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Rivals of Aether photo
Rivals of Aether

Two new characters revealed for indie brawler Rivals of Aether


Wind and earth join the fray
Dec 08
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
Electronic Super Joy photo
Electronic Super Joy

Hot Sticky Mess is the 'hardest' Electronic Super Joy DLC to date


Your buttless ass is in for a world of hurt
Dec 07
[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
Hollow Knight Kickstarter photo
Hollow Knight Kickstarter

Ironically, the Kickstarter for Hollow Knight looks solid


Alternate game title: Just an Empty Suit of Armor I Guess
Nov 26
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
Crossing Souls photo
Crossing Souls

Devolver Digital's new title Crossing Souls looks like an '80s cartoon


'You've got the touch!'
Nov 17
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
Spelunky PlayStation photo
Spelunky PlayStation

Spelunky updates: PS TV support, replay fast-forwarding, Daily Challenge ghosts


New features for the PlayStation ports
Nov 10
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. PS4 Fast forward replays Misc. fixes PS3 L... read
Terraria photo
Terraria

Had enough yet? Terraria headed to PS4 and Xbox One next week


Just remembered that I own Starbound
Nov 06
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
Snot photo
Snot

This seems like a bad title for a game, but it's Snot


But seriously, don't name games after bodily fluids
Nov 06
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 update photo
Risk of Rain update

Risk of Rain's new engine should mean less slowdown


Update brings characters, items, and challenges
Oct 22
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
Hyper Light Drifter photo
Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter preview extended until October 31


It's not too late to try it out for yourself
Oct 10
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
Castlevania photo
Castlevania

The other two Castlevania GBA games are also coming to Wii U


Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow Next hit next week
Oct 09
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
Chasm alpha impressions photo
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

Beyond Human Kickstarter photo
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 prototype trailer photo
Noct prototype trailer

Horror title Noct reaches its Kickstarter funding goal, Greenlit on Steam


This visually striking arcade shooter/survival horror hybrid is one to keep an eye on
Sep 29
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
Castlevania photo
Castlevania

We're getting Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on Wii U in October


Dracula X, too
Sep 25
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
Hyper Light Drifter photo
Hyper Light Drifter

Curious about Hyper Light Drifter? Why not play it this weekend?


Limited preview build keys shipping out soon
Sep 24
[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
Kirby music photo
Kirby music

Club Nintendo EU has a physical Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack


Good vibes
Sep 24
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
Poncho photo
Poncho

Poncho is a cute robot in a lovely open-world platformer


Looking for some Kickstarter loving
Sep 22
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
The Masterplan trailer photo
The Masterplan trailer

Top-down '70s heist simulator The Masterplan now available on Steam Early Access


Beautifully hand-drawn, with a soundtrack that Tarantino might approve of
Sep 16
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
Nicalis photo
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

Joylancer photo
Joylancer

Joylancer, the love letter to the Game Boy, will hit Early Access in October 26th


Watch the trailer if you love retro games
Sep 10
[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
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Uncanny Valley

2D survival horror Uncanny Valley has a demo out now


I'm sure those shadow things just want to be friends
Sep 08
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
Warlocks photo
Warlocks

Warlocks takes its cooperative fantasy brawling to Kickstarter


Like Risk of Rain with magic and moonwalking
Sep 03
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
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PlayStation ports

Nidhogg and Dust: An Elysian Tail are heading to PlayStation


More cool indie ports
Aug 28
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
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SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig will have a cross-buy discount in Europe, but not in North America


Nintendo of America is apparently to blame
Aug 27
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
Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

Revisit Mega Man X4, X5 on PS3 and PS Vita soon


'What am I fighting forrrrrr?!'
Aug 26
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
Wii U photo
Wii U

Steamworld Dig is better on the Wii U


Best of both worlds
Aug 25
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
Steam photo
Steam

Three Valve characters are playable in Super Time Force Ultra


Pyro, Saxton Hale, and Zoey
Aug 22
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
Kickstarter photo
Kickstarter

Super III is worth a look for fans of Super Meat Boy


'You rescued Phil Fish'
Aug 20
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
Wii U photo
Wii U

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon hits Wii U in Japan real soon


Releasing next week on the Japanese Virtual Console
Aug 20
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
Wii U photo
Wii U

Delve into SteamWorld Dig on Wii U next week


There's supposed to be an easter egg hidden somewhere
Aug 19
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
Kickstarter photo
Kickstarter

Vagante is a tough, promising 2D action-platformer


There's an alpha demo with four-player co-op
Aug 19
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
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Some Team Fortress 2 characters join the Super Time Force Ultra team


Fisting powers activate!
Aug 19
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






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