Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platformer

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 The game features eight levels themed after Street Fighter, and eight fighters to battle as end-area bosses.


PC News

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.


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 Players will take the blue bomber through eight Street Fighter-themed levels and face off against some of gaming’s most famous fighters.


PC News

Lara Croft knee-deep in action in new Tomb Raider screens

Tomb Raider (360, PC, PS3) December Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has released a new batch of screens from Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The latest shots show gunfights, makeshift zip-lining, and … adventure!


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition announced for 360, PS3

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Square Enix has announced a Collector’s Edition for the 360 and PS3 versions of Crystal Dynamic’s upcoming Tomb Raider. Set to hit store shelves at the same time as the standard release, on March 5, the $99.99 set will include a Lara Croft figurine, double-sided map and poster, a lithographic print, and more. The entire package will come in a replica survival tin modeled after those found on board the in-game expedition ship Endurance.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion demo now on eShop

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 2

Disney has followed up the launch of Epic Mickey 2′s 360 and PS3 demo, released earlier this week, with a demo for the upcoming 3DS side-scrolling platformer Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. Available through the Nintendo eShop, Power of Illusion is reminiscent of—and described as a tribute to—the classic Sega Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion. After falling into the Wasteland, players must take Mickey through the castle to stop the imprisoned witch Mizrabel from draining the essence of popular characters. The demo includes the tutorial and a battle on the Jolly Roger against Captain Hook and his band of pirates.