Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

(PlayStation 4 Review) Tembo the Badass Elephant

(PlayStation 4 Review) Tembo the Badass Elephant

“… as frustrating as it is funny …”


PlayStation 4 Reviews

Tembo the Badass Elephant set to rampage tomorrow for console, PC

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Game Freak will be doing its bid to defend the world against the Phantom Army tomorrow by calling up the only hero capable of saving the day, Tembo the Badass Elephant. Global victory will require battling through 18 levels of side-scrolling action, packed with gun-toting soldiers and environmental hazards. And for the budget-minded readers, a 10% discount is still on offer across all platforms.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Tembo the Badass Elephant deploys its mighty trunk on console

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The murderous Phantom Army has invaded, and there’s only one thing that can stop them: a commando elephant. Tembo the Badass Elephant, from Pokemon developer Game Freak, calls in the toughest of the tough (pachyderms) to save the day, which will require battling across 18 levels in a side-scrolling action-heavy platformer. The game is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One but on sale across all platforms, with 10% off for Gold Members, PS Plus subscribers, and Steam pre-orders.


PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mega Man Legacy Collection to hit 3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One this year

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The blue bomber will be returning in a new six-title compilation this fall in Mega Man Legacy Collection. Scheduled to launch initially for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and later for 3DS, the set will include the first six Mega Man games, plus a Museum of concept and character art and a new Challenge Mode. The latter will consist of a set of increasingly difficult trials that utilize portions from all six games, such as going through an area from each game on a single life, which is said to provide a challenge for veterans and serve as a learning tool for new players. The mode will also upload replays of the best runs for everyone to check out. Digital Eclipse is handling the project.


3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mighty No. 9 Collector’s Edition detailed, new trailer, screens released

Mighty No 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) CE Announcement - Screenshot 1

Deep Silver has announced that they are expanding their Mighty No. 9 offerings with a Collector’s Edition. The $59.99 set will come with a Launch Edition of the game, special packaging with a foil signature from Keji Inafune, and an individually numbered statue of Beck that stands 6.5 inches tall and sports 14 points of articulation along with three interchangeable faceplates. Both the Limited and Collector’s editions will come with Retro Hero DLC, which will revert the graphics to an older style and add a one-hit difficulty mode. It was also announced that the game will also support cross-buy across all physical and digital versions of PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. And to top off the reveals, a new 60fps trailer, Beat Them at Their Own Game, has also been posted.


3DS, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Rise of the Tomb Raider box art, new trailer released

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Microsoft has rolled out a new trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Crystal Dynamics is returning to the world of tombs and the raiding thereof as Lara Croft sets off on a global treasure hunt. The video runs a minute and forty-five seconds and finds Lara following in the steps of famed arctic explorers in search of the past. For those wanting to see more, you won’t have to wait long, as the teaser ends that more will be revealed in a few weeks at this year’s E3.


Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition announced for PS4

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Ace Team’s action platformer Abyss Odyssey will be getting a release for PS4. Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition will contain tweaks and updates to the original game, which follows Katrien, Ghost Monk, and Pincoya on a quest to defeat a powerful warlock at the bottom of a sprawling abyss. In addition to the updates for the PC version, Extended Dream Edition will feature online two-player co-op, local four-player versus, and a mini-boss battle with Zeno Clash’s Goldem. There are also several system-exclusive mini-bosses, Tirana and White Phantom, as well as a unique final boss form, Warlock Titan.


PlayStation 4 News

Deep Silver to publish physical, digital versions of Mighty No. 9

Mighty No 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Deep Silver Announcement - Screenshot 1

Comcept is teaming up with Deep Silver to bring the side-scrolling, Keiji Inafune-helmed action platformer Mighty No. to stores and online on September 15. Physical versions will be available for PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One, while Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 will be digital only. Digital versions for 3DS and PS Vita will launch at a later date. Deep Silver is also providing several localized versions with subtitles, in addition to English, French, and Japanese voice-over support. To learn more about the partnership, head over to the PS Blog, where Deep Silver reps are currently taking questions.


DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Sega expands 3D Classics Series 2 with Gunstar Heroes, more

3D Gunstar Heroes Screen (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Starting this July, Sega will be adding three more titles to their 3D Classics Series. The first up will be 3D Streets of Rage 2, followed by 3D Gunstar Heroes in August and 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in September. Two more from the original batch are still to come, with 3D Fantasy Zone II launching tomorrow and 3D Thunder Blade next month. As with the first series, each game runs $5.99 and features remastered graphics with support for 3D, new modes, and new features.



(Xbox One Review) Ori and the Blind Forest

(Xbox One Review) Ori and the Blind Forest

” … a phenomenal action platformer with outstanding level design and a surprisingly melancholic tone.”


Xbox One Reviews