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Freedom Planet 2 is getting a demo in January

Straight from the horse's mouth, we're getting a demo for Freedom Planet 2 very soon. It's called "Sample Version," and will feature every playable character. What started life as a Sonic fangame now has a life of its own, and based on the ...   read

 
 
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Did Peach break up with Mario? Nintendo Mobile's new video introduces Mario to newcomers

This may come as a shock, but there are people who have no idea who or what Mario is. But they sure do know what mobile phones are, hence Nintendo Mobile's new video advert for Super Mario Run which introduces what he's all about...   read

 
 
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I really hope the final Mega Man mobile ports aren't this choppy, or ugly

Maybe it's the way the video was uploaded, but man does this Mega Man mobile footage look sloppy. I mean, we already have Mega Man 2 on iOS, and it looks better than this. We're only a month away from the launch of the original si...   read

 
 
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Review: Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

WayForward may be one of the most underrated developers in the games industry. The studio mostly does contract work, frequently laboring on licensed projects like Adventure Time, though it's also worked on sequels and remakes like Contra 4,...   read

 
 
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All six classic Mega Man games are coming to mobile, and they sound terrible

We recently got another taste of the "classic" Mega Man series (read: 8-bit or NES style) with the NES Classic re-release of Mega Man 2, and the Legacy collection, but Capcom is ready to give us yet another series of ports. Accord...   read

 
 
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Another Banjo Kazooie inspired platformer bites the dust on Wii U

As it turns out, ceasing production of your barely four-year-old console isn't the greatest way to inspire other developers. In addition to the beloved Yooka-Laylee, which is no longer being ported to Wii U and is likely making th...   read

 
 
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XSEED's retail edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero looks nice

Following up on that digital release date news for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, publisher XSEED has finalized the game's physical launch on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Wii U in North America. The Kickstarted platformer will cost $30 at retail ...   read

 
 
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Been a while since we've seen Rain World's good ol' slugcat

Rain World met its Kickstarter funding goal almost three years ago, and it has been largely out of the spotlight since then. Heck, the last time we wrote anything about the oppressive, waterlogged world was like a year and a half ago. But i...   read

 
 
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Cap off the year with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Dec. 20

And with that, the wait is almost over. After recently giving the heads up that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was finished and awaiting certification from platform holders, WayForward has settled on a December 20, 2016 digital release for its Ki...   read

 
 
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PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon remastered for PS4

That PaRappa game that was rated in Korea has been revealed as a remaster of the original game for PlayStation 4. LocoRoco and Patapon will also be getting PS4 remasters, as announced today at PSX. All three will play natively in 4K, a...   read

 
 
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Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy gets a name, gameplay

That remake of the first three Crash Bandicoot games (Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped) has a name, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, and it looks pretty neat. I've been ...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is 'done' and nearing release

WayForward is nearing the end of its "very long development cycle" for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a game that first graced Kickstarter in September 2013, and I think some celebratory hair whips are in order. Shantae is "done" as of this week...   read

 
 
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This overview video makes the case for Super Mario Maker 3DS

Nintendo is pushing out Super Mario Maker for 3DS right in time for the holidays, and while there's no doubt in my mind that it'll sell well as a portable Mario game, this version leaves a lot to be desired compared to its superior Wii U c...   read

 
 
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LEGO Dimension's Sonic the Hedgehog levels look pretty decent

Geoff Keighley's YouTube show is still trucking, and the last episode had WB producer Doug Heder on to show off the Sonic the Hedgehog level pack for LEGO Dimensions -- and surprise, it looks...not bad? Time and time again Sega has tri...   read

 
 
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I love that we can get pitches for new Sega Genesis games in 2016

We're in an era where we can get brand new original Dreamcast shoot 'em ups and SNES platformers. While publishers are basically remaking every classic game in their catalog they can get their hands on, we also have a collective of indie de...   read

 
 
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Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World gets custom pattern creation tool

Oh hey, Yoshi's Woolly World is getting a 3DS port next year with Poochy's name tacked onto it -- I totally forgot!Well, it's always been in the back of my mind because of the Poochy amiibo, but that's besides the point -- I was more i...   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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Inti Creates and Sunsoft are working together on a new 8-bit Blaster Master game

Blaster Master is well known to a lot of people. It basically took me to the next level way back when, as it was notably difficult and contained a mixture of action platforming and Metroidvania exploration. I even explained how it was ...   read

 
 
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Limbo still refuses to die by coming to Xbox One for a second time

Limbo is a game that you can play pretty much anywhere. Since its 2010 release, it has made its way to almost every imaginable platform. Limbo doubles down on that mindset by coming to Xbox One for the second time. Today, Limbo&nb...   read

 
 
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EA Access lands both Mirror's Edge games on Tuesday

If you were hoping to play Mirror's Edge Catalyst but never got around to it and you happen to be subbed to EA Access, dang, everything's coming up you this month. Both the original Mirror's Edge and Catalyst are joining the Xbox One servic...   read

 
 
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Abstract platformer Bound looks astonishing in VR

This weekend marked my first time going through Bound, a surreal dancing-centric platformer from Plastic and Sony, and what a trip it was. I had only ever seen screenshots and a couple of early trailers, so it was surprising to find out wha...   read

 
 
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Review: Halloween Forever

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Slain: Back From Hell likely won't make it to Wii U because of 'weak sales on that platform'

Developers pulling out of the Wii at the tail end of its lifecycle and the Wii U during pretty much any point of its cycle is nothing new -- they usually just end up going to PC or PS4 and all is well. But seeing it happen now, when the Wii...   read

 
 
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Review: Owlboy

Welp, it was worth the (eight-year) wait!   read

 
 
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It looks like we might get another Azure Striker Gunvolt

With its sequel fully released and certified in quality, Azure Striker Gunvolt has cemented itself as one of the marquee modern platforming franchises. It did everything Mighty No. 9 set out to do and more, and it kind of just did it u...   read

 
 


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