Showing posts with label Beat 'Em Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beat 'Em Up. Show all posts

Thursday, June 25, 2020

AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3 Free on Epic Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game in free giveaway game of this week.

Though season of freebie AAA-titles are now gone for this year, Epic Games still has plans to offer new and exciting games on PC platform each week throughout rest of 2020 via their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

Promised to giveaway two free titles, AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game has become available to claim for free on Epic Store, which anyone can claim with an account before  July 2, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3 Free on Epic Store Now

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An adventure game that is solely focused on discovery and exploration, AER: Memories of Old from developer Forgotten Key and publisher Daedalic Entertainment sends you on a journey in a gorgeous sandbox world to meet your destiny.

An isometric co-op action game, Stranger Things 3: The Game by developer/publisher BonusXP is an official companion tie-in that reflects on similar events from Season 3 of Netflix original series Stranger Things in 16-bit retro art style.

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Twelve familiar faces from Hawkins, Indiana become playable for in solo or co-op gameplay mode. Aside from following a narrative-driven adventure, players have some side chores to take care of and some challenging boss battles.

For next week, Epic Games has already announced to giveaway 2018 online survival game Conan Exiles from Funcom and award-winning, colorful puzzle-adventure title Hue by Fiddle Sticks, arriving at Epic Store on July 2, 2020.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 PC Version on GOG Lacks Online Multiplayer

GOG store is selling Streets of Rage 4 PC Version without online multiplayer and yet charging for a full price.

After a very long departure from series for nearly 25 years, classic side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 makes a comeback to its genre lately by launching on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Although all versions of SoR4 seemingly have released with all similar features in common, GOG version of the game for PC platform is not supporting online multiplayer mode in spite of having a same price tag as Steam storefront.

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Streets of Rage 4 PC Version on GOG Lacks Online Multiplayer

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PC version on GOG has a disclaimer that evidently states that two-player online mode is currently not available on store and DRM-free version of SoR4 only supports up to four-player in local co-op action, not two-player online.

When a fan asked on social media about whether Streets of Rage 4 will have cross-play with Steam, a reply from developer Lizardcube recently confirmed about removal of online gameplay and only accessibility of local multiplayer.

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In a response to fan on Twitter, this unfortunate shortcoming for GOG version is verified by Lizardcube.


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Though Lizardcube suggests there is no online mode on GOG, store note claims that SoR4 will not be supporting online features "at this time". In this case, you may have to choose between no DRM and no multiplayer option therefore.

In general, beat 'em up games are much more fun to play with friends but since many players are staying indoors these days due to recent COVID-19 pandemic, they have to mostly rely on online experience for instead of couch co-op.

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Despite providing a literal inferior version of SoR4, both GOG and Steam version are being sold for $24.99 only. Considering lack of a major feature, Lizardcube could at least offer everyone to get the game at a lesser price as a courtesy.

A modern-day revival of known franchise, Streets of Rage 4 was only made possible due to collective efforts of DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with blessings from series creator Sega, who served as a publisher this time.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 Out Now

Side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 from DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube is now available on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

A modern day revival of a classic side-scrolling beat 'em up series, Streets of Rage 4 from developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube in association with publisher Sega is out on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

10 years after events of Streets of Rage 3, a new crime syndicate has taken over Wood Oak City in absence of villainous Mr. X, forcing martial artist Axel Stone and ex-cop Blaze Fielding to return in action once again with reinforcement.

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Streets of Rage 4 Out Now

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Series veterans Axel and Blaze are joined by an old friend Adam Hunter, his daughter Cherry Hunter and Floyd Iraia, cyborg apprentice of Dr. Zan. Together they decide to fight off to eradicate the reign of Y Twins, heir of Mr. X.

SoR4 supports up to four-player in local co-op mode and multiplayer online with a single friend. Iconic retro combat style has been improved with brand-new gameplay mechanics to clean up the streets of Wood Oak from loathing scourge of evil.

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Local Co-Op Multiplayer

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Instead of bringing back characters like Skate, Max or Zan from previous SoR games, Dotemu lead game designer settled for Adam Hunter. Initially you start playing as Axel, Blaze, Cherry and Floyd before you eventually unlock Adam.

Aside from trying out Arcade and Boss Rush mode, there is competitive Battle Mode for players who would love to engage in brawl. Throughout different locations, test your fighting skills against rival players with your favorite characters.

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Refining Special Moves

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Check out the official launch trailer for Streets of Rage 4 and witness evolutions of its design elements.




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In an attempt to recapture the glory of Streets of Rage franchise, dev team has recreated fan-favorite characters in beautiful hand-drawn visuals and added a mix of original soundtracks as well as old ones from Streets of Rage 1 and 2.

Streets of Rage 4 is essentially a franchise rebirth after nearly 25 years that nicely fits to recent trends while catering to nostalgic fans, which is very much rooted into the vein of old-school Streets of Rage games and much more fun.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 Release Date, Battle Mode Revealed

DotEmu has announced Streets of Rage 4 to release on April 30 and Battle Mode revealed in a new trailer.

It took 26 years for classic beat 'em up series Streets of Rage to make a glorious come back through its upcoming sequel Streets of Rage 4 by developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube, teaming up with publisher Sega.

DotEmu has announced an official release date of SoR4 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 30, 2020 and much-anticipated return of fan-favorite Battle Mode in a brand-new trailer weeks before launch.

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Streets of Rage 4 Release Date, Battle Mode Revealed

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Latest trailer for Streets of Rage 4 showcases basic gameplay mechanics of Battle Mode ahead of its release.




RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

Battle Mode is a friendly competitive mode for players to engage in brawl of might and skills with up to three friends, which is a great way to find out which one of these brawlers are most powerful and best suited to your playstyle.

You pick one of your favorite characters and duke it out with rival players over many different locations. Battle Mode is a perfect testing ground for practice your special moves and to find out who is the finest fighter of Wood Oak City.

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

Available at launch, Battle Mode offers you an expanded roster of fighters including the ones from retro years, once you unlock them. Almost every known Streets of Rage characters are brought back with shiny pixel-art makeover.

In addition, you can choose from two soundtracks while playing SoR4, anytime you want in-game. You can either tune into an all-new set of composed tracks or try to find your right jam in a mix of Streets of Rage 1 and 2 soundtracks.

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Retro Characters Return

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Dev team was playing with sprites from early games in Streets of Rage saga and incorporated them into Guard Crush engine. Overall animations for newest SoR installment were done from ground up for each frame, hitbox and timing.

Streets of Rage 4 is a trip down to nostalgia lane that has been updated with advanced technology and superior graphics for modern console systems for fans of original side-scrolling series, which is still very much faithful to its root.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Floyd Iraia and Multiplayer

DotEmu reveals new Streets of Rage 4 trailer showcasing fifth playable character Floyd Iraia and co-op mode.

Returning to classic side-scrolling beat 'em up series after nearly three decades, developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube teams up with original Streets of Rage series developer/publisher Sega for upcoming Streets of Rage 4.

SoR4 has already revealed ex-cop Axel Stone and detective Blaze Fielding, Adam Hunter and his daughter Cherry Hunter. In latest trailer, a fifth playable character named Floyd Iraia is introduced along with multiplayer feature details.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Floyd Iraia and Multiplayer

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Official trailer offers first look at new hero, gameplay and newly added online multiplayer aspects of SoR4.




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Floyd is an original protagonist character making his debut as a heavy hitting fighter with cybernetic arms. His mechanical arms are a gift from Streets of Rage 3 cyborg scientist character Dr. Gilbert Zan, which is his tie to SoR series.

Though his movements and health recovery period is slower than others, he has the longest reach among all five. Aside from shocking, smashing and throwing bad guys, his arm cannon can deal serious damage with a powerful blast.

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Cybernetic Brawling Muscle

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Floyd Iraia can simply grab enemies from a considerable distance directly by extending one of his arms or in between fighting to throw around. He can even grab two nearby goons and then smash them together for maximum impact.

SoR4 will allow players to team-up with only one person for online play feature right from launch day. For first time in entire Streets of Rage franchise history, local co-operative mode will support up to four-players to party up.

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Four-Player Offline Co-Op

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Joining as a composer is Yoko Shimomura, who previously wrote music for Final Fight and Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Original series composers Motohiro Kawashima and Yuzo Koshiro would join her to do '90s-themed soundtrack.

Streets of Rage 4 to arrive on spring 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though an official release date yet to be revealed by DotEmu, players can likely to expect hearing an announcement sooner than later.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers PC version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez for free giveaway.

Not only has Epic Games been back in business of handing out free PC games on weekly basis but lately at Epic Games Store, players are getting more than one titles in average and are likely to continue throughout entirety of 2020.

In their current giveaway, Epic Store has added action role-playing title Kingdom Come: Deliverance and 2D beat 'em up game Aztez for anyone to claim with a free account anytime before February 20, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

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KC: Deliverance explores a story-driven adventure set in Holy Roman Empire, where protagonist character Henry is set to avenge his parent's death, fight forces of enemy, complete quests in open-world and lead up to example doing so.

Then move over to side-scrolling brawler Aztez that is wrapped around in layer of strategy elements. You play as king of the Aztecs who must send best breed of Aztez fighters in various areas of dispute by resolving conflicts.

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A very sweet coincidence for Deliverance is that today marks the second anniversary of its release and it goes free on EGS on this special occasion. You can also grab a copy of HD sound, texture and voice packs along with base game.

Epic Store has revealed strategy card game Faeria by developer studio Abrakam that is rich with many hours of content and co-operative missions. It is scheduled to become available as a freebie PC title for next week on February 20.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Ape Out Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering top-down beat 'em up title Ape Out, on fifth day of 12 days of free games.

During this holiday season, Epic Games decided to launch 12 days of free games program on their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store alongside their first annual Holiday Sale to invite players on PC to their platform.

Today, Epic Store unveils single-player beat 'em up game Ape Out as their fifth freebie title from developer Gabe Cuzzillo and publisher Devolver Digital, which remains up for grabs by anyone with a free account for another 24 hours.

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Ape Out Free on Epic Games Store Now

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You assume the role of a captive gorilla that just got out of its cage and will be running through various mazes to get your way out. During this escape, human enemies will come at your way armed with guns only to be squashed like bugs.

Ape Out is played from a top-down perspective and adapts a simplistic design but doesn't shy away from spraying blood everywhere while listening to jazz music that blends with all the in-game violence you are going to cause.

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Majority of your enemies are killed in one-shot and you can even grab one of them to use as shield. There are four different chapters to explore in an overall engaging experience where you can simply go bananas and start a crazy rampage.

Since EGS is not revealing any of these upcoming titles from 12 days of free games lineup in advance, you can grab a copy to add to your collection of games for free in the mean time and treat yourself into some colorful chaos.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

Sega released long-requested games from Yakuza franchise for PS4 in a bundle titled Yakuza Remastered Collection.

For long, players have been requesting developer/publisher Sega to release remastered versions of their fan-favorite crime fiction games from Yakuza series for international market, which are already out in Japan individually.

Today, Sega has officially released Yakuza Remastered Collection for PlayStation 4 that includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5. Other than major graphical improvement, previously removed content are being added to this compilation.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

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Witness the Dragon of the Dojima return to action in a newly released announcement trailer from Sega.




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Among this trio of games, only Yakuza 3 is currently available for download on PS store and by 2020, the rest two will roll out. Yakuza 4 will be added to collection on October 29 and then by February 11, 2020, Yakuza 5 will join as well.

Whereas original games used to run in 720p and 30 FPS, remastered titles will be running on 1080p and 60 FPS. Sega has also emphasized on re-localization by reviewing and revising new English scripts that even has some parts rewritten.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Edition

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Whatever piece of contents was excluded in original releases is now added once more for proper completion of the anthology, which includes a number of mini-games like bowling, karaoke, mahjong and shogi as well as few sub-stories.

Sega has planned a physical version release of Yakuza Remastered Collection on same day when Yakuza 5 will be unlocked. This package will be a two-disc set for all three games in a red collectible case featuring Kiryu's dragon tattoo on it.