Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

Strider to launch next week for current and next-gen consoles, PC

Strider (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Strider Hiryu will once again set out against the forces of evil next week when the Double Helix-developed Strider launches on Live, PSN, and Steam. The PS3 and PS4 versions will be first out of the gate on February 18, with the PC, 360, and Xbox One versions will follow the day after. Also announced is the inclusion of two new Challenge Modes to accompany Story Mode, the speed-run-style race Beacon Run and the wave-based trial Survival Mode. A global online leaderboard will track player stats across all modes.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Lara gets even in new Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launch trailer

Last year’s Tomb Raider reboot is getting a next-gen makeover soon with the upcoming release of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PS3 and Xbox One. To kick things off, Square Enix has posted a new launch trailer to demonstrate the action in store. In addition to the enhanced graphics, which will feature new effects, additional polygons, Tress FX technology for realistic hair, new textures, and new rendering techniques, the game will also include all available downloadable content plus developer videos, a digital art book, and a digital copy of the Dark Horse comic.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Rayman Legends bounding onto PS4 and Xbox One in 2014

Rayman Legends (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) PS4 and Xbox One Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rayman will be making his way to the newest console generation early next year with the release of Rayman Legends for PS4 and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on February 25, the next-gen version of Legends will sport improved visuals, reduced load times, and unique costumes (Splinter Ray, Ray Vaas, and Globox Vass on Xbox One and Assassin Ray on PS4). Several new features are also being added, with the Xbox One version receiving 10 exclusive challenges and time-limited Achievements for Xbox One and the PS4 version receiving controller touchpad support for scratching Lucky Tickets and Remote Play on PS Vita.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Sega launches 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast on eShop

Sonic the Hedgehog (3DS) 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

New 3D versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Altered Beast have been released on eShop for 3DS. The $5.99 downloads include extra features in addition to the extra dimension, including the option for classic graphics (re: pre-flatscreen curved edges), local multiplayer for Altered Beast, and zone select for Sonic. Sega has also posted an excellent lengthy interview about these latest remakes with developer M2 on their official blog.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Knack

(PlayStation 4 Review) Knack

“… a decent but limited action platformer that becomes too repetitive too quickly.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Retail version of DuckTales: Remastered out for 360, PS3, and Wii U

DuckTales Remastered (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 3

A disc-based version of DuckTales: Remastered has hit store shelves for 360, PS3, and Wii U. Previously available as a download, and as a retail copy with an included voucher for PS3, Remastered is an updated version of the 1989 NES action platformer. As Scrooge McDuck and his famous nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, players will search for treasure around several themed worlds, pouncing on enemies, dodging traps, and dying lots and lots (and lots) of times.

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PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX blasts onto Live Arcade

Ares Extinction Agenga EX (360) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Origo Games and Extend Studios’ side-scrolling platformer A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX is now available on Live Arcade. According to publisher Aksys Games, the original 2009 PC release has been redesigned for 360 with a revamped UI and control scheme, added leaderboard support, and a host of new material, including high-res textures, weapons, abilities, enemies, levels, and challenge stages.

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Xbox 360 News

Strider evades site defenses, drops off dozen new screenshots

Strider 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) October Screenshots - Screenshot 1

A new batch of screenshots has been released from the upcoming side-scrolling action platformer Strider. The famed series will be returning next year, as players once again step into the shoes of Hiryu, a Special A-Class Strider who is tasked with defeating Grand Master Meio. In addition to the fast-paced combat of the previous titles, players will also be able to explore the open-world environment set in the city of Kazakh.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

DuckTales: Remastered retail bound for 360, Wii U this November

DuckTales Remastered (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 2

Capcom has revealed that they will be releasing disc-based retail versions of DuckTales: Remastered for 360 and Wii U. The new alternatives will join the retail version of the PS3 version, already available on store shelves as a download voucher in a special case, on November 12 for $19.99.

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Wii U, Xbox 360 News

Terraria now available for Android

Terraria (360, Android, iOS, PC, PS3) Android Launch - Screenshot 1

Terraria, the popular crafting-survival-RPG hybrid from Re-Logic, is now available for Android. Publisher 505 Games has announced that the latest version, developed by Codeglue, features several Android exclusives, including an Android robot companion, leaderboard support, and Facebook integration. And of course, all of the exploration, crafting, battling, and building returns. Android users can download the game for free to give it a spin or purchase the game unlock for $4.99.

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