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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero photo
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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WayForward

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

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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A Boy and His Blob review

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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Switch Force review

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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WayForward

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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Goosebumps
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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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Disney Infinity
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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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Wayforward
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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

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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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
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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
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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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Veecaloid

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

 
 
Mighty Switch Force photo
Mighty Switch Force

It looks like Mighty Switch Force is heading to PC

First on the 3DS, then the Wii U, Mighty Switch Force! is an amazing puzzle-platformer that I'd recommend to anyone -- especially on a Steam sale. Wait, Steam sale? Yep, WayForward has announced that next month, the Hyper Drive Ed...   read

 
 
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WayForward

Til Morning's Light, Skullgirls, and Sailor Moon actresses stream tonight

[Til Morning's Light is a new horror adventure title from WayForward and Amazon Game Studios, bringing together talent from titles such as Aliens: Infestation, Skullgirls, and... Sailor Moon? We've got a variety of exclu...   read

 
 
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Til Morning's Light

Review: Til Morning's Light

WayForward has stuck to doing what it does best -- platformers -- for most of its career. But every so often it branches off and does something a bit different, like Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and now, Til Morning's Light. As an odd mix...   read

 
 
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Adventure Time

Adventure Time Puzzle Quest releasing on mobile this summer

Adventure Time Puzzle Quest. That really says all it needs to about what to expect. It's going to be the addictive match-three puzzling that we have been doing for years, with the familiar faces of Jake the dog and Finn the human, among oth...   read

 
 
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Til Morning's Light

Adam Tierney and Mariel Cartwright on the evolution of Til Morning's Light

[Til Morning's Light is a new horror adventure title from WayForward and Amazon Game Studios, bringing together talent from titles such as Aliens: Infestation, Skullgirls, and... Sailor Moon? We've got a variety of exclu...   read

 
 
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Til Morning's Light

Til Morning's Light is a smart take on traditional survival horror

[Til Morning's Light is a new horror adventure title from WayForward and Amazon Game Studios, bringing together talent from titles such as Aliens: Infestation, Skullgirls, and... Sailor Moon? We've got a variety of exclusive articles and in...   read

 
 
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Shantae on Steam

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse sheds Nintendo exclusivity for Steam

Surprise! WayForward is bringing Shantae and the Pirate's Curse to Steam on April 24, 2015. Having failed to nab the well-received game twice now -- first on 3DS, and then again on Wii U -- perhaps Steam will make all the difference. Chris ...   read

 
 



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