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Ultimate Chicken Horse is bound for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Clever Endeavour Games' party platformer Ultimate Chicken Horse is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and also Nintendo Switch (still getting used to typing that! Feels good!) in Q3 2017. The game is hinged on a fun-sounding concept. Playe...   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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If you're already on board with Little Nightmares, skip this video

Little Nightmares looks like one of those games that, once you have an interest in it, you're better off skipping trailers and news scraps. That's especially true for a longer video like this, with seven minutes of extended (but not comple...   read

 
 
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Psychonauts 2's new publisher Starbreeze dumps $8 million into game

Tim Schafer and Double Fine have announced that Psychonauts 2 will be published by Starbreeze (The Darkness, Payday 2), who is bringing eight million dollars to the table, more than doubling what was raised on Fig (a crowdfunding...   read

 
 
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Monster Boy is a medium-sized glass of room temperature tap water

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a "spiritual successor" to the Wonder Boy franchise. It's a cute platformer where you can switch between animal transformations as the situation demands. You can butt-stomp enemies. It's set f...   read

 
 
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Some mad genius hacked Darkwing Duck into DuckTales 2

Roms and hacking culture have always been a gray legal area, but I've always appreciated the pure artistry of it. Until today I didn't think it was possible to combine two of my favorite childhood loves, Darkwing Duck and Capcom's DuckTales...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Odyssey becomes Nintendo's most-viewed game trailer ever

Have you watched the Super Mario Odyssey trailer yet? It's weird, right? It starts off with Mario jumping around what looks to be a New York City inspired environment right out of Sonic, until it starts giving us some standard 3D ...   read

 
 
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After eight years in the making, Mega Man 2.5D is done and ready to download

It's pretty insane that I've been talking about Mega Man 2.5D for eight years now, but the little project that could is finally done. You can grab the official final build here from developer Peter Sjostrand, who had some help over the year...   read

 
 
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Slithering 3D platformer Snake Pass is hitting Nintendo Switch

I have the distinct feeling we're going to be reading a lot of "so-and-so confirmed for Switch" stories these next few weeks leading up to the system's launch. Why, look at that! There's one right here. Sumo Digital is bringing its puzzle-p...   read

 
 
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Review: Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

When I first heard I was going to be reviewing Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, I turned on my Wii U and popped in my copy of the original game to see how far along I got in it. Turns out, I didn't make it past the first world. I bl...   read

 
 


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Review: Candleman

Ten seconds. That's all you get in Candleman -- ten seconds of light to navigate an environment of near-darkness. It's a fascinating concept, one that turns a rudimentary platformer into an always-tense affair. It's maybe the most inte...   read

 
 
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Review: Nefarious

I’ve often wondered what it’s like to be the final boss in a video game. To live those final moments. To have to endure the sheer cheek of some helmeted twit kicking down the barricades to your secret science city. To watch him ...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment manages to differentiate itself quite a bit, here's some gameplay

Yacht Club Games is gearing up for their second free expansion for the original Shovel Knight -- a game that I felt was wholly complete on its own, but is somehow the gift that keeps on giving. Plague Knight was really good, ...   read

 
 
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Be the boss and kill all the heroes in Nefarious

Maybe the most traditional video game trope is "You are the hero, you have to thwart evil." It's a well-tread angle, and one that's still plenty popular. Nefarious flips all that on its head. In Nefarious, you are the bad guy and you'...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee has...multiplayer?

Wait, Yooka-Laylee has multiplayer? Rextro the raptor has an arcade for you and three of your friends to visit and play together both co-operatively and competitively. If you don't have any friends that's OK, Rextro will be your friend as ...   read

 
 
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Little Nightmares is going to end April on a creepy note

Little Nightmares looks like a spooky good time. That's what I used to think, anyway. What changed? Now I've seen this trailer detailing some of the ways in which your little character Six can perish during the platforming adventure, and I...   read

 
 
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Rain World looks riveting in this new batch of gifs

Rain World, a game about not getting eaten, is still coming along. I've got the gifs to prove it! But first, writing on the PlayStation Blog, artist and programmer Joar Jakobsson put into words why this title continues to captivate us (and ...   read

 
 
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Oh yeah, Sonic Mania is also heading to the Switch

Right now, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Destructoid as a Nintendo-centric news outlet. Considering how much Switch-related info has just been revealed -- and with even more to come -- I’m sure that almost every games media ou...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Odyssey takes Mario to some weirdly mundane places

Mario has been to such strange and fantastic places over his lifetime, it's ironically strange to see him hopping around a regular-ass city. At the very least, his hopping is augmented by his new physics-defying hat. He can throw it and jum...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight is getting a Nintendo Switch port and much more

Yacht Club Games is bringing its beloved platformer Shovel Knight to Nintendo Switch, which, hell yeah. That and that alone could've been the only news item on a day like today and I would've been thrilled. But there's far more, including u...   read

 
 
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Brilliantly colored Night in the Woods gets new release date

Artful platforming adventure game Night in the Woods was apparently supposed to release yesterday on January 10, but was delayed several weeks ago to an unknown fate. But as of today, it's slated to release on February 21, 2017 for PS4...   read

 
 
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Mighty No. 9 physical rewards still coming despite Comcept's total silence on the issue

This total and utter mess of a Kickstarter campaign isn't quite over yet. Recently, I've gotten several letters that Comcept still hasn't delivered on many of their promised physical backer rewards for Mighty No. 9 -- a Kickstarter tha...   read

 
 
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Review: Gravity Rush 2

Back in 2012 I was whisked away to the land of Hekseville with Kat and Raven, and fell in love with a brand new low-key property from Sony. Gravity Rush was everything I wanted an open world action game to be, and for several years, nothing...   read

 
 
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The makers of Poncho have some words of wisdom for indie developers

Poncho, the cute little indie puzzle platformer, has been out for well over a year. Did you play it? I didn’t, and apparently, I’m not alone in that. Despite being released on Steam, the PS4 and Wii U, the game was not successfu...   read

 
 
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is too damn cute

At trade shows, PR teams often try to get our attention by using phrases like "visceral" or "incredibly impressive graphics," and it all sorta blends together after awhile. Not so with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a remake of Dragon's Cur...   read

 
 



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