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PSN Tuesday brings the cute and epic this week. Cute comes in the form of Rocket Knight, which may have some of its sales fueled by nostalgia, but can be a blast for those in the mood for classic (pseudo) 2D side-scrolling. The epic is delivered by Dragon Age: Origins' "Darkspawn Chronicles" DLC, w...

May 18th 2010 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

Today is a good day for the 16-bit gamers out there. Yes, Rocket Knight has finally landed on Xbox Live Arcade. Don't worry if you're not nostalgic for Sparkster though, because Things on Wheels is out this week as well. In the end, the decision is left to you: Awesome opossum action or arcadey R/C...

May 12th 2010 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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Your choices for downloadable games in this week's European PSN update are fairly limited -- however, the two choices you've got are rather appealing. If you're looking for a hex-based diplomacy simulator, Catan is now available for the PS3. If you want some jetpack-infused action, Rocket Knight is...

May 12th 2010 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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It's a double-header of fast moving objects on Xbox Live Arcade this week. First up is Things on Wheels, an R/C racer of miniaturized yet epic proportions, complete with four-player online and offline play. Next is Rocket Knight, whose fast moving object is ... a possum with a jet pack. It may soun...

May 10th 2010 at 1:57pm 0 Comments
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Click to huge-ify We're not sure what it is about this batch of screenshots for Rocket Knight that fills us with such euphoria. Perhaps it's all of the pretty colors. Perhaps they remind us of the simpler days of our youth. Perhaps we've only recently realized how preposterous the concept of an...

May 5th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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You know that dusty piggy bank you've had sitting on the shelf forever? Look, forget the kid's college fund -- she's not going to college for, like, years -- and bust that thing open! There's going to be some solid content on Xbox Live Marketplace this month. In the mood for XBLA games? How does R...

May 4th 2010 at 4:03pm 0 Comments
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We've known for a while that Rocket Knight, Konami's resurrected opossum adventure (a resurrected adventure about an opossum, not an adventure about a resurrected opossum), would land on XBLA, PSN, and Steam in May. On Facebook, Konami just announced precise US arrival dates for the airborne marsupi...

April 27th 2010 at 2:04pm 0 Comments
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With everyone focused on the 2D return of a certain cerulean hedgehog, I'd like to point out that another nocturnal hero in blue is making a comeback: Sparkster, the armor-clad, jetpack-wearing opossum star of Rocket Knight. Konami has brought in UK developer Climax to resurrect the series, which h...

April 12th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Marsupial action enthusiasts rejoice! Konami has announced that Rocket Knight will arrive on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam this May. Coinciding with this announcement, the publisher has released a new trailer and screenshots of this sequel to the classic 16-bit series. The traile...

April 9th 2010 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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click to rocket-size We're going to level with you: There's not a lot of new info to be found in the latest batch of character art from Konami's upcoming reboot of Rocket Knight. The press release does mention a few of Sparkster's abilities. While most should be familiar to players -- wall ricochet...

February 8th 2010 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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Two things about this trailer for the new Rocket Knight (after the break) stand out upon our first viewing: The stylized projectile/jetpack effects It's a Rocket Knight Adventures game That last one may seem obvious, but we're still a bit shocked to see Konami bring the series back after...

October 9th 2009 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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We wish for a million dollars! ... Well, after the return of classic adventure games -- and now Sparkster -- our magical roll of granted wishes was bound to come to an end. 1UP and Konami have revealed a brand new game for the powerfully propelled opossum, set to debut on Xbox Live Arcade, PlaySt...

October 5th 2009 at 3:05pm 0 Comments