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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    • Trailer Roundup for January 6, 2015

      Happy new year, everyone! Most of the games in today's trailer roundup are not out yet, unfortunately. The good news is that most of them are slated for release this year. Have a look and see some of what's coming up. Adopted Windows, Mac, Linux | $14.99 | Sometime 2016 From the developer: "Adopted is a 3D, single-player exploration game where you play as Luchador, a recently ...

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    • Clock Tower successor Project Scissors looks scary

      Nude Maker, a Japanese studio helmed by Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kono, has shared the debut trailer for its upcoming horror game, Project Scissors: Night Cry. Project Scissors, revealed at Tokyo Game Show last September, is a spiritual successor to Clock Tower, a series of survival horror point-and-click adventure games developed by now-defunct publisher Human Entertainment.

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  • GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - GoNintendo Plays: The Video Series

    …/tried. I'm sure we'll do some brand-new game footage as well, but the GoNintendo Plays series will most likely be focused on older Wii U, Wii and even Virtual Console games. As I said, Deux joined me for the test today. He had his first experience with Mutant Mudds Deluxe, and we both tried out Vertigo for the first time. Random games thrown…

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  • [Vita RPG Review] Citizens of Earth

    Citizens of Earth is an old-school infused RPG release from Eden Industries that is being published by Atlus. If you’ve enjoyed games such as Nintendo’s quirky Earthbound, then you’ll definitely love to take Citizens of Earth out for a spin! Citizens of Earth pits players as the second-highest-paid bureaucrat in the land.

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  • Best PlayStation 3 Game of 2014 - Article

    … spiritual successor, Dark Souls II, would take home the grand award in the PS3’s golden years. Taking Dark Souls’ signature deep, patience rewarding gameplay, innovative multiplayer, and trademark challenge, Dark Souls II expands upon everything that made its predecessors so coveted. …

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  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Trailer Appears

    … The highly anticipated Xenoblade ChroniclesX (pronounced cross) still has no set release date in the west, but that won’t stop them from getting fans excited with new trailers. The newest trailer for the spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii, showcases the varying environments which will appear in Xenoblade Chronicles X…

    Anthony Decicco/ Attack of the Fanboy- 2 readers -
  • Mutant Football League pre-alpha footage released

    … Mendheim and his team never quit working on the spiritual successor to the series, and they’ve just released this pre-alpha footage of the game, which is planned to be released in Q4 2015 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and mobile. It’s really great to see the development continue because I was a huge fan of the original Mutant League series…

    Chris Powell/ SEGA Nerds- 3 readers -
  • The Grudge director is working on Project Scissors 'for free'

    … as our partner!!! At that time, I felt so lucky that I probably would have been able to win the jackpot 10 times in a row. Dtoid: The Clock Tower series has never flinched when it comes showing the player character suffer a gruesome death. Will NightCry maintain the same level of disempowerment and player suffering? Kono-san: We will most definitely…

    Jonathan Holmes/ destructoid- 2 readers -
  • Composer Claims That 2015 is Going to Be a ‘Huge Year’ for Rare

    … genre the next game will fall under. Both action/adventure and first-person shooter genres were mentioned alongside the aforementioned listings, but it sounds as if these ideas would be a new IP rather than any sort of legacy franchise. Of course, plans can change, and since fans are eager for the promise of an indie-made Banjo-Kazooie spiritual…

    Riley Little/ Game Rant- 3 readers -
  • Limbo May Be Coming To PS4

    … on the matter. Personally, I ended up hitting a wall, when the giant spider appeared. Don’t have arachnophobia, but it still freaked me out. Playdead, the game’s developer, is currently working on the spiritual successor to Limbo. Inside has been in the works since 2010. It is a 2.5D platformer that has a very similar style and feel to its…

    Ivan Mashkov/ Gaming Precision- 2 readers -
  • Are Sega Wising Up to the West?

    … the creators of Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio, the series known as Yakuza in the west is often billed as a spiritual successor to Shenmue given its detailed open world chock full of activities and sidequests. Yakuza is also notable for successfully creating a sandbox game where firearms are rarely even used by the protagonists, although…

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  • Spiritual Successor to ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ Incoming?

    … as if a handful of former Rare staffers are getting the band back together for a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series. Gathering under the banner of Mingy Jongo, the team originally started testing the waters for a new game back in 2012. After the account went dark in December of that year, however, it was eventually confirmed…

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  • Keiji Inafune Reveals That Mighty No. 9 is Nearly Complete

    …, with it making its target goal in two days and making 400% more than its target goal after a month. Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune is leading the project, and the game is a spiritual successor to the early Mega Man games. In Mighty No. 9 you play as an android named Beck. Beck is the ninth android from a set of androids called the ‘Mighty Number’. During…

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  • Here are some of the games I’m looking forward to in 2015

    … by Monolith Soft, Xenoblade Chronicles is the spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles and is an open-world role-playing game with giant robots! Fly, shoot and much more on your journey to save your race from an alien-kind that’s hell bent on wiping you out. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Yeah, that Wii U is totally going to disappear when…

    Keith Mitchell/ The Outerhaven- 2 readers -
  • Staff Picks: Top 5 PC Games to Look Forward to in 2015

    … higher expectations. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Developer: CD Projekt RED Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (NA) Release Date: May 19, 2015 Much like Rocksteady and the Arkham games, CD Projekt RED suddenly burst on to the scene and picked up a stellar reputation for the Witcher franchise. With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED…

    Gregory Bargas/ Gaming Enthusiast- 3 readers -
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