Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

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.


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.


PC News

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.


PC News

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.


PC News

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

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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.


PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News

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

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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.


DLC, PC News

Vic Viper flies again! Gradius V launches on PSN for PS3

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The gallant Vic Viper is back to battling the Bacterians with the release of Gradius V on PSN. The 2004 shooter, originally available for PS2, can be downloaded for $9.99. Following series tradition, players are able to augment their fighter with power-ups that scroll through a set list of weapons and abilities that is chosen before deployment. Local co-op play is also support for up to two players.


PlayStation 3 News

Opa-Opa returns! 3D Fantasy Zone II W blasts its way onto eShop

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As mentioned earlier this week, Sega has expanded their 3D Classics Series 2 today with 3D Fantasy Zone II W. The remastered version of the 1987 shooter gives Opa-Opa and company a bump up from 8-bit to 16-bit-style graphics as well as adds stereoscopic 3D effects. New features were also added, including a Stage Select option to save and resume games in progress, the ability to adjust the difficulty, and the new Endless Game Mode, a condensed version of the game set in Link Loop Land.



Halo: Spartan Strike brings back twin-stick action, out for mobile, PC

Halo Spartan-Strike (iOS, PC, Windows 8) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Halo twin-stick shooter has gone live for mobile devices and PC, Halo: Spartan Strike. The $5.99 download-only release is set in New Mombasa during the events of Halo 2. Players take on the role of a Spartan in an ONI simulation, guiding UNSC troops through 30 missions set throughout cities and jungles. Throughout the missions, soldiers gain access to new abilities, weapons, and vehicles. Windows 8 versions also include support for weekly challenges, leaderboards, and Achievements with accompanying emblems, avatars, and nameplates.


Apple Handheld, PC News

Sunset Overdrive gets price drop, April Fools’ Day Achievement, DLC

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Sunset Overdrive received a new downloadable expansion today, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machine. The $9.99 expansion adds a new side story that sees Sam setting out to save his mentor from the Fizzco Robotics Factory. His mission will see him battling new enemies but also gaining access to new amps, outfits, traps, and a massive controllable Energy Ball. A series of videos has been uploaded to the game’s official Youtube channel covering most of the additions: enemies, traps and amps, and weapons. An extra 200-point Achievement was also added for April Fools’ Day, and for those who haven’t picked the game up yet, Microsoft has permanently lowered the price to $39.99.


DLC, Xbox One News