Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: Zomboss Down free DLC out

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warefare (360, One) Zomboss DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is sending players back onto the battlefield today with the release of the free download pack Zomboss Down. The new pack adds eight playable characters, including Wrestling Star Zombie and Sun Pharaoh, an increased level cap from 20 to 30, 200-plus items, two new levels (Cactus Canyon Gardens and Graveyards Map), and new challenges.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

(Xbox 360 Review) Halo: Spartan Assault

(Xbox 360 Review) Halo: Spartan Assault

“… a solid if short top-down shooter that serves both solo- and co-op-minded players, but the influence of microtransactions makes for an overly limited experience.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Red alert! The Bureau: XCOM Declassified launches for Mac

The Bureau XCOM Declassified (360, PC, PS3) Mac Announcement - Screenshot 1

Mac gamers, it’s time to suit up and double check your gear: the aliens are here. TransGaming has ported 2K games’ The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Mac OS X. The third-person shooter puts players on the frontline of an alien invasion as an agent for XCOM. Unlike its strategy counterparts, The Bureau is set in the past, at the beginning of the organization’s war against the aliens. As special agent William Carter, players will command a squad of agents in skirmishes around the country against the invaders.

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PC News

Hexodius pewpews its way onto Xbox Live Arcade for 360

Hexodius (360, PC) XBLA Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Brain Slap Studios’ top-down shooter Hexodius has launched on Xbox Live Arcade, according to publisher Namco Bandai. Already available for PC via Steam, Hexodius features a story mode, six worlds, boss battles, multiple difficulty levels, and leaderboard support.

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Xbox 360 News

New corporate offices and more added in Dust 514: Uprising 1.5

Dust 514 (PS3) Uprising 1.5 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Massively multiplayer first-person shooter Dust 514 received a new update today, Uprising 1.5. CCP’s latest patch features revised tutorials, which are now designed around a reward- and task-given structure; a new Squad Finder that lists all available squads awaiting players, a brief description, and a latency indicator; new War Points; and new Corporation Roles, allowing CEOs and directors to assign additional offices to other corporation members (Accountant, Personnel Director, Terrestrial Combat Officer, and Terrestrial Logistics Officer). For more information on all of the tweaks, as well as what each new corporate position entails, check out the official blog and patch notes.

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PlayStation 3 News

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut shipping to retail Oct. 22

Square Enix has announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, the one-time Wii U exclusive, will launch on October 22 for 360, PC, PS3, and Wii U. A Mac OS X version is slated for release “in the near future.” The Director’s Cut adds Miiverse integration and GamePad support for the Wii U version, Smartglass support for the 360 version, and PS Vita touchscreen support for the PS3 version. A host of general improvements and extras are slated to be included as well, such as the Missing Link DLC, developer commentary, overhauled boss fights, and refined graphics, control, and AI.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

First gameplay trailer, new shots released from Crimson Dragon

A small snippet of gameplay and a few new screenshots were released at this year’s Tokyo Game Show from Crimson Dragon. Developed by Panzer Dragoon series creator Yukio Futatsugi, the Xbox One exclusive will feature the same on-rails air combat as its spiritual predecessors with mankind battling astride dragons in a world ruled by the giant beasts.

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Xbox One News

(Xbox 360 Review) Lost Planet 3

(Xbox 360 Review) Lost Planet 3

“… a bog-standard cover-based third-person shooter that has everything it needs to go in any number of truly interesting directions, but instead chooses to go nowhere near any of them.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

The Chaos Engine launches for Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows PC

The Chaos Engine (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

The Bitmap Brothers’ classic top-down shooter The Chaos Engine returns today with a new version for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The latest incarnation is an updated version of the 1993 Amiga original and features four worlds, a roster of six mercenaries, a single-player campaign, online and local co-op modes, Enhanced and Classic modes, and Steam Achievements. This release was developed by Mastertronic and Abstraction Games, the studio behind the PS3 and PS Vita ports of Hotline Miami, along with one of the founding members of The Bitmap Brothers, Mike Montgomery.

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PC News

Lost Planet 3 ships to retail for consoles, PC

Lost Planet 3 (360, PC, PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 2

Capcom has announced that Lost Planet 3 has shipped to retail for 360, PC, and PS3. The latest entry in the seven-year-old series finds players in the shoes of Utility Rig pilot and NEVEC employee Jim Peyton on the frozen planet of E.D.N. III. Tasked with mining the planet’s powerful Thermal Energy in order to stave off an energy crisis on Earth, players soon run into problems as the dangerous indigenous Akrids, tumultuous weather, and the planet’s colonial history force Peyton to fight for his life. Multiplayer is also supported for up to 10 players.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News