it’s hard to keep up for old guys like me), Attentat 1942 puts players in the grip of terror from Nazi

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Mecha RPG “Wolfstride” Coming to Nintendo Switch on 10 May

We at The Splintering love it when people get into the Monochrome May spirit, so we were especially happy to see game publisher Raw Fury and developer OTA IMON Studio join in on the festivities by announcing the release date for Wolfstride on Nintendo Switch. It’s 10 May. Originally announced in 2020, Wolfstride has been available for PC (via Steam

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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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Visual Novel/Racer Hybrid “Nirvana” Coming to Nintendo Switch on 6 May

On Thursday, publisher RedDeer.Games announced that the futuristic racing/visual novel hybrid is coming to Nintendo Switch tomorrow, 6 May. Developed by Dev9k, Nirvana is inspired by scifi anime of the 1980s. It is actually a new version of Nirvana: Pilot Yume, but this console edition is “tailored to the preferences of players who love the retro vibes and deep stories

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Bullet Hell Dungeon Crawler “Wildcat Gun Machine” Now Available on PC, Consoles

On Wednesday, publisher Daedalic Entertainment released Wildcat Gun Machine for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam, Epic, GOG). Developed by Australian developer Chunkybox Games, Wildcat Gun Machine is described as a “bullet hell dungeon crawler” with a story and enemy designs inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft. It is also my understanding that there are guns, too.

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