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TMNT: Danger of the Ooze

Activision announces sidescroller Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze


Donatello has a gap in his teeth now I guess
Sep 04
If you are like me, you have not really followed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a couple decades. The last thing I really remember was 1991's The Secret of the Ooze and Turtles in Time on the Super NES. Sure, I have hear... read
Flappy Bird Family

Flappy Bird returns as a multiplayer console game


...on Amazon Fire TV of all things
Aug 01
Flappy Bird has returned as Flappy Bird Family for the Amazon Fire TV platform. The endless tapper has seen some improvements over the original iOS release, including local multiplayer and more obstacles. It is available... read
Kero Blaster

Cave Story creator's Kero Blaster leaps onto PC, iOS


Feeling froggy?
May 11
Hop hop hooray! Studio Pixel's Kero Blaster is out now for Windows PC and iOS devices. The side-scrolling platformer follows the trials and tribulations of a bipedal frog tasked with subduing a legion of strange creatures di... read
You have my attention
Remember the glory days of beat 'em ups? Well French studio Le Cartel does. The four man team banded together and created Mother Russia Bleeds, with the aim of capturing the golden age of beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage. T... read feature

BloodRayne out now on PC

BloodRayne: Betrayal takes a bite out of Steam today


The dhampir femme fatale returns with an enhanced PC release
Apr 30
Majesco is looking to lure in unsuspecting victims today, as BloodRayne: Betrayal sinks its teeth into the PC market with a Steam release. The polarizing WayForward side-scroller initially landed on PlayStation 3 an... read
Monochroma

Monochroma's cinematic trailer gets dystopian with an evil corporation


Ain't no sunshine
Apr 28
This new trailer for Nowhere Studios' Monochroma presents an interesting juxtaposition between how the corporation in the game sees itself, and the effect that it has on society. Everything's peachy, upbeat, and thrivin... read
Suda 51

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day out now in Europe


Enjoy the sexy launch trailer!
Apr 20
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day arrived in Europe over the weekend. Developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's and Grasshopper Manufacture, the PlayStation 3 title serves as the final installment to anime legend Katsuhiro ... read
With some dabs of red
With all the cool tech demos and innovative ideas on display at GDC Play, it's a bit surprising that a 2D side-scrolling puzzle platformer is one of the most worthwhile things to check out. But hey, good games are good games,... read feature

CounterSpy coming to the PlayStation 4


Share progress across all platforms
Mar 13
Some of you were pretty down with CounterSpy when it was revealed last year for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita (along with iOS and Android releases). Well good news, kids! It's coming to the PlayStation 4 as well. Ev... read
Doujin Games

Mech shooter Gigantic Army now available on Steam


A surprisngly satisfying six dollar side-scrolling shoot-'em-up
Mar 06
Doujin shooter Gigantic Army is out now on Steam for a measly $5.99. You should check out our review and buy it maybe. That is, if you like fun things. You do like fun things, don't you? I mean, seriously, what els... read
Run 'N' Gun 'N' Gun 'N' Run
Sidescrolling run-and-gun games are, arguably, a classic that never seem to go out of style. Games like Contra and Gunstar Heroes, with their multiple weapon types, hundreds of attacking enemies, and billions of bullets whizz... read feature

Battle Princess of Arcadias collides with PSN in 2014


It's up to you to defeat the monsters invading your once peaceful kingdom!
Feb 14
Battle Princess of Arcadias and its splashy art are bound for North America and Europe later this year, thanks to the fine folks at NIS America. The Odin Sphere-esque action role-playing game will launch on PlayStation 3... read
A well-oiled machine
It's the early 21st century and humanity is embroiled in a bitter war with an alien race hellbent on stemming mankind's advance into outer space. You are a mech pilot. You pilot a war machine that's enormous and powerful. Ali... read feature

Doujin Games

Indie mech shooter Gigantic Army descends on PC today


'Side-scrolling, mech-shooting bad assery is back!!'
Feb 05
Gigantic Army begins its assault on Windows PC today, courtesy of publisher Nyu Media and Japanese indie studio Astro Port. The mech-flavored side-scrolling shooter takes inspiration from 16-bit titles like Metal Wa... read
Suda 51

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day heads west this spring


YES! YES! YES!
Feb 01
Amazing news, everyone! Namco Bandai has announced plans to localize Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day for PlayStation 3 in the Americas, Europe, and Australasia this spring. The side-scroller is the fifth and final installment ... read
Japanese indie games!

Doujin shooter Gigantic Army assaults PC in February


Check out the mech-shooting action in new trailer
Jan 22
Side-scrolling mech shooter Gigantic Army is set to make its attack run on Windows PC early next month, doujinsoft publisher Nyu Media has announced. Developed by Astro Port, the Japanese indie studio behind the likes of&nbs... read
Magically hits the mark
As the eldest of three, there have been more than a few occasions in my life where I wished my siblings would just disappear. Whether it was from them breaking my things; disrupting my privacy; or as I grew older, the embar... read feature

ATLUS

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies


Atlus vaunts successful figures for contentious PS3 and Vita brawler
Dec 03
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial... read
Senran Kagura launch date

Senran Kagura Burst hits Nintendo 3DS on November 14


XSEED announces provocative side-scroller for release next week
Nov 08
Senran Kagura Burst is hacking and slashing its way to North America on November 14, XSEED Games has announced. The "buxom ninja brawler" will be available exclusively via the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99.  The story f... read
Super Time Force

Get educated in latest Super Time Force video


Learn to unload a fecal storm of hot violence
Nov 02
Capybara Games' Super Time Force has been slated to hit Xbox Live Arcade for what feels like just about forever now. It's no wonder that wait has been long too. Since I first gazed upon its pixelated carnage and awesome... read
Senran Kagura

XSEED targeting November launch for Senran Kagura on 3DS


Nothing set in stone just yet
Oct 21
Senran Kagura Burst will descend upon the Nintendo 3DS eShop in November or sometime thereabouts, XSEED has revealed. The publisher hasn't quite nailed down a definite launch date just yet, but is still on targeting an a... read
PS2 Classics

Retro shooter Heavenly Guardian blasts PSN this week


Pocky & Rocky successor joins PS2 Classics
Oct 06
Heavenly Guardian joins the myriad of PlayStation 2 Classics available on PlayStation Network this week. A scrolling shooter initially released in 2008 for PS2 and Nintendo Wii, the title is something of a spiritual successor... read
Grasshopper Manufacture

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day hits PS3 in Japanuary


Ring in the New Year with a new Grasshopper game
Sep 19
Grasshopper Manufacture's next project is leaping to PlayStation 3 on January 16, 2014 in Japan. The fifth and final chapter of legendary Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology, Ranko Tsukigime’s Lon... read
Suda51 x Katsuhiro Otomo

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day's short debut trailer


Collaboration between Suda 51 and Akira-creator Katsuhiro Otomo gets a trailer I don't understand, but enjoy
Jul 16
I guess when the man who created the seminal Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, says, "I'd like to throw my weight behind a videogame," only good things can happen. As reported last week, Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve ... read

Obscure now called Final Exam, still looks fun


Name changed of that other Obscure game
Jul 11
Remember Obscure? It was that fun looking four-player side-scrolling beat-em-up/shooter. Well it's undergone a name change, and you can now refer to it as Final Exam. The name was changed largely due to how fans kept thinking... read
Suda51 x Katsuhiro Otomo

Suda51 teams with Akira creator on new PS3 game


Woooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh
Jul 10
Grasshopper's Suda51 (Killer7, Killer is Dead) is working with Namco Bandai on PS3 side-scroller Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, according to Siliconera. Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding p... read
Code of Princess

Code of Princess developer wants sequel on PS4, Xbox One


Guardian Heroes successor 'sold beyond our expectations' in North America
Jun 21
A sequel to Code of Princess might be in the cards, Agatsuma Entertainment producer Yasuo Makajima let slip when speaking with Siliconera. Despite lackluster sales in Japan, the beautifully crafted side-sc... read
Mega Man 6 OST

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST


Fighting robots 'round the world
Jun 21
["Rockman Rockman 6" by Kinniku] After being denied a release on Wii's Virtual Console, the final NES Mega Man has at long last made it to the American 3DS eShop. Before we graduate to the synth goodness of the SNES, let's en... read
Shantae delay

WayForward delays Shantae 3DS release until July


Game Boy Color platformer no longer planned to hit eShop on June 20
Jun 13
The original Shantae will no longer be coming to Nintendo 3DS next week, Wayforward Creative director Matt Bozon has announced. The acclaimed Game Boy Color platformer will now be hitting Virtual Console someti... read
DKC: Tropical Freeze

More about DKC: Tropical Freeze's soundtrack


David Wise and more!
Jun 11
I was thrilled but admittedly surprised that Nintendo took stage time to announce that David Wise, beloved Donkey Kong Country composer, would be working on the newly-announced Wii U title, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freez... read
Charlie Murder

Charlie Murder launch trailer is heavy on mayhem


Ska Studios confirms a summer release
Jun 05
If you're looking for the perfect videogame to complement your decidedly punk rock lifestyle, Charlie Murder seems like it's shaping up to be a damn fine candidate. That is, if you care enough to really care (which is totall... read
Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher: VS finally ported to PC, just not legally


'This is restoration of justice'
Jun 05
Ska Studios has a pretty well-documented allegiance to publishing its games through the Xbox Live Arcade platform. The company's 2011 hit The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile has been an exclusive to the Microsoft service until... read






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