Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

(PlayStation 3 Review) God of War: Ascension

(PlayStation 3 Review) God of War: Ascension

“… might deliver a grander experience than comparable action titles, but that is largely due to the robust foundation created by previous releases, on which Ascension rests rather than builds upon.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Capcom Arcade Cabinet adds 1942, SonSon, more with Game Pack 5

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) 1984 Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Game Pack has launched for Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Pack #5. Included in the set is the shooter 1942, action-puzzler Pirate Ship Higemaru, and action-platformer SonSon, all from 1984. As a bonus, if gamers have the previous four packs and purchase the fifth, they will receive 1943 Kai and Vulgus for free.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(PC Review) Tomb Raider

(PC Review) Tomb Raider

“Crystal Dynamics has done wonders in rebooting Tomb Raider for a new generation.”

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PC Reviews

Duke Nukem II launches on App Store for iOS

Duke Nukem II, the last of the pre-FPS action-platformers from 3D Realms and Apogee, is now available for iOS. Developed by Interceptor Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming Rise of the Triad reboot, the handheld version includes 32 levels, new artwork, new music, and leaderboard support.

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Apple Handheld

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

” … a decent if forgettable action-platformer that happens to be a part of one of the longest-running, most-revered franchises in gaming.”

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3DS Reviews

Terraria now available on Live Arcade and PSN

Re-Logic’s PC adventure-RPG Terraria is now available for 360 and PS3. The 505 Games-published port features random events, crafting, world-building elements, and AI characters who will move into player-created structures. The console adaptation includes new single-player content and new multiplayer modes that support up to four players online or locally via splitscreen.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

DuckTales Remastered, D&D: Chronicles of Mystara announced

DuckTales Remastered (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 1

For those who have been gaming for a while, there are two—of many—general truisms regarding Capcom’s library: DuckTales was and is a fantastic platformer, and there is no reason why the Dungeons & Dragons collection shouldn’t be released stateside. Capcom has ticked several boxes in one announcement with the news that they will be releasing DuckTales Remastered and both Dungeons & Dragons side-scrolling brawlers, Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, online this summer.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

Terraria launching next week on Live and PSN

Terraria (360, PC) Release Date Screenshots - Screenshot 1

505 Games has revealed that the console version of Terraria will be launching next week, first on PSN and then on Live. The PS3 version will launch March 26, and the 360 version a day later, on March 27. The console adaptation will include new single-player content and new multiplayer modes, with support for four-player local splitscreen and four-player online play.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

1986 Gamepack to launch this week for Capcom Arcade Cabinet

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) Game Pack 2 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom Arcade Cabinet’s second Gamepack is set to launch tomorrow for 360 and PS3. The 1986 Gamepack includes Legendary Wings, Side Arms, and Trojan for $9.99/800 MS Points. Also, for those wanting a title or two from the 1985 Gamepack, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gun.Smoke, and Section Z are all available individually on PSN for $3.99.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Duke Nukem II launching next month for iOS

Duke Nukem II (iOS, PC) iOS Announcement - Screenshot 1

Contrary to recent events, Duke Nukem was a pretty cool guy at one point. Well, “cool” might be a bit too strong, so let’s say entertaining. To relive the days before the crushing disappointment of Forever, 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment will be releasing Duke Nukem II for iOS. The 1993 sequel was the last time Duke stepped out as a side-scrolling hero before making the leap to first-person shooter star. Platforming fans can look forward to 32 levels, an arsenal appropriate for Duke, and some handheld exclusives, including new art, new music, and leaderboard support.

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Apple Handheld