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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours’ next downloadable set will feature ships from Capcom titles. Scheduled to launch February 16, the fifth wave will include drops for three games: Progear, Side Arms Hyper Dyne, and Varth: Operation Thunderstorm. As with the previous packs, each will have a ship, new stages, and music, with original tracks remixed by Yasuhisa Watanabe, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, and Daisuke Matsumoto. Details can be found below. In regards to the physical version, it is now set to be published in March and will be exclusive to Limited Run Games. A $59.99 standard edition will come with the Darius Odyssey digital art book with Japanese text. A $99.99 limited edition will come bundled with the digital art book, ‘Original Arrange Album 2’ CD (Cave and 8ing DLC arrangements), and two Silver Hawk Burst figures in a package sporting art commissioned from Kanetaka Ebikawa.
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours’ fifth downloadable bundle, based off of several of Eighting’s titles, is slated to launch on January 18. The three included packs feature a new ship, three stages, and new music each, with designs from Battle Garegga, Mahoudaisakusen, and Soukyuugurentai (Terra Diver). Ten arranged stages are also bundled, along with three boss fights and 10 stages for CS mode in CS Pack 3. The packs can be purchased individually for $4.99 or as a bundle for $11.97. Note that DLC ships can only be used in DLC levels.
Players can get an extended look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 today with a new 15-minute-long gameplay video. Developer CI Games walks viewers through a never-before-revealed location, a slaughterhouse nestled in the Georgian mountains. As Marine Jon North, players must break in to rescue an American prisoner. To achieve his mission, he has access to a wide variety of equipment and weapons, including a new aerial drone, which is featured in the footage.