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The past few weeks have been an exciting time for Kickstarter, as two major developers have taken to crowdfunding to create spiritual successors to their former franchises. Koji Igarashi is reviving the Castlevania formula with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and Playtonic Games (composed of ex-members of Rare) are reviving the glory days of 3D platformers like Banjo-Kazooie with Yooka-Laylee. Both games quickly smashed their targets and have each raised over $2.5 million, but they're not just helping themselves. They're helping other indie developers as well. Hit the jump for more!

Kojima's Silent Hills has been cancelled, P.T. has been removed from the Playstation Store, and, if you're a horror fanatic like me, you are devastated. Well, concept and environmental artist Chris Kesler is leading a team of six in the development of a survival-horror game influenced by P.T.: Allison Road. The game, which looks stellar, runs on Unreal Engine 4 and will include full Oculus Rift support. Not only have Kesler and his team been building a creepy atmosphere based off of Kojima's concept for Silent Hills, but they also have another sinister influence.

More information after the jump (scare)!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including a Splatoon Direct, Amiibo supply news, and all about Nintendo's plans to expand not only into mobile games, but into movies, TV series, theme park attractions, and much more. We have tons of ideas for all of the above, so be sure to head past the jump and give this week's episode a listen!

Melancholy Republic, the first game by new development studio Cloud Runner Studios, is a classic JRPG-inspired, political, story-driven game. The game focuses on protagonist Claire C. Lockridge, a politician who tries to end corruption within her country and, in the process, changes her life and the course of history. The game's multi-level story will be told over four chapters, with each chapter featuring its own characters with their own individual, self-contained stories. Your choices in the game will also affect how it plays out, much like popular titles from Telltale Games.

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Adding to the bizarre recent turn of events surrounding Hideo Kojima, Coffee Stain Studios has added the Metal Gear creator to the "Extra Special Thanks" section of the credits in their horribly inaccurate Goat Simulator.

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There wasn't a great deal on Nintendo news last week, so we at Gamnesia had a pretty relaxed news section on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our dedicated Nintendo podcast. The extra time we had let us loosen up a bit and talk about some goofier Nintendo-related stories that have happened in the past week.

If you'd like to hear some silly stories, check out the discussion after the jump! Or you could find them in the article's link section, but reading them is a lot less fun than the listens and the laughs.

Yooka-Laylee was fully unveiled last week in all its 3D-platforming goodness, and there was so much news that we dedicated ten whole minutes to go through and discuss it all on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. If you want a breakdown of everything we learned, head past the jump for a rundown, both in video and in list form!

Update: Threes has been reinstated on Google Play.

Threes creator Asher Vollmer was met with a surprise yesterday when his award winning mobile game was taken off of the Google Play marketplace. The sting was intensified as he discovered that it was taken down because it used "2048" as a search keyword.

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You can now get your hands on the early access of Spooky's House of Jump Scares for free on Steam.

For those of you who haven't encountered the game before, the player makes their way through what seems to be an endless house, facing jump scares every few rooms. The creatures you encounter to begin with are pretty harmless and some even cute, but as the game goes on, things a lot more disturbing.

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There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including a Splatoon Direct, Amiibo supply news, and of course the most successful Kickstarter game in history: Yooka-Laylee. Afterwards, the three of us discuss our most favorite Nintendo characters! Head inside to give it a listen, have a few laughs, and think about this week in Nintendo!

Have you ever looked around your house and thought, "This is the perfect setting for a horror film?" Well, if you have had that strange thought, then Novum Analytics is working on the perfect game for you. The game is called Night Terrors, and it utilizes your mobile device's flashlight, camera, screen, and headphones to create an augmented environment of your own house. Novum Analytics is still trying to get enough funding to keep the project going through an Indiegogo campaign, and they are going to use the needed funds to create the most terrifying augmented reality game they possibly can.

More information on how to turn your living room into a living nightmare after the jump!

It's been a long wait, but ex-Capcom developer Keiji Inafune and his new team, Comcept, have officially penned Mighty No. 9 in for a September release. This spiritual successor to Mega Man will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux. While you wait, you can check out a new batch of screenshots released today by Comcept and publisher Deep Silver by clicking below!

The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot was announced last week, letting players voice their dreams for playable Super Smash Bros. fighters for the first time. Various indie companies jumped on the bandwagon with movements to get their studios' flagship characters into the popular fighting game. But which ones actually have a chance?

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An awesome new fan project appeared online recently. It pays homage to three of the most popular classic arcade games, but there's a pretty huge twist. The project is a game called Pacapong, and it takes Pong, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders and mashes them all together into a single, fast-paced game.

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Super Smash Bros. hype has risen back up thanks to last week's announcement of the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, and there are all kinds of fans vying for their favorite characters to win a place in Smash. Indie studios are pushing for their characters to join the battle, Microsoft says there's no issue with including the fan-favorite Banjo and Kazooie, and fans are making their own voices heard on Reddit and other polls. With all the excitement, your resident Nintendo experts here at Gamnesia thought we'd give our two cents on what characters we think will be DLC and why, how Nintendo will distribute it, and more.