Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Lara takes the stealthy route in new Rise of the Tomb Raider video

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 1

Crystal Dynamics has put together a new gameplay video for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The latest footage highlights Lara’s less-lethal side, as she makes her way around an armed gang by sticking to the shadows and utilizing distractions. Nearly five minutes of play and not a single arrow to the neck? I didn’t know such a level of restraint existed.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

3D Gunstar Heroes now available on eShop for 3DS

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Treasure’s legendary action side-scroller Gunstar Heroes has been added to Sega’s 3D Classics line. 3D Gunstar Heroes, now available on eShop, features two versions (Japanese and International), local co-op, emulation options, stereoscopic 3D support, and new gameplay modes. The added modes include Mega Life (more health), Mega Shot (double damage), and Gunslinger (allows for players to discover new weapon combinations, a la Alien Soldier). The game’s extensive scrolling and high-intensity action made it particularly difficult to port to 3DS, and it was actually passed over previously. The technically minded curious about how it was accomplished can find some answers in a new interview with producer Yosuke Okunari and M2 president Naoki Horii at Sega’s blog.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets final piece of free DLC, New Game+

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) New Game Plus DLC Launch Announcement - Header

CD Projekt Red has sent word that the final piece of free downloadable content for The Witcher 3 has gone live for all versions, a New Game + mode. With this, all 16 pieces of free DLC are up for grabs. Instructions on how to get them are posted below, as well as a full list of what’s on offer, which includes new quests, contracts, armor, animations, and weapons.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta is a go for PS4

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) PS4 MP Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

The multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is now live for PS4. From today until Sunday, early buyers will be able to try out three maps, seven modes, eight Specialists (two of which haven’t been revealed), and weapon-customization options. For those that take part, a feedback form has been set up so that Treyarch can get an idea of players’ thoughts on the current state of multiplayer. Events are also planned during the period, but no info is as yet known as to what’s in store. To keep up to date on all of the events, keep an eye on Treyarch’s blog, which will be updated throughout the period.

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PlayStation 4 News

(Xbox One Review) Rare Replay

(Xbox One Review) Rare Replay

“… a great reminder that Rare is a company worth remembering, and in the year of their 30th anniversary, worth celebrating. ”

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Xbox One Reviews

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD launches on Steam for Windows PC

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

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is now on Steam for Windows PC. The PC version is said to more closely represent the director’s vision, adding new gameplay features and PC specific add-ons to the world. Other enhancements include an improved battle camera, scalable motion-blur settings, options for increased resolution, and support for controllers. Minimum and recommended system requirements are listed below.

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PC News

New Mad Max interactive trailer released, Choose Your Path

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A new interactive trailer has been released for Mad Max. The Choose Your Path video runs through a scenario that takes over two minutes to complete and allows viewers to decide how Max goes about tackling a variety of situations, loading a clip corresponding to their choice. There are three branches in total, three choices per branch, with each showcasing a different gameplay style. The video’s total run length is over seven minutes, the scenario looping several times so that viewers can follow multiple paths.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mad World returns in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launch trailer

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Microsoft has reached into their vaults for the latest trailer for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Fans of the original might recall a memorable TV spot featuring the song Mad World, and in a fitting nod to the 2006 version, Mad World returns for Ultimate Edition’s launch trailer. Check it out below. And as a reminder, all save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over to Ultimate Edition, which will also support several Xbox One features, including screenshots, Snap, and DVR.

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Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning dated for PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Reckoning Live Announcement - Screenshot 3

Activision has sent word that Reckoning, the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be launching on September 3 for PC, PS3, and PS4. Four new maps are included with the add-on—Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm—along with an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. Descent adds a new ocean-based Atlas locale, ‘fused’ enemy type, and Trident Reflected Energy weapon. Details on each of the maps can be found below.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Brigador hitting Steam Early Access on October 20, trailer released

Brigador (PC) Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new trailer has launched for the upcoming Early Access release of Brigador. The tactical action-heavy title from Stellar Jockeys will task players with escaping Solo Nobre. By completing contracts and making their way through the city, players will be able to earn cash to unlock new pilots, weapons, and vehicles. The Early Access version will feature 15 pilotable vehicles, 25 weapons, three factions, multiple pilots, and destructible environments. Twice as many vehicles and weapons are slated to be included with the official launch release.

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