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Rusty Rabbit Interview: The New Game by the Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica Creator

During Tokyo Game Show, NetEase Games announced a brand new game titled Rusty Rabbit, featuring an interesting development partnership with Nitroplus and well-known writer Gen Urobuchi.  The game is…

October 17, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Netease Games Announces Rusty Rabbit; Project Mugen Gets Impressive New Video

Today Netease Games had a couple of interesting releases to make at Tokyo Game Show, starting with a brand new announcement, Rusty Rabbit. The game is a 2.5D Side-Scrolling Action Adventure game…

September 20, 2023 | 11:35 EDT

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Amedama Is A "Soul-Shifting" Pixel Art Sidescroller From IzanagiGames And Acquire

Acquire Corp and IzanagiGames have announced Amedama, a pixel art sidescroller with a unique aesthetic and an intriguing soul-hopping mechanic. It's coming to PC via Steam and boasts the involvement…

July 10, 2023 | 10:50 EDT

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Rooftop Renegade

Rooftop Renegade is an action-packed, hectic side-scrolling parkour game where everyone runs and everyone guns. The game is centered around not only maintaining high speeds but staying centered with…

March 1, 2023 | 06:49 EST

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Rooftop Renegade Review

It’s interesting how speedrunning in video games has become its own sub-genre. Pick any genre to sit alongside it, and suddenly you have a battle of optimization, wits and critical planning, all…

February 28, 2023 | 10:30 EST

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Slave Zero X Combines Style With Brutal Difficulty

After playing games such as Sifu and Sekiro, I've come to the realization I'm a glutton for punishment. What these two games share along with the upcoming Slave Zero X is a skill curve that, once…

September 12, 2022 | 11:30 EDT


PAX East: A Look at Fast-Paced Metroidvania LUCID

At PAX East, we had the opportunity to sit down with developer Eric Manahan while he showed us an early build of his new game LUCID, a fast-paced, colorfully designed experience that feels like…

April 26, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

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Trek To Yomi Has Style, Needs More Edge

Trek To Yomi is a notable departure from the titles Devolver Digital is known to put out. The publisher's catalog has been mostly categorized as fast-paced experiences that focus entirely on…

March 18, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Little Orpheus

An adventure game from The Chinese Room, Little Orpheus is a sidescrolling epic that takes its cues from classic films like Flash Gordon for inspiration. Play as Comrade Ivan Ivanovich, cosmonaut…

March 11, 2022 | 12:23 EST

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Little Orpheus Review

If you told me a decade ago that developer The Chinese Room would put their creative efforts towards a 2.5D platformer capturing the tone of old-timey adventure serials I wouldn't believe you.…

March 1, 2022 | 05:46 EST

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BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites Review

In some ways, BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites is a step forward for the gaming industry. Preservation of older titles is something that goes underappreciated in this medium. While fans can enjoy…

September 9, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites

WayForward is upgrading their 2011 2D hack'n slash platformer BloodRayne Betrayal for all new systems.  BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites sees the return of Rayne for one final mission, she must lead…

September 7, 2021 | 03:06 EDT

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BE-A Walker

BE-A Walker is a side scrolling adventure game set on the planet of Eldorado. Complete with a branching narrative, players take on the role of a colonist piloting a giant two-legged mech, smashing…

May 25, 2020 | 06:10 EDT

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BE-A Walker Review

When I was about fifteen years old, my dad surprised me with a brand new drum set. A full set of shining black Pearl drums, the whole kit and caboodle. At first, I was thrilled, spending most of my…

May 27, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Dragon Marked for Death Delayed, Physical Release Coming

At Anime NYC 2018, the producers behind Dragon Marked for Death revealed both a delay and a set of physical versions. Inti Creates's Takuya Aizu and Yoshifumi Hashimoto announced that Dragon Marked…

November 20, 2018 | 08:30 EST

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Dragon Marked For Death

Dragon Marked For Death is a new 2D sidescroller RPG created by Inti Studios for the Nintendo Switch. The game is being created by developers who worked on numerous Megaman games including classic…

November 20, 2018 | 08:17 EST

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How BloodRayne Betrayal Failed the Visually Impaired

  In the world of video games the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is constantly challenged by games made by developers with banners displaying unique ideas. These ideas are frequently…

November 6, 2015 | 01:00 EST