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Samurai slasher Katana Zero enlists Devolver as its sensei

It has been exactly five days since we last wrote about the long-awaited, neon-drenched samurai slasher Katana Zero. But the bushido blade life is an unpredictable one, and sometimes things happen at a quick clip. Developer Askiisoft has t...

 
 
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Lavish Castlevania Alucard statue coming from Gantaku

Japanese memorabilia-maker Gantaku has released images of a new statue of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night's immortal hero; Alucard. Judging from these photos, this model features all the intricate detailing and class one would expect fro...

 
 
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Tag-fighter Kizuna Encounter returns on modern platforms

Hamster has released another old-school SNK title via their Neo Geo Classics range. Here's a suprise, its a forgotten, colourful fighting game from the mid-'90s. Kizuna Encounter is now available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Release...

 
 
 
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SNK's obscure fighter Ragnagard returns on Nintendo Switch

It's a new year, and Hamster are already continuing their pledge to re-release hundreds of arcade classics on modern platforms. This week sees the return of a particularly obscure SNK title, Ragnagard, which has been dusted off for the Nint...

 
 
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These legendary bird Pokemon Nanoblocks are pretty cute

I completely forgot Nanoblocks existed (which is easy to do since they're based and mostly sold out of Japan), but after 30 minutes of research I kind of want a bunch of them. I'm sure our kid will grow up crafting tons of Lego-esque creati...

 
 
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This tiny Pokedex is actually a Switch game case

The Pokedex has become an international symbol over the past few decades or so. While the look is pretty iconic (sorry Aiden Pearce, actually iconic) the voice that goes along with it, popularized by the TV show, is also burned into my...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rediscover the roots of SNK's Athena on PS4 and Switch

The first of Hamster's retro re-releases this week looks at the origins of one of SNK's most popular heroines, goddess warrior Athena, often muddled with KoF's Athena Asamiya, but we'll get to that.Princess Athena is the heroine of 1986 arc...

 
 
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Metal Slug 5 returns to the battlefield on modern platforms

Another chaotic, cathartic shooter from SNK's Metal Slug series returns to modern platforms this week, as retro-enthusiasts Hamster release Metal Slug 5 on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Originally launching in arcades in 2003, Metal Slu...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Earth Defense Force 5

Arachnophobe warning!Other than video games, my main passion is women dressed in suits, with drawn on pencil-thin moustaches movies. Whilst I haven't kept a complete tally of how many films I've watched, I know it's thousands upon thousands...

 
 
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Adorable shmup action as Twinkle Star Sprites returns

Those delightful retro-enthusiasts at Hamster have brought something a little different to the table for this week's Arcade Archive re-releases. From the mid-90s, Twinkle Star Sprites is a very colourful and cute anime shmup that might appe...

 
 
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Check out this new trailer for Psychonauts 2

The next trailer to drop at the Game Awards was our best look at Psychonauts 2 yet. The trailer opens with a voiceover talking about how Rasputin managed to worm his way into the Psychonauts before welcoming him to their base of operations,...

 
 
 




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