Our Weekly Update on News we've heard around the web relating to Metroidvania Games.

The Metroidvania Review will be keeping its ear to the floor for any Metroidvania related news, and on a weekly basis we gather it up and share it with you. This will primarily be links to other sites, and you may have already heard the news throughout the week, but in case you missed something we hope to provide a good summary for what’s out there.

If you hear any interesting Metroidvania news – New Games, Major Updates to Existing Games, interviews with Metroidvania developers, or anything else of merit – share it with us and we will share it here on this weekly post with credit given to the finder (Please provide a link to your social media so we can send them back your way.) Even if you find something we already knew about, we’ll still give you credit.

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Project: Acenn Kickstarter

Project: Acenn is a promising looking Metroid-like game that only has 4 days left on its kickstarter goal. All of the footage available currently is very rough, but there is some clearly talented pixel art here, and the gameplay is based on that familiar Metroid foundation.

Rubi: The Wayward Mira Kickstarter

Rubi: The Wayward Mira has been in development for some time, but it’s coming closer to its goal of being released. It sounds like a sword and sorcery style plot, where your character is trying to survive in a world full of magic without any powers of her own. Gameplay-wise it will include RPG elements, and it sounds like it will be more open-ended, including more than one ending and a lot of player choice. It’s got a steam page now, so you can wishlist it today as well.

New Steam Page

Ninja Turdle
I joked a while back that the Human Body would make for an interesting Metroidvania, since capillaries and the digestive tract already have some interesting verticality for level design. This isn’t quite how I imagined it, but it’s nice to see someone taking on the idea.

Iconoclasts Coming to Xbox

The True Achievements site picked up that Iconoclasts is getting achievements and has derived a January 23rd release date based off the info. Iconoclasts is one of my favorite story-heavy Metroidvania games, so this is exciting for Xbox fans.

Stay Tuned for More

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for more news around the web.