Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

DuckTales: Remastered retail bound for 360, Wii U this November

DuckTales Remastered (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 2

Capcom has revealed that they will be releasing disc-based retail versions of DuckTales: Remastered for 360 and Wii U. The new alternatives will join the retail version of the PS3 version, already available on store shelves as a download voucher in a special case, on November 12 for $19.99.

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Wii U, Xbox 360 News

DuckTales: Remastered goes treasure hunting on 360, now on Live

DuckTales Remastered (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 4

WayForward’s DuckTales updated re-release, DuckTales: Remastered, is now available for 360. The $14.99 download is an update to the 1989 NES original with hand-drawn and animated sprites, rerecorded dialog with the original voice cast, and a new tutorial level. The gameplay remains the same, however, with players controlling Scrooge McDuck and his nephews (Huey, Dewey, and Louie) as they search for five priceless treasures.

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Xbox 360 News

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse launching for console, PC

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has launched a new reimagined version of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. The 1991 classic platformer has been redesigned in 3D for current consoles and PC, and is available today for 360 and tomorrow for PC and PS3. The graphics might have been updated, but the story remains the same, with players guiding Mickey through the Castle of Illusion’s five worlds in his quest to save Minnie from the evil witch Mizrabel.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(Xbox 360 Review) DuckTales: Remastered

(Xbox 360 Review) DuckTales: Remastered

“… an unexpectedly forceful reminder of what gaming once was: brutal and unflinching.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

DuckTales: Remastered set to launch on August 13, September 11

DuckTales Remastered (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 3

Capcom has announced the release dates for Way Forward’s upcoming DuckTales updated re-release, DuckTales: Remastered. There are actually two different release dates for the download-only title: August 13 for the PC, PS3, and Wii U versions and September 11 for the 360 version. The game is an update to the 1989 NES original, with the 8-bit graphics replaced with hand-drawn and animated sprites and the original voice cast reprising their roles. A new tutorial level is also being added.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

New DuckTales: Remastered trailer, screenshots released

Capcom has released a new video for their upcoming platformer DuckTales: Remastered. The trailer features Launchpad in a video postcard to Scrooge giving gamers tips for making their way through a dangerous mine. Another video has been posted as well, a behind-the-scenes look from developers WayForward. In the latter video, gamers get a peek at what it took for the studio to create the game’s hand-drawn sprites in a new five-minute entry in their Duckumentary series.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

DuckTales: Remastered release dates announced, trailer released

The recently announced DuckTales: Remastered from Capcom and Wayforward has been officially dated, and we have three dates: August 13, August 20, and September 11. The downloadable versions for PC, PS3, and Wii U versions will launch on August 13, while the Xbox Live version will launch on September 11 for 360. A special boxed version, exclusive to PS3, will launch on August 20, which is set to include a download code for the game and an exclusive collector’s pin. The game will run $14.99 for the digital versions and $19.99 for the boxed retail version. To celebrate, Wayforward has launched the first in a new video Duckumentary series, showing some behind-the-scenes footage of the development process.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

New screenshots released from vaudevillian platformer Contrast

Contrast (PC) June Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Compulsion Games has revealed more of their upcoming platform-puzzler Contrast. Set to launch later this year for 360, PC, and PS3, Contrast has players take control of Dawn, an imaginary friend of Didi, a rambunctious and heartbroken nine-year-old, in a world inspired by vaudeville and noire. The title was recently shown at SCEA’s and Focus Home Interactive’s booths at E3, and a few shots from the demo have been released.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Rayman Legends announced for PS Vita, dated for September 3

Rayman Legends (360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced that a PS Vita version of Rayman Legends is in development and will launch alongside the console versions on September 3. The handheld release will include all of the original content and several extras: five exclusive maps, Murphy as a playable character on the new maps, and two Ubisoft-themed costumes (Prince of Persia for Rayman and Splinter Cell for Globox). Multiplayer will support co-op play within the same country via Wi-Fi.

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PlayStation Vita News

Tomb Raider gets new mulitplayer maps with Shipwrecked Map Pack

Tomb Raider (360, PC, PS3) Shipwrecked DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new map pack has launched for Crystal Dynamic’s Tomb Raider reboot, the Shipwrecked Map Pack. Available for 360, PC, and PS3, the 320 MS Point/$3.99 set includes two new levels for multiplayer, Himiko’s Cradle and Lost Fleet. The maps, detailed below, are available on Live, PSN, and Steam.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News