Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Techland has a proposition: drink water, get free Dying Light DLC

Dying Light (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Intro Cinematic Announcement - Screenshot 2

Dying Light developer Techland posted a joke yesterday on Twitter promoting delicious, delicious water. Whoever posted a picture of themselves drinking water and promoted it with the hashtag DrinkRightDyingLight would receive a docket code for a free premium weapon. The studio is doubling down on the surprise promotion by creating new, free downloadable packs. The exact number of which is dependent on the number of people who post a picture of themselves drinking water on Twitter with the tag #DrinkForDLC. The first goal is a perk, given that there have been nearly 5,000 tweets already, which is a 50% XP boost to player agility for 24 hours, beginning this Sunday. Check below for the full breakdown. All previous tweets count towards the new DLC.

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Catch up with Yakuza with new video series, World of Yakuza 5

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Sega is laying the groundwork for the return of Yakuza with the first of a three-part video series, Welcome to the World of Yakuza 5. The nearly six-minute-long video features Sony’s Director of Third Party Production and Developer Relations Gio Corsi interviewing Yakuza 5’s General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. Topics covered include what the duo value most as creators, the storyline, and the inspiration behind the series.

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Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition now online for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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The Devil May Cry series returns today with the release of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition. The $24.99 download includes an updated version of the 2008 original with support for 1080p and 60fps, three new playable characters (Lady, Trish, and Vergil), two new modes (Legendary Dark Knight and Turbo), and new costumes. The original game has also been tweaked with “a rebalanced combat system that improves game tempo and gameplay balance.”

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Batman: Arkham Knight launching tomorrow, trailer released

Batman Arkham Knight (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Gameplay Trailer - Screenshot 5

Warner Bros. has released the launch trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. Rocksteady’s return to the series will be released tomorrow for console and PC, and the trailer offers a two-minute look at the allies and villains that will be waiting for players once they hit the streets of Gotham.

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Top-down shooter Xiizeal now on Steam

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Degica, the publisher behind Crimzon Clover, has released a new top-down shooter for PC, Xiizeal. A revival of the Xii/Zeal franchise last released for arcade and PS2 in 2002, the new version features support for picture rotation and vertical aspect displays, a replay function, global leaderboards for Arcade and Score Attack modes, and Steam achievements. It’s also a part of Steam’s summer sale and can be purchased for $9.59, 20% off its regular price.

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Ten-minute video, screens released from Tom Clancy’s The Division

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Ubisoft has released a new walkthrough video and screenshots from Tom Clancy’s The Division. Players get a chance to see what’s in store as they fight their way through a dynamic open-world New York in search of a cure for a deadly virus. Xbox One owners will be able to try the game a little early when a beta goes live this December.

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Trailer, eight-minute video released for Destiny: The Taken King

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Activision has a new trailer as well as a video breakdown for Destiny: The Taken King. Originally shown at Sony’s E3 press conference, the trailer offers the first glimpse at the upcoming add-on, while an eight-minute-long ‘vidoc’ provides a deeper look at what Bungie has in store. The expansion will add new subclasses along with new strikes, gear, and enemies. The latest threat is Oryx, the powerful Taken King who commands an army of corrupted taken that must be confronted in a new campaign.

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Activision and PlatinumGames team up for Transformers: Devastation

Transformers Devestation (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

PlatinumGames is a busy studio these days. Not only are they assisting with the upcoming sequel to Nier, but they are also working on a new Transformers title for Activision, Transformers: Devastation. The third-person action title will sport cel-shaded graphics along with a storyline inspired by the IDW comic book universe and some notable voice actors, including Frank Welker (Megatron, Soundwave) and Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime). Combat will be fast and combo heavy, as with other titles from PlatinumGames, and supplemented by upgrades and new weapons. The playable roster will include five Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock. Devastation is slated for release later this year.

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E3 2015: Square Enix – Nier, Star Ocean, Final Fantasy

Nier New Project (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

To a few (dignified) squeals from the staff, Square Enix announced that Nier is returning for PS4. The working title is Nier New Project, and as with the previous titles in the universe, including the Drakengard series, the game will be an action-heavy role-playing game. Only this time, PlatinumGames will be assisting by “amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation 4 system.”

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Dark Souls III announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has officially revealed FromSoftware’s next title, Dark Souls III. The “dark and brooding fantasy adventure” is scheduled to launch in early 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Not much else was revealed about the upcoming journey, other than it will be similar to the previous games, with players traveling throughout an interconnected world, avoiding traps, searching out secrets, and battlings monsters and beasts. Though there is a bit of a twist this time around, as players are trying to avoid a looming apocalypse.

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