Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse re-release announced

Sega will be resurrecting Mickey this summer with a new re-release of the classic platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Originally released for the Genesis in 1990, Castle of Illusion quickly became a must-play game, with its tight controls, colorful visuals, and solid level design. The upcoming download-only release is a re-imaging by Sega Studios Australia that’s being built from scratch using the original as its foundation.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

” … a decent if forgettable action-platformer that happens to be a part of one of the longest-running, most-revered franchises in gaming.”

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DuckTales Remastered, D&D: Chronicles of Mystara announced

DuckTales Remastered (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 1

For those who have been gaming for a while, there are two—of many—general truisms regarding Capcom’s library: DuckTales was and is a fantastic platformer, and there is no reason why the Dungeons & Dragons collection shouldn’t be released stateside. Capcom has ticked several boxes in one announcement with the news that they will be releasing DuckTales Remastered and both Dungeons & Dragons side-scrolling brawlers, Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, online this summer.

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1986 Gamepack to launch this week for Capcom Arcade Cabinet

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) Game Pack 2 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom Arcade Cabinet’s second Gamepack is set to launch tomorrow for 360 and PS3. The 1986 Gamepack includes Legendary Wings, Side Arms, and Trojan for $9.99/800 MS Points. Also, for those wanting a title or two from the 1985 Gamepack, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gun.Smoke, and Section Z are all available individually on PSN for $3.99.

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A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX announced for 360

Ares Extinction Agenga EX (360) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Extend Studio and Orgio Games’ platformer A.R.E.S. Extinction has been picked up by Aksys Games. Rebranded A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX, the Live version will sport a new, more console-friendly interface and control scheme, leaderboard support, and updated graphics with new cutscenes. Other additions include new levels, weapons, abilities, upgrades, enemies, and bosses.

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Xbox 360 News

Tomb Raider – Caves and Cliffs Map Pack announced, to hit Live soon

Tomb Raider (360, PC, PS3) Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack Announcement - Art 1

A new downloadable map pack has been announced for Tomb Raider. Just as players begin to wrap up the multiplayer component, they will be able to snag the Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack. The three-map drop will be available on Live on March 19, and at an unspecified later date for PC and PS3. All maps will be playable in every multiplayer mode, with the Endurance’s survivors battling the Scavengers in caverns, a shantytown, and a village engulfed in flames.

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Tomb Raider now available for 360, PC, and PS3

Grab your cargo pants and your spaghetti strap tee—it’s time to start raiding some tombs. Crystal Dynamic’s Tomb Raider reboot, aptly titled Tomb Raider, is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. The single-player campaign features everything you have come to expect from a Lara Croft adventure, an array of weaponry, including bows and arrows and pistols, iffy zip lines, dangerous fauna, grave-robbing red shirts to take down, and a deadly ancient curse—what? No curse? There’s also a separate multiplayer campaign, courtesy of Eidos Montreal.

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Tomb Raider making-of series wraps with last Final Hours episode

Square Enix has released the last of the Tomb Raider making-of videos, The Final Hours of Tomb Raider, titled The End of the Beginning (Part 2). The final installment follows the latter days of development, from working on multiplayer with Eidos Montreal to fine-tuning the single-player campaign, and wraps with a discussion between host Zachary Levi and senior Crystal Dynamic staff.

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Tomb Raider system requirements announced for PC version

Tomb Raider (360, PC, PS3) December Screenshots - Screenshot 5

Crystal Dynamic’s Tomb Raider reboot is a few weeks away, and today PC gamers will get to see if their system is up to Lara’s latest adventure. Some of the highlights for the Nixxes-developed PC version include Steamworks integration, higher-quality shadows, and support for Steam Big Picture Mode, AMD HD3D and AMD Eyefinity, gamepads, and Windows XP.

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Capcom Arcade Cabinet – Game Pack 1 now on PSN, Live tomorrow

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) Game Pack 1 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first Game Pack has launched on PSN for Capcom Arcade Cabinet, and will be launching tomorrow on Live Arcade. The $4.99/400 MS Point set includes 1943: The Battle of Midway, Avengers, and Black Tiger. Black Tiger is also a free solo release because it includes the Capcom Arcade platform, which is used to access the other titles as well as those in future game packs. Platformer fans looking for more action after Black Tiger can check out the beat ‘em up Avengers, while shooter fans can take to the Pacific in 1943.

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