Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

Rayman Legends bounds his way onto console, PC, and PS Vita

Rayman Legends (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) PC Announcement - Screenshot 2

The armless, legless platforming wonder returns today with the launch of Rayman Legends for 360, PC, PS3, PS Vita, and Wii U. The follow-up to Origins takes place 100 years later, with Rayman and his friends waking up from their slumber to find that the Glade of Dreams has been invaded by nightmares. His latest adventure features not only traditional platforming but also new rhythm-based stages. Another new feature, exclusive to the Wii U version, is support for a fifth player, who can use the GamePad controller to take control of Murfy.

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(Xbox 360 Review) DuckTales: Remastered

(Xbox 360 Review) DuckTales: Remastered

“… an unexpectedly forceful reminder of what gaming once was: brutal and unflinching.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

DuckTales: Remastered set to launch on August 13, September 11

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

Capcom has announced the release dates for Way Forward’s upcoming DuckTales updated re-release, DuckTales: Remastered. There are actually two different release dates for the download-only title: August 13 for the PC, PS3, and Wii U versions and September 11 for the 360 version. The game is an update to the 1989 NES original, with the 8-bit graphics replaced with hand-drawn and animated sprites and the original voice cast reprising their roles. A new tutorial level is also being added.

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QuakeCon 2013 sales launch on Bethesda Store, id Mobile, and Steam

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) The Study of Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has launched a number of sales in honor of QuakeCon 2013. The sales, detailed below, are available at Bethesda Store, id Mobile, and Steam, and include both package and daily deals. Commander Keen, Dishonored, Doom II RPG, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and Wolfenstein 3D Platinum are all on offer, as well as many more.

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New DuckTales: Remastered trailer, screenshots released

Capcom has released a new video for their upcoming platformer DuckTales: Remastered. The trailer features Launchpad in a video postcard to Scrooge giving gamers tips for making their way through a dangerous mine. Another video has been posted as well, a behind-the-scenes look from developers WayForward. In the latter video, gamers get a peek at what it took for the studio to create the game’s hand-drawn sprites in a new five-minute entry in their Duckumentary series.

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Rayman Legends announced for PC, screenshots release

Rayman Legends (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends will be available for PC. The Windows version will launch alongside the 360, PS3, PS Vita, and Wii U versions, and is being developed by Ubisoft Chengdu in cooperation with Ubisoft Montpellier. Legends is the follow-up to 2011’s Rayman Origins, and Ubisoft has announced that gamers who pre-order the digital version of Legends from UbiShop will receive the PC version of Rayman Origins for free.

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PC News

Strider announced for current and next-gen consoles, PC

Famed ninja Strider Hiryu is set to return next year in a brand-new adventure, according to Capcom. Scheduled to launch for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, Strider is a new take on the long-dormant series. Set in the year Meio: 048, players are tasked with tracking down and defeating the tyrannical Grand Master Meio as a recent recipient of the rare Special A-Class from the Strider training program. To topple the regime, players must battle their way through the city of Kazakh, an open urban environment that will be freely explorable. As with the previous entries in the series, combat will be fast and fluid, mixing platforming elements with melee combat and high-tech weaponry.

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DuckTales: Remastered release dates announced, trailer released

The recently announced DuckTales: Remastered from Capcom and Wayforward has been officially dated, and we have three dates: August 13, August 20, and September 11. The downloadable versions for PC, PS3, and Wii U versions will launch on August 13, while the Xbox Live version will launch on September 11 for 360. A special boxed version, exclusive to PS3, will launch on August 20, which is set to include a download code for the game and an exclusive collector’s pin. The game will run $14.99 for the digital versions and $19.99 for the boxed retail version. To celebrate, Wayforward has launched the first in a new video Duckumentary series, showing some behind-the-scenes footage of the development process.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Remember Me

(Xbox 360 Review) Remember Me

“… a solid action-platformer that manages to achieve something rare in the action genre, and that’s to actually be interesting.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Rayman Legends announced for PS Vita, dated for September 3

Rayman Legends (360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced that a PS Vita version of Rayman Legends is in development and will launch alongside the console versions on September 3. The handheld release will include all of the original content and several extras: five exclusive maps, Murphy as a playable character on the new maps, and two Ubisoft-themed costumes (Prince of Persia for Rayman and Splinter Cell for Globox). Multiplayer will support co-op play within the same country via Wi-Fi.

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PlayStation Vita News