Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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Articles, Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Sunset Overdrive weapon DLC released, voting and MP perks detailed

Insomniac Games has announced several new items for Sunset Overdrive, including new weapons, events, and item boosts. The first weapon pack launched today for $4.99, which includes the Plague Bomb, which causes vomiting to the point of exploding; the Rager, for creating a cloud that confuses and enrages enemies to the point where they attack one another; Shield Buddy, a bomb-deploying shield; and the Multi-Lock Rocket Launcher for targeting up to eight enemies at once. Demonstrations of each can be seen in an archived livestream.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Xbox One celebrates first year with 24 hours of free Sunset Overdrive

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Microsoft will be celebrating the Xbox One’s one-year anniversary with a 24-hour free-play session of Sunset Overdrive. Beginning tomorrow, Xbox One owners who have a membership to Xbox Live Gold will be able to play Sunset Overdrive for free until 11:01 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, 12:01 a.m. (EST). On November 22, Insomniac will be fielding their own multiplayer team to go against all takers on Monday at noon (CST) as well as show off some new weapons on the official Xbox Twitch channel. Microsoft will also be giving away gifts, including background images and free rentals, as well as prizes; the full list of all the goodies can be found here.

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Xbox One News

LittleBigPlanet 3 launches in stores, online for PS3 and PS4

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Sackboy is making his next-gen debut today with the release of LittleBigPlanet 3 for PS3 and PS4. Co-developed by Sumo Digital and Sony XDev Europe, the latest in the creation-centric platformer series introduces three new characters, OddSock, Swoop, and Toggle, as well as new items and triggers to utilize in Create mode. Additionally, the 9-million-plus user-created levels already available for the series are also playable. PS4 owners have access to a few new system-specific features as well, including support for the Dualshock 4’s touchpad, the ability to livestream, and access to items that can be interacted with and triggered by the livestreaming audience. In the new story, players must guide Sackboy and his friends, alone or with up to four players in local or online co-op, on his quest to restore balance to Bunkum.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Project Totem now Kalimba, set to launch for Xbox One on Dec. 17

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood developer Press Play has announced that their upcoming platformer Project Totem has been given the official title Kalimba and a release date of December 17. The download-only title will feature a single-player campaign as well as couch co-op. As animated totems, players must navigate their way through three different worlds, building a totem along the way that reflects their progress, as they attempt to defeat an evil shaman.

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Xbox One News

GOG.com begins Big Fall Sale with discounts, copy of Mount & Blade

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GOG.com has kicked off their Big Fall Sale. As has become a trend in recent years, the service will be offering free games throughout the promotion, including Mount & Blade and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The original Mount & Blade is the first freebie, and the first bundle of the day features Blade: Warband and Mount & Blade: With Sword and Fire for 75% off. By the end of the sale, over 700 titles will have been discounted for up to 90% off through on-going sales, two daily bundles, and 40-minute flash deals.

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PC News

FizzCo’s on notice, Sunset Overdrive now available for Xbox One

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The world is once again in need of saving, and Insomniac Games is calling upon Xbox One owners to step to the plate today in Sunset Overdrive. The fast-paced shooter has launched online and hit store shelves, pitting players against hordes of humans who’ve turned into mutants after downing too much of FizzCo’s latest energy drink. Be safe parkouring, sliding, blasting, shocking, and exploding (stuff up) out there.

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Xbox One News

Sunset Overdrive launch trailer released, Week of Explosions begins

A new launch trailer has been released for Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive. The video runs nearly two minutes and features a little of the backstory as well as some gamelpay footage, showcasing the mixture of platforming-style action and third-person shooting that players can expect when the game is released next week. A contest is also up that offers a limited edition in-game outfit for the first 100,000 Twitter users who choose #BlowUpFizze or #BlowUpMutants as part of the Week of Explosions leading up to launch. The prize is an outfit called Granny’s Revenge, which comes with a flame-throwing shotgun.

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Xbox One News

Sunset Overdrive goes goooold, pre-order extras and more detailed

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Microsoft has sent word that Insomniac Games’ upcoming action shooter Sunset Overdrive has gone gold. Pre-orders are now open, and gamers who put down their cash between now and the game’s release on October 28 will receive the Day One Edition or, for a bit more, the Day One Digital Deluxe Edition. Both versions come with a variety of extras, including modified weapons and an outfit. The full list of items is available below. The Digital version is slightly more expensive at $79.99, but it also includes the $19.99 Season Pass, which adds exclusive outfits as well as new amps and traps.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Sunset Overdrive Season Pass to add missions, weapons, and more

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Microsoft has detailed the Season Pass for Insomniac Games upcoming action title Sunset Overdrive. The $19.99 pass, which is now available for purchase, will include the first two campaign add-ons, a weapon pack add-on, and a bonus pack with an assortment of extras. When tallied up, the four downloads will add four Amps, four traps, eight weapons, and 10 outfits. On top of that, the campaign packs will also add new bosses, challenges, locations, and missions.

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DLC, Xbox One News