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It’s a Big Day for twin-stick shooter fans, but not for zombies

Big Day
Take the role of a plane-crash and zombie plague survivor in Big Day, an indie game developed by Sonic Shield and distributed by Zodiac Interactive. This one is a real hardcore game, featuring pixel-art shoot-‘em-all zombie slaying in a top-down perspective. Pancho, the main character, tries his luck against the zombie hoards on his way to save his daughter Liz, who was...

Tsioque review: When a princess has to save herself and does it right

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Tsioque is a tale of a brave princess and a kingdom in distress, manifested as an adorable adventure game. Welcome to Tsioque and to a kingdom of crescent and double star. Here lie a great story and an adventure you won't forget any time soon. It all started more than three years ago with a collaboration between OhNoo Studio (Tormentum Dark Sorrow) and...

Star Ocean: Anamnesis and Nier Automata are collaborating for a limited time

Star Ocean: Anamnesis and Nier Automata
Shortly after revealing that 2B from Nier: Automata is joining Soulcalibur VI, Square Enix shared a new video, featuring their collaboration with Star Ocean: Anamnesis on iOS and Android devices. It appears that 2B and her cohorts A2 and 9S are now playable for a limited time, through November 27. Not a huge surprise since Square Enix are this game's...

Microsoft buys Obsidian and inXile, two leading RPG developers

InXile
Microsoft is boosting its ranks with the addition of the two leading indie RPG studios - Obsidian Entertainment and inXile. Obsidian Entertainment is responsible for some great RPG titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the game that accelerated their climb to the top - the Xbox console exclusive Star Wars: Knights...

Dark Devotion is 2D Souls-like devoted to being as dark as possible

Dark Devotion
Dark Devotion by the indie studio Hibernian Workshop is a 2D action RPG game, successfully funded on Kickstarter one year ago. The game will be published by The Arcade Crew, a new branch of French publisher DotEmu that focus mainly on assisting retro indie developers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLhPWhNPEPA You might have wondered why choose a name like "Dark Devotion"? Does this game have any connection...

Metal Wolf Chaos XD gives the US president a giant mech just to see what happens

Metal Wolf Chaos XD
You might already be familiar with Metal Wolf Chaos. Developed by From Software and released in 2004 as an Xbox exclusive in Japan, this title is a favorite among fans of giant mechs and animes like Mobile Suit Gundam. Devolver Digital is re-releasing Metal Wolf Chaos as Metal Wolf Chaos XD, with upgraded visuals, refined controls, a new save system, and 4K, 16:9 support...

Re-Legion seeks to convert you back to strategy games

Re-Legion is a tactical strategy game set in a cyberpunk future. We recently played a demo of the game together with developer Ice Code Games' CTO Mateusz Pilski and discovered that there's still room to innovate when it comes to RTS games. In Re-Legion, you play as Elion, a prophet that hopes to convert every single citizen in the city to his...

A giant skeleton and a little girl work together in Carly and the Reaperman

Carly and the Reaperman
Carly and the Reaperman aspires to be more than your average VR game. It is a two-player game in which one player uses a standard controller to play as Carly, an innocent little girl stuck in the underworld, while the other player wears a VR headset to take the rule of the Reaperman - death itself. To beat the game,...

The original Valkyria Chronicles invades Nintendo Switch

Valkyria Chronicles, the first game in the tactical RPG series, is getting a Switch version. Switch players can purchase a digital copy of Valkyria for $20, starting October 16. This version comes with all the DLC from the PlayStation 3 version. Here is a glimpse of the game: https://youtu.be/pimPq-oWY4s Valkyria Chronicles portrays a somewhat fantastical version of WWII. You play as a squad of colorful...

MapleStory M brings Maple World to life on mobile

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MapleStory M is already on its way to becoming a huge success. By creating this mobile version, Nixon was able to revive this game and restore its past glory. Playable on fresher platforms, MapleStory M attracted former players together with a younger audience, foreign to this game, and satisfied the whole MapleWorld fandom. Nonetheless, the game stayed almost identical to the...

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