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Sega unleashes a trio of Sonic Forces trailers

While I vaguely remember Sega renaming this year's 3D Sonic game to Sonic Forces, I can't recall when that happened. I suppose I'm just so much more interested in Sonic Mania that I've almost blocked Forces out of my mind. The small bit we ...   read

 
 
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Cave Story creator's Kero Blaster out on PS4 next week

Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya is bringing the amphibian action-platformer Kero Blaster to PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, April 11. Like some of his other non-Cave Story games, it's a name you might've heard mentioned before but never sought out, and if ...   read

 
 


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Review: Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park was Kickstarted back in 2014 and promised a brand new game in an old genre, a return to the classic point-and-click adventure titles produced by LucasArts in the late '80s and early '90s. The title has an impeccab...   read

 
 
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EarthNight is a slightly different take on procedural platformers

Do you enjoy endless runners but can’t stand their procedural generation? Have you ever wanted to play Bit.Trip, but with the main character from Beasts of the Southern Wild? How about mixing those things with a dash of Shadow of the ...   read

 
 
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Set aside some time for Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap in April

As if it weren't obvious enough already, it's going to be tough if not impossible to keep up with all the Good Games coming out this year. I mean, yes, it has always been a challenge to give everything that catches your attention even a cur...   read

 
 
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PSA: You can grab Shovel Knight 33% off before Specter of Torment launches

The latest Shovel Knight expansion is just about ready to launch. While it will be a timed Switch exclusive for around a month, that doesn't mean you have to wait on buying the main title. If you're interested in Specter of Torment, why not...   read

 
 
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Insect adventure Hollow Knight releasing next week

Team Cherry's Hollow Knight has come up a few times on Destuctoid these past couple years, and now we're in the home stretch. The 2D action-adventure game for PC and Mac is out on February 24, 2017. The launch trailer is a great refresher....   read

 
 
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Review: Bleed 2

When Bleed came out in 2012, it was a great throwback to run-and-gun platformers of the late '80s and early '90s like Contra and Metal Slug. The sequel looks a lot better, builds on the foundation established in the first game beautifu...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground gets a launch trailer and release date

I guess early 2017 is going to be the time for retro inspired beat-'em-ups to get launched, as River City Ransom: Underground is set for a release on February 27. This is hot on the heels of Double Dragon IV, but has been anticipated for mu...   read

 
 
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Adult Swim-backed run and gun Rise & Shine looks slick

Rise and shine: it's not just something I put off doing each and every morning. It's also a video game -- an eye-catching run-and-gun published by Adult Swim Games, in fact -- that's coming to PC and Xbox One on January 13, 2016. "Rise" is...   read

 
 
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Review: Exile's End

There was once a time when 2D games were the tentpole releases that companies pumped out to make the big bucks. Those days are long gone, but the sidescrollers live on and are a staple in today's landscape thanks to indie developers. The in...   read

 
 
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap continues to look lovely

I will seize any opportunity to bring up Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a gorgeous remake of Wonder Boy III from Lizardcube, and today's developer chat with the original creator fits that simple criteria. "In July we went to Kyoto to demo ...   read

 
 
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Whoa! These Steel Assault gifs woke me right up

It wasn't until after Steel Assault's Kickstarter campaign had wrapped up and its developers had decided to shift the art direction that I became familiar with the retro-style action-platform game. This could well be your first time hearin...   read

 
 
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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read

 
 
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Watsham announces new IP after Renegade Kid split

It was only yesterday that Brett reported on the divorce between Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove of Renegade Kid. Apparently, Mr. Watsham is wasting no time getting himself back out there. Today his new company Atooi announced that it...   read

 
 
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Review: The Final Station

The Final Station is a deceptive little game, for all the right reasons. If you're expecting a rogue-like or a fast paced shooter, you'll probably be disappointed by its rigid linearity and survivalist mentality. But fret not, because if yo...   read

 
 
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Overwatch x Metal Slug

Overwatch's bright, styling characters make for some sharp sprites. 2D is best D, just sayin'. Shout out to artist and animator Josh Hano.   read

 
 
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Slain: Back from Hell is coming soon to PS4

In many ways, Slain was a disappointing game at launch, but in the months since, the developers have put out enough gameplay-altering updates and fixes to warrant a relaunch. The new version, Slain: Back from Hell, is substantially better....   read

 
 
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It's shocking how much better Slain is now

Admittedly, I've been slow to revisit Slain. The real metal, real arcade-y hack-and-slash platform game disappointed seemingly everyone who played it at launch back in March, especially folks who chipped in for the Kickstarter. Despite sign...   read

 
 
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Hue is a more colorful Limbo, and that's just fine

Hue is a two-dimensional puzzle platform game where the protagonist, the titular Hue, is tasked with collecting the different colors of a special ring to defeat the nefarious Dr. Grey. My first impression of Hue was that it looked...   read

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog is heading back to his retro roots in Sonic Mania

The above trailer officially announces what many Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been wanting for years. The Blue Blur is going back to his retro roots in a game that will feature new takes on classic levels as well as brand new sta...   read

 
 
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It's time to give Starbound another look

This is not the same Starbound I remember playing two-plus years ago. Not even close! As of today, Chucklefish's extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game is no longer on Steam Early Access because, well, it's finished. The full release vers...   read

 
 
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Starbound exits Steam Early Access on July 22

I played too much Starbound too early, and as we inch closer to the next major update -- the one that'll push it out of Steam Early Access at long last -- that sentiment keeps coming up. A bunch of us want to give the extraterrestrial sandb...   read

 
 
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Cuphead's platforming levels are brutal

For my money, Cuphead has unrivaled art direction and animation in the gaming space, but how does it actually play? Is it fun or frustrating? Well, it depends which side you're talking about. After trying Studio MDHR's run-and-gun title at ...   read

 
 
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For real this time: Terraria releases on Wii U in June

Re-Logic's action-adventure sandbox game Terraria finally made it over to 3DS, but that elusive Wii U version? Still upcoming! Publisher 505 Games has locked in a release date at last, though -- it's launching at retail in Europe on June 24...   read

 
 


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