As you may be able to tell from the title, this isn't a HD remaster. This isn't a 'definitive' edition either. It is its own game, well deserved within it's own right, that it modestly has the exact same title as the original. Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap is a 2D Platformer/ RPG hybrid game, reworked from the ground up, from the original title in the very late eighties. Every single facet of this title has completely been redesigned and recreated in a gorgeous cartoon style, with vibrant colours and pretty scenery: Think of the original as a sketch ... Read More »
So for many of us who discovered gaming during the 80's and 90's 2D gaming will always hold a special place in our hearts. This brings us to a new game from The Square Enix Collective called Forgotton Anne. Created by Copenhagen-based developer ThroughLine Games, Forgotton Ann is a cinematic 2D story driven adventure game. The game takes place in a place known as the Forgotton Realm - a place filled with the discarded and missing items from the human world. Such as toys, socks and letters. The game finds the titular character Anne and Master Bonku as the only humans ... Read More »
Kingdom: New Lands isn't for everyone. It's a game that requires exploration and experimentation. And time. Lots and lots of time. It asks players to invest in the world it creates, and invest in themselves. It asks questions to which there may not be answers, and it forces you to adjust your thinking to a time before tutorials and hand holding. And even then, even if you can adjust your thinking and take the time to sit down and explore and experiment, you may still hate it. In simple terms, Kingdom: New Lands is a side scrolling 2D rogue-like where you ... Read More »
Okay, what year is it... really? Sonic Team is pairing up with multiple developers to launch 2 new Sonic the Hedgehog games in 2017 and they couldn't be any more different. First is the new Sonic Mania! Say hello to resurgence of classic 2D side scrolling action that made us first fall in love with Sonic. Sonic Mania is a retro style game that Sega and Sonic Team hope will satisfy fans of old-school Sonic. The nostalgia-driven pixel-style art and core gameplay harkens back to the glory days of the franchise. Leading the project is Austin Keys, director of ... Read More »
SEGA have today announced that Tembo The Badass Elephant is to be released on the Xbox one during the summer of 2015. Tembo The Badass Elepant is a 2D side-scrolling action adventure from the popular creative teams that brought you the Pokemon games What's the mammoth task? Peanut chompin'. villain stompin' Tembo is called upon by General Krenman to help stop the evil forces of Phantom which is led by a mysterious masked general. Phantom have petrified the residents of Shell City with terrifying war machines ravaging through the streets leaving a trail of complete chaos. The national army are struggling ... Read More »
Make some time for this puzzler. Today Gamesoft, a brand new Australian developer, have announced it's debut game Clockwork. Clockwork is a 2D puzzle platforming adventure set in Watchtower, a mechanical city that is divided by wealth and poverty after a great plague. Its residents have found shelter within its metal walls and metal bodies. You control a young boy called Atto who is able to duplicate himself and slip through time avoiding obstacles, thanks to his mechanical friend Milli. Watch the offcial teaser trailer to see more - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrEsr0OaSe0 Clockwork is being fully revealed at GDC (Game ... Read More »
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