Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

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

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