Super Punch-Out’s Two-Player Mode Has Been Found After 28 Years

Image: Nintendo Super Punch-Out!!the 1994 SNES game released as a sequel to the 1987 NES original, is like its predecessor a single-player game. You play as Little Mac and fight your way through a succession of cartoonish boxing opponents, and every single battle is just you against the computer. Or it was, until now! While … Read more

Digimon Survive Is A Painfully Boring TRPG

The kids aren’t alright.Image: Witch Craft Co., Ltd. / Hyde Digimon Survive, the new video game made in celebration of the anime’s 25th anniversary, attempts to juggle being both a visual novel and a tactical role-playing game. The result is a slog of a game that’s 70 percent visual novel, 20 percent tactical role-playing game, … Read more

Mario Kart 8 Update Brings Manslaughter Back To Coconut Mall

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch received its second wave of Booster Course Pass DLC today, which adds eight new courses and finally fixes an old one. Let’s just say Coconut Mall’s Shy Guys aren’t so shy anymore, and if you get too close you will get merc’d. The first set of new courses arrived … Read more

Symphony Of War Is A Steam Hit Perfect For Fire Emblem Fans

Screenshots: Dancing Dragon Games There’s been a raft of intriguing strategy RPGs this yearbut one of my favorites so far is Symphony of War. It’s been climbing the charts on Steam in recent months, and for good reason. From a distance it looks like another Fire Emblem knockoff. Up close it’s doing enough interesting things … Read more

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

Screenshots: Nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 … Read more

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

Image: Square Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music that … Read more

Nier Automata Secret Door Hunt Ends In The Wildest Possible Way

Gif: Square Enix / Sadfutago It all started with a question: “How do you get into the church?” The answer, it turns out, is simple: You don’t—at least not yet. Yes, Nier: Automata‘s baffling secret door was all just an intricate mod. If you haven’t been following along, Nier: Automata‘s secret door had all the … Read more

Sega Please Release The Yakuza Kenzan Spin-Offs In English

Screenshots: Sega In 2022 Yakuza is a pretty big series in the West, as we saw yesterday when eight games made it to PlayStation Plus. But it wasn’t always this way! Between the release of Yakuza 2 spirit 3 things were looking incredibly dicey for English-speakers, and there were real fears that if Yakuza 3 … Read more

Entire Mainline Yakuza Series Coming To PlayStation Plus

Image: Sega Sony just announced that Sega’s widely loved Yakuza series of criminal underworld sims will soon debut on its PlayStation Plus subscription service. The entire mainline series is coming, in fact. Today, Sony announced on its blog that the main entries in the Yakuza series, which follows Kazuma Kiryu’s story across seven different titles, … Read more