Category Archives: Platformer
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 11:36 BST
Angry Video Game Ned Adventures developer Freakzone Games has published some pre-alpha footage of its mad platform romp, based on James Rolfe’s foul-mouthed nerd.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 01:17 BST
Fez on PC is really happening, you guys; Steam and GOG.com will both open pre-orders for the indie platform-puzzler on April 22. Polytron is offering 10% off on pre-orders of the $10 former Xbox Live exclusive ahead of its May 1 launch. Fez has sold 200,000 copies on Xbox Live since its launch almost exactly one year ago. It was featured in indie Game: The Movie and famously spent years in development, netting multiple IGF awards in the process.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 21:21 BST
Sacred Citadel, the side-scrolling action brawler from Southend Interactive and Deep Silver, has arrived on XBL, Steam and the US PS Store. In the game, each character has its own combos, special moves, skills, and equipment, and will play differently from the others. It will arrive on the EU Store tomorrow. Watch the launch trailer below. Thanks, EdNorton.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 23:58 BST
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 02:24 BST
The major crowdfunding campaign for Shovel Knight closed this weekend, with a grand total of $311,502 – more than four times the asking goal of $75,000 and enough to cover every stretch goal.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 09:52 BST
One year on from release, Polytron Corporation’s much-praised puzzle platformer Fez has sold 200,000 copies on Xbox Live. Creator Phil Fish revealed the figure in a blog post, thanking players for their support, fanmail, and giving him the chance to “spend years driving myself crazy trying to make something beautiful so you can run around in it”. Fez arrives on PC on May 1 and is later headed to other platforms, although probably not 3DS or Wii U.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 18:13 BST
It looks like SEGA is almost ready to confirm a re-release of Castle of Illusion. See the trailer below, it all it’s old fashioned horror style glory. Reminds me a bit of the beginning of Young Frankenstein. The adventure platformer popped up on the Brazilian Ratings website last month, and was listed for PS3, Wii U, Vita, and Xbox 360. The trailer listing on YouTube lists it for a summer release.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 17:26 BST
Prince of Persia :The Shadow and the Flame is headed to iOS this year. You can watch a trailer for it below. You can expect it on iOs later this year.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 21:43 BST
Along with Flashback, Ubisoft has announced will digitally publish Pwnee Studios’ Cloudberry Kingdom. The platformer, which was a successful Kickstarter project back in May 2012, contains with randomly generated levels. This means each one is new and never seen before. The difficulty level can match any need, “from the casual to the hardcore,” and will land on Mac, PC, PS3, Vita, Wii U, and Xbox 360 this summer. A developer diary is below.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 01:55 BST
Ubisoft Montpellier has been able to add a boatload of new content to Rayman Legends, which may help soothe your agitation over its long delay and multi-platform release.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 01:21 BST
Ubisoft will publish a game based on the The Smurfs 2, which hits cinemas and consoles in July. The action platformer is coming to PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360, and another title – a collection of mini-games and interactive stories – is on the way to DS. The core console version feature 30 levels including locations from the upcoming film, nine unique playable Smurf characters and co-op play for up to four players, or five on Wii U. A trailer is available through the break.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 17:28 BST
The second demo for Rayman Legends, which contains the promised online portion as well as a challenge mode made up of four levels, will also include a Wii U exclusive level called Murfy’s Dungeon, Nintendo announced via a release update today. Once the title is released in September, new challenges will be added daily and weekly, and each comes with its own individual leaderboard. The demo will be available in late April, and release on PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 this fall.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 17:26 BST
Sony has announced an October release date for Media Molecule’s Tearaway, and it will release with adorable, reversible box art.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 09:13 BST
Farewell Umihara Kawase publisher Agatsuma Entertainment, – the same folk behind recent 3DS release Code of Princess has confirmed it’s bringing the popular Japanese series to the west.
Sat, Apr 06, 2013 | 17:08 BST
When Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D hits the Nintendo eShop for 3DS, players will be able to partake in an optional easy mode and hit up other players through multiplayer if they so choose. Local multiplayer was also an option in the original Wii version, and instead of only having two hearts for health, easy mode grants you an extra one. Easy mode also offers items which can make Rocket Barrels take more damage, save players from a bad fall, and one that allows users to make use of the DK Barrel anytime they wish. That’s not all either: check out Nintendo UK for word on some of the new content included in the 3DS version.
The game is out May 24. Thanks, Nintendo World Report.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 15:08 BST
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 06:14 BST
Shigeru Miyamoto performed one of his famous “tea table flips” on Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon developer Next Level Games. Speaking with IGN, director Bryce Holliday said Miyamoto “threw out all the bosses of the game” and made the team start over. “He often challenged us to not go with our first idea, or to experiment further on different things and then cherry-pick our best ideas,” he said. The anecdote has much in common with Dylan Cuthbert’s post-mortem of Star Fox at GDC this year. The full interview feature is quite an interesting read.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 01:16 BST
If it were not suspiciously Friday I would be pulling a sickie right now, because Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition has dropped on Steam. The classic Eric Chahi adventure is two decades old and still one of the most atmospheric and interesting minimalist narratives in gaming, and you can have it on your Mac or PC for $10. It has keyboard and gamepad support which makes it almost infinitely superior to the iOS version, since I have that thing where touch screens refuse to respond to me. Mae karoomba.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 08:17 BST
BattleBlock Theatre developer The Behemoth has released its XBLA platform brawler into the wild and with it a launch trailer. Watch it with your eyes here.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 18:11 BST
Atlus has sent over a lovely Dragon’s Crown email with the following phrase: “When a dragon knocks, it is indeed best to answer…” I love getting mails from these guys. They are always fun. What is even more fun, is the fact the email contained a link to the latest trailer for the game, which is inserted below. Enjoy it. The multiplayer, scrolling-fantasy, beat-em-up from Vanillaware lands on PS3 and Vita in North America this summer.