3 new releases, 8 new steam pages, 1 new Kickstarter,, and an update for Monster Sanctuary

The Metroidvania Review is keeping its eyes out 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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Special thanks again to DiscordBot over on our discord for helping us keep on top of the upcoming steam pages, which fed into some of the releases this week.

New and Expiring Kickstarter Pages

Zapling Bygone – Expires May 20 2021
“Play as an alien hive-mind who murders bosses, wears their skulls, and dances on their graves.” Key features will include tight combat control and rewarding exploration. You can play its demo on Steam if you want to try it out today.

Lone Fungus – Expires April 28 2021
It’s your last chance to back the Mushroom Metroidvania. Collect 60 relics and 15 unlockable abilities in this precision platformer Metroidvania hybrid. From what we’ve seen this game has shown a lot of potential, and we look forward to its full release.

New Game Updates

Monster Sanctuary 1.1
News Link
Monster Sanctuary now has New Game Plus, Casual and Master Difficulty modes, new PvP Matchmaking and a host of balancing changes! Check out the newslink for full details.

New Releases

Myastere -Ruins of Deazniff- – Windows PC (Steam), Switch
Explore ancient ruins where a magical substance known as Mysastere can be found! As an investigator, use your rocket launcher and grappling hook to discover the mysteries of the dark forest.
We’ll be reviewing this game in early May, so stay tuned!

Shadow Man Remastered – Windows PC (Steam, GoG, Epic Store)
“He is coming, stalking criminals in the spirit world and the real world. A possessed man is coming, a voodoo mask in his chest and lines of power in his back. Shadow Man is coming, trailing evil from Liveside to Deadside. To stop an apocalypse. To save your soul.”
Based on our discussions, this falls more into the realm of a “Zelda-like” but it’s been described as Metroidvania often enough that we thought it may of interest.

SOULBOUND – Windows PC (Steam)
An atmospheric platformer about a soul trying to find release. Manipulate time and reality and explore the dark world to find a purpose.

New Steam Pages

After School Afterlife
Jump from platform to platform, as the mansion switches between the world of the living and the world of the dead in this Mini-Metroidvania
(Direct Steam Link)

Jonah Weingarten’s Ninja Brigade
Musician Jonah Weingarten is trapped in a video game where he must face numerous Yokai to win the game and escape.
(Direct Steam Link)

Little Ghost
Jump and float as a ghost through this mixed media metroidvania world.
(Direct Steam Link)

Lost Ruins
“A young girl wakes up in a dimly lit dungeon without any of her memories. Surrounded by horrible, bloodthirsty monsters, she is rescued by a mysterious magician, Beatrice. With Beatrice’s help, the girl goes on a perilous journey to find answers and unlock the secrets of the Lost Ruins.”
(Direct Steam Link)

Paradiso Guardian
Play as Lenga the Battle Angel in this Symphony of the Night inspired Metroidvania featuring a floating castle.
(Direct Steam Link)

Play as a rogue android caught between two sides in a futuristic war.
(Direct Steam Link)

The Tower Between Us
Friendship affects gameplay in this hand-drawn partner NPC focused Metroidvania.
(Direct Steam Link)

Trash Quest
A compact Metroidvania with a single spawn point. Run and gun your way to victory as you unlock shortcuts and conquer the space station.
(Direct Steam Link)