Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

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

Grow Home finds its way onto Steam for Windows PC

Grow Home (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a new platformer for PC, Grow Home. Developed by Reflections, Grow Home has players take on the role of BUD, a Botanical Utility Droid, as he explores a series of islands filled with caves and waterfalls in search of a plant that can create oxygen on his home world. BUD must use a growing Star Plant to mold the planet and create new ways to ascend towards the sky. For more insight into the mechanics and development process, check out Ubi’s blog‘s recent interview with producer Pete Young.

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PC News

Insomniac adds three new challenges to Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) New Challenge Announcement - Screenshot 1

Insomniac Games has added new challenges to their open-world action-platformer shooter Sunset Overdrive. The three new Buck National challenges involve clearing 600,000 in Buck’s National vs The Apocalypse, 564,500 in Buck’s Strikes Back, and 703,700 in Buck’s Stops Here. Each challenge also has an accompanying new Achievement. For those looking to pick it up, Microsoft announced that they are currently running a promo for Sunset Overdrive, knocking the price down 40% on the Xbox Game Store.

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Xbox One News

Summon the Mothership! Funk of Titans now on Live for Xbox One

Funk of Titans (Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A Crowd of Monsters’ funk-themed side-scrolling platformer Funk of Titans has launched for Xbox One. As Perseus, players must help Zeus in his war against the Music Titans by defeating them using funk-fu. Taking the titans down will require battling through over 40 levels set in three different worlds, each themed after a different genre of music, pop, rap, and rock. Time to slap the bass (and some monsters).

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Xbox One News

Sunset Overdrive gets new missions, skills in Mystery of Mooil Rig

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) The Mystery of the Mooil Rig Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new expansion pack has launched for Sunset Overdrive. The $9.99 add-on, The Mystery of the Mooil Rig, features a host of new content: story missions, side quests, challenges, Chaos Squad missions, two amps, two vanity items, and two weapons. Plus, there is also a new trap, boss, and Night Defense base mission. But the most significant addition is the expansion of the player’s water-based move list, which now includes diving and jumping, as several of the latest missions take place not just above but also below water.

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DLC, Xbox One News