The Metroidvania Review is 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.
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Open Beta Available: Vigil the Longest Night
Inspired by Salt and Sanctuary and Castlevania, Vigil the Longest Night promises deep technical combat and a ton of replay value through its customizable RPG systems.
The game looks and sounds amazing, but you don’t even have to wait if you want to try it now. An open beta is now available – and if you give meaningful feedback your name will be immortalized in the game’s credits. You also get entered for a chance to win a copy of the game! Check out the link below for more information!
New Release – Ninja Turdle
In Ninja Turdle, Steve, your host, created you to seek out and destroy the parasites in your body. Heart, intestines, brain, and more are locations in this human anatomy-based Metroidvania. I honestly have no idea what to expect from this game at some point, aside from toilet humor, but I look forward to finding out.
New Kickstarter (And Steam Page) – Gastova: The Witches of Arkana
Gastova: The Witches of Arkana takes inspiration from Wonder Boy and Mega Man. It has the contiguous Metroidvania world that defined Wonder Boy, but the bosses each give you powers – similar to the robot master weapons from Mega Man. There will also be RPG aspects, and of course, gorgeous and colorful graphics.
Check out their Kickstarter if you’re interested and wishlist it on Steam if you use that platform.
New Steam Pages
Raider Kid and the Ruby Chest
A gameboy color style ruin exploration game promising secrets and riddles to solve. The “Indiana Jones” style of game has historically made for some great Metroidvania potential, so this one is quite promising. A demo is available over on itch.io as well as on Steam.
Pixel Pileup Party
Another Game-boy style entry for today, but this time it’s a 4 in 1 compilation. Only one of the four games is a Metroidvania, but that’s more than enough for us to put the whole compilation on our list.
The Curse of Zigoris
Your village is cursed, and as a capable young elf witch, you take it upon yourself to discover the cure. The outskirts of the village seem heavily infested with a wide variety of monsters, so it’s a good thing there are RPG elements to help you power up and face them.
Wallachia: Reign of Dracula
You may have heard of the Fan Game series called Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles. Wallachia: Reign of Dracula is made by the same development team. This is NOT a Metroidvania, but rather a Classic-vania style of game. It has close ties to the Metroidvania genre however, and will even include characters from the Bloodstained series – so it’s definitely something we’re interested in. A demo is available in the video description of the game’s trailer. The game will also be available on the Nintendo Switch!
Stay Tuned for More
Be sure to check back every Wednesday for more news around the web.