Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Movies

Dying Light gameplay trailer showcases Natural Movement system

In preparation for its presentation at E3, Techland has released a new gameplay trailer from their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. The video, running at just over a minute and a half, features the game’s Natural Movement system, which combines parkour, ziplining, and both melee and long-range combat.

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Batmobile showcased in new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, screens

Warner Bros. Interactive has released a new trailer showing off the Batmobile from the upcoming Arkham finale by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight. The Batmobile Battle Mode Reveal Trailer details the combat mode’s loadout as it transforms for combat, pointing out all the guns, rockets, and gadgets that players will get to use in their battle for Gotham. A few action shots were also released for good measure.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV launches as digital upgrade on Live, PSN

Ultra Street Fighter IV (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has announced that Ultra Street Fighter IV has launched for 360 and PS3. The downloadable upgrade is available for $14.99 for Super Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Ultra adds Decapre, Elena, Hugo, Poison, and Rolento to the roster, six new levels, Training Mode Fight Request to practice between fights, Offline Battle Log for saving offline battle replays, Edition Select to choose which version of a character is preferred, Double Ultra option for access to weaker versions of both ultras, Red Focus attacks, and more. Physical retail releases will launch on August 5 for both consoles.

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Homefront: The Revolution taking the battle to Philadelphia in 2015

The Red Dawn-esque first-person shooter Homefront left gamers in an America crumbling under the weight of its North Korean overlords, and it doesn’t seem much has changed. Co-publishers Crytek and Deep Silver have announced that the next entry in the series, Homefront: The Revolution, that will shift the action to Philadelphia, where the oppression continues. This time, players will be able to join a new resistance movement that will utilize guerrilla warfare to defeat the occupying Korean forces. The publishers promise unscripted firefights in an open-world city that features a day-and-night cycle, changing weather, recruitable resistance fighters, and items to craft into makeshift weapons. In addition to a single-player campaign, four players will be able to join up in their own group to battle it out in co-op multiplayer.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix coming to North America this year

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Final Mix versions of both Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep are set to hit stores later this year, according to Square Enix. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will include new abilities, cutscenes, mini-games, and weapons. Secret boss battles are also being added, as well as the HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded. New screenshots were released to coincide with the announcement, and a dozen have been added below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Quantum Break coming in 2015, new trailer and screens released

Alan Wake and Max Payne creator Remedy Entertainment has provided a glimpse at the new Quantum Break details, including a gameplay demonstration, they are prepping for this year’s gamescom in August. To kick things off, a new video has gone live featuring creative director Sam Lake detailing the storyline. Three new action-centric screenshots were also released.

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Xbox One News

Bethesda announces free-to-play, 32-player brawler BattleCry

Bethesda Softworks has announced a new multiplayer-only action title for PC, BattleCry. Currently in development at BattleCry Studios, the 32-player, free-to-play release will focus on team combat set within a world designed by Dishonored’s Viktor Antonov. In this new world, players must battle in WarZones after a devastating world war at the beginning of the 20th century led to nations banning gunpowder and traditional combat. Victory will reward successful warriors with new skills and effects as they climb the ranks as either a Royal Marine or a Cossack. To battle one another, players will have access to ranged and melee weapons that can transform as well as harness electricity for extra damage.

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The Evil Within bumped pack to October, pre-order bonus detailed

Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title The Evil Within has been pushed back to October 21. Originally scheduled to launch on August 26, the studio noted in a statement that Shinji Mikami and co. asked for more time to “refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.” It’s not all bad news, however, as Bethesda also announced a new pre-order bonus, The Fighting Chance Pack. The pack, detailed below, includes weapons, a health-boosting gel, and an attribute-upgrading item.

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Batman: Arkham Knight gets new gameplay trailer, screenshots

The first gameplay trailer has been released from Batman: Arkham Knight. Titled Evening the Odds, the video features Scarecrow returning to Gotham City on a mission to unite Batman’s enemies and take the city. Gangs run wild in the streets, Batman takes to his Batmobile to crack some skulls, and a new villain makes their way into the series. At a little over two minutes, I’m pretty sure this is the fastest that Gotham’s gone to hell.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order launch trailer released, mind the gunfire

With less than a week to go until release, B.J. Blazkowicz is back in one last video outing for Wolfenstein: The New Order. The launch trailer, House of the Rising Sun, features Blazkowicz alongside resistance fighters battling the occupying Nazi forces. After a live-action intro of a peaceful protest being crushed, B.J. and company compare war wounds before some of the Third Reich’s stranger creatures appear (and are promptly blown away). On top of the destruction, you also get to enjoy a German-language version of House of the Rising Sun.

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