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Super Mario 3D World powers up in launch trailer

This launch trailer for Super Mario 3D World offers a brief overview of the game's cast of characters and varying power-ups along with glimpses at the stages players will leap through. Among the characters not shown is Rosalina, an unlockable fifth character that stars in Super Mario Galaxy. ...

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Cast a silhouette from the light of this Contrast trailer

There's something lurking in the shadows of this Contrast trailer, and it smells like secrets. Well, and a fire-breathing shadow dragon, but we're not sure how to best describe that scent. Contrast is on Steam, Xbox Live Marketplace, PS3 and is currently free for PS4 owners with PlayStation...

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Shadowy platformer A Walk in the Dark now on Steam

Indie platformer A Walk in the Dark is now available on Steam. Priced at $6.99, the game has players leaping around lethal obstacles in shadowy levels as a cat named Bast, searching for its owner Arielle. The game draws apt comparisons to other challenging platformers like Limbo, VVVVVV and...

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Shift the city's architecture in cyberpunk stealth platformer Interference

French artist Anthony Beyer launched an Indiegogo project for Interference, a stealthy puzzle-platformer for PC, Mac and Linux. The game has players joining a cyberterrorist organization called The Interferers, an underground group that are opposed to a totalitarian government. The group grants...

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Bit.Trip Run sprints to iOS

Gaijin Games' rhythmic platformer, Bit.Trip Run, is now available on iOS. The game costs $3.99 and includes three worlds with 30 normal levels, 15 retro levels and 12 challenge levels playable with eight different characters that can be customized with 40 unlockable costumes. Bit.Trip Run is the...

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Newton challenges Escher on Xbox Live Nov. 13 in The Bridge

IGF Student Showcase winner and all-around acclaimed puzzle platformer The Bridge leaps to Xbox Live on November 13 for $10, published by Majesco's new indie arm, Midnight City. Suspended platforms in The Bridge may not look like bridges at all – they may be staircases inverted upon...

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Boogerman wants to celebrate his 20th anniversary with a new pick and flick platformer

Interplay-developed Boogerman will reach its 20th anniversary next year, and to celebrate, its original creators are looking to develop a new game, funded by Kickstarter. Like the original Sega Genesis, Mega Drive and SNES game, Boogerman 20th Anniversary will have players guiding Snotty...

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Shadowy platformer Contrast coming November 15, says Steam

Contrast is now available to pre-purchase on Steam, which says the game will arrive on November 15. Compulsion Games tells Joystiq that the November launch date is "to be confirmed," and may change as it draws near. The game is 25 percent off ($14.99) until it launches. Contrast has players...

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze rolls down a Retro track

"Okay, where are the minecart levels?" That's a novel, ill-advised question when it comes to platformers, but Retro Studios achieved the improbable with 2010's Donkey Kong Country Returns (updated this year with a 3DS version). The side-scrolling platformer knew how to do a good minecart...

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Escape Goat absconds to Steam, celebrates with a sale

Pixelated puzzle platformer Escape Goat has rammed its way onto Steam. Available on Steam for 20% off its $5 asking price until October 16, Escape Goat is compatible with Windows PC, Mac and Linux. In Escape Goat, players assume the role of a goat imprisoned for using witchcraft. Players must...

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