Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

Rochard heading to PC

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Recoil Games’ gravity-defying side-scroller Rochard will be ported to the PC later this month. After debuting on the PS Network, Rochard will launch on Steam on November 15 for $9.99. The hybrid action-puzzler stars John Rochard, an astro-miner on a quest to rescue his friends and unravel an intergalactic mystery.

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PC News

James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes now available for 3DS

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James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes has hit store shelves for the Nintendo 3DS. The $39.99 puzzler is an interactive 3D movie with a 1960s motif that has players starring as the main character in a TV game show that is leaving dead participants in its wake. Over 140 puzzles will be left at the crime scenes, ranging from wordplay to drawing, and need to be solved in order to uncover the killer’s identity.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Rochard

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“…an enjoyable adventure filled with likeable characters, interesting scenarios, and a rocking soundtrack.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Rochard goes prospectin’ on PSN

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Sony Online has launched Recoil Games’ Rochard, a “puzzle-platforming, astro-mining action adventure.” Voiced by Jon St. John, Duke Nukem himself, John Rochard is an astro miner who stumbles upon an ancient alien artifact while prospecting in an asteroid. Shortly after the discovery, his team is kidnapped by space pirates and must be rescued using the only tool he has, the gravity-defying G-Lifter.

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PlayStation 3 News

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury gets title update, extended demo

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Just when you thought the explosions were over… D3Publisher has announced a new title update for their Live Arcade action-puzzle(-mech) title, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury. The update, available today, beefs up both the demo and the full game.

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Xbox 360 News

Super Monkey Ball tilting and rolling onto PS Vita in 2012

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Super Monkey Ball will be making its way back to gaming next year. Sega has announced that a new entry into the series, currently going under the work-in-progress title Super Monkey Ball, will ship for the PlayStation Vita sometime in early 2012. AiAi, MeeMee, and GonGon are slated to return, and their bubble-rolling ways will be wrangled via motion controls as well as the Vita’s front- and back-touch panels and dual analog sticks.

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PlayStation Vita News

Trine 2 release date announced, screens released

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Knight Pontius, thief Zoya, and wizard Amadeus are returning for some more side-scrolling puzzle-platforming action later this year when Trine 2 ships to retail and launches online for Mac and PC. The trio will again brave deadly traps and equally dangerous monsters as they quest about in search of loot and adventure. The campaign will be playable with up to three players with support for both online or offline co-op play.

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PC News

SOE reveals release dates, prices for Payday: The Heist and more

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Sony Online Entertainment announced the launch dates and prices today for three of their upcoming PSN titles. The line-up—Payday: The Heist, Rochard, and Sideway: New York—includes everything from platformers to first-person shooters and will launch for either $9.99 or $19.99 throughout the fall.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Limbo now available for PC

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Playdead’s otherworldly puzzle-platformer Limbo is now available for the PC. Released last year for the 360 on Live Arcade, the PC version is available on Steam for $9.99. And because they know PC gamers love that little extra bit of attention, the release also noted that this version is the only one that runs at a full 60 frames per second. (Victory!)

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PC News

Sega announces release dates for Shinobi and Crush3D

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Sega will be hitting the 3DS with two titles later this year and early next. Shinobi, featuring Jiro Musashi, the father of original protagonist Joe Musashi, will be hitting store shelves on November 15. A few months later, the 2D/3D puzzler Crush3D will available on February 21.

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