Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Spawn scribe Jon Goff working on Crackdown 3

Crackdown meets Comic-Con with news that writer Jon Goff, who has worked on Spawn and Jack Rabbit, is taking on writing duties for Crackdown 3’s campaign story. Attendees will be able to hear more about his work this Saturday when he, along with others from the team, sits in for a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The group will discuss Crackdown 3’s characters and plot, along with the inspirations behind Goff’s approach.

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Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies detailed, screens and trailer released

Players are getting a new look at Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies by way of San Diego Comic-Con. A new video from Activision features Sledgehammer Games’ upcoming co-op adventure, with players trekking through a Bavarian village while on the hunt for art stolen during World War II. But there’s a secret within the town that will lead to an army of—you guessed it—Nazi zombies. The campaign will star the voices and likenesses of David Tennant, Elodie Yung, Katheryn Winnick, Udo Kier, and Ving Rhames.

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Free-to-play Orcs Must Die! Unchained now available for PS4

Robot Entertainment has released their free-to-play tower-defense-style title Orcs Must Die! Unchained for PS4. As the defender of a fortress, players must set out a variety of traps in order to fend off millions of orc invaders. As one of a dozen-plus heroes, they can also use special abilities in direct combat. Up to teams of three can participate in several different modes, including Sabotage, Survival, and Versus. PS Plus members who install the game automatically receive an exclusive pack of in-game currency, skins, consumables, and other extras worth over $20.

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PlayStation 4 News

Titanfall 2 – Operation Frontier Shield adds free maps, mode

Titanfall 2 is receiving the Frontier Defense mode by way of a new DLC drop, Operation Frontier Shield. The free download tasks up to four players with defending a Harvester against waves of increasingly difficult enemies across five different maps. Speaking of which, the update also adds two new maps, Rise and Township. The former features long sight lines with tight quarters, while the latter has little cover but a few houses with dense interiors. For-pay content is also being added in the form of XP-boosting Elite Warpaints for weapons and Titans. Players looking to try the game out can grab a free three-day trial of it beginning on July 28.

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Puzzle-styled shooter Superhot coming to PS4, PSVR next week

Stylish first-person shooter Superhot will be making its way to PS4 next week. Not only will be it be launching for the system, but the PSVR will also be receiving an augmented version for those who like their action extra surreal. PS Plus members are currently receiving two bonuses for pre-ordering, an extra 20% off as well as an exclusive system theme.

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PlayStation 4 News

Nidhogg 2 to be released digitally in August for PC and PS4

Nidhogg 2 has been officially dated for release next month, with console and PC gamers set to hit the battlefield on August 15. PS4 owners will be able to pre-order the game earlier, on July 18. Messhof has also recently gone into detail about the decision behind the game’s vastly different art style over at PlayStation Blog. In part, the change was to allow the developers more creativity: “…instead of minimalism, why not try out some maximalism? Animated faces, sweet outfits and hairstyles, bustling environments – the doors had swung wide and Nidhogg 2’s visual style was born.” The sequel will feature new weapons, solo and local versus with one-on-one combat, online with matchmaking, private matches, eight-player tournaments, 10 stages, 10 game variables, and customization items.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap soundtrack out, dated for Linux, Mac

Linux and Mac gamers will be able to try their hands at Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap soon, when it goes live next week on July 18. DotEmu, the game’s publisher, also announced that they have released the game’s soundtrack on Bandcamp and Steam. PS Store should at it shortly, too. The $4.99 download ($3.99 when bundled with the game) features 89 tracks, of which 33 are main tracks featuring live musicians and 56 are bonuses comprising alternative versions and rejected material. A Collector edition is also set to launch alongside a Classic version. Collectors will receive the game, the soundtrack, 10 collectible cards, a 24-page retro-style manual, a poster, and reversible cover with the original artwork.

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Sega releases digital pre-order bonus for Yakuza Kiwami

Virtual gangsters itching to relive their glory days can snatch a bonus by pre-ordering the digital version of Yakuza Kiwami. The remake of the original Yakuza is releasing next month, but early buyers can now score a free system theme that features series badasses Kazuma Kiryu and Akira Nishikiyama. Check it out below.

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PlayStation 4 News

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to kick off weekly livestream series

Bluehole will be livestreaming exclusive content for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Facebook Live. The studio will hold streams four times a month, with the first set to run today from 9 p.m. to midnight (CST). Community managers, along with community content creators, will host each event and walk viewers through that segment’s unique topic.

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PC News

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy bundle revealed

Bandai Namco will be launching a Naruto Shippuden collection on August 25 for console and PC. The compilation will feature all four titles from the Ultimate Ninja Storm series. The first three entries will be remastered for the current console generation, while all of the games, including the fourth, will have all of their respective major downloadable packs. The physical release also comes with a Steelbook case, art book, and at select retailers, bonus anime.

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