The side-scrolling shooter shoot em’ up (shmup) is one of the oldest video game genres and just by the virtue of its continued presence today demonstrates the versatility and longevity that it provides for players. Sine Mora Ex might not rewrite the core genre mechanics, but it sure knows how to contribute to them.
Neon Chrome is a rogue-like twin stick shooter set in a dystopian future. The game first came out last year and if you’ve experienced it before then dont expect much new stuff to draw you back in.
Splatoon 2 has received its latest patch, and it is a doozy.
The Nintendo Switch is set to gain a shooter with a rather unique twist. Developer, Inti Creates, has announced that Gal*Gun 2 will be coming to the console in Q1 of 2018.
Sometimes games take themselves too seriously; other times they are utterly bizarre. Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is most definitely the latter; even the game’s opening screen specifically says that “nothing you are about to see will make any sense”, yet that is probably one of the strongest things it has going for it. Set in a visually attractive, ancient Germanic future (because an ‘ancient future’ is a thing, of course), Lichtspeer is a game full of weird and wonderful enemies and an easy-to-understand gameplay concept. I’m sure there is one thing I’m forgetting, though… Oh yeah, it’s absolutely ruthless.
STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch (nope, I have no idea why it has been stylised as if we’re being shouted at either), is a port of the 1995 arcade release ‘Strikers 1945’ originally developed by Psikyo. The game has seen various re-releases on Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and even iOS and Android, but this is the first time we’ve seen it appear on a Nintendo console. The Switch version has been published by Zerodiv, who also brought GUNBARICH (another Psikyo arcade game) to the eShop on the same day, signalling the potential start of a whole wave of arcade titles heading to the console. Is this one worth picking up though? Let’s find out.
A literal Pinball Wizard.
Phew, who doesn’t love a ridiculously long news article title(!?) Yes, thanks to an update from the Squid Research Lab, we have learnt that Splatoon 2 will soon be receiving a new battle stage, a new playable stage in Salmon Run, and also a brand new special weapon.
Splatoon 2‘s next Splatfest has a power-related theme, and asks which of two super powers you’d like to have.
Initially revealed for release on PC, Mac, and PS4, Robonauts has now been included in the European eShop as an upcoming game – confirming that it is heading to Nintendo Switch.