Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Go freefalling in new The Deadly Tower of Monsters trailer, screens

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Atlus has officially launched the full website for Ace Team’s upcoming action title (in spppaaaacceee-accee-acce-ace) Full Deadly Tower of Monsters. A new trailer and screens were also released revealing that Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot will not only ascend a tower packed with B-movie-styled baddies but also—wait for it—descend it. Freefalling doesn’t just save time, as it can also net players special rewards as well as access to secret areas. The characters can still die, so be sure to use those boosters.

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Double Fine announces new Psychonauts, Full Throttle Remastered

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More out of this year’s PlayStation Experience, this time from Double Fine. The studio has revealed that Psychonauts will be returning as a PlayStation VR game, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin. The sequel will continue immediately after the original, finishing the cliffhanger that’s been hanging for many, many years. Note that this is a different game from Psychonauts 2, which is currently being crowdfunded. Rhombus of Ruin will serve as the link between Psychonauts 1 and 2. Full Throttle Remastered was also revealed. Similar to the recent Grim Fandango Remastered, the upcoming re-release will feature new artwork, high-res backgrounds and animation, commentary tracks, and more.

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Yakuza 0 coming to North America, Yakuza 5 launching next week

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During Sony’s PlayStation Experience livestream, Atlus revealed two bits of Yakuza-related news: the first is that the studio will be bringing Yakuza 0 stateside both physically and digitally for PS4, and secondly, Yakuza 5’s will be released on December 8. Yakuza 0 will take players back to December 1988 as they take a young Kazuma Kiryu through the streets of Tokyo in a bid to regain his honor. He must fight to restore his name after a simple debt collection ends in murder. Another story will see players control Goro Majima, the Mad Dog of Shimano, as he attempts to rejoin his clan. Combat styles will be switchable on the fly, and players will be able to earn cash from Telephone Clubs, Pocket Circuit car races, and Disco Halls.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

The Deadly Tower of Monsters to launch January 19 for PC, PS4

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Atlus has announced release details for Ace Team’s action-adventure title The Deadly Tower of Monsters. The Zeno Clash developer is set to make their return on January 19 when the game hits PSN and Steam for $14.99. New media was also released (re)introducing Jonathan Digby as captain Dick Starspeed, Stacy Sharp as princess Scarlet Nova, and of course, Robot as Robot. The group will face off against Lizard-Men, Robot Apes, and other B-movie-style villains in a pew-pew-filled adventure.

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King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause release dates announced

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Sierra has announced the release dates for Rubble Without a Cause, the second chapter in The Odd Gentlemen’s episodic King’s Quest series. The release will be split up over two days, with the PS3 and PS4 versions launching late afternoon on December 15 and the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions on December 16. The second chapter picks up shortly after the first as the newly crowned King Graham sets out to rescue the kingdom from a band of invading goblins.

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Life is Strange to get limited physical release on January 19

Life is Strange (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Physical Announcement - Header

Square Enix has announced a limited-run physical version of Dontnod’s Life is Strange for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The time-bending episodic adventure will be available in a boxed set on January 19 and contain a 32-page art book, directors’ commentary, and a selection of tracks from the game. The full list of included tunes is available below, with 14 from the soundtrack and 8 from the game’s composer, Jonathan Morali.

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Zero Escape 3 officially titled Zero Time Dilemma

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Aksys Games has revealed that the sequel to Spike Chunsoft’s Zero Escape 3 has been officially titled Zero Time Dilemma. As with Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward, players will once again need to navigate a series of puzzles and difficult moral decisions in order to survive a gruesome death and uncover the truth behind their confinement. Series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi is once again heading up development.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Layers of Fear now available for Xbox One via Game Preview

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Layers of Fear has joined Xbox One’s Game Preview program. Currently available for PC through Steam Early Access, the $12.99 download is said to be around 80% complete with two to three hours of finalized gameplay. The remaining 20% of development consists of fixing bugs and adding content. Described as a “psychedelic adventure horror game,” Layers of Fear puts players in the shoes of a painter who is going insane as he attempts to create a masterpiece inside of his constantly changing home.

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Xbox One News

System Shock: Enhanced Edition now available on Steam

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Night Dive Studios’ updated version of System Shock is now available through Steam. Released earlier this year on GOG, the 1994 original hybrid first-person shooter and role-playing game was updated to run on modern systems along with support for higher resolutions, mouselook, and remappable keys. This version also features trading cards and partial support for the Steam controller. Steam users can download a double pack of Enhanced Edition and the original, System Shock: Classic, for $7.99 (regularly $9.99).

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PC News

Sci-fi horror adventure Soma now available for PC, PS4

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Amnesia developer Frictional Games’ latest sci-fi, horror-tinged adventure, Soma, is now available for PC and PS4. As a newcomer to the isolated underwater facility Pathos-II, players must investigate what’s caused the carnage they find as they explore bloody hallways and encounter sentient machines. The launch trailer offers a glimpse at what seems like a System Shock-esque nightmare, and what creative director Thomas Grip hopes proves to be a “creepy and provocative experience” for players.

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