Konami’s Arcade Classics Anniversary Edition is out this week, collecting eight of its classic coin-op games like Haunted Castle, Gradius, and Twinbee. While the games and the emulation are solid, Konami has taken a strangely bare-bones, region-locked approach to the collection that makes it a lot less exciting than…
When Konami releases its Castlevania Collection on May 16, it will include eight classic games from the venerable series, including one that has never been released before outside Japan: Kid Dracula, a comical action game in which you play as a pint-sized version of the vampire king.
A new report on Nintendo from Japan’s Nikkei newspaper has some details about the future of Nintendo Switch hardware, as well as the future (or lack thereof) of its proposed entry into the health device market.
Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will support the Labo VR Kit shortly after it launches this month, Nintendo said today.
The Boss Fight Books series, for which I wrote the volume on Final Fantasy V, launched its first-ever Humble Bundle today. You can get the entire Boss Fight library, including books on Katamari, Kingdom Hearts, EarthBound, and more, and donate some or all of your payment to the Girls Make Games charity.
Punch-Out!!, Star Soldier, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, aka the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, are the next games coming to Nintendo’s NES library on Switch Online, on April 10.
Sega announced the latest in its Sakura Wars series at Sega Fes this weekend in Japan. It also confirmed that the PlayStation 4 game, tentatively titled Project Sakura Wars, will be released in the West in Spring 2020.
Sega will release its Sega Genesis Mini worldwide on September 19, it said today. It will include 40 games, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Gunstar Heroes, and Castlevania Bloodlines.
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The first thing I noticed about Streets Of Rage 4 was the weight. As I walked series mainstay Axel down a familiar, darkly-lit street filled with ne’er-do-wells to beat up, I could feel the heft in his build, the impact of his punches, the thud in his steps. It felt good.
The Sega Genesis has had by far the longest shelf life of any of the 16-bit systems. You could buy Sega’s final “Genesis 3" model in stores until the early 2000s, and just a few years later, the AtGames released licensed plug-and-play machines, some with Genesis cartridge slots. For the last 30 years, you’d likely be…
My friend Frank Cifaldi, producer of many retro game collections like SNK 40th Anniversary, sums up his company’s philosophy in two sentences in a GDC session today.
The retro-themed, hand-animated indie darling Cuphead is headed to Switch on April 18, and its developer is excited for a whole new group of players to try it, and maybe even play some impromptu two-player at a rooftop party with single Joy-Cons. But the studio isn’t about to make the notoriously difficult action game…
The technical director of Bluepoint Games, the tech wizards behind the Shadow of the Colossus remake, just said he would show the GDC audience “what’s next,” and then just showed this slide instead. He did say that its next project would be more than a remaster or remake—more of a “re-envisioning.”
Another game you can find around GDC is the hilarious Sloppy Forgeries. Using just a few sizes of paintbrush, you have to recreate a masterpiece in about two minutes. Very clever game! Feel free to guess which shitty fake was mine.
“Hey Gooch, why don’t you make Tetris with music?” — Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s recollection at GDC of how The Tetris Company’s Henk Rogers pitched him on the creation of Tetris Effect.
From the Panzer Dragoon GDC panel, here’s a look at the motion capture sessions from the 1998 Sega Saturn game Panzer Dragoon Saga. Note the actor riding a budget “dragon” made out of plastic beer crates.