Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

Gamescom trailer released for Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

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The Gamescom theater demo of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration has been released by Crystal Dynamics. The video covers a section from the campaign, Thin Ice; a preview of Blood Ties, the upcoming narrative add-on that pits Lara against her uncle; and a look at the zombie-infested survival mode, Lara’s Nightmare. The 20 Year Celebration release also includes PSVR support, a co-op mode (Endurance), Extreme Survivor difficulty, 5 classic Lara skins, a weapon and outfit from Tomb Raider III, and all released downloadable content.

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Don Ramiro to ride again! Maldita Castilla EX headed to PS4

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The retro-style action-platformer Maldita Castilla EX is being ported to PS4. After setting out last month for Xbox One, beleaguered knight Don Ramiro is once again taking up his sword for King Alphonse VI and the Kingdom of Castile. His adventure will see him face off against nearly 50 enemy types and 19 bosses across eight stages. The console version also features remixed audio, new music, an illustrated bestiary, and four endings.

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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse getting physical release for 3DS

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Rising Star Games announced that they will be releasing a physical edition of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for 3DS. The WayForward-developed platformer is the third entry in the series, and has players teaming up with Shantae’s old foe, Risky Boots, on a quest to save Sequin Land from a curse. As a pirate, the famed belly dancing genie is able to use new weapons as she tackles the main story as well as the physical version’s added arcade-style mini-game Super Shantae Nab!!.

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Watch your head! Headlander out now digitally for PC, PS4

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Adult Swim’s new side-scrolling exploration-heavy action title Headlander has launched digitally for PC and PS4. The Double Fine-developed adventure finds the head of the last remaining human fighting an AI to save a future, now-roboticized mankind. Players must pilot their head between bots in order to progress and fight back against the AI’s army of minions.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration revealed, including PS4

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Rise of the Tomb Raider will be making its way to PS4 this fall in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Scheduled to launch on October 11, alongside updates for PC and Xbox One, the set will include the original game, an additional story chapter titled Blood Ties, Endurance co-op mode, and all downloadable content. The drops add 35-plus Expedition Cards, 12 outfits, and seven weapons. Blood Ties, which will support PSVR, sees Lara back in Croft Manor as she tries to find proof of ownership to resolve a dispute with her uncle. Then, in Lara’s Nightmare, she must defend the manor … from zombies. Endurance challenges teams of two to surviving the elements by day and enemies by night for as long as possible, with results posted to a leaderboard. Classic Lara skins can also be found in new packs. PC and Xbox One Season Pass holders will receive all new content as part of the pass.

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Story trailer released for stylish sci-fi action-platformer Headlander

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Adult Swim Games has released a story trailer for Double Fine’s Headlander. The upcoming action-adventure title, inspired by 70’s era science fiction, finds mankind stuffed inside robotic bodies and controlled by a mad artificial intelligence. Virtual mankind, when will you heed the warnings of AM and Shodan? The hero of the day is the last living person. Well, the head of the last living person, who must use their special helmet to hover around and take control of the world’s numerous robots in order to defeat the tyrannical computer.

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Daydreamer: Awakened Edition now available on PSN for PS4

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Roland Studios’ side-scrolling shooter Daydreamer: Awakened Edition has launched for PS4. As mentioned last week, the Xbox One version has been cancelled. On the bright side, PS4 players can grab the game for 20% off on PSN as part of a week-long promo. As a daydreamer, players must battle through armies of strange aliens, mutants, and robots as they make their way to the Earth’s core. Check out the launch trailer below for a look at the weirdness in store.

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Don Ramiro to arrive on Xbox One next week in Maldita Castilla EX

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Abylight and Locomalito’s side-scrolling action-platformer Maldita Castilla EX will be launching on July 20 for Xbox One. The retro-style adventure follows knight Don Ramiro on his quest to save the Kingdom of Castile from hordes of monsters. Originally published for PC in 2012, the console version features additional content with eight stages, 19 bosses, 48-plus enemy types, four endings, remixed audio, new music, and a new illustrated bestiary. As a bonus for those eager to answer the call, early buyers will receive a 10% discount.

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Xbox One News

Daydreamer: Awakened Edition now PS4-only, launching July 12

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Atlus has sent word that Roland Studios’ Daydreamer: Awakened Edition will no longer be launching for Xbox One. No details were given regarding the cancellation. Additionally, the PS4 version of the surreal side-scrolling action title has been officially dated and will hit PSN on July 12. As a bonus, the game will be discounted 20% off as part of a launch-week promo.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Mighty No. 9

(PlayStation 4 Review) Mighty No. 9

“… I’d be happy to see Beck again in the future, but he’s got a long way to go before he can compete with the Blue Bomber.”

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