I am a little surprised that we have not yet properly talked about Rivals of Aether on Destructoid. Aside from a brief mention among dozens of other games, we have not looked at the 2D pixel art Smash Bros.-like fighting gam... read
[Update: The levels in Hot Sticky Mess were designed by Don Nguyen and Cassie Chui, not Michael Todd and Cassie Chui as originally reported. Apologizes for the error.]
Electronic Super Joy is a happy, scary game about a... read
I have had my eye on Hollow Knight for a few days, but had not yet pulled the trigger on highlighting it. It is a pretty 2D action game (though the color palette is a bit muted for my taste) starring some sort of insect-pers... read
Part of me wishes that a game called Crossing Souls would be an Animal Crossing/Dark Souls crossover, but I am still pretty pleased with how Crossing Souls actually looks anyway. Will we ever get sick of the totally tubular ... read
A reason to bring up Spelunky again? Yup, better jump on that. The PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita versions of the game have new updates that are worth a look.
Fast forward replays
There's no stopping Terraria. I played, and I do mean played, the 2D sandbox game years ago on PC, and it was quite the time sink. Back then, I didn't imagine it'd come to any other platforms, but it has -- to consoles, handh... read
I'll admit: I very nearly deleted the email about Snot without a second thought. How could a game named after nasal mucus be worth even a few seconds of my time? Still, I did my due diligence and played the video attached, a... read
Risk of Rain is a great little action platformer that'll make you feel like garbage before building you up into an unstoppable force of destruction. Try it, sometime! You can even bring friends along.
Developer Hopoo Games ha... read
You may remember that Hyper Light Drifter's three-day preview for backers at the $25 tier and up was rescheduled to run from October 3rd through the 5th. That brief window has been extended until the end of October, giving Dr... read
As Chris reported this morning, Konami added Castlevania: Circle of the Moon to the Wii U Virtual Console today, priced at $7.99. This is good news, but it gets even better: the remaining two Castlevania titles for Game Boy A... read
After exploring the first two areas, I'm ready for more Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to check out the alpha build of Discord's enchanting procedurally generated action-RPG platformer Chasm. Now that I've finally had some hands-on with the game, I'd like to share my imp... read feature
Metroid x Mega Man x Devil May Cry
Every few months, I think about how great Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion were. So, so great. Why isn't Nintendo doing more like that? I don't know, but the indie community seems to share my lamentation, creating ga... read feature
Noct, a 2D top-down multiplayer survival horror game that blends arcade combat with RPG survival elements has recently met and exceeded its Kickstarter funding goal of $20,000 CAD and has been Greenlit on Steam.
The game's b... read
Hearing that Castlevania: Circle of the Moon was headed to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan got me all worked up a couple weeks ago and I'm still eager to replay the Game Boy Advance title. Not much longer now, thankfully -... read
[Update: Heart Machine has pushed back the preview build to next weekend, October 3 - 5.]
As we've previously reported, Heart Machine's gorgeous-looking 2D ARPG Hyper Light Drifter is being pushed back until the end of 2014, ... read
In Europe, Club Nintendo members can spend their points on the 46-track Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack. The CD costs 2,000 Stars and listening to it will make you feel good, I bet.
Not exactly relevant to me as an American, ... read
It always hurts my heart a little bit to see what looks like a great game failing to gain traction on Kickstarter. Certainly, the crowdfunding community is more cautious these days than it used to be, and with good reason in... read
Shark Punch, a four-person studio operating out of San Fransisco, California and Helsinki, Finland has recently launched its lovely looking 2D tactical-action heist game on Steam Early Access.
The Masterplan is said to draw ... read
Let's get down to business After checking out The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth at PAX Prime, I spent a decent chunk of time with another upcoming Nicalis project, Castle in the Darkness. It's a challenging platform-adventure PC game that feels all too app... read feature
[Update: the Steam listing page is live right now.]
Joylancer has been on my radar for quite a while now. It's an independent production that seeks to recreate the great feeling of the Game Boy era, with a solid platforming ... read
Way back in April, we first heard about Uncanny Valley, and we all had a nice juvenile moment of pointing and snickering at pixelated medical diagrams of human genitalia. The trailer also showed slightly less funny stuff: da... read
Risk of Rain was pretty cool, so anything that reminds me of that catches my attention. Warlocks looks to have a similar feel in some ways, bringing frantic 2D battles to a fantasy world. I typically shy away from fantasy in... read
More PlayStation ports of great games sounds good to me.
The lovely 2D action-RPG Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming soon to PlayStation 4, while the hilarious fencing game Nidhogg is headed to both PS4 and PS Vita, complete wit... read
SteamWorld Dig is hitting the Wii U on August 28th, and if you happen to live in the EU, AUS, or NZ regions, you'll get a 25% off discount for owning the 3DS version. But wait -- why isn't this cross-buy discount availab... read
It may not be "new games," but hearing that Mega Man X4 and X5 are releasing on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in North America soon is pleasant news out of Capcom.
These are coming to PlayStation Network as PS1 Classics. First up... read
This isn’t the first rodeo for SteamWorld Dig -- the cute mining adventure game first arrived last year on the 3DS eshop, followed by a Steam release. Now it’s making a comeback to the Wii U this week on August 28... read
Zoey. It was Zoey!
I would have never guessed she was the third mystery character teased for Super Time Force Ultra following Pyro and Saxton Hale from Team Fortress 2, but it makes sense in retrospect. The Left 4 Dead star b... read
Games like Super III remind me that, no, I haven't had enough pixel-art platformers yet and probably never will.
As you'll see in the video above or .gifs on Kickstarter, the main mechanic here is protagonist III's ability t... read
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan next week and one can only hope that the rest of the world will get it not long after. Playing Game Boy Advance games on Wii U has become one of ... read
Image & Form started SteamWorld Dig off on the 3DS eShop and has since brought its mining adventure game to Steam, PS4, and PS Vita. It won't be much longer now until the studio comes back around to Nintendo -- the Wii U ... read
Nuke Nine has launched a Kickstarter for its action-platformer with RPG elements Vagante and the best part about the pitch -- well, besides several attention-grabbing .gifs -- is the included demo.
Vagante has permanent deat... read
Well, looks like I'll be playing Super Time Force all over again when it hits Steam. Why? Well aside from the new challenge levels and alternate-dimension powers, there's three new playable characters. Two of which are from ... read