Games Corner 17/05/15

It's time people. Time... for some gaming news.


Castlevania creator Kickstarts new indie Castlevania

Koji Igarashi, Konami's creator of the Castlevania series, has decided to strike out on his own and create a spiritual successor to his original creation, aptly named "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night".

Koji had been hoping to do another Castlevania game for years now - and seeing as how Konami has seemingly moved on from console gaming as of late, Koji decided the only way he was going to get another chance to make this kind of game was to find the funding elsewhere.

The Kickstarter has exploded, gaining over $2,000,000 at the time of writing.

You can find the kickstarter project here.

Read more: Castlevania’s Producer Emerges From the Wreckage of Konami


Gold Mario amiibo no longer US Exclusive, Silver Mario officially announced

After months of speculation, Nintendo has officially announced the existence of a silver Mario amiibo - even better, it will be out the same day as the Splatoon/Jigglypuff/Greninja amiibo: May 30th! Silver Mario is set to be an EB Games exclusive, with preorders already being sold out unfortunately - but there is still hope to pick one up in store on the day of release.

Not only is Australia getting a hold of the silver Mario variant - the gold Mario amiibo is also coming to our shores as a Target exclusive! No official word on what date this amiibo will be available as yet - though both May 30th and late June have been thrown around.

The silver Mario amiibo release in the US will coincide with the release of wave 4 at the end of this month.

Read more: Nintendo AUNZ twitter account


Ex-Bioshock Devs new game The Black Glove has been shelved indefinitely

The fantastically strange looking The Black Glove game by ex-Bioshock developers has unfortunately been shelved due to an inability to find funding after a failed kickstarter campaign, which was hoping to raise $US550,000.

This is a sad loss for those who enjoyed Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite - it was looking to shape up to be a really interesting (albeit odd) story.

Read more: The Black Glove Has Been Shelved Indefinitely


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A Beginner's Guide To The World Of The Witcher
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New game releases & DLC

Invisible Inc. - PC/Mac/Linux
A rougelike turn based stealth game where you have 72 hours to take back your HQ. Reminiscent of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Windward - PC/Mac/Linux
A beautiful looking little title where you control a single ship among a procedurally generated sea expanse. Trade with colonies, fight pirates, master the ocean.

Code name S.T.E.A.M. - 3DS
A turn based acton RPG in which Abraham Lincoln didn't actually die - instead, he gathered a group of heroes from across time and space, creating a team to defend against an alien invasion. Has had mixed reviews, but seems intriguing.