Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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(3DS Review) Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+

(3DS Review) Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+

“… not an essential upgrade for owners of the original, but it is nevertheless a good game.”

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3DS Reviews

LA Cops hitting the virtual streets on March 13 for PC, Xbox One

Team17 has released a new trailer for Modern Dream’s upcoming ‘70s-style action title, LA Cops. A release date was also announced, with PC and Xbox One gamers set to start kicking down doors and taking down the dealers on March 13. After choosing a pair of officers from six different candidates, players must guide them through 13 levels and make sure the two watch each other’s back while they take down gun-toting baddies. Stay frosty out there, you loose cannons.

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Rockstar releases 15 new screens from Grand Theft Auto V for PC

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Rockstar has released over a dozen new screenshots from the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. The studio also announced another digital pre-order bonus, with PC gamers getting the chance to score $300,000 of in-game cash for Grand Theft Auto Online by ordering the digital version from Rockstar Warehouse and other outlets. For those who have already pre-ordered either the physical or digital version, that is in addition to the $1.2 million already on offer.

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Fable Legends to be free-to-play for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC

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Lionhead’s Fable Legends will be a free-to-play release for Xbox One (Xbox Live Gold required) and Windows 10 PC, according to Microsoft. The game will feature regular rotation of heroes (four-character sets, with saved stats and heroes permanently attainable through progression or by purchase), earnable in-game silver but purchasable gold, the ability to lay traps, and the option of purchasing the allegiance of creatures. A FAQ was posted with additional details, and for the especially curious, a video with the game’s director, David Eckelberry, explains the development team’s design philosophy.

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Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event offers discounts, new games

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Sony has announced their plans for this year’s Spring Fever PlayStation Store event. The eight-week-long promo will feature additional discounts for PS Plus members and general discounts for everyone. While some of the bigger franchises will be included in the sale, such as Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and God of War, the new titles, set to launch one per week, are especially interesting. Some of the highlights are the PS4 version of Jamestown+, with four-player support, and several cross-buy titles, including Helldivers, Metal Slug 3, and Shovel Knight. The full list of titles and release dates is available below.

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Dragon Quest Heroes coming stateside for PS4, dated for 2015

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In a surprise announcement, Square Enix has revealed that they will be bringing over Dragon Quest Heroes later this year. The Dynasty Warriors-style brawler is releasing this week in Japan and was co-developed by Omega Force and Koei Tecmo, who were recently involved in the development and publishing, respectively, of Hyrule Warriors. The action role-playing game will feature similar gameplay, with players facing hordes of enemies as they gain experience and new gear.

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PlayStation 4 News

Mastiff to release Falcom’s Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure for PC

Gurumin A Monstrous Adventure (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Mastiff has announced that they will be publishing Falcom’s PC action role-playing game Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure on March 30. As Parin, players will control a young girl who is invited to a Monster Village after befriending one of its inhabitants, shortly before it’s invaded by Phantoms. After hearing about a powerful weapon known as the Legendary Drill, she sets out to acquire it and drive out the Phantoms. The game will feature over 30 stages, real-time combat, unlockable characters, mini-games, multiple endings, and voiced dialog.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode 1 now on PSN, Feb. 25 on Live

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PSN for PS3 and PS4. Episode 1 will launch tomorrow on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One and on Steam for PC. The sequel begins with Claire Redfield, now an agent for the anti-bioterrorism group Terra Save, working alongside Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, to escape the clutches of kidnappers. In search of the two, Barry encounters Natalia Korda, a young girl with the power to sense enemies, whom he recruits to find Moira. Players must switch between the pairs in order to avoid enemies and find their way off a deadly island.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord out for console, PC

A new downloadable pack has launched for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Bright Lord. The new story add-on allows players to take control of Celebrimbor as he undertakes a 10-mission quest to defeat the Dark Lord. The set also includes a new skin, the option to play as Celebrimbor in the main campaign, Elven Archery abilities, a rapid-fire bow, new Test of the Ring Challenge Mode, higher-level enemies that offer Level 30 Runes, and a boss fight against Sauron.

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