Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

Top-down shooter Xiizeal now on Steam

Xiizeal (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Degica, the publisher behind Crimzon Clover, has released a new top-down shooter for PC, Xiizeal. A revival of the Xii/Zeal franchise last released for arcade and PS2 in 2002, the new version features support for picture rotation and vertical aspect displays, a replay function, global leaderboards for Arcade and Score Attack modes, and Steam achievements. It’s also a part of Steam’s summer sale and can be purchased for $9.59, 20% off its regular price.

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PS4 version of Tropico 5 gets its first DLC add-on, Waterborne

Tropico 5 (PC, PS4)PS4 Waterborne Launch Announcement -  Screenshot 1

El Presidente is taking to the seas today in a new expansion for the PlayStation 4 version of Tropico 5, Waterborne. The add-on, the first for the PS4, features a six-scenario campaign, four new sandbox maps, nine offshore buildings, including floating apartments and power facilities that generate energy from waves, two avatar costumes along with six accessories, and submarines. The emphasis on water also adds new events and mechanics.

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Ten-minute video, screens released from Tom Clancy’s The Division

The Division (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Media - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a new walkthrough video and screenshots from Tom Clancy’s The Division. Players get a chance to see what’s in store as they fight their way through a dynamic open-world New York in search of a cure for a deadly virus. Xbox One owners will be able to try the game a little early when a beta goes live this December.

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Activision and PlatinumGames team up for Transformers: Devastation

Transformers Devestation (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

PlatinumGames is a busy studio these days. Not only are they assisting with the upcoming sequel to Nier, but they are also working on a new Transformers title for Activision, Transformers: Devastation. The third-person action title will sport cel-shaded graphics along with a storyline inspired by the IDW comic book universe and some notable voice actors, including Frank Welker (Megatron, Soundwave) and Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime). Combat will be fast and combo heavy, as with other titles from PlatinumGames, and supplemented by upgrades and new weapons. The playable roster will include five Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock. Devastation is slated for release later this year.

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E3 2015: Square Enix – Nier, Star Ocean, Final Fantasy

Nier New Project (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

To a few (dignified) squeals from the staff, Square Enix announced that Nier is returning for PS4. The working title is Nier New Project, and as with the previous titles in the universe, including the Drakengard series, the game will be an action-heavy role-playing game. Only this time, PlatinumGames will be assisting by “amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation 4 system.”

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Dark Souls III announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has officially revealed FromSoftware’s next title, Dark Souls III. The “dark and brooding fantasy adventure” is scheduled to launch in early 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Not much else was revealed about the upcoming journey, other than it will be similar to the previous games, with players traveling throughout an interconnected world, avoiding traps, searching out secrets, and battlings monsters and beasts. Though there is a bit of a twist this time around, as players are trying to avoid a looming apocalypse.

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Street Fighter V adds Birdie and Cammy, PS4 beta to begin July 23

Street Fighter V (PC, PS4) E3 Media - Screenshot 1

Capcom revealed two more additions to Street Fighter V’s roster: Birdie and Cammy. Cammy has been a staple of the series for several years now, but Birdie hasn’t been seen rushing around and headbutting since Street Fighter Alpha 3. The two join four previously announced fighters, Charlie Nash, Chun-Li, M. Bison, and Ryu. A new trailer and batch of screenshots were released showing the two in action. The beta was also dated, with PS4 pre-orders getting a chance to try the game online from July 23 to July 28.

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E3 2015: Microsoft – Backwards compatibility, HoloLens, Gears 4

XXX at the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)

Microsoft had a lot to show this year, including an on-stage demonstration of HoloLens, details about the upcoming elite controller, gameplay footage from Gears of War 4, and the debut of the Steam Early Access-like program Xbox Game Preview. There was also the biggest surprise of the event, the reveal that backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One. The latter is opening the system up to not only a massive back catalog of titles but also some nice bonuses, such as a free copy of Fallout 3 with Fallout 4 and free copies of Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 with Rainbow Six Siege.

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E3 2015: Bethesda – Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2, and more

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Bethesda had a number of surprises at their E3 presentation. Not only is Fallout 4 coming out this November, less than four months away, but a new Fallout game is also out for iOS. Additionally, Dishonored Definitive Edition and Dishonored 2 were revealed, and more was shown from their upcoming free-to-play PC arena action title BattleCry and id’s latest efforts on Doom. Check below for details and extra media on each title.

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PC and PS4 versions of Tales of Zestiria to launch alongside PS3

Tales of Zestiria (PC, PS3, PS4) PC and PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Tales series will be expanding its reach into new territories when Tales of Zestiria is released later this year. Ahead of E3, Bandai Namco has sent word that the previously announced PS3 version will be released alongside two others, one for PC and the other for PS4. In Zestiria, players take control of Sorey, a young adventurer ordained to become The Shepard, who must save the land from becoming corrupt by stopping an evil force called Malevolence. New combat mechanics are also being introduced with the new cast, including side dashes and a fusing ability that allows for the creation new elemental artes.

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