Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

RefRain -prism memories- now available on Steam for Windows PC

RefRain -prism memories-, a cyberpunk-style bullet-hell shooter, has hit Steam, courtesy of Degica. Players have access to three unique ships that they must pilot like (skilled) maniacs, because unlike many shooters, RefRain’s design emphasizes aggressive play. To ensure that players don’t play it too safe, damaging enemies charges powerful special attacks, and the gauge that holds the charge can be replenished faster by transforming projectiles into prisms.

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After Mars, Doom to head to Indianapolis for Grand Prix, 500

In a bit of news that I don’t think many saw coming, ZeniMax will be dabbling in racing with the debut of the Doom car at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14. SMP Racing driver Mikhail Aleshin will be behind the wheel of the No. 7 car, and he will again take it out in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. The livery was revealed this morning, and a trailer mixing shots of the car with gameplay can be viewed below. For those wanting to check out all of the action, Aleshin will be on the track at 11 in the morning for the first practice.

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Doom gets messy with shotguns, demon guts in launch trailer

Doom hits store shelves and digital outlets next week, and to get everyone’s trigger finger itching, Bethesda has released a launch trailer. id Software’s return to the series finds the Doom Marine once again knee-deep among the dead, and the minions of Hell. The reboot will feature a single-player campaign, multiplayer, and the SnapMap game editor to create and share levels. (WADs? It’s 1993 all over again!)

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Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet headed stateside September 9

Cubetype’s hybrid twin-stick shooter/fighter Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet will be blasting its way onto PS4 on September 9. The game will be available digitally and physically, and as a limited edition bundled with an art book, art cards, a soundtrack, and bonus downloadable content. Players will be able to choose from 10 different characters to compete in one-on-one combat using shooter mechanics to learn about each in Story Mode. After perfecting the use of spell cards and customized projectiles, players can then try their hand at fighting others over PSN.

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PlayStation 4 News

Cave’s Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu hitting Steam later this year

Degica will once again be porting over a Cave shooter to PC, Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu. Released in Europe for Xbox 360 as Dodonpachi Resurrection, the bullet-hell-style horizontal shooter will feature three ships with their own style of play, two-player co-op, and support for Steam trading cards, cloud saves, and leaderboards. As a daring pilot, players must stop an android, known as Next EXY, and her band of Elemental Dolls from altering history.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours – Sega Bundle

“… utilizes a nostalgic trio in such unpredictable, imaginative ways that it is a must-download for fans.”

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DLC, PlayStation 4 Reviews

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours – Taito Bundle

“… offers a new, welcomed layer of offensive capabilities as well as several newly arranged stages to an already packed package.”

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DLC, PlayStation 4 Reviews

Sega 3D Classics Collection now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

Sega! has unloaded a bundle of some of their golden oldies on 3DS today with Sega 3D Classics Collection. The nine-game compilation includes two titles that are making their North American debut, including Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, with the former being a Yu Suzuki-created kart racer and the latter an addictive puzzler with a versus mode. The remaining seven, all detailed below, include Altered Beast, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W – Fantasy Zone II W, Galaxy Force II, Maze Walker, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Thunder Blade. Several of these have been available on eShop for quite a while, but this is the first time all are being sold in physical form for the system. To get additional insight into the porting process, check out the latest interview conducted by Sega with developer M2.

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Gears of War 4 pre-order bonuses, season pass detailed

MS has sent word that the Standard and Ultimate editions of Gears of War 4 are up for pre-order. Additionally, a special bonus was announced for those who get in early. Gamers who pre-order either version will receive the Vintage Del Gear Pack, a set that includes a Vintage Del character model, emblem, two Vintage weapon skins, and a Vintage Del bounty. The standard edition costs $59.99 and the Ultimate Edition runs $99.99, which includes early access and the season pass. The pass, which includes 24 DLC maps and six Gear Packs, is detailed below along with the remaining Ultimate Edition goodies.

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Xbox One News

Sci-Fi shooter RefRain -prism memories- headed to Steam in May

Degica is preparing to roll out another shooter for PC, RefRain -prism memories-. Slated to hit Steam on May 12, RefRain is cyberpunk-style bullet-hell shooter that focuses on speed and aggression. Players have access to three different ships, each with their own attack modes, a gauge that charges special attacks as enemies are damaged, and the ability to transform projectiles into prisms to replenish the gauge faster.

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