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Monster Hunter Sales Dwindle as Monster Hunter XX Sells Poorly

Action, adventure, and fighting an 800-pound gorilla that has gone super sayian are only a bit of what Monster Hunter has to offer. Monster Hunter was originally released on the PlayStation 2 in the early 2000s, and was relatively unknown in the West for a long time. Nevertheless, Capcom saw a potential market in the Western Hemisphere, and continued to release games in the series sporadically. A large influx of gamers came to learn about the series during the Monster Hunter Tri era, which released on the Wii during 2010. This title would later see multiple iterations released in various consoles, including the PlayStation Portable as Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. During this time, the series’ popularity would continue increasing exponentially, eventually culminating with the release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS. Afterwards, though, the series started taking a dive in popularity as Monster Hunter Generations failed to sell as expected in North America, and now Monster Hunter XX has failed to get half as many sales in its first week compared to previous titles.

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Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles 2 Demo Released, Fan Game Not Shut Down Yet

This is another fan game that has, surprisingly, not been shut down by Konami. With that being said, I have downloaded the demo–you know, for safe keeping… Just in case. Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles 2 is a fan game that is attempting to tell a new tale within the Castlevania world. What is interesting is how far they have gone to capture that mood.

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Morphite, Metroid Prime Style Game, Announces Release Window on Android

I previously covered Morphite over on our sister site, Gravis Ludus. Considering the ties it has with Metroid Prime–at least in design choices–I figure it would be better suited here on Retro Gaming Magazine. For those that do not know about Morphite, you are looking at a new Crescent Moon Games release–if you are a big mobile gamer then you probably know that name. For those that don’t, they are a fun developer that doesn’t follow a set rule in genres. Morphite steps outside of their comfort zone. 3D space exploration with a flat shaded polygon graphics style are just a couple of highlights.

From “Tennis on TV” to the Global eSports Phenomenon of Today

When would you say that video games first emerged–the ’80s, maybe the ’70s at a push? In fact, you’d have to go back to the 1940s for the true origins of the video game, and need a computer that fills up half a room to play them.

Sigi: A New Platformer with an Old Soul

Steam Greenlight may be changing its name and direction soon, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great games still hoping to find a place in your Steam library. Looking to follow in the pixelated footsteps of Greenlight hits like River City Ransom Underground and Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Sigi offers retro platforming gameplay with modern day tech performance.

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Paprium New Sega Genesis Brawler Video Released along with Pre-Orders

If you are new to Retro Gaming Magazine then you probably have missed our previous coverage of “Project Y” by WaterMelon Games. This was an often teased, but not much shown, brawler that has been in development for over four years now. Now, over that period we have seen some major claims laid at the feet of what we now know as Paprium. Finally, a gameplay video has surfaced and we are able to judge, somewhat, if those claims are on spot or way out in left field.

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Yooka Laylee Arriving Soon on SNES

Many, including myself await Yooka Laylee from Playtonic Games. It was successfully kickstarted and will be available on many platforms including PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

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Wonderboy – The Dragons Trap release date announced

If anyone remembers Wonder Boy III: Monster World on the Sega Genesis, then you are in for a treat. It was known as Wonder Boy III: The Dragons Trap on Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear, but due to such machines fading at the time, sales probably were not as good as they should have been.

Blood on Your Hands: the Horror Series That Won Gamers’ Hearts

The modern generation of horror and zombie games have a lot of their success owed to their retro ancestors. There was a wave of fantastic zombie and horror survival games that hit the shelves throughout the ’90s–many of them weren’t perfect, but they broke the mold of how shocking game content could be.

A New Hope for the ZX Spectrum Vega+

The development of the crowd-funded ZX Spectrum Vega+ has been, to say the least, troubled but recent updates from Retro Computers Ltd appear to give a new hope to its backers and to fans of the beloved 8-bit computer.


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