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Limited Run Games reveals physical edition of Sea of Solitutde: The Director's Cut, and Game Boy reprints for Spanky's Quest and Amazing Penguin

Something old, something new!

Limited Run Games has revealed some fun new physical releases today, including a brand-new title for Switch.

While we've known about Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut heading to Switch, today we learn that a physical version is launching as well. You can see the packaging for that release above, and pre-orders open on March 2nd, 2021.


Along with that, Limited Run Games has revealed that they're teaming with Natsume to reprint two of their Game Boy classics. Both Spanky's Quest and Amazing Penguin are going to get brand-new cartridge releases for the Game Boy, and pre-orders open for each on March 5th, 2021.

SAGAIA included in the Switch physical release of Darius Cozmic Revelation

Game Boy oh boy!

If you're planning on buying Darius Cozmic Revelation for Switch, there's a pretty good reason to go with physical over digital. The package release of this collection will include SAGAIA, a Game Boy SHMUP from 1986. You can read more about this classic game and the offer below.

Strictly Limited Games is pleased to announce that Darius Cozmic Revelation for Nintendo Switch will include the very unique Nintendo GameBoy-version of SAGAIA as the third entry in the collection!

The Darius brand is synonymous with some of the most acclaimed and iconic shoot-em-ups ever created. Darius is a series of horizontally scrolling shooting games which began with the original arcade release in 1986. TAITO’s Darius Cozmic Revelation features in addition to SAGAIA the legendary G-DARIUS HD and the brand new DARIUSBURST: Another Chronicle EX+ that will delight fans of this genre and capture the hearts of those new to the Darius experience.

Having previously been released on Nintendo’s Game Boy in Japan 1991, SAGAIA is a Switch exclusive and will be a physical on-card version that will only be available through the Strictly Limited Games Darius Cozmic Revelation editions for Nintendo Switch. This title contains features and elements from both, DARIUS and DARIUS II, whilst adding its own additions into the mix. Eight levels of pure pixelated beauty in this handheld version of one of the greatest shoot ‘em up series ever created.

Featuring remodelled and improved editions of iconic shmups, G-DARIUS HD is a remastered port of the original release G-Darius (1997) which paved the way from the transition between 2D to 3D with great success. Superb boss battles, along with a brilliant soundtrack, recreated an unsurpassed arcade experience with even an option to play the game in low-resolution just like the original arcade version.

A new revision of Dariusburst AC entitled DARIUSBURST: Another Chronicle EX+ makes an appearance - it's now 10 years since the original version and the original team, who are highly motivated, are still proudly working together on this version. The DARIUSBURST series started in 2009 on PSP, with gorgeous 3D graphics and additional features to expand the arcade version from 2010. The game is developed by Pyramid and will not only include features of the arcade version of "Another Chronicle EX", but there will also be new features like a replay mode and new levels.

Darius Cozmic Revelation for Nintendo Switch is only available for preorder at the Strictly Limited Games store and comes in two editions: The Collector’s Edition and the Limited Edition.

Twitter Plays Pokemon manages to beat Pokemon Red

Twitter became the very best

There were plenty of setbacks and challenges along the way, but it happened. Everyone who participated in Twitter Plays Pokemon helped Red on his journey to become the very best.

The Twitter Plays Pokemon experiment ran for 40 days, and it took over 90k comments, but Pokemon Red was beaten in the end. There were moments when it seemed like progress was impossible, but the community persisted and turned things around. Now the question is...what Pokemon game will they play next?!

Thanks to ArmoredFrog for the heads up!

Pokemon Sword and Shield reimagined as Game Boy games

The power of nostalgia

Longtime gamers are often curious what their favorite titles from today would look like if they came out decades ago. It's nice to have snazzy graphics and fully orchestrated soundtracks, but sometimes stripping things down to basic visuals and audio lets the gameplay really shine.

Pokemon fan ハヤテ京雲寺 loves Pokemon Sword and Shield, but he couldn't help wonder what the experiences would be like if they were on the Game Boy. Since no one out there had put together an answer to ハヤテ京雲寺's question, he decided to take on the task himself!

If you'd like to see what Pokemon Sword and Shield might have been like on the Game Boy, you can see what ハヤテ京雲寺 cooked up in the video above. Classic Game Boy visuals, but with locations and Pokemon from Sword and Shield. Looks like the perfect mash-up to us!

Did You Know Gaming - Lugia's Creation

Did you know?

In this video we take a look at the creation of of the legendary Pokemon, Lugia. How Lugia came to be is a tragic story of substance abuse and obsession, but a story that should be known by all.

Game Boy Camera used to create a point-and-click adventure

May the Game Boy Camera live forever!

The Game Boy Camera remains one of Nintendo's most unique and interesting pieces of hardware the company has ever released. Part game, part camera, and part experiment, the Game Boy Camera was definitely ahead of its time in numerous ways. The accessory remains popular to this day, with fans finding new ways to push it to its limits.

Case in point, this creation by Karolina Twardosz. Karolina managed to create a point-and-click adventure using the Game Boy Camera software, and it's all thanks to the Hot-Spot feature. Hot-Spot allows you to place invisible buttons on images, and when they're clicked, they bring up another image. That simple feature paved the way for Attack of the Fluff Monster, the point-and-click adventure you can see above.

New trailer for the top-down horror Game Boy game "Deadeus" released

Oh, the 8-bit horror!

Just a few days back, we talked about the physical release of Deadeus on Game Boy. If you need some more convincing before you purchase, perhaps today's new accolades trailer will do the trick. You can also read a quick blurb about Deadeus below.

Deadeus is a brand new top-down 8-bit horror adventure centered around a small boy who has a prophetic nightmare telling him everyone will die in 3 days and that he has to investigate his village to see how he can save them, if at all. Deadeus contains 11 endings and no direct path leaving it up to the player to decide which is the best course of action.

Purchase your copy here

Artist recreates Pokemon Sword and Shield's Pokemon as Game Boy sprites

Can't beat the classics!

The Pokemon series may have started life on the Game Boy, but it's certainly come a long way since then. Pokemon in today's games are showcased with some lovely looking polygonal models, but longtime fans of the franchise are curious what today's Pokemon might look like in a classic style.

Rather than just wonder, artist Pat Ackerman took it upon himself to take the Galar region Pokemon and give them a Game Boy makeover. You can see the fruits of his labor in the tweet below.

Fan recreates The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening in Minecraft

The Wind Fish flies again

You can play The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening in its original Game Boy/GBC releases, on the 3DS Virtual Console, and through the recent Switch remake. If that's not enough for you, now you can dive into the experience once more with a fan-made Minecraft map.

This creation by Pickledscones goes to extreme lengths to recreate The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening within Minecraft. From every house and tree to boss battles and more, this is one of the most impressive Minecraft creations yet. You can take a look at more from this map right here.

Green Boy Games announces Kickstarter for Game Boy/NES game, The Shapeshifter

Keeping the legacy platforms alive

Green Boy Games has been showing the Game Boy a lot of love lately, and they're not done yet. The company has yet another Game Boy title in the works called The Shapeshifter. They're planning to bring this title to the Game Boy and NES, but they'll need your help. A Kickstarter for the game launches on Jan. 18th, 2021, and you can get full details on that and the game itself below.

Independent retro development studio Green Boy Games is releasing a Kickstarter campaign on January 18th to fund their new fantasy adventure The Shapeshifter for Nintendo Game Boy.

The Shapeshifter puts you in the shoes of Elliot, an ordinary person who is going to spend the weekend in the mountains, who meets an elf that will grant him the power of becoming the animal he touches.

While The Shapeshifter will be available on the studio’s website, there will be 100 limited edition units with a unique number and signature exclusive for Kickstarter backers.

The Shapeshifter will be available in a cartridge packed in a box with a manual. The game will be fully compatible with all Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance handhelds.

If the final stretch goal of €40,000 is reached on Kickstarter, The Shapeshifter will also be ported to NES.

Features

New Game Boy game in cartridge format –including a box and a manual.
Lead Elliot in a fantasy adventure in which you can turn into the animals you touch and save the elven world from the wizard's spell.
Save and load your game.
More than 4 hours of gameplay.
Animated pixel-art graphics.
Music composed by Cesc Mozota and Oscar Latorre
Compatible with all Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance handhelds.

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