Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Yomawari: Night Alone site update, trailer highlights world, ghosts

A new trailer has been released for Yomawari: Night Alone. The footage shows a little of the haunted town that players will explore as well as some of its ghostly inhabitants. Its release coincides with an update to the official site that offers additional insight into the various spirits and monsters that roam the land. A few bonuses were also uploaded, including several new wallpapers.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

Layers of Fear gets Inheritance launch trailer, Masterpiece Edition

Layers of Fear: Inheritance’s launch trailer has gone live. The upcoming expansion will return players to the haunted mansion, but this time they will be exploring as the painter’s daughter. Her storyline will offer a new narrative experience, while retaining the original’s “psychedelic and symbolic atmosphere.” Her journey through the past will culminate in one of two endings, based on the player’s actions throughout the game. Launching at the same time is a bundle pack that combines the base game and add-on, Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition.

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The Longest Five Minutes arriving stateside for PC, PS Vita in 2017

The 8-bit-styled role-playing game The Longest Five Minutes is coming to North America for PC and PS Vita. Co-developed by NIS and Syupro-Dx, the adventure finds players inside the mind of a hero who is fighting his last battle with the nefarious Overlord. As he talks with his party and nemesis, the conversations will unlock memories of the hero’s quest that players will need to re-live, which will affect the party’s state when it comes time for the final showdown.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

Yakuza 0 to bust heads, play some Hang-On this January for PS4

Sega has announced that Yakuza 0 will be available digitally and physically on January 24 for PS4. Note that, despite also being a PS3 title in Japan, the game will hit stateside only for PS4. Set in 1988, players will follow a young Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima as they climb the ranks of the underworld in Kamurocho, Tokyo. Kiryu must clear his name after being blamed for a debt-collection assignment that went awry, while Goro must complete a series of trials to rejoin his old clan. In addition to earning cash from and spending it at Discos, Telephone Clubs, and Pocket Circuit car races, the two will be busting heads with new abilities and moves.

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PlayStation 4 News

Watch your head! Headlander out now digitally for PC, PS4

Adult Swim’s new side-scrolling exploration-heavy action title Headlander has launched digitally for PC and PS4. The Double Fine-developed adventure finds the head of the last remaining human fighting an AI to save a future, now-roboticized mankind. Players must pilot their head between bots in order to progress and fight back against the AI’s army of minions.

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We Happy Few gameplay video, early build released for PC, Xbox One

We Happy Few’s world of forced euphoria made waves at this year’s E3, and today, players are getting a chance to try the game for themselves. The city of Wellington Wells is now accessible through Steam Early Access, GOG.com’s Games in Development, and Xbox Game Preview. Note that this is an early build and that the game is still in development. Players can currently explore the city while trying out some of the mechanics, including combat, crafting, and Joy intake. Areas will be added and storylines introduced in the coming months. A new gameplay trailer was also released, building on the teaser shown at E3.

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Jack Kelly hits the streets in new gameplay trailer for Beat Cop

A new trailer for Beat Cop follows a day in the life of officer Jack Kelly. As the everyman defender of law and order, players will chase shoplifters, investigate crimes, and write tickets throughout Brooklyn. When he’s not representing the long arm of the law, he’s busy solving his most important case: who framed him for murder. All in a day’s work for a flatfoot.

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PC News

Warner Bros. to distribute Telltale’s Batman, The Walking Dead series

Warner Bros. Interactive has teamed up with Telltale Games to distribute two of the latter’s upcoming titles, Batman – The Telltale Series and the third season of The Walking Dead. Batman will debut digitally this August for console, mobile, and PC. A physical version will hit stores on September 13 as a Season Pass Disc that will include the first of the season’s five episodes on the disc. The remainder of the episodes will be downloadable as part of the package as they become available.

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Story trailer released for stylish sci-fi action-platformer Headlander

Adult Swim Games has released a story trailer for Double Fine’s Headlander. The upcoming action-adventure title, inspired by 70’s era science fiction, finds mankind stuffed inside robotic bodies and controlled by a mad artificial intelligence. Virtual mankind, when will you heed the warnings of AM and Shodan? The hero of the day is the last living person. Well, the head of the last living person, who must use their special helmet to hover around and take control of the world’s numerous robots in order to defeat the tyrannical computer.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

System Shock remake Kickstarter campaign, PC demo launches

Nightdive Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a full reboot of the classic role-playing and shooter hybrid System Shock. The 1994 original is being updated from the ground up for Windows PC and Xbox One, with original development members giving a hand, including concept artist Robb Waters. Linux and Mac versions are currently stretch goals. Physical copies are available for $75 and up, with digital rewards dominating lesser reward tiers. On the other end of the spectrum, gamers with deep pockets can get a multiple copies, digital goodies, and custom System Shock-themed Razor gaming laptop for $5,000. To help alleviate any fears about investing in the campaign, Night Dive has released a fully playable demo that can be downloaded from the campaign page.

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