Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Dark Souls III to launch next April, new gameplay video, screens up

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

FromSoftware’s next entry in the Souls line will launch next April, according to Bandai Namco. Dark Souls III, scheduled to ship for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, will task players with trekking through a new realm to learn its mysteries as they battle the Lords of Cinder. Skills will also be introduced, which will add attack modifiers to each weapon type that can result in anything from enemies being knocked out of guard to more powerful swings. A new gameplay trailer and screenshots were also released, check them out below.


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Fallout 4 video S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series continues with Perception

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Trailer 2 - Screenshot 1

The second video in the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series for Fallout 4 has gone live. The latest entry focuses on Perception, which includes its impact on V.A.T.S. and on getting away with stealing. The remaining attributes include Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck.


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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Jack the Ripper, planned DLC detailed

Assassins Creed Syndicate (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Jack the Ripper Announcement - Header

A Jack the Ripper add-on has been announced for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The story takes place 20 years after the events in Syndicate and teams players up with Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard to track down the infamous killer. Jack the Ripper will also be part of the Season Pass, which includes four other downloads that add new missions, gear, and weapons. The full list of included packs is available below.


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Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition, DLC now available

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) The Taken King Intro - Screenshot 2

Destiny: The Taken King is now available online and in stores. The expansion introduces a new enemy, King Oryx, who has unleashed his soldiers in revenge for the death of his son Crota. In addition to the quest to defeat Oryx, The Taken King adds three new Guardian subclasses, Strikes, and Crucible maps, along with the new King’s Fall Raid and new armor and weapons. King’s Fall will go live at noon (CST) on Friday, September 18. New players can opt to grab Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition, which also includes the first two expansions, The Dark Below and House of Wolves, for $59.99. For current players, The Taken Ling can be purchased by itself for $39.99. A one-time character boost, Spark of Light, will be included with both in order to get players up to level 25 so that they can take part in the new content.


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New Resident Evil-themed shooter coming 2016, Umbrella Corps

Umbrella Corps (PC, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has announced a new third-person shooter set in the Resident Evil universe for PC and PS4, Umbrella Corps. Slated to launch in early 2016, the game is an online-focused, fast-paced arena shooter with players battling in “short and brutal” matches set within small combat zones. As mercenaries, players will be able to utilize a cover system and arm themselves with traditional Resident Evil gear as well as some more experimental items. In addition to the standard grenade and pistol, there is a Tactical Shield that allows zombies to be used as cover, Terrain Spikes for squashing enemies, the Brainer for bashing in skulls, and a Zombie Jammer to repel zombies.


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20XX entering beta tomorrow on Steam Early Access

20XX (PC) Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

20XX, a cross between Mega Man X and a roguelite, is set to enter beta tomorrow on Steam. The update adds a co-op mode, both online and local. Currently implemented features include permadeath, 100-plus powerups, and procedurally generated levels.


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Gameplay video released for Wii version of Rodea the Sky Soldier

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NIS has released a new trailer showcasing the Wii version of Rodea the Sky Soldier. It was announced last year that the first-print copies of the Wii U version will come bundled with a copy for Wii, but until now, most of the media released has been focused on the former with little on the latter. This gameplay video marks the debut of the localized last-gen version, which makes for one of the better bonus pack-ins in recent memory.


Wii News, Wii U

Destiny: The Taken King live-action launch trailer released

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) The Taken King Live Action Launch Trailer - Header

A new live-action launch trailer has been posted for Destiny: The Taken King. The trailer, titled Evil’s Most Wanted, follows a Guardian Fireteam alongside their Ghost companion as they set out to take down the game’s new enemy, King Oryx. All set to Led Zeppelin, of course.


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Fallout 4 video series kicks off to explain how you’re S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 6

Bethesda has released the first in a new video series for Fallout 4 focusing on the player’s seven attributes. The classy trailer highlights the benefits of Strength. Upcoming videos will cover the rest of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system: Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck.


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New Dying Light tools contest, Beyond Dying Light II, open for voting

Dying Light (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Beyond Dying Light II Announcement - Screenshot 1

Techland has opened Beyond Dying Light II, the second Dying Light Dev Tools contest, for public voting. Five mods were selected by the production team, all of which are currently up for download through Steam workshop. Players can look forward to defending a replica of the pub from Shaun of the Dead, and trying to make their way through a house after being shrunk to the size of a bottle cap. Details for each are available below. Voting is open until September 13.


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