Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Rainbow Six Siege trailer highlights the British Counter Terrorist Unit

This is the first video of Inside Rainbow, a new series that highlights each unit in Rainbow Six Siege. The footage runs a little over two minutes and gives a brief history and gameplay overview of the British Counter Terrorist Unit, represented in the game by the SAS. A scenario involving a hijacked airliner shows a squad in action, utilizing some of faction’s specialties, including top-down entry, speed, and toxic gas.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Saint Seiya Soldiers adds Taurus’ Aldebaran and Leo’s Aiolia

Saint Super Seiya Soldiers Soul (PC, PS3, PS4) Character Announcement - Screenshot 1

Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul’s roster is expanding with news that Taurus’ Aldebaran and Leo’s Aiolia will be joining the fight. The announcement was accompanied by new character art and screenshots, over a dozen of which have been posted below.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Bungie to livestream tour of Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) DLC Episode 2 Twitch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bungie will be showing off the next Destiny expansion, House of Wolves, tomorrow on Twitch. Beginning at 1 p.m. (CST) on the studio’s official Twitch channel, Bungie community manager Deej will host a gameplay tour with creative director Christopher Barrett and community member Gothalion. The session will cover all of the material being added, including the new vendors and social space, The Reef.

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

Halo 5: Guardians gets GameStop-exclusive pre-order armor set

Microsoft has teamed up with GameStop to bring exclusive armor DLC to Halo 5: Guardians. All pre-orders will receive a download code to receive the Spartan Locke multiplayer armor set. The outfit comes with Hunter-Class Armor and a Hunter-Class Helmet, each of which augments the player’s capabilities by offering additional power and enhanced “situational and threat awareness.” A new trailer gives a glimpse of the kit in action.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Star Wars Battlefront to launch for console, PC on November 17

Electronic Arts has released a new trailer announcing that Dice’s Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17. The game will feature solo, co-op (couch and online), and 40-player versus missions across Endor, Hoth, Sallust, and Tatooine. Players will be able to play as characters from the original trilogy, including Boba Fett and Darth Vader, as well as pilot speeder bikes, snow speeders, AT-ATs, Tie fighters, and the Millennium Falcon. The video runs a little over two minutes long and features a forest battle powered by the game’s engine, showcasing a handful of the different abilities, vehicles, and races.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt goes goooooooold for console, PC

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Opening Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 2

Geralt’s return is nearing with news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold. The upcoming role-playing game will differ from its predecessors in that it will take place in an open world, rather than connected hub areas. All of that space is being put to use, as CD Projekt estimates that Wild Hunt contains over 200 hours of gameplay. His latest adventure will see Geralt tracking down the Child of Prophecy. And if that wasn’t enough, two downloadable expansions were also recently announced, with one estimated to be over 10 hours long and the other over 20.

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Opa-Opa returns! 3D Fantasy Zone II W blasts its way onto eShop

3D Fantasy Zone II W (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

As mentioned earlier this week, Sega has expanded their 3D Classics Series 2 today with 3D Fantasy Zone II W. The remastered version of the 1987 shooter gives Opa-Opa and company a bump up from 8-bit to 16-bit-style graphics as well as adds stereoscopic 3D effects. New features were also added, including a Stage Select option to save and resume games in progress, the ability to adjust the difficulty, and the new Endless Game Mode, a condensed version of the game set in Link Loop Land.

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Halo: Spartan Strike brings back twin-stick action, out for mobile, PC

Halo Spartan-Strike (iOS, PC, Windows 8) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Halo twin-stick shooter has gone live for mobile devices and PC, Halo: Spartan Strike. The $5.99 download-only release is set in New Mombasa during the events of Halo 2. Players take on the role of a Spartan in an ONI simulation, guiding UNSC troops through 30 missions set throughout cities and jungles. Throughout the missions, soldiers gain access to new abilities, weapons, and vehicles. Windows 8 versions also include support for weekly challenges, leaderboards, and Achievements with accompanying emblems, avatars, and nameplates.

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Apple Handheld, PC News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance dated for PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Ascendance PSN and PC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s second downloadable pack, Ascendance, is set to launch for PC, PS3, and PS4 on April 30. The $14.99 download will include four multiplayer maps, detailed below, the OHM hybrid two-in-one weapon, the OHM Werewolf variant, the Exo Grapple playlist, and the second part of Exo Zombies’ co-op story.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

New Attack on Titan trailer gives gameplay overview

A new Attack on Titan gameplay overview trailer has gone live. The brief bit of footage gives a quick glimpse at a variety of mechanics and modes, including the different moves possible using the omni-directional mobility gear, multiplayer, human and titan abilities, and character customization options.

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