Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

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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Shadowgate closed beta begins for pre-orders, Kickstarter backers

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

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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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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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Stories abound with release of Always Sometimes Monsters for PC

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Always Sometimes Monsters, a new story-driven role-playing game inspired by real-life events, has launch for PC. Players choose a race, gender, and sexual orientation, and play out a life in a game world that reacts to each choice they make. Beginning shortly after finding their love about to marry another, players will be given numerous choices throughout this new phase of their life, and each choice they make will impact an ever-branching story that is designed to change with each playthrough.

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Trilobyte turns to film, returns to crowdfunding for The 7th Guest 3

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Trilobyte Games, one of the earlier pioneers of multimedia adventure gaming, has announced that they have signed an agreement with Angel Valley Media to license film and TV treatments of The 7th Guest. The studio has also launched a crowdfunding campaign on CrowdtiltOpen, which will divide funding and development goals into stages, to finance the third entry in The 7th Guest series, The Collector. The first stage, which will fund a playable beta for iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows PC, has currently received over a third of the necessary pledges.

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Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition delayed til 5/20

Hakuoki Stories of the Shinsengumi (PS3) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Word from Aksys HQ today about a delay. In an email, the studio stated that they found that one of the components within the limited edition of their upcoming choose-your-own-adventure-style romance sim Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi was not up to their standards. In order to correct the problem, the release has been delayed until May 20. The standard edition and PSN release are still on track, and both will be available on May 6.

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Ubisoft’s JRPG-inspired Child of Light launches for console, PC

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has launched their download-only role-playing game Child of Light. A reimagining of fairytales styled after classic watercolor art, Child of Light is Ubisoft Montreal’s take on traditional Japanese RPGs, with players taking on the role of the young princess Aurora in her quest to win back the heavens from the Queen of Night. In a twist on the formula, platforming has been added alongside a traditional turn-based combat system.

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Watch Yoshitaka Amano create Child of Light-inspired artwork

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Amano Art - Header

Famed artist Yoshitaka Amano has provided his own take on the world of Child of Light. A new time-lapse video was released showing the Final Fantasy artist creating the work pictured above; a full version of the piece is viewable below. The art will be available as a poster in the Collector’s Edition that’s been announced for release in Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Unfortunately, there’s been no word on a North American release.

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Betrayer brings New World scares to PC, now on Steam

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Blackpowder Games’ debut title, Betrayer, has launched for PC. The first-person adventure title takes players back to 1604 and drops them in an abandoned colony founded in the New World. During their investigation, they will run up against supernatural forces that will in no way freak them out, and the fact that much of the world is monochrome should in no way make things more unnerving.

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