Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Warner Bros. Interactive is sending adventurers back to Mordor today with the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The open-world action title takes place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and puts players in the role of Talion, a Gondorian Ranger of the Black Gate on a quest for revenge. After Sauron kills him and his family, Talion is resurrected by a Wraith Spirit and sets off to battle Sauron’s forces and discover why he was brought back to life. Each enemy Tailon faces will result in a procedurally generated encounter that is said to be unique to each player, with enemies featuring different strengths, appearances, and missions. And as part of their pact with the wraith, players will be able to control the enemies they encounter, forming an army of their own.

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Titanfall gets third DLC pack, IMC Rising, for PC and Xbox One

Titanfall (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One) IMC Rising DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Respawn has released Titanfall’s third download pack, IMC Rising, for PC and Xbox One. The $9.99 add-on features three new maps. The new entries include Backwater, a hidden colony; Sandtrap, a secret fuel extraction site; and Zone 18, a covert robotics factory. No word on when IMC Rising will be released for the Xbox 360 version.

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New Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae– screenshots released

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)  FFXV Demo Sept Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix released two new batches of screenshots today from Final Fantasy XV and Type-0 HD. First up is FFXV, and more specifically, the upcoming downloadable demo, Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae–. Duscae, which will feature the opening section of FFXV but with altered story elements, will be accessible via a download voucher that will be included with Type-0 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The shots show some combat against goblins, a few of the character close-ups, and a herd of giant Garula. The release also noted that all pictures were taken from in-game footage.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare co-op mode debuted in new trailer

A new trailer has been released for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Titled Power Changes Everything, the nearly three-minute-long video features the debut of the game’s four-player co-op mode, Exo Survival. The sci-fi-heavy action has infantry donning exo suits, cloaking, launching spiked grenades into faces, and using deployable zip lines to grab enemies.

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Dark Souls II DLC trilogy ending Sept. 30 with Crown of the Ivory King

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Ivory King DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King, the final release in the downloadable The Lost Crowns Trilogy, has been officially date for September 30. As with the first two entries, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King, the pack will add new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses. After this final journey, those who’ve braved the post-release adventure will claim possession of all the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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D4 to bring more Swery (very) soon, launching Friday for Xbox One

D4 (Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, the first episode in a new time-travel murder mystery from Deadly Premonition creator Swery, will be available tomorrow. Players will be able to swap between the controller or Kinect, with the latter offering a way to merge player and protagonist David Young with facial recognition and gesture replication. Kinect can be used while seated, or not at all. A ranking system will also show how the player’s moral compass aligned by comparing their actions to other players’ at the end of each episode.

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Xbox One News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD dated for March, to include FFXV demo

Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be arriving on digital outlets and store shelves on March 17. The new adventure, set on the world of Orience, is said to offer “a gritty worldview and an action-packed battled system.” It was also revealed that access to a demo of Final Fantasy XV, titled Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-, will be included. The demo, in the form of a download unlocked via voucher, will be unique in that it will include the same opening section as the final game but feature an alternative story progression. New trailers for both have been posted, and some new screens from Type-0 HD.

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Destiny gets The Vault of Glass raid, more content coming next week

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Content Update Announcement - Screenshot 3

Bungie has introduced Destiny’s first raid, The Vault of Glass. The six-player end-game event adds a new location to the game for players level 26 and above. Combined Arms, a new versus multiplayer playlist, is going to follow up the raid later this week, setting teams against one another in two modes on vehicle maps. Next week will also mark the debut of the game’s first timed event, Queen’s Wrath. Players will be able to take on new Bounties, unlock mission modes, and acquire some Legendary and Rare rewards. Queen’s Wrath will run from September 23 to October 6.

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Activision bringing Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to 360, PS3 this fall

Chivalry Medieval Warfare (360, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Torn Banner Studios is currently working with Mercenary Technology to bring their action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to 360 and PS3. The titles’ console debut will be available this fall as a download-only release, according to publisher Activision. In addition to the PC version’s four classes (Archer, Knight, Man-at-Arms, and Vanguard), 60-plus weapons, and ability to lay siege to castles and raid villages, the console version will also support 12-player multiplayer.

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Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen console, PC dated, media released

Rockstar has announced that the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V will launch on November 18 for console and January 27 for PC. A host of new, exclusive content was also revealed. In addition to graphical improvements, including higher resolution and greater draw distances, there will be new activities, weapons, vehicles, foliage system, new songs (100+), and DJ mixes. There will also be more wildlife and traffic, an enhanced weather effects, and improved damage effects. PS3 and Xbox 360 owners picking up one of the new versions will also receive some extras, including new activities (e.g., wildlife photography), shooting range challenges, weapons, and rare versions of vehicles from previous entries, such as a faster, nimbler Blimp. GTA Online is also getting a player limit boost up to 30. Pre-orders will also receive $1,000,000 in in-game cash for both the single-player portion and GTA Online.

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