Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Skills highlighted in new trailer for The Deadly Tower of Monsters

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Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot aren’t slouches in the adventuring department. To prove it, Ace Team has released a new trailer alongside a batch of screenshots highlighting the skills that the trio will call upon in the upcoming action title The Deadly Tower of Monsters. Landmines, energy barriers, time vortexes, and chain lightning are just some of the means with which the gang can battle such nefarious horrors as Mega-Gorilla and Mutant Octopus. Check out this post to get a better idea of what kind villains reside in the tower.

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The Deadly Tower of Monsters to launch at 33% off for PS Plus, Steam

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Ace Team’s upcoming action title The Deadly Tower of Monsters is receiving a two-week price drop. The promo will run from launch until February 2, with PS Plus subscribers and Steam users receiving a discount of 33 percent. A permanent bonus was also announced for Steam users, the Scarlet Nova digital calendar.

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Dying Light: The Following gets mystical in new story trailer

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Techland has released another story trailer for Dying Light: The Following. The upcoming expansion is said to have a bit more mystery, according to producer Tymon Smektala: “We all love some old good mystery, whether it’s X-Files or Twin Peaks, so that’s an element we’re introducing to our world…” The first story trailer revealed the need for the player to find a new location, while this one highlights those locations as well as their inhabitants, along with the newly added touches of mysticism.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India trailer highlights story, gameplay

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Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the upcoming second entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series, India. The video offers details on the backstory as well as several minutes of gameplay footage. As the assassin Arbaaz Mir, players must stop a Master Templar from stealing the Koh-i-noor diamond and recover a strange box that was taken from the order. Players must accomplish their mission as hostilities erupt between the Sikh Empire and Britain’s East India Company.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider to launch online for PC on January 28

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PC gamers itching to raid some tombs are in luck as Square Enix has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting Windows 10 later this month, on January 28. The PC version is being co-developed with Nixxes Software, and for those with the rigs, will support 4K resolution. The download-only release will be available in three versions: standard for $59.99, Digital Deluxe edition (with Season Pass) for $89.99, and Collector’s Edition (with Season Pass, 12-inch Lara Croft statue, replica of Lara’s journal and necklace, and steel case) for $149.99 from Square Enix’s online store.

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Xbox One holiday lineup sells 1 million each, Windows 10 doing well

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Microsoft announced some new stats for Windows 10 and Xbox One. On the PC front, Windows 10 is said to be active on over 200 million devices worldwide, with over 40 percent of new Windows 10 devices being activated since Black Friday. Over 11 billion hours have been spent using the new OS. In gaming, the heavy hitters of MS’ holiday lineup—Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Halo 5, and Rise of the Tomb Raider—have each sold over a million units. Over 350 games were made playable throughout the year, and Xbox users have accumulated over 4 billion achievements and 77 billion in Gamerscore. Backwards compatibility is also proving to be popular, with players logging over 15 million hours in the 100-plus titles that are now playable.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening hitting PS4 on February 2

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Awakening, the first downloadable pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, will be making its debut on PSN for PS4 on February 2. Four maps will be included, detailed below: Gauntlet, Splash, Rise, and a reimagined map from Black Ops II, Skyjacked. Players will find themselves in a military training facility that hosts multiple environments, an abandoned water park, and a construction site. In addition, Zombies’ downloadable story is being introduced with the first chapter, Der Eisendrache. Four characters—Dempsey, Richtofen, Nicolai, and Takeo—must fight their way through a medieval castle built on a cursed site.

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Doom, Fallout, more on sale in GOG.com promo, Bio Menace free

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GOG.com has launched a new sales promo for Bethesda’s catalog and added a new free game to boot. Several of Bethesda’s titles are up to 75% off, including the original Fallout titles, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom bundles, and the Quake series, while various Elder Scrolls titles are 66% off, such as Morrowind and Redguard. Two extras are also being tossed into the pot, with buyers receiving free copies of The Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall with any purchase. And as a bonus for everyone, 3D Realms’ Bio Menace is now available for free. The promo, part of the Happy Holiday Sales, ends next Tuesday.

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Meet the vile, high-tech inhabitants of The Deadly Tower of Monsters

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Atlus has released a new trailer highlighting the goofy fiends in Ace Team’s The Deadly Tower of Monsters. Inspired by older, and in some cases some might say cheap, sci-fi films, the monsters are designed after a time when practical effects ruled cinema. Big Blob, Lizard Man, and Pipe Worm are just a few of the top-tier villains awaiting in the tower.

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New video details Dying Light’s upcoming 250 Legendary Levels

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Techland has released a video going over the upcoming Legendary Levels that will be making their debut in an upcoming patch and in Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition. The studio will be boosting the game’s replayability considerably with the addition of 250 levels that will offer new emblems, outfits, skills, and weapons. As a reminder, all of the new content will be provided to current owners for free via an update.

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