Cali4ways Games, an indie developer from sunny South Africa has unveiled the official trailer for their upcoming brawler, Boet Fighter, and it is a thing of beauty. Judging by the trailer, the game is definitely going to deliver on their promise of violence, traffic, hadedas, explosions, night clubs, taxis, and rugby, amongst many other things. The game draws inspiration from 2D side-scrolling classics, such as Double Dragon and Golden Axe, but infuses the action with some uniquely South African elements
If you are a fan of World Wonder Ring Stardom, Japan’s leading women’s professional wrestling promotion, then you are in for a treat. Spike Chunsoft recently announced the World Wonder Ring Stardom DLC for their game Fire Pro Wrestling World. This DLC will arrive on August 21st, 2019 on both Playstation 4 as well as Steam
Crawlco Block Knockers is an addictive action/puzzle title that draws inspiration from a rather unusual source. The whole thing looks and plays like a sleazy nineties arcade game, but it’s so much more than just a flimsy excuse to ogle a couple of lewd images. Not only is the game challenging, but it totally nails the audio and visual style of the era while still offering enough options to customize everything to your liking. If you are a fan of the genre, then CBK is more than worth the asking price.
Gameplay: Challenging, addictive and great fun.
Graphics: The visuals perfectly capture the weird and sleazy arcade era of the nineties.
Sound: Decent sound effects and a great soundtrack by OSC
The new remastered version of Saya no Uta ~ The Song of Saya updates this classic visual novel without messing with the things that have made it so popular. It is still as disturbing as ever, although Steam players will have to spring for the adult patch to get the full experience. The original artwork looks great in high definition and the new engine means it’s no longer a hassle to try and run the game on modern hardware. It’s also good to see that the already great translation has been polished even more. If you can handle disturbing content, and enjoy the genre, then we cannot recommend Saya no Uta ~ The Song of Saya enough.
Gameplay: Not a lot of choices, but the story is so good that you won’t mind.
Graphics: Still very disturbing, especially when played uncensored.
Sound: The soundtrack is excellent and so is the voice acting
The Witch’s Love Diary is a unique visual novel that has plenty of stories to tell and a unique way of telling these stories. It offers quite a lengthy tale and the pace is somewhat on the slow side, but it is definitely worth the read. It also doesn’t skimp on routes for any of its characters, even the minor ones. Add to that beautiful visuals, along with a great soundtrack and you have yourself a visual novel that is worth investing some time in.
Gameplay: Not a lot of meaningful choices, but the story manages to remain captivating to the end.
Graphics: Beautiful character designs and detailed backgrounds.
Sound: Features a great soundtrack and top-notch voice acting
Some more good news for PC and Nintendo Switch owners as PQube and developer Compile Heart has announced that Gun Gun Pixies will be heading for these two platforms this September. The game, which was previously a Playstation Vita exclusive in Japan, is a mix between shooter and platformer starring two tiny girls from outer space
Mobile gamers might already be familiar with Wonder Parade, the rhythm game by Studio Quare. The game was released for mobile devices back in 2017, which means it will be celebrating it’s 2 year anniversary at the end of August, 2019. To celebrate this milestone, the mobile version of the game will receive an update as well as a 50% discount on August 31st, 2019. However, the real exciting news is that Nintendo Switch and PC owners will soon be able to join in on the fun as well
Glass Heart Games, a studio based in Taiwan, has just announced Vigil: The Longest Night, which will be their debut release. The game promises to offer an intricate blend of 2D side-scrolling action as well as some neat horror elements
Morphies Law: Remorphed is a colorful and entertaining online shooter that brings some genuinely unique elements to the genre. The game originally suffered a rocky launch on the Nintendo Switch, but this Remorphed version addressed all of the issues while also adding plenty of new content. The fact that it features crossplay between Steam and Switch users is also quite neat. If you are tired of all the drab, serious online shooters, then give Morphies Law: Remorphed a shot and experience the fun of running around as an impossibly proportioned, colorful killing machine.
Graphics: Colorful visuals, unique levels and a wealth of customization options for your Morphie.
Sound: Pretty decent.
Gameplay: A very unique take on the genre that also manages to be a lot of fun to play
Everyone who has ever dealt with depression will know what a battle it can be to overcome. This is the situation in which Cassidy, the protagonist of Dreamscaper, finds herself, except in her case it is somewhat more literal. Cassidy actually has the ability to dive into her subconscious and take on the surreal nightmares that she wrestles with. It’s a pretty unique premise for a game and one of the reasons why we suggest checking out the Kickstarter for Dreamcaper by Afterburner Studios. Dreamscaper is an upcoming ARPG Roguelite blend that promises to combine elements from brawlers as well as top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers