Spiritual Successor

A spiritual successor, sometimes called a spiritual sequel, is a successor to a work of fiction which does not build upon the storyline established by a previous work as do most traditional prequels or sequels, yet features many of the same elements, themes, and styles as its source material, thereby resulting in its nevertheless being related or similar "in spirit" to its predecessor.
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    • New ‘Bloodborne’ Trailer Is Bloody & Beautiful

      Before making an appearance at the PlayStation Experience this weekend, From Software brought Bloodborne to The Game Awards tonight (which is also taking place in Las Vegas). Coming along for the early showing was a brand new trailer showing off some more gameplay. Unsurprisingly, it’s not as long as most of us would like, but it certainly serves as a good appetizer for what’ ...

      Kyree Leary/ Game Rant- 5 readers -
    • Report: A New JoJo Fighting Game is Coming to PS4

      JoJo fans rejoice, it looks like there's a new game coming your way. Let's hope it's not as DLC-ridden as the last. Revealed online via Korean website Daum 루리웹, in what looks to be a leaked scan of an upcoming issue of Jump Comics, is a full page article advertisement for a new "stylish JoJo action" game, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven.

      Toshi Nakamura/ Kotaku- 3 readers -
  • ‘Dying Light’ Interactive Trailer: Choose Your Mayhem

    … plays the part of a spiritual successor, albeit for a next-gen audience. It has the open world exploration, the brutal melee combat, and the free form narrative beats. To better illustrate those points, publisher Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Dying Light that tries something a little different. Rather than a straightforward…

    Anthony Taormina/ Game Rant- 3 readers -
  • Two Classic RPGs Trademarked by Wasteland 2 Devs

    … If you are a fan of CRPGs and loved Wasteland 2, then you should be excited. Roxy Friday, a company that is associated with inXile Entertainment, has filled trademarks recently for two once abandoned RPGs. Inxile Entertainment are the people that brought back the classic top-down strategy role playing game Wasteland 2. One of the classic almost…

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  • Distance: Survival Racing Now Available On Steam Early Access

    … Amazon.com Widgets Refract Studios announced today that Distance, the survival racing game set in a neon future with dubstep music and crazy stunts galore, has officially launched on Steam’s Early Access platform. You can grab a digital copy of the spiritual successor to Nitronic Rush right now for only $19.99, but there’s also a special launch…

    One Angry Gamer- 2 readers -
  • Digimon All-Star Rumble Review

    … exclusively on the first season. The digivolutions of each are somewhat unbalanced, as the levels obtainable here vary greatly in the world of Digimon, but still exhibit the same level of power to where they are competitive with one another. Digimon like Agumon and Gabumon can transform into the Mega forms they had on the show, while others like…

    Dean James/ Attack of the Fanboyin Reviews- 2 readers -
  • Off The Grid: Distance Available 9th Dec

    …, the idea was to avoid obstacles that the city throws at you. You can actually still download and play the game for free over here if you’d like a taste of Distance’s predecessor. The soundtrack is also available, which does a good job setting the cyberpunkesque atmosphere. Then the team Kickstarted Distance, a fully fledged spiritual successor…

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 3 readers -
  • Digimon All-Star Rumble Review – When Boredom Attacks (PS3)

    …. Interestingly, All-Star Rumble is actually exclusive to the West. While Japan has seen the release of reasonably well-received titles such as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon World Re: Digitize, Namco Bandai has instead opted to deliver entirely new content in the USA and elsewhere. At first, I was flattered. As I played, I began to feel mildly…

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  • Destiny - Review

    …, and a large fan base has formed following them every step of the way. Halo continued to establish itself as one of the leading console shooters with each release, and this success continued on into the 7th generation on the Xbox 360. After releasing Halo 3, things began to change at Bungie. Rather than being a part of Microsoft, the company once again…

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  • Thanking Indie Developers Day 16: White Paper Games

    … by collecting a handful of emails that were submitted. For further details, please read this article. Don’t forget that this showcase will end on December 1 with the last entry. Therefore, don’t forget to share the love for other indie game developers by hash-tagging #ThanksIndieDev in twitter messages! They’ll appreciate the nice support! Gamer…

    Jalane Farrington/ The Gamer Headlines- 3 readers -


  • Nintendo Holiday 2014 And Beyond Preview Tour

    … is already out in stores, so I chose to stick with stuff I had not experienced yet. Bayonetta 2 is a recently released title for the Wii U, and anyone who has played the first game will know exactly what it’s like. For those who haven’t, it’s a cult classic by Hideki Kamiya, creator of Devil May Cry. It’s sort of his spiritual successor…

    Skewed 'n Reviewed- 2 readers -
  • Early Access for Satellite Reign begins this December

    …. With Early Access set to launch on Steam this December, 5 Lives has just released the trailer above showcasing the dangerous and darkly beautiful world of Satellite Reign. Pre-orders are available now at a ten percent discount if saving a bit of money's your thing. You can do so the on title's official page as well as at the Humble Store. While…

    Rob Morrow/ destructoid- 3 readers -
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse to Release February 13th

    …. Elia Pales owns pretty much every single product Nintendo puts out, and due to his impulsive tendencies, he also tends to purchase every gaming product put out in general. When not gaming, he’s probably running cross country or writing. He makes sure to take regular gaming breaks, though. Share with others …

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