VG247 Bursts Forth with the Release Date for BATTLOON from UNTIES Games

VG247 filled up its balloon and let out the news that BATTLLOON, the balloon-battling party game from Sony publishing label UNTIES and noname studio, pops onto Nintendo Switch and Steam on Feb. 28. Author Shabana Arif describes what BATTLLOON is all about: The aim of the game is to pop your opponents and remain intact for as long as possible. Players can choose from […]

Kotaku Highlights PAX South 2019 Cosplay

Kotaku shared their favorite PAX South 2019 cosplay, which is just one of the many fun things attendees can see and do while attending PAX events. Senior Editor Luke Plunkett rounds up some of the Kotaku team’s favorite cosplay from the show: PAX South was held in San Antonio a few weeks back, and while there was a […]

Variety: Killer Queen Black Buzzes to Nintendo Switch, Discord in Q3 2019

Variety reports Killer Queen Black, the strategic 8-player arcade action game from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games, will launch Q3 2019 for Nintendo Switch and on PC as a Discord exclusive. Writer Emily Gera hashes out the details on Killer Queen Black’s upcoming release: For the first 90 days after its launch, PC gamers can download the game exclusively from the […]

Eurogamer Hatches News of Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption’s New Boss, Game Modes, and Weapons

Eurogamer shared the news that Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, the boss battler from publisher Another Indie and Dark Star Game Studios, scored a massive content update with extra game modes, a new boss, and more weapons on Feb. 19, on all platforms alongside its PC launch. Reporter Matt Wales discusses Sinner‘s newest boss and the rewards for defeating it: At launch, […]

Nintendo Life Finds Treasure in its Review of City of Brass for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Life declares City of Brass, the Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games, to be “one of the most entertaining roguelikes to swing onto Nintendo Switch.” In his 9/10 review, author Dom Reseigh-Lincoln heaped particular praise on the whip-centric combat: Your whip (which comes in multiple, collectable varieties) can set off traps from a distance […]

Shacknews Review Praises Astroneer 1.0 Release

Shacknews‘ Bill Lavoy awarded an 8/10 score in his review of System Era Softworks‘ Astroneer, the accessible interplanetary survival played by more than 2 million space explorers while in Early Access. Lavoy praised the final release’s co-op system that allows players to drop in and out of the game without hampering each other’s progress, the music (calling it “one of the […]

TouchArcade Highlights City of Brass for Nintendo Switch

TouchArcade’s recent SwitchArcade round-up gives fans of roguelikes something to look forward to: City of Brass. The Arabian Nights-inspired first-person hack-and-lash adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games is swinging onto Nintendo Switch February 8, 2019. Shaun Musgrave gave us a breakdown of what’s new this time around:  There are new characters, new relics, new weapons, added enemies, […]

JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword Earns Thumbs-up from Nintendo Life in Nindie Round Up

NintendoLife highlighted several new indie games in their Nindie Round Up, including JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword, the fast-paced fantasy action platformer from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer NX Games, giving it a solid “thumbs-up.” Nat Eker gives impressions on JackQuest’s feeling and control: The control is very well matched, with each jump and attack feeling organic and […]

Fanbyte Lists World of Horror Among the Coolest Games at PAX South

Fanbyte’s Eric Van Allen played WORLD OF HORROR, the unsettling cosmic horror retro RPG from Panstasz and Ysbryd Games, at PAX South 2019. Eric reports that WORLD OF HORROR is a memorable experience, marked by its creepy, distinct visuals and haunting music. Maybe best described as a narrative roguelike by way of Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, WORLD […]

Eurogamer Shares Salt and Sanctuary’s Xbox Release Date

Eurogamer’s Matt Wales ushered in gripping, goth news for Xbox fans: Salt and Sanctuary, Ska Studios‘ brutal hand-drawn 2D Soulslike platformer with over 900,000 downloads, brings forgotten cities and blood-soaked dungeons to Xbox One February 6, 2019. Matt laid out what Souls fans can expect from this challenging platformer: Although the term “Souls-like” gets bandied around all too often, it’s undoubtedly fitting […]