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Delve into SteamWorld Dig on Wii U next week

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 ...   more

Delve into SteamWorld Dig on Wii U next week photo

Vagante is a tough, promising 2D action-platformer

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...   more

Vagante is a tough, promising 2D action-platformer photo

The best version of Guacamelee! hits Steam on Thursday

Now that the console releases are out of the way, DrinkBox Studios is bringing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to Steam on Thursday. This expanded version of the hit action-platformer offers new areas, abilities...   more

The best version of Guacamelee! hits Steam on Thursday photo

The latest Sonic Boom trailer is rife with quips and a movie announcer dude

Are you tired of Sonic Boom yet? Oh, you are? Well, I guess you won't want to check out this new trailer, then. See if I care. The latest trailer details some of the enemies and villains Sonic will face up against,...   more

The latest Sonic Boom trailer is rife with quips and a movie announcer dude photo

Azure Striker: Gunvolt hits 3DS later this month

Azure Striker: Gunvolt is leaping to Nintendo 3DS in North America starting August 29, Inti Creates announced today. The action platformer will be available via the eShop for $14.99. Gunvolt Official EN [Twitter]   more

Azure Striker: Gunvolt hits 3DS later this month photo

Ori and the Blind Forest is a lot more than just a beautiful game

One glance at Moon Studios' Ori and the Blind Forest is enough to be immediately enamored by the game's visuals. Actually, it's almost an inevitability. Every piece of media that Microsoft releases for Ori draws att...   more

Ori and the Blind Forest is a lot more than just a beautiful game photo

Nom Nom Galaxy will be right at home on PS Vita and PS4

Following its work for Q-Games on PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate and PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, Double Eleven is now co-developing Nom Nom Galaxy for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Nom Nom Galaxy is as adorable as it is difficult t...   more

Nom Nom Galaxy will be right at home on PS Vita and PS4 photo

Prepare to hate your co-op partner in Project Totem

Even though I wasn’t optimistic about the prospect, I wanted to put my best foot forward. With a cheery tone to my voice, I affirmed the stranger’s request to play Project Totem cooperatively with me. The entire m...   more

Prepare to hate your co-op partner in Project Totem photo

See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3

After the runaway success of the first two LittleBigPlanet titles on PS3, fans had been clamoring for a follow-up on Sony's new hardware. With the announcement of LittleBigPlanet 3 at E3 coming to both PS4 and PS3, the LBP co...   more

See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo


See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo
See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo
See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo
See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo
See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo
See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo



The Swapper is just as incredible on PS4 and Vita

Somehow Facepalm Games' The Swapper slipped under my radar in 2013. Even though I've owned it for a while from a Humble Bundle, I just never fired it up. Releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita la...   more

The Swapper is just as incredible on PS4 and Vita photo

Mega Man 5 hits Wii U, Mega Man StreetPass puzzle hits 3DS

Rehashing is not new for Capcom. Still, does it feel like, just maybe, the excitement over Keiji Inafune's two not-Mega Men has spurred Capcom to release a bunch of Mega Man stuff this month? Maybe. Mega Man 5 ...   more

Mega Man 5 hits Wii U, Mega Man StreetPass puzzle hits 3DS photo

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earthworm Jim with these awesome features

August 2nd marked the 20th anniversary of the Earthworm Jim franchise. I remember just yesterday being a small child and having terrible nightmares from the hellish surreal scenes that make up the levels of the various Earthw...   more

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earthworm Jim with these awesome features photo

Velocity 2X looking to melt your eyeballs on September 2

Velocity X2 is one I've been keeping my eye on for awhile now. It's part space shooter, and part Metroidvania-like platformer that's in one sweet package. This is coming out for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on...   more

Velocity 2X looking to melt your eyeballs on September 2 photo

Shovel Knight team muses on Kickstarter, platform sales post-launch

Shovel Knight finally arrived in June, and it was everything a platformer fan could hope for. Game Informer had a chance to chat with developer Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco and Nick Wozniak on the process, giving us so...   more

Shovel Knight team muses on Kickstarter, platform sales post-launch photo

Teslagrad is heading to retail, also the PS4

Teslagrad came, saw, and did modestly well in terms of a critical response, but it still hasn't hit the Wii U yet after its announcement last year. Thankfully we're getting some news, as developer Rain Games is going to ...   more

Teslagrad is heading to retail, also the PS4 photo

Flappy Bird returns as a multiplayer console game

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...   more

Flappy Bird returns as a multiplayer console game photo

Ride hard and crash harder in the new Trials Fusion DLC

RedLynx's Trials Fusion gets an injection of Borderlands flavor today, as the game's first add-on takes players to the outskirts of society where rogues reside in the wastelands. Titled Riders of the Rustlands, the...   more

Ride hard and crash harder in the new Trials Fusion DLC photo

LittleBigPlanet 3 out on PS3, PS4 this November

Sumo Digital has announced a November 18, 2014 release date for LittleBigPlanet 3 on both PlayStation 3 and PS4. Levels created in the prior games will be compatible (and look better on PS4) and there are new characters to pl...   more

LittleBigPlanet 3 out on PS3, PS4 this November photo

Trine overhauled with new Enchanted Edition

Frozenbyte has come out with a new Trine Enchanted Edition today on PC that's a remake of the original game in the Trine 2 engine, complete with online and local co-op play and mid-level saving functionality. It's currently ...   more

Trine overhauled with new Enchanted Edition photo

The Deer God funded, now coming to Wii U and Xbox One too

Did you get your pledge in for The Deer God? I didn't, because these days I try to severely limit the number of projects I back on Kickstarter, but damn did it look neat -- visually and conceptually. Crescent Moon Games ende...   more

The Deer God funded, now coming to Wii U and Xbox One too photo

Canabalt 2.0 brings more modes and multiplayer to iOS

For the most part, I'm over endless runners, but I'll always have Canabalt. It hit at the right time and holds up well. Matter of fact, it's gotten even better with age: there's a free new update for the iOS version, out now,...   more

Canabalt 2.0 brings more modes and multiplayer to iOS photo

Platformer Freedom Planet borrows from the Sega Genesis greats

Freedom Planet looks like a lost Sega Genesis gem, but it's actually a brand new action-platform game created by GalaxyTrail. I remember hearing about it a while back from Tony Ponce -- first in 2012 and again last year when...   more

Platformer Freedom Planet borrows from the Sega Genesis greats photo

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer

A lot of the time, all it takes to make an interesting game is to tweak an existing formula or to just mesh two separate mechanics and concepts together. Case in point, Aegis Defenders, a lovely looking homage to the 16-bit ...   more

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer photo

Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity

Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt, is coming to Japan (via 3DS eShop) on August 20. No word on a specific North American release date. Inti Creates' Takuya Aizu explained...   more

Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo


Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo



Party like it's 1997: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launch trailer

You can read our Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review just a bit later today, but you can watch the launch trailer for the spruced up cult classic platformer right now. It's as delightful as ever, but also clean and pretty. Or, new and tasty. Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will be available in North and South America on July 22, Europe and Australia July 23.   more

Party like it's 1997: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launch trailer photo

Yumi's Odd Odyssey gets a permanent price drop on 3DS

If you've been on the fence about Yumi's Odd Odyssey due to its high price, I have good news -- it's just been discounted permanently in the US. Previously the 3DS eShop game was $29.99, but now you'll find it for $...   more

Yumi's Odd Odyssey gets a permanent price drop on 3DS photo

'Infographics action game' Metrico lands on PS Vita next month

We've covered Metrico a couple of times before but it's only now, in the last big push before release, that I am starting to grasp what it's all about. This trailer helps. The game is full of infographics that "change based ...   more

'Infographics action game' Metrico lands on PS Vita next month photo

Review: Abyss Odyssey

One thing you can't accuse Chilean developer ACE Team of doing is ploughing the same, well trodden ground as other indie devs. Its debut hit Zeno Clash combined a surrealistic art style with first-person, melee combat, while ...   more

Review: Abyss Odyssey photo

Beating Spelunky in under two minutes

One minute and fifty five seconds -- that's the new world-record any% time for Spelunky set by Pibonacci. It hurts my brain thinking about how many runs must have happened before the right conditions presented themselves for this to unfold. To think, I was happy to clear Olmec in under eight minutes for the "Speedlunky" achievement.   more

Beating Spelunky in under two minutes photo

The Temporus Kickstarter project gets a few notable updates

Temporus the 2D platformer is still going on Kickstarter, and now we have a bit more info on things like stretch goals and the game's musical elements. Specifically, remix soundtrack goals involving Jake Kaufman, Jeff Ba...   more

The Temporus Kickstarter project gets a few notable updates photo

Sonic Jump Fever is fun for about two minutes

Sonic Jump Fever is now available worldwide via iTunes and Google Play, Sega announced today. The vertical platformer is a free-to-play sequel to Sonic Jump, which first appeared on Japanese mobile phones in 2005. The experi...   more

Sonic Jump Fever is fun for about two minutes photo

Vita owners should keep an eye on The Firefly Diary

NIS America confirmed The Firefly Diary for the West this week, and now we have another look at the PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer in action courtesy of the localization house. Company president Sohei Niikawa&n...   more

Vita owners should keep an eye on The Firefly Diary photo

Less than three weeks until Rogue Legacy hits PlayStation

Cellar Door Games' well-liked action-platformer Rogue Legacy comes to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on July 29, 2014. It'll arrive in style, with support for Cross-Buy and cross-platform saves. These new ports will include everything...   more

Less than three weeks until Rogue Legacy hits PlayStation photo

Cave Story-inspired platformer Momodora III is out on Steam for $5

Momodora III went through Greenlight earlier this year, and now it is finished and available on Steam for purchase. Though it looks like it plays more like Shovel Knight, the visuals seem to remind most of the legendary indi...   more

Cave Story-inspired platformer Momodora III is out on Steam for $5 photo

Action Henk slides onto Steam Early Access and Humble Store today

So Action Henk missed its initial goal of hitting Steam Early Access on June 18, but only by a bit. The action figure racing game is now available there, as well as through the Humble Store. I have been fortunate enough to s...   more

Action Henk slides onto Steam Early Access and Humble Store today photo

Tempting: Temporus is a squat little time traveling platformer

Look, a 2D platformer on Kickstarter, Temporus. Who would've thought we'd see one of them. It looks pretty great, though, thanks in large part to the art of Peter Queckenstedt. "The main premise of the game is time trav...   more

Tempting: Temporus is a squat little time traveling platformer photo

Here's how to unlock Shovel Knight's Butt Mode

In almost every conceivable way, Shovel Knight is a throwback to how videogames used to be a few decades ago. Everything positively oozes that retro style, save for blowing into a cartridge before firing it up. Even the ...   more

Here's how to unlock Shovel Knight's Butt Mode photo

Trials Fusion rides to the Rustlands on July 29

Hey, you have that Trials Fusion season pass yet? It's your ticket to keep riding your cute little bike across absurdly dangerous locales. The first guided tour takes place later this month, and there may even be some mu...   more

Trials Fusion rides to the Rustlands on July 29 photo

Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another

Videogames are often at their best when you can just tell that the developers had fun making it. There's a special quality that shines through -- one that can sometimes be tough to place, but somehow makes itself passive...   more

Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo


Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo



Super Mario World's too good to not watch three people play simultaneously

This video may be just more than 50 minutes long, but I managed to have quite a few nostalgic flashbacks to my youth in that short time. I played the hell out of it as a kid. And that was very correct of me, because after al...   more

Super Mario World's too good to not watch three people play simultaneously photo

Thomas Was Alone's jetpack DLC is free on Steam

Benjamin's Flight, a set of new levels (and music and lovely narration) for Thomas Was Alone, debuted exclusively on PlayStation systems. Now, here the DLC is on Steam, for free. You get to use a jetpack in it, so, yeah. Noth...   more

Thomas Was Alone's jetpack DLC is free on Steam photo

Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is an amalgamation of a lot of old school 2D platformers, most notably Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Mega Man. As such, it involves a decent amount of tricky jumps, boss fights, and some adventure elements that are a bit more cryptic than the average game. Here are some basic tips to help you on your way to New Game+.   more

Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight photo

Free Octodad: Dadliest Catch DLC 'Shorts' coming late summer

Since its release in January, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has sold over 250,000 copies, according to developer Young Horses. The awkward octopus-in-dad's-clothing simulator is a lot of fun for those who take the time to really l...   more

Free Octodad: Dadliest Catch DLC 'Shorts' coming late summer photo

Here are the differences between the three Shovel Knight platforms

Although our review is for the Wii U version of Shovel Knight, I had a chance to test out all three versions -- and since all three platforms are utterly different in nature, it can be pretty tough to decide between them. Her...   more

Here are the differences between the three Shovel Knight platforms photo

Review: Shovel Knight

Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have we been waiting for Shovel Knight. Even though they only just completed their Kickstarter last April, it feels like we've been twiddling our thumbs for eons for Yacht Club Gam...   more

Review: Shovel Knight photo

Shovel Knight is available now for backers

As a backer of Shovel Knight, I randomly got an email that other backers are probably going to enjoy -- you can redeem your code for Shovel Knight now, ahead of the game's launch tomorrow morning. Just follow the Humble ...   more

Shovel Knight is available now for backers photo

Dear god! The Deer God is on Kickstarter with 3D pixel art

"The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art game that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills," the Kickstarter page reads. Challenge well accepted. I am incredibly good at both platformers and religion. I ...   more

Dear god! The Deer God is on Kickstarter with 3D pixel art photo

Mutant Mudds Deluxe: Tomorrow's PlayStation Plus freebie

PlayStation Plus is ending the month with a smaller showing this week, but Mutant Mudds Deluxe actually just came to Vita about six months ago, so it's relatively new, which is nice. There are also some sales that seem slight against Steam sales.   more

Mutant Mudds Deluxe: Tomorrow's PlayStation Plus freebie photo

'Sackworm' missed the cut for LittleBigPlanet 3

I'm team Oddsock forever. It's just a super cute dog sack. I love it. I could take or leave the rest. Particularly a bird that makes platforming irrelevant. I guess LittleBigPlanet has always been creativity and co-op fi...   more

'Sackworm' missed the cut for LittleBigPlanet 3 photo

This 300-piece Kirby: Triple Deluxe puzzle is worth taking the time to put together

One of my favorite parts of Kirby: Triple Deluxe was collecting all of the adorable little keychains. I've been hoping to see an entire set of them released for purchase, pixelated goodness and all, but I've not seen them jus...   more

This 300-piece Kirby: Triple Deluxe puzzle is worth taking the time to put together  photo