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April O’Neil will be playable in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. That’s news was just shared in a brand new trailer, which debuted at Gamescom: Opening Night Live.

Dotemu notes that “April unleashes flurries of hits against the Foot Clan’s devious soldiers. Her agility and far-reaching slide kicks help her close in on targets quickly, and she once again proves the turtles can rely on her unwavering support, even through slices of pizza.”

Here’s a look at today’s trailer:

Another Switch title has been confirmed for Gamescom: Opening Night Live. According to host Geoff Keighley, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will be present with “an announcement and world premiere new look”.

Yesterday, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was also confirmed for the show.

Gamescom: Opening Night Live will air on August 25 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM in the UK / 8 PM in Europe.


Metal Slug Tactics

Metal Slug Tactics is in development for Switch, Dotemu and Leikir Studio revealed today. Expect the title sometime in 2022.

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer:

Windjammers 2

Dotemu shared a new “How to Play” trailer for Windjammers 2 today voiced by the game’s Gary Scott. Give it a look below.

Following previous delays, Windjammers 2 does not have a release window currently. Stay tuned for future updates.

Focus Home Interactive acquires Dotemu

Focus Home Interactive today announced that it has acquired Dotemu. The deal should be fully closed in September.

According to today’s announcement, “Dotemu will be able to give even greater ambition to its projects and give itself the means to broaden the range of services offered to studios, in order to guarantee the success of their productions on the retro label as well as on the publishing label The Arcade Crew.”

Dotemu has published a number of games on Switch, including Streets of Rage 4, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, and Ys Origin. It is also involved with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge and Windjammers 2.

The full announcement can be read below.

Although Streets of Rage 4 already made it to retail, Merge Games is working on a new boxed version. The upcoming Anniversary Edition includes the main game and Mr. X Nightmare DLC. You can check out the boxart above.

The Streets of Rage 4 Anniversary Edition is planned for September 24. Pre-orders are open on Amazon and Best Buy. Those in the UK can reserve it here.

Streets of Rage 4 Mr. X Nightmare

The wait for Streets of Rage 4’s new Mr. X Nightmare DLC on Switch is finally over. It was originally planned for release on July 15, but the team ran into unexpected technical issues.

Cyrille Imbert, executive director at Dotemu, said of the delay:

Streets of Rage 4 Mr. X Nightmare

Footage has emerged for Mr. X Nightmare in Streets of Rage 4, the game’s latest DLC. Get a look at the gameplay below.

Mr. X Nightmare is live on most platforms, but Switch players will need to wait just a bit longer due to an unforeseen issue. Read more about the situation here.

Today, Streets of Rage 4 received a free update on Switch. The game is now at version 1.0.6.

Streets of Rage 4 has added a new difficulty mode, training more, and character adjustments. The full patch notes can be found below.

Streets of Rage 4 Mr. X Nightmare

Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games have announced that the new Mr. X Nightmare DLC for Streets of Rage 4 is now live. It can be purchased on Switch for $7.99. A free update is also available for all players.

To recap, here’s what’s new:

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