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The key art for Threads of War, which is rendered in the style of Ukrainian embroidery

Threads of War Is a Ukrainian Father-Son Project With a Striking Art Style

Ukrainian game developer Andriy Kostiushko has announced Threads of War, a roguelite tank game with an art style inspired by Ukrainian embroidery. Kostiushko is perhaps best known for his design…

April 10, 2024 | 09:07 EDT

Official artwork for the Motion Twin game Windblown, which shows characters flying towards a golem-type figure

Dead Cells Developer Motion Twin Unveils First Gameplay for New Game Windblown

Dead Cells studio Motion Twin has revealed the first gameplay footage of its new "lightning-fast action roguelite" Windblown. Releasing sometime this year, Windblown looks to be taking a pretty…

April 3, 2024 | 11:16 EDT

A warrior, a wizard, and a rogue in artwork for Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors

Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors 1.0 Launches in April, Brings Local Co-op and More

Paizo and BKOM Studios have announced that Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors, a Vampire Survivors-style roguelite auto-shooter, is leaving Early Access next month. Per a press release, Gallowspire…

March 1, 2024 | 10:23 EST

The main character of Dead Cells wielding twin frying pans

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

Two animal-like characters in official artwork for Against the Storm

Against the Storm Roadmap Revealed, Next Major Update Coming in March

Eremite Games and Hooded Horse have rolled out an official post-launch Against the Storm roadmap, showing what's coming to the city-builder in the next few months. Over on Steam, Eremite says it…

February 8, 2024 | 10:43 EST

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Against the Storm Gets Full Release Date for PC and Game Pass Following Successful Early Access

Today indie developer Eremite Games and publisher Hooded Horse announced the release date of the 1.0 version of the city builder Against The Storm. The game will be released on PC on December 8,…

November 20, 2023 | 12:44 EST

An spread-shot cover of Roboquest, showcasing a large yellow robot standing alongside a young girl and a blue robot against the backdrop of a large spherical robot.

Roboquest Review - Rust Belt

When it comes to the FPS branch of roguelikes and roguelites, you won’t find a universally praised title in the same way you would for say, a dungeon-crawling roguelike, or a deckbuilding roguelite.…

November 18, 2023 | 11:00 EST

The player character and a ghost in the titular spooky house in Atari's Haunted Mansion

Haunted House Release Date Revealed Just In Time For Spooky Season

Atari has announced a Haunted House release date, meaning you'll be able to play the upcoming roguelite retro revival just in time for spooky season. Per a press release, Haunted House launches…

September 18, 2023 | 09:03 EDT

Key art for Knight vs. Giant: The Broken Excalibur, depicting the main character wielding a broken blade

Knight Vs. Giant: The Broken Excalibur Release Date Revealed For October

PQube and developer Gambir Studio have revealed the Knight vs. Giant: The Broken Excalibur release date. The Arthurian roguelite, which was originally announced in February this year, lands on PC…

September 14, 2023 | 08:37 EDT

The broody-looking cast of Lost Eidolons: Veil of the Witch against a blue backdrop

Lost Eidolons: Veil Of The Witch Is A "Stripped-Back" Standalone Expansion Coming Soon

Ocean Drive Studio has announced Lost Eidolons: Veil of the Witch, a standalone expansion headed to Steam sometime soon. The original Lost Eidolons was a tactical RPG that gunned for Fire Emblem's…

September 1, 2023 | 09:48 EDT

The Collector facing down the main character in the former's lab in Dead Cells

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

The player reloading their weapon while a giant enemy robot fires at them in Roboquest

Comic Book-Style Roguelite Roboquest Launches This Fall, Developer Confirms

RyseUp Studios and publisher Starbreeze have announced the Roboquest release window. The roguelite FPS, which blends comic book-style visuals with fast-paced shooter action, will launch in full on…

August 16, 2023 | 09:34 EDT

A wizard, a warrior, and a rogue facing off against innumerable enemies in key art for Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors

Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors Release Date Revealed For September

BKOM Studios and Paizo have announced the Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors release date. The game, which takes influence from popular arcade horde-'em-up Vampire Survivors, will launch into Early…

August 14, 2023 | 10:03 EDT

Billy and Jimmy beat up some enemies in Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

New Double Dragon Gaiden Trailer Delves Into Roguelite Mechanics

There's a new Double Dragon Gaiden trailer in town, and it's all about showing you how the game's roguelite mechanics will work. Traditionally, Double Dragon has been a fairly straightforward beat-'…

June 29, 2023 | 09:47 EDT

The player character fighting a series of enemies in a dingy castle in Dead Cells

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

The protagonist of the Dead Cells animated series sitting atop a pile of skulls

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

The player firing a chain at an enemy in Dead Cells

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

The two protagonists of Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons beating up some thugs

Double Dragon Returns In Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise Of The Dragons This Summer

Fans of retro beat-'em-ups rejoice, for a new Double Dragon game is lining up to take your metaphorical quarters. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons adds roguelite elements to the classic beat…

May 3, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

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Endless Dungeon Delayed by Several Months

Today Sega and Amplitude Studios announced a rather sizable delay for the roguelite tactical action game Endless Dungeon.  The game was supposed to launch on May 18, 2023, but it'll now release on…

April 12, 2023 | 01:08 EDT

Key art of Trinity Fusion with all three player characters in a void-like backdrop

PAX East 2023: Trinity Fusion Preview

Trinity Fusion is an upcoming rogue-lite action platformer from Angry Mob Games that I was able to play at PAX East 2023. After a 45-minute session, I felt the hooks of the genre’s live-die-repeat…

April 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Trinity Fusion

Explore dark, sci-fi worlds and engage in fast-paced and precise combat in Trinity Fusion - a Rogue-Lite action platformer set in a sprawling, doomed multiverse. Each of your parallel selves has…

December 14, 2023 | 09:55 EST

Ed-0: Zombie Uprising

Ed-0: Zombie Uprising Full Release Date and PS5 & Xbox Series X|S Versions Announced

Today D3 Publisher announced a full release date and new platforms for its rogue-lite action game Ed-0: Zombie Uprising.  The game, which has been in early access on Steam since April 2022, will…

March 29, 2023 | 11:19 EDT

Ravenbound Card Unlocks Guide - Cover Image Raumr's Essence Drainer Card Atop a Field of Other Cards

Ravenbound Card Unlocks Guide

This Ravenbound Card Unlocks Guide will tell you how to unlock Cards in Ravenbound, how to get more Cards and Mana, and more! Quicklinks: How Cards Work | How to Unlock More CardsHow to Get Mana |…

March 30, 2023 | 08:42 EDT

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Ravenbound Traits Guide

Our guide will explain how Ravenbound Traits work, how to unlock more Traits, and the best Traits to use in this challenging roguelite game. Quicklinks: How Traits Work | How to Unlock More…

March 30, 2023 | 08:42 EDT

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Ravenbound Starter Guide

Our Ravenbound Starter Guide will tell you everything you need to know to survive and succeed in this challenging action roguelite game! Quicklinks: HUD Explanation | Starter Guide | F.A.Q.…

March 30, 2023 | 08:42 EDT

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Ravenbound is an action-roguelike that is inspired by Scandinavian folklore set in a very dangerous open world. Players embody someone who has been deemed the vessel of the Raven, an "eternal weapon…

March 1, 2023 | 07:29 EST

Skeletons leaping towards the player character in Ravenbound

Ravenbound Release Date Brings Open-World Roguelite Carnage In March

Systemic Reaction has announced the Ravenbound release date. The open-world roguelite, which is inspired by Scandinavian mythology and folklore, is taking wing and soaring towards PC on March 30th,…

February 23, 2023 | 10:54 EST

A knight pointing a sword at a golden chalice in the indie roguelite Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur

Fantasy Indie Roguelite Knight Vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur Announced

Publisher PQube and developer Gambir Studio have announced a new fantasy roguelite spin on the legend of King Arthur. Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur is pencilled in for a 2023 release, and it…

February 2, 2023 | 09:28 EST

A new Storm Water Geyser feature in the Against the Storm Rainpunk update

Against The Storm Rainpunk Update Brings New Tech And More

Eremite Games and Hooded Horse have released the Against the Storm Rainpunk update, finally giving you the chance to harness the devastating power of the rain for your own ends. The update also…

January 20, 2023 | 09:48 EST

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC screenshot

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

An adorable dog in the middle of the mansion in Children of Morta's animal DLC Paws and Claws

Children Of Morta Raises $300k For Animals Worldwide

11 Bit Studios and Dead Mage have announced that Children of Morta's Paws and Claws DLC has raised a whopping $300,000 for charity. The DLC donates all of its proceeds to the Humane Society, so if…

December 21, 2022 | 11:46 EST

Reaper Character added with the latest update, Crypt of the NecroDancer Update

Don't Fear The Reaper in the Latest Crypt of the NecroDancer Update

The final update for 2022 has finally come to Crypt of the NecroDancer; with it, we can now become the Reaper! Not only do we have a new playable character to enjoy, but we also have a new event…

December 19, 2022 | 01:39 EST

A shot of the new Dead Cells Everyone Is Here update, starring characters like Shovel Knight and the main character from Hotline Miami

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

A banner showing a hammer, a blueprint, a chef, and a couple of dishes as part of the PlateUp! Halloween update

PlateUp! Halloween Update Brings Creepy Cooking Content Next Week

A PlateUp! Halloween update has been announced for next week. Coinciding with the cooking roguelite hitting 500,000 sales, the update will bring new dishes, costumes, and automation methods, as well…

October 19, 2022 | 09:53 EDT

An image of the Trails to Azure cast used in the NISA press tour

NIS America Shows Off Upcoming Games in a Number of Series

Recently the folks over at NIS America put on a virtual press showcase to provide the scoop on their further line-up for both the rest of this year and early 2023. While the publisher was keen to…

October 17, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

The player standing in a gloomy field with an imposing castle silhouetted in the background in Witchfire

Witchfire Delayed To Add Semi-Open World

If you were hoping not to see dark fantasy roguelite Witchfire delayed, then sadly, you're out of luck. The FPS has been pushed back to early 2023 for its Early Access release, but unlike the usual…

October 12, 2022 | 09:49 EDT

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Inkulinati is Strategic, Stylish, and Pretty Darn Complicated

They do say that the pen is mightier than the sword - and in the case of Inkulinati, that concept is pretty literal. The turn-based strategy game adds small roguelite-esque elements as you move from…

October 10, 2022 | 11:00 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

Four gang members looking menacing in Loopmancer

Loopmancer Roadmap Includes Challenge Mode And More

Developer eBrain Studio has revealed the Loopmancer roadmap, detailing upcoming content for the sidescrolling action roguelite. This content includes a new challenge mode, the ability to change…

August 30, 2022 | 10:23 EDT

Dungeon Defenders Going Rogue update image showing a boss within the game who is drenched in flame as a player attacks them on the battlefield

Dungeon Defenders Going Rogue Update Adds New Character and Features

Prepare yourself to reach new heights and take on the most massive of hordes, as the Dungeon Defenders Going Rogue update is live. The developers at Chromatic Games have decided to bring back a fan…

September 2, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

A rather imposing-looking bloody corridor flanked by terrifying disembodied heads in graphic novel hack-and-slash game Mortal Sin

Mortal Sin Is A Stylish Hack-And-Slash Roguelite Coming This Year

Do you love dark, gory graphic novels? How about visceral melee combat? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, Mortal Sin is for you. It's a supremely stylish hack-and-slash roguelite…

August 23, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

Backpack Hero

Backpack Hero Roadmap Includes New Characters And Dungeon

The inventory management roguelike Backpack Hero had an excellent launch, which means we get to talk about the Backpack Hero roadmap. While it obviously wasn't as huge of a launch as Cult of the Lamb…

August 16, 2022 | 09:40 EDT

Dead Cells Update Enter The Panchaku screenshot of gameplay in a Dead Cells dungeon level

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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Moondrop is a roguelite nonviolent farming simulator where players must try to survive the mists of time as long as they possibly can. While it will eventually end your farm and their run, in the…

July 25, 2022 | 11:21 EDT

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The Moondrop Release Date Will Have You Farming a Mountainside Soon

The Moondrop release date has just dropped, and it's coming very soon: August 12, 2022, in fact. It's being released on a full moon, which is the type of weirdness that I can appreciate for any game…

July 25, 2022 | 10:29 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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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

The player navigating a dungeon in Crypt of the NecroDancer

Huge Crypt Of The NecroDancer Update Drops After 5 Years

A surprise new Crypt of the NecroDancer update has dropped after five years since the game's last content drop. It's a big one, too, adding a revamped level editor, an overhaul to the custom music…

July 1, 2022 | 09:44 EDT