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Sega is holding Sonic Mania back until summer

Previously set for a spring 2017 release, throwback platformer Sonic Mania is now targeting a summer launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Sega has confirmed. Along with the disappointing but ultimately understandable...   read

 
 
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Based on Yooka-Laylee's Trophy list, there will be plenty of collectibles

Just what are completionists getting themselves into with Yooka-Laylee? As far as collectibles go, are we talking more of the Banjo-Kazooie approach, or Donkey Kong 64, what with its reviled character-coded pick-ups? I'm not expecting the l...   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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Flinthook brings back the grappling hook this April

Lotta release dates to keep track of today, but I don't mind one bit -- not when the game in question is Flinthook, an action-platformer that gives your space pirate a grappling hook and says "Have fun!" This is the latest project from Tri...   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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Rain World is ready for a March 28 release on PC and PS4

You know we're getting close to Rain World's launch when Videocult is trading in gifs for a trailer. Sure enough, the ecosystem-survival platformer is headed to PC and PlayStation 4 on March 28. We'll soon be sneaking and leaping for dear ...   read

 
 
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Review: Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

The game selection on Nintendo Switch right now is decidedly sparse, but I don't mind. Two titles are keeping me plenty busy, and if you've glanced at the eShop yet, I bet you know 'em. The first, of course, is The Legend of Zelda: Breath o...   read

 
 
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is also coming to Switch

For months now we've been wondering what is to become of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Nintendo platforms. With nearly every other developer canceling their work on Wii U in favor of the Switch, most people just assumed that Blo...   read

 
 
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THQ Nordic is bringing de Blob to PC in April

Remember de Blob? Some of you sure will. For everyone else in need of a refresher, THQ Nordic is set to reintroduce the Wii-era paint-the-town platformer with an incoming PC port on April 27, 2017. Our own Jonathan Holmes had positive thing...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is getting a 'Hard Core Mode' soon

With the latest update for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero due out on March 6, WayForward is tidying up some bugs, adding PlayStation TV support, and introducing a free new "tough-as-nails" Hard Core Mode. The mode isn't solely about making enemy ...   read

 
 
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Review: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

I had to do a double take when I looked back at my original Shovel Knight review. It has somehow remained relevant for nearly three years through constant updates from developer Yacht Club Games, and it's not done yet. While Yacht Club has ...   read

 
 
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Cyberpunk cinematic platformer The Last Night looks rad

This teaser trailer for Odd Tales' The Last Night has mere seconds of non-logo footage and yet here I am sharing it with you lovely people. It checks off more than a few boxes with its cyberpunk setting, eye-catching art direction (wait'll...   read

 
 
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The new Lego City Undercover ports are set for early April

"Save Lego City with a partner in two-player co-op." And with that, I'm in for the upcoming PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch version of Lego City Undercover due out April 4, 2017. As much as I like TT Games' output, I just can't play...   read

 
 
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Battle Princess Madelyn has that Ghouls 'n Ghosts flavor

I'll happily get down with more games that draw from Ghouls 'n Goblins and this new one, Battle Princess Madelyn, has a few extra niceties going for it. Besides looking and sounding the part, there's the range of targeted platforms -- PC, ...   read

 
 
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Sci-fi parkour platformer Super Cloudbuilt coming to PC and consoles

2014's Cloudbuilt struck me as conceptually interesting game that would get on my nerves as the difficulty ratcheted up, and as a result, it kind of just came and went. Or so I thought! Coilworks and Double Eleven are bringing the speedrun...   read

 
 
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TowerFall creator's new game Celeste headed to Switch

As you may already know, good-game-maker Matt Thorson is making another game, one that I hope and think will also be good. It's a "hardcore" platformer called Celeste. The last time we spoke about it, the release platforms weren't yet know...   read

 
 
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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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