Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action Adventure

War returns! Darksiders Warmastered Edition released for Wii U

Link’s adventure won’t be the last for Wii U owners with the return of the first Horseman of the Apocalypse, War. The demon- and angel-slaying demigod is back in the digital and physical release of Darksiders Warmastered Edition. The $19.99 action-heavy adventure follows the horseman as he battles the forces of Heaven and Hell throughout a desolate Earth. The revamped version sports a higher resolution and other graphical as well as performance improvements.

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Wii U

Cave Story+ announced for Switch, launching this June

Nicalis is set to bring Cave Story back this summer. The publisher has announced that they will be releasing the action-adventure title as an updated definitive version on June 20 for Nintendo Switch, titled Cave Story+. The game, set to be available digitally and physically, will feature spruced-up visuals as well as new challenges, levels, and options. Free content updates are also planned.

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Nintendo Switch News

Sea of Thieves alpha getting gravity, islands, more in next update

Microsoft has sent word that Rare will be expanding the alpha of their multiplayer-centric sea-faring action-adventure title Sea of Thieves this weekend with Update 0.1.1. Titled Taming New Seas, the patch will introduce several elements, including gravity, additional regions and islands, voyage system navigation, and among several other unnamed items, skeletons armed with machine guns. The studio is also taking the opportunity to invite more Sea of Thieves Insiders to try out the alpha. Players interested in becoming an inside can sign up on the official site.

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PC News, Xbox One News

PSVR action-adventure title Unearthing Mars coming stateside

Winking’s virtual reality title Unearthing Mars will be coming to North America for PSVR. Currently available on PSN in Asia, the planetary-exploration adventure is currently being localized in English and is slated to be released “soon.” The game begins shortly after entering Mars’ orbit, with players taking control of their spaceship as a crew of explorers attempts to land on the planet’s surface during a sandstorm. Subsequent chapters add additional challenges in the form of puzzles, environmental hazards, and hostile aliens.

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PlayStation 4 News

Grand Theft Auto IV, Episodes from Liberty City playable on Xbox One

Rockstar has added three titles to the Xbox One’s expanding list of backwards compatible titles: Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition. As with the other titles in the program, players who own the digital version can immediately download the game from the “Ready to Install” section, while physical owners can initiate the download by inserting their disc. Original game saves can also be transferred if they are stored via Cloud Saved Games.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Darksiders Warmastered Edition out now for PS4, Xbox One

War returns to consoles today in Darksiders Warmastered Edition. The latest version of the action-adventure title is available for PS4 and Xbox One, and has been updated to support 4K at 60 frames per second. The PC version is following next Tuesday, while the Wii U version is still in the works and is set for release in the near future. As one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, players must battle their way through a world overrun by demons to take revenge on those who tricked them into bringing about Armageddon.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls headed to PS4

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will be getting a PS4 release next year. Scheduled to launch digitally and physically next summer, the spin-off connects the storylines between Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Unlike its predecessors, the game is an action-adventure title, rather than a visual novel, and follows Komaru Naegi as she teams up with Toko Fukawa to escape a city filled with killer Monokumas.

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PlayStation 4 News

Time to grab the pickax! Dragon Quest Builders out for PS4, PS Vita

The hybrid builder and role-playing game Dragon Quest Builders is now available for PS4 and PS Vita. Players enter a world overrun by monsters, and they must do their part to set things right by gathering materials and crafting items that are needed to rebuild the realm of Alefgard. In addition to constructing new structures, players must also battle the forces of the Dragonlord.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

505 Games to publish console and PC versions of Bloodstained

505 Games has announced a deal to publish Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The Castlevania-style action platformer was successfully funded through Kickstarter last year, and is currently in production. Campaign rewards include digital and physical releases for PC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Wii U, which remain under the direction of Fangamer. 505 Games will handle the retail release for all platforms, aside from any mobile and tablet versions. A video detailing the partnership has been released and posted below.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U, Xbox One News

Learn what’s what about Dragon Quest Builders in new video

Dragon Quest Builders received something of a 101 trailer today. Titled What is Dragon Quest Builders?, the video covers a little of everything in the hybrid RPG-builder. The footage goes over the backstory as well as the quests that players will undertake, characters they will meet, enemies they will battle, and buildings they will construct.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News