Earlier this week, Chasm, the years-in-development action-adventure platformer inspired by games like Super Castlevania IV, finally got a release window of summer 2018. Below got similar news last month when its developers announced that the long-awaited roguelike would be out before the end of the year. It’s been a…
It took Ska Studios just over a year to get its side-scrolling action game onto the Vita, but the wait was worth it. Salt and Sanctuary takes the best of Metroidvania-style games and Souls-likes and condenses it into the ideal portable experience.
Following up on the success of Norse mythology action RPG Jotun, Thunder Lotus Games goes back to the drawing board with Sundered, a replayable Metroidvania heavily inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
Headlander is a wild new Metroidvania for PS4 and PC from the folks at Double Fine Productions and Adult Swim Games. It is a disco fever dream mix of shooting, puzzles, and exploration. It’s pretty damn swell to play as a floating head! Join me as I talk about director Lee Petty’s approach to design, shoot the heads…
In unexpectedly wonderful news, Xbox’s Major Nelson revealed Ori and the Blind Forest is getting an expansion on PC and Xbox One this year. There aren’t any details on what to expect yet, but if you haven’t yet played one of this year’s best games, get on it!
This is Timespinner, the next big PC indie platformer (I'd say metroidvania, but people don't like that word). It's being developed by Lunar Ray Games, a studio headed by an ex-Bungie employee, and it looks quite excellent.
This is Mark of the Old Ones, a physics adventure-platformer with a Lovecraftian twist in which you're some sort of a tentacled abomination. Watching the trailer I'm reminded more of Gish than anything. A really pretty, horror-themed Gish. It has an ongoing Kickstarter campaign, if you're interested.