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Arcade-Inspired “Terror of Hemasaurus” Coming Soon to PC, Consoles

On Thursday, game publisher Digerati announced that Terror of Hemasaurus is coming to PC on 17 October, with console versions to follow in early December. Developed by Loren Lemcke (Super Blood Hockey), Terror of Hemasaurus is inspired by the arcade “smash ‘em ups” of the 1980s, especially that one… the one where you rampage through all those US cities… whatever

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A Humble Farmer Becomes the “One True Hero” This October

Publisher No Gravity Games recently announced that fantasy adventure One True Hero is coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation, and XBOX consoles on 20 October. Developed by Rat Cliff Games, One True Hero is described as a “quirky, epic action-adventure” starring a very unlikely hero. Here’s the official breakdown of One True Hero from the creators, followed by the latest trailer:

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1-Bit Adventure “UnderDungeon” Coming to PC, Consoles This Year

RedDeer.Games recently announced that their retro-inspired adventure game UnderDungeon is coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox and Steam PC sometime in 2022. Aside from the minimalist visual aesthetics, RedDeer also promises that one of the main selling points of UnderDungeon is its “good humor.” Pfeh! We’ll be the judge of that, thanks! Here’s the official breakdown of UnderDungeon from RedDeer.Games, followed

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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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Game Review: “Turrican Anthology Vols. 1 & 2” (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch)

ININ Games has once again set out to deliver the glories of gaming past to the huddled masses of modern gamers, this time choosing to do so with Turrican Anthology Volume 1 and Volume 2.* Stemming from the early 90s and consoles such as the Amiga, the SEGA Genesis and the Super Nintendo, the Turrican series hasn’t been as readily remembered

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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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“RimWorld Console Edition” Available Today on Playstation, Xbox

Game developer and publisher Double Eleven has announced that RimWorld Console Edition is now available (as of Friday, 29 July) for Playstation and Xbox consoles. Originally developed by Ludeon Studios, RimWorld Console Edition is a simulation game that puts players in control of the lives of three colonists. The game plays out differently depending on which of three AI story

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Classic Arcade-Inspired “Smoothcade” Coming to Steam PC, Consoles Later This Year

2Awesome Studio recently announced plans announces they will publish Smoothcade later this year for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and Steam PC. Developed by Joseph J., Smoothcade is a multiplayer puzzle-platformer inspired by classic “clear the screen” arcade games like Bubble Bobble, Snow Bros., and Dig Dug. Here’s the official breakdown of Smoothcade from 2AS, followed by the announcement trailer: Smoothcade

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Grim Fantasy “Ashen Knights: Foreshadow” Coming Soon to Consoles, Steam PC

Developer Baykal Arts recently announced the upcoming release of their overhead action game, Ashen Knights: Foreshadow. Described as a “Souls-like and hack’n’slash,” Ashen Knights: Foreshadow drops gamers in a grim fantasy world that had zero intention of holding your hand. According to Deniz, Ashen Knights: Foreshadow’s lead game designer: “Ashen Knights is an authentic combination of two complementary gameplays: souls-like

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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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Become the Mob in “Enemy of the State”; Coming to PC, Consoles in 2024

Publisher Movie Games recently announced that top-down shooter Enemy of the State is coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms in mid-2024. Developed by Brave Lamb Studio, Enemy of the State allows one or two players to explore the organized crime-infested world of the Prohibition era 1920s. Players take on the role of an aspiring mobster who commits crimes all

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Retro-Inspired Horror Game “Janitor Bleeds” Coming to Xbox on 1 June

Bonus Stage Publishing recently confirmed that retro-inspired horror game Janitor Bleeds is coming to Xbox platforms on Wednesday, 1 June. Developed by Korpus, Janitor Bleeds has been available via Steam PC since early April. Players explore a moody old arcade, drawn to a mysterious game, all the while horrors are lurking behind you… Here’s the official breakdown of Janitor Bleeds

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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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Fast-Paced Action RPG “Unsouled” Coming to Switch, Xbox and Steam PC on 28 April

On Monday, publisher NEOWIZ announced that Unsouled will be coming to Steam PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox GamePass on 28 April. Developed by the one-man developer at Megusta Game, Unsouled is a 2D action RPG boasting a high level of challenge, fast-paced gameplay, and a stylish pixel art visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Unsouled from NEOWIZ followed by

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Review: “Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition” (Xbox)

Originally created thanks to crowdfunding, Fat Panda Games’ 2D platformer Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition is making the jump from PC to consoles thanks to publisher Ratalaika Games.* The eternal battle between 2D and 3D has come to the peaceful Flat Kingdom. Now a brave warrior named Flat must venture into unfamiliar 3D landscapes to collect six magical jewels, rescue

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Japanese Folklore-Inspired Horror Game “Ikai” Now on PC, Consoles

Publisher PM Studios has announced that psychological horror game Ikai is now available on Steam PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Endflame, Ikai is inspired by Japanese folklore where players must use magical kanji to solve puzzles and confront “abominable demons.” The game landed a “Teen” rating though, so it can’t be too disturbing… can it? Here’s the

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Retro-Inspired Twin-Stick Shooter “Devastator” Now on PC, Consoles

On Friday, game publisher 2Awesome Studio (2AS) announced that the new twin-stick shooter Devastator is now available on Steam PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Featuring a blend of both retro and modern aesthetics, Devastator is an arcade-style shooter with vector-inspired graphics and a high-energy electronica soundtrack. Here is the official breakdown of Devastator from 2AS: SYSTEM initializing… Multiple virus

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Twin-Stick Tower Defense Game “Slaycation Paradise” Revealed at GDC

At GDC on Tuesday, Merge Games revealed Slaycation Paradise, a tongue-in-cheek genre mishmash that combines elements of twin-stick action and tower defense. Developed by Affordable Acquisition, Slaycation Paradise is currently planned to release sometime in 2022 for Steam PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Smart Delivery, and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official breakdown of Slaycation Paradise followed by the latest trailer: Passport?

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Bizarre Platformer “Will You Snail” Coming to PC, Consoles on 9 March

Publisher No Gravity Games recently announced that the unique action game Will You Snail will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and Steam PC on 9 March. Developed by one-man development team and YouTube personality Jonas Tyroller, Will You Snail is a platforming game where an evil AI can predict your movement, placing traps and obstacles in your way.

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Review: “Clockwork Aquario” (PlayStation 4)

Guess which video game now holds the Guinness Book of World Records title of “longest time between a video game project start and final release?” Okay, that’s an easy one since we’re reviewing the game, but yes, it’s Westone Bit’s Clockwork Aquario, which began development in 1991 as an arcade game, and is now finally being released for the Nintendo

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Review: “Gleylancer” (Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4)

Retro shoot ’em up aficionados have plenty to celebrate of late, given the increasing number of re-releases and collections of classic shooters recently landing on pc and consoles. The latest of these is Gleylancer (not Gley Lancer, ya’ dummy-dums!), a sci-fi horizontal shooter originally developed by Masaya and released for the SEGA Mega Drive in 1992 exclusively in Japan.* Now,

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90s Space Shooter “Gleylancer” Coming to Consoles on 15 October

On Wednesday, publisher Ratalaika Games announced that the horizontal scrolling, 2D shooter Gleylancer will be available on 15 October for PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefront. (Sorry, PC master race die-hards) Originally released in 1992 for the SEGA Mega Drive as a Japan-only exclusive, Gleylancer was also re-released via Nintendo’s now defunct Wii Virtual Console in

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Mothmen 1966 to be the First of a “Pixel Pulp” Trilogy

Cryptids sure are fashionable this year! On Tuesday, game publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio announced that Mothmen 1966 will be coming to Mac, Linux, PC (via Steam) Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox platforms in early 2022. Developed by a two-person team in Argentina, Mothmen 1966 is described as the first in a trilogy of “Pixel Pulp” visual

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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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The Black Orcs Are Coming to Cyanide’s Fantasy Strategy Game “Blood Bowl 3”

Game publisher Nacon and developer Cyanide have released a new trailer for Blood Bowl 3, this time featuring the Black Orcs, one of the new teams coming to the fantasy sports strategy game. You can check out the official overview of the new team below, followed by the Black Orcs announcement trailer. Tired of the amateur performance of the other

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Nosebleed Interactive’s Arcade Management Adventure “Arcade Paradise” Coming to PC, Consoles

Game publisher Wired Productions has announced Arcade Paradise, an arcade management game for PC and consoles. Developed by Nosebleed Interactive, Arcade Paradise is scheduled to release sometime in 2021 for Steam PC, Xbox One, SeXbox, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. You can check out the first Arcade Paradise trailer below, followed by a full breakdown of the game from Niche

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Xbox Acquires Exclusive Rights to Multiple SEGA IPs

According to renowned German gaming publication Der Weltspieler, Microsoft has inked an exclusive licensing deal with SEGA for timed distribution rights to several SEGA properties. Without further ado, here’s the list: Altered Beast Shinobi Jet Set Radio Virtual On Billy Hatcher (WTF?) According to Der Weltspieler, the exclusivity period is for a full six years (ending December 31, 2027). At

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