Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

Wild Guns Reloaded in development for PC, announced for Steam

Natsume will be making their PC debut with a port of Wild Guns Reloaded. Released earlier this year for PS4, Wild Guns Reloaded updated the popular Super Nintendo action title with two new characters, enhanced graphics and audio, four-player co-op, online ranking support, new stages and bosses, and special weapons. PC gamers will be able to download it later this year through Steam.

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PC News

THQ Nordic announces Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Sine Mora EX for NS

THQ Nordic has announced two new titles for Nintendo Switch. The studio will be publishing both this summer, with the role-playing game Battle Chasers: Nightwar hitting later this summer or early fall for $29.99, and the time-bending side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora EX this summer for $19.99. The latter will be expanded with additional challenges, three new modes (Race, Tanks, Dodgeball), and 4K support for PC and PS4 Pro. Trailers and screenshots for both have been posted below.

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Nintendo Switch News

Grab your guns, nades, and eggs, Easter is coming to Gears of War 4

he Coalition is getting festive with the April update for Gears of War 4. On April 14, players will be able to access a new Easter-themed game mode, Bunny Hunt, that adds oversized Bunny Heads into a new variation of Guardian. Five Chocolate Easter Egg-themed weapon skins will also be on offer by registering at GearsofWar.com and completing challenges in a special playlist. April will also see two maps returning from Gears of War 3: Hotel and The Slab. Both are being revamped, with Hotel now located on a misty, overgrown cliffside, while The Slab has a two-lane opening splintered by a courtyard and a windflare roaring in the distance. Season Pass holders can actually play the maps today, while others will need to wait until April 11. Two Legacy Characters are also hitting this month, a surprise COG who can be found early in a Gears Pack and the Locust Kantus. Weapon tuning is also being introduced, including reduced range for the Gnasher and increased body damage with Lancers. Full details can be found on the Community Hub.

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DLC, PC News, Xbox One News

1942 Mobile released for Android and iOS devices

Shooter fans itching to blast on the go can now download Capcom’s WWII vertical shooter 1942 for Android and iOS. The handheld version, 1942 Mobile, features leaderboard support, the ever so important ability to barrel roll, and two modes, Casual and Classic. The game is currently $.99 during the launch period and will be $1.99 thereafter.

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Android, Apple Handheld

CI Games pushing Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 back to late April

CI Games has announced that they have delayed their open-world action title Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. Gamers don’t have to wait much longer, though, as the new date is only three weeks later, April 25. According to the release, the additional time will be used to implement feedback received during the last beta. Currently, the game features weapon customization, vehicles, dynamic weather, and a day-and-night cycle.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Xbox 360 shooter Bullet Soul announced for PC with all DLC

Another Xbox 360 shooter is making its way to PC, the bullet-hell-style shooter Bullet Soul. Mages will be releasing the title next month on Steam. In addition to having to dodge waves of projectiles, players will also have to perfect their timing in order to maximize the proximity-based scoring system that increases a multiplier the closer the player is when they destroy enemy ships. If they are within range, the projectiles become harmless. Secret bonuses are also hidden throughout the stages. The game will feature four different modes, several of which were downloadable add-ons for the 360 version, three different ships, a hidden second loop, three modes (Bancho, Caravan, and Normal), leaderboard support, tate/vertical screen support with X/Y scaling and smoothing, and a Version B with a fourth ship.

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DLC, PC News

Dreamcast shooter Ghost Blade HD released for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U

Indie developer Hucast Games has officially released their Dreamcast title Ghost Blade HD for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U. The $9.99 bullet-hell-style vertical shooter, said to be inspired by similar releases from the 1990s, features two-player local co-op, five stages, three ships, leaderboard support, and three difficulty levels. Players will be able to blast their way through several modes, including Practice and Score Attack.

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PlayStation 4 News, Wii U, Xbox One News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours Eighting Pack

“… a solid if less experimental pack than its predecessors.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

NIS announces Ys VIII, Culdcept Revolt, release dates, more

NIS recently held their 2017 press event and has since released a host of trailers and announcements. Several new games have been added to their scheduled. Three titles are set to release this summer: Culdcept Revolt for 3DS, RPG Maker Fes for 3DS, and Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle for PS4 and PS Vita. Two more will follow later in the year: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for PC, PS4, and PS Vita this fall, and at an unspecified date, Tokyo Tattoo Girls for PC and PS Vita. Five others were also dated: Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! (PS Vita, Steam) is coming June 6, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, PS Vita) on September 26, Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch) on May 23, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC) on March 27, and Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PC) on April 24. And in a surprising bit of news, The Silver Case’s PS4 version will receive two additional chapters, Yami and Whiteout Prologue. Check below to see all of the new trailers.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Gears of War 4 gets maps, tweaks, Valentine’s event with update

Gears of War 4’s February update kicks off a week-long Valentine’s event today. The promotion adds new packs, maps (Impact Dark and War Machine), themed bounties, a Craftable Character, and additional improvements. The Torque Bow Tag also makes a return, but with a twist. Next month, players can look forward to a pre-game lobby setup for Core and Competitive playlists, weapon and playlist tuning based on feedback from fan surveys, and the first of “a steady flow” of Legacy Characters. This summer will also see some additions, including a new Inconceivable difficulty level for Campaign and Horde, IronMan Mode for Campaign and Horde, level 6 skills for all classes, more skills for all classes, and new achievements. Details on the two new maps and changes to Guardian can be found below.

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PC News, Xbox One News