Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

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

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

(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

Tomb Raider gets new mulitplayer maps with Shipwrecked Map Pack

Tomb Raider (360, PC, PS3) Shipwrecked DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new map pack has launched for Crystal Dynamic’s Tomb Raider reboot, the Shipwrecked Map Pack. Available for 360, PC, and PS3, the 320 MS Point/$3.99 set includes two new levels for multiplayer, Himiko’s Cradle and Lost Fleet. The maps, detailed below, are available on Live, PSN, and Steam.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(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