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Dead Cells

The latest Dead Cells update Breaking Barriers has added a bunch of new options to improve overall accessibility as well as an assist mode.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

The Bloodstained team shares an updated roadmap discussing a new area, modes, and aesthetics.

the last faith

If you dig the spooky, gothic vibe from games such as Bloodborne, you'll want to keep an eye out for The Last Faith.

Terraria Mod Tools Modding Re-Logic Chicken Bones cover

Prominent Minecraft modder Chicken Bones has been hired by Re-Logic to work on Terraria mod tools such as tModLoader and tModPorter.

Terraria 1.4.3 Update Console Mobile cover

Terraria Update 1.4.3 is out now, bringing the Don't Starve Together crossover content and more to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android, and

The player exploring in Monster Sanctuary

It'll soon be time for the big Monster Sanctuary free DLC to land. The Forgotten World update is coming to the monster-rearing platformer this June.

Dead Cells

The Dead Cells Update Break the Bank includes a new optional biome in The Bank, three optional enemies, three new gold-based weapons, and more.

Miriam standing in front of a stained-glass window in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Artplay and 505 Games have confirmed the new Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night character: Aurora, the heroine from 2014's Child of Light.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Continuing from the beloved Hollow Knight, Hollow Knight: Silksong is its sequel that promises a new kingdom to explore and 150 foes to defeat.

Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea Release Date DLC cover

The Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea release date has been revealed: you'll be able to play this new Dead Cells DLC in early January 2022.

Dead Cells Hollow Knight Crossover cover

A Dead Cells Hollow Knight crossover has been announced and you can get Hollow Knight's sword when Dead Cells Update 26 launches next week.

Metroid Dread

It's a good time to be Nintendo, with Metroid Dread sales setting franchise records and the Nintendo Switch OLED sales propelling the console back on

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Crossover Character cover

A new Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night character is coming in the next update -- and this new hero will be part of a crossover with an as-yet-

Samus Aran in Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread is a great example of how Nintendo can effectively do horror games. See what makes the Nintendo Switch Metroid game so terrifying.

The game's title in front of a red planet

Metroid Dread is the return of the iconic 2D sci-action series after almost two decades. Our review of one of the best action-platformers of 2021.

Metroid Dread

For former MercurySteam employees that worked less than 25% of the time (a year or less) on Metroid Dread, they apparently aren't receiving credit

Samus facing down Kraid

The following is our guide to help you beat the iconic giant lizard boss from Metroid Dread Kraid without dying too much.

Metroid Dread Corpius First Boss

Use our guide to help Samus make quick work of Corpius, the first boss of Metroid Dread.

next Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Update Progress cover

ArtPlay has explained the delays on the next Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night update and teased some upcoming content for its Metroidvania game.

Metroid Dread Preview Image

Samus is ready for her next big adventure in Metroid Dread as she tracks down the last remnants of the X parasites from the GBA title, Metroid Fusion.

Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect Update cover

The Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect Update adds a Training Room, World Map, and more alongside some powerful buffs to help out new players.

A banner image announcing the new Blasphemous free DLC Wounds of Eventide

We're getting some Blasphemous free DLC in December, and to top it all off, a sequel has also been announced. It's coming in 2023.

Armoured figure crouching in the foreground with a monster in the background

At E3 2021, Yoshio Sakamoto said that Metroid Dread will be the end of the Metroid story arc, but what does that mean for the Metroid timeline and

Samus surrounded by red-eyed robots

Despite their work bringing Metroid back into people's minds and being behind the long-awaited sequel, does MercurySteam understand the tone of the

Metroid Dread's title on a black background

Nintendo have announced a brand new 2D Metroid Game is coming out this year for Nintendo Switch. It is titled Metroid: Dread.

The player framed by a giant's corpse in Dead Cells

A new Dead Cells update has entered its alpha testing phase. It brings new weapons and mutations, and you can check it out on Steam right now.

Mable and the Wood Key Art

Mable & The Wood is a Metroidvania styled game where you play as Mable, a young girl who was resurrected by a cult to hunt down great beasts.

Bloodstained Classic Mode release date cover

The Bloodstained Classic Mode has finally been locked in for next week, launching five new side-scrolling levels of content for fans of Bloodstained

A combat shot from Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight: Silksong is a highly anticipated metroidvania title that is coming later rather than sooner.

Ritual of the Night

A Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Classic Mode delay has been announced, meaning it won't release until January 2021.

Alwa's Awakening NES

While the homebrew scene is becoming more and more known, it's still weird to see developers announce what is essentially a port for their game to a

Dead Cells Fatal Falls cover

The Dead Cells Fatal Falls DLC has been announced, but you're going to have to wait to play it — it's not going to launch until sometime in early

Bloodless Bloodstained Update cover

The Bloodless Bloodstained Update has arrived, adding yet another playable character to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps screenshot

Nintendo always like to leave a surprise in there somewhere, don't they... For today's Nintendo Direct Mini, it was the reveal and release of Ori and

A boss fight in Blasphemous

The first DLC pack for side-scrolling Metroidvania game Blasphemous has been announced. Blasphemous: The Stir of Dawn will add a number of new

The main logo and artwork for Vigil: The Longest Night

Vigil: The Longest Night is an indie Metroidvania inspired by Salt and Sanctuary, Castlevania, and Taiwanese culture. You are Leila, the last member

The Brood Mother boss battle in Vigil: The Longest Night

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Vigil: The Longest Night

Developed by Glass Heart Games and published by Another Indie, Vigil: The Longest Night is a 2D action-adventure taking inspiration from Castlevania 

Koji Igarashi's game Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night has sold over a million copies

Koji Igarashi and ArtPlay's Metroidvania Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold over a million copies.

Bloodstained Zangetsu Mode slash cover

The Bloodstained Zangetsu character and Randomizer Mode will be arriving in an update this week, finally fulfilling s

Shinsekai: Into The Depths Review

Shinsekai: Into The Depths is a Metroidvania title from Capcom, originally released exclusively for Apple Arcade back in November of 2019.

Shinsekai: Into The Depths - Title Page

The land has been covered with ice, forcing mankind to take refuge in the ocean. Years have passed, but the all-consuming ice moves slowly but

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Seeds Preview Image

A collectible that you'll be coming across as you head through the world of Niwel in Ori and the Will of the Wisps are the m

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Trading Quest Preview Image

Side quests in games have always been a great way to distract players from the main objective. Getting a bit tired of saving the world or rescuing

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Midnight Burrows Bells Preview Image

Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been out for a few days, and while hunting through the land of Niwel, players might encounter a few roadblocks

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Review

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert once famously opined that video games couldn't be art.

The main key art for Dandara

Dandara is a Metroidvania platformer with a rather idiosyncratic take on platforming.