Weekend Announcements August 25th-27th Pt. 1: Attack on Titan 2 and More

By Rebecca Smith,
Between Gamescom and a couple of week's absence, we've accumulated a lot of titles that have been announced but that you might have missed — so many, in fact, that we've had to split the article into three parts. Part one includes the first 12 of those titles. Here they are:

A Knight's Quest

Publisher Curve Digital brought a trio of new titles to Gamescom, the first of which is A Knight's Quest from Sky9 Games. This "third person action adventure" is a homage to classic 3D adventure games. Players assume the role of Rusty, who must save the world after he accidentally released an evil spirit through breaking a magic vase. The huge game world is filled with dungeons to explore, side quests to complete and secrets that must be discovered. Defeat enemies through a combination of combat and solving puzzles using elemental powers and the "world bending powers" of the Spirit Shield. The title will be released on Playstation 4 in 2018.


Aegis Defenders

Developer GUTS Department has teamed with bundle-promoter-turned-publisher Humble Bundle to bring their "16-bit styled action-platformer" to Playstation 4 this winter. Combining the combat elements of tower defense and the appearance and atmosphere of 16-bit titles like Super Metroid, the game wishes to remind players of the old school adventure genre. Players assume the role of a pair of Ruinhunters, Bart and his granddaughter Clu. The former is a machinist who specialises in building whereas the latter is a hunter and trapsmith. While exploring an ancient ruin, the pair uncover a legendary weapon known as the Aegis. In a world where the control of lost technology is one of the most powerful things that can happen, the pair must defeat corrupt beasts and the Empire to save the world.


Airport Fire Department - The Simulation

Developer UIG Entertainment has a few simulation titles on their way to console, mostly focusing on the dousing of flames. The first tasks players with saving the lives of thousands of commuters at an airport where there's a lot of highly flammable kerosene. Not only will you and your elite airport fire department team have to extinguish massive fires, even routine tasks like defuelling planes can be dangerous and turn into a massive incident. Drive all kinds of fire-fighting vehicles, including the mounted fire monitors, but be prepared to use even the most basic of equipment, like a fire extinguisher, for smaller fires. The game will be releasing on Playstation 4 this year.


Armored Warfare

My.com's military MMO puts players in control of modern tanks and armored fighting vehicles as they fight for domination of hotspots in far flung locations like frozen cities and sunny islands. Alternatively, team up with friends to carry out missions from command. The Global Operations mode brings competitive and co-operative gameplay together where they battle human opponents and AI that will be aggressive to all. There will be fully interactive maps that have respawn zones, overhead surveillance drones, airstrikes and static anti-tank turrets for third party support. You'll get to try out the game when it comes to Playstation 4 early next year. A free limited-edition wheeled tank destroyer (LAV-150 90) with a mercenary paint job is available from this link now.


Arrow Heads

One of the sports that is sorely under-represented in games is archery. Developer OddBird looks to solve this with their upcoming multiplayer archery arena fighter. Between two and four players can compete against bow and arrow wielding birds as you aim to kill each other rather than hit a round target. Alternatively you can team up and take on waves of enemies with the help of an unlimited supply of arrows. Additional projectiles include guitars, fish and unicorns. Take on your friends when the game arrives on Playstation 4 early next year.


Attack on Titan 2

Details are thin on the ground, but publisher KOEI TECMO has confirmed that Omega Force is developing a sequel to last year's Attack on Titan (or A.O.T. Wings of Freedom depending on your region). Players will once again yield the Omni-Directional Manoeuver Gear in a fight against the Titans that are threatening the human population. The game will include new gameplay mechanics, although more details on these were promised "in the coming weeks". However, thanks to enquiries by Dualshockers, the game has been confirmed for Playstation 4 with enhancements for PS4 Pro when the title is released early next year.


Bomber Crew

The second of Curve Digital's incoming titles is strategy simulation where players manage a bomber plan and its crew. Battle to destroy your enemy's most prized assets deep behind enemy lines but be careful of their flak guns, enemy radar, ace pilots and dangerous weather conditions. You'll need to recruit a crew, train them, provide guidance and keep them alive if you're to even stand a chance of being successful. Developer Runner Duck Games' title is due to be released on Steam in October. It will be coming to Playstation 4 at a later date.


Bounty Battle

Dark Screen Games' side-scrolling fighting game pits over 20 characters from renowned indie titles and 10 new fighters against each other. Characters from titles like Darkest Dungeon, Awesomenauts and Guacamelee will each have their own unique playstyles and combat abilities. Not only will players have to monitor their life gauge, they'll also have a bounty gauge that allows players to perform bounty actions. Up to four players can compete against each other in local co-op and there will also be a story mode, arcade mode and challenge modes with online rankings. The title will be released on Playstation 4 late next year.


Burly Men at Sea

Brain&Brain's folktale adventure tells the story of a trio of burly bearded fishermen in early 20th century Scandinavia. Getting bored with their ordinary humdrum life, the trio seek adventure and encounter a series of creatures from traditional folklore. Players assume the role of a storyteller and wayfinder as they shape the narrative around the three protagonists. The title will come with cross-save support between Playstation 4 and Vita, as well as 4K rendering for Playstation 4 Pro players. You'll get to try the title when it is released on September 19th.


DreamBreak

Aist's adventure in an alternative post cold war USSR puts players in the role of Eugene. In a cyberpunk city full of "tech-noir intrigue and neo-digital deceptions", he must use every tool he can find to prove his innocence after he was framed for murder and is being hounded by the Soviet Russian state. The game describes itself as "a quirky and unique mix of clashing gameplay genres" and you'll get to try them for yourself when the game hits Playstation 4 on September 12th in North America and September 13th in Europe.


HEX: Card Clash

Hex Entertainment's trading card game (TCG) is advertised as a "TCG for the 21st century". Players can take part in tournaments against each other or the AI. Cards can be customised with gems, their art can be extended, you can earn unique card sleeves and customize the battle boards too. Choose the champion that best fits your play style and build your perfect deck, or take part in modes with pre-constructed decks that will help you to get to grips with the game. There will be weekly global cash tournaments for a prize of $1,000 or bi-monthly ladder tournaments with prizes of $5,000. Look out for the title when it is released on Playstation 4 on September 19th.


Immortal: Unchained

Toadman Interactive aims to blend third-person action shooter with a hardcore RPG when their title comes to Playstation 4 in 2018. The unnamed protagonist is unchained and released by the warden with a warning that time is running out for the world. You don't know who you are or what you do, but apparently your skills are now needed to save the world. You'll need to explore and talk to other characters to figure things out, but when those characters have their own agendas, the truth won't be easy to find. The game's arsenal supports ranged and melee combat as you also encounter enemies and gigantic bosses, but sometimes just slowing down an enemy or disarming them might be better than killing them.


Stay tuned for part two!
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.