Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD ships a million, FFXV feedback in focus

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4, Xbox One) Feb Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has shipped over a million units, according to Square Enix. The studio also announced that they will be hosting a player feedback special about Final Fantasy XV on an upcoming Active Time Report with director Hajime Tabata based on community feedback from Episode Duscae. Scheduled to begin on 1 p.m. (CST) April 27, the new episode will discuss the type of comments received and the development team’s plans on how they will address concerns and suggestions. Feedback can still be submitted here, until May 19.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Tower Of Guns lets loose on PSN for PS3, PS4, soon for Xbox One

Tower of Guns (PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PSN Launch Announcement - Screneshot 1

Grip Digital and Terrible Posture Games’ bullet-hell-style first-person shooter Tower Of Guns has launched for PS3, PS4 and will go up on Friday for Xbox One. The download-only release, described as “a pure FPS experience,” features randomized levels and enemies, upgradeable abilities, and modifiable gear. After dying, players retain their kit and powered-up abilities but return to the beginning of the tower to face new enemies and a new layout.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announced for console and PC, trailer up

Square Enix has revealed Eidos Montreal’s follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The sequel is in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and will take place two years after the events in Human Revolution, with humanity split between those with and those without augments. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, who is now an anti-terrorist agent with even more powerful augments, as he tries to navigate and uncover the mysterious forces who are attempting to manipulate the divided public.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get two add-ons, to be 10-20+ hours each

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 7

Despite being an estimated 200-plus hours, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting even bigger with the announcement of two downloadable expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski emphasized the size of the additions by referencing the pre-DLC era, when expansions were physical releases, packed to the brim: “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.” To that end, the studio aims that each “offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there,” with Hearts of Stone estimated at over 10 hours long and Blood and Wine over 20 hours long.

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

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Quantum Break release date rescheduled to 2016

Quantum Break (Xbox One) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Remedy’s upcoming action-adventure title Quantum Break has been bumped from 2015 to 2016, according to Microsoft. In the announcement, Remedy’s creative director, Sam Lake, thanked fans for their patience and noted that “the team is taking advantage of this opportunity to polish and fine tune the game to create the kind of standout entertainment experience they’ve come to expect from us.”

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Xbox One News

Rodea the Sky Soldier release date, Wii and Wii U bundle detailed

Rodea the Sky Soldier (3DS, WiiU) Announcement - Screenshot 7

NIS has revealed that the upcoming Yuji Naka- and Zin Hasegawa-developed action title Rodea the Sky Soldier will be hitting store shelves on September 22. In addition to the 3DS and Wii U versions, all of the first-print copies of the Wii U version will also come packed with the Wii version of the game in North America and Europe. For those who haven’t upgraded to the Wii U, the early prints will be the only way to snag a copy of the Wii version.

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3DS, Wii News, Wii U

Atlus bringing Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains stateside this May

And some more news out of Atlus with the announcement that they will be handling the North American and European release of Spike Chunsoft’s Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains for 3DS. Scheduled for release next month, the US version of Humanity in Chains will feature the latest additions of the Japanese version, which includes local and online four-player co-op, with ranking and leaderboards, as well as support for both the circle pad pro and New 3DS XL’s c-stick. The game will also retain the Japanese vocal track. As a member of the Scout Regiment, players must defend the city’s walls from Titan attacks alongside newcomers and series regulars, including Eren Jaeger and Mikasa Ackermann, as they pick their preferred scout to control and customize.

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3DS

Sunset Overdrive gets price drop, April Fools’ Day Achievement, DLC

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sunset Overdrive received a new downloadable expansion today, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machine. The $9.99 expansion adds a new side story that sees Sam setting out to save his mentor from the Fizzco Robotics Factory. His mission will see him battling new enemies but also gaining access to new amps, outfits, traps, and a massive controllable Energy Ball. A series of videos has been uploaded to the game’s official Youtube channel covering most of the additions: enemies, traps and amps, and weapons. An extra 200-point Achievement was also added for April Fools’ Day, and for those who haven’t picked the game up yet, Microsoft has permanently lowered the price to $39.99.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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DLC, PC News