Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Red Dead Redemption 2 bumped back to 2018, new screens released

It looks like the open plains will have to wait a bit longer. Rockstar has sent word that the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until spring 2018. The announcement states that, as the studio’s first game created from scratch for the latest consoles, it’s going to take additional time “to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.” It goes on to state that they “are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready.” It’s not all bad news, though, as they have also released a handful of screenshots and note that additional details will be coming along this summer. Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally slated to be released this fall.

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Shadow Warrior 2 launches digitally for PS4, Xbox One, with a freebie

Devolver Digital has released Flying Wild Hog’s melee-infused first-person shooter Shadow Warrior 2 for PS4 and Xbox One. The game is available at a discounted price during the two-week launch period, $34.99, and comes with a digital copy of the first reimagined Shadow Warrior. The game features a campaign playable solo or in online co-op, hand-designed and procedurally generated worlds, and a combat system that mixes magic, melee, and firearms.

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Destiny 2 livestream reveals Guided Games, Countdown, new screens

As mentioned yesterday, Bungie hosted a livestream event today debuting gameplay from Destiny 2. The story will allow players to once again don the armor of a Guardian, solo or with a friend, this time to take down the Red Legion. But the stream emphasized that players do not need previous experience with the series to follow the story. Given that it will be available for PC, and on Battle.Net at that, the game is being represented as a fresh start. Two features were also revealed, Guided Games and Countdown. The former allows players to search for teammates to tackle activities without having a set group, absent in some modes in Destiny, while the latter is a new competitive mode. A host of new screenshots have been released showing some of the content covered and can be found below.

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Bungie to livestream Destiny 2 gameplay tomorrow

Bungie will be hosting a premier livestream tomorrow for Destiny 2. Slated to begin at noon (CST), the stream will broadcast from an airplane hangar in Hawthorne, California, with developers demonstrating new mechanics during a first look at gameplay. To check it out, head over and bookmark their Twitch channel.

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Seasons after Fall leaps its way onto PS4 and Xbox One

After launching last September for PC, puzzle-adventure hybrid Seasons after Fall is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Swing Swing Submarine’s latest puts players in the paws of a magical wild fox that can change the seasons to work its way around hazards and solve environmental puzzles. If players find themselves stuck near a chasm, they can summon fall to bring rain that can then be frozen during winter to create a bridge.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Prey

“… a stunning experience that lingers in one’s thoughts much as it will surely linger on “best of” lists in six months’ time.”

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles overview video up

A new trailer has gone live for the recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles. The latest video features an overview of the gameplay from the upcoming compilation. Chronicles is set to bring together eight maps from a variety of Treyarch-developed titles, complete with updated graphics and the ability to use weapons from throughout the series.

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Retro-styled first-person shooter Strafe out now on Steam, PSN

Pixel Titans’ procedurally generated first-person shooter Strafe has been released for Mac, PC, and PS4. Published by Devolver Digital, the shooter, billed as “the much anticipated megahit video game from 1996,” features an arsenal of over 30 weapons, 20-plus enemy types, four zones, and compatibility with Oculus Rift. And pixelated gore. A lot of pixelated gore.

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Treyarch reveals Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles

Fans of the Zombies mode in Call of Duty will soon find a different kind of offering on Live, PSN, and Steam. Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles will include eight maps across the Treyarch-developed entries (World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II). The maps are being “completely remastered from the ground-up, delivering many of the classic, thrilling Zombies origins storylines with stunning visuals, enhanced audio and new gameplay, all updated for today’s generation of consoles.” AI is also said to be undergoing an update. Additionally, players will be able to use custom weapons, including guns found in Black Ops III, across all of the maps: Nacht der Untoten (Abandoned Bunker), Verruckt (Wittenau Sanitorium), and Shi No Numa (Jungle Swamp) from World at War; Kino Der Toten (Theater of the Dead), Ascension (Soviet Cosmodrome), Shangri-la (Exotic Jungle Shrine), and Moon (Lunar Base) from Black Ops; and Origins (WWI France) from Black Ops II.

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Talos I calls! Prey now available for console, PC

Prey returns today, courtesy of Arkane Studios. Bethesda Softworks picked up the dormant series after its sequel found itself stuck in development, and they found a new home for it with the creators of the Dishonored series. The result is a new take on the story, with players taking on the role of Morgan Yu, who awakens from cryosleep to find themselves on board the space station Talos 1. Yu realizes that they were the subject of strange experiments, which will come in handy, as a hostile alien force has overrun the station. With a mixture of shooter and light role-playing mechanics, players decide which of the alien powers to use, and how they will engage with other characters, as they attempt to find answers as well as stop the invaders.

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