Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Batmobile showcased in new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, screens

Warner Bros. Interactive has released a new trailer showing off the Batmobile from the upcoming Arkham finale by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight. The Batmobile Battle Mode Reveal Trailer details the combat mode’s loadout as it transforms for combat, pointing out all the guns, rockets, and gadgets that players will get to use in their battle for Gotham. A few action shots were also released for good measure.

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Homefront: The Revolution taking the battle to Philadelphia in 2015

The Red Dawn-esque first-person shooter Homefront left gamers in an America crumbling under the weight of its North Korean overlords, and it doesn’t seem much has changed. Co-publishers Crytek and Deep Silver have announced that the next entry in the series, Homefront: The Revolution, that will shift the action to Philadelphia, where the oppression continues. This time, players will be able to join a new resistance movement that will utilize guerrilla warfare to defeat the occupying Korean forces. The publishers promise unscripted firefights in an open-world city that features a day-and-night cycle, changing weather, recruitable resistance fighters, and items to craft into makeshift weapons. In addition to a single-player campaign, four players will be able to join up in their own group to battle it out in co-op multiplayer.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix coming to North America this year

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Final Mix versions of both Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep are set to hit stores later this year, according to Square Enix. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will include new abilities, cutscenes, mini-games, and weapons. Secret boss battles are also being added, as well as the HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded. New screenshots were released to coincide with the announcement, and a dozen have been added below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Ryse: Son of Rome – Morituri Pack launches, contest announced

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Morituri Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ryse: Son of Rome’s multiplayer received a new add-on today, the Morituri Pack. The $7.99 download includes three new arenas for Gladiator mode (Beacon, False Gods, and Revolution), two arenas for Survival mode (Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest), five arenas for Solo mode (the new Gladiator arenas plus Garden and Market), and the armor of Oswald, King of the Britons. Beacon tasks players with invading a barbarian camp, while False Gods has an Ancient Egypt theme and Revolution a post-collapse Western Roman Empire theme. Both Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest are filled with traps that spring during combat. A contest to discover the final Easter Egg was also announced, details are available below.

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Quantum Break coming in 2015, new trailer and screens released

Alan Wake and Max Payne creator Remedy Entertainment has provided a glimpse at the new Quantum Break details, including a gameplay demonstration, they are prepping for this year’s gamescom in August. To kick things off, a new video has gone live featuring creative director Sam Lake detailing the storyline. Three new action-centric screenshots were also released.

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Xbox One News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Wolfenstein: The New Order

(PlayStation 4 Review) Wolfenstein: The New Order

“… a surprising yet satisfying mixture of action and adventure.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Aiden bests Ratonhnhaké:ton, Watch Dog sets Ubisoft sales record

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Sales Data Announcement - Screenshot 1

A day after its release, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any other title they’ve shipped to date. No actual figures were listed, but previously, Assassin’s Creed III was Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game at 3.5 million units in its first week. Connor and friends can still be proud, though, as Assassin’s Creed III still holds the studio’s record of most-pre-ordered game, followed by Watch Dogs.

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Bethesda announces free-to-play, 32-player brawler BattleCry

Bethesda Softworks has announced a new multiplayer-only action title for PC, BattleCry. Currently in development at BattleCry Studios, the 32-player, free-to-play release will focus on team combat set within a world designed by Dishonored’s Viktor Antonov. In this new world, players must battle in WarZones after a devastating world war at the beginning of the 20th century led to nations banning gunpowder and traditional combat. Victory will reward successful warriors with new skills and effects as they climb the ranks as either a Royal Marine or a Cossack. To battle one another, players will have access to ranged and melee weapons that can transform as well as harness electricity for extra damage.

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Aiden Pearce is on the loose, Watch Dogs released for console, PC

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The new open-world hacking-slash-action thriller Watch Dogs is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As Aiden Pearce, players are on a quest of revenge to track down the murderers that killed his family. He’ll steal cars, get in shootouts, and hack into the city’s Central Operating System to use Chicago itself to find and eliminate his enemies. A free ctOS mobile app for Android devices, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch launched alongside the game, offering dual-screen support and a way for players to engage their friends when away from their computer or console. An eBook, Dark Clouds, is also available as a follow-up to the game’s story.

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Free-to-play Ace Combat Infinity takes off, now on PSN for PS3

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Combat Infinity, the first free-to-play entry in the series, has gone live for PS3. Available on PSN, the Project Ace-developed Infinity includes a single-player campaign, where players take on the role of a mercenary in the near future, and co-op missions. Alongside up to three other pilots, players will face off against another team to take down the most enemies. Progress opens up customization rewards for virtual pilots to tailor their craft in both single player and multiplayer. A series of special launch events were also announced, and details for each are available below.

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