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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero pulls a Final Fantasy XV

September has lost another one. In an update posted today on the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter page, developer Wayforward announced the gorgeous looking game has been pushed back by about six weeks. A new release date isn't expe...   read

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A special E3 live stream with the creators of Cat Girl Without Salad

[ Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Today on a special 9:30pm EST Sup Holmes,...   read

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero keeps looking better and better

WayForward doesn't really have anything to reveal at E3, but they're still hard at work on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and have shared the latest trailer by way of their official YouTube channel. Here we get a look at the wide variety of tran...   read

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Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche is a manic pixie dream

Cat Girl Without Salad was first announced back in 2013, and at the time, I thought it was destined to be one of the greatest games ever made. Most of the time, I'm able to fend off any attempts publishers or developers may make to get me o...   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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Cat Girl without Salad

WayForward's April Fools joke 'Cat Girl without Salad' now a reality

Three years ago, WayForward put out assets for a really intriguing game called Cat Girl Without Salad -- the only problem was that it was announced on April Fools, and definitely wasn't real. But our own Jonathan Holmes didn't give up, and ...   read

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Rival Genie design chosen for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Recently, developer WayForward held a small community poll for the rival design in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. They settled in on three finalists, and as of last night, the final one was chosen, which you can view in the gallery below. I had ...   read

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is getting physical, physical

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero concluded its funding in October of 2013, and it's still in production. WayForward has been giving out a decent amount of updates, but we're still no closer to getting a real release window. In the meantime, the pub...   read

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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse leaps to PS4 this week

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is heading to PlayStation 4 this Tuesday, April 19. Originally released for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014, Pirate's Curse marks the third installment in WayForward's iconic platformer franchise. The...   read

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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse jumps to Xbox One next month

WayForward's Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is coming to Xbox One on March 16. The third entry in the indie platformer series was originally released on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in late 2014, and came to PC last year. It builds on the st...   read


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Shantae: Risky's Revenge

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is finally coming to Wii U soon

According to WayForward, Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut might hit Wii U soon. The game has moved into the submissions phase in both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe, and the publisher expects everything to go smoothly. Th...   read

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Review: A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and His Blob, a 2009 "re-imagining" of the NES game of the same namesake (and recently re-released on current platforms), is an interesting case study. When does retro game design and a devotion to source material become an active hin...   read

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Review: Mighty Switch Force! Academy

WayForward could probably make Mighty Switch Force! games until the end of time, and as long as they retained the basic concept, I'd still play them. They're fun puzzle platformers in spite of their faults, and the memorable character ...   read

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One of WiiWare's best games is now on mobile

WiiWare may not be fondly remembered by many, but for years Nintendo's old digital platform was one of my favorite places to discover hidden gems. In fact, some of my favorite games from the last generation (Lost Winds, Bit.Trip, and L...   read

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The Goosebumps game sure is gonna make you read a lot

Reading? In my video games? I guess that's par for the course in a click-and-point title. And, if you're really twisting my arm, it's probably a big part of reading books, too. At least Goosebumps is thematically consistent acros...   read

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Spend a Disney afternoon with John and Austin

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Thursday, we were happy to produce a...   read

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Sup Holmes goes back to school with Wayforward's Austin Ivansmith

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Art by Kokosac.] Today on Sup Holmes, we...   read

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Mighty Switch Force

A new Mighty Switch Force appears...for PC-only...on Early Access

My excitement for the recently teased Mighty Switch Force! game went from a "hnnngh" to a "meh" in one swift blow, as WayForward has announced Academy for PC, currently in Early Access. It's billed as a "part puzzle, part par...   read

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WayForward might be teasing a new Switchforce game

Despite any shortcomings WayForward may have, they're pretty on point with Shantae and the Switchforce series. For the latter franchise we've seen heroine Patricia Wagon in the shoes of a policewoman and a firefighter, and no...   read

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Goosebumps: The Game

There's going to be a Goosebumps video game

WayForward will be bringing the Goosebumps book series to life by way of an all-new, point-and-click adventure game, Goosebumps: The Game. "The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighbo...   read

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut is better than the original

Let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we? Back in 2002, WayForward released the original Shantae for the Game Boy Color. It wasn't a massive hit, but it quickly became a cult classic, and eventually lead to the release of Ri...   read

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Mighty Switch Force!

Mighty Switch Force! is out on PC this week, and it plays great

If you haven't played the fantastic Mighty Switch Force! yet, now would be a good time to start. WayForward has just released the game on PC, and it's the most complete version to date, while also sporting the same gorgeous art style a...   read

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Based on the new demo, I have a good feeling about Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Back in 2013, WayForward crowdfunded a new project by way of Kickstarter called Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the fourth game in the storied Shantae series. It managed to raise almost a million dollars in funding, which landed it on ...   read

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is looking gorgeous in new E3 trailer

Half-Genie Hero, the newest entry in the Shantae series, was funded on Kickstarter back in 2013. Today, WayForward released the E3 2015 trailer for the game, and it looks to be coming along quite nicely! The trailer shows off Half-Genie He...   read

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WayForward alumni made a mobile game about a shapeshifting Magical Girl pop idol

Veecaloid Pop is out this week on iOS devices, and the level of commitment you'll need for it is described as "Flappy Bird-esque." That's about on point, as the only commands on-screen are "tap" and "drag." The object of Veecaloid ...   read

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