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Oxenfree 2, Fez, OlliOlli World, more coming to Nintendo Switch

Plenty of games were announced today during Nintendo’s Indie Showcase.Durning the Indies Showcase, Nintendo announced some indie games coming to Switch in the near future.One of these is Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals from Night School Studio. The supernatural narrative adventure game tells the tale of a researcher who stumbles upon ghostly happenings. Taking place five years after Oxenfree, in it, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing curious disturbances.Oxenfree 2 is coming to Switch sometime this year and presumably other platforms.Watch on YouTubeRoll7 announced OlliOlli World during the presentation. In it,  you will “tear up…

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Check out some Hot Wheels Unleashed action in this new trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 14:49 GMT Milestone and Mattel have released a new gameplay video for Hot Wheels Unleashed.A look at the fast-paced arcade racing game Hot Wheels Unleashed is shown off in the video below.The game features all sorts of drifting, boosting, and jumping and in the video, you get a look at the Garage environment, a first look at the challenges, and get a glimpse at the numerous surprises like the special track pieces.Watch on YouTubeAnd in the video, you get a look at the first six vehicles available on day one. The first six revealed…

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Battle royale game Pac-Man 99 launches today on Nintendo Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 09:21 GMT Nintendo has revealed Pac-Man 99, and the new multiplayer game that riffs on the battle royale genre will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online subscription service today.Seemingly taking inspiration from other retro classics that have all been hopping on the battle royale bandwagon lately (looking at you Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35), Pac-Man 99 shoves you and 99 other players into a lobby and tests you to see who the last one munching away is going to be.It works similarly to Tetris 99, really – each player has their…

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Minecraft Dungeons is receiving its own arcade cabinet

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:45 GMT Hardware set to launch later this year.Dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons is coming to its own arcade cabinet.In a post on the blocky blockbuster’s website, Mojang’s Per Landin said that the company had teamed up with Play Mechanix to create a cab for the game, resulting in the imaginatively-named Minecraft Dungeons Arcade. The release comes with nine levels, with players having three actions at their disposal – Melee, Dodge, and Range.Another tweak is that players receive physical cards to record changes to their character – better weapons, new skins by the sounds…

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Blizzard Arcade Collection coming to PC and consoles

After a PEGI listing revealed the Blizzard Arcade Collection earlier today, Blizzard has officially announced it.Blizzard Arcade Collection contains the first Lost Vikings, Rock n’ Roll Racing, and Blackthorne. All three titles were released during the 90s.It is coming to PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One with quality of life updates. It will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility.The collection retails for $19.99 and is available now.The Blizzard Arcade Collection games come in both Original Editions and upgraded Definitive Editions. Each version features enhancements such as custom key mapping and the ability to rewind…

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Blizzard Arcade Collection out now for PC and consoles

After a PEGI listing revealed the Blizzard Arcade Collection earlier today, Blizzard has officially announced it.Blizzard Arcade Collection contains the first Lost Vikings, Rock n’ Roll Racing, and Blackthorne. All three titles were released during the 90s.It is out now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One with quality of life updates. It will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility.The collection retails for $19.99 and is available now.The Blizzard Arcade Collection games come in both Original Editions and upgraded Definitive Editions. Each version features enhancements such as custom key mapping and the ability to…

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Tekken director keen to make another Pokemon fighting game with Pokken sequel

Tekken veteran and Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada would like to work with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company on a Pokken sequel.Pokken Tournament is one of many Pokemon spin-off games, and it ended up being quite popular amongst fighting game aficionados for its creative, 3D-fighter take on the Pokemon brand.The game, which was first introduced to the world in Japanese arcades back in 2015, ended up being ported to Wii U and Nintendo Switch and has attracted a loyal fanbase over the past few years. We have a good relationship with Nintendo and Pokemon Co., Ltd., and POKKÉN has had…

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Streets of Rage 4 dev reveals stunning Mark of the Wolves concept footage

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:23 GMT Nothing is in development though.Developer Lizardcube has shared what a sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves could look like.As spotted by Kotaku, the Streets of Rage 4 studio shared a video on Twitter showing some concept art created by artists Ben Fiquet and Julian Nguyen-You. Garou: Mark of the Wolves was a 1999 fighting game from SNK and was the last entry in the Fatal Fury series. That was then absorbed into the King of Fighters franchise.It remains to be seen if Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2 is actually…

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold over 25,000 copies on Switch in under 3 hours

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:48 GMT Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition has been a very successful modern re-launch, according to Limited Run Games.Though the digital version of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was published by Ubisoft, it was Limited Run Games that oversaw the physical release of the game.Limited Run Games is responsible for three versions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition, and pre-orders for the Switch and PS4 versions of the base game, the Classic Edition, or the K.O. Edition opened up on January 15.“In less than 3 hours we sold…

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PS5 exclusive Returnal showcases combat in new gameplay trailer

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:08 GMT Here’s how weapons, death and loot work. Developer Housemarque has given us more of a look of its upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal, this time with a focus on the game’s combat.In a post on PlayStation Blog, creative director Harry Krueger wrote that players will be able to augment the various weapons that protagonist Selene picks up over the course of the game with Weapon Traits. These modify the game in a variety of ways.Each weapon also features a random alt-fire mode, meaning that players can have an extra secondary option…

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Arcade1Up is bringing out Killer Instinct, X-Men and Dragon’s Lair machines

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:02 GMT Company is also paying tribute to classic releases from Capcom, Bandai and Atari.Cabinet maker Arcade1Up has revealed the latest retro games to receive their own machines.The firm is making a Killer Instinct cabinet that includes both Rare’s 1994 original game – obviously not the more modern 2013 version featured in the video above, get real – but also its sequel and the arcade version of Battletoads. Meanwhile, an X-Men cabinet comes with the 4 Player version of the 1992 arcade release, as well as Captain America and the Avengers, and The…

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Card-based mashup Solitairica is free on the Epic Games Store

By Grace Curtis, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 16:24 GMT Drumroll please! Okay, maybe not. The list of free games in the Epic Games Store Winter Sale leaked quite a while ago, so there’ll be no monocle-popping or tea-spitting or expressions of indignant surprise in any form. But yes, the prophecy is true yet again, and Solitairica is free to download for the next 24 hours.So far we’ve seen a wide variety of titles coming out of Epic’s gift basket, with big-budget suspense thriller Alien: Isolation one day and indie darling Night in the Woods the next. Solitairica is one of…

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The SEGA Genesis Mini is back on sale

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 21 December 2020 16:49 GMT It’s a blast from the past! If you’re looking to party like it’s 1991, the Sega Genesis mini is on sale again at Target and Amazon, $40 off the regular price. While Sega are not the first company to try and cash in on their golden years, this console was met with particularly good reviews, with Digital Foundry calling it ‘possibly the best mini retro console yet’. You can read the whole write-up here.This little nostalgia machine comes with forty games pre-downloaded including Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog, titles…

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Crazy Taxi spiritual successor Taxi Chaos launching in February

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 14:25 GMT And publisher Sega is involved (sort of).Those who miss the Crazy Taxi series might be in luck – a spiritual successor to Sega’s iconic series is coming out early next year.As spotted by Nintendo Life, the newly-announced Taxi Chaos is set for release on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on February 23, with developer Team6 Game Studios at the helm.Much like Crazy Taxi, the game sees players racing across a city taking customers from point A to B by any means necessary.“Taxi Chaos is a fresh and modern take on…