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It’s very rare to see a Metroidvania game exclusively developed with Mobile devices in mind. Super Gigadroid is very Metroid-inspired game that promises more content to be released every month. Available on the iOS and Android, and for those that prefer to play their Metroidvania games on PC or Console, it’s also available on the Windows and Xbox store.
Exsys – Early Access
Steal body parts from enemies and use them as your own in this Roguelite, Beat-em-up Metroidvania. Based on the store description it claims to have an interconnected world, but no mention of procedural generation, so I’m not sure if the Roguelite portion is just permadeath or not. There will be multiple endings depending on how you escape the dystopian city.
Pixel Pileup Party
Pixel Pileup Party released shortly after we were made aware of its new steam page. This is a 4 in 1 gameboy-nostalgic game package, one of which is a Metroidvania game.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
The Mega Man Zero and ZX games are finally legitimately available on modern platforms! I hear that the ZX games especially have a lot in common with the Metroidvania genre, so this is definitely a collection that’s on our Radar.
New Steam Pages
Record of Lodoss War – Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth –
Team Ladybug has revealed their new game based on a 1990s Anime some of us older folk may recognize. I’ve was a big fan of Team Ladybug’s previous works; Pharaoh Rebirth, and Touhou Luna Nights, so I’m excited to see what they do with this IP.
Gestalt: Steam & Cinder
The steam-powered city of Canaan holds many secrets, and the fate of mankind rests on discovering them. Gestalt promises a narrative full of twists, and has already displayed some impressive pixel art. Also coming to the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One!
Super Gear Quest
An Android named Starter wakes up at the end of the world, just in time to try and stop it. Graphically it’s very reminiscent of Cave Story, although it’s not completely clear from the trailer whether it has a similar weapon exp system. It most definitely has some other gameplay variety, as you control at least two different characters.
Spirit of Glace
A reimagining of a 2004 classic, Spirit of Glace has a Zelda 2/Super Panda Adventures style of level structure. You traverse a world map and visit levels, unlocking powers that let you progress further. Narrative is another feature that the developers seem proud of, so there’s a lot to look forward to on this one.
Stay Tuned for More
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