Weekend Headlines April 14th-16th Part 1: Farpoint, FFXII, Kill Strain and More

By Rebecca Smith,
Accompanying the seven announcements this week is a list of trailers, screenshots and other details that appeared over the weekend, all of which might have slipped past you. We've split the article into two parts to cut down on loading times. Take a look at the first half of the news:

Playstation Now in Europe

April's monthly update has arrived and has added 15 new family-oriented titles to the library.

Akash: Path of the Five (Vita)

In January we announced a new otome style visual novel for the Playstation 4. Since then, developer Truant Pixel has revealed that the game will also be coming to Playstation Vita. The extremely riveting reveal trailer is below if you wish to take a look:


Battle Princess Madelyn

Having just raised 350% of its Kickstarter funding total and smashed through many stretch goals, developer Causal Bit Games released a set of screenshots to celebrate. See the old school fast paced action adventure title in action below:


Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! (Vita)

This retro Action RPG got an introduction trailer that summarises the game's features conveniently. Players will meet classic heroes from Japan's Sengoku Era as they help the souls of the dead settle their unfinished business in dangerous dungeons.


Deemo: The Last Recital (Vita)

Previously due to be released this month, the upcoming rhythm title has now been delayed. Fortunately, that delay only means that it is now due to be released sometime next month in both North America and Europe. There will also be a limited edition physical version of the title, although we have no more details right now. We have been promised more news soon.

Farpoint

Impulse Gear's upcoming Playstation VR first person shooter has gone gold and is on course to release on May 16th. Meanwhile, there is a new story trailer that gives players insight into the game's upcoming single-player campaign.


Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

We're not sure of the reason behind this, but Square Enix somewhat randomly released a large number of screens over the weekend showcasing some of the game's battles and characters.


Flipping Death

If you hadn't noticed, Zoink! Games' latest title is coming to the Nintendo Switch. What they aren't mentioning too much is that it's also confirmed for Playstation 4. Below is a 13 minute long Q&A session where Creative Director Klaus and Community Manager Alex detail almost everything there is to know about the platformer.


Games of Glory

On April 25th, Games of Glory will be getting a free open beta. Players will be able to team up with their friends to earn their fame and fortune in this top-down shooter. The intergalactic arenas of the Synarchy will be waiting.


Iconoclasts

The short teasers for this upcoming action-adventure title are stacking up. Below is teaser number 9, which is still shorter than 30 seconds.


Kill Strain

This news is actually slightly older than the weekend but we figured it was worth mentioning anyway. The online servers for this title will be closing on July 1st, 2017. We're not sure of the reason why, but bearing in mind that the title is a free-to-play online shooter, I'd advise getting as many of the 31 trophies as possible before it's too late and they're forever discontinued.

LET IT DIE

Meanwhile, this free-to-play title is faring much better. In the latest trailer, publisher GungHo teased an upcoming enemy called White Steel. He's the first of the 4 Forcemen, although his debut date has not yet been revealed.


Limited Run Games

Those of you who crave physical releases of their titles will be glad to know that more games will be getting that treatment thanks to Limited Run. Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, Ys Origin and Risk of Rain will be released for Playstation 4 and Vita. Mages of Mystralia will be released for Playstation 4. None of these titles yet have a release date for their limited edition physical release.

MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame

The latest trailer for MXGP3 showcases the game's weather conditions. The toughest riders doon't let bad weather stop them from racing, but it does make the race conditions far more dangerous.


Keep your eyes open for part two, following shortly!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.