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Huntdown is finally coming to Steam on May 12 with a new game mode
Huntdown is finally coming to Steam on May 12 with a new game mode
After a year of exclusivity on the Epic Games Store, it’s time for the retro 2D shooterto join Steam.
Prime 2D is a gorgeous sidescrolling take on Metroid Prime, and it’s playable now
Prime 2D is a gorgeous sidescrolling take on Metroid Prime, and it’s playable now
The demo looks like a modern indie take on Samus’ saga.
Battletoads Developer Working on a 2D Game in a “Much-Loved Established IP”
Battletoads Developer Working on a 2D Game in a “Much-Loved Established IP”
Job listings suggest Dlala Studios might be sticking with old-school stuff for their next game.
Metroid Prime 2D fan demo released
Metroid Prime 2D fan demo released
There's now a playable demo of Metroid Prime 2D, an ambitious fan attempt to remake the GameCube classic as a side-scroller, and fans are rushing to download it before Nintendo inevitably deletes it from the internet.
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
A group of independent developers known as Team SCU recently released a demo for Prime 2D, an impressive side-scrolling remake of 2002’s Metroid Prime that has been in the works for over 15 years.
Metroid Prime is being remade as a 2D metroidvania
Metroid Prime is being remade as a 2D metroidvania
The Metroid Prime series is wonderful, but there's something about the classic 2D exploration the FPS games lacked.
Demo For Stunning Fan-Made 2D Metroid Prime Game Released
Demo For Stunning Fan-Made 2D Metroid Prime Game Released
Return to Tallon IV. Nintendo made the tough decision at the beginning of 2019 to restart the development of Metroid Prime 4, with the help of Retro Studios.
Check Out The Reveal Trailer For Demon Skin, Hack-And-Slashing To Switch Later This Year
Check Out The Reveal Trailer For Demon Skin, Hack-And-Slashing To Switch Later This Year
A real skinful. Are you a fan of dark, unforgiving worlds where everything's against you and there's no end in sight? Well, bully for you! Buka Entertainment has a 2D fantasy combat game in the works for Switch that you might want to keep a weary eye on — if 2020 didn't grind down your enthusiasm for unrelenting bleakness, that is. Demon Skin is the freshly-announced title from developer Ludus Future (or LUDUS FUTURE, if the shouty caps of the press release is to be replicated) which features 2.5D combat in a grisly world, with RPG-style skill trees, weapons and other trinkets that you'll use to battle a menagerie of fiends, brutes and other demonic spawn in a fight for survival.
Saviour has beautiful pixel art parkour
Saviour has beautiful pixel art parkour
Saviour is one of those games that's been looking fabulous on Twitter for years, with GIFs that show off its 2D pixel art parkour and precise dodges in melee combat.
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! is a 2D beat 'em-up due out autumn 2021
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! is a 2D beat 'em-up due out autumn 2021
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! is a 2D beat 'em-up due out autumn 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S via backward compatibility. The teaser video is below: Here's the official blurb: Read more
Under the Island a 2D Action-RPG Announced for PC
Under the Island a 2D Action-RPG Announced for PC
The post Under the Island a 2D Action-RPG Announced for PC appeared first on Fextralife. 2D Action-RPG Under the Island has been announced for PC via Steam. The post Under the Island a 2D Action-RPG Announced for PC appeared first on Fextralife.
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
Rocket League Sideswipe is a new 2D mobile version of car soccer sim Rocket League coming to iOS and Android later this year, developer Psyonix announced today. Read more...
Devotion developer Red Candle teases a 2D action game
Devotion developer Red Candle teases a 2D action game
Devotion developer Red Candle Games has teased its next title - and it doesn't look anything like its previous games. In a tweet, the Taiwanese developer released a short clip of what looks like a 2D action game.
Devotion Developer Red Candle Games Teases Its Next Game
Devotion Developer Red Candle Games Teases Its Next Game
Devotion developer Red Candle Games is teasing its next project, which appears to be a non-horror, stylish 2D action title.
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny gets June release date on Switch
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny gets June release date on Switch
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, the latest entry in developer Nippon Ichi Software's cult favourite tactics game, will be heading to Switch on 29th June. It's been six year since Disgaea 5 debuted on PlayStation 4 (it's made its way to Switch and PC since then), and Disgaea 6 arrives with a few notable changes, the most immediately obvious being a new art style that trades the appealing 2D character sprites of old for 3D models. Disgaea 6 follows the adventures of new protagonist Zet, a teenage zombie on a quest to defeat a powerful god, and it's his unique ability - known as Super Reincarnation - that ushers in one of the game's most significant mechanical additions. Read more
Inti Creates Is Bringing Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 To Switch In 2022
Inti Creates Is Bringing Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 To Switch In 2022
Bloodstained director Hiroki Miyazawa joins the team. While we were hoping the third entry in Inti Creates' flagship 2D side-scrolling series Azure Striker Gunvolt would arrive this year, unfortunately, it seems we'll have to wait a little bit longer. The Japanese company has announced Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Review: Azur Lane: Crosswave - Great Anime-Style Design Sunk By Terrible Combat
Review: Azur Lane: Crosswave - Great Anime-Style Design Sunk By Terrible Combat
You sunk my busty battleship. Azur Lane started life on mobile devices as a 2D blend of RPG mechanics and side-scrolling shooting.
Horned Knight Brings Challenging 2D Platforming To Switch This Week
Horned Knight Brings Challenging 2D Platforming To Switch This Week
Out on Friday with a 20% discount! Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is Horned Knight, a "challenging" 2D action-platformer from 2Awesome Studio – the team behind games like Lost Wing, Dimension Drive, and BFF or Die. It's out on PlayStation today, with an Xbox release coming tomorrow and the Switch release rounding off the week on Friday 26th; it'll be available on the eShop from that date for 5.99€ with a 20% discount.
For Honor marches into Year 5 with Shovel Knight crossover
For Honor marches into Year 5 with Shovel Knight crossover
For Honor is celebrating its fourth anniversary with crossover content from the incredibly popular 2D action platformer, Shovel Knight.
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Available Now
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Available Now
Hi everyone, Melos Han-Tani from Analgesic Productions here with some exciting news for the Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Xbox community — Anodyne 2 launches today for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on the Xbox Store! Anodyne 2 is a deeply personal 2D and 3D adventure filled with whimsical mystery, and there’s no need […]
The Best Soulslike Games
The Best Soulslike Games
From Software's "Souls" series has given rise to a whole sub-genre's worth of similarly styled action RPGs that range from fantasy to sci-fi, indie to AAA, and 2D to 3D.
Terraria Android development will continue despite Google spat, dev vows
Terraria Android development will continue despite Google spat, dev vows
Terraria developer Re-Logic has said it will still support its 2D sandbox hit on Android and Google Play, despite publicly canning the game's Stadia version yesterday due to grievances with Google. Re-Logic founder Andrew Spinks made headlines when he railed against Google on his personal Twitter and said he would never work with the company again. Spinks' own Google account had been disabled for three weeks with no explanation, he said, meaning he had lost access to his Google Play app library, Google Drive data, YouTube channel and Gmail account. Read more
Feature: Every 2D Super Mario Game Ranked
Feature: Every 2D Super Mario Game Ranked
As rated by you. With the imminent release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch, and the Super Mario 35th anniversary celebrations drawing to a close in a matter of weeks, we thought it was about time we tried putting all of Mario's original 2D platforming adventures into some kind of order.
Poll: What's The Best 2D Mario Game?
Poll: What's The Best 2D Mario Game?
Super Cape? Triple Jump? Minus World? Back in September 2020 Nintendo kicked off a season of celebration in honour of Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary, and around release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars we asked Nintendo Life readers to rank every mainline 3D Mario game.
Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition is free on the Epic Store
Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition is free on the Epic Store
The 2D Metroidvania is a tough game to love, but it does some unique and interesting things.
Skul: The Hero Slayer is like Hades in 2D, and it's a cracker
Skul: The Hero Slayer is like Hades in 2D, and it's a cracker
Bertie: Oh I'll just give it a quick go...
Factor 5 Boss Muses On The Possibility Of A Mario Maker-Style 2D Turrican
Factor 5 Boss Muses On The Possibility Of A Mario Maker-Style 2D Turrican
"That would really excite me". Factor 5 studio founder Julian Eggebrecht has been musing over the future of the Turrican series and thinks that a Mario Maker-style approach might be the way forward for new 2D entries in the franchise. Turrican began life on personal computers before moving over to consoles like the SNES and Mega Drive, and after years of the rights being in limbo, we're finally getting a collection of Turrican titles in the form of Turrican Flashback, which launches on Switch soon. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The Girl From Arkanya Is A Treasure-Hunting Adventure Inspired By Classic 2D Zelda Titles
The Girl From Arkanya Is A Treasure-Hunting Adventure Inspired By Classic 2D Zelda Titles
And it's coming to Switch! We're not quite sure how The Girl From Arkanya missed us back in August.
4X game Distant Worlds 2 is the space-strategy epic you never knew you needed
4X game Distant Worlds 2 is the space-strategy epic you never knew you needed
Between 2010 and 2014, Distant Worlds went from being a rough and ready space game to one of the best 4X games you can find with the release of Distant Worlds: Universe. Its modest 2D graphics and clunky interface may betray old-school design roots, but you won’t find a more rich and detailed romp into a strange and hostile galaxy.
Cyber Shadow Is Another Fantastic Homage To Classic NES Games
Cyber Shadow Is Another Fantastic Homage To Classic NES Games
What 2D side-scroller Cyber Shadow is missing in personality it makes up for with amazing visuals and action sequences that challenge your timing and reflexes without ever feeling tedious or cheap.
Ocean's Heart is out, uses this one extremely common key art composition I can't resist
Ocean's Heart is out, uses this one extremely common key art composition I can't resist
Ocean’s Heart is a Zelda-like, in the sense that it’s a 2D, top-down sword swinger in the vein of Link To The Past.
Rare Sketches Of Donkey Kong Country Show Off DK's Early Evolution
Rare Sketches Of Donkey Kong Country Show Off DK's Early Evolution
In the latest video from YouTube’s DK Creations (via NintendoLife), long-time video game artist Kev Bayliss shows off original sketches from Rare’s Donkey Kong Country, and talks about how he transformed Nintendo’s original cartoon ape from 2D villain to 3D-rendered platform hero.
Vertex, the ultimate event for 2D and 3D artists, returns on 25 February
Vertex, the ultimate event for 2D and 3D artists, returns on 25 February
Featuring speakers from Pixar, Lucasfilm and many more.
Acclaimed sign-shifting platform-puzzler The Pedestrian out on PlayStation next week
Acclaimed sign-shifting platform-puzzler The Pedestrian out on PlayStation next week
Developer Skookum Arts is bringing its acclaimed platform puzzler The Pedestrian to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 next week on 29th January. The Pedestrian, which released on PC at the start of last year, follows the 2D adventures of an energetic stick person as they scramble across platforms imprinted on public signs scattered around a beautifully rendered 3D metropolis. Just as the platform genre demands, there's ample jumping-type business to be done, but The Pedestrian complicates matters by demanding players make each stage, usually consisting of a number of different signs, traversable first. Read more
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition Arrives on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition Arrives on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, giving players a chance to once again team up with friends and fight for love in a remastered version of the classic  2D beat-‘em-up that first launched in 2010.
Here's A Closer Look At Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night's Classic Mode Update
Here's A Closer Look At Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night's Classic Mode Update
Out today on Switch. As promised, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been treated to two free additions today, and to give us a better look at the new content, 505 Games has shared a brand new trailer for the 8-bit Classic Mode. This latest DLC is part of a steady stream of content planned for the game throughout 2021; alongside the Classic Mode is 'Kingdom Crossover', a new map based on 2D side-scrolling strategy game, Kingdom Two Crowns. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Dangen Entertainment And Protoculture Games Settle Devil Engine Dispute Amicably
Dangen Entertainment And Protoculture Games Settle Devil Engine Dispute Amicably
Devil Engine and Devil Engine Ignition are back in the hands of the developer. In July last year, publisher Dangen Entertainment and developer Protoculture Games became embroiled in a dispute regarding the latter's excellent 2D shmup Devil Engine. Protoculture claimed that it hadn't seen a single penny from sales of the title on either Switch or Steam, and that Dangen – which, at that point, was still trying to cope with the fallout from harassment allegations made against its departed CEO, Ben Judd – was refusing to sign the Devil Engine IP back over.
Inside is today's free game on the Epic Store
Inside is today's free game on the Epic Store
The spooky 2D platformer is the spiritual successor to the indie hit Limbo.
Platforming Shooter Gravity Heroes Comes To Switch In January
Platforming Shooter Gravity Heroes Comes To Switch In January
Won't have to weight too long for this. Gravity Heroes is a 2D retro-styled arena shooter with a twist: not only do you control the little guy with a gun, but you also control gravity itself.
Spelunky 1 And 2 Are Both Coming To Nintendo Switch
Spelunky 1 And 2 Are Both Coming To Nintendo Switch
One announcement, two awesome games. Indie 2D platform series Spelunky is getting the trusty Switch treatment as both Spelunky and Spelunky 2 have been announced for Nintendo's hybrid platform. Revealed during today's Indie World Showcase, both titles will become available on the Switch eShop in summer 2021.
Upcoming Metroidvania DeathStick Is Changing Its Name To Akatori
Upcoming Metroidvania DeathStick Is Changing Its Name To Akatori
Still on course for Switch. TeamNora Games and publisher HypeTrain Digital have announced that DeathStick, an upcoming 2D Metroidvania title, is undergoing a name-change. The game will now be known as Akatori, combining the two Japanese words: 赤い “Akai”, meaning 'red' and 鳥 “Tori”, meaning 'bird'.
Unto The End review
Unto The End review
Unto The End review A unique, demanding 2D sword fighting game that frustrates as much as it impresses.
Reminder: Unlock A Super Mario All-Stars Theme In Tetris 99 This Week
Reminder: Unlock A Super Mario All-Stars Theme In Tetris 99 This Week
Get it while you can. To continue Super Mario's 35th-anniversary celebrations, Nintendo's Switch Online battle royale game Tetris 99 is hosting a special Super Mario All-Stars limited-time event this week. "Now you can tap back into that excitement when the Tetris 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system combines forces with Super Mario All-Stars, the collection that chronicles four timeless 2D adventures, for an all-star MAXIMUS CUP." Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Rivals Of Aether Scores A Limited Run Games Physical Release
Rivals Of Aether Scores A Limited Run Games Physical Release
"This one is for the fighting game community". Rivals of Aether is probably as close to a 2D version of Super Smash Bros.
Tetris 99 Hosting Super Mario All-Stars Maximus Cup Later This Week
Tetris 99 Hosting Super Mario All-Stars Maximus Cup Later This Week
Unlock a special theme. To continue Super Mario's 35th-anniversary celebrations, Nintendo's Switch Online battle royale game Tetris 99 is hosting a special Super Mario All-Stars limited-time event later this week. "Now you can tap back into that excitement when the Tetris 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system combines forces with Super Mario All-Stars, the collection that chronicles four timeless 2D adventures, for an all-star MAXIMUS CUP." Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Unto the End is a stylish combat platformer that encourages you not to fight
Unto the End is a stylish combat platformer that encourages you not to fight
The narrative-focused 2D action-adventure will be out on December 9.
Cute Zelda-Style 2D Adventure Ocean's Heart Looks Like It's Switch-Bound
Cute Zelda-Style 2D Adventure Ocean's Heart Looks Like It's Switch-Bound
"Battle fearsome monsters and wield various weapons and ancient magic". We love a good Zelda-style adventure, so it's easy to see why Ocean's Heart caught our eye – the game's visuals call to mind the likes of Link to the Past and Minish Cap, and the lead character has another connection with the series thanks to her clothing, which looks a lot like Link's outfit in Breath of the Wild. Currently confirmed for release on Steam, Ocean's Heart is described as "an action RPG featuring detailed pixel art with a heavy focus on exploration" which takes place "in a lively world teeming with secrets and mysteries." You assume the role of Tilia, who is determined to find her missing father. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Butcher is free-to-keep on GOG for a limited time
Butcher is free-to-keep on GOG for a limited time
The Doom-inspired 2D shooter is a good (and brutal) time.
Free games: Maso-core platformer Butcher is free on GOG for 48 hours
Free games: Maso-core platformer Butcher is free on GOG for 48 hours
Hey, remember Abuse? It was a 2D side-scrolling shooter that Bungie published in the '90s that was all about heavy metal sound effects and shooting many, many xenomorph-style aliens in dank, Giger-inspired factory environments.
Nintendo Wants To Know Whether You Prefer 2D Or 3D Zelda Games
Nintendo Wants To Know Whether You Prefer 2D Or 3D Zelda Games
Cast your vote here. How do you choose between something utterly fantastic and something breathtakingly wonderful? Well, we've no idea, but that's the challenge at hand here. Nintendo wants to know whether you're a bigger fan of Zelda games which are 2D (like Link's Awakening and The Minish Cap) or 3D (like Breath of the Wild and The Wind Waker), putting the question to fans on Twitter as a poll.
LEGO Shares Animal Crossing: New Horizons Designs Inspired By Its New 'DOTS' Range
LEGO Shares Animal Crossing: New Horizons Designs Inspired By Its New 'DOTS' Range
Give your in-game home a makeover. If you're looking to give your Animal Crossing: New Horizons home a much-needed makeover, why not try out these new, artsy designs from LEGO? Celebrating this year's LEGO DOTS launch – a new 2D tile concept that hopes to spark new ways for kids and big kids alike to get creative – the company has shared a number of new designs that can be used as wallpaper, floor patterns and more.
The Game Boy Is Getting A New Wonder Boy And Ys-Inspired Adventure
The Game Boy Is Getting A New Wonder Boy And Ys-Inspired Adventure
Say hello to Coria and the Sunken City. Remember when we recently reported on the fact that the Game Boy was getting a brand-new RPG title in 2020? Well, if that brought a smile to your face, then you're going to be very pleased to hear that the plucky little console (and its more powerful sibling, the Game Boy Color) is getting another new release very soon.Team Coria is working on a 2D-sidescrolling adventure by the name of Coria and the Sunken City, a title inspired by the likes of Wonder Boy in Monster World and Ys.
Eight years later, acclaimed indie horror Lone Survivor is getting a remake and new scenario
Eight years later, acclaimed indie horror Lone Survivor is getting a remake and new scenario
Developer Jasper Byrne's acclaimed indie horror Lone Survivor is getting a remake, complete with a brand-new scenario, and will be making its way to PC and Switch next year. Lone Survivor initially launched back in 2012, combining distinctive 2D visuals with a thread of exploratory survival horror - in which players must stay alive and stave off madness in a world ravaged by a mutagenic infection - tonally reminiscent of Silent Hill, with a splash of woozy David-Lynch-like surrealism thrown in. "Lone Survivor never once made me jump, nor did it especially disturb me, but I can't think of another game that's made my heart race quite so much upon opening a door," wrote Eurogamer contributor Lewis Denby back in 2012, "It achieves this primarily through some incredible sound design...but also through immaculate pacing, abject confusion, and some tremendous artistry crammed into the few pixels it possesses." Read more
Time-Travelling 2D Platformer YesterMorrow Launches On Switch This Week
Time-Travelling 2D Platformer YesterMorrow Launches On Switch This Week
With a 25% launch discount. This week sees the launch of YesterMorrow on Nintendo Switch, a brand new 2D adventure platformer with a time-travelling twist. You'll be following the story of heroine Yui, who finds herself journeying into the past and navigating parallel timelines to save her family.
Koei Tecmo's Buddy Mission: Bond Comes To Switch Next Year
Koei Tecmo's Buddy Mission: Bond Comes To Switch Next Year
Best buddies. Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have jointly announced during the Japanese version of today's Nintendo Direct Mini that the visual novel-style adventure game Buddy Mission: Bond will launch on Switch next year. Featuring characters designed by Yusuke Murata (One Punch Man, Eyeshield 21), the game combines 2D story sequences with 3D segments and revolves around picking two members of Team Bond and controlling their actions as they infiltrate various hideouts to investigate shadowy forces.The Japanese release is pencilled in for January 29th, 2021, and the game is expected to retail for in 7,128 yen.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 To Be Shown To The Public For The First Time Next Month
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 To Be Shown To The Public For The First Time Next Month
Will be playable at Japan's Digital Games Expo. Back in June, during the BitSummit Gaiden online event, Inti Creates announced it would be reviving its flagship 2D side-scrolling series Azure Striker Gunvolt for a third outing. Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is described as a "true blue sequel" to Azure Striker Gunvolt - with action supervisor Keiji Inafune (Level-5 Comcept CCO) and series' director Yoshihisa Tsuda on-board.
2D Metroidvania DeathStick Brings Dimension-Shifting Platforming To Switch
2D Metroidvania DeathStick Brings Dimension-Shifting Platforming To Switch
But it won't be out for a while. TeamNora Games and publisher HypeTrain Digital have announced that they'll be bringing DeathStick, an upcoming action-platformer, to Nintendo Switch. The teams describe the game as "a beautiful 2D pixel art Metroidvania/slasher platformer," where players follow the story of a young girl called Mako.
Risk of Rain 2 gets its version 1.0 release on Xbox One, PS4, and Switch today
Risk of Rain 2 gets its version 1.0 release on Xbox One, PS4, and Switch today
After almost 14 months of early access development on consoles, Hopoo Games' acclaimed co-operative rogue-like shooter sequel Risk of Rain 2 is getting its full version 1.0 release today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch. Risk of Rain 2, if you're unfamiliar, takes its 2D predecessor's breathless core co-op action - pitting players against an ever-more-relentless parade of enemies in an increasingly hilarious ballet of bullets and chaos - and transplants the whole thing in three dimensions. Development on the console versions of Risk of Rain 2 has lagged a little behind the PC game throughout early access, but Hopoo has been focussing its attention on wrapping up work on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch since the PC release of version 1.0 in August. Read more
Review: Hardcore Mecha - Thrillingly Overblown Anime-Style Robot Action
Review: Hardcore Mecha - Thrillingly Overblown Anime-Style Robot Action
Mechnificent. If you're a fan of great big robots mercilessly smashing each other's massive metal heads in – and let's face it, who isn't? – then RocketPunch Games' superbly stylish 2D side-scroller Hardcore Mecha would like a very loud word.
Anime Fighting Game Phantom Breaker: Omnia Announced
Anime Fighting Game Phantom Breaker: Omnia Announced
Phantom Breaker: Omnia officially heads west as Mages cult 2D fighting game receives a major update with new characters and mechanics.
Vigil: The Longest Night Review – Compelling Metroidvania
Vigil: The Longest Night Review – Compelling Metroidvania
The post Vigil: The Longest Night Review – Compelling Metroidvania appeared first on Fextralife. Vigil: The Longest Night is more than just a 2D souls-like, we go over exploration, challenging boss battles, and discovering secret areas in our review. The post Vigil: The Longest Night Review – Compelling Metroidvania appeared first on Fextralife.
2D Action-Platformer Hardcore Mecha Is Getting A Limited Physical Release On Switch
2D Action-Platformer Hardcore Mecha Is Getting A Limited Physical Release On Switch
Only 2,800 copies will be printed. Hardcore Mecha developer RocketPunch Games has teamed up with physical publisher Red Art Games to release a special, limited run of the title on Switch. While the digital version will hit the eShop later this week, this physical edition is planned to launch in Q1 2021.
Vigil: The Longest Night review — A long and winding road
Vigil: The Longest Night review — A long and winding road
When Salt and Sanctuary released back in 2016, I considered it the perfect blend of Dark Souls‘ action and themes combined with 2D Metroidvania goodness.
Challenging 2D Action-Platformer Horned Knight Jumps Onto Switch This Winter
Challenging 2D Action-Platformer Horned Knight Jumps Onto Switch This Winter
No shovels in sight. 2Awesome Studio has revealed that its 2D action-platformer Horned Knight will be launching on Switch later this year. The game is described as a "challenging 2D action-platformer that pulls no punches", inspired by and trying to recreate the feel of the golden age of arcade games.
Gearbox CEO Says PS5 And Xbox Series X Represent Biggest Generational Leap Ever
Open World RPG 9th Dawn III: Shadow Of Erthil Launches On Switch Next Week
Open World RPG 9th Dawn III: Shadow Of Erthil Launches On Switch Next Week
A "huge" 2D collect-a-thon. "Huge" 2D open-world RPG 9th Dawn III: Shadow of Erthil is gearing up for a release on Switch and other platforms next week.
Vigil: The Longest Night Preview: Salt & Sanctuary Meets Castlevania
Vigil: The Longest Night Preview: Salt & Sanctuary Meets Castlevania
The post Vigil: The Longest Night Preview: Salt & Sanctuary Meets Castlevania appeared first on Fextralife. We checked out the upcoming 2D souls-like Vigil: The Longest Night, which combines Salt & Sanctuary and Castlevania with it's own imaginative world. The post Vigil: The Longest Night Preview: Salt & Sanctuary Meets Castlevania appeared first on Fextralife.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: inside an 'impossible' Switch port
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: inside an 'impossible' Switch port
Moon Studios' Ori and the Will of the Wisps received critical acclaim when it released earlier this year and for good reason - its tight platforming action, gorgeous environments and evocative musical score serve as the foundation for one of the best 2D action games of the generation.
Move Over, Untitled Goose Game - There's An Even Mightier Waterfowl Coming To Switch
Move Over, Untitled Goose Game - There's An Even Mightier Waterfowl Coming To Switch
Run and gander. You might assume that Untitled Goose Game is the only goose-related piece of software you need on your Nintendo Switch (especially now it has a bonus co-op mode), but we'd argue that there's always room for more avian fun on your console, which is why we're pleased to report that publisher Playism is bringing Blastmode and MP2 Games' Mighty Goose to Switch. This 2D run-and-gun blaster places you in the webbed feet of the titular bird as it aims to live up to its fame as one of the galaxy's most prestigious bounty hunters and take down the evil Void King. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Review: Georifters - An Ultimately Unremarkable 2D Platformer
Review: Georifters - An Ultimately Unremarkable 2D Platformer
Puzzlingly dull. There’s been no end to 2D platformers on Switch, but only a select few featured that heavier focus on puzzle mechanics.
Switch-Bound Metroidvania Cathedral Looks To Give Shovel Knight A Run For Its Money
Switch-Bound Metroidvania Cathedral Looks To Give Shovel Knight A Run For Its Money
Oh, what a knight. During our recent Nintendo Life Indies Spotlight, you might have noticed an intriguing 2D platform adventure by the name of Cathedral. Decemberborn Interactive's title certainly calls to mind the likes of Shovel Knight with its faux-retro visuals and chiptune soundtrack, but we can't help but feel this is shaping up to be something truly special that could give Switch owners yet another must-have Metroidvania. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Antonball Deluxe Is What Would Happen If Breakout And Mario Bros. Had A Baby
Antonball Deluxe Is What Would Happen If Breakout And Mario Bros. Had A Baby
Break some bricks. Summitsphere's Antonball Deluxe – which was spawned from a game jam – is coming to the Nintendo Switch. This 2D title is described as a "high-octane smorgasbord of ballbusting arcade action" by its developer, and "turns the breakout genre on its head, blending traditional brick-breaking gameplay with tight, intense platforming." It looks like Atari's Breakout had a love child with Mario Bros., basically. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Hatch Tales Is Packing New Characters And Modes, Along With Grant Kirkhope
Hatch Tales Is Packing New Characters And Modes, Along With Grant Kirkhope
Cracking open in 2021. Remember Atooi's Hatch Tales? An updated Switch version of the 3DS title Chicken Wiggle, this 2D platformer stars a bird-and-worm team who work together to overcome various challenges.
Gothic Turn-Based RPG Vampire’s Fall: Origins Launches On Switch Today
Gothic Turn-Based RPG Vampire’s Fall: Origins Launches On Switch Today
"Journey through a vast 2D open world". Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Vampire’s Fall: Origins, a gothic RPG from Early Morning Studio. We first highlighted this one back in July, when the game's developer told us to expect more than 50 hours of gameplay, "countless" enemies, over 250 pieces of armour and weapons to find, and more.
Vigil: The Longest Night Releases on October 14th
Vigil: The Longest Night Releases on October 14th
The post Vigil: The Longest Night Releases on October 14th appeared first on Fextralife. The 2D action platformer Vigil: The Longest Night is coming to PC and Switch this October! The post Vigil: The Longest Night Releases on October 14th appeared first on Fextralife.
Review: Spinch - A Deliciously Enjoyable Sugar Rush
Review: Spinch - A Deliciously Enjoyable Sugar Rush
You'll never see colour the same. Fans of 2D platformers have got it pretty good on the Switch.
Poll: Box Art Brawl: Duel #58 - Super Mario All-Stars
Poll: Box Art Brawl: Duel #58 - Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario 2D All-Stars. And welcome back, box art enthusiasts, to the latest entry in Nintendo Life's Box Art Brawl canon.
Indie heroes face off in Bounty Battle, brawling to PS4 September 10
Indie heroes face off in Bounty Battle, brawling to PS4 September 10
What exactly is Bounty Battle?  Well, it’s a thrilling addition to the fighting game genre — a fun, 2D, all-star indie fighter where players must defeat opponents by either depleting their life bar or, if the arena permits it, by ejecting them from the arena itself! Bounty Battle has a host of game modes including […]
Get a New Look at F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
Get a New Look at F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
Get a new, in-depth look at Forged in Shadow Torch, the upcoming 2D action-platformer.
2D Action Roguelite Blade Assault Revealed
2D Action Roguelite Blade Assault Revealed
Blade Assault will feature fast-paced melee and ranged combat, and come to PC, PS4 and Switch.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore gets a new character in 2021
Skullgirls 2nd Encore gets a new character in 2021
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is getting a new character in 2021. Annie of the Stars was developed for Skullgirls Mobile, and arrives on that version of the 2D fighting game alongside the upcoming 4.4 update within the next couple of months. But Annie is also coming to Skullgirls 2nd Encore next year. Read more
How was Flashback this good in 1992?
How was Flashback this good in 1992?
This 2D classic has great worldbuilding.
Natsume Shares New Screens And Info For Upcoming Action-Adventure, Legends Of Ethernal
Natsume Shares New Screens And Info For Upcoming Action-Adventure, Legends Of Ethernal
Launching this fall. More details on Legends of Ethernal, an upcoming 2D action-adventure game from Natsume and Lucid Dreams Studio, have landed in our inbox.
Speed Brawl: Free Switch Download for IGN Prime Members
Speed Brawl: Free Switch Download for IGN Prime Members
Speed Brawl is a 2D combat-racer about moving fast and hitting hard.
Fallen City Brawl Is A New Pixel-Art Beat 'Em Up Hoping To Launch On Switch
Fallen City Brawl Is A New Pixel-Art Beat 'Em Up Hoping To Launch On Switch
With strong retro arcade vibes. If you're into your 2D beat 'em ups, you might want to keep an eye on Fallen City Brawl, a new project that's hoping to launch on Nintendo Switch next year. The game's being made by solo indie dev Mike Wells, who's taken control of the design, development, pixel art, animation and gameplay.
How Atlus x Vanillaware bring 2D art to life in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
How Atlus x Vanillaware bring 2D art to life in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
One look at Dragon’s Crown or Odin Sphere and it’s obvious that the defining characteristic behind Vanillaware’s games is the painterly art style, beautiful backgrounds, and characters so realistically animated that they feel like they’re breathing on screen.
Charming 2D RPG Phoenotopia: Awakening Launches On Switch Later This Month
Charming 2D RPG Phoenotopia: Awakening Launches On Switch Later This Month
Switch's latest Zelda-inspired release. The Switch already has its fair share of Zelda-inspired RPGs, but the eShop will soon have another charming option for you to consider thanks to the indie release, Phoenotopia : Awakening. The game's launching as a timed-exclusive on Switch in North America and will be available to buy in just over a couple of weeks' time.
Nintendo Is Recruiting Level Designers To Work On New 2D Action Games
Nintendo Is Recruiting Level Designers To Work On New 2D Action Games
What could be on the way? Looking ahead at Nintendo's future release schedule, there are only so many games to anticipate, and right now we know very little about each one.
Ogre Tale Announced For Switch, A 'Japanese-Style Swordplay Battle Action Game'
Ogre Tale Announced For Switch, A 'Japanese-Style Swordplay Battle Action Game'
Watch the new trailer here. Japanese developer MAGES has announced Ogre Tale for Nintendo Switch, an action title full of "Japanese-style swordplay". Coming from the same team behind Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive, Ogre Tale blends its swordplay focus with 2D sprite-based beat-em-up action.
Blightbound has the fun sincerity of a '90s action cartoon
Blightbound has the fun sincerity of a '90s action cartoon
Blightbound is a three-player 2D action RPG about… well it has a plot, but come on.
Fantasy Strike Review
Fantasy Strike Review
Fantasy Strike is an approachable, innovative, and tightly designed 2D fighter that is much more than what its bland looks might indicate
CrossCode Patch For Switch Fixes Crashes, Performance Issues And Multiple Bugs
CrossCode Patch For Switch Fixes Crashes, Performance Issues And Multiple Bugs
Expect more updates in the future. Earlier this month, Deck13 Interactive and Radical Fish Games their 2D action RPG CrossCode on the Nintendo Switch.
Shing! dev diary reveals how the 2D beat-'em-up trades buttons for analog sticks
Shing! dev diary reveals how the 2D beat-'em-up trades buttons for analog sticks
Developer Mass Creation announced that the upcoming brawler will be out on August 28.
With 5D Chess, you can checkmate in multiple dimensions
With 5D Chess, you can checkmate in multiple dimensions
I'll be honest, regular 2D chess was already enough to sizzle my brain - but apparently that wasn't difficult enough, as someone has created 5D chess.