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Dragon’s Crown Pro Coming West on May 15th

Atlus has announced a May 15th release date for Dragon’s Crown Pro, the PS4 remaster of Vanillaware’s stylish PS3 beat-’em-up. This announcement comes the same week as it launches in Japan. The…

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Battle Chef Brigade Cooks Up A PC And Switch Release Date

Ever since it was announced, and I had the opportunity to play the demo before Indy PopCon, Battle Chef Brigade has been at the top of my list for games to…

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Regions of Ruin Hits Early Access October 5th

If you’ve been wondering what a 2D sidescrolling action take on Kingdom would look like, it appears that there may be an answer for you in the upcoming Regions of Ruin. In Regions of…

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Exile’s End – Quick Thoughts

Exile’s End is a lot of things, but one thing that it is not is unique. That is not necessarily a bad thing. That’s because Exile’s End is clearly meant…

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Nutaku Launches Side Scrolling Platformer Eroico

Nutaku celebrates love in the time of 16-bit with the launch of Kyrieru’s sexy side-scroller Eroico. The 2D platformer takes retro action to new places with an erotic take on…

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Nindies Showcase – Blaster Master Zero Blasts Off March 9

In the short announcement spree that was the Nindies Showcase today, Nintendo announced that Inti Creates will be bringing the venerated Blaster Master back to life on the Nintendo 3DS and…

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Rise & Shine Review – Mr. Freeman

There are few pleasures in gaming more potent than conquering a tough encounter through sheer endurance. If you can handle a game’s trial and error, succeeding after countless failed attempts…

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Earth’s Dawn Review – Alien Huntin’

Earth’s Dawn presents an interesting proposition. From developer oneoreight and Western publisher Rising Star Games, here is a game that attempts to fuse side scrolling, combo-driven combat, RPG-style skill with…

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The Bug Butcher Comes to Consoles Beginning October 18

Fans of Awfully Nice Studios’ Pang-like title The Bug Butcher have some exciting news to look forward to, as a press release from Triangle Studios has just announced that the…

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Earth’s Dawn Invades Consoles In November

Rising Star Games have announced today that developer oneoreight‘s 2D Beat’em Up, Earth’s Dawn, will be coming to PlayStation 4 on November 1st, and Xbox One on November 2nd, with…