Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

(PC Review) Super Galaxy Squadron EX

(PC Review) Super Galaxy Squadron EX

“… an admirable first attempt at a bullet-hell shooter.”

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PC Reviews

Cave horizontal shooter Deathsmiles hitting PC this March

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Degica has announced that they will be releasing the PC version of Cave’s Deathsmiles on March 10. Currently available for Xbox 360, Deathsmiles is a horizontal shooter that pits players, as angels, against the invading forces of Hell. The game features six modes, including Mega Black Label, five playable angels, branching paths, and support for local two-player co-op. The original soundtrack will also be included with the game for free during launch week.

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Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours getting Sega-themed DLC

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Degica has announced a new trio of downloadable content add-ons for Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours. In addition to the three previously announced Taito-themed packs, the studio has revealed that three more will be added for various Sega shooters. The Sega set will include ships, levels, and remixed music based on Fantasy Zone, Galaxy Force II, and Space Harrier. The Taito packs, based on Metal Black, Night Striker, and RayForce, is scheduled to go live on March 17. The packs will be available individually for $4.99 or as three-pack bundles for $11.99. Videos for the Taito packs have been made available as well, and posted below.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

H1Z1 split into H1Z1: King of the Kill, H1Z1: Just Survive, trailers up

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Daybreak Games has split their open-world zombie-themed survival title H1Z1 into two titles, H1Z1: King of the Kill and H1Z1: Just Survive. Both titles exist within the same universe but are being developed by different teams who are working towards separate content milestones. H1Z1: King of the Kill is an online shooter set in large arenas where players battle to be the last one standing across several modes, including Battle Royale. King of the Hill is set to launch this summer for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. H1Z1: Just Survive is based on the original concept of players scavenging for items, crafting gear, and building makeshift shelters while battling zombies and one another. Just Survive will be in Early Access for the rest of the year.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection gets pre-order, early run bonus

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Sega has announced a retro-themed pre-order bonus for Sega 3D Classics Collection. Early buyers will receive a nine-sticker decal sheet when they pick up the compilation. The set of silver-hued stickers will include a Master System logo and console, a Mega Drive logo, a Genesis logo and console, a 16-Bit logo, a GigaDrive logo, a Professor Asobin, and of course, a Sega logo.

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3DS

Ubisoft details free, for-pay DLC plans for Tom Clancy’s the Division

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Tom Clancy’s the Division will be receiving three major expansions, according to Ubisoft. The online open-world role-playing shooter will receive both free updates and for-pay add-ons. The free updates will include standard balance tweaks and bug fixes along with new modes, such as group challenges in co-op. For-pay additions will be released throughout the year and add an underground area for up to four players in co-op, a survival mode, and another, unspecific mode called Last Stand. All three are included with the Season Pass, which also comes with an exclusive sawed-off shotgun and customize sidearm, in addition to outfits, weapon skins, and access to special events and content drops. Players can sign up for the upcoming beta here, which is set to kick off on January 28 for Xbox One and 29 for PC and PS4.

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Umbrella Corps launching his May, new screens, trailer released

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Umbrella Corps, the upcoming Resident Evil-themed arena shooter, will be hitting digital outlets this May for PC and PS4. In addition to a multiplayer component, there will also be a single-player campaign, The Experiment. Solo play will consist of over 20 multi-objective missions, tasking the player with battling through a “coliseum style horde-like mode” without the Zombie Jammer device found in multiplayer. Arenas will be based after areas found in Resident Evil 4 and 5, including the remote village from the fourth, and host numerous familiar enemies, such as the Ganados and Cerberus dogs. A new trailer was released alongside a handful of screenshots, all of which have been posted below.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection coming stateside this April for 3DS

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Sega will be bringing the 3DS compilation Sega 3D Classics Collection to North America. Scheduled to launch digitally and physically on April 26, the bundle will include nine games ported over to the system by the current retro-updating standard-bearers M2. The games will include titles from both the Genesis and Master System: Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W, Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, and Altered Beast. Five of the titles are already available through eShop but four are new to the system. Details for each are available below.

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3DS

Cat’s lasers are primed for combat, sir! Shooting Stars out for PC

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Bloodirony and Daedalic’s latest shooter, Shooting Stars, is now available for PC. As Tscherno, players don their skinny jeans, hoodies, and thick-framed glasses to save the day with their laser-eyed cat. Saddling up on their hoverboard, they must save mankind from an invasion of aliens who have taken on the form of knockoff Hollywood actors, musicians, and Youtubers (“Like, rate, comment and subscribe!”). In addition to the main mode, there are cards to collect and Daily Runs for players to compete for leaderboard position on individual stages.

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Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours getting Taitor shooter tie-in DLC

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Degica has detailed their DLC plans for Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours. On January 14, the PC version will receive the Darius Odyssey art book, previously exclusive to PS4, for $14.99 and as part of a combo with the base game for $59.99. Also set to be available on the same day for all versions are three themed packs based on Taito titles: Night Striker, Metal Black, and RayForce. Each pack will come with a new ship and remixed music from the associated title as well as unique levels. Note that the DLC ships are only usable in downloadable levels, though the base game ships are transferable to the new stages, and that the new levels are playable in CS mode with 16:9 aspect ratio.

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