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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Double Fine Productions
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.
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.
Microsoft has rolled out the next batch of Xbox 360 titles for Xbox One. The backward compatibility list grows by 16 today, with Braid, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Halo: Reach, Iron Brigade, and Portal: Still Alive joining the library. The full list is below. To let Microsoft know which titles you would like to be added to future updates, head over to Xbox.UserVoice.com.
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.
A retail boxed version of Broken Age will be hitting store shelves next spring, courtesy of Nordic Games. The publisher announced that they have struck a deal with developer Double Fine Productions, with versions slated for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The graphic adventure will join other Double Fine-developed titles published for retail by Nordic, including Costume Quest, Psychonauts and Stacking.
Humble Bundle has been Double Fine-d for their latest release, the appropriately named Humble Double Fine Bundle. The set includes many titles that are making their Linux and Mac debut, with the full set—as of now—consisting of Costume Quest, Psychonauts, and Stacking. Average-beating bonuses include Brütal Legend, a t-shirt designed by Soundshapes graphic designer Cory Schmitz, new monthly episodes of 2 Player Productions’ Double Fine Adventure documentary, and access to the Kickstarter-funded adventure game Broken Age.
The PC is home to many things, from addictive wargames to incredible space-based roguelikes, but what it lacks, and lacks severely, is rock. It seems the good people at Double Fine have heard the metal-less cries of the masses and are answering with their secret weapon: Jack Black. Well, okay, only some Jack Black—and to be fair, “some” is often more than enough—in their action-strategy hybrid Brütal Legend. Scheduled to launch on February 26, headbangers can slay virtual demons for a discounted price of $14.99 by pre-ordering on Steam, which also allows access to the ongoing multiplayer beta. Other bonuses include Eddie Riggs’ hair and his guitar Clementine as Team Fortress 2 items.
The Cave, the latest adventure-puzzler from designer Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions, is now available for 360, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, and Wii U. The download-only release, published by Sega, features seven adventurers who must explore a trap-filled cave three at a time, with each character’s backstory coming to the fore as the trio make their way deeper into the chasm.
Sega has announced that the upcoming Double Fine Productions-developed adventure title The Cave will be available next week. The download-only release will be available on the Nintendo eShop and PSN on January 22 and on Live Arcade and Steam on January 23 for $14.99/1200 MS Points.