Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

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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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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(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

New Mad Max interactive trailer released, Choose Your Path

Mad Max (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new interactive trailer has been released for Mad Max. The Choose Your Path video runs through a scenario that takes over two minutes to complete and allows viewers to decide how Max goes about tackling a variety of situations, loading a clip corresponding to their choice. There are three branches in total, three choices per branch, with each showcasing a different gameplay style. The video’s total run length is over seven minutes, the scenario looping several times so that viewers can follow multiple paths.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mad World returns in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launch trailer

Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One) Third Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 2

Microsoft has reached into their vaults for the latest trailer for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Fans of the original might recall a memorable TV spot featuring the song Mad World, and in a fitting nod to the 2006 version, Mad World returns for Ultimate Edition’s launch trailer. Check it out below. And as a reminder, all save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over to Ultimate Edition, which will also support several Xbox One features, including screenshots, Snap, and DVR.

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Xbox One News