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News: ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Past $3.5 Million, More Stretch Goals Announced

​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Past $3.5 Million, More Stretch Goals Announced

Less than a week to go!

It's pretty safe to say that the Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been a massive success. The spiritual successor to the Castlevania series will now be coming to nearly every current-gen console and the money still keeps rolling in, practically guaranteeing that this will be the gothic Metroidvania to end...

News: Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Nintendo of America boss is quite a fan, it seems

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be hitting Wii U and 3DS this year, and boy has it been a long time coming. The game was teased for Nintendo systems way back in 2012, but Nintendo was initially opposed to the idea - citing the game's "questionable religious content" as the reason for blocking a...

Video: RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

"SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" indeed

Two Tribes has just launched the latest trailer - amusingly dubbed "SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" - for its shooter RIVE, and it's so packed with pyrotechnics you might want to don a pair of shades before clicking the "play" button. The trailer contains content that has been added since the game was shown off at PAX, and shows off...

News: Tappingo 2 Puzzles Its Way to Europe on 25th June, But Germany May Miss Out

Tappingo 2 Puzzles Its Way to Europe on 25th June, But Germany May Miss Out

Developer hoping to self-publish separately in Germany

It's taken a while, but the rather enjoyable Tappingo 2 has almost arrived in Europe. It's been confirmed that it'll hit the region on 25th June, though it will skip Germany, at least initially, which has its own separate rating system - USK. The title's developer, Hugo Smits, has clarified...

News: Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Putting those fears to bed

Yooka-Layee's amazing Kickstarter campaign has ensured that Rare fans will be getting the next best thing to a Banjo-Kazooie sequel, but some supporters have expressed doubts about the size of the adventure, given that the game will retail for a low price and - comparatively-speaking, at least - its budget remains modest...

News: Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Virtual gravestones are on the agenda

In a trend typified by titles such as Mighty No. 9 and current crowdfunding effort Yooka-Laylee, hugely respected veteran developers are forming teams to bring retro back. Or, if not retro, a return to classic design that isn't necessarily enough of a sure thing to receive backing from major publishers...

News: Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

That includes you Australia / New Zealand

Xeodrifter is a particularly intriguing 3DS eShop title from Renegade Kid. Due to some delays and struggles in 2014 the popular studio took a decision to turn around this passion project for 3DS in just five months, and the resulting Metroidvania retro-styled experience proved to be a critical success...

News: The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

#wittytagline

Image & Form has been running a series of SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges every two weeks, with lucky winners set to receive copies of SteamWorld Heist on all available platforms later this year. Contests so far have included designing hats for robots and thinking up witty one-liners, accommodating those with creative minds and...

Video: Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Turn-based combat in a cyberpunk world

Indie developer Neko.Works has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Wii U eShop JRPG, Project Light. Inspired by "mid '90s classics" such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII and Secret of Mana, Project Light takes place in a cyberpunk-style city ruled over by an evil empire. The main protagonist teams...

News: Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Full of Eastern promise?

Arc System Works has confirmed that it is bringing two of its 3DS eShop titles to the North American eShop on June 11th. Swords & Darkness launched in Japan a while back and is a side-scrolling 2D action RPG. Our resident import expert Kerry previewed it some time ago, and wasn't that impressed. Ninja Usagimaru – The...

News: Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

$4 discount for SketchPad owners

It's been a while coming, but just recently we learned that Art Academy: Atelier is heading to Wii U in Europe on 26th June, this being the full home console retail entry in the series. It's now been confirmed in a Nintendo Direct Micro that'll it'll be called Art Academy: Home Studio in North America, and will...

News: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

Silly customisations ahoy!

Today's surprise Nintendo Direct Micro did more than just provide localisation details from the weekend's Japanese broadcast, but has confirmed another title on its way to the West. LBX: Little Battlers eXperience is hitting the 3DS in North America on 21st August this year, and is due in Europe in November. As the name...

News: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Swinging onto 3DS

Over the weekend we saw a new Chibi-Robo announcement from Japan, including a rather cute amiibo. Pleasingly this is making its way around the world, with the title being given the name Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash in the West. The platformer looks set to be a retail release in North America, at least, as the amiibo (pictured above) will...

News: Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

The wait begins

Bravely Second End Layer has proven to be a success in Japan, and considering the highly respectable sales of its predecessor in the West it's little surprise that it's now confirmed for localisation. The Square Enix-published RPG had recently been trademarked in Europe, so this isn't particularly surprising news. Both Nintendo of...

News: Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village DX Heading to Japan This Year

Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village DX Heading to Japan This Year

Rather like Animal Crossing x Monster Hunter

A combination of a Japanese Nintendo Direct and a live Capcom fan event have brought news of two more MH titles heading to the 3DS. Most notable is the reveal of Monster Hunter X (Cross), which blends the classic main-series play with Frontier-like special moves and quicker combat. Also announced today...