Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

Dash like a madman in new Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer

Deep Silver has release a new gameplay trailer for Mighty No. 9. The upcoming action-platormer from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and developer comcept is something of a spiritual successor to the Blue Bomber and features similar combat and platforming. The video highlights a bit of this, focusing on Beck’s dash ability. The multi-purpose move can be used to reach dangerous areas, collect power-ups, and defeat weakened enemies. It’s also key in maximizing the combo multiplier, as several can be chained together to continually absorb scattered power-ups.


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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition getting physical release

The Steam version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is getting a physical release, courtesy of Nordic Games. Players will have two choices, the $19.99 Standard version and the $29.99 Limited Edition. The Standard release will come bundled with a quickstart guide, A3 poster, and game DVD, all in special packaging. The Limited Edition includes all of those items plus two postcards, soundtrack CD, two double-sided A3 posters, and steelbox packaging. A physical version will also be released for Xbox One. The Definitive Edition is a re-release that adds new areas, abilities, story sequences, and fast travel.


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Learn about the inspirations behind Daydreamer: Awakened Edition

A new behind-the-scenes video highlights the inspirations behind Daydreamer: Awakened Edition. Creator, artist, and programmer Robert Womack drew from a wide array of influences, from science fiction films to the “grotesque artistic murals in New York City,” and the question-and-answer video covers how each went into the creation of the retro-style action-shooter’s animations, environments, and enemies. Check it out below, along with a new batch of screens.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mighty No. 9 goes gooooold, launching on June 21 for console, PC

comcept has sent along the long-awaited word that Mighty No. 9 has gone gold. The side-scrolling action-platformer will hit digital outlets and store shelves on June 21. Note that the portable versions for 3DS and PS Vita will be along at a later, unspecified date. For the occasion, creator Keiji Inafune has written a message to everyone that’s been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the game, which can be found below.


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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition launching on April 27

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is set to launch for Windows 10 on April 27. The Definitive Edition of Moon Studios’ fantastic action-platformer will feature new areas, gameplay upgrades, and difficulty options. Players who own the Xbox One version will be able to grab an upgrade for $4.99 to access the new content, as well as have their saves and progress sync with the PC version. Newcomers will be able to download the Definitive Edition through Live and Steam for $19.99.


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Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus out now on PSN for PS4

LookAtMyGame’s 2D action role-playing game Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus is now on PSN. Beginning today, PS4 players can try their hands at saving Exidus by solving the puzzles and defeating the monsters that fill the land’s four realms. Areas will also host extra quests and non-playable characters, including monsters and villagers, that can be interacted with once the appropriate runes are discovered. Light role-playing elements also allow players to gain new skills as they progress.


PlayStation 4 News

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Cold Darkness Awakened detailed, dated

The third download pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider, Cold Darkness Awakened, has been dated for March 29. After a Cold War-era research facility is breached in Siberia, a deadly virus is unleashed that turns Trinity’s soldiers into maniacal killers. Players must guide Lara through the base in order to find and destroy the source of the virus.


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Daydreamer: Awakened Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

Atlus will be bringing Roland Studios’ side-scrolling action-platformer Daydreamer to PS4 and Xbox One. Currently available for PC, the updated version, titled Daydreamer: Awakened Edition, will feature gameplay additions, balance adjustments, improved combat, a world map, leaderboards, and a new ending. The story begins long after the Earth’s conquest by alien invaders and at the moment when the last human, Olivia, is freed by the Immortal Gate Keeper. Olivia is tasked with reaching the Earth’s core, but the planet has been overrun by a variety of strange creatures and killer robots. Despite being recently thawed, she is capable of skillfully wielding whips, shields, and blasters as well as summoning support pets.


PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Axiom Verge in development for Xbox One, Wii U, releasing this year

Developer Tom Happ will be bringing his throwback action-platformer Axiom Verge to Wii U and Xbox One. Currently available for PC and PS4, the Metroid-style adventure features over 40 weapons and tools, nearly 100 upgrades, 80-plus creatures, and nearly a thousand rooms to explore. Players can also utilize glitches to gain an advantage by corrupting environments, scrambling enemies, and uncovering secret areas.


Wii U, Xbox One News

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus coming soon to PS4, Wii U

Aksys Games will be releasing a console version of LookAtMyGame’s PC action role-playing game Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus. The 2D side-scroller tasks players with saving the lands of Exidus by clearing out four monster- and puzzle-filled realms. As players progress, they will gain new skills, discover extra quests, and uncover runes that allow them to talk with both villagers and monsters. Console gamers can look for it to hit eShop and PSN later this month.


PlayStation 4 News, Wii U