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Celeste Creator's Ambitious New Game Earthblade Delayed Beyond 2024

Celeste studio Extremely OK Games has announced that Earthblade, its upcoming pixel art Metroidvania platformer, has been delayed beyond 2024. In a March 2024 update posted on its official website,…

March 28, 2024 | 09:27 EDT

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Animal Well Release Date Announced for PC, PS5, and Nintendo Switch

Today Billy Basso and Bigmode Games announced a release date for their stylish pixel art game Animal Well.  The game will release on on May 9 for PC, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. The price has also…

March 17, 2024 | 07:35 EDT

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Dead Cells Developers Confirm End of Major Updates After Next Content Drop

Dead Cells updates will come to an end after the next major content drop, developers Evil Empire and Motion Twin have revealed. In a new post on the game's official Steam page, Motion Twin says that…

February 9, 2024 | 09:39 EST

Miriam from Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night dressed up as Shantae in the game's new crossover DLC

Free Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Shantae DLC Will Let You Dress as the Half-Genie Hero

505 Games and ArtPlay have announced new Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night crossover DLC that will allow you to dress as everyone's favorite half-genie hero. Per an official announcement on the game…

February 5, 2024 | 11:26 EST

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Animal Well Preview - It's Feeling Magical

One thing to know about PAX demo stations is that these games are (usually) all running on some sort of PC configuration. What stood out to me when approaching the Animal Well booth at PAX West, then…

September 5, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

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Dead Cells Update 35 Enters Alpha Stage, Brings New Curse Weapons And More

Dead Cells update 35 is officially alpha form, at least. It brings new elements for the iconic Curse mechanic, as well as new legendary affixes and more. Naturally, you can only access the…

August 28, 2023 | 08:51 EDT

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Blasphemous 2 Review - Second Verse

The original Blasphemous was a gorgeous, richly detailed Metroidvania full of labyrinthine pathways to explore and grotesque religious imagery to make even the most determined atheist feel like…

August 17, 2023 | 08:46 EDT

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From "Horny Party Game" Doomsday Paradise to Evotiction, Astrolabe Presents Tons of Games at Bitsummit

Astrolabe Games hosted a presentation at Bitsummit Let's Go! in Kyoto, showcasing its upcoming lineup of charming indie games.  We start with the top-down shooter Zombie Soup, developed by AeonSparx…

July 15, 2023 | 01:56 EDT

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Dead Cells PS5 Release Date Revealed, PS4 Owners Can Upgrade Free

Motion Twin has announced the Dead Cells PS5 release date. You'll be able to get your hands on the roguelite Metroidvania hack-and-slash platformer on Thursday (yes, that's this Thursday), and it'll…

June 27, 2023 | 10:40 EDT

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Dead Cells Animated Series In The Works, Coming In 2024

Motion Twin has revealed that a Dead Cells animated series is in the works. The series is set to air in 2024 and will adapt elements of the game into a narrative format, becoming available first in…

June 14, 2023 | 10:13 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Preview

I had the opportunity to play Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown at a Ubisoft event as part of Summer Game Fest.  It’s been over a decade since we last saw an entry in the Prince of Persia franchise,…

June 13, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Disney Illusion Island Preview

While at Summer Game Fest I had the chance to try out Disney Illusion Island, the new cooperative platformer from Dlala games. Starring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy, it’s a wholesome trip down…

June 12, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Dead Cells Sales Pass 10 Million, Updates Planned Through 2025

Roguelite Metroidvania platformer Dead Cells has managed to sell 10 million copies, developers Evil Empire and Motion Twin have announced. As you might expect from such a successful indie hit, the…

June 5, 2023 | 10:18 EDT

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How to Build a Ship in Farworld Pioneers

In this guide, we'll tell you how to Build a Ship in Farworld Pioneers and what you need to do to get all of the parts you need to Build it! When you first start playing Farworld Pioneers, you'll be…

May 30, 2023 | 11:28 EDT

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How to Get a Gun in Farworld Pioneers

In this guide, we'll tell you how to get a Gun in Farworld Pioneers so you can protect your Colony from Raiders and dangerous wildlife! You'll only have a cheap revolver at the very beginning of…

May 30, 2023 | 11:28 EDT

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Farworld Pioneers Colony Guide

Our Farworld Pioneers Colony Guide will tell you how to set up a Colony, how to get more Colonists, how to equip your Colonists, and more! Quicklinks: How to Set Up a Colony | How to Get More…

May 30, 2023 | 11:28 EDT

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Farworld Pioneers Farming Guide

Our Farworld Pioneers Farming Guide will teach you the basics of growing Food -- and we'll also tell you the best Crops to grow! Once you have a handle on the basics of Farworld Pioneers, you're…

May 30, 2023 | 11:28 EDT

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Farworld Pioneers Research and Unlocks Guide

In this Farworld Pioneers Research Guide, we'll tell you how Research Works, how to unlock more Research, and the best way to Research new technology! Your first Colony will be pretty basic at the…

May 30, 2023 | 11:28 EDT

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Farworld Pioneers Crafting Guide

This Farworld Pioneers Crafting Guide will tell you how to Craft all of the items at the game -- and which Workbenches you'll need to make them! Once you've got a handle on the gameplay basics of…

May 30, 2023 | 11:28 EDT

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Farworld Pioneers Starter Guide

Our Farworld Pioneers Starter Guide will tell you everything you need to know to get started with this game and make your way to the first boss fight! Quicklinks: HUD Explanation | Starter Guide | F…

May 30, 2023 | 11:27 EDT

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Hollow Knight: Silksong Delayed Beyond The First Half Of 2023

Can a game be delayed if it never technically had a release date? In the case of Hollow Knight: Silksong, it looks like the answer, unfortunately, is yes. Team Cherry has announced that the long-…

May 10, 2023 | 08:55 EDT

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Farworld Pioneers Release Date and Pricing Announced

Today indie developer Igloosoft shared with TechRaptor the pricing of the upcoming open-world sci-fi sandbox game Farworld Pioneers. The game will be priced at $15 when it releases simultaneously on…

May 4, 2023 | 12:20 EDT

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Painterly Adventures Itorah And Xel Make Their Way To Consoles

Assemble Entertainment has announced that Xel and Itorah, two of its most "visually stunning" adventures, have been released on consoles. Previously only available on PC, they're both now on certain…

April 21, 2023 | 11:02 EDT

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The Last Case of Benedict Fox Shows Intriguing Combat Mechanics in New Trailer

Rogue Games and Polish developer Plot Twist released a new trailer of their upcoming Metroidvania game The Last Case of Benedict Fox. This time around, we get to take a look at the combat gameplay…

April 5, 2023 | 05:44 EDT

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Elderand Review

Not every game can change the world. It's the fate of some games simply to offer an experience that's "good enough", one that may never challenge the kings of its genre for their thrones but which…

February 16, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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Curse Of The Sea Rats Release Date Sets Sail For April

Prepare your finest pirate cutlass, because we have a Curse of the Sea Rats release date. The upcoming "Ratoidvania" (surely Ratroidvania, no?) is launching on April 6th and offers a classic…

January 24, 2023 | 09:11 EST

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Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC Sneak Peek Released

Motion Twin and Evil Empire have released a throwback teaser trailer that gives us a sneak peek of the upcoming Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC.  This upcoming DLC will be the biggest content…

January 19, 2023 | 04:28 EST

A peacock stands atop several shelves of items in Animal Well, the first project from Dunkey's publisher Bigmode

Dunkey's Publisher Bigmode Announces Its First Project

Bigmode, the publisher set up by gaming content creator Dunkey (also known as videogamedunkey), has announced its first project. Animal Well is a 2D Metroidvania platformer with echoes of …

January 9, 2023 | 08:02 EST

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Ghost Song

Ghost Song is a grim metroidvania where you explore the overgrown moon Lorian as a newly-awakened "Deadsuit". It's ready for combat, but appears to be missing any memories of how it ended up in this…

December 26, 2022 | 06:20 EST

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The Knight Witch

The Knight Witch is a 2D metroidvania, where Rayne becomes a Knight Witch capable of wielding weapons and magic in tandem. By taking on different foes — including the invading fleet of War Golems —…

December 26, 2022 | 02:33 EST

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The Knight Witch Review

The thing about the bullet hell sub-genre of shmups is that it operates on a tried-and-true rule of “if it ain’t broke, don’t break it”. These are titles that have seen endless exercises in skill-…

November 28, 2022 | 08:00 EST

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Dead Cells Everyone Is Here Vol. 2 Update Adds More Indie Crossovers

A second Dead Cells Everyone Is Here update has arrived, and it's adding yet more indie crossovers from some of the most beloved games around. This time, it's the turn of games like Shovel Knight, …

November 7, 2022 | 11:19 EST

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Ghost Song Review

The Metroidvania style of game is one of the oldest, but it's also one of the trickiest. It has to be structured in such a way as to avoid tedium while still providing a nice degree of challenge.…

November 1, 2022 | 01:08 EDT

Screenshot from of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, where the player stands within the castle and it tells the player what the objective is: Jump, slash and dash your way through the castle.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Handheld Port Unearthed

Footage of a Castlevania: Symphony of the Night handheld port that was never released has surfaced, and it has us pretty pumped, to say the least. The video brings back memories that we didn't even…

October 24, 2022 | 11:51 EDT

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Dead Cells Boss Rush Update in Alpha Testing

More and more content is being packed into the highly-rated pixelated rogue-lite, as the Dead Cells Boss Rush update is now in alpha testing. The update notes via Steam show more unlockables, a brand…

September 19, 2022 | 03:23 EDT

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La-Mulana Director To Revive A Classic Konami Game

In what may be one of the more interesting stories you read today, Konami has just announced that after a year they've chosen the winner of their contest that would bring back one of their old IP's.…

September 19, 2022 | 10:18 EDT

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9 Years of Shadows Release Date Finally Revealed For Steam

One of my favorite times of the year is E3, or the period of time that used to include E3, This year at the Summer of Gaming event 9 Years of Shadows showed off a beautiful trailer mixing together…

August 26, 2022 | 03:28 EDT

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Journey Crossover Coming Soon

In a very interesting and odd turn of events, a Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Journey crossover has been announced. The release date for this update is set for August 23, 2022, and there are some…

August 19, 2022 | 03:15 EDT

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Dead Cells Enter The Panchaku Update Adds Cooking Based Weapon and Other Fixes

The Dead Cells Enter The Panchaku update is here, and there are some really neat features for fans to check out. Between bug fixes, the legendaries system rework, and new additions to the weapons and…

August 3, 2022 | 04:31 EDT

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Dead Cells Roadmap for 2022 Announced

The developers at Motion Twin have announced several exciting new updates and features coming to Dead Cells both this year and next. With more weapon rebalances, the reworking of the legendary system…

July 18, 2022 | 01:39 EDT

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Top 7 PlayStation Plus Premium Metroidvanias

PlayStation Plus Premium has a wealth of excellent Metroidvania titles under its umbrella, from the critically acclaimed Hollow Knight to the crowdfunded Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Here are…

July 13, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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New Dead Cells Update Released

Developers at Motion Twin have released a few updates for the game Dead Cells within the last few days, including the newest Alpha update. The update includes a few key aspects gamers had asked to be…

July 6, 2022 | 01:28 EDT

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Dead Cells Update Adds Accessibility Options and Assist Mode

Dead Cells has received a new update called Breaking Barriers, which adds a bunch of new options to improve overall accessibility as well as an assist mode. There's also a reduction in cell cost to…

June 24, 2022 | 12:02 EDT

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Bloodstained June 2022 Roadmap Details New Content

The Castlevania series has inspired a similar game in Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night which has some plans for the future. The devs at Art Play have updated their roadmap to discuss further…

June 17, 2022 | 02:02 EDT

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The Last Faith is a Pixelly, Metroidvania Take on Bloodborne

If you dig the spooky, gothic vibe from games such as Bloodborne, you'll want to keep an eye out for The Last Faith -- and there's some fresh footage to share! This new trailer showcases impressive…

June 11, 2022 | 03:59 EDT

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Re-Logic Hires Minecraft Modder to Work on Terraria Mod Tools

Prominent Minecraft modder Chicken Bones has been hired by Re-Logic to work on Terraria mod tools, with a particular focus on further developing tModLoader and tModPorter. As with Minecraft, …

May 26, 2022 | 03:22 EDT

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Terraria 1.4.3 Update is Out for Consoles and Mobile

Terraria Update 1.4.3 is out now for consoles and mobile, bringing the Don't Starve Together crossover content and more to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. After about five "…

April 27, 2022 | 02:18 EDT

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Big Monster Sanctuary Free DLC Releases This June

The upcoming Monster Sanctuary free DLC has a release window. It'll take the form of a massive update for the creature-battling platformer that will add a whole new region, as well as new monsters,…

April 11, 2022 | 11:11 EDT