Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Gears of War 4 to get maps, difficulty, more with Rise of the Horde

Gears of War 4 is said to be getting its biggest update yet with the impending release of Rise of the Horde. Scheduled to launch on June 6, the free update will add 15 Horde Skills (three per class), Level 6 Skills, Loot Drops, additional difficulty levels for Campaign and Horde (Inconceivable and Ironman), and other tweaks to Horde. Also this month, two maps are returning from previous entries, Gears of War 2’s Avalanche and Gears 3’s Rust Lung. A trial is also slated to take place between June 9-15, offering players the chance to try the game for free for 10 hours, which includes the first campaign act and full access to Horde and Versus. Season Pass Holders will receive five exclusive Horde Skills when the update goes live. A full rundown of the changes can be found here.

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Action role-playing game Elex releasing this fall, new trailer released

Piranha Bytes’ sci-fi-themed action role-playing game Elex has been officially dated for October 17. The open-world adventure will be set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by several warring factions. To offer a better look at what’s in store, from character progression to potential alliances, the studio has released a new CG trailer. A Collector’s Edition was also revealed, which will come with a figurine, amulet, soundtrack, artbook, and cloth map.

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Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD now on PSN for PS4

Arc System Works’ mech-heavy action role-playing game Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD has been released for PS4. The digital-only title is set after World War IV, with much of humanity living in underground shelters after the betrayal of the mech suit Gear units. After the survivors attain their own customizable Gear suits, they set out to destroy the traitorous Rage units. The story mode follows humanity’s last stand, while an arena mode allows players to duke it out with the AI. The North American release bundles all previous downloadable packs, which includes additional armor, missions, weapons, and the Old Hero and Broken Gears of Time drop.

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PlayStation 4 News

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 update addresses player feedback, bugs

A new update has been released for the console and PC versions of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. The patch is said to focus on stability and bug fixing, and incorporate player feedback for general improvements. Version-specific adjustments are also included. A handful of the major updates noted include “reduced loading times, fixed game freezes, fixed discovering new Points of Interest, fixed saving issues of completed Points of Interest, fixed an issue that could cause the save files to become corrupted, fixed crash during Party Crasher mission along with numerous other improvements and changes to the game.” A full list can be found here.

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Blazing Star, Last Blade, dozen more SNK titles added to GOG.com

SNK has brought several of their lines to GOG.com. Fifteen of their arcade hits have been added to the DRM-free platform, including Baseball Stars 2, Blazing Star, Fatal Fury Special, Last Blade, Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown (1, II, and the elusive V Special), Shock Troopers, and The King of Fighters (2000 and 2002). Some of them support GOG Galaxy features, such as achievements, leaderboards and multiplayer. The games can be purchased individually or as a part of three bundles, and are discounted from 50-75% off.

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Titanfall 2 – Monarch’s Reign adds new Titan and reimagined map

Titanfall 2’s latest download pack, Monarch’s Reign, has gone live. The drop adds the seventh multiplayer Titan, the IMC’s reverse-engineered Vanguard-class Titan dubbed Monarch. Their take focuses on support options with a unique Upgrade Core that allows for improved combat abilities during battle based on Pilot-set options. Players can also recharge the unit’s shields by drawing power from enemy or friendly Titans. Relic, a map from the original Titanfall, also returns, now set in the wreck of the IMC carrier IMS Odyssey. The pack also adds for-pay cosmetic items, art packs, and a callsign pack.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) The Surge

“… a solid sci-fi-styled take on the third-person action genre that succeeds largely due to its addictive, varied combat system.”

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana dated for September 12

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be released in stores and online on September 12 for PS4 and PS Vita, and digitally for PC. The new adventure, the first in eight years, will once again find Adol battling his way throughout a dangerous land. His latest outing finds him shipwrecked alongside fellow passengers on a cursed, isolated island that also happens to be crawling with beasts. After creating a makeshift village, Adol must set out to uncover the mysteries of the land. For players who prefer the original voice tracks, the game will sport both English and Japanese audio tracks.

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War returns! Darksiders Warmastered Edition released for Wii U

Link’s adventure won’t be the last for Wii U owners with the return of the first Horseman of the Apocalypse, War. The demon- and angel-slaying demigod is back in the digital and physical release of Darksiders Warmastered Edition. The $19.99 action-heavy adventure follows the horseman as he battles the forces of Heaven and Hell throughout a desolate Earth. The revamped version sports a higher resolution and other graphical as well as performance improvements.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap headed to PC on June 8

Lizardcube’s charming update of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is making its way to PC next month. Publisher DotEmu has announced that the studio will be launching the title digitally through GOG and Steam on June 8. The game is currently downloadable for consoles via eShop, Live, and PSN.

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