Another weekend has come and gone. In amongst all of the social media screenshots, post-gamecon sleep deprivation and marvel over Zelda on the Nintendo Switch came rumblings of several titles that may have passed you by. They cover all three Playstation platforms as well as a more general "consoles" in some cases. Here they are:
DandaraThis metroidvania title puts players into a bizarre universe where gravity bends in mysterious ways. The oppressed world is without direction and it is up to Dandara to restore that balance and direction. Players move from surface to surface to outmanouevre enemies, avoid traps and discover hidden secrets throughout the world. The title has been announced for "consoles" although only the Nintendo Switch has been confirmed for now. Take a look at the announcement trailer:
After arriving in the west in February 2016, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth was met with critical acclaim. Now Bandai Namco is bringing the next instalment in the series to the west for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. The JRPG follows the story of Keisuke Amazawa, who has been accused of a crime that he didn't commit. He's determined to prove his innocence, even if this means resorting to the less-than-innocent means of hacking. In the process, he'll need to resolve a bigger threat against the Digital World, and he'll be able to do this by raising and training over 300 different Digimons to take into battle. The title is due to be released early next year.
If you didn't think the fishing in Final Fantasy XV was real enough, this will be the title for you. Regardless of whether you're a pro or a beginner, this simulator aims to accurately represent the feeling of real fishing. The Freedom Fishing mode allows players to practice at their own pace at any of the game's five venues, as well as allowing you to attempt to catch some of the "boss" fish. Tournament Fishing mode pits players against each other in time-limited matches where all catches are tracked and recorded. The game will be released on Playstation 4 on April 11th.
Studio Pixel make their debut on Playstation 4 with a "2D horizontal scrolling action shooting game". In this world, there are no humans — just a variety of animals who have taken over the roles that humans would usually occupy. At the Cat & Frog Company, a bipedal office worker frog is busy removing bugs. To do this he needs to battle a variety of monsters, acquire weapons and equipment that lets him jump higher. Once the game's normal mpde has been cleared, players can run through the game again to find hidden weapons. There will also be a boss rush mode and "zangyou mode" although the purpose of the latter wasn't mentioned. You can go bug squishing when the game is released on April 11th.
This "open world 2D metroidvania puzzle platformer" is an ode to titles from the 90s, like Earthworm Jim, Lion King and Donkey Kong. Munch the chameleon is stranded on an island with other friendly critters as companions, as well as a few monsters. Then there are the living plants called the Leaflets, and they need his help. Munch must fight their enemies, latch onto flowers to navigate the world and change colour to solve puzzles if he's to triumph in the face of adversity. The title will be coming to Playstation 4.
Announced by trailer, we know that this gothic fantasy RPG will be coming to all three Playstation platforms, although we have no idea when. Players assume the role of Albert, whose friend's parents are stricken by a plague. With the promise of a potential cure, Albert agrees to participate in the experiments of Dr. Moreau, but not everything is as it seems. The experiment is a front for converting humans to Revenants. When the branch intervenes in the experiment, Albert is left with the soul of a demon inside him, vying for control of his body. Realising that Moreau is responsible for the deaths of his friend and many others, Albert sets out for revenge.
Most games turn to Kickstarter for their funding needs, but developer Ironclad instead took to Fig to successfully campaign for funding for their upcoming "twin-stick shooter with a tactical edge". Set in the year 2280 AE (After Earth), a Corporation Marine finds himself behind enemy lines in the middle of an infected colony on Mars. He's currently designated MIA and needs to battle waves of martian mutants and escape if he's to rejoin his squad. His only help is an unusual Insurgent AI drone with special abilities that can even impact the game's difficulty. The title will be heading to Playstation 4 in the later part of this year.
The OccupationWhite Paper Games is known for their 2015 title Ether One, and now they've just announced the "politically driven, first-person, narrative" title The Occupation. Players assume the role of a whistleblowing journalist in north-west England. A terrorist act has killed 23 and is the reason for the creation of the Union Act, an act that threatens the civil liberties of UK citizens. It is October 24th, 1987. The next four hours are critical for determining the outcome of the act and even the future of the country. Players will need to make decisions in real time based on the evidence that surrounds them. Does an extreme action outweigh the cause of the greater good? No platforms for this title have been confirmed, but hopefully they include Playstation 4.
Join us tomorrow for the rest of the news to emerge from the weekend.
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