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Shantae and the Seven Sirens
Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Arcade 19 September 2019

Shantae 5 is a metroidvania type game, inspired by tales from the One Thousand and One Nights. During the game we direct the title heroine, who can transform herself into a variety of beasts with unique special abilities.

Axiom Verge
Axiom Verge

Action 31 March 2015

An indie game by an experienced developer, who has worked on such productions as End of Nations, Tiger Woods, and NFL Street. In Axiom Verge you play as a man called Trace, who dies and is reborn in a fantasy world, where futuristic and archaic technologies blend. Trace quickly asserts that the new environment and the beings inhabiting it are trying to kill him. The protagonist explores locations filled with traps and enemies as he runs, jumps, and shoots with a gun. Apart from regular opponents, sometimes you face boss enemies. You can use over 20 types of weapons, including an electric rifle and a plasma grenade launcher. You can also earn over 60 modifications, which upgrade your fighting skills. The game's mechanics, 2D visuals, and the overall dark style were inspired by classic SNES productions, such as Castlevania.

Terraria: Otherworld
Terraria: Otherworld

Arcade canceled

Terraria: Otherworld is the second part of the popular sandbox platform game, developed by Andrew Spinks and his independent studio Re-Logic. In the game, referred to as “two dimensional Minecraft”, we are given the ability to shape a randomly generated world without restrictions and to create a number of useful tools, utility objects and structures via its crafting system. Terraria 2 has a similar, old-school layout and similar mechanics as the original, but the game features also a huge number of changes and innovations that were not implemented by the author in the first installment of the series. First of all, players were given an infinite number of worlds at their disposal, each representing a different biome, e.g. woodland, arctic, desert, or lunar. Furthermore, character development system, object finding and creation, as well as the interface of the game, were modified. The game traditionally focuses on cooperation of many players, what allows them to collectively raise buildings or fight encountered monsters.

Chasm
Chasm

Arcade 31 July 2018

A two-dimensional arcade platformer with RPG features from Discord Games studio. Chasm tells a story of a soldier who returns home after a long war. He arrives in an abandoned mining town and discovers most of its inhabitants have disappeared after entering a mysterious temple, deep down beneath the village. Our hero decides to stop the awakened evil, rescue the town’s inhabitants, and then safely return to his home. The game borrows many features from classics like Metroid or Castlevania, as well as The Legend of Zelda and Diablo series. The game's metroidvania-inspired premise is mixed with RPG mechanics, meaning that the hero can obtain new equipment and develop his skills. As we play, we must avoid traps, solve environmental puzzles and – obviously – fight with generic enemies and powerful bosses.

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch

Action 2021

Arcade action game, belonging to the well-known subspecies of metroidvania. The production is set in the universe in the climate of dieselpunk, and the player takes on the role of quite an original hero - a humanoid rabbit, wearing a powerful mechanical arm on his back. The Chinese studio TiGames is responsible for creating this title.

Yoku's Island Express
Yoku's Island Express

Arcade 29 May 2018

An original mixture of a platformer and a metroidvania game, developed by Villa Gorilla - a small Swedish studio. The game is set on Mokunama - an island where the player meets the protagonist - a sympathetic beetle. Working as a postman, he stumbles upon traces of a serious affair, the victim of which is an ancient divine being that had been taking care of the land. The insect's goal is to find a way to wake up the sleeping guardian in order to bring peace and order back to the island. What distinguishes Yoku's Island Express from other games of this kind, is that the developer borrowed elements of pinball. The beetle rolls a ball in front of himself - thanks to that ball, he can bounce off flippers installed in the environment in order to reach places difficult to access. The game is played from a side view and the core of the experience is made up of platforming elements, such as exploring, avoiding traps, eliminating adversaries or collecting valuable items.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection
Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Action 16 May 2019

A set of eight platform action games from under the Castlevania brand. The compilation of Konami 50th Anniversary Collection - Castlevania was released on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Konami company.

Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood
Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood

Action 26 October 2018

A set of two classic Castlevania games, including the cult classic Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood. The package includes original versions of both productions, although with a few additional options.

Moonfall Ultimate
Moonfall Ultimate

RPG 04 September 2018

An expanded version of the side-scrolling action RPG game Moonfall, where in addition to the story mode we will find a co-op mode and an infinite Arcade mode. In Moonfall Ultimate we travel through the industrial-gothic Empire, trying to resist the invasion of the Wilderness.

Timespinner
Timespinner

Action 25 September 2018

A classic, two-dimensional platformer considered a representative of the metroidvania genre, developed by Lunar Ray Games that was founded by a former employee of Microsoft and Bungie Software. The story of Timespinner is set in the fantasy universe of Ernah, created by the developer in the days of his youth. During the game we play the part a young girl named Lunaris, whose village was destroyed by invaders from another planet. Heroine's mother died during the escape, and she was sucked through a broken portal and transported to another world, where in desperation she vowed revenge on the oppressors. In the course of gameplay we explore subsequent locations, solve simple puzzles and fight enemies; and as we progress, we gain new weapons and gradually improve the abilities of the protagonist. A distinctive feature of the game is the power to manipulate time, by which Lunais can move through different eras, avoid enemies and get into seemingly inaccessible places.

Guacamelee! 2
Guacamelee! 2

Action 21 August 2018

A sequel to the well-received game Guacamelee!. The players once again assume the role of Juan Aguacate who faces a global threat.

Guacamelee!
Guacamelee!

Arcade 09 April 2013

A humorous platformer set in Mexican climates. We travel between different dimensions in an effort to save the abducted Daughter El Presidenta from the hands of the Evil Skeleton Charro. Two people playing on a split screen can take part in the game.

Metroid Prime 4
Metroid Prime 4

Action TBA

The fourth full-fledged installment in the best-selling action series Metroid Prime, owned by Nintendo. Metroid Prime 4 is the first installment designed for Nintendo Switch. The game’s protagonist is Samus Aran – an interstellar bounty huntress fighting with Space Pirates. After the events presented in the previous game, the heroine gets entangled in another intrigue, which forces her to embark on another dangerous journey. In the game we go through vast, nonlinear levels and fight the opponents we encounter – implemented in first-person shooter mechanics. The heroine has not only got a diverse arsenal of energy rifles, but also a wide range of special skills. One of them is Morph Ball, which allows her to reach hardly accessible places. Thanks to such mechanics, the challenges the player faces in Metroid Prime 4 are not only arcade in nature but logic-based as well.

Horace
Horace

Arcade 18 July 2019

Platform game with elements borrowed from a number of other genres. In Horace, we play the role of the title character, who has to find not only his own place in an unfriendly world, but also the members of his family.

The Siege and the Sandfox
The Siege and the Sandfox

Arcade 2021

The Siege and the Sandfox is a 2D platformer with sneaking elements, reminiscent of the Metroid and Castlevania series. In a lonely desert city, the hero is wrongly accused of murdering the king. Unlawfully sentenced to imprisonment in dungeons, he must find his way to the surface and clear his name. Only truth can prevent the collapse of the kingdom.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Arcade 01 July 2014

A humorous platformer set in Mexican climates. We travel between different dimensions to save the kidnapped daughter El Presidente from the hands of a skeleton named Carlos Calaca. Two people can take part in the game, playing on one screen. The Super Turbo Championship edition has been enriched with new, previously unavailable elements.

Outland
Outland

Action 27 April 2011

AeternoBlade
AeternoBlade

Action 18 February 2014

Arcade action game with RPG elements realized in the classic convention of metroidvania. Players take on the role of a young warrior wielding a sword controlling time, who wants to take revenge on the demon responsible for the destruction of her village.

Feudal Alloy
Feudal Alloy

RPG 17 January 2019

Feudal Alloy is a 2D metroidvania with strong RPG elements. The player plays a robot knight with a fish tank instead of a head, who travels through the land of open-world fantasy, fighting against various enemies, talking to the NPCs, performing tasks, developing skills, etc.

Strider
Strider

Action 18 February 2014

A metroidvania game from Capcom's popular series. The game, developed by Double Helix Games, is set in a grim future where Earth is ruled by a cruel dictator – Grandmaster Meio. As Hiryu, a young warrior who achieved "Super A" rank as the youngest member of the titular organization, we must put an end to Meio's rule and kill him. Even though Strider is implemented in fully 3D visuals we observe the game from a side-view perspective. During the game we visit diverse locations, jump on platforms, avoid traps and various dangers but also fight enemies. During the fights we use not only futuristic weapons but also various acrobatic moves that can be performed by the hero, such as running on walls or deflecting incoming projectiles with a sword. Similarly to other games in this style the hero gets new abilities as the game progresses, which allows us to return to previous levels and reach places that were inaccessible before.

Aegis Defenders
Aegis Defenders

Arcade 08 February 2018

A game developed by an indie studio, GUTS Department, that combines elements of metroidvania and tower defense. The game is set in a fantasy world where the only things left by a technologically advanced civilizations are ruins and powerful artifacts. The main characters, a mechanic called Bart and his granddaughter Clu, declare a war on the Empire – in order to end its hegemony they embark on a journey to find a legendary weapon called the Aegis. During this adventure full of dangers they have to not only visit various locations and avoid countless traps but also solve puzzles (which often require their cooperation – we can switch between the characters freely) and fight with enemies. Sometimes, they have to defend places, characters and objects from incoming waves of enemies – your success in those battles depends on using Bart's abilities that allow him to construct useful items, and making a good use of Clu's skills both in combat and placing traps. During the game we get new equipment and upgrade the already owned one. This allows us to reach previously unavailable places and eliminate increasingly bigger and more dangerous enemies. Aegis Defenders can be played alone or with another player. The developers were inspired by the first few installments in The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy series, which is reflected by the game's pixel-art graphics.

Unformed
Unformed

Action 2021

Production of the type of metroidvania, in which the player goes to a fantastic land hiding the key to immortality. The action is presented from the side, and the fun consists in exploring different levels, performing tasks commissioned by independent characters, solving more or less complex puzzles and fighting with encountered enemies. As in the Souls series, clashes have a tactical dimension, and the key to success is careful observation of the adversary's behaviour and exploitation of his weaknesses.

Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts

Arcade 23 January 2018

A colorful platform game based on the principles of metroidvania titles and developed by the creator of the Noitu Love series. The player takes on the role of Robin, a young, mechanically inclined girl that tries to find out why is it considered illegal to construct machines. The experience mingles exploration, puzzle solving and combat.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Arcade 04 August 2010

Tenebrae: Twilight of the Gods
Tenebrae: Twilight of the Gods

Action October 2020

An action metroidvania game featuring both platform and RPG elements. Tenebrae: Twilight of the Gods has been developed by the independent studio called Troglobytes Games and published by Square-Enix as part of the Square Enix Collective program. In the game, the player gets to explore a dark fantasy world and assume the role of one of the daredevils standing up to the forces of evil. One begins their adventure in Tenebrae: Twilight of the Gods from creating their character – the player can play as a combat-focused Barbarian or a magic-oriented Rogue, who prefers ranged attacks. On their adventure, the player can develop the chosen character, as well as equip then with more powerful pieces of gear. The story campaign has been divided into five acts, between which the player can replenish their provisions and change equipment. The levels are procedurally generated, and most of them are worth revisiting when the character becomes more powerful. Most of the time, the player has to spend on fighting numerous monsters and enormous bosses – defeating the latter unlocks special armors and rare items.

AeternoBlade II
AeternoBlade II

Action 11 October 2019

Platform action game with elements of RPG and metroidvania genre. The production continues the plot started in the first part of the cycle - this time during the game we take control not only over Freya, but also over two new protagonists, which are Bernard and Felix. Heroes are once again given the opportunity to manipulate time, which they use to explore vast levels and solve puzzles, as well as to fight enemies they encounter.