Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

Gryphon Knight Epic to take to the skies August 20, new trailer up

Gryphon Knight Epic (PC) Kickstarter Announcement - Screenshot 3

Cyber Rhino Studios has announced that their upcoming fantasy-inspired 2D shooter Gryphon Knight Epic will be available on August 20. A new trailer was also released, showing Sir Oliver taking to his majestic, magical gryphon to rid the land of marauding monsters and their airborne masters.

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Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on Xbox.com, Xbox One dash

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Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from Xbox.com or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Xbox One News

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition goes gold, new intro, doc videos out

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Microsoft has sent word that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone gold and is now available for digital pre-download. The game is available in two flavors, the $39.99 Standard Edition and the $59.99 Deluxe Edition, each of which comes with pre-order bonuses for early buyers. The former includes multiplayer skins for Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya, as well as the Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin, while the latter adds 10 animated weapon skins, 36 standard weapon skins, and Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin in multiplayer. Coalition also released two new videos to offer a better look at the revamped visuals and design process. Both the new opening cinema and behind-the-scenes look are viewable below.

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Xbox One News

Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder dated

Evoland 2 A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shiro Games will be releasing Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder, the follow-up to their era-spanning homage to role-playing games Evoland, on August 25. The download-only release will be available through Steam. As with the original, Evoland 2 will be heavily referential, with winks and nods to numerous classic and contemporary titles, and frequently switch gameplay as well as art styles. Eight new screenshots have also been released, showcasing the various play styles that will be on offer, from platforming to top-down shooting.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle announced at Comic-Con

Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One) Console Bundle Announcement - Header

Microsoft revealed a new Xbox One Gears of War bundle during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, currently up for pre-order, will be available on August 25 for $349. The set will include a 500GB console, a wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack, a download code for a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin, and early access to the 2016 Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.

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Xbox One News

Top-down shooter Xiizeal now on Steam

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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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Five seconds of in-game footage released from Doom 4

Bethesda has released the teaserist teaser possible with a new three-second clip from Doom 4 … well Doom, but we’ll go with Doom 4 for the time being. The video offers the slightest of glimpses at the game’s progress, but series fans won’t have to wait too much longer for more info, as the studio plans on a full reveal at this year’s E3.

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Alpha demo for shooter-RPG Drifting Lands released on Steam

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France-based indie studio Alkemi has release a free alpha demo of Drifting Lands. The hybrid title combines the action of horizontal shooters with a skill system similar to role-playing games. The game features loot, randomized levels, multiple ships, and various pilot classes. Players can try out the early release by downloading the demo from Steam.

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OPQAM’s top-down shooter Project Root blasts onto Live, PSN

Project Root (PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new shooter has launched for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One, courtesy of OPQAM and Reverb Triple XP. Project Root, “a modern remake of the shoot ‘em up action genre,” follows rebel ace Lance Rockport in his eight-stage battle against the Prometheus Corporation. Along the way, players will also be able to upgrade their craft, the F-72 Zonda fighter.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine on sale, updated for Steam extras

Warhammer 40K Space Marine (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) PC Steam Update - Screenshot 1

Relic has updated Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine with support for a host of Steam perks: badges, profile backgrounds, trading cards, and more. The update coincides with a special that knocks 75% off the regular price for both Space Marine and Space Marine Collection, from April 27 to May 4. The latter is packed with all downloadable content, which includes the Chaos Unleashed map pack that unlocks the Chaos Space Marines for a four-player co-op mode, new modes and skins, and Dreadnought, which adds the 12-foot-tall Dreadnought in multiplayer.

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