Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-Platformer

(PC Review) The Deadly Tower of Monsters

The Deadly Tower of Monsters

“… a charming action-packed homage to the B-grade sci-fi movies of yesteryear.”


PC Reviews

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India trailer highlights story, gameplay

Assassins Creed Chronicles India (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 4

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the upcoming second entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series, India. The video offers details on the backstory as well as several minutes of gameplay footage. As the assassin Arbaaz Mir, players must stop a Master Templar from stealing the Koh-i-noor diamond and recover a strange box that was taken from the order. Players must accomplish their mission as hostilities erupt between the Sikh Empire and Britain’s East India Company.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News

Rise of the Tomb Raider to launch online for PC on January 28

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

PC gamers itching to raid some tombs are in luck as Square Enix has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting Windows 10 later this month, on January 28. The PC version is being co-developed with Nixxes Software, and for those with the rigs, will support 4K resolution. The download-only release will be available in three versions: standard for $59.99, Digital Deluxe edition (with Season Pass) for $89.99, and Collector’s Edition (with Season Pass, 12-inch Lara Croft statue, replica of Lara’s journal and necklace, and steel case) for $149.99 from Square Enix’s online store.


PC News

Mega Man Legacy Collection physical editions detailed, dated

Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Physical Detail Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released new info about the physical edition of Mega Man Legacy Collection. Scheduled to launch on February 23, the 3DS version will be available as a $29.99 standard version and a $49.99 collector’s edition, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions will run $29.99. The handheld version will feature over 100 new art and history pieces in the Museum; also, owners of the original Mega Man amiibo will be able to unlock exclusive remix challenges. On the subject of amiibos, the collector’s edition will include not only the standard version’s two 3DS themes, 18-song compilation soundtrack, and 4 stickers, but also 6 post cards and an exclusive gold-colored Mega Man amiibo. PS4 and Xbox One owners will also receive the compilation soundtrack and stickers, plus a Robot Master cheat sheet.


3DS, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Rise of the Tomb Raider now available for Xbox 360, Xbox One

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Crystal Dynamics has sent Lara back into the wilds today with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. After surviving her initial outing, Lara is now setting out on her first tomb-raiding expedition to discover the secret of immortality. To get up to speed on what’s in store, check out the recent video series that covers survival skills, combat skills, and puzzles. As a bonus, players who log time with the game between now and November 30 will receive the golden Rattlesnake Revolver Skin.


Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s environments, puzzles explored in video

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Woman vs Wild 3 Trailer - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released the final video in their ongoing series Woman Vs. Wild for Rise of the Tomb Raider. For those who missed the first two videos, the first covered survival skills and the second combat skills. For the final video, Crystal Dynamics highlights the new translation system, environmental puzzles, and challenge tombs.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Rise of the Tomb Raider gets gritty in new Guerilla Combat trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Woman vs Wild 2 Trailer - Screenshot 1

The second episode of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s video series Woman vs. Wild has been released. The latest, Guerilla Combat, focuses on the combat skills and tools that players will have access to as they battle the well-armed forces of Trinity. The video runs nearly five minutes and features Lara sneaking around by creating distractions, going crazy with shotguns and assault rifles, and taking to the trees to get the drop on patrols. Weapon upgrades and skills are also covered, along with the crafting system.


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Woman Vs. Wild video series kicks off for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Woman vs Wild 1 Trailer - Screenshot 2

Microsoft has released the first of three videos in a new series for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Titled Woman Vs. Wild, each entry will focus on the various gameplay mechanics that players will utilize to see Lara through her adventure against man, beast, and nature. The first installment is Harsh Environments, which highlights some of Lara’s new survival skills.


Xbox One News

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Genesis, Master System themes out now

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sonic returns to Sega’s 3D Classics line today in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The $5.99 re-release brings back one of the franchise’s most influential entries, with the debut of Tails, Super Sonic, the popular Casino-themed levels, and the special half-pipe bonus stages. For details about the port, an interview with Sega producer Yosuke Okunari and M2 president Naoki Horii discussing its development has been posted over at Sega’s blog. A new series of system-specific themes for 3DS have also been announced, with the first two, based on the Genesis and the Game Gear (each $1.99), already available on eShop. Next up, in order of release, are the Sega Master System, Sega Mark III, Sega Saturn, Hi-Tech SegA, Sega SG-1000, and Sega Dreamcast.



(PlayStation 4 Review) Skylanders: SuperChargers

(PlayStation 4 Review) Skylanders: SuperChargers

“… successfully mixes racing and platforming for another age-friendly, goofy adventure. ”


PlayStation 4 Reviews