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Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight looks lovely, is out now

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Momodora IV

It's been a pleasure watching the Momodora series evolve over the years, from simple Cave Story-ish platformers, to more unique action-platform games featuring increasingly beautiful pixel art. You can grab the first two, entirely free, games here (opens in new tab), plus the very cheap third game that released two years ago. The fourth Momodora hit Steam the other day (opens in new tab), and it looks a right treat.

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (opens in new tab) is a "side-scrolling platformer focused on action gameplay, with melee combos, dodge mechanics and a plethora of items and spells to unleash upon your enemies". Unlike the first and third games, but like the second one, Reverie takes place in a Metroidvania-style connected world. This new game features multiple difficulty levels and is also a bit like Dark Souls, and yes that is my finger hovering over the 'Add to Cart' button.

Here's a trailer:

Momodora IV costs 10% less than it normally would for the next few days, meaning it can be had for a mere £6.29 on Steam (opens in new tab). The reviews there are "very positive", incidentally.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.