Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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Articles, Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

LittleBigPlanet 3 launches in stores, online for PS3 and PS4

Little Big Planet 3 (PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sackboy is making his next-gen debut today with the release of LittleBigPlanet 3 for PS3 and PS4. Co-developed by Sumo Digital and Sony XDev Europe, the latest in the creation-centric platformer series introduces three new characters, OddSock, Swoop, and Toggle, as well as new items and triggers to utilize in Create mode. Additionally, the 9-million-plus user-created levels already available for the series are also playable. PS4 owners have access to a few new system-specific features as well, including support for the Dualshock 4’s touchpad, the ability to livestream, and access to items that can be interacted with and triggered by the livestreaming audience. In the new story, players must guide Sackboy and his friends, alone or with up to four players in local or online co-op, on his quest to restore balance to Bunkum.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

GOG.com begins Big Fall Sale with discounts, copy of Mount & Blade

GOG (PC) 2014 Fall Sale Launch Announcement - Header

GOG.com has kicked off their Big Fall Sale. As has become a trend in recent years, the service will be offering free games throughout the promotion, including Mount & Blade and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The original Mount & Blade is the first freebie, and the first bundle of the day features Blade: Warband and Mount & Blade: With Sword and Fire for 75% off. By the end of the sale, over 700 titles will have been discounted for up to 90% off through on-going sales, two daily bundles, and 40-minute flash deals.

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PC News

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

La-Mulana EX (PC, PS Vita) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

(PC Review) Abyss Odyssey

(PC Review) Abyss Odyssey

” … a beautiful but strange—and often flustering—roguelite that somehow manages to successfully combine elements from genres as diverse as fighters and platformers.”

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PC Reviews

Alucard returns in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PC, PS3) Revelations DLC Media - Screenshot 6

It’s time for Alucard to show Gabriel how it’s done today with the launch of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations. The prequel storyline follows Alucard up to his reunion with his father, the demon lord Dracula. The new download pack adds new areas to explore within the world of Lords of Shadow 2, as well as two new powers (Glaciem and Igneas), power boosts through drinking blood, and the ability to transform into a werewolf.

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DLC, PC News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Alucard rages in new Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations shots, video

Alucard struts his vampiric stuff today in some new media from his upcoming Lords of Shadow 2 story DLC, Revelations. The new storyline precedes the events of Lords of Shadow 2, and is said to dig deeper into the bond between Alucard and his father, Gabriel. Players will be able to access new locations, use two new powers, transform into a wolf, and enhance Alucard’s abilities by drinking the blood of defeated enemies.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

NIS releases English screenshots from PS3 RPG Mugen Souls Z

Mugen Souls Z (PS3) March Media - Screenshot 1

A few new English screenshots have been released from Mugen Souls Z. The Compile Heart- and GCrest-developed RPG takes place shortly after the events of the first game and features the return of Chou-Chou and crew, with players taking control of the goddess Syrma. Many elements will be returning in Z, including turn-based combat, free-roaming battle maps, an emphasis on customization, and numerous explorable worlds, in addition to new G-Castle battles, team abilities, and galactic attacks.

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PlayStation 3 News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD hitting Steam soon

Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD (360, PC, PS3) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

The console re-release of the prequel to Lords of Shadow 2, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, will be launching this month for PC. The visually upgraded version is based off an enhanced console port of the 3DS original, and will be available through Steam. Set 25 years after the original Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate follows Simon and Trevor Belmont in their quest to defeat their ancestor Gabriel Belmont who has returned as the powerful vampire Dracula.

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PC News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

(PlayStation 3 Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

” … built upon its predecessor in many meaningful ways, but it frequently stumbles whenever attempting something new.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews