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 weekâ€™s releases are presented in glorious 2D.
Wonder Boy Collection â€“ 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 collectorâ€™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 â€“ which boasted all-manner of technical achievements â€“ and a new 8-bit demake created by PIKO.
Atari is also back with Gravitar: Recharged, while Namcoâ€™s The Tower of Druaga is this weekâ€™s Arcade Archives re-release. Then thereâ€™s Super Perils of Baking, a SNES-inspired platformer, and Gigapocalypse – a 2D pixel art destruction game thatâ€™s part virtual pet, part Rampage.
This ties in loosely with JANITOR BLEEDS on Xbox One â€“ a low poly horror adventure set in an â€˜80s arcade.
Other new releases include Silt â€“ an underwater adventure with sea monster mind control â€“ 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 Â£9.99 price point.
Everything old is new once more.
New release trailers
Destroy All Humans! – Clone Carnage
Wonder Boy Collection
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
- Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis
- Surface Rush
- QUByte Classics â€“ Jim Power: The Lost Dimension Collection by Piko
- TEN â€“ 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
- TOKYO WARFARE TURBO
- Pretty Girls Speed
- Crazy Chicken Kart 2
- Flewfie’s Adventure
- Ashland Dossier
New on Xbox Store
- Janitor Bleeds
- Unexplored 2: The Wayfarerâ€™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
- AIRPORT SIMULATOR DAY & NIGHT
- JIGSAW FUN: 3 IN 1 COLLECTION
- 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.