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The Settlers: New Allies Slated For February 2023 On PC: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // OddBallers Coming To All Platforms In January 2023: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Atlus To Host 13 Sentinels & Vanillaware Games Orchestra Concert: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
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Get Jumpy & Collect-ey With Togges This December

Collect-a-thon 3D platformer Togges will be out for PC and consoles on 7th December, according to publisher Thunderful Games and developer Regular Studio. The game is made with love from 3D platformer fans, as you can tell from the feature image and the trailer below, showcasing jumping, platforming, collecting, and loads of abstract yet cute ae...

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Here’s A Side-By-side Comparison Of The Super Mario Bros. Movie With The Games

The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer from Universal Studios, Nintendo, and Illumination looks pretty solid. It may be a teaser, but the voice casting with Chris Pratt as the titular Mario brother and Jack Black as Bowser seems appropriate for now. That said, some comparisons between the adaptation and the source material are inevitable. Here's wh...

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Disney Illusion Island Is A 2D Co-Op Platformer Slated For Nintendo Switch

If you missed the Sega 2D platformer classics Castle of Illusion and World of Illusion, this new D23 Expo announcement will make you jump for joy. Disney and DLaLa Studios (Battletoads reboot) will be making a new 2D platformer named Disney's Illusion Island, which features co-op and four different playable Disney characters: Mickey Mouse, Goofy...

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Here’s More Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Than You Can Handle

Sega just released new gameplay footage of Sonic Frontiers, detailing the open-world environment and the place Sonic the Hedgehog is stuck on. Apparently, he's trapped on an ancient island with unusual creatures, though at least he can still speed across the island in high-velocity, open-zone platforming goodness. Hopefully, this 3D Sonic plus o...

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The Best Old Games Worth Playing In 2022

Some games age like fine wine. Others may not be the hot title when it first came out, but end up becoming better in retrospect, arguably being a title ahead of its time. At Kakuchopurei, we may cover a lot of new games, but we always fall back to the classics, be it the incredibly old ones or recent titles from a few years past. There are a bun...

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Epic Games Store Drops This Week’s Free Games: A D&D Idle Clicker Title & A Retro Remake

In this week’s free games on the Epic Games Store, we have Idol Champions of the Forgotten Realm and Wonder Boy the Dragon’s Trap. Let's break them down: Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realm Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a Dungeons & Dragons-themed strategy game. As the title suggests, it is an idle and ...

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Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Launches On Consoles and PC

Wahoo! Klonoa's back and remastered, and his cuddly 2 games are out right now for consoles & PC. Celebrating the 25th birthday of the franchise, Klonoa: Phantom Reverie Series is a remastered collection of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile originally for the Playstation and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil for the Playstation 2. Developed by Monkey Craft and...

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B.I.O.T.A. Is A Cute 2D Action Game Tribute That Is Unnecessarily Hard

Platform: PC (version played) Genre: Indie 2D shooter with monochrome palette The latest addition to the indie retro game made new genre is B.I.O.T.A, a seemingly-fun 2D shooter with some flawed controls and some unnecessary difficulty. Your retro experience starts out innocently enough: you control one of the few soldiers who has to explore...

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The 30 Best Games Of 2021: #23

Every day from December to January, we'll be posting our top 30 games of 2021 daily. Here's number 23. #23: Kena - Bridge Of Spirits Platforms: PS4, PS5, PC 3D platformers are making a comeback, it seems. This year alone we've gotten games like Psychonauts 2, Ratchet And Clank Rift Apart and yes, if you want something original and brand ne...

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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...

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We Might Be Getting A Klonoa Series Remaster Announcement Soon…

Bandai Namco's most underrated platformer series might be making a comeback if this trademark news is anything to go by. The company that's known for anime game adaptations has filed trademarks for "Waffuu Encore" and "1&2 Encore" in Japan. For those who haven't played games in the late 90s and 2000s era, "Waffuu" is the catchphrase of Klono...

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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...

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Psychonauts 2 Made With “No Crunch”

In a long line of developers announcing that they're doing their best in not overworking their employees when making hit games and large triple-A titles, Double Fine is next to make that known. Double Fine senior producer Kevin Johnson tweeted earlier that the upcoming Psychonauts 2 was made with "no crunch". Everyone in the team is working on a...

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Steel Assault Brings Back Vibes Of Bionic Commando Platforming Action This Year

Studio Zenovia will release their tribute to early 90s 16-bit platforming and Bionic Commando-esque action in the form of Steel Assault. The PC Steam retro-tailored title will be out in 2020. It features the following: Fast-paced 2D platforming where your main character Taro Takahashi punches, whips, and ziplines his way through a ton of linear ...

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Team 17 Is Publishing This Malaysian Game

Team 17, the publisher of games like Worms, Overcooked, and Yooka-Laylee, will be handling publishing duties for Malaysian game Ageless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPqb973BHGE&feature=emb_title Set to launch on Steam and Switch, Ageless is a puzzle-platformer by One More Dream Studios where, as the title suggests, age plays a factor. You...

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The Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Free Demo Is Coming To All Platforms

The original Yooka-Laylee had a shaky launch, but it went on to sell more than a million units a year after its release. Just a few months ago, Playtonic Games released a spin-off called Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and there's a chance it'll also be a mild success. For those of you haven't had the chance to play the 2.5D platformer, you'r...

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Pixel Platformer Horace Is Free On Epic Games Store

Game genres are often simple things. You can easily identify a game's genre by comparing it to games with similar gameplay and themes. What happens when a game shares similarities with more than 3 genres? Well, you get a game like Horace, that's what happens. At first glace, Horace appears to be another pixel platformer churned out from the indi...

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Sundered Eldritch Edition Goes Free On Epic Games Store Next Week

The Epic Games Store (EGS) began 2020 with War, Death, and rad slopes! It's going to be hard to follow up to that but it looks like the next EGS free offering is worthy of our attention. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN9Umkr381k&w=560&h=315] Sundered Eldritch Edition goes free on the EGS starting from 10 January 2020. It's anot...

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Flip The Bird With New Action Platformer Eagle Island

Imagine a Metroidvania platformer with virtually unlimited procedurally-generated levels and a pet owl for a companion? That's Eagle Island for you; an indie game by developer Pixelnicks and publisher Screenwave Media. It initially began life in 2017 on Kickstarter but is available for the PC and Nintendo Switch starting today on 11 July 2019. In...

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