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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ClemmyGames’ Top 25 Metroidvania Games
If you enjoyed ClemmyGames’ top 25 Upcoming Metroidvania Games from a couple of weeks ago, you may be interested in hearing their opinion on the games that are already out. Some of our favorites are on this list, as well as quite a few we haven’t had a chance to review yet, such as The Mummy Demastered, Headlander, and Superepic.
FPS Infinite has the interesting distinction of being possibly the first officially VR supported Metroidvania. It does also use procedural generation, so in spite of being inspired by Metroid Prime, it may not provide the exact same kind of experience from a level design perspective. You can’t beat its asking price of “free” however, so you have nothing to lose from trying it out.
Record of Lodoss War – Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth –
Very reminiscent of Symphony of the Night, Record of Lodoss War – Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth – is now available in Early Access. I’m hearing reports that there is about an hour and a half worth of content currently, so if you just can’t wait for the full release or want to support the development, you can dive right in to more fun from Team Ladybug.
Transmute Reveal Trailer Released
While Transmute has had its Steam Page since December, it’s worth noting that they released a brand new trailer this past week. Games that follow the Metroid traditions are a little more sparse than other options, so it’s nice to see such an awesome looking project that follows that direction on our horizon. Of course it’s not just a direct copy of Metroid; it has plenty of unique mechanics with exciting promise to show off in this trailer.
New Steam Pages
A gluttonous king has monopolized all the food in the kingdom, so you do the obvious thing and raise a skeleton to steal it all back. This is actually made by the same talented folks who made Weebish Mines, so I know we’re in for some great creativity.
Haiku the Robot
You’re a robot in a world where all life forms have been abolished. A virus threatens the existence of all machinery, and it’s up to you to find a way to destroy it. Haiku has a striking minimalist pallet and promises a plethora of different weapons and abilities to discover.
Stay Tuned for More
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