Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

Jim Peyton struggles to survive E.D.N. III in new Lost Planet 3 trailer

Capcom has released a new trailer from their upcoming action title Lost Planet 3. The footage features hero Jim Peyton, an unlucky and unfortunate employee of NEVEC, attempting to best the wilds of E.D.N. III, a frozen world home to a wide array of human-hunting dangerous creatures and plagued by ice storms.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Deadpool

(Xbox 360 Review) Deadpool

“… makes for a phenomenal experience but a middling game.”

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Contra: Evolution now available on App Store for iOS

Contra Evolution (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Contra: Evolution, a reimagined take on the 1988 NES original, is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. As before, players must battle their way through the jungles of South America against suspiciously familiar aliens and their henchman in a bid to save the planet. Now, however, there are two more characters to choose from, bringing the roster up to four, and each has their own skill set. The announcement also noted that the North American version of Evolution was optimized and polished by original developer CocoaChina along with assistance from Konami.

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Hotline Miami launches on PSN for PS3, PS Vita

Dennaton might have just revealed Hotline Miami 2, but that doesn’t mean that the original is ready to pack it in. Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that Hotline Miami, with its bizarre animal masks, 30-plus weapon arsenal, and 20 violent missions, has launched on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita for $9.99. The PSN version supports cross-save and buy, as well as adds trophies, leaderboards for each level, the new Russell Mask, which changes the colors to black and white, and a touch lock-on aiming system for PS Vita.

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Deadpool available in stores for consoles and PC, online for PC, PS3

Deadpool (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fresh from dominating Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with his bang-bang-bang-ness, Deadpool stars in his first game today with the launch of … Deadpool. The High Moon Studios-developed action title features writing from comic series author Daniel Way, a mix of melee and gun-based combat, and guest appearances by Domino, Psylocke, Wolverine, and others.

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Max Payne 3 launches for OS X on App Store, Steam

Max Payne 3 (360, Mac, PC, PS3) Mac Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has announced that Max Payne 3 is now available for Mac on Mac App Store and Steam. Max’s latest outing finds him in Sao Paulo, Brazil as a private security guard for real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco. After the family is ambushed at a party, gaming’s most disgruntled (former) detective finds himself kicking down doors in some of Brazi’s toughest favelas.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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