- Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII
- Dragon Quest Heroes II now in stores, online for PS4 and PC
- GTA Online adds car combat mode Tiny Racers, gives free GTA$
- Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launching in September, editions detailed
- Puyo Puyo Tetris now available for PS4 and Switch
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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer
Gaming’s most famous bandicoot is set to return on June 30 in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The set, which will be exclusive to PS4, bundles together Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. All of the games are set to feature remastered high-definition graphics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.