Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action Adventure

Okami HD now available on PSN

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Okami, Capcom’s action-platformer featuring the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu, returns to gaming today as the PS3 exclusive Okami HD. Available on PSN for $19.99, the new version features updated visuals, trophies, and support for the PS Move motion controller.

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PlayStation 3 News

Anarchy Reigns to bring the pain to 360 and PS3 this January

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PlatinumGames is busy these days. In addition to working on Bayonetta 2 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the studio is still hard at work on the post-apocalyptic brawler Anarchy Reigns. It’s looking like their workload will be lightening shortly, though, as Sega has announced that the multiplayer-centric title will be launching on January 8 for PS3 and January 11 for 360.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Amaterasu returns this fall in Okami HD for PS3

Okami HD (PS3) PSN Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom will be bringing the Okami series back this fall with an updated re-release of the original for the PlayStation 3. Titled Okami HD, the $19.99 download-only action-adventure will sport enhanced visuals and support for PS Move. As the mystical Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu, players must guide her wolf form along on a quest to recolor the world after a monster turns the land into a waste.

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PlayStation 3 News

Fables Heroes wallops its way onto Live Arcade

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The XBLA exclusive Fable Heroes is now available on Live for 800 MS Points. The hack-and-slash arcade adventure allows for up to four players to team together or compete in a quest for coins and glory. Experience in combat not only rewards with better weapons but also new features, power-ups, and moves, including finishers. The game also hosts a number of minigames with leaderboard support.

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Xbox 360 News

I Am Alive hits the road to Live Arcade this March

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Ubisoft has announced that their upcoming download-only post-apocalyptic title I Am Alive will be launching on March 7 on Live Arcade. The 1200 MS Point action-adventure release will pit players against the wilds of a ravaged, contaminated environment and the desperation of fellow survivors as they seek out their wife and daughter who were lost during the “Event.”

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Xbox 360 News

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on sale for iPhone, iPod touch

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The iOS version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is currently on sale. The iPhone, iPod touch action-adventure title is currently $0.99, down from $2.99, and will be so for the next four days. Similar to its console counterpart, Guardian of Light follows Lara Croft and her newfound ally, the guardian himself, on a quest that sees them making their way through trap-filled ruins, demons, and gun-toting criminals.

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Apple Handheld

Batman: Arkham City goes 3D for consoles, PC

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Warner Bros. has announced that the Dark Knight will be returning to gaming in a new dimension. The upcoming action-adventure Batman: Arkham City, set for release on October 18, will support both stereoscopic and anaglyphic 3D for the 360 and PS3, as well as Nvidia 3D Vision for PCs. Console gamers will be able to experience uncomfortably close fists with a 3D HDTV and active shutter glasses, while PC gamers can use GeForce-equipped desktop and notebook PCs as well as compatible 3DTVs. HDTV owners can play the game in anaglyphic 3D with “technology compatible with all high definition TV sets and visible to players wearing 3D glasses available for the video game.”

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Sid Meier’s Pirates! drops anchors at App Store for iPad

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Sid Meier’s Pirates! returns to gaming today with the series’ debut on the iPad. The 17th-century action-adventure title puts gamers in the pegleg of a pirate out to save their family from the Marquis de la Montalban. Captains will be able to raid the Caribbean and take part in a host of mini-games, from sword fighting to dancing. While Pirates! is compatible with both models, the iPad 2 does have some exclusive features, including optimized graphics, the ability to “piratize” photos to display on ships, and Game Center support.

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Apple Handheld