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Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba in artwork for Yu-Gi-Oh! which is intended to represent the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection

Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection Revealed for Switch and PC, Western Release Confirmed

Konami has announced Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection, which will collect some of the earliest Yu-Gi-Oh! video games. It's coming West, although we don't yet know when. The collection was originally…

February 5, 2024 | 09:50 EST

Artwork of the main characters in Golden Sun, which is coming to Nintendo Switch Online next week

Two Golden Sun Games Are Heading to Nintendo Switch Online Next Week

Nintendo has announced that Golden Sun and its sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, are heading to Nintendo Switch Online next week. Golden Sun was first revealed to be heading to Switch Online when…

January 12, 2024 | 04:15 EST

A shot of The 400 Mini and its box alongside the classic Atari CX40 joystick recreation

Retro Mini-Machine The 400 Mini Recreates the Delights of the Atari 400 in March

Plaion and Retro Games have announced The 400 Mini, a new mini-console that aims to recreate the retro stylings of the late-70s Atari 400 computer. Launching in March, the machine will feature 25…

January 11, 2024 | 10:21 EST

A character on a computer screen saying "they're coming for ya!" in the homebrew NES cyberpunk adventure Courier

Actual NES Cyberpunk Adventure Game Courier Crowdfunded in Under Three Hours

Homebrew NES adventure game Courier has been fully funded on Kickstarter in less than three hours. The game, which will be fully playable on actual NES machines, had a relatively modest funding goal…

January 2, 2024 | 11:52 EST

The player holding a hand aloft as crops grow around them in Harvest Moon 64, one of the new games on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online Gets Three Retro N64 Gems Including Jet Force Gemini

Nintendo has announced three new games for the Nintendo Switch Online N64 lineup. Technically, today's announcement only contains two new titles, since we already knew that Jet Force Gemini was…

December 8, 2023 | 10:00 EST

A character sitting in a chair with a mug in Jet Force Gemini, which is hitting Nintendo Switch Online in December

Jet Force Gemini Launches Onto Nintendo Switch Online In December

Nintendo has announced that Rare shooter Jet Force Gemini is heading to Nintendo Switch Online soon. In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Nintendo announces that the game will be coming to…

November 22, 2023 | 08:20 EST

The player firing a pistol at an enemy in Nightdive's Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion remaster

Turok 3: Shadow Of Oblivion Remaster Pushed Back To Late November

Nightdive has announced that its upcoming Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion remaster has been delayed by a couple of weeks. The remaster was originally supposed to launch on November 14th, but it seems…

November 10, 2023 | 10:47 EST

The staff of Digital Eclipse gathered in an office cluttered with gaming merchandise while one of them holds a company logo poster

Atari Acquires Retro Specialist Studio Digital Eclipse In Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Atari has announced that it is to acquire retro gaming specialist studio Digital Eclipse. The deal is expected to be finalized in the coming days and totals $20m in value, with $6.5m of that being…

October 31, 2023 | 09:04 EDT

A maze in the NES game Devil World, which has received a Nintendo Switch Online release

Nintendo Switch Online Gets Three More Spooky Retro Classics

Nintendo has announced three more retro games for the Nintendo Switch Online library, and they're perfect for spooky season. Last week saw the addition of Mario Party 3 to the service's Expansion…

October 31, 2023 | 04:46 EDT

Seven Toads lined up in front of a giant exclamation mark button in Mario Party 3, which is coming to Nintendo Switch Online this week

Mario Party 3 Brings Classic Party Game Mayhem To Nintendo Switch Online This Week

Nintendo has revealed that classic party game Mario Party 3 is making its way to Nintendo Switch Online later this week. The game will join other N64 games like Excitebike 64, Pokemon Snap, and …

October 25, 2023 | 03:58 EDT

Stormtroopers lining up in a corridor to shoot at the player in Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster

Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster Release Date Revives A Classic In February

Nightdive Studios has announced the Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster release date. The game, which is a remastered version of the 1995 classic Star Wars: Dark Forces, arrives on PC and consoles on…

October 24, 2023 | 10:41 EDT

Artwork of Conrad looking over his shoulder in the new Flashback 2 story trailer

New Flashback 2 Story Trailer Continues Conrad's Epic Story

Microids has released a new Flashback 2 story trailer, introducing us to Conrad Hart and the conspiracy he's trying to dismantle. The trailer sets up the narrative for Flashback 2, which will see…

October 9, 2023 | 08:39 EDT

Soldiers shooting at each other from behind walls in a dusty desert town in Commandos: Origins

Commandos: Origins Takes The Strategy Series Back To Its Roots In 2024

Kalypso and developer Claymore Game Studios have announced Commandos: Origins, the first new Commandos game in many years. The game will, as you've probably guessed, examine the origins of the…

October 5, 2023 | 08:54 EDT

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

The title screen of Kirby's Star Stacker, one of the games being added in the Nintendo Switch Online September update

Nintendo Switch Online September Update Brings More Obscure Games

Nintendo has announced four more games for the Nintendo Switch Online service, three of which were never released outside of Japan. Previous Switch Online drops have seen obscure gems like Crusader…

September 6, 2023 | 08:36 EDT

The Nintendo 64 box art for Excitebike 64 against a dirt backdrop, representing the game coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Excitebike 64 Revs Up For Nintendo Switch Online Next Week

Nintendo has announced another beloved N64 classic for Nintendo Switch Online in the form of racer Excitebike 64. The game is coming to the service's Expansion Pack addon next week, joining other…

August 25, 2023 | 03:35 EDT

Marcus, Dom, Cole, and Baird from Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which is a remaster of the Xbox 360 game Gears of War

Xbox 360 Store To Close Next July, Microsoft Announces

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 store is to close its doors for good next year. According to a post on the official Xbox site, the Xbox 360 store will close down on July 29th, after which…

August 17, 2023 | 09:33 EDT

Xatu using some kind of devastating psychic attack against Porygn

Pokemon Stadium 2 And Pokemon TCG Join Nintendo Switch Online Roster

Two retro Pokemon classics have been added to the roster of Nintendo Switch Online, as announced during today's Pokemon Presents showcase. Pokemon Trading Card Game has made its way to the service's…

August 8, 2023 | 10:12 EDT

Neopets the Darkest Faerie Key Art, text reads TOP 10 WEIRD PS2 GAMES YOU FORGOT ABOUT

Top 10 Weird PS2 Games You've Forgotten About

The PlayStation 2 is the best selling video game console of all time (as much as the Nintendo Switch is giving it a run for its money) and of course the library is made up of thousands of games.…

August 4, 2023 | 09:36 EDT

A character in the cult RPG classic Gothic viewed in closeup

Cult RPG Classic Gothic Making Its Way To Nintendo Switch

THQ Nordic has announced that Piranha Bytes' cult RPG classic Gothic is making its way to Nintendo Switch. Importantly, this isn't the Gothic remake that's currently in the works over at Alkimia…

August 3, 2023 | 09:18 EDT

Link riding his horse across an open plain in the Zelda Oracle games, which are now on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online Adds Zelda Oracle Games To Game Boy Lineup

Two classic Game Boy Zelda games have been added to Nintendo Switch Online. The Zelda Oracle titles, which comprise Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, are now available to check out if you're a…

July 27, 2023 | 02:43 EDT

The Capcom and Taito editions of the new Super Pocket handheld side-by-side

Retro Arcade Handheld Super Pocket Announced With Classic Arcade Games Galore

The brilliantly-named HyperMegaTech has announced the Super Pocket, a new retro arcade handheld that comes complete with a bunch of classic arcade titles for you to enjoy. It comes in two editions:…

July 12, 2023 | 10:39 EDT

A character in the River City Ransom remake River City: Rival Showdown looking tough while goons grin at him and a girl smiles

River City Ransom Remake River City: Rival Showdown Heading To PS4, Switch, And PC In October

Arc System Works has announced that River City: Rival Showdown, the 2016 3DS remake of classic RPG beat-'em-up River City Ransom, is heading to PS4, Switch, and PC in October. Of course, these…

July 6, 2023 | 03:35 EDT

Key art for Flashback 2, showing Conrad hiding behind a wall, leaping over a chasm, and fighting an enemy

New Flashback 2 Trailer Takes You Back To An Old Haunt

Microids has unveiled a new Flashback 2 trailer, and you're in for a treat if you're a fan of the series. The trailer reintroduces the iconic Titan Jungle location, which will be familiar if you've…

July 3, 2023 | 06:08 EDT

The four games that are being added to the Nintendo Switch Online Genesis lineup in June 2023

Switch Online June 2023 Genesis Lineup Includes Ghouls 'n Ghosts And More

Nintendo has announced four new Genesis games for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack service. You're getting two classic sidescrolling platformers and two Zelda-inspired action RPGs, and…

June 28, 2023 | 03:24 EDT

Lyn choosing where to go from a grid of squares in Fire Emblem, now on Nintendo Switch Online

Fire Emblem Hits Nintendo Switch Online GBA Lineup

If more recent Fire Emblem games haven't been scratching that pure strategy itch, Nintendo has some good news for you. 2003's Fire Emblem is now available as part of Nintendo Switch Online's Game Boy…

June 23, 2023 | 10:49 EDT

A Game Boy, two SNES controllers, and two NES controllers to represent the new games on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online Adds Harvest Moon And More To Retro Lineup

Nintendo has revealed four new games that have made their way to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. If you're a member, you can now enjoy two more Game Boy games, a SNES game, and a NES…

June 6, 2023 | 08:19 EDT

A vampiric-looking villain in Veil of Darkness, one of the retro classics SNEG is bringing to Steam and GOG this month

SNEG Announces 4 More Classic SSI Games Coming To Steam And GOG This Month

Are you a fan of classic SSI PC games from the 90s? If so, then SNEG is essentially your best friend right now, as the company has announced another 4 SSI classics heading to Steam and GOG this month…

May 12, 2023 | 08:09 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

The Atari logo overlaid on a screenshot of the arcade game Frenzy

Atari Buys Up 12 Classic Arcade Franchises Including Berzerk And More

Legendary retro gaming studio Atari has announced that it has acquired 12 classic arcade gaming properties. The studio says this acquisition has been effected in order to "expand digital and physical…

March 16, 2023 | 09:52 EDT

The monstrous cover art for the classic RPG DeathKeep, one of the D&D RPGs being re-released on PC this month

Spelljammer, Fantasy Empires, And More Classic D&D RPGs Return To PC This Month

Retro PC gaming enthusiast studio SNEG has announced that several more classic Dungeons & Dragons PC RPGs will be re-released this month. Iconic titles like Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace, …

March 15, 2023 | 11:35 EDT

Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition Key Art

Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition Review

There are certain games from your childhood that you just don’t expect to be re-released on modern hardware nearly three decades after you played them. For example, I don’t think anyone is expecting…

March 14, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

A cartridge for the game Gravitar being inserted into an Atari 2600

Atari Reveals $1000 50th Anniversary Cartridge Collections

Atari has announced a full collection of its 50th anniversary cartridges for collectors. The box set will run you an eye-watering $1000, but it contains carts for all 10 of the Atari 50th Anniversary…

February 7, 2023 | 10:24 EST

Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, and Izabella Scorupco in promotional art for GoldenEye, which is now coming to Switch Online and Xbox on January 27th

GoldenEye 007 Sneaks Onto Switch Online And Xbox On Friday

Good news, Mr. Bond: we finally have an Xbox and Nintendo Switch Online release date for GoldenEye 007. You can enjoy Rare's classic N64 shooter on Xbox and Switch starting from Friday, so make sure…

January 25, 2023 | 09:30 EST

X68000Z mini crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding Campaign for Mini Remake of Legendary X68000 Computer Achieves 10 Times Its Goal

Back in 1987, Sharp took the world of gaming in Japan by storm with its advanced (for the time) X68000, now this gem is coming back thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.  The Sharp X68000 was equipped…

January 24, 2023 | 01:24 EST

Several of the monsters and familiars in the Shin Megami Tensei TCG

Japanese Shin Megami Tensei Card Game To Return Next Year

A retro Shin Megami Tensei trading card game is making a triumphant return next year in order to celebrate the franchise's 30th anniversary. The card game was only ever released in Japanese, and…

December 22, 2022 | 10:37 EST

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

A spread shot cover of TimeSplitters 2 and its unique art style, showcasing Sergeant Cortez, Harry Tipper,  and Kitten Celeste posing.

The Key to TimeSplitters 2's Legacy: Creativity

In 1996, Quake was released on PC, permanently establishing Texan developer id Software as a powerhouse in the industry. It would be the third in a series of milestone releases fronted by the two…

October 8, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

A chaotic scene of missiles shooting down towards buildings in Atari's Missile Command: Recharged

Missile Command: Recharged Replacing Missile Command: Recharged

Atari is planning to replace Missile Command: Recharged with...uh...Missile Command: Recharged. The studio says it's planning a full 2.0 rework for the game, which launched its Atari Recharged series…

October 4, 2022 | 10:06 EDT

A metaverse replica of an Atari developers' room, complete with old-school PCs and computer hardware, in the new Atari 50th anniversary NFT collection metaverse game

Atari 50th Anniversary NFT Collection Announced, Hooray

Atari has revealed that it's still very much on board the NFT bandwagon by announcing a new set. The Atari 50th anniversary NFT collection will be a collaboration with artist Butcher Billy and will…

August 25, 2022 | 10:11 EDT

Conrad firing his weapon at a drone in a futuristic facility in Flashback 2

Flashback 2 Delayed To Next Year

Microids has announced a Flashback 2 delay, with the upcoming sequel to the classic cinematic platformer being pushed back to next year. This decision means that the game now won't be released in…

August 22, 2022 | 09:19 EDT

The full Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list lineup, which includes classics like Crusader of Centy

Full Sega Genesis Mini 2 Game List Includes Crusader Of Centy And More

Sega has revealed the full Genesis Mini 2 game list, and it's good news if you love obscure Sega classics. Well-known titles like Ecco the Dolphin, Night Trap, and Sonic CD rub shoulders with lesser-…

August 19, 2022 | 11:41 EDT

The ill-fated and much-beleaguered Intellivision Amico

Leaked Intellivision Amico Documents Paint A Grim Picture

A new set of leaked Intellivision Amico documents paint a grim picture for the ill-fated console. They tell a story of ludicrous overambition, brazen copyright ignorance (either deliberate or…

August 8, 2022 | 12:11 EDT

The ensemble cast of cult fighting game The Rumble Fish 2

Cult Classic Fighter The Rumble Fish 2 Headed West After 17 Years

After 17 years, The Rumble Fish 2, which has long languished on Japanese arcades since 2005, is now releasing in the West this winter. While it might not be as big of a deal as Arcade1Up releasing…

August 4, 2022 | 10:44 EDT

The Analogue Pocket retro console

Analogue Pocket 1.1 Update Beta Arrives With New Features

The long-awaited Analogue Pocket 1.1 update beta is finally here, and it's bringing some cool new game preservation-related features with it. These features include the debut of the openFPGA system,…

July 29, 2022 | 12:17 EDT

Banner art for Yars: Recharged

The Yars: Recharged Release Date Will Have You Buzzing

The Yars: Recharged release date has just been announced for August 23rd, 2022. It's coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Atari VCS, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Store. Pretty much…

July 29, 2022 | 11:10 EDT

A skull and candles that are part of the Romero Games logo, meant to represent the new John Romero FPS

New John Romero FPS On Unreal Engine 5 Coming

Romero Games has announced that a new John Romero FPS is in the works. The game will be built on Unreal Engine 5 (not Id Tech, as you might expect) and will be released in conjunction with "a major…

July 19, 2022 | 11:02 EDT

A reimagined Atari classic in Atari 50

Atari 50 Takes You Through Atari's History This Winter

Atari has announced Atari 50, a celebratory "interactive museum"-style game intended to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The compilation will include documentary footage, interviews with Atari…

June 29, 2022 | 11:36 EDT