Out this week: Wonder Boy Collection, Gravitar: Recharged, Souldiers, Jim Power: The Lost Dimension, more

If you have a passion for all things retro, this week has you covered. There are not one but two retro collections due, and several new releases have a retro twist. In fact, the vast majority of this week’s releases are presented in glorious 2D.

Wonder Boy Collection – out on PS4 and Switch – brings together four mainline entries from the series. This collection has received some criticism from fans, however, with the more expensive physical collector’s editions including far more games. Publisher ININ is apparently looking into an upgrade path for those who purchase the standard edition.

Jim Power: The Lost Dimension Collection, meanwhile, comprises of a lost 16-bit action platformer – which boasted all-manner of technical achievements – and a new 8-bit demake created by PIKO.

Atari is also back with Gravitar: Recharged, while Namco’s The Tower of Druaga is this week’s Arcade Archives re-release. Then there’s Super Perils of Baking, a SNES-inspired platformer, and Gigapocalypse – a 2D pixel art destruction game that’s part virtual pet, part Rampage.

This ties in loosely with JANITOR BLEEDS on Xbox One – a low poly horror adventure set in an ‘80s arcade.

Other new releases include Silt – an underwater adventure with sea monster mind control – side-scrolling RPG Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis, the promising 2D souls-like Souldiers, and the table-top style roguelike Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy. [Update] THQ has stealth launched the “standalone DLC” Destroy All Humans! – Clone Carnage – an MP-focused entry in the series with a £9.99 price point.

Everything old is new once more.

New release trailers

Destroy All Humans! – Clone Carnage

Wonder Boy Collection

Gravitar: Recharged


QUByte Classics: Jim Power: The Lost Dimension by PIKO



Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy 

Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis 

EleMetals: Death Metal Death Match 


Super Perils of Baking


New multiformat releases

  • Gravitar: Recharged
  • Gigapocalypse
  • Silt 
  • Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis 
  • Souldiers  
  • Surface Rush
  • QUByte Classics – Jim Power: The Lost Dimension Collection by Piko
  • TEN – Ten Rooms, Ten Seconds
  • Super Perils of Baking

New on PSN

  • Wonder Boy Collection
  • Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery
  • Arcade Archives: The Tower of Druaga
  • Basketball Pinball
  • Darts Up
  • Pretty Girls Speed
  • Crazy Chicken Kart 2
  • Flewfie’s Adventure
  • Ashland Dossier

New on Xbox Store

  • Janitor Bleeds
  • Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy
  • Word Wheel by POWGI
  • EleMetals: Death Metal Death Match
  • Red Siren: Space Defense Match

New Switch retail releases

eShop round-up coming Thursday

  • Zombie Night Terror
  • Excavator Simulator 21

Next week: Mario Strikers: Battle League, The Quarry, Metal Max Xeno Reborn, SpellForce III Reforced, Noel The Mortal Fate, Nummels, Demon Slayer (Switch), Super Impossible Road, and Square Keeper.

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