Streets of Rage 4 Preview

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Streets of Rage 4

From publisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers 1 and 2) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games (Streets of Fury EX), the continuation of Sega classic beat-em up series, Streets of Rage is in deep development with the fourth installment.

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Feral Frontier

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When I first saw this game at PAX East 2019 – Indie Megabooth I fell in love with the pixel art style and old school platforming. This is a new game made by the developer Dirty Beast Games but it seemed strangely familiar. I only had a chance to preview the game for a few minutes but my initial thought was this is the Tales stand alone game (from the Sonic series) we never got on the Sega Genesis back in the 90’s.

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Cyber Shadow Preview

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Our highlight of the show for PAX East 2018 was the Messenger, a love letter to the old NES Ninja Gaiden action games. This year, we found a new gem in that same style called Cyber Shadow. A Yacht Club Games produced product, developed by the one man studio, Mechanical Head Studios, Aarne Hunziker put together a quite polished game that we got to demo. Continue reading “Cyber Shadow Preview”

Dicey Dungeons Preview

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Dicey Dungeons, the new game from VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh, was a unique game that stood out at PAX East this year. What started out as a HTML5 browser game has turned into a fleshed out roguelike dungeon crawler.

With art by Marlowe Dobbe and music by Chipzel, Dicey Dungeons’ style really shines. The game plays out like a game show where your character, an adventurer turned into an anthropomorphic die. You descend down six levels, each with stronger enemies and more complex level layouts all culminating in a boss battle at the bottom. Enemies are varied in their design, from wizards and space marines to snowmen and vacuums, each with their own distinct gameplay mechanics. Continue reading “Dicey Dungeons Preview”

No Straight Roads Preview

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Wan Hazmer, Lead Game Designer on Final Fantasy XV and Daim Dziauddin, concept artist of Street Fighter V, founded their own studio and had a vision and that vision is No Straight Roads. A 3D action game in the vein of Devil May Cry and Nier: Automata where a rock/edm music motif takes center stage. Continue reading “No Straight Roads Preview”

Katana Zero Preview

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Katana Zero came out of almost nowhere dropping their trailer in a recent Nintendo Direct. This Switch console exclusive, also coming to PC, puts you in control of a ninja/samurai who is tasked with various assassination missions. With a slick neo-noir, 80s synthwave visual and audio aesthetic, Katana Zero stood out among the games presented at PAX East 2019. Continue reading “Katana Zero Preview”