Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was everything that a Castlevania fan could ever want. Now, Igarashi’s new franchise is making a retro return this month in the form of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. Somebody pass me my VHS tapes of M-Net open-time recordings of Buffy The Vampire Slayer while I boot this trailer up.
The optional Pro controller for the Nintendo Switch is one of the best controllers you’ll find. It has an asymmetrical analogue stick design (like all good controllers should), has great battery life, a passable d-Pad, fantastic vibration and it just feels great. It now has native support in Steam.
It’s still in early access, but this slice of life after the zombie apocalypse has consumed many an hour of my life so far, and I can’t wait to see what the completed game looks like eventually. Said completion is taking another step forward this week, as the Walken Dead tactics game (I gotta have more cowbell…and brains) builds upon its foundation with a stack of tweaks and new buildings.
In our industry, which regularly obfuscates data, Steam Spy has become an incredibly important tool. Using publically available data, Steam Spy is able to more or less tell us how many people own a specific game. It’s useful for working through the often spurious bluster and bravado that accompanies press releases and get a little closer to the truth.
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Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age will hit that platform and PlayStation 4 on September 4, bringing with it a ton of localised features. English dialogue, increased difficulty modes, better menus and a first-person camera are just some of the features that fans can expect to see.
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