Guacamelee! 2

Drinkbox Studios
PlayStation 4 | Steam
Director: TBA

Death’s Gambit

White Rabbit
PlayStation 4 | Steam
Director: Jean Canellas | Alex Kubodera

Dead Cells

Motion Twin
PlayStation 4 | Steam | Switch | Xbox One
Designer: Sébastien Bénard et al.

Chasm

BitKid
PlayStation 4 | Vita | Steam
Director: James Petruzzi

Dandara

Long Hat House
iOS | PlayStation 4 | Steam | Switch | Xbox One
Director: João Brant | Lucas Mattos

The Mummy Demastered

WayForward Technologies
PlayStation 4 | Steam | Switch | Xbox One
Director: Austin Ivansmith

SteamWorld Dig 2

Image & Form
3DS | PlayStation 4 | Switch | Steam | Vita
Director: Robert Olsén

Metroid: Samus Returns

MercurySteam
3DS
Director: José Luis Márquez Arroyo | Takehiko Hosokawa

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Lizardcube
PlayStation 4 | Steam | Switch | Xbox One
Director: Omar Cornutt

Hollow Knight

Team Cherry
Steam | Switch
Director: Ari Gibson | William Pellen

Song of the Deep

Insomniac
PlayStation 4 | Steam | Xbox One
Director: All of Insomniac?

Axiom Verge

axiom-verge

Tom Happ Studios
PlayStation 4 | Vita | Windows
Director: Tom Happ

Golvellius: Valley of Doom

golvellius

Compile
MSX | Sega Master System
Director: Unknown

Dragon Slayer Jr.: Romancia

romancia

Nihon Falcom
PC-8801 | PC-9801 | MSX | X1
Director: Unknown

Dragon Slayer

dragon slayer

Nihon Falcom
FM-7 | PC-8801
Director: Yoshio Kiya

Donkey Kong

donkey kong

Nintendo
Arcade
Designer: Shigeru Miyamoto

ROOTS: The Metroidvania term combines two concepts: Action games and RPGs. But it also merges two franchises whose — Metroid and Castlevania — that revolved around platforming action. And where would platformers be without the influence of Donkey Kong?

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