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The Skylia Prophecy Begins Its Quest On Switch Soon
The Skylia Prophecy Begins Its Quest On Switch Soon
Follows the 'kill the player' philosophy, which seems harsh. The sidescrolling 'Metroidvania' is a style of game that's been very well served on Nintendo Switch, which is especially useful as Konami doesn't seem interested in making any games like that.
Monster-Catching Metroidvania Monster Sanctuary Is Getting A Major New Game+ Update
Monster-Catching Metroidvania Monster Sanctuary Is Getting A Major New Game+ Update
Launching later this month on consoles. Monster Sanctuary, a content-packed Metroidvania that throws in some Pokémon-like monster training for good measure, is set to receive a pretty major update later this month. The update revolves around the inclusion of a New Game Plus mode, and is actually launching today on PC.
Indie Metroidvania Blasphemous Is Getting The Deluxe Physical Switch Release It Deserves
Indie Metroidvania Blasphemous Is Getting The Deluxe Physical Switch Release It Deserves
Complete with soundtrack, poster and more. Blasphemous, one of the better Metroid/Souls-like experiences you'll find on the Switch eShop, is being treated to a deluxe physical edition thanks to Sold Out. The new release hits retailers on 29th June, with pre-orders set to appear at select stores in the near future.
Mini Review: Moon Raider - Cute Visuals Mask A Mediocre Metroidvania
Mini Review: Moon Raider - Cute Visuals Mask A Mediocre Metroidvania
Lara Croft goes ‘Jason X’. Another day, another attempt to replicate the Metroidvania titles of yore.
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.
The Best Metroidvanias
The Best Metroidvanias
The Metroidvania genre is full of memorable classics that can hang with the best of the original franchises that give the genre its name.
Moon Raider Brings More Metroidvania Action To Switch On April 23rd
Moon Raider Brings More Metroidvania Action To Switch On April 23rd
"save the moon from itself". Seeking a new but familiar-feeling Metroidvania you can play on your Nintendo Switch? Then you might want to keep an eye out for the cute pixel adventure, Moon Raider, arriving on the Switch eShop next month. You'll take control of Ava, the young daughter of the brilliant-but-aging scientists Dr Cavor and Selene (former queen of the moon).
Nostalgic metroidvania Narita Boy is out now
Nostalgic metroidvania Narita Boy is out now
Nostalgia just seems to me like pandering, but Narita Boy's '80s, neon, CRT aesthetic is delivered with enough verve that its trailers almost win me over.
Review: Narita Boy - Pay Homage To The '80s In This Marvellous Metroidvania
Review: Narita Boy - Pay Homage To The '80s In This Marvellous Metroidvania
A digital utopia. It’s 2021, yet it somehow still feels like we’re in the 1980s.
Grime A Souls-Like Metroidvania Gets New Gameplay Video
Grime A Souls-Like Metroidvania Gets New Gameplay Video
The post Grime A Souls-Like Metroidvania Gets New Gameplay Video appeared first on Fextralife. Discover GRIME's anatomical horrors, complete with living weapons, challenging combat and more! The post Grime A Souls-Like Metroidvania Gets New Gameplay Video appeared first on Fextralife.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Games often have you pick up a suit of armour early on, but in next week's free PC game from the Epic Games Store, you are the suit.
Turbo Kid Metroidvania in the works
Turbo Kid Metroidvania in the works
There's a Turbo Kid video game in the works. Turbo Kid is the superb, super violent B-movie superhero cult hit comedy film set in an alternate 1997 post-apocalyptic earth.
This new metroidvania's world reminds me of Hollow Knight
This new metroidvania's world reminds me of Hollow Knight
With some suspiciously similar platforming puzzles over pits of spikes
Inti Creates' Blaster Master Zero is getting a third and final instalment in July
Inti Creates' Blaster Master Zero is getting a third and final instalment in July
Blaster Master Zero - developer Inti Creates' excellent retro reimagining of Sunsoft's classic Blaster Master series on NES - is getting a third instalment on 29th July. Blaster Master Zero 3 is described as the "final chapter" in the series and promises a "journey into uncharted territory full of new experiences" - although it'll retain the wonderful blend of tank-based Metroidvania-style exploration and top-down shooting seen in previous games. "Protagonist Jason travels to where the series all began, the planet Sophia, in order to save series heroine Eve in this final instalment of the story!", the developer explains on its website.
Blasphemous has passed one million players
Blasphemous has passed one million players
Developers say success of Gothic Metroidvania has enabled them to produce more free content than originally planned
Review: Cathedral - A Fine Metroidvania Which Can't Quite Match The Best Of The Genre
Review: Cathedral - A Fine Metroidvania Which Can't Quite Match The Best Of The Genre
What a wonderful night to have a curse. About seven years ago, a Swedish developer named Eric Lavesson set out to build his own game engine, not knowing entirely where it might lead.
Axiom Verge 2 is officially coming to PC as an Epic Game Store exclusive
Axiom Verge 2 is officially coming to PC as an Epic Game Store exclusive
The sequel to the beloved pixel-art metroidvania is coming later this year.
Record of Lodoss War is a gorgeous metroidvania featuring a cool elf, her bow, and bullet hell
Record of Lodoss War is a gorgeous metroidvania featuring a cool elf, her bow, and bullet hell
A Japanese indie team dusted off the 30-year-old anime and turned it into a promising action 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.
Dead Cells’ Fatal Falls DLC launches with a new anime style short
Dead Cells’ Fatal Falls DLC launches with a new anime style short
Dead Cells' second paid DLC has arrived, bringing with it a flying sword friend and a charming new animated short to introduce us all to the new biomes and characters arriving in this update.
Next week’s free game from Epic is a gravity-defying Metroidvania
Next week’s free game from Epic is a gravity-defying Metroidvania
Another week, another free PC game on the Epic Games Store - and another reveal for next week's freebie.
Axiom Verge gets a free randomiser mode nearly six years after launch
Axiom Verge gets a free randomiser mode nearly six years after launch
Axiom Verge is getting a free randomiser mode - nearly six years after the Metroidvania came out. In a post on the Axiom Verge blog, developer Thomas Happ said the update owes its existence to Axiom Verge's speedrunning community as well as the original mod developer, Pozzum.
Hollow Knight: Silksong Details Coming in January
Hollow Knight: Silksong Details Coming in January
The next issue of EDGE will feature a detailed story on the upcoming metroidvania sequel.
Dark Fantasy Metroidvania Ender Lilies Is Leaping Onto Switch
Dark Fantasy Metroidvania Ender Lilies Is Leaping Onto Switch
A 'dark action RPG' with fast-paced combat. Japanese publisher Binary Haze Interactive has revealed plans to bring its upcoming Metroidvania Ender Lilies to Switch next year. Currently being developed by Live Wire, Adglobe Tokyo, and Adglobe Montreal Studio, this "dark action RPG" is launching on Steam Early Access in January.
Review: Monster Sanctuary - A Pokémon / Metroidvania Mashup For Number Lovers
Review: Monster Sanctuary - A Pokémon / Metroidvania Mashup For Number Lovers
They did the monster maths. When disparate genres come together, it's the hope of any reviewer that they'll be able to deploy the traditional "peanut butter and jam" simile.
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'.
Nicalis Is Trying To Erase Free Versions Of Cave Story From The Internet
Nicalis Is Trying To Erase Free Versions Of Cave Story From The Internet
"Do not support Nicalis. Do not buy Nicalis games". Publisher Nicalis is issuing DMCA takedown requests against sites which offer the freeware version of the iconic indie Metroidvania, Cave Story, it has been claimed. Twitter user Buttons Montgomery posted the following message (warning: bad language) on November 24th, along with a screenshot showing evidence of a DMCA takedown notice: Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Deep End's Kickstarter Project Romancelvania Brings The Love To Switch
Deep End's Kickstarter Project Romancelvania Brings The Love To Switch
"Dracula meets The Bachelor". Who needs Castlevania when you can play Romancelvania instead? This Kickstarter project developed by The Deep End Games - a team comprised of individuals who previously worked on titles like Bioshock, Saints Row & Perception - has been fully funded for all platforms including the Nintendo Switch. This "thirsty" Metroidvania combines battles and romance into a single experience. Her
Dead Cells is “still alive” and getting another update next month
Dead Cells is “still alive” and getting another update next month
Dead Cells escaped from Early Access back in 2018, but that hasn't been the end for the Metroidvania roguelike.
Bloodless To Join Bloodstained ROTN As Bonus Playable Character This Month
Bloodless To Join Bloodstained ROTN As Bonus Playable Character This Month
The post Bloodless To Join Bloodstained ROTN As Bonus Playable Character This Month appeared first on Fextralife. Bloodstained Ritual of the Night will be adding a new playable character this month, Bloodless! The post Bloodless To Join Bloodstained ROTN As Bonus Playable Character This Month appeared first on Fextralife.
Mini Review: Vigil: The Longest Night - A Grim And Foreboding Metroidvania
Mini Review: Vigil: The Longest Night - A Grim And Foreboding Metroidvania
They come at night. Developed by Taiwan studio Glass Heart Games and inspired by titles such as Salt & Sanctuary and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Vigil: The Longest Night is a gothic Metroidvania which places you in a grim, horror-filled fantasy world and expects you to unravel various mysteries in the role of Leila, a member of the Vigilant Order. As you might expect from this style of game, Vigil: The Longest Night unfolds in a slightly non-linear fashion, with areas of the map opening up as you collect the correct items and gear. You
Switch Is No Longer The Only Way To Play Bloodstained On The Move
Switch Is No Longer The Only Way To Play Bloodstained On The Move
Ritual of the Night comes to smartphones. Back when Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was first announced, PS Vita owners were getting all excited about taking Koji Igarashi's next Metroidvania classic with them on the move.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night announced for iOS and Android
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night announced for iOS and Android
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming to mobile soon as a premium title. NetEase Games and ArtPlay are co-developing the iOS and Android version of former Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi's Metroidvania.
Review: MindSeize - Slick Mega Man Zero-Style Action Jammed Into A Metroidvania
Review: MindSeize - Slick Mega Man Zero-Style Action Jammed Into A Metroidvania
Nothing to Seize at. When it’s in full flow, MindSeize has the flair and feel of Mega Man Zero.
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.
Monster-Catching Metroidvania Monster Sanctuary Scores December Release Date On Switch
Monster-Catching Metroidvania Monster Sanctuary Scores December Release Date On Switch
Pokémon and Metroidvania in one. Team17 and Moi Rai Games have announced that Monster Sanctuary, a monster-taming Metroidvania-style RPG, will be launching on Switch on 8th December. We first heard about this one back in November 2018, when the game smashed its Kickstarter goals to fund a launch on Nintendo's platform.
Grime The Unforgiving Action-RPG Gets Gameplay Trailer
Grime The Unforgiving Action-RPG Gets Gameplay Trailer
The post Grime The Unforgiving Action-RPG Gets Gameplay Trailer appeared first on Fextralife. New Grime gameplay trailer features the upcoming Action-RPG which previews combat mechanics, progression systems and more. The post Grime The Unforgiving Action-RPG Gets Gameplay Trailer appeared first on Fextralife.
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.
Axiom Verge 2 Delayed to First Half of 2021
Axiom Verge 2 Delayed to First Half of 2021
The Metroidvania title will require some more time it's ready.
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.
Two Parsecs From Earth Brings Metroidvania-Style Planet Exploration To Switch Next Week
Two Parsecs From Earth Brings Metroidvania-Style Planet Exploration To Switch Next Week
With 8 different endings to discover. Ratalaika Games and ABX Games Studios have announced that Two Parsecs From Earth will be exploring a Switch eShop near you next week. It's described as a Metroidvania-style exploration game in which players must choose a total of three abilities, guiding you on your very own adventure which can ultimately go eight different ways depending on your decisions. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Souls-Like Metroidvania 3000th Duel Gets Hard Mode And 150 New Regions In Free DLC
Souls-Like Metroidvania 3000th Duel Gets Hard Mode And 150 New Regions In Free DLC
Available today on Switch. Indie games studio NEOPOPCORN Corp has released the first DLC for its grisly Metroidvania game 3000th Duel on Nintendo Switch. Called '3000th Duel: The Wise Ones', the DLC contains more than 150 additional regions to explore, 60 kinds of monsters, new equipment and occults, and even a harder game mode.
Review: Alwa's Legacy - One Of The Best Metroidvanias We've Seen On Switch So Far
Review: Alwa's Legacy - One Of The Best Metroidvanias We've Seen On Switch So Far
A legacy to be proud of. A couple of years ago, Elden Pixels put out Alwa’s Awakening, a nice sort of throwback Metroidvania that built a quality experience around a few well-designed ideas.
Shock! Rain Games has announced Teslagrad 2
Shock! Rain Games has announced Teslagrad 2
Teslagrad, the magnetic-themed Metroidvania from 2013, is getting a sequel. Teslagrad 2 will stick to the same formula and hand-drawn art style, but leave the old setting of Tesla's tower behind in favour of Wyrmheim, a new place based on developer Rain Games' home of Norway.
Rain Games Announces Teslagrad 2, A Sequel To Its Critically Acclaimed Metroidvania
Rain Games Announces Teslagrad 2, A Sequel To Its Critically Acclaimed Metroidvania
More of the same sounds good to us. Rain Games has revealed that Teslagrad 2, a sequel to the original Teslagrad which launched on Switch in 2017, is now in development. Just like the previous title, Teslagrad 2 will be an exploration-based Metroidvania with magnetic physics, featuring a similar visual style that will no doubt be as charming as its predecessor.
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.
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
MindSeize Mixes Metroid And Mega Man, And It Launches On Switch This Month
MindSeize Mixes Metroid And Mega Man, And It Launches On Switch This Month
Fear is the mind killer. Sci-Fi Metroidvania MindSeize is coming to the Nintendo Switch, we can reveal. Described as a cross between Metroid Fusion and Mega Man X, MindSeize places you in the role of Private investigator M.C.
Retro-Style Metroidvania Alwa's Legacy Launches On Switch Later This Month
Retro-Style Metroidvania Alwa's Legacy Launches On Switch Later This Month
Alwa's a pleasure. As featured in the Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight presentation, Alwa's Legacy has been confirmed for a Switch release at the end of September.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is Out Now on Nintendo Switch
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is Out Now on Nintendo Switch
Moon Studios' Metroidvania masterpiece comes to the Switch out of the blue.
Newest Nintendo Switch Direct Ended With An Xbox Game
Newest Nintendo Switch Direct Ended With An Xbox Game
Announced earlier today during the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, the cute Metroidvania platformer Ori and The Will of The Wisps is coming to the Nintendo Switch later today.
Mini Review: Minoria - A Short But Sweet Metroidvania With Great Combat
Mini Review: Minoria - A Short But Sweet Metroidvania With Great Combat
Sister Act. Coming off the back of its previous game, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, Bombservice’s Minoria feels like a natural evolution in many ways.
Review: Windbound - A Surprisingly Chill Survival Epic That Owes A Debt To Zelda
Review: Windbound - A Surprisingly Chill Survival Epic That Owes A Debt To Zelda
Bring me that horizon. The survival genre has been around for decades, but it seems that the rising prominence of indie game development over the last decade has led to survival games experiencing something of a renaissance, much like the Metroidvania and roguelike genres.
Stylish Metroidvania Haak Hits Early Access in September
Stylish Metroidvania Haak Hits Early Access in September
Announced at Gamescom studio, the action platformer will come to Early Access next month.
Review: Phoenotopia: Awakening - An Intelligently Crafted Metroidvania That Stands Out From The Crowd
Review: Phoenotopia: Awakening - An Intelligently Crafted Metroidvania That Stands Out From The Crowd
Almost phoenomenal. It takes some going to stand out among the Switch's throng of superb Metroidvanias.
Barrel your way through a new level in the Dead Cells Barrels O’ Fun update
Barrel your way through a new level in the Dead Cells Barrels O’ Fun update
A new biome, soundtrack, and weapons, the Dead Cells Barrels O' Fun update is live on Steam now.
Grisly metroidvania Blasphemous got a huge free update today
Grisly metroidvania Blasphemous got a huge free update today
New storylines, new bosses, new NPCs, New Game+, new areas and even a new dog you can pet are what await you today in Blasphemous, because the Stir Of Dawn DLC has arrived.
Review: Carrion - A Shockingly Violent Metroidvania Where You're The End Boss
Review: Carrion - A Shockingly Violent Metroidvania Where You're The End Boss
Carrion screaming. We haven't played a lot of games that made us feel like a monster.
Mini Review: Neversong - A Lovingly-Crafted Metroidvania Which Sadly Ends Too Soon
Mini Review: Neversong - A Lovingly-Crafted Metroidvania Which Sadly Ends Too Soon
Nightmares and dreamscapes. Neversong is an atmospheric adventure game from developers Atmos Games and Serenity Forge, in which a young boy by the name of Peet is searching for his kidnapped girlfriend, Wren.
Carrion review - an unforgettable monster chews its way out of a solid Metroidvania
Carrion review - an unforgettable monster chews its way out of a solid Metroidvania
Discussing the creature design in his gruesome 1982 adaptation of The Thing - a movie which, incidentally, opens with Kurt Russell losing his shit over a computer game - John Carpenter once observed that "I didn't want to end up with a guy in a suit".
Gorgeous gothic action-platformer Blasphemous gets big free update in August
Gorgeous gothic action-platformer Blasphemous gets big free update in August
Blasphemous, developer The Game Kitchen's excellent 2D take on the Souls-like Metroidvania formula, is getting a sizeable chunk of free DLC on 4th August, introducing the likes of a New Game Plus mode, new story content, and more. Blasphemous, which released last September, follows the tribulations of a pointy hatted fellow with a barbed-wire sword known as The Penitent One.
Blasphemous adding New Game+ next month
Blasphemous adding New Game+ next month
The delightfully Catholic metroidvania Blasphemous will add New Game+ mode in a big free update on August 4th, developers The Game Kitchen have announced.
Blasphemous Free DLC The Stir of Dawn Brings New Game+ and More
Blasphemous Free DLC The Stir of Dawn Brings New Game+ and More
The post Blasphemous Free DLC The Stir of Dawn Brings New Game+ and More appeared first on Fextralife. A free DLC update for Blasphemous will release this August bringing new locations, new game+, storyline and much more to the brutal metroidvania title.
Hollow Knight: Silksong reveals a fourth and final new character
Hollow Knight: Silksong reveals a fourth and final new character
Over the past few weeks, the developers of the excellent metroidvania Hollow Knight have been revealing new characters that players will meet in the upcoming sequel, Silksong.
Review: Outbuddies DX - Offers Lots To Love, But The Failings Of This Metroidvania Bring It Down
Review: Outbuddies DX - Offers Lots To Love, But The Failings Of This Metroidvania Bring It Down
With buddies like these... You can’t move for Metroidvania games these days, and given that a huge percentage of these are indie games with retro-style graphics, we propose a new subgenre called Retroidvania.
Prepare to Hack into Xbox Series X with Recompile
Prepare to Hack into Xbox Series X with Recompile
Today, I’m super excited to announce that Recompile, our 3D metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure game will be coming to Xbox Series X! You can watch our brand-new trailer above, featuring the song “Jupiter” by the amazing Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Aoife O’Donovan.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Has Had Over 2 Million Players Since Launch
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Has Had Over 2 Million Players Since Launch
The metroidvania title has been played for over 14.5 million hours collectively.
Fans uncover another Hollow Knight: Silksong character in Team Cherry's riddle
Fans uncover another Hollow Knight: Silksong character in Team Cherry's riddle
Bug-based metroidvania game Hollow Knight has had a sequel in the works for a while but details have been light on the ground for the past year.
Feature: Shantae And The Seven Sirens Director On WayForward's Design Approach To This Metroidvania Series
Feature: Shantae And The Seven Sirens Director On WayForward's Design Approach To This Metroidvania Series
"Every one of these journeys has been special". Shantae and the Seven Sirens released for Switch and console platforms back at the end of May after debuting (in parts) on Apple Arcade last year.
Team Cherry Teases Hollow Knight: Silksong with NPC Reveal
Team Cherry Teases Hollow Knight: Silksong with NPC Reveal
The post Team Cherry Teases Hollow Knight: Silksong with NPC Reveal appeared first on Fextralife. Developer Team Cherry behind upcoming Hollow Knight: Silksong reveal a new NPC that fans founds from a series of riddles. The post Team Cherry Teases Hollow Knight: Silksong with NPC Reveal appeared first on Fextralife.
Team Cherry teases a bit more Hollow Knight: Silksong with new NPC reveal
Team Cherry teases a bit more Hollow Knight: Silksong with new NPC reveal
Info-starved Hollow Knight fans eager for fresh details on developer Team Cherry's highly anticipated sequel, Hollow Knight: Silksong, now have a tiny new morsel to cling onto, with a recent community challenge having relinquished its reward in the form of an NPC reveal. Silksong, which was unveiled early last year for Switch and PC, started life with the goal of adding a second playable DLC character to Hollow Knight, but its sheer ambitious scale eventually saw Team Cherry electing to turn it into a standalone title instead. Given that it promises another bout of gorgeously moody Metroidvania-style action very much in line with its critically acclaimed predecessor - albeit with a new protagonist, Hornet - fans have been understandably anxious to learn more. Read more
Airhead Interview – Map Design, Puzzles, Length, and More
Airhead Interview – Map Design, Puzzles, Length, and More
Airhead creative director Andreas Bødker about the upcoming Metroidvania adventure.
SteamDolls Is An Upcoming Metroidvania Starring The Voice Of Solid Snake
SteamDolls Is An Upcoming Metroidvania Starring The Voice Of Solid Snake
Update: Kickstarter now live! Update (Wed 3rd Jun, 2020 09:50 BST): The Kickstarter for SteamDolls - Order of Chaos is now live, meaning you can go ahead and pledge your support if you'd like to see the game arrive on Switch.
New Metroidvania Curse Of The Sea Rats Takes To Kickstarter To Secure Switch Launch
New Metroidvania Curse Of The Sea Rats Takes To Kickstarter To Secure Switch Launch
And the money's already flying in. Indie developer Petoons Studio has today launched its Kickstarter campaign to fund Curse of the Sea Rats, a new Metroidvania aiming to launch on Nintendo Switch and other platforms. We first heard about this one last summer, with the game's 2D hand-drawn animation, 3D environments, and real-time combat mechanics leaving us rather intrigued.
Review: Shantae And The Seven Sirens - Back To Basics Brilliance Leads To A Must-Have Metroidvania
Review: Shantae And The Seven Sirens - Back To Basics Brilliance Leads To A Must-Have Metroidvania
Ret-2-go! About 20 years ago, few probably could’ve guessed that the Shantae series would be firing on all cylinders by now.
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Destroy All Humans lead June's Xbox Games with Gold
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Destroy All Humans lead June's Xbox Games with Gold
As June prepares to fling open its door and usher in the steamy summer months, a fresh batch of Xbox Games with Gold titles are waiting in the wings for those with Live Gold subscriptions - this time including Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Destroy All Humans on Xbox, and more. Shantae and the Pirates's Curse, which is available to download from 1st June to 30th June, is the third entry in developer WayForward's much-loved side-scrolling platform series, and sees the titular half-genie embarks on a seafaring quest across multiple islands. While it ditches the transformation abilities and completely interconnected level design closely associated with previous games, there's enough of the Metroidvania DNA remaining to make for an enjoyable, and gorgeously presented, adventure. Read more
Gorgeous Gothic Metroidvania The Last Faith Is Bound For Switch
Gorgeous Gothic Metroidvania The Last Faith Is Bound For Switch
You gotta have faith. Metroidvania The Last Faith has only been on Kickstarter for a short time, but it has already secured £67,735 of funds, based on a target goal of £45,000 – and that means it's coming to Switch. Developed by a small Italian team with experience in smartphones games, The Last Faith is an "exploration-based Metroidvania" and "action side-scrolling platformer" which boasts a "satisfying reactive action combat system, a high number of different weapons, use of the special buffs to power up your weapons, a variety of magic spells to support your combats, a giant world with terrific environments, and a highly detailed pixel art style." Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Review: Journey To The Savage Planet - No Man's Sky Meets Metroidvania
Review: Journey To The Savage Planet - No Man's Sky Meets Metroidvania
Kindred Spirits. Typhoon Studios' Journey to the Savage Planet was very well received when it originally released back in January of this year on PC and consoles; it's a genuinely funny and supremely well designed title that combines Metroidvania elements with No Man's Sky-style procuring of resources on a bizarre alien planet filled with slick puzzles and smart platforming action.
Rygar Is A Non-Linear 8-Bit Masterpiece
Rygar Is A Non-Linear 8-Bit Masterpiece
I had no idea what I was getting into when I first put Rygar into my NES.