It's principally aimed at the series' fans, but the mesh of interlocking systems ensures that its appeal runs deeper than fan service.
An awful childhood gets a surprisingly arcadey revisit in this blistering action roguelike.
Shinji Mikami returns to horror with a greatest-hits package that recalls - but can't match - Resident Evil 4.
This marriage of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors is surprisingly successful - and strategic.
This gorgeous interactive dreamscape is brimming with new ideas.
Astebreed is a smart and slick indie shmup from Japan that moves the aesthetics of retro gaming on from sprites to 32-bit polygons.
Retro platform gaming may be an oversubscribed genre these days, but Shovel Knight only proves the enduring appeal of this play style.