Weekend Announcements August 25th-27th Pt. 3: Secret of Mana, Re:Legend and More

By Rebecca Smith,
Following on from part 2, part 3 brings the final 12 titles to be announced over the last few days. Take a look:

Re:Legend

The most recent successful Kickstarter project is Magnus Games' "RPG-simulator hybrid". Players take on the role of an amnesiac survivor who has been washed ashore on Vokka Island. Without any memories, you start a new life and try to remember your past. However, to survive on the island you must expand the village, make new friends, cultivate the land, fish, craft and raise your own magical Magnus monsters. Vokka Island is set within the world of Ethia but exploring outside the island is fraught with danger. The game is due to be released on Playstation 4 in June 2018.


Secret of Mana

Originally released on SNES in 1993, renowned RPG Secret of Mana will be coming to Playstation 4 and Vita with new 3D graphics, new music score, newly voiced characters, additional dialogue scenes and upgraded gameplay. The game tells the story of Randi who must battle a perilous empire to reclaim the magical power of Mana. With the aid of his companions Primm and Popoi, he must bring order back to the world. Players who pre-order the title from the Playstation Store will receive a selection of character avatars and in-game costumes for each of the characters — Moogle Suit for all three characters, Tiger Two-Piece for Primm and Tiger Suit for Randi and Popoi.


Shadows: Awakening

Teased just over two weeks ago, it turns out that Games Farm's adventure in the realm of the Heretic Kingdoms is what we were seeing. The single-player action RPG has an isometric perspective and uses real-time tactical combat when defeating enemies. Players assume the role of the Devourer, a demon that's been summoned from the Shadow Realm. If you're to survive, you'll need to devour the souls of long-dead heroes and make use of their skills. The game will be coming to Playstation 4 next year.


Shiny

Publisher SOEDESCO has teamed up with 1C Company to release physical editions of two of their games. The first is hardcore sci-fi platformer Blackhole, released earlier this month. The second is Garage 227's "non-violent family-friendly sci-fi platformer" where players assume the role of a robot called Kramer 227. In this title, he needs to harvest energy, overcome obstacles and rescue his robot friends, but he's running out of time. Soon the planet of Aurora will collide with its sun and dooming its inhabitants. Will he manage to bring them all to safety? You'll find out when the game is released early next year on Playstation 4.


Shooty Fruity

Publisher nDreams is looking to bring another title to the Playstation VR in the form of Near Light's supermarket simulator with a twist. Players take on the role of a cashier at Super Megamart, an Americana themed grocery store. It has low prices, helpful staff and constant invading hordes of mutant killer fruit. Perform your daily tasks while ridding the store of these foes with a shotgun/revolver/bomb launcher to the fleshy parts. You might even get a power up or two to help. You'll be able to apply for the job when the game is released later this year.


Spintires: MudRunner

Released on PC over three years ago, Saber Interactive's all-terrain driving title will finally be coming to Playstation 4 in the form of an ultimate edition. Set in extreme Siberian landscapes, players will have just a map and compass to help them get to their destination, complete their objectives and make their deliveries. Each of the game's 19 vehicles will have its own characteristics and equipment to help overcome the challenging terrain, where the vehicle's weight and movement can be extremely important. The PS4 edition will come with an new Sandbox map to accompany the existing five environments, a new challenge mode that has nine dedicated maps, upgraded graphics and other improvements. You'll get to try it out in October.


Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

Known as Projekt #1514 just a few days ago, Bandai Namco's big surprise was a new instalment in the Sword Art Online franchise. This time there will also be third-person shooter action to accompany the RPG gameplay for which the franchise is renowned. The game's story will take players into the world of Gun Gale Online and will be supervised by Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara. Players will be able to make use of double jumps, air dashes, wall-to-wall repelling, and quick weapon swapping during the "brisk platforming and shooting gameplay". Up to eight online players can take on the collaborate in the co-operative modes or and take each other on in competitive modes. The game will be arriving early next year.


TauCeti Unknown Origin

BadFly Interactive's co-op sci-fi FPS puts players in a dire situation. The spaceship ESS Meridian crashed after going haywire. You found the only working escape pod but that's sent you to TauCeti f, a stange and unexplored planet. There are dense tropical rainforests, deep canyons, ruins of stone buildings and a great rover to explore. The ancient temples offer shelter but can be dangerous, and the natives aren't always friendly. If you're lucky, you'll find parts of your broken space ship to help you out, but otherwise your survival is in your hands when the game is released on Playstation 4 in the future.


The Adventure Pals

Massive Monster's child-like action-RPG puts players in the shoes of the Hero. On his birthday, he receives a present from his Papa in the form of Sparkles the giraffe. Before the real celebrations can begin, though, Papa is kidnapped by his former friend Mr B. The Hero and Sparkles must together rescue Papa before he is turned into a hotdog by the evil Mr B. Players must explore a large world with five distinct areas, all of which have two towns that have quests for you to complete. Each quest takes the form of a challenging platforming level where you get to bash "baddies" and at the end of the quest you'll be rewarded with the coveted ruby — all of these are needed if you stand any chance of getting Papa back. The title will be coming to Playstation 4 early next year.


The Inner Friend

Playmind attended Gamescom with their debut title that puts players into an Alice in Wonderland type world. The game takes place within the physical realisation of a subconscious universe where dreams and nightmares are connected. The mysterious Shadow acts as a witness to the player's childhood memories and collects them to rebuild the safe haven that once existed here. The story may be wordless but that doesn't mean that there aren't secrets hiding in the corners waiting to be discovered as players face childhood fears. The title will come to Playstation 4 next year.


The Solus Project

Teotl Studios' "single player exploration driven adventure with survival elements" takes place in a universe after Earth has been destroyed. Mankind survives solely in a small fleet of ships in the vicinity of Pluto. Looking for a place to settle and colonise, the player is sent to a mysterious planet, Gliese-6143-C, which is seemingly uninhabited. Disaster strikes when the ship is destroyed on landing, your team mates are killed and your equipment is gone. However, it seems like the planet's harsh climate has secrets of its own that must be discovered and survived. The title will be coming to Playstation 4 with VR compatibility on September 18th.


We Happy Few

Having been in Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One for months, Compulsion Games' bizarre procedurally-generated town of Wellington Wells has finally been confirmed for Playstation 4. The town's inhabitants are always happy thanks to their consumption of happy pills known as Joy. Players will follow the storylines of three "moderately terrible people" as they try to escape the confines of the town through any means necessary, be it fighting, sneaking or talking their way out. You'll also unravel the history of the town and its remaining inhabitants. Players who pre-order the title will receive an exclusive dynamic theme for their console as well as the in-game “Jolly Brolly” parasol weapon. The title will arrive on April 13th, 2018.


Which of these games will you be picking up?
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.