New Retro News: Come Get Some

Trying to recover after a near fatal finger incident, and a pretty much fatal laptop incident, we are bringing you some news from the space between spaces. No faceless monsters here, just juicy new retro game leads:

  • Beyond Good and Evil is now free!
  • Duke is back!
  • Underrail expansion to be released!

Beyond Good and Evil free for limited time

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Beyond Good and Evil was a much beloved 3D adventure in the early 2000s that I never played. It was on the tail end of that awkward clunky phase, where 3D – when from a current perspective – just started to stop being clunky retro blocks and start becoming contemporary art. It was quite popular. A lot of folks have been clamouring for a sequel (now apparently possibly maybe in the works).

In the meantime, perhaps to wet (re-wet) appetites the original is now available for free. For a very short time. The catch? You’ll need a sell your soul to the infernal Uplay service with an Ubisoft account.

Beyond Good and Evil | Download

Balls of Steel: Duke Nukem 3D gets expansion

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Duke Nukem 3D will always be the King of Duke Nukem games (I still don’t mind a romp with the old platformers though), never eclipsed by certain unfortunate modern attempts to make Duke relevant again. He’s a relic of the past, and works better that way.

Finally understanding this, the original Duke3d.exe has been updated with a whole new 8 level episode, and the band got back together again – it’s all made by the original level and audio designers and voiced by ‘ol Duke himself.

Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour | Buy

Underrail Expands Under the Sea

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Underrail is a nice looking retro style isometric RPG with call backs to the likes of the original 2 Fallout games. I haven’t had the chance to play it, but I’ve heard the story is a bit generic, but the gameplay is apparently excellent old fashioned fun, with detailed combat and often multiple solutions to each quest.

Underrail: Expedition will move out from the gloomy underground tunnels to a more open, but still gloomy, underground sea. Don’t ask me how that works. The important thing is that there will be pirates, naturally.

Underrail: Expedition Steam Announcement

 

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About J.C

I grew up in the dark dingy arcades of the 1980s, blasting heads with Robocop 2, but grew up in an era that spanned the introduction of the x86 home computer, through to the 16-bit revolution, into the polygon age and beyond. I write about food, travel and of course, New Retro Games. I started newretrogames.wordpress.com and contribute to www.thecitylane.com. I am also a freelance business researcher, writer, and editor having published academic and corporate articles on innovation and intellectual property.

Posted on October 13, 2016, in Adventure, First-person Shooter, RPG, [News] and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Everytime I hear the words “Come get some” or “Balls of steel” I can’t help thinkin about Duke. Even when I hear “Born to be wild” I think of him… 🙂

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