‘Streets of Rage 4’ Gets
Mr. X Nightmare Mode via DLC

Hellish survival mode for ‘Streets of Rage 4’ releasing mid-July.

July 2, 2021 — The streets will be full of rage in Streets of Rage 4’s survival mode, ‘Mr. X Nightmare’. Developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games are preparing a brand new, much-coveted upcoming DLC that pits players against even deadlier enemy waves.


‘Eight Dragons’ Gets May Release Date for Consoles

Spanish developers JanduSoft confirms May release date for 8-player co-op brawler.

May 21, 2021 — Barcelona-based JanduSoft S.L. has announced a release date for developer Extendmode’s old-school beat-’em-up Eight Dragons. READ MORE »

Steam Gets ‘Samurai Shodown’; ‘King of Fighters XV’ Teased

SNK’s arcade-style weapon-fighter ‘SAMURAI SHODOWN’ gets Steam release date and new DLC character; next game in series ‘XV’ to be powered by Unreal Engine 4.

May 17, 2021 — Today’s announcement that SNK’s weapon-based fighter SAMURAI SHODOWN is finally coming to Steam should make the PC fighting game community happy, especially since the Windows version is already available on the Epic Games Store. READ MORE »

‘Fantasy Strike’ Review:
Next Generation Update

‘Fantasy Strike’ is a free-to-play fighting game developed and published by California’s Sirlin Games. Players need fast reflexes for its arcade-like gameplay.

May 15, 2021Fantasy Strike is coming up on its second anniversary, yet the game has to receive the recognition it deserves. Why does this game deserve any attention, and what does the updated PS5 version bring to the table?


‘Wonder Boy: Asha in
Monster World’ Out Soon

Imminent release of retro remake ‘Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World’ for Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows announced.

May 4, 2021 — German publisher ININ Games has confirmed a Western release date for the physical and digital versions of retro remake Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. READ MORE »

‘Hot Wheels Unleashed’
Pre-Release Gameplay

Drifting, boosting and jumping is only the beginning of what could make ‘Hot Wheels Unleashed™’ an iconic thrill-ride from start to finish.

April 9, 2021 — Developer Milestone and iconic toy company Mattel have dropped a pre-alpha gameplay video of Hot Wheels Unleashed™, a fast-paced arcade racing game with gorgeous graphics that seemingly uses speedy camera angles not unlike the cult-racer WipeOut. READ MORE »

‘Castlevania Resurrection’ Returns From the Dead

A prototype of the much-talked-about yet canceled Dreamcast version of Konami’s ‘Castlevania Resurrection’ has reportedly been unearthed.

April 6, 2021 — The cancellation of Castlevania: Resurrection for the Dreamcast was an unfortunate disappointment to many fans, especially to those who bought SEGA’s ill-fated system only to get the next installment of Konami’s vamp-whipping series. READ MORE »

‘Narita Boy’ Retro-Platformer
Now Running

Narita Boy is a pixel-fest in which players set out to save the Digital Kingdom from the rogue code Stallions — which makes total sense.

March 30, 2021 — Barcelona-based Studio Koba let us know they have launched Narita Boy through UK-based indie publisher Team 17. Narita Boy is being marketed as a neo-nostalgic ‘RetroVania’ love letter to the 1980s. READ MORE »

New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Announced

Dotemu To Co-Create Pixel-Style Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

March 12, 2021 — Surprise brawler ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge’ fully embraces side-scrolling gameplay and colorful pixels. READ MORE »

Italian Studio Bets On ‘Hot Wheels’ Arcade-Racer

Milestone is best known in retro circles for their 1990s SEGA Rally inspired ‘Screamer’ series. Is ‘Hot Wheels Unleashed’ a return to form?

March 6, 2021 — Although actual gameplay footage has not yet been made available, retrogamers around the world should have a fun arcade-style experience to look forward to. READ MORE »