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Generation-hopping platformer The Messenger delivers the goods August 30th

I've always been a sucker for a good ninja-themed game, and The Messenger captures that Ninja Gaiden/Shinobi vibe well. Sharp pixel art, catchy chiptunes and an interesting twist define this Devolver-published platformer. While The Messenger looks like a perfectly solid Shovel Knight-esque platformer on the surface, the release date trailer below shows how players will be hopping between 8 and 16-bit versions of the game,…

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Feature: A metaphor for something sad, probably

Video: Platformer Gris is so delicate I won’t spoil it with my honking voice

I imagine many of you see the word video in the headline and assume it’s just going to be Noa or me gabbling over game footage. And while gabbling/footage hybrids do make up 98% of its output, the RPS Video Department knows when to put a sock in it. One such occasion is the arrival of Gris, a wistful adventure that new Spanish outfit Nomada…

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Devolver’s survival sandbox Scum enters early access August 29th

Devolver Digital's whole brand is edgy nostalgia but it is weird they're casting a misty-eyed gaze back to the distant year of 2012, when "Friendly!" shouts in DayZ were the sound of the summer, with multiplayer online survival murder sandbox Scum. We'll get to relive those halcyon days soon, as Devolver have announced an early access launch date of August 29th. Prepare to once again…

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PSA: Absolver gets a free weekend

Hiiii-YAH. That was me kicking you in the nose. If you want revenge on behalf of your face, come and fight me in Absolver, the martial arts slap ‘em up. It’s got a free weekend on Steam now and its crumbling world is worth wandering through if you like the following things: Halloween masks, fashionable scarves, statues, crystals, stones arranged in a nice cairn, pretending…

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Absolver gets new mode and fighting style in September

Dust off your fashionable frog mask, fabsolvers. Martial arts biff-em-up Absolver is getting a new dungeon-diving mode and a fifth fighting style modeled after Bruce Lee's twitchy fists and kicky feet. We knew this free expansion was on the way but now we know it's due out some day in September. And there are other details about what you'll be punching in the new ‘Downfall'…

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Enter The Gungeon reloads with Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update

New guns, enemies, minibosses, NPCs, room layouts and oh so much more--including the ability to slide over tables like a cool dude--arrived in Enter The Gungeon today with the launch of its long-awaited 'Advanced Gungeons & Draguns' free content update. My main grumble about the roguelikelike action-RPG dual-stick shooter wasn't that it needed more items but rather that so many of its items sucked, so…

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Free expansion for Reigns: Her Majesty hops out

Magic, vampires, and frogs are among the mysteries, dangers, and opportunities for pashing added to Reigns: Her Majesty in a free expansion yesterday. The 'Transformation Update' has brought 200 new cards to the reginal RPG, which draw in three new characters and potentially lead to five new deaths. The game's on sale to celebrate the launch too. And if frenching a frog gets me killed,…

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Feature: "Welcome to the White House"

How Metal Wolf Chaos is coming to PC after 14 years

“By the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, freedom was dead in America.” This is the opening line of Metal Wolf Chaos. But before the player can decide whether or not such a statement was prophetic back when this bullet-spraying action game came out 14 years ago, the 47th President of the United States, a man called Michael Wilson, erupts from the…

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Enter the Gungeon’s delayed expansion is out next week

Time to shoot bullets with bullets made of bullets again. Charming roguelike shooter Enter the Gungeon is getting a major expansion next week, for the always-nice price of free. Announced as "coming soon" in August 2017, it's safe to say this got delayed a tad, but according to developers Dodge Roll on Twitter, the Advanced Gungeons & Draguns expansion should be out next Thursday, July 19th.

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Metal Wolf Chaos XD plops the US president back into a mech

I'd never heard of Metal Wolf Chaos before today, which was why I raised an eyebrow at the claim this press release makes about it being "From Software’s legendary mech shooter" which was "previously released in 2004 as an Xbox exclusive only in Japan". To pinch some words from RPS news boy Dominic Tarason, the story stars "an American president single-handedly thwarting a coup with…

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When and where to watch the big E3 livestreams

Publishers are lining up to announce and show off their upcoming games at their big annual press conference-o-market-o-ramas, starting today. This is all livestreamed nowadays, and it's certainly more comfortable to be watching from home than the conference rooms (sorry, Brendy), and it's always a lark. Cars descend from the rafters for no reason, lights flash, music plays, terrible terrible just awful jokes are told,…

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Absolver’s next free update channels the great Bruce Lee

Absolver, much like its cast of masked pugilists, is a fighter. Sloclap's stylish online brawler-RPG was plagued with server and balance issues through its first few months of life, but the studio believed in it, and haven't given up. For a while, the studio have been working on a major new update centred around a PvE mode featuring new environments and enemies, buffed up with…

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Devolver Digital tease Metal Wolf Chaos’s possible return

FromSoftware's Metal Wolf Chaos is a true game of legend. Under the cold, metallic shell of an Armored Core-esque mech shooter beat a heart of pure stars, stripes and apple pie. Starring an American president single-handedly thwarting a coup with his personal mech-suit, it was so American that not even America could handle it, and never left Japan despite being exclusive to the US-centric Xbox.…

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Feature: Hang on a Minit

The making of Minit: how constraints led to an indie gem

"So we kind of said this is a one time thing. We're all coming together to work on this one project." That sentiment is very much the spirit of Minit itself. The adventure game where you're stuck in a loop and each life lasts sixty seconds is all about doing as much as you can in the time given to you. It's a magic gem…

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Serious Sam 4 trailer visits Planet Badass

The unpausing yell of a headless bomb-handed man charging towards me should fill me with dread, and yet I'm happy to see the daft gits again in a new trailer for Serious Sam 4. Four years after the game was once due to launch, developers Croteam are finally starting to open up more about their frenetic backpedalling first-person shooter. It's called Serious Sam 4: Planet…

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Feature: Groundhog Minute

Minit review

Minit is that most rare of joyful things: A really good idea, done really well. In Minit you play a little bird-like pixel character who lives in a black and white pixel world, and is cursed with only ever living for a single minute. And yet despite this limitation, it presents a little RPG. HOW?! you ask, in your belligerent way. Hush, I shall tell…

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Delightful-looking cartoon dungeon crawler The Swords of Ditto gets a new trailer, and an April release date

The procedurally generated dungeon crawl has come a long way in my lifetime. I grew up practically learning to read by playing the original Rogue. Whole worlds constructed of letters and symbols, full of strange new words like Q for Quaff (a fancy word for drink) and K for Kestrel (a cave-dwelling, face-hating murderbird). Thinking back to those early memories, it feels all the more…

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Feature: Stand By Someone Else

Crossing Souls review

Crossing Souls gets off to such a great start. It immediately looks vividly beautiful, a gorgeous splash of pixels and colour, incredibly detailed scenes that would only look less elaborate, less refined, if they were depicted in a more updated graphical style. Then it goes head-first into nostalgia-poking happy places, a story of kids starting an adventure on the first day of the impossibly long…

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