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Sayonara Umihara Kawase

Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ hooks onto PS Vita next week


Original Umihara Kawase included!
Apr 15
The newly remastered version of Sayonara Umihara Kawase, the grappling hook platformer which originally launched on the 3DS two years ago, will be making its way onto PS Vita on April 21. The remaster will feature updated gr...
Oddworld

Lorne Lanning confirms remake of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus is happening


Oddly good news
Apr 14
Oddworld Inhabitants developer Lorne Lanning has confirmed that a remake of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus is on its way. Talking in a recent Twitch stream, Lanning added that after speaking with fans of the platformer series during...
Ori Easter Egg

Ori has another homage to another great SMB


Paying tribute to The Brothers Mario
Apr 07
A few weeks back, we called attention to Ori and the Blind Forest giving a nod to a revered platformer: Super Meat Boy. Turns out that wasn't the only great platformer (or even the only "SMB") tucked away within the game...
Aaru's Awakening

Aaru’s Awakening hits PS4, PS3 (free with PlayStation Plus)


Grueling indie platformer
Apr 07
The challenging, hand-drawn Aaru's Awakening is now available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for the same $15 it launched at on PC. For PlayStation Plus subscribers, though, it's free off the bat. Conrad reviewed it positively, calling it, "A fine game which presents a grueling challenge...perfect for the player who thinks 2D platform games today just aren't difficult enough."
La-Mulana EX

La-Mulana EX is nirvana for punishing game enthusiasts


Alternatively, 'Spelunking for Masochists'
Apr 04
There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the ...
Mario Maker

Create cruel levels in Mario Maker this September


Nintendo has suprises in store for Mario's 30th anniversary
Apr 01
Mario's 30th anniversary is approaching and, thank goodness, so is Mario Maker. Nintendo announced a September release date during its Direct presentation today. Ever since I saw the kind of cruel, downright mean-spirited lev...
1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes Wii U off-TV patch finally coming


3DS patch still on the way
Mar 27
Are you a Wii U owner who picked up 1001 Spikes and has been disappointed with the inability to play the game entirely on the GamePad screen? Had you almost given up hope that the promised patch to bring that functionality wo...

Angry Video Game Nerd

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is actually coming out for the Wii U next month


Finally!
Mar 26
Back in 2013, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures was released for the PC. It was received fairly well, and within the next year plans for a Wii U and 3DS version were announced. Unfortunately, they still haven't seen the l...
Ori Easter Egg

Ori pays a nice homage to one of the best platformers of all-time


Meatster Egg
Mar 25
In its efforts to create a great platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios looked up to some of the all-time greats of the genre. Super Meat Boy is one of those classics. And, it's revered enough b...
SteamWorld Dig

Mining adventure SteamWorld Dig coming to Xbox One next


New Easter egg included
Mar 25
SteamWorld Dig is worth investigating if you enjoy the super-fun drilling action of Mr. Driller but stink at the game or otherwise get overwhelmed before long. Image & Form is bringing its robotic Western adventure to yet...

Nintendo on Splatoon

Nintendo: 'Splatoon is aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did to racing'


Reggie Fils-Aimé is hopeful for the future of this 'major new IP'
Mar 23
At a recent event at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was able to play Splatoon for the first time since E3 2014. It's come a long way since then, and Nintendo is particularly proud of what it...

Oddworld on Xbox

Fresh meat: Xbox One gets Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty on March 27


Abe frightened me when I was younger
Mar 20
Tasty? Yes. New? Depends how you look at it. Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty has been out on PC for a little bit now and on PS4 for even longer, but this remake hasn't finished making the rounds yet. Next up, Xbox One. Oddworld Inhab...
Amazing Ori art

What a wonderful world: Ori and the Blind Forest


Best-looking game of 2015? Quite possibly
Mar 18
After finishing Ori and the Blind Forest, a heartfelt Metroidvania-style adventure for PC and Xbox One, I wondered just how the hell I managed to know so little about it going in. What a thrill. There were moments -- not mere...


EGX Rezzed

Tembo the Badass Elephant is a stuttering beauty


Peanut butter swilling, Rambo cosplaying Elephant
Mar 16
Tembo the Badass Elephant, the newest game from Pokemon developer Game Freak, is a bit of a departure from what you might expect of the studio. Centered around Tembo, an elephant who seems to have taken a lot of his fashion c...
Isbarah

Isbarah is an unforgiving bullet hell platformer


1000 bullets when all you need is a gun
Mar 15
I often browse the Steam store for new releases that could be interesting, and was excited when I read Isbarah's description as a bullet hell platformer. I love bullet hell games and have played basically everything that...
Project Ukulele

Former Rare devs share first look at Banjo successor


Project Ukulele coming to Kickstarter this May
Mar 14
Today at EGX Rezzed, Playtonic showcased the first in-engine screenshots of Project Ukulele. Speaking at the event, the seven-man team of former Rare veterans said they were blown away by the fan response to their recently an...
Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest is great, experience one of the best parts now


Let it hit your ears, then your brain, then your heart
Mar 12
There's not a lot of negative criticism that can be levied against Ori and the Blind Forest. It just does everything so well. Tight platforming, unique mechanics, a gorgeous aesthetic -- everything melds together to make an a...
Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more


I just checked, and yes, this game is still money
Mar 12
Your eyes do not deceive! Tony Ponce is writing about Mega Man on the front page! I want to talk today about Mega Man Unlimited, the fan game I reviewed nearly two years ago that made me cry manly tears. You remember that tas...
Sega x Game Freak

Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant


PC, PS4, and Xbox One this summer
Mar 11
Game Freak (Pokémon, Drill Dozer) and Sega (Sonic Runners, Sonic Boom) are collaborating on Tembo the Badass Elephant, a side-scrolling action game about a commando elephant who will seemingly level entire cities on h...


Freedom Planet

Freedom Planet announced for Wii U


Sonic-esque action-platformer coming to eShop
Mar 09
Hey Wii U owners. Does an action platformer that borrows heavily from Sonic the Hedgehog, but avoids those infuriating spike walls that punish you for going fast sound interesting? Then you might be interested to hear that&n...


Shovel Knight Xbox One

Battletoads join Shovel Knight on Xbox One in April


'Just don't call Gamestop and ask for Battletoads in Shovel Knight...'
Mar 04
Shovel Knight is on its way to Xbox One in April, and the Battletoads are coming along for the ride. The Battletoads, who debuted on the NES in 1991, are going to be returning in the Xbox One version of Shovel Knight! It ha...
Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt gets a New 3DS update, adds more buttons


I like buttons
Mar 04
I still go back to Azure Striker Gunvolt from time to time. It's an excellent little platformer and a wonderful ode to the Mega Man ZX series. Developer Inti Creates has just shared update 1.2 is on the way, set to debut...







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