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Castlevania

PC version of Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD coming later


Confirmed-ish
Oct 23
// Abel Girmay
We've been teased before about the possibility of a PC release for the console-bound Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate HD. When asked on Twitter if the game would see a simultaneous PC and console release, produc...
Tales of Hearts iOS photo
Tales of Hearts iOS

Namco hates you: Tales of Hearts R is on iOS in Japan


Don't go breakin' my heart
Oct 10
// Steven Hansen
I don't want to break your Tales of Hearts, Tales fans, but I guess it builds character. Tales of Hearts was a DS game that never got localized. It's supposed to be quite good. Namco polished the game, added a new character, ...
Spelunky PC Port photo
Spelunky PC Port

PC Port Report: Spelunky


Pugs for everyone!
Aug 18
// Fraser Brown
[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] The original Spelunky, now known as Spelunky Classic, was a freeware PC title, but it was XBLA pl...
Real Boxing Vita photo
Real Boxing Vita

Get your box off with Real Boxing on Vita


More like real boring har har har
Jul 31
// Steven Hansen
The mobile title Real Boxing is coming to PlayStation Vita next month, August 27. Its press release boasts it is the, "first console-style boxing simulation for the PlayStation Vita" and has newly featured, "console-style mu...
Disgaea 4 Vita photo
Disgaea 4 Vita

Disgaea 4 is coming to the PlayStation Vita in Japan


Scheduled for a January release as 'Disgaea 4 Return'
Jul 13
// Chris Carter
Rejoice Valvatorez fans, as Disgaea 4 is officially headed to the PlayStation Vita this January in Japan as Disgaea 4 Return. Following suit with every core game in the series that's either rocked the DS, PSP, ...
XCOM photo
XCOM

Critical Hit! XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally out for Macs


Running a paramilitary organization has never looked this trendy
Jun 29
// Jason Cabral
Seems like a fair bit of critically acclaimed titles are finally making their long-awaited hop over to the Mac gaming universe. Last week we had Rockstar's take on a modern noir story in Max Payne 3, and this week we have Fir...
Joe Danger on PC judged photo
Joe Danger on PC judged

PC Port Report: Joe Danger 1 & 2


*Controller not included
Jun 28
// Patrick Hancock
Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie are such great games. I played the crap out of both of them on the consoles, and am still really happy that they have arrived on PC as well. Some new features have been added, including ...
Resident Evil Revelations photo
Resident Evil Revelations

PC Port Report: Resident Evil Revelations


A great game made slightly better
Jun 17
// Fraser Brown
[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] The 3DS version of Resident Evil Revelations was not the success it should have been. In my humbl...
Lords of Shadow PC photo
Lords of Shadow PC

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is coming to PC


In the form of an 'Ultimate Edition'
Jun 05
// Chris Carter
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the most successful Castlevania game in the franchise (I still can't believe that), is coming to the PC in August. It's being released digitally on August 27th and physically (on August 30th in ...
Papo & Yo PC photo
Papo & Yo PC

PC Port Report: Papo & Yo


No less tragic, but a lot prettier
Apr 24
// Fraser Brown
[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] When I played Papo & Yo in August, last year, I quickly found myself fascinated by Vande...

Donkey Kong Country Returns is more accessible on 3DS

Apr 19 // Abel Girmay
[embed]251868:48175:0[/embed] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)Developer: Monster GamesPublisher: NintendoRelease: May 24, 2013 (US, EU) Another addition to the 3DS version is the extra world unlocked after beating the main campaign. This ninth world brings and additional eight levels with it, and they are hard, very hard. If you still worry about this edition somehow being nerfed, these courses will put all of that to rest. Pinpoint accuracy, a healthy stock of items, and a Hail Mary are strongly advised if you want to make it through these. In addition to the gameplay tweaks, Donkey Country Returns on 3DS makes heavy use of the 3D, particularly the depth of field effects. It's nothing game changing, but when you shoot off in a barrel between the background and foreground with the 3D slider turned up, it adds something to the experience and sense of motion. In a nutshell, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D already looks like a better game than it's Wii counterpart. With so much of original game's design translating so well for a handheld title, there really was not much that needed to be done, so it's nice to see the changes are more refinements than iterations. If you've already gone through the Wii version then there's really not much to see here, as eight more levels just isn't worth the price of admission. For everyone else, do take note to see how this one pans out.
Donkey Kong Country photo
Also makes heavy use of depth of field effects
By the time Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is released, it will have been two and half years from the original's debut on the Wii. So what has changed in that time? Well, not a whole lot, and that's not a bad thing. Donkey Ko...

Castle of Illusion photo
Castle of Illusion

Castle of Illusion digital box art materializes


Does this hint at a remake in the vein of DuckTales?
Apr 07
// Tony Ponce
Last month, the Brazilian ratings board DJCTQ revealed that the SEGA Genesis platforming classic Castle of Illusion was coming to PS3, Vita, 360, and Wii U. Now, XBLA digital box art has appeared, indicating that a formal ann...
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Muramasa Rebirth

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation


Compare these screens from both Wii and Vita versions
Apr 06
// Tony Ponce
Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much...
RE6 PC Port photo
RE6 PC Port

PC Port Report: Resident Evil 6


Pretend you're playing Left 4 Dead 2!
Apr 06
// Patrick Hancock
[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] The Resident Evil franchise boasts one of the worst PC ports of all time with its release of Resi...
Dragon Quest X photo
First week sales in Japan are shockingly low
Square Enix expressed disappointment a couple months ago with the performance of Dragon Quest X on Wii, despite the MMO outpacing the sales and subscription retention of Final Fantasy XI, the most profitable FF ever. With the...

Jak and Daxter photo
Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter Collection might come to PS Vita


New ESRB listing suggests a port is in the works
Mar 23
// Tony Ponce
The original Jak and Daxter was a charming little platformer if not a bit derivative. The two sequels were... err... something else, for lack of a better phrase. I enjoyed them nonetheless, and I'm disappointed that Naughty D...
Deus Ex Wii U photo
Deus Ex Wii U

Deus Ex: Human Revolution officially announced for Wii U


Revamped boss fights and GamePad functionality included
Mar 20
// Chris Carter
As a surprise to no one, Square Enix has officially announced and acknowledged the existence of the rumored Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director's Cut for the Wii U. The new Wii U-centric features include GamePad hacking, inte...
Deus Ex Wii U photo
Deus Ex Wii U

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut coming to Wii U


Keep the late port train a-rollin'
Mar 19
// Tony Ponce
Leave it to Amazon to once again break a story well ahead of a publisher's official announcement. A new listing on the online retailer reveals Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for Wii U is set to release on May 7. Rum...
Dungeons & Dragons photo
Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons arcade games coming to PS3 and 360?


God, I hope so
Mar 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
Siliconera has a story up right now which may spoil some of Capcom's plans for this coming PAX East. According to the post, the publisher is set to announce the impending arrival of classic Dungeons & Dragons arcade ...
Terraria photo
Terraria

Terraria console devs 'looking into' Vita port


Vita 'could be a very natural fit'
Mar 12
// Darren Nakamura
In an interview on TechnologyTell, David Welch of 505 Games discusses some of the challenges and successes that the studio has encountered while bringing Terraria to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Interestingly, some of the ...
The Conduit HD photo
The Conduit HD

Wii FPS The Conduit is going HD for smartphones


I completely forgot about this game
Mar 01
// Tony Ponce
I won't blame you for only vaguely remembering The Conduit, the Wii-exclusive first-person shooter that developer High Voltage Software claimed would be so technologically proficient that it would demonstrate just how little ...
Brutal Legend on PC photo
Brutal Legend on PC

PC Port Report: Brutal Legend


Be prepared to use a controller for Brutal Legend on PC
Feb 26
// Joshua Derocher
[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] It's been about three and a half years since Brütal Legend came out on consoles and it has f...
Sony and Blizzard photo
Sony and Blizzard

Blizzard announces Diablo III on the PS3 and PS4


A "strategic partnership to take over the world"
Feb 20
// Chris Carter
Former professional wrestler Chris Metzen of Blizzard entertainment announced today that Sony and Blizzard have entered a "strategic partnership to take over the world."  While there's no mention of Pinky and the Brain's...
Revelations HD photo
Revelations HD

Fan feedback led to Resident Evil: Revelations HD


Console versions not a result of 'perceived disappointment' with 3DS sales
Feb 18
// Jordan Devore
Love or hate Capcom, many vocal fans of the company seem to have an endless supply of opinions regarding why a decision was or was not made. In the case of Resident Evil: Revelations shedding its 3DS exclusivity with ports to...
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Aliens: Colonial Marines not canceled for Wii U


Publisher confirms the shame is still coming
Feb 15
// Jim Sterling
In the fallout of the Aliens: Colonial Marines controversy, fact and fiction are difficult to separate. SEGA has, at least, put paid to one of the not-so-true suggestions, denying rumors that the Wii U version has b...
Muramasa Rebirth photo
Muramasa Rebirth

New vid of Muramasa Rebirth as pretty as expected


Sweet Vanillaware
Feb 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
A new gameplay video for the Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade has cropped up on the interwebs and ... yep. That's Muramasa. Note the beautiful sprite designs and animation, as well as the torrent of flashing blade...
Lords of Shadow 2 Wii U photo
Lords of Shadow 2 Wii U

Now we know why Lords of Shadow 2 isn't on the Wii U


Also, 'no plans' for Mirror of Fate HD
Feb 11
// Chris Carter
Some time ago, Konami revealed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 was not coming to the Wii U, much to the ire of fans. But now, we now why that is, and I'm just glad it's not GamePad related. Take it from Konami's Dave Cox ...
Resident Evil Revelations photo
Resident Evil Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations Wii U has Off-TV play


Wii U Pro Controller support too
Feb 10
// Jonathan Holmes
Quite a few developers are feeling shy about Wii U development. They can't think of anything wild and zany to do with that wacky Wii U GamePad, and apparently, they don't think their games would be fun enough to entice consum...
After Burner on iOS photo
After Burner on iOS

After Burner Climax is jetting onto iOS


GET READY!
Feb 06
// Tony Ponce
After Burner is one of those games that tickles the nostalgia bone and doesn't stop. I remember burning away hours locked in aerial combat with After Burner II on my Famicom, although I never did manage to reach the end. And...
Razor's Edge on PS3 / 360 photo
Razor's Edge on PS3 / 360

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge outed for PS3 / 360


Well, that was fast
Feb 05
// Tony Ponce
Not even three months since Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge landed, we already have evidence that PS3 and 360 ports of the enhanced Wii U port are on the way. Japanese retailer Rakuten has let slip that Razor's Edge will drop fo...

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