Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

Degica releases Triangle Service’s vertical shooter Deltazeal for PC

Delazeal (PC, Xbox 360) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gamers looking for some shooter action can now grab Triangle Service and Degica’s Deltazeal, the follow-up to Xiizeal, on Steam. The two titles make up the Shooting Love Anniversary set that debuted in Japanese arcades back in 2001. They also form the foundation for all of Triangle Service’s shooters, with Deltazeal featuring 10 power-up slots, combined weaponry, alternate routes, branching stage paths, and secret bosses. The soundtracks for both titles were also released as downloadable content, as was a pack containing both games and their respective soundtracks.

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PC News

Kromaia to get physical release for PS4 as Kromaia Omega

Kromaia (PC, PS4) PS4 Physical Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kraken Empire has signed a deal with Rising Star to release a physical copy of Kromaia Omega for PS4. The free-roaming shooter will launch this fall and feature adaptive AI, allowing enemies to alter speed and formations, leaderboard support, local two-player co-op, and different ship types. As an Armor pilot, players must navigate different worlds in order to defeat powerful guardians as they solve puzzles and collect treasure. In addition to Story mode, the game will also include Score Attack and Pure Mode.

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PlayStation 4 News

Cave to make Steam debut with Mushihimesama for PC

Mushihimesama (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 2

Famed shooter developer Cave will be making their Steam debut this winter with Mushihimesama. The vertical shooter, originally released overseas in arcades and Xbox 360, follows the princess Reco on her quest to find a cure for her people. Players must guide her through five stages of bullet hell to reach Shinju Forest in order to secure the help of the God of the Koju, large insectoid creatures that roam the land. In addition to Arcade Mode, the game will also include Arrange Mode, with different enemy positions and shot patterns, Novice Mode, online leaderboard, support for downloadable replays, and an extra remixed version of the game, Mushihimesama 1.5.

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PC News

New Resident Evil-themed shooter coming 2016, Umbrella Corps

Umbrella Corps (PC, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has announced a new third-person shooter set in the Resident Evil universe for PC and PS4, Umbrella Corps. Slated to launch in early 2016, the game is an online-focused, fast-paced arena shooter with players battling in “short and brutal” matches set within small combat zones. As mercenaries, players will be able to utilize a cover system and arm themselves with traditional Resident Evil gear as well as some more experimental items. In addition to the standard grenade and pistol, there is a Tactical Shield that allows zombies to be used as cover, Terrain Spikes for squashing enemies, the Brainer for bashing in skulls, and a Zombie Jammer to repel zombies.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

(PC Review) Gryphon Knight Epic

(PC Review) Gryphon Knight Epic

“… much improved from its initial release, and while its replay value is limited, it offers an enjoyable and varied campaign.”

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PC Reviews

(Xbox One Review) Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

(Xbox One Review) Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

“… adds a nice visual shine and beefs up multiplayer but neglects some noticeable issues with the campaign.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder out for PC

Evoland 2 A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 5

Shiro Games is set to once again take gamers through an era-spanning adventure in Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder. Things are a little difference this time around, as players will not only advance through console generations but also genres, as elements of shooters, platformers, brawlers, and more make their way into the time-traveling tale. The game’s beleaguered hero will experience these shifts as he jumps around timelines in order to prevent his bleak future from becoming a reality.

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PC News

3D Gunstar Heroes now available on eShop for 3DS

3DS Gunstar Heroes (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Treasure’s legendary action side-scroller Gunstar Heroes has been added to Sega’s 3D Classics line. 3D Gunstar Heroes, now available on eShop, features two versions (Japanese and International), local co-op, emulation options, stereoscopic 3D support, and new gameplay modes. The added modes include Mega Life (more health), Mega Shot (double damage), and Gunslinger (allows for players to discover new weapon combinations, a la Alien Soldier). The game’s extensive scrolling and high-intensity action made it particularly difficult to port to 3DS, and it was actually passed over previously. The technically minded curious about how it was accomplished can find some answers in a new interview with producer Yosuke Okunari and M2 president Naoki Horii at Sega’s blog.

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3DS

Gryphon Knight Epic takes to the skies, out now for PC

Gryphon Knight (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Cyber Rhino Studios has released their 2D shooter Gryphon Knight Epic. As Sir Oliver, players take to their mighty gryphon, Aquila, to battle through eight levels and duel against former friends who are now enemies of the land.

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PC News

(Xbox One Review) Rare Replay

(Xbox One Review) Rare Replay

“… a great reminder that Rare is a company worth remembering, and in the year of their 30th anniversary, worth celebrating. ”

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Xbox One Reviews