Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Fable Legends to be free-to-play for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC

Fable Legends (PC, Xbox One) Free-to-Play Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lionhead’s Fable Legends will be a free-to-play release for Xbox One (Xbox Live Gold required) and Windows 10 PC, according to Microsoft. The game will feature regular rotation of heroes (four-character sets, with saved stats and heroes permanently attainable through progression or by purchase), earnable in-game silver but purchasable gold, the ability to lay traps, and the option of purchasing the allegiance of creatures. A FAQ was posted with additional details, and for the especially curious, a video with the game’s director, David Eckelberry, explains the development team’s design philosophy.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event offers discounts, new games

Helldivers (PS4) PSN Spring Fever Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony has announced their plans for this year’s Spring Fever PlayStation Store event. The eight-week-long promo will feature additional discounts for PS Plus members and general discounts for everyone. While some of the bigger franchises will be included in the sale, such as Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and God of War, the new titles, set to launch one per week, are especially interesting. Some of the highlights are the PS4 version of Jamestown+, with four-player support, and several cross-buy titles, including Helldivers, Metal Slug 3, and Shovel Knight. The full list of titles and release dates is available below.

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Dragon Quest Heroes coming stateside for PS4, dated for 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

In a surprise announcement, Square Enix has revealed that they will be bringing over Dragon Quest Heroes later this year. The Dynasty Warriors-style brawler is releasing this week in Japan and was co-developed by Omega Force and Koei Tecmo, who were recently involved in the development and publishing, respectively, of Hyrule Warriors. The action role-playing game will feature similar gameplay, with players facing hordes of enemies as they gain experience and new gear.

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PlayStation 4 News

Mastiff to release Falcom’s Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure for PC

Gurumin A Monstrous Adventure (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Mastiff has announced that they will be publishing Falcom’s PC action role-playing game Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure on March 30. As Parin, players will control a young girl who is invited to a Monster Village after befriending one of its inhabitants, shortly before it’s invaded by Phantoms. After hearing about a powerful weapon known as the Legendary Drill, she sets out to acquire it and drive out the Phantoms. The game will feature over 30 stages, real-time combat, unlockable characters, mini-games, multiple endings, and voiced dialog.

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PC News

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode 1 now on PSN, Feb. 25 on Live

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

Capcom has released the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PSN for PS3 and PS4. Episode 1 will launch tomorrow on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One and on Steam for PC. The sequel begins with Claire Redfield, now an agent for the anti-bioterrorism group Terra Save, working alongside Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, to escape the clutches of kidnappers. In search of the two, Barry encounters Natalia Korda, a young girl with the power to sense enemies, whom he recruits to find Moira. Players must switch between the pairs in order to avoid enemies and find their way off a deadly island.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord out for console, PC

A new downloadable pack has launched for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Bright Lord. The new story add-on allows players to take control of Celebrimbor as he undertakes a 10-mission quest to defeat the Dark Lord. The set also includes a new skin, the option to play as Celebrimbor in the main campaign, Elven Archery abilities, a rapid-fire bow, new Test of the Ring Challenge Mode, higher-level enemies that offer Level 30 Runes, and a boss fight against Sauron.

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GTA Online getting Heists on March 10, PC GTAV releasing April 14

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Heists and PC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has announced that Heists will be added to GTA Online on March 10. Heists have long been in the works, and when released, will allow for up to four players to team up for multi-part raids and robberies. More info should be available soon, including details on other new content currently in the works. The studio also revealed that the PC version of GTAV has been pushed back from March 24 to April 14, with the reason behind the delay being that “a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.” To hold players over, nearly a dozen new Heist screenshots were released to showcase the upcoming mode.

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Dozen-plus new Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- screens released

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae (PS4, Xbox One) Demo Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new set of screenshots has been released from Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-. The 13 shots show more of the Duscae region as well as the game’s camp system, the job board, and some of the missions that Noctis and his friends will undertake.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Haemimont’s action-RPG Victor Vran now on Steam Early Access

Victor Vran (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tropico developer Haemimont has released a new title through Steam Early Access, Victor Vran. The isometric action role-playing game features multiple weapon types, demon powers, destiny cards, evasive maneuvers, and game-modifying Hex items. The Early Access version includes four weapon types, two regions, keyboard and mouse as well as controller support, Hex items, destiny cards, and the option to create custom character builds. The current build is said to offer an estimated six-plus hours of gameplay, and more weapon types are being prepared for future updates.

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PC News

NIS reveals Danganronpa Another Episode, Rodea the Sky Soldier

Rodea the Sky Soldier (3DS, WiiU) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS held their press event recently and released new trailers and screens for four upcoming titles, two of which were revealed at the show. In addition to a new trailer for Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, a new Danganronpa was debuted, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, and a new action-adventure title for 3DS and WiiU from Sonic creator Yuji Naka, Rodea the Sky Soldier. Check below for additional details and media.

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