Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

En garde! Abyss Odyssey launches for 360, PC, and PS3

Abyss Odyssey (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s lovely 2D action-adventure title Abyss Odyssey has launched for 360, PC, and PS3. The side-scrolling release mixes elements of traditional one-on-one fighters, platformers, and role-playing games, making for another unique entry into the company’s library, following as it does the equally eccentric Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash. A combination of Art Nouveau aesthetics and Chilean folklore is mixed with three characters, persistent experience, and procedurally generated levels in an abyss ruled over by a shaman who gradually evolves to a final form as the community beats the game. The console versions are both on sale during launch week as well, with 30% off for PS3 and 33% off for 360.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Sniper Elite III

(PlayStation 4 Review) Sniper Elite III

“… isn’t as strong a title as its predecessor.”

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Ace Combat Infinity, Soulcalibur Lost Swords pass 1-million mark

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Ace Combat Infinity, the series’ first free-to-play entry, passed the one-million-download mark during May, according to Bandai Namco. To celebrate, Project Aces will gift every player who checks their notification about the commemoration before August 18 a free special aircraft, the Mirage 2000-5 -White Tiger-. The studio’s other free-to-play title, Soulcalibur Lost Swords, also surpassed one million downloads. A One Million Download Campaign was kicked off in honor of the milestone, and from July 9 to 23, players will be able to battle through a new campaign as well as take on special quests to unlock Ivy, Astaroth, and gift items.

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EA to kick off summer-long Battlefest for Battlefield 4 this weekend

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Dragon’s Teeth DLC

EA will be holding a summer-long event for Battlefield 4, Battlefest. The festivities will begin this week with a double XP weekend from July 12-13 and the start of the Battleshot screenshot contest. Battleshot will run daily until August 13, with gamers getting the chance to win an AMD graphics card, $50 gift card to the Dice Store, and a Battlefield 4 Premium membership by submitting screenshots based on different themes. Community Missions, beginning on July 15, will reward all players with free gold Battlepacks when community challenges are met. Free camo unlocks will take place each week as well. A month-long stunt video competition is also being held, with the community picking the top three from Dice’s favorite 12 to win special prize packages.

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Ace Team details Abyss Odyssey features in new gameplay video

A new overview trailer has been released for Atlus’ upcoming beat ‘em up Abyss Odyssey. Developer Ace Team goes over many of the game’s features throughout the seven-minute-plus video, including the challenge rooms, ability to steal souls, and procedurally generated areas as well as multiplayer’s local and online co-op options.

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Destiny beta dated, Ghost and Limited editions detailed

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Bta and CE Announcement - Header

Activision has released new details about the upcoming Destiny beta as well as three premium versions. Gamers who pre-order the game will be able to enter the beta at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 17 for the PS3 and PS4 versions and at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 23 for Xbox 360 and One versions. A PSN subscription is required to access some features, and Live Gold is required for all features. Maintenance will take place between beginning on July 21-22 and continue until July 27 across all platforms, at which point the beta will go back online. Three special editions were also announced and have been detailed below: Ghost Edition ($149.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99). The first two DLC packs, Expansion I and II, have been priced at $19.99 and the season pass at $34.99.

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite now on App Store for iOS

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, the iOS re-release of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, has hit the App Store. The $14.99 action role-playing game is based around the series’ traditional hunting-and-crafting system, with players taking down beasts of all sizes in order to harvest their hide and bone. The iOS version features higher resolution graphics, supporting up to 2048×1536 on iPad, optimized touch-screen controls, a more responsive camera, four-player co-op support over WiFi, and support for MFi controllers.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion DLC launches on Steam and PSN

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Invasion Live Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Invasion, Call of Duty: Ghosts’ third DLC pack, is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The download includes four multiplayer maps, three of which are new additions and one a revamped version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; Awakening, the next episode in the Extinction storyline; and several new Field Orders. Details are available below.

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Sniper Elite 3 deploys for Xbox and PlayStation consoles

Sniper Elite 3 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The British Army is calling up virtual snipers to once again stop the Nazi menace in Sniper Elite 3. As OSS Agent Karl Fairburne, players will be a part of the Long Range Desert Group as they push across North Africa and work towards destroying a new wonder weapon. Missions will take place in Tobruk, the Kasserine Pass, and through Gaberoun and Siwa Oases. Levels are said to be larger and more open than before, allowing for greater freedom of movement, while the x-ray kill cams more detailed. Versus and co-op multiplayer is also supported with a series of special challenges.

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn out for PS3, now on PSN

Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn on PSN for PS3. The Tecmo Koei-developed entry includes over 150 scenarios, 37 areas, and 100-plus playable Mobile Suits drawn from across the franchise, including Unicorn and Seed. Units can now form up with other suits for special attacks via the Burst System, all the better for taking down thousands (and thousands) of grunts. Local and online co-op play is also supported.

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