Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

SteamWorld Collection available for PS4, on November 15 for Wii U

Rising Star is giving another indie title the physical treatment today with the release of SteamWorld Collection for PS4. Wii U owners will be able to snag it on November 15. The release bundles SteamWorld Dig, a mining platformer, and SteamWorld Heist, a turn-based strategy game. Unlike other strategy games, players are more involved in combat with manual control over where their robots aim, allowing for precise ricochet shots.

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PlayStation 4 News, Wii U

Touhou Double Focus coming stateside, to be bundled with Wanderer

NIS will be releasing a Touhou double pack next year with a bundle that includes Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus. Wanderer was previously announced, so technically, the 2D platformer is a bonus that is being packed in with the roguelike dungeon crawler. The set will be available digitally and physically for PS4, and digitally for PS Vita. The physical version will also come with a reversible cover and mini artbook.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

PC puzzle-platformer Seasons After Fall to launch Friday

The puzzle-heavy platformer Seasons After Fall has been dated and will hit Steam on September 2. As a magical wild fox, players are able to change the seasons as well as the world around them to solve puzzles. Environmental obstacles will require the manipulation of the elements, often multiple times over, such as creating a makeshift pass by summoning water to then freeze to use as a bridge. A better look can be found below with the newly released trailer from Gamescom. Steam users itching to navigate the wilds can currently preorder the game for 15% off.

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PC News

Lumo now available on PSN for PS Vita

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

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

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

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

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 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

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