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The brawling ladies get a current-gen upgrade on Sony's system.

River City Girls Arrives on PlayStation 5

The venerable River City Ransom/Kunio-kun series of beat ‘em ups continues to soldier on with new updates and spin-offs. One of those spin-offs is River City Girls, developed by the 2D wizards at WayForward and published by Arc System Works. While we’re still waiting on the previously announced River City Girls Zero and River City Girls 2, the original game has just received a PlayStation 5 upgrade. Who needs backward compatibility when you can get a shiny updated version with new features?

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The recently resurrected co-op platformer is heading to Xbox and Steam.

ININ Games' First Xbox Release Will Be Clockwork Aquario

Xbox has always been a great platform, and many gamers favor the Xbox Series X in this console generation. That said, Xbox consoles have always suffered from weaker support from Japanese developers when compared to PlayStation and Nintendo systems. That's one reason that ININ Games' upcoming Xbox and Steam port of Clockwork Aquario is so exciting. The classic-style arcade platformer features 2-player local co-op and will be ININ's first Xbox release on Xbox.

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Save ancient Europe from invaders in this cartoony beat 'em up.

Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All! Co-op Review

Created in 1959, Asterix is a beloved French comic book character who has seen numerous movie and video game adaptations. While most of the recent games have been 3D affairs, Microids’ newly released Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All is a side-scrolling 2D beat ‘em up. Even if you’ve never read an Asterix comic or seen one of the ...

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Play more than 40 Taito classics on a mini arcade cabinet or TV!

Taito Egret II Mini Arcade Western Release Coming From United Games Entertainment

We've been excited for the Taito Egret II Mini arcade cabinet since it was announced last year. The cabinet will include 40 classic arcade games from Taito, with several cool accessories adding to the arcade experience. Until now, the Egret II was only announced for the Japanese market. Now, United Games Entertainment (parent company of ININ and Strictly Limited) has revealed that it will distribute the Egret II Mini in the West in 2022!

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Save the world of Aquario in this long-lost but newly revived platformer.

Clockwork Aquario Co-Op Review

Upon the arrival of the 32-bit era of gaming, the 2D games that had dominated the games industry began to disappear in favor of 3D games. One casualty of this shift was Clockwork Aquario, a 2D arcade game from the creators of the Wonder Boy series, Westone. The gorgeous platformer was canceled before completion and thought lost to time. Fast-forwar...

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Glimpse these gorgeous screenshots and world record details.

Clockwork Aquario Scores a World Record Ahead of North American Launch

Clockwork Aquario, the long-lost arcade game from the studio that created the Wonder Boy games, launches on PlayStation and Switch in North America this week (it's already out in Europe). The game's extremely long delay has actually qualified it for a world record, which is fairly amazing. World records aside, Clockwork Aquario, which ...

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Gamers finally have a chance to play this lost co-op classic.

Clockwork Aquario Now Available in Europe, Coming Soon to North America

Before closing its doors in 2014, Japanese developer Westone created the Wonder Boy series, the Sega CD co-op classic Dungeon Explorer, and many more games. Westone’s last title, the co-op platformer Clockwork Aquario, never made it to arcades and was thought lost for many years. Thankfully, ININ Games recently uncovered and completed the gam...

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Team up to thwart robotic fish in this upgraded shmup classic.

G-Darius HD Co-Op Review

Taito’s Darius series of shoot ‘em ups has spanned generations, beginning as a 2D arcade game and eventually evolving into the 2.5D extravaganza Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX . One installment that hasn’t always gotten enough love is G-Darius, the 1997 entry that marked the series’ transition to 3D graphics while maintai...

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Regular and fancy collector's editions are up for preorder.

Taito Milestones 10th Game Announced, Physical Collector's Edition Now on Sale

Earlier this week, ININ Games announced the upcoming English release of Taito Milestones for Nintendo Switch. The collection will contain 10 arcade classics from Taito, and it's set to receive both a regular physical release and a Collector's Edition from Strictly Limited Games. Preorders have now gone live for the physical editions, and we now know the compilation's full lineup of games to boot.

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Get the iiRcade arcade cabinet for the cheapest price ever - this weekend only.

iiRcade Home Arcade Bundle Only $299 Through Cyber Monday

We started covering the iiRcade platform when the company slashed its home arcade cabinet prices ahead of Black Friday a short while ago. The deals keep coming, it turns out, as the iiRcade Classic Bundle is now on sale for $299 through Cyber Monday! And to go with that fancy new arcade cabinet, the iiRcade Game Store currently has more than 30 gam...

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Play the Ninja Warriors and 9 more Taito arcade classics.

ININ Announces Taito Milestones for Nintendo Switch

During the PlayStation 2 era, Taito released several compilations of its classic arcade games under the names Taito Legends and Taito Memories. Now developer Hamster and publisher ININ Games are readying a similar collection for Nintendo Switch called Taito Milestones. The upcoming collection is set to receive both digital and physical release...

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