Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Batman: Arkham Knight now launching June 23, plus gameplay trailer

Rocksteady has rescheduled the worldwide launch for Batman: Arkham Knight from June 2 to June 23. To tide series fans over, a new, nearly eight-minute-long gameplay trailer was released. Titled Officer Down, the video follows Batman as he glides and zips around Gotham, engaging thugs in melee combat (for a 30-hit combo), saving injured officers, and destroying rides in the Batmobile. The footage was captured directly from the PS4 version.

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Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition extras detailed, new screens, trailer

Capcom has released some new details from their upcoming Devil May Cry 4 re-release, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition. Scheduled to launch this summer for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Special Edition will include the original game, three new playable characters (Lady, Trish, and Vergil), the original PC version’s wave-based Legendary Dark Knight Mode, support for 1080p at 60fps, as well as new costumes and skins. During the campaign, players will be able to complete Dante’s missions as Trish and Nero’s as Lady, while Vergil will have new moves and an updated look from his appearance in Devil May Cry 3. A new trailer and set of screenshots were also released; the screens are available below.

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The Reikland Reavers show off their moves in Blood Bowl 2 trailer

Cyanide has rolled out the first gameplay footage from Blood Bowl 2. The video features the human Reikland Reavers squaring off against orcs, demonstrating some of the 75 different skills. There’s also a glimpse of what the new engine brings to the series, including cheering fans, a dynamic camera, and improved animations. The official site has also been relaunched, offering more info on multiplayer and the eight playable races.

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Outlaws, Loom, The Dig, and more from LucasArts added to GOG.com

Outlaws (PC) GOG Announcement - Screenshot 1

Another batch of LucasArts titles has been added to GOG.com’s library. Six games are included in the latest set, three of which are making their digital distribution debut: the action-platformer Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, first-person shooter Outlaws (plus A Handful of Missions expansion), and point-and-click adventure Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. The remaining games, each 20% off as part of a launch promo, are all adventure titles: Loom, Monkey Island: LeChuck’s Revenge, and The Dig.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 out now in full online, as physical release

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Physical Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released the physical version of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The $39.99 set includes all four downloadable episodes along with two spin-off episodes, the Throwback Map Pack for Raid Mode, two extra characters for Raid Mode, and four alternate costumes. A patch will also add online co-op for Raid Mode on March 31. All four episodes can also be downloaded for $5.99 each and the spin-off episode for $4.99, or they can be purchased altogether digitally as part of the Complete Season pass for $24.99. The difference between the Complete Season and the disc version is the latter’s inclusion of Wesker in Raid Mode, the alternate costumes, and the map pack.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD now available for PS4, Xbox One

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy Type-0 has made the leap from PlayStation Portable to next-gen today. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features support for remote play with PS Vita, enhanced visuals, dual language options for voice overs and subtitles, and for Day One edition buyers, a download code for Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae-. For those non-importers out there, that being most of you, this action-heavy entry follows Class Zero, 14 cadets from the Dominion of Rubrum military academy, who are embattled against the invading Militesi Empire.

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Sega to flex its trunk with Tembo the Badass Elephant for console, PC

Tembo The Badass Elephant (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega will be giving Sonic a rest later this year when they unleash their latest weapon against the world’s evils: Tembo the Elephant. Or to use its PG-13 name: Tembo the Badass Elephant. The side-scrolling action title from Game Freak for PC, PS4, and Xbox One pits Tembo and his friend Picolo against the dangerous organization known as Phantom. After invading Shell City, the National Guard calls on the patriotic pachyderm to smash, punch, and butt slam his way through 17 levels of Phantom forces. It’s time to earn them peanuts.

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DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition available for PS4, Xbox One

DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fans of Ninja Theory’s take on Devil May Cry will get a chance to revisit an expanded version of their 2013 entry today with DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition. Available for PS4 and Xbox One, the set includes an enhanced version of the original game, upgraded to run at 1080p and 60fps, all downloadable content, and several new additions, such as Vergil being playable in Vergil’s Bloody Palace. The new survival mode features enemies and locations from the post-release downloadable bonus campaign Vergil’s Downfall. Some of the other new features include the addition of a configurable targeting option, gameplay balancing, new ‘classic’ skins, and a new difficulty level, Gods Must Die Mode.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number now available for console, PC

Hotline Miami’s story concludes today with the release of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number for console and PC. The sequel follows the original closely, as it was originally envisioned as downloadable content, so be sure to check that one out first. Returning players will find new characters with stories that reveal more about the 50 Blessings group.

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(PlayStation 4) Helldivers

(PlayStation 4) Helldivers

“… a funny, addictive twin-stick shooter that’s fun solo and even more so with friends but suffers from connection issues.”

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