Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

Hitman: Sniper Challenge, Gyromancer now on CoreOnline

CoreOnline (PC) Hitman Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer Announcement - Screenshot 1

CoreOnline, Square Enix’s free-to-play online platform, has added Hitman: Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer. Sniper Challenge was initially a pre-order bonus for Hitman: Absolution, allowing players to practice their sniping skills against a series of targets in arcade-style missions. Scores can also be posted to Facebook for that extra bit of bragging. Gyromancer is a puzzle-RPG that has players take on the role of Rivel, a summoner of beasts, as he makes this way through Aldemona Wood.


PC News

Thunder Wolves coming in hot, launching next week on Steam

Thunder Wolves (360, PC, PS3) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Most Wanted Entertainment’s helicopter shoot ‘em up Thunder Wolves will be taking off for PC on May 15. The throwback action title, unabashedly in love with explosions and justice, will feature 13 missions, three difficulty levels, nine helicopters, and local co-op play as pilot and gunner. The game will launch on Steam for $14.99, but pre-orders will be able to grab it off for $11.99.


PC News

New screens, multiplayer details released for Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3 (360, PC, PS3) MP Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has detailed two of the four multiplayer modes slated to be included in Lost Planet 3, Akrid Survival and Scenario Mode. Akrid Survival is a team-based mode where two teams of three battle against waves of Akrid before facing off against each other in a final versus round. Scenario Mode tasks two teams with tackling offensive and defensive challenges in on-foot and vehicle-based combat. New campaign and multiplayer screens were also released and have been posted below.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Capcom Arcade Cabinet adds 1942, SonSon, more with Game Pack 5

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) 1984 Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Game Pack has launched for Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Pack #5. Included in the set is the shooter 1942, action-puzzler Pirate Ship Higemaru, and action-platformer SonSon, all from 1984. As a bonus, if gamers have the previous four packs and purchase the fifth, they will receive 1943 Kai and Vulgus for free.


DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut detailed, trailer released

Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as well as a host of details about the many (many) improvements that are in store. The full details are available below, but some of the highlights include redesigned boss fights, which will feature new map layouts and tweaks to allow for non-violent victories; an improved energy-charging system so augments can be used more frequently; eight hours of director’s commentary; a 45-minute making-of movie; direct play via the GamePad; and the integration of the Missing Link DLC. The downside? It’s not coming out until next year.


Wii U

Gears of War: Judgment gets title update, free map and mode DLC

Gears of War: Judgment (360) Title Update and DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A free DLC pack, sponsored by Maxim, has launched for Gears of War: Judgment. The limited-time giveaway download includes the return of Execution Mode and a new multiplayer map, Haven. Special playlists for both have also been made available, offering 200% XP boosts for regular players and 300% XP boosts for VIP pass holders. A title update has also launched, and is detailed below.


DLC, Xbox 360 News

Dust 514 to get planetary conquest and more this May with Uprising

Dust 514 (PS3) Uprising Build Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dust 514 development continues to roll along, and developer CCP Games has announced a new milestone for the massively multiplayer first-person shooter, Uprising. The hefty update coincides with the tenth anniversary of Eve Online’s launch, and brings the PC MMO and the free-to-play PS3 exclusive closer to complete integration. Not only will Uprising bring the universes closer together, but it will also improve the visuals, streamline the interface, incorporate planetary conquests, and add new battlegrounds, modes, gear, and weapons.


PlayStation 3 News

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut announced for Wii U

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut (Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 1

In the ‘pleasantly surprising news’ category, Square Enix has announced that they will be releasing a Director’s Cut of Eidos Montreal’s action role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. What should excite Wii U owners the most isn’t the GamePad support for touchscreen hacking and map editing, Miiverse integration, inclusion of the Missing Link DLC, developer commentary, or improved graphics, control, and AI. No, they should be excited about the overhauled boss fights. Not that the other stuff isn’t worth getting excited about, because they should make a great game even better, it’s just that the boss fights were absolutely terrible.


DLC, Wii U

Watch your flank, Gears of War: Judgment now available for 360

Gears of War Judgment (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gears of War: Judgment is now on store shelves. Developed by People Can Fly, the studio behind the Painkiller series and Bulletstorm, Judgment is a prequel to the original trilogy and brings with it a host of additions, including Mission Declassification, Smart Spawn System, and Survival. Mission Declassification is a campaign feature that allows players to unlock tougher scenarios as they find new information throughout the story, while Smart Spawn System varies encounters by dynamically adjusting enemy type, time, and location. Survival joins multiplayer as the latest co-op mode.


Xbox 360 News

1986 Gamepack to launch this week for Capcom Arcade Cabinet

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) Game Pack 2 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom Arcade Cabinet’s second Gamepack is set to launch tomorrow for 360 and PS3. The 1986 Gamepack includes Legendary Wings, Side Arms, and Trojan for $9.99/800 MS Points. Also, for those wanting a title or two from the 1985 Gamepack, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gun.Smoke, and Section Z are all available individually on PSN for $3.99.


DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News