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Xbox Store Today: Mighty No. 9, Pac-Man 256, Deadlight: Director’s Cut, more

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Today’s Xbox Games Store update will look very similar to anyone who has already studied up on this week’s PlayStation Store additions. But school’s out for the Summer, so stop your studying and start playing more games…

This week’s first new release is Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to the Mega Man franchise. The side-scroller has had a very troubled development cycle with multiple delays, but it’s finally ready to go for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. Inafune previously warned fans that the Xbox 360 version of the game would be delayed, but it’s available to download through the Xbox Game Store right now.

Also available this week is Pac-Man 256, an isometric “infinite mazer” from Crossy Road developer Hipster Whale. Previously available on mobile devices, the Xbox One launch comes compete with a co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players and several new themes.

Finally this week, Tequila Works has launched their side-scrolling zombie game, Deadlight: Director’s Cut, for the Xbox One. Originally released four years ago for the Xbox 360, the Director’s Cut adds enhanced graphics, improved gameplay and controls, and extra game modes.

More information on all these games (and a few others) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Umbrella Corps, Mighty No. 9, Pac-Man 256, more added to PS Store

With most of the world still recovering from the E3 Expo, Sony dropped a big batch of new games onto the PlayStation Store yesterday.

First up is Capcom Resident Evil-themed team shooter, Umbrella Corps. Available to download now for the PS4, players will battle it out with a second team of mercenaries, all the while avoiding the shambling undead who are also in the arena.

Speaking of the shambling undead, Tequila Works has brought their side-scrolling zombie, Deadlight, to the PS4 as Deadlight: Director’s Cut. In addition to enhanced graphics, the Director’s Cut will include improved gameplay and controls, and extra game modes.

The retro vibe of Deadlight carries through to another pair of new releases this week, Mighty No. 9 and Pac-Man 256. After more than three years in development, Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 is ready for release as a PS4 + PS3 Cross-Buy title, and fans will finally get the chance to see if his Mega Man successor can live up to the hype. Meanwhile, Pac-Man 256 brought the infinite maze of the mobile hit to the PS4 for the first time.

Finally this week, Grand Kingdom is NIS America’s latest strategy RPG and it’s available to download for the PS4 and Vita.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new release) can be found after the break. And don’t forget, a complete rundown of new add-ons and discounts is available at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Pac-Man 256 will have co-op multiplayer when it comes to PC, PS4, Xbox One next month

Pac-Man 256, an endless maze runner released last year for mobile devices, is chomping its way towards the PC, PS4, and Xbox One next month.

In Pac-Man 256, players dash through a neverending maze level as they avoid ghosts, chomp pellets, and stay one step ahead of the dreaded “Level 256” glitch. But Pac-Man won’t need to do it alone anymore, because developer Hipster Whale is adding four-player simultaneous co-op to the PC/console version of Pac-Man 256. In addition to the main game, a collection of bonus themes will also be included in the game’s $4.99 purchase price.

Pac-Man 256 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 21.

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Avoid the “Kill Screen” in the first gameplay trailer for Pac-Man 256

Pac-Man‘s infamous “Kill Screen,” an ominous black cloud of symbols and numbers, has become sentient in Pac-Man 256. But gaming’s most famous yellow circle has an escape plan. Pac-Man 256 is actually an “endless runner” developed by Hipster Whale, the same team that released Crossy Road for mobile devices last year.

Hipster Whale was in attendance at this weekend’s Gamescom expo, where they showed off the first gameplay trailer for Pac-Man 256. It features the same isometric style as Crossy Road with plenty of Pac-Man touches and a number of new Ghosts.

Pac-Man 256 will be available for mobile devices this Summer.

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Pac-Man 256 is an endless mazer for iOS devices from the makers of Crossy Road

Hipster Whale’s Crossy Road brought Frogger into the 21st century with a nostalgic eye towards the game’s pixelated past. Seeking yet another way to honor Pac-Man during his 35th anniversary year, Bandai Namco has given the developer the keys to the franchise. The result is Pac-Man 256, an endless mazer that forces Pac-Man to escape the dreaded “Level 256 Glitch.”

Using the same isometric camera angle as Crossy Road, Pac-Man 256 traps our hero in a maze with a ton of ghosts and the “Level 256 Glitch” always looming just out of view (thus, the endless running). The first trailer has been embedded above and the free-to-play game will be available for iOS devices this Summer, though this looks perfect for a port to a platform with native controller support.

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