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Unworthy is another cool 2D take on Dark Souls

We always appreciate a good quickpost from the Destructoid community, and reader AlbertP has given us a wonderful gift indeed with his note about Unworthy, a cool-looking game currently flying under the radar. It's a Souls-like action-RPG,...   read

 
 
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Jotun creators unveil eldritch-horror adventure Sundered

Coming off of its Norse mythology adventure Jotun, Thunder Lotus Games is back with another hand-drawn, boss-filled game, one that's "heavily inspired by Lovecraft's writings." It's called Sundered, and you need to see its eldritch horrors...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge developer talks about Xbox One port challenges

Tom Happ, the creator of Metroid-like Axiom Verge posted on his blog today that the game had passed certification and will release on the Xbox One on September 30. In the blog post, Happ notes that there's a certain degree of iro...   read

 
 
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The secret sauce of Super Metroid

It was Metroid’s 30th anniversary recently, and although the celebrations were a bit scarce on the Nintendo front, fans took to the internet to show their appreciation of the series, most notably in the form of AM2R (which has now, sa...   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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Axiom Verge has a Wii U release date

Axiom Verge will release on the Wii U eShop September 1 in both North America and Europe. In a post on the Axiom Verge website, the game's creator Tom Happ wrote that his game would soon be available on Nintendo's Wii U conso...   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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The new Prey seems like it'll have a metroidvania bent

Prey's reboot is a shakeup to more than just the narrative elements. It's seemingly also a change to the very structure of the experience. Prey (2006) was a linear game, featuring 22 isolated levels. This Prey looks to be more ak...   read

 
 
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Review: Song of the Deep

Insomniac is constantly re-inventing itself. Starting off as a mascot platformer machine with Spyro, it moved into making a shooter hybrid with Ratchet & Clank, before going full-on FPS with Resistance. Years later the studio went compl...   read

 
 
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XSEED publishing new Shantae, Touhou

XSEED Games just announced plans to publish a trio of indie games (Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, physical editions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on select platforms, and Exile's End).  Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a fan-made action role-pla...   read

 
 


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Ori and the Blind Forest is getting a physical release

Ori and the Blind Forest always looked gorgeous, but I was surprised by just how much the game, as a whole, resonated with me. It's one of my favorite experiences on Xbox One to date. It's especially great, then, to see Microsoft Studios co...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge Wii U port 'has the edge'

Game developer Tom Happ first started working on the Metroid-inspired action/exploration game Axiom Verge back on 2010. Six years later, and the game is about to be released on Nintendo's current home console, going head-to-head for the att...   read

 
 
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Ghost Song blew away my expectations, made me die a lot

I have to be honest, I've been a skeptic of Ghost Song since it was announced and then crowdfunded. People around the internet have reacted as if it weas God's gift to gamers and the second coming of Samus, and I just thought it l...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge has some issues on PS Vita

Axiom Verge follows the exploits of a scientist who, after apparently killing himself in a lab accident, awakens on a mysterious world full of secrets to uncover and labyrinthine environments to explore. It's essentially a new Metroid ...   read

 
 
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Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition hits PC in one week

Exactly one year after the release of Ori and the Blind Forest on Windows and Xbox One, the Definitive Edition showed up on Xbox One, adding new areas, an easier difficulty setting, fast travel, and other features. PC users have been waitin...   read

 
 
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PlayStation gamers can finally play Shadow Complex next month

Shadow Complex? Still great! It's a thrill to start out with little more than a flashlight only to eventually become this supersuit-wearing force of nature that can walk off missile strikes and stare down mechs. Chair Entertainment brought...   read

 
 
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Heart Forth, Alicia sure is looking nice in these gifs

I'm not the only one on staff who's down for the metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia. Darren graciously popped into chat today with a gif from the latest backer update and I was so enamored, I forgot to cull the post for notable tidbits. Hour...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge releases soon on PlayStation Vita

It has taken much longer than expected to reach this point, but we're now mere weeks out from Axiom Verge's release on PlayStation Vita. It's launching April 19, 2016, with a 10 percent discount available during its first week, and Cross-B...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with Insomniac's crack at metroidvania, Song of the Deep

If you're going to make a metroidvania, getting your acronym (SotD) as close to the gold standard (SotN) is a good a start as any, I suppose. Song of the Deep is the surprise, GameStop-published (the store and Game Informer magazine owner, ...   read

 
 
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now playable on Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is chugging along, and it gets a couple of great titles this week. According to a tweet from Xbox's Major Nelson, Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are now available on Xbox One. I ca...   read

 
 
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Review: Shadow Complex Remastered

Fans of Shadow Complex have desperately wanted a follow-up for years. I know, because I was (and still am!) among them. The 2009 side-scrolling adventure was a genuine hit on Xbox 360, deservedly so, and ended up becoming one of the definin...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge is coming to Xbox One and Wii U

Plenty of people had the opportunity to enjoy Axiom Verge on the PS4 and PC platforms last year, but now more folks are going to get that chance. The developer announced this morning that the game is now being ported to the Xbox One and Wii...   read

 
 
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Pharaoh Rebirth+ looks like a hopping good time

I had never heard of Pharaoh Rebirth until today, but an updated version of this indie metroidvania set in Egypt will be releasing on Steam later this week. Pharaoh Rebirth+ comes from Japanese developer Krobon Station, known for its Mogura...   read

 
 
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How to access Ori and the Blind Forest's new area, and what makes the updated version 'Definitive'

Ori and the Blind Forest was by far one of my favorite games of 2015. Visually stunning and mechanically sound, it's a wonderful platformer that I can't recommend enough. Now, developer Moon Studios is releasing the "Definitive" ...   read

 
 
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Ori and the Blind Forest has a $4.99 Definitive Edition upgrade

After that last delay, I had kind of forgotten about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and that has allowed it to totally sneak up on me. It's nearly here! Friday is release day on Xbox One (while the Steam and Windows 10 versio...   read

 
 
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