Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

Lumo now available on PSN for PS Vita

Lumo (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Xbox One Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

The isometric action-platformer Lumo has launched for PS Vita. The Triple Eh? Ltd.-developed adventure is designed to be similar to the platformers from the 1980s and early 1990s, with players tasked with navigating over 400 puzzle-filled rooms set throughout four zones. The game also features cross-buy support and cross-save functionality with the PS4 version.

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PlayStation Vita News

Isometric puzzle-platformer Lumo out now for Xbox One

Lumo (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Xbox One Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Triple Eh? Inc.’s Lumo is now available for Xbox One. Previously published by Rising Star Games for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, and PS4, the adventure features isometric platforming, over 400 puzzle-filled rooms, secret areas, four zones, and six hidden mini-games. To see the game in action, check below to find the launch trailer.

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Xbox One News

Sayonara Umihara Kawase update adds support for VR via HTC Vive

Umihara Kawase Trilogy (PC) Sayonara Umihara Kawase VR Announcement - Screenshot 1

Degica has updated Sayonara Umihara Kawase with support for HTC Vive. The free update adds a new point of view, Diorama Mode, to the puzzle-platforming adventure. Sayonara Umihara Kawase is one of three titles included in the Umihara Kawase Trilogy, alongside Umihara Kawase and Umihara Kawase Shun Steam Edition. Each game can also be purchased separately. In a related note, RPG Maker, also from Degica, now has purchasable Umihara Kawase-themed assets.

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PC News

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst demo on EA/Origin Access for PC, Xbox One

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Closed Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Players who’ve been anticipating Faith’s return are getting a chance to try Mirror’s Edge Catalyst today. A demo has been released for members of EA Access and Origin Access for PC and Xbox One. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Play First Trial is playable for up to six hours and includes 10 missions set within two districts of Glass city. The asynchronous multiplayer mode Social Play is also included, allowing players to challenge friends to their Time Trials and hide Beat L.E. within Glass for them to find. Progress will carry over to the full version.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition getting physical release

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The Steam version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is getting a physical release, courtesy of Nordic Games. Players will have two choices, the $19.99 Standard version and the $29.99 Limited Edition. The Standard release will come bundled with a quickstart guide, A3 poster, and game DVD, all in special packaging. The Limited Edition includes all of those items plus two postcards, soundtrack CD, two double-sided A3 posters, and steelbox packaging. A physical version will also be released for Xbox One. The Definitive Edition is a re-release that adds new areas, abilities, story sequences, and fast travel.

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PC News

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition launching on April 27

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition (PC, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is set to launch for Windows 10 on April 27. The Definitive Edition of Moon Studios’ fantastic action-platformer will feature new areas, gameplay upgrades, and difficulty options. Players who own the Xbox One version will be able to grab an upgrade for $4.99 to access the new content, as well as have their saves and progress sync with the PC version. Newcomers will be able to download the Definitive Edition through Live and Steam for $19.99.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Axiom Verge in development for Xbox One, Wii U, releasing this year

Axiom Verge (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U) Xbox One and Wii U Announcement - Screenshot 1

Developer Tom Happ will be bringing his throwback action-platformer Axiom Verge to Wii U and Xbox One. Currently available for PC and PS4, the Metroid-style adventure features over 40 weapons and tools, nearly 100 upgrades, 80-plus creatures, and nearly a thousand rooms to explore. Players can also utilize glitches to gain an advantage by corrupting environments, scrambling enemies, and uncovering secret areas.

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Wii U, Xbox One News

Physical version of Mega Man Legacy Collection out now

Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One) - Launch Announcement - Screenshot 9

Capcom has released the physical copy of the previously digital-only Mega Man Legacy Collection for 3DS, PS4, and Xbox One. The 3DS version is also available in a Collector’s Edition that comes bundled with a gold-colored Mega Man amiibo, which unlocks 11 new remix challenges, and postcards. All versions include the first six Mega Man games as well as several unlockable extras, including Challenge Mode and Museum Mode.

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3DS, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

(PC Review) Umihara Kawase Trilogy

(PC Review) Umihara Kawase Trilogy

“… combines three frequently brutal puzzle-platformers in one package that is one part satisfying and two parts frustrating.”

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PC Reviews

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst closed beta announced, trailer released

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Closed Beta Announcement - Header

EA has released a new trailer from their upcoming parkour-heavy platformer Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The video features the return of Faith, the introduction of some new characters, and a little gameplay, both free running and combat. A closed beta was also announced, though no date has been set. To sign up for it, head over to the official site.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News