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Review: Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Wonder Boy is a bit of a wonderful mess. The series never seems to stick to one style, developer, or nomenclature. Here we have a remake of Monster World IV, which is a sequel to Wonder Boy in Monster World, or, as it’s known in Japan...

 
 
 
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KeyWe, a kiwi mailroom game built for co-op, is out August 31

[Update: KeyWe's summer launch window has been narrowed down to August 31, 2021.] I'm always on the lookout for charming co-op adventures, and for a while, I've had my eye on KeyWe, a puzzle-platformer about two bumbling birds who must som...

 
 
 
 
 
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Huntdown for Steam is slicker and sicker than ever before

[Update: Huntdown is now live on Steam, early purchases will bag a 20% price discount.] There's no denying 2020 was an explosive year for video games. But among the mega-bucks, mega-marketed, mega-sellers of the industry, smaller titles wer...

 
 
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Obscure fantasy The Astyanax returns on PS4 and Switch

After going a little shmup-happy in recent weeks, the retro-loving folk over at Hamster have returned to the world of fantasy platformers for this week's Arcade Archives release, having re-released Jaleco's hack 'n' slash adventure The Asty...

 
 
 
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Delphine classic Flashback is getting a sequel in 2022

In real out-of-the-blue news, retro-lovin' publisher Microids has announced that the 16-bit adventure classic Flashback is to receive a sequel. The new game, tentatively titled Flashback 2 is scheduled to launch on PC and consoles sometime ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart trailer introduces Rivet

Sony Interactive Entertainment, alongside Insomniac Games, have released a brand new — and very impressive — gameplay trailer for the upcoming platformer Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which will see the steampunk duo return f...

 
 
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It Takes Two just hit a well-earned one million sales

Since launching on March 26, Hazelight's co-op adventure game It Takes Two has sold a million copies across PC and consoles, and it's "still going strong," according to the developer. You love to see it. As a bigger, bolder, and more inven...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fez is back with a Nintendo Switch version out today

Has it been long enough that you could go through Fez again with fresh eyes? I'm at that point and then some — it's been years! The perspective-shifting platforming adventure is coming to Nintendo Switch... today! I love when they're ...

 
 
 
 




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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World"Now with 100% less boy"

 

Miitopia"Miis are back"

 

Knockout City"We built this city on balls and holes"

 

Biomutant"Old world underground, where are you now?"

 

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster"The demon who wore tennis shoes"

 

Path of Exile: Ultimatum"Patch 3.14 brings the blood, sweat, and more blood"

 

Subnautica: Below Zero"A frigid new standalone story that can't quite fill the original game's flippers"

 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids"It's more Valhalla, for better or worse"

 

Famicom Detective Club"Murder, Yoshio Sakamoto Wrote"

 
 
 

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Gimic300

It is kinda funny that Prime 4 was announced as a logo E3 2017 to get people hype for the Switch, and Samus Returns was also announced to release later that Now we are getting Dread this year from the same devs and we still only got that logo for P4

 
Shinkz

Shh this is a secret to everybody, but anybody in the UK who wants the Metroid Dread special edition, it quietly just went up on the Official Nintendo store for

 
Zalno

Now that Ive actually got time to sit down and watch the dang Nintendo Direct, Im not as pessimistic as I was Metroid Dread looks like it could be But thats the trouble with Its so fragile, yet so hard to

 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

Im suprised by how much I am enjoying Pikmim 3 Deluxe,have 30 hours or so in it now and trying/wanting to get the platnium on most of the mission mode that they seemed to go for quality over quantity with the mission New to Pikmin games

 
The Whore of Babylon

So high off Metroid Dread news I did a quick run through of Zero Mission tonight and then restarted Metroid Probably just going to play every 2D entry again in the next few Maybe Ill blog

 
Kerrik52

I beat Prey doing almost everything with a pure human build, which proved I was afraid that a lategame section would be stupid, but it was quick to deal with Really good Time to mess with a Typhon build and try

 
Chris Moyse

Its not *quite* over yet, as therell probably be straggling announcements, but hope yall enjoyed

 
Kevin Mersereau

Reached the ending of it yesterday, and Chicory is my GOTY by a large margin as of right Good, passionate stuff that gets it That world Also, there was a small cameo that made me audibly gasp haha…

 
RiffRaff

Have a great day all! What were your top games from E3? BotW2 Metroid Dread Elden Ring Advance Wars remake Guardians of the Galaxy SMT 5 Inscryption Yokai Inn Mario X Rabbids 2 Chaos FF Pic unrelated

 
 

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