Warlock and key
A good 30 years ago, first-person point and click games were a very different beast. These progenitors were brutal and merciless not just in their difficulty, but how they often forced you to study every room to pick out hard-to-miss items while juggling timed puzzles that would sooner kill you than let you waste time dithering on...
Hellblade, My Time at Portia and more Final Fantasy!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch Retail: Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD...
Phoenix Wright! Hellblade! Vaporum!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Vaporum (Merge Games, €19.99 / £15.99) -...
With a refined interface and new creative direction
Abstraction Games has revealed that the classic adventure game Shadowgate, originally released back in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh, will be re-imagined for the Switch this fall. The game is one of the original titles found within the popular MacVenture series, going on to appear on systems such...
Shadowgate is one of the most well-known and beloved adventure titles in gaming history. It quickly endeared players with its fantastic atmospheric soundtrack, perilous locations to progress through, countless puzzles to solve, and more ways to gruesomely die than gamers previously thought possible. Thrust into the role of “The Seed of Prophecy”, players travel deep into the castle, in hopes of defeating the evil that dwells within – the dreaded Warlock Lord.
That legendary adventure has been redesigned from the ground up, adding in tons of new mind-bending puzzles, lots of new rooms with stunning hand-painted 2D graphical details, and more objects to interact with.
This new console version builds upon the massively re-imagined remake of the original Shadowgate and features a refined user interface and intuitive wheel-based icon command system to help players along on their quest.
Get ready brave adventurer, the Living Castle awaits!
First Person Adventuring: Utilize your inventory, mapping system, and intuitive UI to complete your quest.
Dangerous Dungeons: Tons of beautifully illustrated rooms featuring both new and familiar locations, offering a new gameplay experience.
Mind-bending Puzzles: Lots of new and updated puzzles that seamlessly expand on the original game.
Difficulty Levels: Four different difficulty levels (from the novice to expert) that actually change the gameplay experience and puzzle structure. For the ultimate challenge, try Ironman mode that disables saves and requires players to finish the game in one try.
Retro Mode: Play the game like it’s 1989! Toggle on to listen to Hiroyuki Masuno’s original chiptunes, move between rooms with pixelated transitions and follow the text in retro format.
Storytelling: Shadowgate features dramatic cut-scenes and all the same great storytelling you expect from the original creators.
Cinematic Score: A digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack that changes with gameplay by composer Rich Douglas.
Soundscapes: A complete atmospheric and puzzle-based sound design featuring hundreds of sound effects.