Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition now available for PS4

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Atlus has released an updated version of Abyss Odyssey for PS4, the Extended Dream Edition. The original release of the 2D action platformer is already available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and now next-gen owners—well, current-gen—will get the chance to experience the lovely, challenging adventure in 1080p. In addition to graphical improvements, the game features all updates released for PC, which includes expanded move lists and multiplayer support for two players locally and four players online in duel mode. PS Plus subscribers can currently grab it or the PS3 version for 40% off.

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NIS announces exclusive Samurai Warriors 4-II limited edition for PS4

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NIS will be releasing a limited edition of Samurai Warriors 4-II for PS4. The special version will launch on September 29 exclusively through their online store, and will come packed with an 80-page art book, a 13-track CD, and a collector’s box. Koei Tecmo is handling traditional retail and digital publishing duties for the standard edition. The latest entry in the series will feature revamped combat and character-progression mechanics, 13 chapters, nine characters (including a new addition), and a wave-based challenge mode, Endless Castle.

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Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on Xbox.com, Xbox One dash

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Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from Xbox.com or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Xbox One News

Minecraft Console Edition gets Greek Mythology Mashup Pack

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Minecraft players can add a touch of ancient Hellas to their worlds today. The Greek Mythology Mashup Pack for Minecraft Console Editions bestows the blessings of Ares, Artemis, Athena, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus and more, as well as adds custom textures, a new interface, 39 unique skills, and an orchestral score by Gareth Coker. Over three dozen gods are included in the pack, check below for the full list.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Victor Vran leaves Early Access, now officially available for PC

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Demon hunter Victor Vran has set off from Early Access to track down even fiercer monsters in the full release of, er, Victor Vran. The action-heavy role-playing game from Haemimont Games features a gear-based progression system, over 400 challenges, dynamic difficulty, a campaigned estimated to last 20 hours, and four-player online co-op. Players can also expect two-player local co-op and three DLC packs in the coming months. The free packs are currently in development and will add a new weapon type that expands spellcaster abilities (The Tome of Souls), a new character-build-expanding outfit (The Highlander Outfit), and a map with a random layout and daily challenges (The Cauldron of Chaos).

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition goes gold, new intro, doc videos out

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Microsoft has sent word that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone gold and is now available for digital pre-download. The game is available in two flavors, the $39.99 Standard Edition and the $59.99 Deluxe Edition, each of which comes with pre-order bonuses for early buyers. The former includes multiplayer skins for Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya, as well as the Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin, while the latter adds 10 animated weapon skins, 36 standard weapon skins, and Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin in multiplayer. Coalition also released two new videos to offer a better look at the revamped visuals and design process. Both the new opening cinema and behind-the-scenes look are viewable below.

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Xbox One News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Tembo the Badass Elephant

(PlayStation 4 Review) Tembo the Badass Elephant

“… as frustrating as it is funny …”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Breach & Clear: Deadline now available on Steam

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Mighty Rabbit and Gun Media’s top-down tactical shooter Breach & Clear: Deadline has launched on Steam. As squad leader, players must lead their soldiers through Harbor City to discover the source causing the dead to reanimate. The game has been available in an early form for some time, but today it leaves Early Access for its official launch. Its time in Early Access allowed for more than just bug fixes and gameplay adjustments, though, as fan feedback led to the creation of a new co-op mode for the release version.

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Tembo the Badass Elephant set to rampage tomorrow for console, PC

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Game Freak will be doing its bid to defend the world against the Phantom Army tomorrow by calling up the only hero capable of saving the day, Tembo the Badass Elephant. Global victory will require battling through 18 levels of side-scrolling action, packed with gun-toting soldiers and environmental hazards. And for the budget-minded readers, a 10% discount is still on offer across all platforms.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Watch Warren Spector and other devs play, discuss original Deus Ex

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Deus Ex creators Chris Norden, Sheldon Pacotti, and Warren Spector play through their groundbreaking title in a new video from Square Enix. The trio offer insight into the game’s development as well as dig into their memory banks for some anecdotes and secrets. The one-hour Let’s Play is a part of the buildup to the franchise’s 15th anniversary, and the first of several planned events. To find out more about upcoming activities, head over to the Deus Ex Twitter account and Facebook page.

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