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Review: River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of...   read

 
 
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Oh look, Musou Stars is a thing that will exist

At the Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo has announced that Omega Force is currently working on a new Musou game titled Musou Stars. The game will feature characters from various Koei-published franchises, such as Sophie from ...   read

 
 
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Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni is the latest game to abandon its release date

Remember three months ago when September was looking like an epic month for gaming? Those were good times. Now, it seems like every other day there's a game getting delayed and pushed back. Yesterday is was sexy punishment simulator Crimina...   read

 
 
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Review: Mother Russia Bleeds

[Header image created by Solve.] I have counted the beat em up genre of video games as one of my favorites for decades. My first experience was with Final Fight back when arcades were both kingdoms and crucibles for children of all ages. &...   read

 
 
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Feast your eyes on some Bersek Musou videos

I'm a big fan of Dynasty Warriors, so I tend to be excited for all of the spin-off titles that Omega Force comes up with. I'm not familiar with Berserk, but a friend of mine tells me it's super brutal, so my interest is piqued. These new vi...   read

 
 
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Steven Universe is finally coming to a console near you in Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers

Steven Universe from Steven Universe is about to enter the console gaming universe in the new Cartoon Network mashup game for PS4 entitled Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers. Looks like you'll be able to play as Steven as well as c...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's spin-off beat-'em-up game looks worth trying

Between the anime, pinball, movie, VR experience, and everything else happening around Final Fantasy XV, I must've let let Square Enix's spin-off beat-'em-up game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slip through the cracks. Today's trailer is t...   read

 
 
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Rockstar's Warriors game rumbles its way to PS4 today

There's a lot to speak kindly of when it comes to warriors. Patty Smyth and Scandal's "The Warrior" is high on the list ("Shooting at the walls of heartache; Bang, bang!"). So is that lovable second-place basketball team from the Bay Area. ...   read

 
 
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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown removed from EU PSN, but will be republished under Atlus

Dragon's Crown, a fantastic and not juvenile at all video game, was removed from the European PSN this week. Panic! Wait, don't panic. Evidently it involved a deal that was always in place between Atlus and NIS (who published it in Europe),...   read

 
 
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Absolver reminds me of God Hand (so I need it right now)

I lucked into my Absolver appointment at E3. I had wanted to see it since I watched the reveal trailer, but Steven Hansen was booked for the appointment. Sure, I questioned the idea of him playing a game that takes inspiration from Dark Sou...   read

 
 


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Now you can buy some bikinis for the Senran Kagura Estival Versus girls

Today, Donald Trump tweeted a picture of himself eating a taco bowl on top of a photo of his bikini-wearing ex-wife. It's his way of celebrating Cinco de Mayo, along with an exclamation of "I love Hispanics!" Okay then. I'm somehow most fas...   read

 
 
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River City: Tokyo Rumble is coming west

Natsume has announced plans to publish River City: Tokyo Rumble on western shores. Originally released for Nintendo 3DS as Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantō Kyōsōkyoku in 2013, the beat-'em-up is one of the more rec...   read

 
 
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Code of Princess jumps from 3DS to PC

Code of Princess, one of the first standout Nintendo 3DS exclusives, is now coming to Windows PC, Tokyo-based publisher and e-commerce company Degica announced today. The title will be available on Steam starting April 14 for $15. Code...   read

 
 
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Shadow of the Beast is reminiscent of the PS1 era

The PlayStation 4 exclusive remake of Shadow of the Beast finally has a release date: May 17, 2016. It looks to be a side-scrolling brawler which somehow manages to be oddly reminiscent of such classic PlayStation games as W...   read

 
 
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Review: Senran Kagura Estival Versus

We've all heard the expression "sex sells." It's the idea that our brains are so hardwired toward carnal pleasures that we'll buy anything so long as there is a pretty face and a nice ass we can associate with it. But let's be honest, that'...   read

 
 
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Nep Nep vs Zombies

Get your zombie and Nep Nep fill in MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies on Vita next month

Calling all Nep Nep fanatics! It's a day that ends in Y, so you know what that means: another game in the Neptunia series is getting localized! This time, it is MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies, a four-player beat-'e...   read

 
 
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Choose vulgar or mum in the new Jay and Silent Bob co-op beat-'em-up

Kevin Smith made something of a media empire out of two side characters from 1994's Clerks. Jay and Silent Bob have appeared in movies, cartoons, television shows, comics, and a whole bunch of merchandise. Their crowning achievement is Jay ...   read

 
 
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Leonardo can slow time in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Platinum Games' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan looks to be mixing up the formula of the old-school TMNT beat-'em-ups I grew up on, and I'm okay with this. Judging by this new gameplay footage of Leonardo, who has t...   read

 
 
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Steel Assault

This project gave backers a refund after it changed its art style

Well this is an interesting one. Some time ago, Steel Assault garnered $8,706 on top of a $8,000 goal for an 8-bit style platformer on Kickstarter. I think it mirrors the Batman NES game in all the best ways, offering up a darker ...   read

 
 
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Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers upgraded on Steam, too

Castle Crashers Remastered was a nice upgrade for Xbox One players, and now The Behemoth is bringing some of those improvements to the Steam version of the game in a free update. New mini-game: Back Off Barbarian Uncapped frame rate (FPS...   read

 
 
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Review: Zombie Vikings

Comedy is as diverse as the world around it. Some people love Larry the Cable Guy. Others prefer Louis C.K. But one thing is for sure: not every comedian is for every person. The thing that makes you laugh may not make me laugh or might eve...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson out now for 3DS

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, the latest entry in Marvelous and XSEED Games' bawdy action franchise, is now available for Nintendo 3DS in North America. The new release is available via the eShop for $39.99, as well as in the subtly n...   read

 
 
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Review: Castle Crashers Remastered

In 2008, Castle Crashers rekindled my dormant love of beat-'em-ups. It had imaginative characters, strange and varied locales, and the four-player co-op was great at encouraging friendly competition. There wasn't much else like it back then...   read

 
 
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Castle Crashers Remastered is free if you own the original on Xbox 360

I like Castle Crashers a lot, but I wasn't planning on nabbing the remaster for Xbox One. Now I am. Castle Crashers Remastered releases on September 9, 2015. If you own the original game for Xbox 360 and have an active Xbox Live Gold accoun...   read

 
 
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Wait, the American Sniper writer is doing Afro Samurai 2?

I'm sorry, how did I miss this? All of this. Let me step back. Jim DeFelice co-wrote the book American Sniper with the titular American sniper and Scott McEwen. This later spawned an unfortunate Oscar-bait film that made insane money (it a...   read

 
 
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