Capcom’s Marvel arcade games are coming back in a new collection

MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics will set you back $49.99 when it launches later this year. A slightly steeper price than usual for a retro collection, with the Marvel licenses likely to blame. There’s no denying that it isn’t looking like a worthwhile package though, full of often demanded re-releases. Seven titles will …

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Evercade Piko Interactive Collection 4 review

As Forest Gump once mumbled, “Life is a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is also true for Piko Interactive collections, with Piko merely being a license holder – whenever they’re involved, you never know which games are going to appear. It’s a very different case from something like …

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Out this week: Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree, Still Wakes the Deep, Times & Galaxy, Horror Tales: The Beggar, more

No doubt many gamers spent the weekend revisiting Elden Ring in preparation for this week’s full price (£49.99) Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. Rather than being accessible to all, players must have defeated both Starscourge Radahn and Mohg, Lord of Blood before accessing the new region. The achievement/trophy tracking sites reported that a very high …

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Rider’s Spirits review

When browsing the Japanese libraries for consoles such as the Mega Drive and SNES, it’s clear why countless games remained in SEGA and Nintendo’s home turf. Things like romantic visual novels, horse racing-based gambling games, and sumo wrestling sims would have performed poorly commercially in Europe and the US. Then there are games that would …

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Roxy Raccoon’s Pinball Panic review

One trend that has fallen out of fashion is the concept of mascot-driven pinball spin-offs. SEGA kickstarted things with Sonic Spinball in 1993 – a stand in for the lack of a mainline entry that year, ideally needing more development time. Nevertheless, Nintendo saw potential here, creating pinball games starring Kirby, Pokémon, Samus, and even …

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Experience a bug’s life in Empire of the Ants

Parisian publisher Microids is taking a break from European comic book licenses to bring us the visually impressive Empire of the Ants. Well, technically this is based on an existing property, inspired by a novel of the same name. Set in the Fontainebleau Forest, located in France, it’s an RTS in which you control an …

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Downward: Enhanced Edition review

Prince of Persia meets Mirror’s Edge in this first-person parkour platformer. Taking place in a ruined world with fantasy elements, you’re guided by a mysterious voice and encouraged to seek three relics that hold memories of the past. It’s a journey that’ll take you across ice, lava, and sand. Lots and lots of sand – …

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Starfield storms the UK charts thanks to a hefty price cut

This week’s UK retail chart is mostly unchanged, with three titles in the top ten staying put. This includes the no.1, meaning Hogwarts Legacy secures yet another week at the top of the chart. In fact, the most noteworthy occurrence is Starfield re-entering the top 40 at #11. This appears to be due to retailer …

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Secret Mode shares Parcel Corps and Deathsprint 66 updates

The promising bike parkour delivery sim Parcel Corps has both a new trailer, showing off fresh environments and even fresher faces, along with a confirmed Sept 3rd release date for PS5, Xbox Series and PC. Parcel Corps is intended to offer a satirical take on the poor working conditions delivery drivers endure, featuring three rival courier companies …

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The Thing: Remastered is in development at Nightdive

Nightdive has announced another project they’re currently working on. The Thing: Remastered takes the cult PS2/Xbox original – based on the 1982 movie – and gives it a good spit ‘n polish. The retro specialists are reworking the 2002 original through their KEX Engine, adding new lighting and other atmospheric effects along with improved textures …

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Digital Eclipse are taking the Power Rangers back to the 16-bit era

Retro specialists Digital Eclipse are taking the Power Rangers back to their roots with a 16-bit style scrolling beat’em up that appears visually similar to the SNES tie-ins. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rita’s Rewind has a new storyline intended to please fans, with a newly resurrected Robo-Rita teaming up with a past version of herself to …

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