Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Piranha Bytes introduces Elex’s The Berserkers in new trailer

The Berserkers are getting a proper introduction in a new faction trailer for Elex. The group shuns technology in favor of Medieval-era technology and magic, making them one of the stranger groups in Magalan. They can transmute Elex into Mana, which allows them to transform the world’s wastes into thriving woodlands. From their capital city, they plant their seeds to bring life back to the planet. Check below to see them in action.

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Space Hulk: Deathwing gets free content, console bound this fall

Space Hulk: Deathwing is heading towards consoles later this year, and to get things started, Streum On Studio has released the Special Missions Update for PC. Scheduled to launch this fall, the Enhanced Edition for PS4 and Xbox One will feature all of the new content and features that PC players will receive through free downloads. The first of those updates goes live today, adding Special Missions to multiplayer. These are available in Chapter 1 and are slated to be added to every chapter, offering randomly generated mission sequences and Genestealer spawns. Future updates will add new enemies, weapons, skills, multiplayer classes, and multiplayer progression system along with loot and class customization.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy gameplay video features Crash 2

A new gameplay trailer has been released in anticipation of Crash’s imminent return to gaming. The video features the Sewer or Later level from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, one of the games included in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. A narrator highlights some of the graphical and audio improvements made over the original. A pre-order bonus was also revealed, the Friends Pack, which will bundle the Bear It Dynamic Theme along with avatars of Polar and Aku Aku.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II receives first of five free content updates

Square Enix has released a free content update for Dragon Quest Heroes II. This marks the first of five updates that will add extended character-specific sidequests, Slime weapons, and extra multiplayer content. Today’s patch adds two sidequests, Episode Torneko and Episode Maribel & Ruff. The remaining updates and their content can be found listed below, along with a few new screenshots.

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Arkane, Bethesda release launch trailer for Prey

With its release closing in, just a few days away now, Bethesda has released a new launch trailer for Prey. After its whizz-bang overview, check out the other trailers covering the aliens, powers, and weapons found on Talos I. Console gamers itching to give it a try can currently download the Opening Hour demo, which include the first full hour of gameplay.

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Darksiders III sends Fury to take on the Seven Deadly Sins

THQ Nordic is returning to the Darksiders with the recently (and officially) revealed Darksiders III. The hack-and-slasher is currently in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and is scheduled for release in 2018. Gunfire Games, a studio said to be home to many of the franchise’s creators, is heading up development. In the new installment, players will take on the role of Fury, a mage that is ranked as the most powerful of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as she seeks to destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. The whip-wielding magician will find herself following the Charred Council’s orders into an open-world, ravaged Earth that’s been overrun by nature.

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Bandai Namco debuts action-RPG Code Vein with screenshots, trailer

An announcement trailer and batch of screenshots have gone live for Code Vein. The action role-playing game is set in a near future that has been devastated by a disease that has caused the collapse of mankind. A remaining group of Revenants known as Vein continue to fight, but their powers come at the expensive of their memories and a desire for blood. Players who succumb to their bloodlust will forsake what’s left of their humanity to become one of the Lost. The trailer features some of the weapon-based combat as well as a look at the companion system, which will allow players to team up with an AI partner.

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Gears of War 4’s May update goes live tomorrow with maps, rewards

The Coalition is set to release Gears of War 4’s May content update tomorrow. The download will feature two maps, the return of Gears of War 2’s Security as well as a newcomer, Dawn. Security has been given a graphical boost, shifting the setting to a dilapidated COG depository with working defense lasers, along with tweaks that are said to incorporate “Gears 4’s close-cover combat, Horde and proper support for respawn-based modes like TDM.” Dawn is set in an Outsider village set around an abandoned mining colony with two defensive structures, tight corridors, and open spaces. Lasers have also been adjusted, now turning on instead of off when a button is pressed in Horde. Other improvements include Multi-GPU support for Windows 10, a new Horde Variant, the return of Gnashers Only King of the Hill for Versus, craftable Locust Grenadier Elite, Season skin rewards, and Zombie Ben Carmine.

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Strafe gets several special editions, including physical copies

Devolver Digital is set to release three different collector’s editions for Pixel Titans’ Strafe. The upcoming procedurally generated first-person shooter will be available from Special Reserve Games as the Throwback Edition, complete with pogs and floppy discs; the Vinyl Edition with a two-disc vinyl set from Laced Records; and the PS4 Collector’s Box, which comes with a region-free copy of the game for PS4. All pre-orders come with an exclusive weapon, the VV-1N.

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Gundam Versus debuting stateside this fall for PS4

Playstation 4 owners will be able to control 90-plus Mobile Suits from over 35 years in Gundam Versus. The release will mark the series debut in North America, and is said to have been built from the ground up solely for PS4. The game supports two-versus-two as well as three-versus-three team battles, with players battling it out in mobile suits that have their own weapon systems and utilize new mobility options.

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