Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

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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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Tomb Raider – The Final Hours: The End of the Beginning launches

A new video has launched in The Final Hours project, a behind-the-scenes series documenting the development of Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The latest episode, The End of the Beginning – Part 1, explores the final days of the game’s development with several team members at Crystal Dynamics’ offices in Redwood City.

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Capcom Arcade Cabinet detailed, schedule and screens released

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) Schedule Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released the full schedule for their upcoming download compilation, Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The set will be released in waves, dubbed Game Packs, over PSN and Live Arcade. The first set will feature a free release, Black Tiger, and Game Pack 1 (1943: The Battle of Midway, Avengers, Black Tiger) for $4.99/400 MS Points on February 19 on PSN and 20 on Live. There is even a two-game bonus pack for those who purchase all five for-pay sets. The entire schedule is available below, under a new batch of screenshots, and includes over 20 8-bit titles.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Rayman Legends announced for 360 and PS3, delayed for Wii U

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

Rayman fans, there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is for 360 and PS3 owners: Rayman Legends has been announced for both systems. The bad news is for Wii U owners: the Wii U version has been delayed. With the decision to go multiplatform, Ubisoft has decided to have all titles launch at the same time, which is currently sometime in September. Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio behind the Wii U version, is also developing the 360 and PS3 versions.

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PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time now available for PS3, PS Vita

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sly Cooper returns for a new adventure today in the Sanzaru Games-developed Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for PS3 and PS Vita. Picking up after Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Sly and company must travel back in time and around the world, from Feudal Japan to Medieval England, in order to meet and learn from the Cooper Clan before the remaining pages of the familial tome on thievery vanishes. Launching alongside Thieves in Time is a companion title for both systems, the PSN-only mini-game collection Bentley’s Hackpack.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Tomb Raider Limited Edition wireless controller announced

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Tomb Raider fans looking to go whole hog for the upcoming reboot will soon be able to grab a limited edition controller for 360. The wireless controller, revealed at CES 2013, was developed in collaboration with artists from Crystal Dynamics and is based around Lara’s climbing axe and tourniquets. As with the limited edition all-silver controller, the Tomb Raider version will also feature an adjustable directional pad that alternates between the plus design and more traditional disc pattern. Each unit will also come with a download token for the exclusive playable character Scavenger Archer.

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Xbox 360 News

Street Fighter X Mega Man available for PC, Mega Man 1-6 3DS bound

Street Fighter X Mega Man (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Mega Man turns 25 today, and as with Street Fighter, Capcom has plans to celebrate the anniversary all year long. To kicks things off, the free PC Street Fighter X Mega Man crossover platformer announced last week is now available at Capcom-Unity.com. The game features eight levels themed after Street Fighter, and eight fighters to battle as end-area bosses.

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Rayman Legends demo launches on eShop for Wii U

New Wii U owners looking for some platforming action can now download a demo of Rayman Legends from the Nintendo eShop. A new trailer provides a glimpse as to what the demo has on offer, including how the GamePad will help Rayman in his quest to rid the lands of a new evil presence.

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Wii U

Street Fighter X Mega Man set to launch next week for free for PC

Street Fighter X Mega Man (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

As part of their celebrations for Street Fighter’s 25th anniversary, Capcom has announced their plans to release a fan-made Mega Man crossover title for free. The 8-bit-styled retro platfromer, developed by Seow Zong Hui (aka “Sonic”) in conjunction with Capcom, will be available for PC on December 17 through Capcom-Unity.com. Players will take the blue bomber through eight Street Fighter-themed levels and face off against some of gaming’s most famous fighters.

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