Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Assault Suit Leynos launching stateside this summer for PC, PS4

Assault Suit Leynos (PC, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rising Star Games will be bringing over Dracue Software’s updated version of Assault Suit Leynos. After hitting store shelves last year in Japan, the side-scrolling action title will finally be making its way to North America this summer for PC and PS4. The series is better known over here as Target Earth, which was released for the Sega Genesis in 1990 by DreamWorks. The updated version is said to follow the original closely but with improved visuals. As a bonus, the physical release for PS4 will come with a double-sided poster that features the art from this version as well as the original 16-bit Japanese release, which is hands down one of the best covers of that era.

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Doom multiplayer beta opening to all on April 15, DLC plans detailed

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id Software is opening up the Doom multiplayer beta to everyone beginning April 15. Through April 17, players will be able to jump into the beta without a code and try out two modes—Team Deathmatch and Warpath—on Heatwave and Infernal. Post-launch content was also announced, and will come in the form of updates for SnapMap and multiplayer. For SnapMap, the game’s map-making and sharing suite, there are plans to release new AI enhancements, features, modules, objects, and props. Multiplayer will receive free game modes as well as for-pay packs. The latter will add new maps, hack modules, playable demons, and weapons beginning this summer. Each drop will cost $14.99 each or $39.99 as part of the Season Pass.

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Gears of War 4 launching October 11, MP demo hitting April 18

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Microsoft has announced that Gears of War 4 will be launching for Xbox One on October 11. The fourth entry will begin a new story arc with a new set of characters setting out to face an unknown enemy. The game is said to harken “back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic” and that “fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay.” To get the ball rolling, a multiplayer beta is set to kick off on April 18 for anyone who has played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10. The beta will then expand on April 25 to include all Live Gold members.

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Quantum Break now available online, in stores for PC and Xbox One

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Remedy’s latest time-shifting action title Quantum Break has hit store shelves, Live Marketplace and Windows store for PC and Xbox One. To celebrate the launch, Remedy will be hosting a livestream on Twitch in a few hours (noon CST) with key members, including creative director Sam Lake, discussing the game from their studio in Finland. As Jack Joyce (Shawn Ashmore), players find themselves in a race to stop a world-shattering event. Mixing gameplay and live-action sequences, players watch their choices play out within the levels and during recorded episodes. As a bonus, every copy of the Xbox One version comes with a download for Alan Wake and its two add-ons.

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(Xbox One Review) Quantum Break

(Xbox One Review) Quantum Break

“… an action-packed, time-shifting adventure whose traditional gameplay is outpaced by its ambitious storytelling.”

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Degica porting action-RPG beat ’em up Code of Princess to PC

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Degica will be taking a break from their shooter streak later this month to release the beat ‘em up Code of Princess for PC. Originally released for 3DS, the Studio Saizensen-developed hybrid action-RPG and brawler will launch on Steam on April 14. As Princess Solange Blanchefleur de Lux, players will lead a group of four upgradeable warriors through a campaign playable solo or online with friends. Online versus will also be supported.

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Halo 5 – Ghosts of Meridian update to add new weapons, maps

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343 Industries has detailed their next free update for Halo 5, Ghosts of Meridian. Slated to go live next week, the new drop will add customization items, maps, vehicles, and weapons. The maps will add one to Warzone (Skirmish at Darkstar) and another to Arena (Tyrant). One of the new weapons is a Legendary gravity hammer dubbed Tartarus’ Gavel, which causes kinetic explosions as well as increases speed, jump height, and shield strength. 343 will be demonstrating the new content on Tuesday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel and on Halo Channel.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse detailed, hitting PS4 on April 19

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s second downloadable pack, Eclipse, will be launching on PSN on April 19. As with its predecessors, the drop will debut for PS4 with PC and Xbox One versions following afterwards. Eclipse will come with four multiplayer maps—Knockout, Rift, Spire, and Verge—with one being a re-imagining of World at War’s Banzai. Details for each can be found below. A new Zombies entry is also in the pack, Zetsubou No Shima. The latest chapter follows the Origin characters as they make their way to the Division 9 facility in the Pacific—during World War II.

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Doom live-action trailer, closed multiplayer beta go live

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Bethesda has released a new live-action trailer for Doom. With apologies to The Rock, the one minute of the lone marine battling demons is better than the entirety of the 2005 film. The video’s release coincides with the launch of the closed multiplayer beta. The beta is ongoing for all systems and runs through April 3. To get beta players up to speed on the mechanics, id has created a playlist of gameplay videos.

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Eli Roth directs Dark Souls III-themed trailer, The Witches

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) March Screenshots Announcement - Screenshot 5

Eli Roth has put his mark on the Dark Souls universe with a new animated trailer inspired by the series. Titled The Witches, the video isn’t a direct take from Dark Souls III but an original story set within its world. The tale finds a tired knight finding himself beset by three witches.

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