Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action Adventure

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

Terraria now available on Live Arcade and PSN

Re-Logic’s PC adventure-RPG Terraria is now available for 360 and PS3. The 505 Games-published port features random events, crafting, world-building elements, and AI characters who will move into player-created structures. The console adaptation includes new single-player content and new multiplayer modes that support up to four players online or locally via splitscreen.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Terraria launching next week on Live and PSN

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505 Games has revealed that the console version of Terraria will be launching next week, first on PSN and then on Live. The PS3 version will launch March 26, and the 360 version a day later, on March 27. The console adaptation will include new single-player content and new multiplayer modes, with support for four-player local splitscreen and four-player online play.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Terraria console splitscreen multiplayer screenshots released

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505 Games has released a new batch of screenshots for the console version of Re-Logic’s Terraria. The popular PC adventure-RPG features crafting, world-building elements, random events, and non-playable characters who move in to structures players build. The console version will feature new content, as well as support for four-player local splitscreen multiplayer and four-player online multiplayer. The new screens show off local multiplayer.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

GOG.com’s massive holiday sale ending soon

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Final call: GOG.com’s incredible holiday sale—up to 75% off 125-plus games—ends today. If you haven’t emptied your wishlist yet, you have about 20 hours left to do so. Over the holiday period, GOG also announced that they added expansion packs for several games, including Alpha Centauri, Wing Commander 1 & 2 bundle, Wing Commander: Privateer, and Might and Magic 6-Pack. This is especially great news for Alpha Centauri fans as Alien Crossfire has long crossed the $70 mark on auction sites.

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PC News

Okami HD now available on PSN

Okami HD (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Anarchy Reigns (360, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Fable Heroes (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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