Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could’ve Been Hexen III

Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could've Been Hexen III

screenshot: HON Team / Kotaku In the mood for a retro-style FPS, I dug around the new releases on Steam, and poked at a few, not really clicking. Until, that is, I fsound Hands Of Necromancyand then played it all weekend. This is a Hexen-like FPS, with enormous, sprawling maps, a whole bunch of weapons, … Read more

10 Unknown Indie Games That You’ll Want To Wishlist And Play

10 Unknown Indie Games That You'll Want To Wishlist And Play

Image: Lumi Finley / Kotaku Welcome! It’s that most famous of national holidays, Indie Penance Day! The day on which major gaming websites attempt to make up for their AAA coverage by dedicating space to unknown indies. Any gaming site you see not joining in both hates indie developers, and America. Not us though, so … Read more

Ghost Of Tsushima Dev Not Making Infamous Or Sly Cooper Sequels

Ghost Of Tsushima Dev Not Making Infamous Or Sly Cooper Sequels

Video game companies are notoriously cagey about sharing their plans. In a market saturated with sequels and spin-offs, developers nevertheless treat every new project with extreme secrecy. They’ll rarely even be up-front about what they are not working on, but today the PlayStation studio behind Ghost of Tsushima did just that. As it approaches its … Read more

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Image: BioWare/Kotaku It’s been a while since Electronic Arts was the video game villain of the moment, but on Thursday the Fifa publisher sucked up all the oxygen in the room thanks to a bad joke made even worse by the company’s cutthroat history. If there’s one gaming mega corporation out there who shouldn’t have … Read more

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes: ‘Classic’ Or ‘Casual’ Mode?

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes: ‘Classic’ Or ‘Casual’ Mode?

screenshot: nintendo A tip: If you’re playing Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, stick with the “classic” mode, whatever happens. C’mon. Despite its musou trappings, Three Hopes is still a Fire Emblem game, with all the life-or-death stakes and high-minded strategizing that entails. To be clear, this is not an assessment of the game’s inherent challenge … Read more

How To Join The Halo Infinite Co-Op Beta Test On July 11

How To Join The Halo Infinite Co-Op Beta Test On July 11

screenshot: Microsoft / 343 Industries Good news! Starting July 11, you’ll be able to play Halo Infinite online with up to three friends as part of a beta test. And even better, you’ll be able to replay missions from the campaign, too. However, here’s the bad news: This is a limited-time test of only 10 … Read more

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

screenshot: HoYoverse / YouTube / Kotaku Genshin Impact fans have been eagerly anticipating the new region of Sumeru since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer way back in 2020. But ever since the new Sumeru characters leaked online yesterdayfans have been expressing concern that the developers have been white washing the characters. The … Read more

Ron Gilbert Will No Longer Discuss Return To Monkey Island

Ron Gilbert Will No Longer Discuss Return To Monkey Island

screenshot: Developer Digital During Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Return To Monkey Island was finally seen in motion. Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman’s return to the series, after over 30 years away, has given a lot of cause for interest among classic point-and-click adventure fans. And unfortunately, where go fans go assholes, people leaving shitty, insulting … Read more

Cult FPS XIII’s Terrible Remake Is Being Remade All Over Again

Cult FPS XIII's Terrible Remake Is Being Remade All Over Again

screenshot: Microids In 2003, a shooter called XIII was released. Based on a series of Belgian graphic novels, it tried something unique (for the time) by emulating the comic’s cel-shaded look, and while it wasn’t the greatest shooter ever made, it was still incredibly cool, quickly earning itself cult status . Then seventeen years later … Read more

Kingdom Hearts Fans Demand Native Switch Port After Nier Reveal

Kingdom Hearts Fans Demand Native Switch Port After Nier Reveal

“Gee 2B! how come Square Enix lets you have a native port on the Nintendo Switch?” – Sora (probably)Image: The Visking Corporation / Square Enix / Kotaku Following Nintendo’s announcement that PlatinumGames’ cult-favorite action-RPG Nier: Automata is coming to the Switch later this yearsome gamers are demanding that Square Enix make native ports for the … Read more