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Shinobi | £2.95 | The Game Collection | 3DS

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Jonathan Lester
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Shinobi | £2.95 | The Game Collection | 3DS

Shinobi | The Game Collection | £2.95
Price Comparison | Shinobi Review

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DuckTales' New Duckumentary Takes A Look At Music

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Capcom, Dev diaries, DuckTales Remastered, WayForward

DuckTales' New Duckumentary Takes A Look At Music

Music has always been a crucial part of gaming, particularly back in the chiptune days when you had to rely on strong melodies that would almost instantly get stuck in our heads and drive us insane.

DuckTales: Remastered has gotten itself a new "Duckumentary” video which focuses on the remastered game's music and how its been updated for modern platforms ad modern audiences.

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DuckTales Remastered Trailer Takes Scrooge To The Himalayas

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, DuckTales, DuckTales Remastered, Gameplay footage, Retro, Trailers, WayForward, WayForward Technologies

DuckTales Remastered Trailer Takes Scrooge To The Himalayas

Launchpad McQuack has some advice for us in a new DuckTales Remastered trailer, which takes Scrooge and the gang to the snowy Himalayan level. The WayForward-developed remake is looking rather tasty indeed, including new boss fights and extended content as well as a visual overhaul.

It's out on... deep breath... August 13th for PC, August 14th on PSN, August 15th on the Wii U eShop, with an XBLA version trailing behind on September 11th. We know you want it.

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DuckTales Remastered Gets Firm August Release Date & Duckumentary

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, DuckTales, DuckTales Remastered, Gameplay footage, Retro, Trailers, WayForward, WayForward Technologies

DuckTales Remastered Gets Firm August Release Date & Duckumentary

Life Is Like A Hurricane!

DuckTales Remastered will release this August on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. The WayForward-developed remake will be available on August 13 for PC, August 14th on PSN, August 15 for Wii U eShop, with an XBLA version launching September 11.

We've got a behind the scenes Duckumentary below. Ha!

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DuckTales Remastered Gameplay Videos Make Us Weep With Nostalgia

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Capcom, DuckTales, DuckTales Remastered, Gameplay footage, Retro, Trailers, WayForward

DuckTales Remastered Gameplay Videos Make Us Weep With Nostalgia

There are plenty of classic games that are still amazingly fun to play today, and DuckTales is one of them. So when Capcom announced that they'd be remastering the entire thing with WayForward, we had to change our pants.

Now, two gameplay videos have emerged that have made us breathe wistful sighs of nostalgia, and gotten us all into something of a hot mess.

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DuckTales Remastered Also Coming To PC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, DuckTales Remastered, PC games, Platformer, PSN, WayForward, Wii U games, XBLA

DuckTales Remastered Also Coming To PC

Just a quickie: The only thing better than an HD remake of DuckTales is the news of more release platforms. WayForward has confirmed that their prettied-up platformer will launch on PC "within or around same window as the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U versions," favouring both Steam, Origin and other independent digital distributors. [Capcom-Unity]

Capcom are set to reveal some more details at E3. Just in case you missed it, I've stashed the sing-a-long-a-reveal trailer after the break.

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Mighty Switch Force! 2 Trailer Fights Fire With Firepower

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS eShop, 3DS Games, Mighty Switch Force 2, Platformer, WayForward

Mighty Switch Force! 2 Trailer Fights Fire With Firepower

WayForward have released a fun, action-packed and incredibly noisy new trailer for Mighty Switch Force! 2. The upcoming dimension-swapping platformer sees cyborg heroine Patricia Wagon becoming a fireman and using a powerful water cannon to solve plenty of puzzles.

Mighty Switch Force! 2 is out on the 3DS eShop from June 27th. You can read our 8/10 Mighty Switch Force! review if you want to know more about the original.

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DuckTales Remastered Announced By Capcom At PAX East

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Capcom, DuckTales Remastered, Nintendo eShop, PSN, WayForward, XBLA

DuckTales Remastered Announced By Capcom At PAX East

There's been a whiff of Friday afternoon short tempers about today, but hopefully this last bit of news will send you into the weekend with a smile on your face.

Capcom announced during PAX East today that DuckTales will be returning.

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Mighty Switch Force 2 Officially Revealed For 3DS

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS eShop, 3DS Games, Mighty Switch Force 2, Platformer, WayForward

Mighty Switch Force 2 Officially Revealed For 3DS

2D sidescrolling masters WayForward have formally revealed Mighty Switch Force 2, a sequel to the excellent 3DS and Wii U platformer. Now that Patricia Wagon has left the police for the fire service, players will have to get their head around using water jets to advantage while they mess with dimensions.

Details and screens after the break.

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Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Review | Mighty Remix

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Nintendo, Platformer, puzzler, WayForward, Wii U games

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Review | Mighty Remix

Platform: Wii U (eShop)

Developer: WayForward Technologies

Publisher: Nintendo

WayForward Technologies have established themselves as one of go-to developers when it comes to 2D side-scrollers. Platformers, shooters, brawlers... so long as it scrolls sideways and packs plenty of nostalgic old-school flavour, they'll usually deliver an absolute corker. Case in point: the magnificent Mighty Switch Force, which delighted 3DS owners with its carefully-crafted retro gameplay brought up to date with clever puzzles and a nifty dimension-shifting mechanic.

So I'm delighted to report that the Hyper Drive (HD, geddit?) Edition works just as brilliantly on the Wii U, but ups the ante with a complete graphical overhaul, a new art style and twice as much content.

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Review | Mighty Remix

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Silent Hill: Book Of Memories Trailer Is All About Cooperative Action

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, Konami, PS Vita games, trailer, WayForward

WayForward Technologies are keen to stress that Silent Hill: Book Of Memories is a spin-off rather than a sequel; a cooperative hacker, slasher, shooter and looter rather than a horror game. To further differentiate their upcoming project from the core series, this latest trailer features loads of hacking, slashing, shooting and the least menacing Pyramid Head appearance ever.

Book Of Memories is already proving to be incredibly divisive amongst series fans, but the Vita definitely needs some more enjoyable cooperative games. We'll find out whether the change in direction is a change for the better when it releases on November 2nd.

Double Dragon Neon Review | Rocks Your Slouch Socks

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Beat 'em ups, Brawler, Majesco Entertainment, PSN, WayForward, XBLA

Double Dragon Neon Review | Rocks Your Slouch Socks

Platforms: PSN | XBLA (reviewed)

Developer: WayForward Technologies

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

Double Dragon practically invented the 2D beat 'em up genre when it released in 1987. Billy and Jimmy's brutal adventure to save Marian from the Black Warriors gang still stands tall as an essential experience for gaming connoisseurs, but after an excellent sequel, the franchise failed to make it into the 21st century.

Cue WayForward, a developer famed for their love of authenticity and side-scrolling skills, who stepped in to deliver a proper reboot of the classic game. By delivering the quintessential feel of the original wrapped in an irreverent pastiche of all things 80s and boasting the best soundtrack of 2012, Double Dragon Neon reminds us just how much fun we used to have back in the day.

But it also reminds us of just how far we've come.

Double Dragon Neon Review | Rocks Your Slouch Socks

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Double Dragon: Neon Gets Price & Date

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Brawler, Double Dragon: Neon, PSN, Reverb Games, WayForward, XBLA

Double Dragon: Neon Gets Price & Date

Never Look Directly Into The Screenshot... Too Late

Retro remaster experts WayForward are hard at work bringing Double Dragon up to date with some eyepopping luminescence, and Reverb have gotten in touch with a date and price. Double Dragon Neon will be available from September 12th, costing $12.99 on PSN (UK pricing TBA) or 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade.

According to WayForward Technologies, we'll be able to "throw fireballs" and "knee thugs in the face." Because it's Double Dragon. Better yet, though, we'll be able to make our own mix tape for that authentic 80s flava.

Mighty Switch Force HD Aims To Be Wii U Launch Title

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Platformer, Puzzle games, WayForward, Wii U

Mighty Switch Force HD Aims To Be Wii U Launch Title

Puzzle-platformer Mighty Switch Force, one of the few standout original gems on the 3DS eShop, will be available on the Wii U at launch. The HD version will include redrawn artwork and potentially new content when it releases on the Wii U's downloadable marketplace.

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Wayforward And Majesco Announce Double Dragon: Neon

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Beat 'em ups, Double Dragon: Neon, Majesco Entertainment, PSN, WayForward, XBLA

Wayforward And Majesco Announce Double Dragon: Neon

Contra 4 showed that Wayforward have some aptitude when it comes to delivering new versions of classic franchises, and they're back with another this July for XBLA/PSN with Double Dragon: Neon.

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BloodRayne: Betrayal Gets Permanent Price Cut

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, Bloodrayne, Discount, PSN, WayForward, XBLA

BloodRayne: Betrayal Gets Permanent Price Cut

Sexy, slick action-platformer BloodRayne: Betrayal has received a permanent price cut on XBLA and PSN/SEN. It will now set you back 800 Microsoft Points (discounted from 1200) or £7.99 depending on your platform of choice.

I awarded WayForward's bloodthirsty brawler with 7/10 in our BloodRayne: Betrayal review; enjoying the raw mechanics but taking issue with the controls and outrageously cheap level of challenge.

Aliens: Infestation Trailer Should Delight Contra Fans

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Aliens: Infestation, DS games, Gearbox Software, Metroidvania, Sega, WayForward

Aliens: Infestation Trailer Should Delight Contra Fans

WayForward's 2D side-scrolling Metroidvania title should delight genre fans if the latest gameplay trailer is anything to go by. The developers have had some experience in this field before, having worked on Contra 4 for the DS back in 2007. Aliens: Infestation is looking unashamedly retro and that suits us absolutely fine. It'll be out on October 11th for the DS.

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BloodRayne: Betrayal Review | Fang-Tastic Or Dhamp Squib?

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Action Games, BloodRayne: Betrayal, Majesco Entertainment, PS3 games, PSN, WayForward, XBLA, Xbox 360 games

BloodRayne: Betrayal Review | Fang-Tastic Or Dhamp Squib?

Platforms: PSN | XBLA (Reviewed)

Developer: WayForward

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

I've been banging my head against a brick wall during the process of writing this review... both literally and figuratively. Rarely has a game proved to be so frustrating and yet so bizarrely compelling; delivering a sucker punch of aggravation, fun and a host of contradictions. Where does one draw the line between being taxing and outrageously cheap? Between time-sensitive combat mechanics and abject, broken clunkiness? Between being complex and overly fussy? Or between good... and terrible?

Confusingly, BloodRayne: Betrayal is all of the above.

BloodRayne: Betrayal Review | Fang-Tastic Or Dhamp Squib?

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BloodRayne Betrayal Trailer Lives Up To Name

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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BloodRayne: Betrayal, Majesco, News, PSN, WayForward, XBLA

brb

There's blood in this first gameplay trailer for BRB, lots of it. The new peek at Majesco's 2D slash-em-up is covered in claret, features giant robot arachnids, some delicious sprite-based visuals and looks like a mash-up between The Dishwasher and a long-running franchise that rhymes with 'Parcelmania'.

Hit the jump to check out the shiny new BloodRayne trailer...