It's So Early in 2017 But We've Already Gotten These Great Platformers

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2D Side-scrolling games are so commonplace nowadays that it’s getting hard to call them old-school games; when you think about the fact that they’re on nearly every single platform that you can think of, can you really say that they’ve technically aged?

While the jury is still out on that one, there’s a “new” retro throwback that’s quickly turning out to be a comeback, and that’s the 3D Platformer, a genre built around the idea of treasure hunting and adventure across an assortment of unique locales that make up one giant world to explore. Thanks to KickStarter and nostalgia, 2017 will play host to a number of collectathon romps have you thinking that the days of the Nintendo 64 and original PlayStation never left us; here are some of the few that’re worth looking out for!

Published Apr. 8th 2017

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