Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

Mega Man Legacy Collection to hit 3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One this year

Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One) - Announcement - Screenshot 1

The blue bomber will be returning in a new six-title compilation this fall in Mega Man Legacy Collection. Scheduled to launch initially for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and later for 3DS, the set will include the first six Mega Man games, plus a Museum of concept and character art and a new Challenge Mode. The latter will consist of a set of increasingly difficult trials that utilize portions from all six games, such as going through an area from each game on a single life, which is said to provide a challenge for veterans and serve as a learning tool for new players. The mode will also upload replays of the best runs for everyone to check out. Digital Eclipse is handling the project.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition announced for PS4

Abyss Odyssey Extended Dream Edition (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s action platformer Abyss Odyssey will be getting a release for PS4. Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition will contain tweaks and updates to the original game, which follows Katrien, Ghost Monk, and Pincoya on a quest to defeat a powerful warlock at the bottom of a sprawling abyss. In addition to the updates for the PC version, Extended Dream Edition will feature online two-player co-op, local four-player versus, and a mini-boss battle with Zeno Clash’s Goldem. There are also several system-exclusive mini-bosses, Tirana and White Phantom, as well as a unique final boss form, Warlock Titan.

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PlayStation 4 News

GOG updates Galaxy, optional program enters open beta

GOG (Service) Galaxy Open Beta Announcement - Art 1

GOG’s Galaxy, an optional supplemental application that adds new functions to the service’s library, is now in open beta. The first new release to support the program will be The Witcher 3, which will be augmented with achievements, automatic updates, and stats. For the 1,000-plus titles already available, Galaxy will offer optional automatic updates, one-click installation, friends list, achievements, chat, online multiplayer and matchmaking, and the ability to rollback to previous patches. Some titles will also support cross-play between GOG and Steam.

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PC News

Sega expands 3D Classics Series 2 with Gunstar Heroes, more

3D Gunstar Heroes Screen (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Starting this July, Sega will be adding three more titles to their 3D Classics Series. The first up will be 3D Streets of Rage 2, followed by 3D Gunstar Heroes in August and 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in September. Two more from the original batch are still to come, with 3D Fantasy Zone II launching tomorrow and 3D Thunder Blade next month. As with the first series, each game runs $5.99 and features remastered graphics with support for 3D, new modes, and new features.

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3DS

Sunset Overdrive gets price drop, April Fools’ Day Achievement, DLC

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sunset Overdrive received a new downloadable expansion today, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machine. The $9.99 expansion adds a new side story that sees Sam setting out to save his mentor from the Fizzco Robotics Factory. His mission will see him battling new enemies but also gaining access to new amps, outfits, traps, and a massive controllable Energy Ball. A series of videos has been uploaded to the game’s official Youtube channel covering most of the additions: enemies, traps and amps, and weapons. An extra 200-point Achievement was also added for April Fools’ Day, and for those who haven’t picked the game up yet, Microsoft has permanently lowered the price to $39.99.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Black Forest goes speedrunning in Giana Sisters: Dream Runners

Giana Sisters Dream Rush (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Giana Sisters will be returning this summer in a new game designed around speedrunning. Black Forest Games is looking to have PC, PS4, and Xbox One players zipping around with friends and strangers this summer in Giana Sisters: Dream Runners, a new competitive multiplayer side-scroller. Up to four players will be able to select from five different characters, each with special abilities, to go head to head local or online, collecting gems and other power-ups as they dodge obstacles and other hazards in order to finish the stage first.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

(Xbox One Review) Ori and the Blind Forest

(Xbox One Review) Ori and the Blind Forest

” … a phenomenal action platformer with outstanding level design and a surprisingly melancholic tone.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event offers discounts, new games

Helldivers (PS4) PSN Spring Fever Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony has announced their plans for this year’s Spring Fever PlayStation Store event. The eight-week-long promo will feature additional discounts for PS Plus members and general discounts for everyone. While some of the bigger franchises will be included in the sale, such as Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and God of War, the new titles, set to launch one per week, are especially interesting. Some of the highlights are the PS4 version of Jamestown+, with four-player support, and several cross-buy titles, including Helldivers, Metal Slug 3, and Shovel Knight. The full list of titles and release dates is available below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary available for PS Vita

htoL NiQ The Firefly Diary (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released a new puzzle-action hybrid for PS Vita, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. The uniquely named title is also an original property from NIS, which tasks players with controlling two fairies via the touchscreen and rear touch pad through monster-filled labyrinths. The two fairies, one representing light and the other dark, find a slumbering girl named Mion and use their powers to help her through the dungeon as she slowly regains her memories.

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PlayStation Vita News

Sunset Overdrive gets scavenger hunt for Valentine’s Day

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Valentines Day Achievement Announcement - Screenshot 1

A special Valentine’s Day-themed Achievement and costume has been added to Sunset Overdrive. The set is inspired by game director Drew Murray’s daughter, Ainsley, whose drawings are scattered throughout the game world. By finding and interacting with all 12 pieces of art, players will earn the 175-point ‘D’awwwwww’ Achievement along with a custom outfit. Insomniac has created a series of videos to help players track them all down.

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Xbox One News