Candle Knight Review
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Candle Knight Review

In this review of the 2.5D indie platformer Candle Knight, we’ll analyze the many appealing factors of the game and its issues and decide if it’s worth playing. The Mexican indie developer Dracma Studios describes the game as a 2.5D action-adventure platformer that features a unique dynamic difficulty system. Candle Knight appears to be inspired…

Let’s Play Inside on Xbox Series X
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Let’s Play Inside on Xbox Series X

Enjoy 15 minutes full of tension inside a post-apocalyptic setting. Few indie 2.5D exploration games have managed to stand out since many follow a very similar line, taking references from big franchises in the industry. But, the indie studio Playdead has managed to deliver two titles that border on perfection. One of these games is…

Replaced delayed until 2023
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Replaced delayed until 2023

The 2.5D retro-futuristic platformer Replaced is delayed due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The developers behind Replaced announced today that the game is not coming out until next year. Sad Cat Studios, the studio behind the game, is based in Belarus with developers in neighboring countries. The announcement was made via Twitter. Here is the…

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

Nintendo is celebrating Kirby’s 30th anniversary this year. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack just added Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards to its slowly-growing Nintendo 64 collection of games on the Switch console. Originally released in 2000, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is a platformer from HAL Laboratory, the makers of the first two Super…

Ayo the Clown release date announced for PlayStation and Xbox
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Ayo the Clown release date announced for PlayStation and Xbox

Eastasiasoft has confirmed the upcoming console release date for Ayo the Clown. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Ayo the Clown is a colorful and charming 2.5D action platformer. It was released last year on PC via Steam to generally positive user reviews. Here are more details on the game’s story: In Ayo’s hometown, things are…

Nightmare Reaper launches on Steam and GOG
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Nightmare Reaper launches on Steam and GOG

Nightmare Reaper is leaving Steam Early Access today. Blazing Bit Games announced the launch of the full game that includes the release of Chapter 3. This retro-inspired FPS with looter shooter and rogue-lite elements draws inspiration from classic 2.5D first-person shooters that were popular in the early to mid-1990s. “Now that our initial vision of…

Cyberpunk point-and-click adventure Encodya launches on consoles
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Cyberpunk point-and-click adventure Encodya launches on consoles

Explore the 2.5D dark cyberpunk world of Encodya with Tina and SAM-53 as they embark on an incredible adventure. Encodya, a new point-and-click adventure developed by Chaosmonger Studio in conjunction with Assemble Entertainment, is now available for consoles. A cyberpunk dystopia world with cute graphics Encodya tells the story of an orphaned child in Neo-Berlin…

Song of Iron coming out tomorrow
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Song of Iron coming out tomorrow

Song of Iron introduces us to the fascinating world of Vikings, as well as the fantasy and folklore of Norse peoples. The games Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Valheim, and For Honor are contemporary examples of Viking-themed games that have received a lot of attention from gamers. This time an indie developer, Joe Winter, presents us with…

What is Metroid Dread? A closer look at Nintendo Switch’s new 2.5D adventure
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What is Metroid Dread? A closer look at Nintendo Switch’s new 2.5D adventure

While Nintendo continues to work on Metroid Prime 4, Mercury Steam will release a new game in October with gameplay comparable to the originals. It’s called Metroid Dread. We have some early details! During the E3 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed Metroid Dread, a new entry in the series that would use a 2.5D approach (i.e….

Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond launches today
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Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond launches today

The family-friendly pirate platformer Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond is out now on PC and Nintendo Switch. Here are more details from publisher Zordix and developer Ravn Studio: Set in a world of pirates and tropical islands, there is perhaps no villain more feared or more cunning than the dastardly Captain Sabertooth. For years,…

Umihara Kawase Bazooka now available on PS4 and Switch

Umihara Kawase Bazooka now available on PS4 and Switch

The action game Umihara Kawase Bazooka is out now on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch both digitally and soon physically as well. Umihara Kawase Bazooka is available digitally on the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop. There is also a physical version available at major online retailers and retail stores starting on November 25. Here’s a…

Macrotis is a side-scrolling platformer coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One
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Macrotis is a side-scrolling platformer coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One

Eastasiasoft announced this morning that the heartfelt platformer Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey launches for PS4 and Xbox One on October 21. It is coming to the Nintendo Switch at a later date. Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey is presented in 2.5D style. You play as a desert-dwelling marsupial known simply as Mother Bilby. Aside from standard platforming, the…

Megabyte Punch brings Mega Man-esque 2.5D platforming to Nintendo Switch
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Megabyte Punch brings Mega Man-esque 2.5D platforming to Nintendo Switch

Megabyte Punch is out today on Nintendo Switch in America, Europe, and Japan. Originally released on PC via Steam, Megabyte Punch is a 2.5D beat ’em up platformer reminiscent of Super Smash Bros. and Mega Man. Players can customize their fighter with more than 150 different parts and endless combinations. Megabyte Punch is available for up to four players in local…