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Loopmancer Sidescroll Towards A July Release Date

2D side-scrolling action roguelite title Loopmancer, where you kill enemies with weapons and made-up scifi tools, will be out next month. Developed by eBrain Studio, the game will be out on 13 July for PC (Steam, Epic Games Store). If you want to test-drive the game, there's a demo out right now until 20th June via Steam as part of the Steam Nex...

Cotton Fantasy Is A New Cutesy Shmup Slated For May

Retro gaming fans: you're getting a new Cotton game. 2D shmup title Cotton Fantasy (or Cotton Rock 'n' Roll in Japan) will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 20th May according to publisher ININ Games. The upcoming English version will feature new playable characters with different mechanics and attacks, 16 colourful stages, and onl...

Young Souls Is A Fun 2D Diversion If You Love Co-Op Beat-Em-Ups

Platform(s): PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 Genre: 2D beat-em-up featuring isekai-like elements In Young Souls, a new entry in the 2D beat-em-up genre, you play a pair of rambunctious foul-mouthed twins who have to play the isekai protagonists role of delving in an underground fantasy goblin-filled world and save your previous town ...

Salt and Sacrifice Gets May Release Date

2D action RPG title Salt and Sacrifice, which is essentially the best 2D version of Dark Souls made by an indie group, will be out in a few month's time. The sequel to Salt and Sanctuary will be out on 10 May for PS4, PS5, and PC. The new trailer below talks about how PvP in multiplayer works. It's optional, the mode gives you new moves to execu...

Yacht Club Games Announces Mina The Hollower, An 8-Bit Tribute

The creators of Shovel Knight are making a new game, and it's as 8-bit as it can get. Yacht Club Games has announced Mina The Hollower, a new 2D top-down action-adventure game slated for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series. There's no release date for the game, but a Kickstarter page for it is in effect. So far, the ...

OlliOlli World’s Customization Is Jam-Packed With Clothes, Boards, & “Hijabs”

OlliOlli World is shaping up to be a heckuva 2D indie skateboarding fare. With chillax music, an esoteric backdrop set in the funky world of Radlandia featuring advertising bees, treefolk, and magic skateboard gods, you'll be enamoured by developer Roll7's aesthetic choices alone. And there's a good chance you'll get stuck at the game's characte...

New Trek To Yomi Trailer Showcases Striking Black-And-White Samurai Combat

Devolver Digital has released the latest trailer for its upcoming feudal Japan black-and-white samurai game Trek to Yomi.  The new gameplay trailer below shows off a lot of swordplay along with some combat using spears, guns, and cannons. All of this is in an Akira Kurosawa aesthetic and on a 2D plane, mind you. The game's description states ...

2020’s Best Sim Game About Death Has Sold A Million Units

Developer Thunder Lotus has announced that its gorgeous 2D adventure simulation title on a boat, Spiritfarer, has sold a million copies. This generally makes the indie game an undeniable success. To celebrate this moment, the devs are releasing the Farewell Edition of the game, closing the book on Spiritfarer. The game is also getting new conten...

Shinobi non Grata Looks Like An Awesome 2022 8-Bit Ninja Game Throwback

Missed classic ninja titles like Ninja Jaja Maru, Legend of Kage, and the Sega Shinobi series? Well, this new title from Studio PICO and Esquadra might pique your interest. Publisher Flyhigh Works and the aforementioned developers has announced a new PC side-scrolling title called Shinobi non Grata. It'll be out on Steam in Summer 2022 and featu...

Escape Golf Purgatory In This New Indie Game

The manly sport of golf gets a 2D representation set in the underworld thanks to this upcoming indie game. Thunderful Publishing and developer Chuhai Labs have announced a 2D roguelike action title called Cursed to Golf, and it is what it sounds like: golf your way out of the underworld. Here's a story blurb: "Play as The Cursed Golfer, trapped...

BloodRayne Betrayal Remaster Launches This September

BloodRayne: a video game name that screams early 2000s action and female empowerment in fetish gear. Developer WayForward had a stab at the franchise with its 2D action game BloodRayne Betrayal and it was pretty fun back in 2011. Now, the company and publisher Ziggurat Interactive is revisiting the franchise again with a remaster of the title. C...

Greak Is A Lush 2021 Throwback To The Lost Vikings

Platform: PC Genre: 2D Puzzle Platformer with 3 different protagonists If there's one thing missing in a 2D indie platformer, it's the ability to control three different heroes all at once. Such is the case of Greak: Memories of Azur. This 2D platformer from Navegante and Team17 is a throwback to the classic 2D platformer The Lost Vikings where...

Eldest Souls Gets New Animated Trailer

Want a taste of an intro to a pixel art boss rush game? Well, here's the intro to Eldest Souls, a new game from indie publisher United Label. The animation is called "At The Door of Death" and it features the main hero of the game taking on a monster or two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6XCVerK1wI Despite the not-so-creative title, Eld...

OlliOlli World’s Skatepark Landscape Delights & Challenges

Skateboarding games, while fun, have two main issues: one - it can be tough for newbies from the get-go. Two: the places you skate in seem pretty barren. Enter OlliOlli World, a super-bright and cheery (albeit weird) game where you pull off skateboarding tricks for points on a 2D plane. Simple gameplay and controls, but its course design and cha...

Here’s Some The Legend Of TianDing Freedom-Fighting Gameplay On Hardcore Difficulty

Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch Genre: 2D action platformer game featuring Taiwan Robin Hood Feel the need to liberate early 20th century Taiwan from the cruel Japanese occupation, but in a bright and comic colour-filled 2D action platformer game with slick controls and Devil May Cry-like combat? Then you may want to check out The Legend of TianD...

The Legend of Tianding Is A Slick 2D Action Platformer Set In 20th Century Taiwan

When's the last time you played a comic book-stylized action game set in 1920s Taiwan during the country's Japanese rule? Never? Exactly! Which is why it's great to see a game like The Legend of Tianding taking place in this not-quite-spoken-of time in history, albeit in a 2D action platformer context. Publisher Neo Doctrine and developer CGCG j...

Mighty Goose Takes Flight This June

Fowl play is afoot with developer Blastmode and publisher Playism, who are releasing its upcoming 2D run-and-gun game Mighty Goose this year. Mighty Goose, a game where you play a gun-toting goose who can pilot vehicles to kill oncoming aliens, will be out on 5th June for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. This feather-tri...

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection Will Be Out For Major Platforms This June

Get ready for a punishing 2D platforming good time; Ghost 'n Goblins Resurrection will be out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) this 1st June. Previously, the game was made available for the Nintendo Switch. Pre-order bonuses include one-day early access on 31st May for consoles, and a special "Wallpaper and Mini Soundtrack Set" for PC. G...

The Studio Who Made Celeste Has Announced Its New Game, Earthblade

Vancouver-based game makers Extremely OK Games, who has charmed us with its 2D platformer Celeste, has unveiled its next game: Earthblade. Here's the logo. Or at least, a vibe of it. Earthblade is described as a "2D explor-action game in a seamless pixel art world". The game's OST will be from Lena Raine, who composed for Celeste. Here's a q...

Like Super-Tough 2D Mega Man Platformers With Randomizers? Check Out 30XX

2D action-platformer games are dime a dozen these days, which is why you need that X-factor to stand out from the rest. In 30XX's case, it works in a roguelike mechanic within its frenetic ode to Capcom's Mega Man and Mega Man X titles. Being a Mega Man nut myself, I do enjoy this potential breath of fresh air. The gist of Batterystaple Games' 2...

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