Blasphemous, a violent platformer by The Last Door devs, has blitzed its Kickstarter

If its fast-paced and brutally violent 2D platformers you’re after, we’re living in a bit of a golden age. Slain, Dead Cells, Butcher, Volgar the Viking… they’re all belonging to this cherished continuum. Now you can add Blasphemous to this pantheon – a recently Kickstarter-funded game by the creators of The Last Door. The project …

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Fan game The Lecarde Chronicles 2 plays like a lost ’90s Castlevania

There are no whip-wielding Belmonts here, but if you slapped an old Konami logo on Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles 2, it could likely pass for the real deal. In reality it’s a fan game, a sequel to an earlier project released in 2013, which seemingly has Konami’s blessing. That’s great news for Castlevania fans, because …

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Fan game The Lecarde Chronicles 2 plays like a lost ’90s Castlevania

There are no whip-wielding Belmonts here, but if you slapped an old Konami logo on Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles 2, it could likely pass for the real deal. In reality it’s a fan game, a sequel to an earlier project released in 2013, which seemingly has Konami’s blessing. That’s great news for Castlevania fans, because …

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Tannenberg is a ‘realistic’ WW1 shooter from the makers of Verdun

Before there was Battlefield 1 there was Verdun, a “realistic” First World War multiplayer FPS released in 2015 by M2H and Blackmill Games. It obviously wasn’t as much of a hit as EA’s big-budget shooter but its unique, unforgiving approach to online combat found an audience—enough to justify a “standalone expansion” called Tannenberg, announced today …

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Tannenberg is a ‘realistic’ WW1 shooter from the makers of Verdun

Before there was Battlefield 1 there was Verdun, a “realistic” First World War multiplayer FPS released in 2015 by M2H and Blackmill Games. It obviously wasn’t as much of a hit as EA’s big-budget shooter but its unique, unforgiving approach to online combat found an audience—enough to justify a “standalone expansion” called Tannenberg, announced today …

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The lizard-like Sorlag takes center stage in a new Quake Champions teaser

The parade of Quake Champions continues with today’s reveal of Sorlag, a reptilian warrior who was born and bred for a single purpose: Hunt the warmbloods. She can spit acid at her enemies, and brings two separate passive abilities to the ring, Bunny Hop and Acid Fiend.  Bunny Hop is fairly self-explanatory: Continually jumping in …

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Gothic metroidvania Blasphemous features some truly inspired pixel art

Call me vain, but looks are important – and good god is Blasphemous, a newly Kickstarted 2D metroidvania, a looker! Didn’t I see this guy in the Bloodborne DLC? Having soared past its $50k Kickstarter goal in only a day, it’s little wonder why. The retro 2D sidescroller’s pitch trailer captures the sheer wonder and …

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