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Invading dragons have razed the Earth, human civilization has collapsed, and survivors have taken to living out the remainder of their days in capsules in outer space. This is the bleak scenario painted by Cleaversoft for their upcoming, procedurally-generated runner game EarthNight, where you take on the role of either 14-year-old high schooler Sydney or freelance photographer Stanley to scavenge for resources, collect power-ups, and slay dragons.

Read on after the jump for my first impressions!

After a 2013 pilot episode, a mobile game, and several shorts over the past few years, August saw the long-awaited premiere of Ian James-Quartey's superhero comedy series OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes on Cartoon Network. Unlike other CN programs that wound up receiving video game adaptations later on in their run, such as Steven Universe with Attack the Light, OK K.O.! is unique in that it is debuting both a show and a tie-in video game at relatively the same time.

The show itself is inspired by a number of all-star classics and is filled to the brim with a number of tongue-in-cheek references, so it would only make sense for there to be a game for it as well. OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes, developed by Capybara Games, was first revealed back at E3 2017, and a demo became playable for attendees at PAX West this year.

Read on after the jump for my first impressions on Let's Play Heroes!

September dawned and marked the inaugural first day of PAX West 2017, drawing in developers and fans the world over to converge on downtown Seattle, Washington for a festival of all things gaming. From the biggest of producers to the smallest of independent studios, there are a lot of hidden gems to uncover at the convention, so here I am on the show floor to find them for myself and for you!

I was pulled aside at the Indie Megabooth by representatives for The Voxel Agents, who were presenting a charming little puzzle game revolving around the ability to play and rewind time. After spending some time with it, I must say I really enjoyed what I got to play of The Gardens Between.

Read on below for my hands-on impressions for The Gardens Between!

Though I didn't get my start until Mega Man 9, the classic Mega Man games hold a special place in my heart. Their challenging gameplay, killer soundtracks, and retro graphics keep me coming back for more all the time. While I've spent a significant amount of time with the first six games (especially Mega Man 2), I never had the opportunity to play Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8. Thankfully, earlier this month, Capcom released Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, allowing me to complete my goal of finishing all of the classic Mega Man games—well, almost.

Is the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 worth your time and money? Head inside to check out our review!

The Sonic the Hedgehog hype train is showing no signs of slowing down since the release and positive critical reception of the retro-inspired Sonic Mania. Sonic Team's Sonic Forces now has a release date, and the game comes with a ton of cool preorder bonuses, including skins for the player avatar that celebrate multiple other SEGA franchises!

Spin dash into the full article to check out the release date and these newly announced bonuses!

It seems like it's been forever since we heard anything significant about Super Meat Boy Forever, but Team Meat finally pulled through for us. Super Meat Boy Forever is the official sequel to the adorable, tough-as-nails platformer Super Meat Boy. In Forever, Dr. Fetus returns and kidnaps Nugget, the child of Meat Boy and Bandage Girl. You are thus tasked with navigating your way through "dynamically constructed" gauntlets in order to get your child back.

Super Meat Boy Forever is scheduled for release sometime before summer of next year for Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and mobile devices. Head inside to find out more about what you can expect from this new entry, as well as checking out the adorable new trailer!

Nintendo hosted a Nindie showcase earlier this afternoon, and one of the coolest things shown off was the first gameplay footage of Shovel Knight's final DLC campaign. Entitled King of Cards, this campaign sees you playing as King Knight as he travels the realms with the goal of defeating the Three Kings. King of Cards features thirty brand new courses across four worlds, and when you aren't bashing your way to victory, you can even enjoy a card game with your future subjects.

Check out the first gameplay footage after the jump!

We'd be surprised if South Park: The Fractured But Whole didn't get an ESRB M for Mature rating. Its name alone is a joke about buttholes, and it's a South Park game. It's a no-brainer, and it's certainly not news. However, the way they described the reasoning behind the rating is worth sharing. With extreme detail, the rating describes just how explicit and crazy this game can get.

Head inside to see why South Park: The Fractured But Whole got its rating!

Game companies, like many other businesses, don't like it when people try to lay claim to their ideas and products. They don't see value in allowing other people to offer their products for free through emulation, they aren't the biggest fans of cheap knockoff versions of their intellectual property, and they certainly have no desire to be one-upped by their own fans. As you've heard before in cynical comment sections and YouTube videos alike, these corporations are not your friends. You have no connection with these people and they are only after your money. If you make a fan project and they don't want it to exist, there's nothing stopping them from shutting that shit down. It's their IP to create and use. Not yours. This is the approach Nintendo has taken when it comes to anything that fans have created around their IP.

But this isn't the only way, as Sega has proven by doing things differently. When fan projects popped up around the Sonic franchise, rather than shutting those people down, Sega chose to hire those people and on-board them for their talent and passion for the franchise. With Sonic Mania, Sega hired a small army of passionate fans, and those very fans' efforts created the most widely acclaimed Sonic game in nearly a decade. No threats, no cease and desist letters, just results and progress. So why does Sega do what Nintendon't when it comes to fan support?

Head inside for more!

One of the biggest stories of E3 2015 was the announcement of Shenmue III, a very long awaited sequel to the massively influential sandbox action games from the Dreamcast era. Aside from hearing about its record smashing success on Kickstarter, we haven't heard anything about it in the two years since its announcement. This week, we finally get to see what the game looks like in a brand new trailer!

Head inside to check it out!

Attack on Titan is easily one of the biggest anime of the last decade. The story of teenagers in the military with Spiderman-like weapons fighting off hungry, naked giants has been such a hit that it's spawned quite a few video games in its name. While most of them were on the Nintendo 3DS, it had one major title that reached the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows platforms. Just this week, Koei Tecmo announced a sequel to that Attack on Titan game with a new trailer.

Head inside to see it!

The idea of a new classic Sonic the Hedgehog title was but a lofty and impossible dream. I grew up playing and enjoying Sonic game after game ever since I first got into the franchise proper with Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, but I kept coming back to Sonic Mega Collection in particular. As I played and replayed Sonic 3 & Knuckles ad nauseum over the years, I made peace with the fact that the classic chapter of the Blue Blur was over, as much as I wished to see a brand new retro entry someday...

Read on inside for the complete review!

While unfortunate that the PC version of the game has been delayed by two weeks, tomorrow still marks the day that Sonic Mania finally launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The throwback Sonic game brings back the old school style of gameplay fans have loved in the past with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles blazing through familiar and new running grounds, produced by respected community members-turned-professional developers.

The review embargo for Sonic Mania lifted this morning, and the verdict is nothing short of positive all around. At the time of writing, the game is pulling in an aggregated 86% on MetaCritic and 87% on OpenCritic, receiving plenty of praise for its remastered stages and music, but most do share criticism in there being more remixed levels than there are new ones.

Check out our review roundup and the launch trailer after the jump!

Last year saw sparks fly between Nintendo and its fans after the company unceremoniously shut down a number of fan games, several of which had spent multiple years in development and garnered tons of attention and large followings. Perhaps the biggest of these was AM2R: Return of Samus, a remake of Metroid II that had its plug pulled mere days after release. Many have no doubt still held some resentment towards the Big N, but now, perhaps, that lingering anger can be put to rest.

A tweet from the creator of AM2R has announced some exciting news that serves as a happy ending for this tale of conflict and controversy. Head inside to learn more!

After much anticipation, it seems that Blizzard is finally bringing a "Deathmatch" mode to its popular multiplayer shooter, Overwatch. In Deathmatch mode, the goal is simply to kill as many enemy players as possible. Such modes are standard in most multiplayer shooting games, but this is the first time that this simple game mode is coming to Overwatch, as the game's battle modes have always been a little more strategic.

Follow after the jump to learn more!