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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

Sega introduces the PC port for action-adventure puzzle title of 2011 as Catherine Classic, available now on Steam.

It was only a week ago when publisher Sega decided to tease players of the upcoming release of Catherine on PC platform through the News tab of the Steam page for Bayonetta, which was then confirmed shortly after by an ESRB Rating.

Today, the critically and commercially successful 2011 puzzle platformer from Japanese developer Atlus has made its way to the digital storefront of Steam and Humble Store, debuting on Windows PC as Catherine Classic, a port to the original console release.

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Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

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Sega was also generous enough to drop an official announcement trailer for series fans from the past and the normies to sink their teeth in.




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The recently launched port has received a several upgrades over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console versions. Players can unlock the frame rate while enjoying the nightmare quests in 4K resolution with now customizable controls for a better experience.

Also, the game offers you to choose between English and Japanese-language voiceover, something that was not a part of Western release in the past. Catherine Classic is priced $19.99 only and comes with all three original game modes.

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Although you get to play the story campaign and enjoy the two existing multiplayer modes, Atlus decided not to include an online multiplayer feature, which they plan on to include on the remastered version of the game, Catherine: Full Body with a third character named Rin.

Full Body will come out later at some point on 2019 and the Western version of the game will only be launched on PlayStation 4. Catherine takes you to a twisted journey of love, betrayal and the terror of a romantic thriller of protagonist Vincent between three women in his life.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Nintendo Officially Confirms Bowsette is Not Canon

Nintendo has officially confirmed that Bowsette is not canon and will not be in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

When Nintendo announced to release a Nintendo Switch port of the popular 2D side-scrolling platform game New Super Mario Bros. U from Wii U, they introduced two additional playable characters, Nabbit and Toadette that led to the creation of fan-made character Bowsette.

The revelation of Toadette transforming into a character akin to Princess Peach using the power of Super Crown has gave players the idea of tinkering other characters and fans ended up converting Bowser but the company has finally denied that idea officially.

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Nintendo Confirms Bowsette is Not Canon

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Developer/publisher Nintendo has recently set the record straight by confirming that the Super Crown power-up transformation is only for Toadette to transform into Peachette, therefore clearing out any possibility of Bowser to ever become a princess using it.

It came as an informal notice in the official website for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe where information section for Super Crown entry states "only Toadette can use this item!" and thus answered the question that whether or not King Koopa can become a pretty princess for all.

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Super Crown Details

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The initial concept of King of the Koopas sharing the characteristics of Peach game Twitter user ayyk92 idea to come up with a few panels, drawing a cartoon depicting the origin for the character of Bowsette and the rest is history.



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Not only had it gone on to become popular meme online that spread like a wildfire with waves of itchy fan arts flooding social media and various photo sharing sites. Even a Bowsette porn parody came out shortly afterwards to cash in the hype.

Mods to add the character in games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and New Super Mario Bros. Wii were created. This arguably becomes one of the most popular fan creations to ever exist that became a headache for Nintendo.

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Just because Nintendo has shot down the concept of Bowsette a week before the release of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on January 11, 2019 and denied a place in canon doesn't mean that fans would stop loving the character or making more creative fan arts anytime soon.

Besides, they can always find other ways to include Princess Koopa into the game or even made a nod to if they ever want, considering the social media phenomenon it became overnight. However, we are really thankful that we didn't saw Luigi in such form or whatsoever.

Catherine on PC Confirmed by ESRB

After teasing on Steam, a recently revealed ESRB rating confirms that puzzle platformer game Catherine is coming on PC.

Before Catherine: FullBody was announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as a remaster version of the 2011 puzzle platformer Catherine by developer/publisher Atlus, the original title was also available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Recently, an image of a Sheep with its tongue out was posted on the news section of the Steam page for action-adventure title Bayonetta by publisher Sega and people took it as a hint of Catherine coming to PC but it was later confirmed by an ESRB Rating.

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Catherine on PC Confirmed by ESRB


Even though there was no solid confirmation, fans were quick to point out that Catherine is coming to PC seeing the sheep on the site and taking it as a messenger. What the curious players want to know now is which version of this puzzle adventure game are they getting?

The game gets a Mature 17+ rating from ESRB for most obvious reasons like having partial nudity, sexual themes and strong language within its content but people already knew that. The updated version, Catherine: Full Body has additional contents that have everyone interested in it.


To simplify things, we took a look at the Australian Classification Board rate for the game where it is titled as "Catherine Classic", which most likely to suggest that this one is the 2010 release version and it was submitted by Sega as well.

Having to re-release a game when they are already developing an updated version is pointless but is it because the company wants to keep Full Body as a Sony consoles exclusive while re-launch the original on Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One?


It doesn't sound simply anymore, does it? If Atlus wanted, they could simply make the game backwards compatible on Xbox One. Or maybe they are doing this because they wanted to avoid confusion among fans on which version are they getting by renaming it.

It could also be that Catherine Classic will add the newly introduced third girl named Rin and new endings for her but will not include the many newly developed animated cut scenes and content from Catherine: Full Body. We hope an official announcement clear this out soon.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Celeste Developers Cancelled Making Skytorn

Developers of Celeste cancelled their new 2D Metroidvania action game Skytorn, years in the making.

Noel Berry was the co-developer of 2018 platformer video game Celeste alongside Matt Thorson, which ended up winning in the "Best Independent Game" category at The Game Awards 2018 aside from receiving universal acclaim from critics.

He was also working on another Metroidvania game titled Skytorn from five years ago and the development was postponed for the making of the best indie title of last year but Berry always said that he would finish the game in future, until now.

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Celeste Developers Cancelled Making Skytorn

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People who knew about the project were very excited for it and the team behind the game invested a lot of time into it but unfortunately, they have come to the decision of not finishing the game anymore. It was mostly because they never figured out what they were making.

Even after working on it for years, they couldn't progress because they were developing a game without permadeath and that is contradictory with the themes of Metroidvania. At this point, it will require them to throw away a huge chunk of code and gameplay design.

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Just have a look at the amazing glimpse of the gameplay preview for Skytorn that was originally planned to drop back in 2017.




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However, he assured that he is sticking together with the "Celeste" team as they will be adding some very hard new "Farewell Levels" to the game according to an announced earlier and will also be working on their upcoming title.

It is really a shame seeing all that beautiful sprites and level design going away in waste as Skytorn really had the potential to become the next indie blockbuster. Hopefully, the entire team will be able to move on with their next project at hand and implement this learning experience.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

Catherine: Full Body introduces Persona 5's Phantom Thief, Joker as a playable character in latest trailer.

Not long after the announcement of adding Joker from role-playing game Persona 5 to crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at The Game Awards 2018 as the 76th fighter of the game, developer/publisher Atlus came forward with more plans for him.

Joker will be a part of Catherine: Full Body, which is an upcoming remastered version of 2011 puzzle platformer video game Catherine from the same company, currently scheduled to release on February 14, 2019 for Japan only.

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Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

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An official trailer featuring the gameplay footage of Joker is released that showcases him climbing the nightmare towers.




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Joker, the protagonist from the popular JRPG title will be a playable character and his involvement to the fray was announced back in September 2018 along with a few other related contents and the gameplay video was meant to display his playing style.

Whereas we usually see Vincent trying to climb his way to the top of never-ending series of towered blocks, the Phantom Thief makes it look easier with precision and his quick speed, which make it seems like he is meant for solving this sort of haunted puzzles.

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Catherine: Full Body adds a brand-new character Rin to cause a friction between two other main characters, Catherine and Katherine. She is a pianist from Stray Sheep and players can choose from 11 different vocals to be her voice in the Japanese release.

Aside from teasing his appearance, Atlus never revealed whether the game will arrive on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita worldwide same time as they will on Japan or would come at a later date. Same can be said about the arrival of Joker in a DLC when the game finally launches.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Xbox Pixel Art Perfection Sale

Rev up your appetite for pixelated games in Pixel Art Perfection Sale for Xbox One and enjoy up to 60% discount on them.

There is a nostalgic factor of playing any 8 or 16-bit game, which automatically takes you to the days of your childhood. This is probably the reason why developers still risks creating them to compete with modern day triple-A titles with way superior graphics.

We don't have any shortage of these pixelated games that has a fantastic track record from players all around. Recently, around 50 of them are put on sale for Xbox One and you can use this opportunity to save up to 60% in the Pixel Art Perfection Sale until October 8.

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Xbox Pixel Art Perfection Sale

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Whether you are a sucker for platformer or simulation games in pixel art, the selection covers a wide range of title to make sure you find the right one within it.

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Dead Cells is 20% Off

Dead Cells (20% off)
This roguelike-metroidvania hybrid title from indie developer/publisher Motion Twin has been in all sorts of news upon release. Though there is not much back-story to begin with, the player takes control of a character known only as the Prisoner.

He is a product of a failed alchemic experiment and now is trapped within a cursed Island, which actually is an ever-changing living organism. As it follows permadeath mechanics, there are no respawns but the combat is fair enough despite the game being a bit tough.

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Moonlighter is 25% Off

Moonlighter (25%)
Another indie production from developer Digital Sun studio, which belongs to the action-RPG category and follows the story of a shopkeeper who spends his daytime managing his shop and go out venturing at night to pursue his dreams of becoming a hero.

The player takes the role of Will, who earns money by selling goods to spend it for upgrading the town. He raids dungeons full of enemies at night to collects loot from them after defeating. Receiving mostly favorable feedback from both players and critics, Moonlighter probably is the best indie game of this year.

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Owlboy is 40% Off

Owlboy (40%)
The game drives on a simple path of story-driven platform adventure style where players go on board as a mute hero Otus, who struggles to be better in the eyes of his brethren of Owls in the land of the sky and things were not as good as one could hope for.

However, his situation worsens when sky pirates came raiding and he bravely flies into the clouds to either rescue his friends or face-off menacing enemies. D-Pad Studio has clearly made a great game that was in the development stage from 2007 to 2016 but ended up creating an acclaimed game.

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Hyper Light Drifter is 50% Off

Hyper Light Drifter (50%)
Some more dosage of action adventure RPG waits in this 16-bit classic game from developer Heart Machine. They initially started a successful Kickstarter funding campaign to create a hybrid of The Legend of Zelda and Diablo in pixelated format.

The titular character Drifter wields an energy sword as his primary weapon alongside long-range guns and tactics against his enemies. While he is ridden by a ravenous illness, he is challenged by powerful monstrosities in his way through and through.

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Axiom Verge is 50% Off

Axiom Verge (50%)
If you are getting a repetitive vibe of platformer and roguelike elements, then switch into some side-scroller action-adventure in Axiom Verge. Wear your lab coat as a scientist called Trace who discovers himself in the alien world of Sudra after a lab accident.

There, he is approached by a giant Rusalki war machine Elsenova to help save the planet from a mad scientist named Athetos. Roaming into a large, labyrinth-like world, you will face-off with horrible nightmares and many puzzles to get going forward.

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Aside from these highlighted games mentioned above, you are getting titles like Amazing Princess Sarah, Dandara, Don't Sink, Elliot Quest, Iron Crypticle, Phantom Trigger, Serial Cleaner, Wizard of Legend and Xenon Valkyrie+ from the deal.

Majority of these games are available for less than 10 bucks while the sale is open and that is quite a good offer for anyone who loves the genre. We suggest you make your mind to pick the ones you would love to add in your library before the time expires on October 8.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Castlevania Requiem Announced for PlayStation 4

Two of the legendary Castlevania games from Konami are heading to PS4 as an exclusive collection.

Being adapted for a TV show on Netflix gave platform-adventure action role-playing Castlevania game series a new height and two of the protagonists from the series; Richter and Simon Belmont joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as playable fighters took it even further.

Recently, an exclusive new bundle, Castlevania Requiem for PlayStation 4 featuring two classic titles of the franchise has been announced by developer/publisher Konami that will be available to digital download from 26th October for $19.99 only.

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Castlevania Requiem Announced for PlayStation 4

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The official confirmation came in today on Twitter and YouTube with a short trailer clip to announce the upcoming collection.



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The collection includes Castlevania: Rondo of Blood from 1993 and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from 1997. The characters and plot of these two games are interrelated as the former explores the journey of vampire hunter Richter Belmont and the latter follows the adventures of Dracula’s son Alucard.

Rondo of Blood was originally released as Japanese exclusive that offer the experience of the best side-scrolling games. Symphony of the Night is not only one of greatest of the series but most probably one of the best games ever made according to fans.

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Symphony of the Night Coming to PS4

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Konami has emulated these games from the originals for PS4 with some new updates given the advantage of the modern hardware. High resolution scaling of 4K/1080p is available along with options for smoothing and a bunch of Trophy support.

There is no official news on whether there would be a version for Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One for players to dive deep into the legend of Dracula through these titles in near future but we can only hope that they strongly consider that.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mega Man 11 Free Demo for Consoles

Less than a month ahead of release, Capcom releases a free playable demo for Mega Man 11 on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

By this time next year, players will get their hands of the eleventh main entry from Mega Man action-platform game series, Mega Man 11 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from developer/publisher Capcom.

Expectations regarding this new title are undoubtedly very high as October 2 slowly approaches towards us. So, a free game demo was released today on consoles for eager fans to try out that how well the new installment stands out before worldwide launch.

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Mega Man 11 Free Demo for Consoles

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We have a brand-new official trailer for the demo at hand that also offers brief moments of glance towards other bosses from the game.




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Currently available to download on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, the demo allows you a single level to explore, which is the pyramid stage you have seen so many times in promo videos and it will lead you to a final face-off against robot master Block Man.

He is apparently a small robot made of blocks who typically uses his ability to drop blocks on his opponents; in this particular case, on Mega Man. A power gear installed within him can transform him to massive size and immense strength.

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Showdown With Block Man

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The other part of the trailer focused on robot master Bounce Man rampaging on the Boing-Boing Park and other debutante robot bosses who will appear for the first time in this game. Being a former exercise instructor, he swings and bounces around to cause trouble to everyone's favorite blue bomber as highlighted in the gameplay from the released video.

Then there are Blast Man, Fuse Man Impact Man and Torch Man to spice things up on various stages throughout the game.

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Also, the demo will give players some in-game content to use later in the main game, if enough number of players is able to defeat Block Man before it releases next month. To get an exclusive alternate track for Mega Man 11, pre-order now.

You can enjoy three difficulties modes in the demo and the engaging gameplay will definitely attract newcomers and season veterans of the series to the title. Capcom did not release a Windows PC version of the demo for some unknown reason.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

Waiting to launch next month, Activision’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy is suddenly pushed back to November.

One of the upcoming platform classic remaster of Spyro series of games from PlayStation platform as Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which players had been looking for some time is suddenly delayed when it was previously scheduled for a September 21 release window, only a month away from now. Apparently, developer Toys for Bob needs more time to do the games justice before debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which eventually pushes back the new release date to November 13.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

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Publisher Activision revealed it back in April that they are bringing three of the games from the franchise on Microsoft and Sony consoles. This collection include titles Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, all came out within 1998 to 2000. Aside from that, remastered soundtracks, fluid camera movement, upgraded modern graphics are part of the package. Voice actor Tom Kenny returns to play Spyro by re-recording his lines and everything else pretty much remains the same.

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Co-studio head of Toys for Bob, Paul Yan wrote the following for eagerly-waiting fans in a Blog post about the unexpected delay.

"Everyone here at Toys for Bob is so proud to be reigniting the original Spyro trilogy after all these years. We’re deeply committed to getting these games right, so we’ve decided to move the release date of Spyro Reignited Trilogy to November 13, 2018. I really hoped that you would be rescuing dragons and scorching Rhynocs sooner, but the Trilogy needs more love and care."

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Originally, Insomniac Games was involved in the development of these 3D platformers and back then, its popularity among fans gave it a status of being Sony's mascot for their gaming console. Spyro became a beloved character to spawn more installments of his own series and the last game from the line being The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon came out in 2008. He even appeared as playable character Skylanders action game series but for long, hasn't been in limelight on his own show.

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After the immense success Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, it became pretty evident to Activision that remaster edition of classic games are something that can give tough competition to even newly released AAA-titles, leading to a major comeback of everyone's favorite purple dragon. One thing you should note is that if you are going to purchase a retail copy of the game, you will only get the first of the trilogy in a disc and will have to download the other two.