Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King kicks off DLC trilogy

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Sunken King DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first download pack for Dark Souls II, Crown of the Sunken King, has launched today. The release marks the debut of The Lost Crowns trilogy, a download-only expansion set that adds new enemies, locations, and bosses. Crown of the Sunken King is set in an underground cavern filled with stepped pyramids, within which will be found the first of several prized crowns that were previously owned by King Vendrick.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Adventure title AR-K launches on Steam with chapters 1 and 2

AR-K (Mac, PC) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gato Salvaje Studio’s point-and-click adventure title AR-K has launched on Steam. The first two chapters, a remastered version of Gone with the Sphere and the newly released The Girl Who Wasn’t There, are bundled together as a $9.99 package, which is currently $7.99 as part of a launch-week promotion. The Unity 3D-powered, crowd-funded adventure follows Alicia, a beat cop turned journalist who awakes from a night out with a bad headache, few memories, and an impending investigation into a strange golden sphere. The game will be four chapters in all, with the final two launching later this year, and each can be played standalone or back to back as one long adventure.

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PC News

QuakeCon 2014 sales announced on Steam, Bethesda Store, more

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) The Study of Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has announced an ongoing sale as part of the QuakeCon 2014 celebrations. Discounts are available on games, gear, and art across Bethesda’s own online store as well as Amazon, Steam, Xbox Live, and other outlets. The breakdown of who is offering what, including art, hoodies, series packs, and more, is available below.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

En garde! Abyss Odyssey launches for 360, PC, and PS3

Abyss Odyssey (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s lovely 2D action-adventure title Abyss Odyssey has launched for 360, PC, and PS3. The side-scrolling release mixes elements of traditional one-on-one fighters, platformers, and role-playing games, making for another unique entry into the company’s library, following as it does the equally eccentric Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash. A combination of Art Nouveau aesthetics and Chilean folklore is mixed with three characters, persistent experience, and procedurally generated levels in an abyss ruled over by a shaman who gradually evolves to a final form as the community beats the game. The console versions are both on sale during launch week as well, with 30% off for PS3 and 33% off for 360.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Characters chat it up in new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair shots

Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) July Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released another set of screenshots from their upcoming investigative visual novel Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. A new cast of characters are being tasked with finding out who amongst them is a murderer before they themselves are found—going by the first game—beat, burned, stabbed, or impaled. The latest shots show some of the conversations that players will be having with their ‘ultimate’ classmates.

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PlayStation Vita News

Nordic Games to bring The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to retail

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PC) Nordic Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games will be releasing a physical version of The Astronauts’ upcoming horror-themed thriller The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. In the atmospheric investigative adventure, players will follow Paul Prospero as he sets out to discover the mystery behind what happened to Ethan Carter, a potential client who asked for his assistance in looking into a mysterious book. Paul won’t be going toe to toe with demons and crazed killers, but he will find himself in an increasingly strange and terrifying world that is turning against him.

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PC News

Valiant Hearts: the Great War goes over the top for console, PC

Valiant Hearts the Great War (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Valiant Hearts: the Great War, a new adventure from Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman Legends developers Ubisoft Montpellier, is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As a party of four characters, players will attempt to navigate the battlefields of World War I, using each in turn to assisst the others, as they follow a friendly dog out of the warzone. The characters “are inextricably drawn together, and friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.”

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Shadowgate closed beta begins for pre-orders, Kickstarter backers

Shadowgate (PC) Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Kickstarter-funded updated re-release of Shadowgate has entered closed beta. Adventure fans wanting to try it out can access the beta alongside campaign backers by pre-ordering the $24.99 Hero tier at the official site. Those interested in grabbing their virtual copy at a discounted price but would prefer to wait until launch to play it can still pre-order the game for $14.99, 25% off the regular price of $19.99.

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PC News

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate announced for 3DS, Freedom Unite for iOS

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (iOS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has announced two new entries in the Monster Hunter franchise: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for 3DS and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. Ultimate continues the series’ traditional formula of hunting, gathering, and crafting as a hunter traveling the world in a caravan. A first for the series, handheld gamers will be able to link up both locally and through the Internet by using the Nintendo Network. Other additions include an expanded moveset for greater vertical and lateral range, two new weapon classes, new monsters and locations, refined climbing motions, and the ability to ride monsters.

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3DS, Apple Handheld

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair launching in Sept., cast revealed

Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has announced that the ultimate students will be getting another shot at freedom on September 2 when Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair launches in stores and online. Players will once again take part in a trial to find who among their classmates is a killer, and the mysterious murderous bear Monokuma will also return to oversee the proceedings. New screenshots were released of the new cast, including the ultimate yakuza and ultimate swordswoman.

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PlayStation Vita News