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10:00 PM on 08.24.2014

Shantae's secret origin lies in... Xtreme Sports?

Before WayForward hit Kickstarter success and critical acclaim with their Shantae series, they got their feet wet on the Game Boy Color with Xtreme Sports. It was their first game on the handheld, giving it special senti...

Jonathan Holmes


9:30 AM on 08.02.2014

Celebrate Y2K all over again with WayForward's first GBC game

Late last year, we were lucky to have industry legend and founding member of WayForward Matt Bozon on Sup Holmes. That's where I heard about Xtreme Sports, WayForward's first Gameboy Color game. It sounded like a cross betwe...

Jonathan Holmes

11:30 AM on 07.14.2014

See what's new in the Shantae: Risky's Revenge PC cut

Although Shantae: Risky's Revenge started off as a DSiWare game, it eventually was available to play on the 3DS, and was ported to iOS. Now it's heading to the PC with a few new extras. The first most obvious addition is the...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.09.2014

Shantae: Risky's Revenge will see a PC release on July 15th

Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a fantastic game that helped bring some life to the relatively limp DSiWare service once upon a time. It's since been released on iOS due to its popularity, and now, it's hitting the PC on July 15t...

Chris Carter

7:14 PM on 06.09.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will steal all your booty this summer

The latest entry in the Shantae series is nearly here, and it's making its way to a 3DS or Wii U near you this summer. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is WayForward's latest successor to the excellent Shantae: Risky's Revenge...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom releasing this November

Adventure Time, that delightfully trippy Adult Swim cartoon masquerading as primetime Cartoon Network material, is receiving a brand new game in the form of Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, due out Novembe...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 03.04.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse delayed for a 'couple more months'

Remember when we reported that Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for the 3DS was "almost done?" Well it appears as if it's not really all that nearly done, as WayForward has further delayed the game for a few more months. WayForward has its hands full with this and Half-Genie Hero, the latter of which has no release in sight. WayForward [Twitter via Nintendo Life]

Chris Carter



Review: Double Dragon: Neon photo
Review: Double Dragon: Neon
by Patrick Hancock

Beat-’em-ups are quite the strange genre to me. I grew playing many of them: Simpsons, X-Men, and Turtles in Time in the arcades were my jam. In fact, I’d say they are still my jam. That said, it’s easy to recognize their faults, which are really faults of the genre as a whole, even if those faults seem to melt away when playing with some buddies. Lining up attacks can be a chore and they’re generally painfully simplistic when it comes to actual gameplay.

Double Dragon: Neon is a carefully crafted love-letter to a genre and a time period. It is an '80s beat-'em-up through and through, but with one caveat: it has some of the best gameplay to ever grace the genre.

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Double Dragon: Neon now available on Steam photo
Double Dragon: Neon now available on Steam
by Conrad Zimmerman

The zaniest adventure of Billy and Jimmy Lee is available for PC players today, as Double Dragon: Neon arrives on Steam. You may now purchase it for the perfectly reasonable sum of $9.99.

Setting aside all of the awesome music, goofy plot line, and absurd villains, it's still my favorite Double Dragon game. There's a satisfying technical depth to be found in the combat and the addition of the game's collectible progression system has kept me coming back over and over. If you're into brawlers and haven't played this yet for some inexplicable reason, you should probably get to it.

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12:30 PM on 02.01.2014

WayForward celebrates Wii U sales with Spin the Bottle

Nintendo recently announced plans to reward consumers who buy games on their consoles by making future purchases less expensive for them. Like a lot of the stuff they announced at that big press conference, it's actually som...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 PM on 01.30.2014

New Wonder Momo, guys

When Wonder Momo was first released in arcades and the Turbo Grafx 16, no one in the United States knew what "Magical Girl Anime" was. Game publishers were still changing women into men on a regular basis for "marketing reaso...

Jonathan Holmes





8:00 AM on 12.31.2013

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is nearly done

If you haven't heard, there are three Shantae projects in the works by WayForward -- two new original games, and a PC port of Risky's Revenge. One of those new games, Pirate's Curse, is set to his the 3DS at some point, ...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 12.12.2013

Shantae: Risky's Revenge iOS gets a controller update

Shantae: Risky's Revenge got a stealth update on iOS last night that allows for the use of MFi controller add-ons. The game was never impossible to play on a touch screen as it wasn't that difficult, but of course, tactile co...

Chris Carter



Dead or Alive, Cubone and panty sniffing w/ Cristina Vee photo
Dead or Alive, Cubone and panty sniffing w/ Cristina Vee
by Jonathan Holmes

Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were treated to company of Cristina Vee, voice actress for League of Legends, BlazBlue, Tekken: Blood Vengence, Skullgirls, Pokemon Origins and many other games and animated films. She is utterly charming, almost to the point of inducing speechlessness.

On one hand you have her compelling underdog story -- learning to overcome shyness through discovering anime and its surrounding fan community,  getting discovered online for singing anime theme songs, getting her first job in the industry as a teenager, and finally making it to the success she's found today. On the other hand, you have her personality -- a mix of wit, shyness, and slightly unhinged creativity. Over the course of the show she became Pokemon Cubone, sang about Rainicorns, and auditioned with me for the role of Marie Rose, the new Dead or Alive fighter. I made up lines for her to read on the spot about bunk beds and Burger King for her to read in-character. Her performance was flawless. Tecmo Koei would do well to sign her for the roll ASAP. 

We also talked about what it's like to be typecast, the growing attention that games are getting from Hollywood actors, what its like to to do voice acting for perverts and sex secenes, and so much more. Thanks again to Cristina for appearing on the show, and please tune in tomorrow at 1pm PST/4pm EST when we kick off Adult Swimbemer with Soundodger+'s Michael Molinari. 

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Review: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon (3DS) photo
Review: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon (3DS)
by Chris Carter

I remember my first episode of Adventure Time. It randomly came on the TV one day and I had no idea what it was -- but I couldn't stop watching. There was something about the show that kept my eyes glued to the screen, watching best pals Finn and Jake battle the "evil" Ice King to save princesses from all across the Land of Ooo.

Years later and I've seen every episode of the show, and I still can't predict what will happen on any given week, or what new endearing character I might meet. To me, that's the mark of something special.

Sadly, the new Adventure Time 3DS game is the opposite of everything the show stands for.

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4:30 PM on 11.19.2013

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon gets a launch trailer

In case it slipped under your radars, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! has a quick new launch trailer to remind you that this is a thing that came out today among all the awesome stuff launching thes...

Brett Zeidler