Famous for the indie hit Shovel Knight and promising to further expand the title with releasing stretch goal content like Specter and King Knight Campaign content free for all platforms, they will be making a new project soon.

This can be implied through the below poll, asking for different kinds of game genre’s people would like the studio to venture into for the next title, including Co-Op gameplay with Shovel Knight & Shield Knight, a Shovel Knight 2 and Shovel Kart. But in addition to sequel ideas for Shovel Knight, they also ask about other game-genre’s like a Mario-like, Mega Man-like and Final Fantasy-like.

Shovel Knight 2! *
A sequel to Shovel Knight, with everything you loved about the first game, incremental gameplay changes, and a cool new cast of characters!

Shovel Knight and Shield Knight! *
Multiplayer-only side-scrolling platforming prequel where all levels are traversed cooperatively. Play the entire game with a friend, maybe even online!

Shovel Kart! *
Classic mode 7 style racing featuring the cast of Shovel Knight in unique vehicles, racing with power-ups and wacky situations. Including battle modes!

A Mega Man! *
Side-scrolling platformer about jumping and shooting, with creative platforming, unique bosses, and weapon upgrades, and some degree of nonlinearity.

A Metroid! *
Thematically cohesive side-scrolling platformer/shooter with an interconnected map, stuffed with secrets and gated by mobility items!

A Mario! *
Pure and whimsical sidescrolling platformer with short but creative courses that explore unique concepts, fun and useful powerups, and multiplayer!

A Zelda! *
Top-down action adventure game where you explore an overworld finding dungeons and secrets, battling foes, and creatively using gameplay items!

A Spelunky! *
Precise action game (top-down or side-scrolling) with randomized level designs, powerups and bosses, and permadeath. And multiplayer!

A Final Fantasy / Dragon Quest! *
Sweeping story-based game with many memorable characters and situations, equipment and classes, and a menu-driven battle system.

A Mario RPG! *
A sweeping story-based game with humorous situations and characters, and an overworld and battle system featuring some real-time action elements.

A Contra! *
A balls-to-the-wall side-scrolling action game with platforming, tons of enemies, power ups, and bosses galore! And multiplayer!

A Landstalker / Solstice! *
An isometric action adventure.

Source: Poll 


Sonic is recently focused on providing quality, as SEGA and Sonic Team repeately said over the past year or so, but this was reassured during another interview in celebration of his 25th Birthday the other day.

Once, long ago, Sonic was Sega’s answer to Mario– and this was something that was reflected in the games’ quality, which was more or less equivalent to Nintendo’s platforming franchise. But while Nintendo took great care to maintain and cultivate the quality of the Mario brand, Sega ran Sonic into the ground with increasingly ill conceived games, all of which missed the point of the original games, all of which were poorly received, until now, Sonic, much like Sega itself, represents lost opportunity more than anything else.

And this is something that Sega are determined to change going forward. On the cusp of the Sonic 25th Anniversary game announcement next month, Takashi Iizuka, VP of product development and creative services, told MCV, “We want to release good titles to all the players, and that is the challenge for us moving forward – making sure our games are great.”

Source: Gaming Bolt


Both of the shown figures would have been released this Fall as part of Marvel’s new line of Infinity figures, but the game was shut down by Disney Interactive earlier this year, with the final release for Infinity being the Finding Dory Playset, containing Eco the Dolphin-like gameplay and figures for Dory & Nemo releasing for it.

Source: Infinity Inquirer


Continuing the celebration of Sonic’s Anniversary, Ivo Gerscovich announced that they have a lot planed for Sonic this year. We will likely hear more about these announcements later in July during Sonic’s big anniversary party where the big anniversary game, the announced Sonic movie and more will be announced and/or detailed.

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Source: TSSZ News

 


To celebrate Quakes 20th Anniversary, MachineGames & Id Software worked together to make a free episode for the original Quake. Nice gesture overall, as it shows how much both studios love the title.


The platforming genre is split up into many sub-genre’s like action platformers, collect-a-thons and more. One such sub-genre is the runner, which boils down the very core of platformers; running and jumping. Your character moves in one direction, you have a button to jump and a button to attack.

That is how many runners work and many can feel similar to one another but a few little things make each one feel special; presentation, level design, and how the gameplay mechanics work with the core gameplay on display.

Funk of Titans from Indie Studio A Crowd of Monsters is part of this genre of platformers and after a successful launch on Xbox One, PC, Wii U and Mobile last year & this year, how does the game fair on PS Vita and PS4? Continue reading


We continue our celebration of the Sonic series with a long article covering Sonic’s life on the SEGA Dreamcast and his introduction to Nintendo platforms. This is where everything changes for Sonic, and the time where the series experiments with a lot of new features. But it is still Sonic at its core and many hold fond memories of his run on the Dreamcast and his first GameCube adventure.

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Head of Sonic Team had an interview with Game Informer to discuss some burning questions they had about the Sonic series and some of the answers regarding this are very interesting. The full interview will be at the source link with some choice questions being below.

Source: Game Informer

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Sonic is celebrating his anniversary with style! You can go on Humble Bundle to get a bunch of Sonic titles across the series on Steam and the more you pay, the more games you get. Here is a link to the page: https://www.humblebundle.com/sonic-25th-anniversary-bundle?view=xMUV9Ar1PHw_

The following games are a part of each tier:

1$: Sonic 1, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic CD HD (2011)

10$ or More: