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Indie news (Sept. 13) – Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment / Soul Axiom

Today’s Indie news: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment releasing in Spring, but also…

  • Soul Axiom
  • RIVE
  • Sneaky Ninja
  • Drinkbox Studios
  • Axiom Verge
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
  • Dragon Fang
  • Back in 1995 64
  • Retro City Rampage DX

Shovel Knight

Yesterday, Yacht Club Games finally revealed the title of the next expansion for Shovel Knight, which will be called Specter of Torment. It will star the Specter Knight, that the developers showcased back in June, and it will be released in Spring. It’s quite far away, but it’s definitely going to be worth it: Yacht Club Games promises that the expansion will be “HUGE”, with even more content than Plague of Shadow.

More details will be announced at a later date. In the mean time, you can check our updated Upcoming Releases page!

Source: Yacht Club Games

Soul Axiom

Yesterday, Wales Interactive announced that Soul Axiom would be released on September 29th in Europe and North America. It will cost £11.99 / $14.99 / €14.99 at launch, but players who downloaded the Nindies@Home Demo during E3 2015 will be able to get another discount on top of the launch one: 15% off.

Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!


Yesterday, GameSpot shared some gameplay footage for RIVE, which releases today… but not on Wii U.

And here’s the latest trailer for the game:

Sneaky Ninja

Today, Starfall Studios shared some more footage for Sneaky Ninja. This time, it’s the third chapter (called Umi Shoals) which is showcased, along with a brand new mechanic: swimming. As you can imagine, each type of segment (on the ground / underwater) has its own mechanics, including hiding from enemies which does not work the same way.

Here’s the gameplay footage:

For more details, you can check out the latest Kickstarter update for the game.

That update also covers the release date: Starfall Studios reveals that the game should be released sometime in December (provided everything goes well). That’s two months after the PC version, due to the unique Wii U features, but also lotcheck at Nintendo.

Drinkbox Studios

Yesterday, NintendOn published an interview with Drinkbox Studios (developed of Guacamelee and Severed). It covers various topics, including inspiration for Severed, how much time they’ve spent on the Wii U version of that game, why it’s so different from their previous game (Guacamelee), convincing people to play a touch-based game, and more. Click here to check out the full thing!

Axiom Verge

Yesterday, Nintendo of Europe published an official interview with Dan Alderman, about Axiom Verge. It covers various topics, including how he got to work with Thomas Happ (the creator of the game), how the game build on the prestrigious influences to create an old-school game for the modern age, the glitch mechanic (including Dan Alderman’s favorite glitch), and more. Click here to check out the full thing!

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Today, Inti Creates announced that the very first update for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 would be released tomorrow in Japan (September 14th). It will bring the game to Ver. 1.1, and will include plenty of bug fixes: you can find the full list on this page! Unfortunately, we don’t know if the European and North American version will include this patch from the get-go or if players will have to download it separately.

Dragon Fang

Yesterday, two screenshots for Dragon Fang was revealed. For those who forgot about it, it’s a New Nintendo 3DS port of the smartphone game. It will feature button controls, dual-screen gameplay, a complete UI overhaul, and more.

Here’s the screenshot:

Dragon Fang will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show 2016, later this week.

Source: Gamer.ne.jp

Back in 1995 64

Announced in July, at the BitSummit 4th, Back in 1995 64 will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show 2016. Hopefully we get a new trailer and/or screenshots!

Source: Gamer.ne.jp

Retro City Rampage DX

Here’s something that may seem a bit random… Retro City Rampage is currently available for only $3.99 on the Vblank Entertainment Store. It’s the Wii version (which can be redeemed and played on a Wii U, via retro-compatiblity), which comes with the… MS-DOS version of the game, and a bonus soundtrack.


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