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Microsoft is taking us back to the early days of the original Xbox with today’s Xbox Games Store update.
Vince, the “plucky Voodoo doll” that starred in 2003’s Voodoo Vince, is back at it in Voodoo Vince Remastered. The Louisiana-set platformer has received a high definition makeover for its Xbox One debut, and as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, fans will also receive access to the game on Windows 10 with a single purchase.
Xbox One owners with a nostalgic streak actually have a lot to choose from in today’s Xbox Games Store update. Telltale will spin some classic tunes in Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 1 – Tangled Up In Blue… Tribute Games will launch a side-scrolling platformer starring an adorable space pirate in Flinthook… and Capcom will bring back six classic NES-era Disney games in The Disney Afternoon Collection.
You can learn more about all of these games (and the rest of this week’s new releases) after the break. (more…)
The PlayStation Store is flying a retro-themed flag once again this week, and we start things off with Full Throttle Remastered, which is now available to download for the PS4 and Vita as a Cross-Buy purchase.
Originally released in 1995, and developed by Tim Schafer, Full Throttle is a point-and-click adventure where players get mixed up in the high octane world of “Motorcycles, Mayhem, and Murder.” The Remastered version of the game includes full Trophy support, optional high resolution artwork, and a commentary track with the game’s creators.
Also availabe to download this week is another blast from the mid 90s… The Disney Afternoon Collection for the PS4. All six games in The Disney Afternoon Collection (Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin) were originally released for the NES, and this new compilation includes Boss Rush and Time Attack modes, retro-themed graphical filters, and Trophy support.
The third game in this week’s retro parade is Flinthook, a prodcedurally-generated side-scroller from Tribute Games. Available to download for the PS4, Flinthook stars a space pirate who loves his handy grappling hook and stealing booty from rival pirates.
Goichi “Suda51” Suda is no stranger to a wild and wacky adventure, and that’s true of The Silver Case, which can be downloaded for the PS4 this week. The remastered re-release of Suda’s visual novel (which was never-before-available in North America) includes an “intricate story” and remade high definition visuals.
Finally this week, Telltale Games will kick off their Guardians of the Galaxy series with Episode 1 – Tangled Up In Blue. The Nova Corps has tasked the Guardians with stopping Thanos… and that goes about as well as you’d expect. It’s available to download now for the PS4, and all five episodes in the series will be released by the end of the year.
You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store after the break. (more…)
Were you a huge fan of those quirky Disney cartoons from the 80s and 90s, like say, TaleSpin or DuckTales? Well, if you were, then you’ll probably be happy to hear that Capcom has announced they will be releasing a collection of Disney NES adaptations known as The Disney Afternoon Collection.
The Disney Afternoon Collection will include Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin. And the bundle will be available to download next month, April 18, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in both North America ($19.99) and Europe (£15.99).
What’s extra special about this bundle is that The Disney Afternoon Collection will not only include fan favorite Disney titles, but also those hard-to-find titles, often coveted by retro gaming enthusiasts. As of right now, a loose copy of DuckTales 2 could cost $155 for a collector. And a loose copy of Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers 2 can run you on the average of $220.
The Disney Afternoon Collection has full HD support, with all games running at 1080p resolution. The actual graphics themselves have been upscaled, slapping a fresh face on our old favorites. But for retro purists, The Disney Afternoon Collection also offers various modes that implement filters so that players can enjoy the games with an authentic retro feel, minus all the drawbacks.
Keeping newcomers in mind, Capcom also added in a few other noteworthy options including a Rewind feature which curves the signature difficulty of the original NES titles by allowing players to rewind time and undo costly gameplay mistakes. The Disney Afternoon Collection also includes a Boss Attack Mode where players can consecutively battle difficult bosses and a Time Attack Mode that encourages speedy gameplay. An in-game Disney Museum is also featured, for players interested in learning more about the game’s original releases.
The first trailer for The Disney Afternoon Collection is embedded above, and fans who are planning to attend WonderCon at the end of March will be able to try it out by visiting Capcom’s booth (#1137).