Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action Adventure

Dragon Quest Builders Day One Edition detailed, new screens up

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Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s upcoming hybrid sandbox construction and role-playing game, will be launching as a Day One Edition. Pre-orders and first-run copies will come with several exclusive in-game recipes: Gold Block, Slimy Block, and Springtide Sprinkles. The North American cover art was also released along some new screenshots showing off the bonus goods.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dragon Quest Builders coming this October for PS4, PS Vita

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The 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest is being celebrated with a new release, Dragon Quest Builders. Currently available in Japan, North American players will get their chance to dive into the ‘building adventure’ this October. Similar to other sandbox builders, players gather and combine resources from throughout the world to create tools, materials, and other items to construct buildings. In this case, it’s to rebuild the destroyed realm of Alefgard. Along the way, they will meet other characters and monsters from throughout the series as they help townsfolk and battle those responsible for their plight, Dragonlord and his monster army.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Quantum Break release date rescheduled to 2016

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Remedy’s upcoming action-adventure title Quantum Break has been bumped from 2015 to 2016, according to Microsoft. In the announcement, Remedy’s creative director, Sam Lake, thanked fans for their patience and noted that “the team is taking advantage of this opportunity to polish and fine tune the game to create the kind of standout entertainment experience they’ve come to expect from us.”

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Xbox One News

NIS reveals Danganronpa Another Episode, Rodea the Sky Soldier

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NIS held their press event recently and released new trailers and screens for four upcoming titles, two of which were revealed at the show. In addition to a new trailer for Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, a new Danganronpa was debuted, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, and a new action-adventure title for 3DS and WiiU from Sonic creator Yuji Naka, Rodea the Sky Soldier. Check below for additional details and media.

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3DS, Articles, PlayStation 4 News, Wii U

New Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom screens

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Little Orbit has released some new screenshots from Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. The upcoming WayForward-developed action-adventure title, based on the popular show on Cartoon Network, features Finn helping Jake save princesses (and the day) by navigating puzzles within and battling his way through a series of temples scattered around the Land of Ooo.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

La-Mulana EX announced for PS Vita, to be released this year

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Rising Star has announced that they will be releasing La-Mulana EX for PS Vita, an enhanced version of the Metroidvania-esque action-adventure title La-Mulana. Previously released for Windows PC and Wii via WiiWare, EX marks the first time the game has gone mobile. What’s being added hasn’t been revealed, but the publisher did say that the handheld version will be available later this year.

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PlayStation Vita News

Murdered: Soul Suspect goes next-gen, heading to PS4, Xbox One

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Square Enix and Airtight Games’s otherworldly police procedural title Murdered: Soul Suspect will be making its way to PS4 and Xbox One. According to the publisher, the new versions will feature native 1080p output and improved effects, such as subsurface scattering and an increased particle count. Soul Suspect was announced early last year for 360, PC, and PS3.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Flashback returns in high defintion for PC and PS3

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The HD version of Flashback that was released last August for 360 is now available for PC and PS3. The updated re-release of the 1992 side-scrolling action-adventure title was developed by VectorCell, a studio which happens to also include several members of the original development team. As a bonus, the original Flashback is included as an extra, allowing players to experience Conrad’s battle against the deadly Morphs then and now. The bundle is available for $9.99.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Terraria now available for Android

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Terraria, the popular crafting-survival-RPG hybrid from Re-Logic, is now available for Android. Publisher 505 Games has announced that the latest version, developed by Codeglue, features several Android exclusives, including an Android robot companion, leaderboard support, and Facebook integration. And of course, all of the exploration, crafting, battling, and building returns. Android users can download the game for free to give it a spin or purchase the game unlock for $4.99.

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Android

Flashback launches for 360, includes new and original versions

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Flashback, an updated HD version of the 1992 side-scrolling action-adventure title, is now available for 360. PC and PS3 gamers will be able to play it later this fall, but as of today, 360 owners can download the revamped release for 800 MS Points as part of XBLA’s Summer of Arcade. Many members of the original team, now with VectorCell, the studio behind the update, had a hand in updating the cinematic sci-fi adventure. As a bonus, the original game is being bundled with the re-imagined version. Be prepared for some brutal times as Conrad battles alien Morphs to save humanity.

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Xbox 360 News