Headup Games is the publisher who is responsible for the arrival of several Playstation 4 titles, and they already have Slime-san
and Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition
on the way. Now they've unveiled their full 2017 release schedule and it has revealed ten more titles that will be heading our way.
Firstly, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
will be re-released as The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
. This version will include both the "Afterbirth" and "Afterbirth+" expansions. The "Afterbirth+" expansion, with its new playable character, monsters, bosses, and items, will also be released separately as a digital download for PS4. There is no release window for either the bundle or the DLC.
Let's take a look at the other nine titles:
Clockstone STUDIO's sequel to Bridge Constructor
is also heading to Playstation 4 on September 19th. Not only are you tasked with getting your vehicle from one side of the chasm to another, you'll need to build ramps and loops to collect stars, and perform jumps, flips and stunts. The developer has made a few improvements since the first title and now players can reposition their constructions without having to rebuild them. On the other hand, some of the screw collectibles are now hidden in hard-to-reach places. Will you be able to get your vehicle to its destination without leaving a trail of destruction behind?
At the end of the 21st century, "The Great Climate Shift" occurred and now 96% of the planet's surface is submerged under water. With this came the fall of human civilisation and an ocean full of "creature-machine hybrid monsters". As one of the few survivors, you must explore the new world, but that won't be as easy as it seems. This side-scrolling shooter tasks players with hunting down over 20 sea monsters as they explore the post-apocalyptic seascape in a variety of different submarines. Pixel Perfex's title will be arriving on Playstation 4 sometime in the future.
The world's most powerful vampire, Count Necrosis, is determined to acquire world domination with his legions of undead minions. With five unique heroes at their disposal, players must impale, slash, tear and burn their way through various arenas to liberate the Haunted Island. The gameplay combines elements of MOBAs, RPGs and Tower Defense. Players will also be able to customise their heroes through skill trees and upgradeable weapons. Happy Tuesday's Hero Defense
will be arriving on console on October 3rd.
As this is a dedicated VR title at the moment, we'll assume that CrazyBunch's classic first person dungeon crawler will be heading to Playstation VR in the future. Players will descend into the abyss of tombs and crypts, armed with little other than a map. Find powerful weapons, use magic spells and defeat the many enemies that will try to thwart your quest for loot. Be it poisonous scorpions, hungry spiders or even the undead remains of fallen warriors who have tried to conquer the dungeon before you, it will be a battle to make it back to the world of the living. The game combines turn-based strategy with real time combat and trap evasion that is "unprecedented" in its genre.
Frame6's upcoming arena brawler is supposed to be released in October, although we're not too optimistic seeing as the developer went into liquidation earlier this year. Still, if it does appear then players will be treated to a local battle between water, ground and air vehicles in a bid to be the victor. Up to four local players can duke it out across six settings, including the Desert, the Andes and Venice, but each will bring its own dangers to contend with in unique events. As you become more successful, you'll benefit from upgrades and pick-ups as a reward.
13AM Games party platformer pits up to eight local players and up to nine online players in a race to the finish line. Every time the background colour is changed, platforms and obstacles appear and disappear with it. If you can no longer see it, it no longer exists. Single player modes The Bowhemoth and Adventure allow players to practice their skills, while Run, Arena and King of the Hill lets you show them off to other players. The title will be arriving on Playstation 4 in Q3 2017.
Pine Studio's upcoming heavy metal first-person platformer is a speedrunner's idea of heaven... or hell depending on how literal we wish to be. Combining elements from titles like Quake 3
and Super Meat Boy
, the game rewards the truly hardcore, focusing on speed and fast reactions. You'll need to teleport, jump, fly, bounce, drop, reverse gravity, and shoot fireballs in your efforts to slice off precious milliseconds to improve your times in over 100 levels. At the end, you'll be rewarded with the ultimate prize: your soul. And a beer. You have until September 12th to prepare yourself for the challenge.
Kyy Games' Trulon
tells players a story that's based on a novel from Jak Koke (Shadowrun
trilogy, The Dragon Heart Saga
). Gladia is a monster huntress who is tasked with finding a cure for a disease that is spreading rapidly across the world of Tripudia. Combining adventure RPG gameplay elements with a card combat system, players take on a quest in a steampunk world full of magic. The title will be arriving on Playstation 4 on September 12th.
N-Gon Entertainment's tower defense title is another that is likely to be heading to Playstation VR in the future. The fortress of the Vikings is under threat from trolls, kobolds and other mythical creatures. Using your Viking Rage, you need to beat them all up seeing as you'll be in the middle of the action itself. With a variety of outlandish lands to protect and a range of ludicrous weapons to use, let Thor be your guide on the way to victory.
As for the two titles we knew about, Slime-San
doesn't have a release date yet. Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition
will be released in Q3 2017.