GameMill announces The Karate Kid: Street Rumble, inspired by the 16-bit era

A new series of Cobra Kai launches on Netflix this week, and presumably to coincide, GameMill has announced The Karate Kid: Street Rumble. This pixel art side-scrolling brawler takes us through the original trilogy, with the action spread across twelve stages. Locations revealed so far include Topanga Beach, West Valley High, and the Cobra Kai …

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Out this week: Dungeons of Hinterberg, Flintlock, Kunitsu-Gami, Nobody Wants to Die, SCHiM, Let’s School, RPM, Flock, more

Sweet Jeebus. It’s one of the busiest weeks of the year so far, with several anticipated indies due, along with new titles from Capcom, EA, SEGA, Plaion, and Nintendo. The majority have review embargos that lift on July 16th so expect a colossal content drop across the gaming sphere. From the major publishers, there’s College …

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Princess Maker 2 Regeneration review

If you’re wondering why we’re reviewing something called ‘Princess Maker’ the chances are you’re unfamiliar with the game’s history. This life simulation was a hit on Japanese computers in 1993 before gaining a release on the 3DO, Saturn and Dreamcast exclusively in that region. When the import scene for the Saturn and Dreamcast took off …

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Double Dragon is back, again, in 2025

Arc System Works are teaming up with YUKE’s to create Double Dragon Revive – a 3D reimagining of the 1987 classic side-scrolling brawler. Details are currently slim on the ground, with the press release mostly comprising character art. We can at least tell you that Arc System Works’ fighting game staff are on board to …

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Ace Combat 7, Princess Maker 2, Popful Mail, Parasol Stars, Bleach: Brave Souls, Muv-Luv, and Ogre Tale hit the Switch

There’s a distinct theme to this week’s assortment of new Switch releases – the vast majority originate from Japan. We’re in for a heady mixture of anime tie-ins, RPGs, visual novels, beat’em ups, and even a drifting-focused racer set on Japanese mountain roads. There’s Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition too; something …

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Cyber Citizen Shockman Zero review

Something is intriguing about late generation Mega Drive and SNES titles. 1997 was the final year at retail for both systems, with barely a dozen games released for each. The PSone, Saturn and even N64 were available, and so these late arrivals were mostly licensed games, tired annual sporting updates, or aimed at younger gamers …

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Out this week: Alaskan Road Truckers: Highway Edition, Naheulbeuk’s Dungeon Master, Parasol Stars, Ace Combat 7, more

July’s Game Pass drop sees a trio of belated releases hit the Xbox for the first time. From Annapurna Interactive comes the critically acclaimed Neon White, a fast-paced first-person demon-obliterating adventure set beyond the gates of Heaven. Tchia, meanwhile, is an open world physics-driven sandbox taking place on a Tropical archipelago. Then there’s The Case of …

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Parkitect: Deluxe Edition review

If you’re glancing over Parkitect’s screenshots and wondering why it looks a few generations behind the times, then allow us to fill you in. The development of this theme park management sim began in 2014, ergo the start of the PS4/Xbox One era. After a successful Kickstarter and a spell in early access, the full …

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The PlayStation 2’s incredibly belated Beverly Hills Cop game

London-based publisher Blast Entertainment was a latecomer to the PlayStation 2, arriving on the scene in 2006. To put this into more perspective, the PS2 was about to enter its twilight years, with the Xbox 360 and Wii already available – and soon to be joined by the PS3. There was a strategy behind this. …

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Atari and Technos ‘Super Pocket’ handhelds coming this October

Hyper Mega Tech’s Capcom and Taito Super Pocket handhelds must have proven popular, as two new models are due later this year. As before, they’ll be Evercade cartridge compatible, and retail at a modest £49 each. The Technos model is Double Dragon orientated, including six of the scrolling brawler’s entries, along with Renegade, The Combatribes, …

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