Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

(Xbox One Review) Dead Rising 4

“… brings back the addictive over-the-top action of its predecessors, but not all of the changes made to the open-world formula are positive.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Destiny: Rise of Iron – The Dawning event kicks off today

Bungie has begun the latest event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning. The event adds new quests, bounties, gear, emblems, emotes, and more. A record book with new challenges has also been added, while the Sparrow Racing League returns with two additional tracks, one set on Earth and the other on Mercury. Players will also find a new mode, Strike Scoring. Full notes can be found here.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Shadow Warrior 2 gets free trial-based DLC, The Way of the Wang

Shadow Warrior 2 received a new free download pack today, The Way of the Wang. The seven-trial drop adds an area in the game’s hub town that allows access to trials that unlock new weapon gem slots, weapon upgrades, and crafting abilities. Those that are able to complete the final mission, Trial of the Ancient God, will receive a new weapon, the Fist of Gozu. Additionally, the game will receive three new Insane difficulty levels and five extra achievements. For those on the fence, it’s currently 25 percent off as part of a weekend-long promotion.

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DLC, PC News

Dragon Quest Heroes II coming to North America, media released

Dragon Quest’s spin-off train will continue next April with the release of Dragon Quest Heroes II. Scheduled to release on the 25th, the action-heavy role-playing game will once again put players in the middle of hordes of enemies, only now they are on a mission to restore peace to the Seven Realms. This time, players can get some help from others, as multiplayer will be supported for up to four players online. Two new characters are also being introduced, cousins Lazarel and Teresa. Check out the opening cinematic below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Doom trailer highlights bots, new mode, more in Free Update 5

A new gameplay video has gone live showcasing Doom’s Free Update 5. The update brings a variety of additions and changes, including the new competitive mode Infernal Run for Multiplayer, where teams fight for a ball to score in their opponent’s goal; bot support in the original maps in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch; and a rank extension to Echelon 11, which unlocks the Doom Marine Armor (Praetor Suit). SnapMap also receives some goodies, including additional elements from the campaign, Lazarus Lab-themed modules and props, and the Doom Marine in the traditional armor. Full details can be official blog.

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Dead Rising 4 now available for PC, Xbox One, plus a how-to video

Frank West returns to Willamette Mall today with the release of Dead Rising 4. To celebrate the zombie-slaying photographer’s homecoming, Microsoft has called in Cameron Carlson, a member of the Zombie Research Society, to discuss the key elements of surviving a zombie outbreak with Major Nelson. Topics covered include where to find food, how to find the best cover, and most appropriately, how to create makeshift weapons out of everyday products.

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PC News, Xbox One News

PSX 2016 – Bandai Namco: Ace Combat 7, Ni No Kuni II

Bandai Namco had two big sequels on hand at PS Experience 2016, the Level 5-developed RPG Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and the cinematic flight combat sim Ace Combat 7. Both received new trailers, as well as a host of new screenshots, a few of which feature the VR-enabled view for Ace Combat 7. Everything can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News

PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning

Crash is set to return next year in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The bundle will feature remasters of the first three titles: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Vicarious Visions is rebuilding each game from the ground up, adding new lighting, animations, environments, and cutscenes. The audio is also being updated with a revamped soundtrack and new dialogue recorded with some of the original actors. The three will also support a unified save system, a similar checkpoint system, and analog stick functionality. Lastly, Bungie will kick off a three-week-long event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning, on December 13. The winter festivities will include new Quests, Bounties, and customization items, plus an additional Record Book and game mode, Strike Scoring. Sparrow Racing League will also return, complete with two new tracks, one on Earth and the other on Mercury.

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Articles, PlayStation 4 News

PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018

They keep pulling me back in! Sega will be releasing two new Yakuza titles for PS4: Yakuza Kiwami, a remastered version of the original Yakuza, in 2017 and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018. Kiwami is set to be a complete overhaul with graphical assets recreated from scratch for 1080p/60fps support and dialog re-recorded by the original Japanese cast. Additionally, the game will be beefed up with an extra 30 minutes of cutscenes, expanding the backstory and tying it to Yakuza 0, and new districts, adding Pocket Circuit car racing and other activities. The combat is also being revamped to utilize the updates from Yakuza 0. On a final, odd note, Majima will randomly pop up for a quick fight. Lastly, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which will continue Kiryu’s adventure, has had its digital and physical North American release confirmed for early 2018.

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PlayStation 4 News

PSX 2016: DotEmu – Wonder Boy, Windjammers, and Ys Origin

DotEmu is embracing the past for their upcoming releases. First up is Lizardcube’s upcoming Wonder Boy title, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, which received its second developer diary. The video highlights the re-imagined soundtrack from the Wonder Boy III remake. They also announced two new PS4 and PS Vita titles for early 2017: Ys Origin and Windjammers. Ys Origins will release on February 21, offering players a chance to play the prequel on console, taking place 700 years before Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished. Some new, undetailed features are also being included, with the title itself being ported by DotEmu. The Neo Geo classic Windjammers is also returning. The futuristic sports title pits two players against one another as they attempt to fling a disc into their opponent’s net by using powers and ricochet shots. It will support five game modes, including online versus (do I hear an angelic choir?), along with leaderboards and trophies.

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