Weekend Announcements February 16-18th: World of Warriors, VRFC and More

By Rebecca Smith,
It's that time of the week again. The weekend brought along nine new titles that will be coming to the PlayStation 4 at some point in the future. They include investigating a kidnapping, a hunt for fossils, a mysterious hero, a quest to find an amulet, a pet kitten, brain analysis, five-a-side football, an attempt to save a chain of sky islands, and a battle arena that defies time. Which of these titles captures your interest?

Bear With Me

Exordium Games' noire point-and-click adventure tells the story of 10 year-old Amber and her imaginary friend Ted E. Bear. Amber's brother has been kidnapped and is being held in Paper City. If the pair are to find him, they'll need to solve puzzles, look for clues and interview suspects like the Mugshot Brothers, a pair of toy rabbits that mugged their child patrons instead of running a business legitimately. Although released episodically on Steam, the PlayStation 4 version will include all three of the game's episodes in one bundle, which will be released in Q2 2018.

Fossil Hunters

Most fossil hunters are happy just to find a rare specimen, but not in Reptoid Games' upcoming title. Not only must you find the fossils, you then need to assemble them into dinosaurs and other creatures, all while avoiding underground cave-ins, monsters and the occasional trap. In addition to the fossils, there are secrets and treasures to be found, as well as tracing the fossil hunters who entered the cave network before you did. You'll get to make your own way through the caves when the title hits Playstation 4 in Q2 2018.

I Am The Hero

Crazyant Games' beat ’em up puts players in the role of the titular Hero. He has a "glorious but mysterious past", but is he really a hero or does he have a secret that would show another side? The developer hopes that plyers will view the title as a love letter to retro gaming with its 2D pixel art, humour and robust combat system. As well as single player, the game ca be played in co-op, and there is even an online mode that sets challenges for you and your friends to best. The title will be making its way to PlayStation 4 in the future and there's also a possibility of a Vita version later down the line.

Innocence Island

The developer of Vaccine and FreezeMe, Rainy Night Creations, is back with his latest creation in the form of this adventure title. Sent by your master, you must find an ancient amulet with hidden powers, but along the way you suffer an accident. Left with amnesia and no recollection of your abilities, you must observe the world around you to learn how to overcome obstacles. By learning and sharing knowledge with other people, you may even find out the amulet's true power... once you actually find it, of course. The title is coming to PlayStation 4 in the future.

Konrad the Kitten

If you're rueing the impending demise of Eyepet's servers, this upcoming PlayStation VR title is for you. This simulation game about raising a pet kitten ticks all of the correct boxes: you need to feed it, provide a safe place for it to sleep, make sure it stays healthy, play with it, and generally make sure that it loves you. There will be plenty of mini-games to keep both you and your pet occupied, such as obstacle courses or catching mice. In turn, these reward coins that can be used to purchase accessories to customise the cat's appearance. However, the game's unique hook is its Plushy mode. Here, players can attach a move controller to the back of any plushy toy that is then brought to life within the game as a kitten. This means that players can actually touch, cuddle and lift up their virtual pet. You'll get to try it for yourself later this week on February 23rd.

Shift Quantum

Developer Fishing Cactus has a tempting offer for players of their upcoming title. You see, Axon Vertigo is a company that promises to give people a better quality of life through their cerebral contentedness programming. You'll take part in the Shift Quantum program, solving puzzles through the unique mechanic of SHIFTING. This creates negative space when the world is inverted, changing barriers into escape routes and vice versa. While you conquer the program's obstacles, Axon Vertigo is analyzing your brain activity, looking for pattern recognition and creative thinking in an attempt to bring you happiness, and who doesn't want to be happy? You'll get a chance to try out their program when the game comes to PlayStation 4 this spring.

VRFC Virtual Reality Football Club

Cherry Pop Games continues to bring PlayStation VR titles to players. This time the focus is five-a-side football, with four players on each side and the goalkeepers being played by AI. Using the game's agile locomotion mechanic, players use two Move controllers to replicate the running and kicking motions of the game while button presses trigger more complicated manoeuvres. The game is designed to give players a decent upper body workout, but if you're worried about being able to cope with the controls, a series of offline training activities are designed to teach you the basics. Once you've mastered those techniques, choose between competitive online matches or private matches with your friends. You'll get to try the title out next week on February 27th.


The world of Windscape is made up of floating islands. On one of them resides a young girl and her parents, who own a farm. The problem is that something worrying is happening; islands have started to break up and fall out of the sky. Throughout this first-person exploration adventure, players will gather resources, craft items, make friends with other residents and defeat vicious monsters as they attempt to destroy the evil that is causing the problem. The title will be coming to PlayStation 4 in the future.

World of Warriors

In the latest title from Moshi Monsters creator Virtual Toys, the greatest warriors in history are removed from their timezone and transported to a land where they take on each other to find out who's best. Players can pick from Romans, Vikings, Samurai, Aztecs, Spartans and more as they train them to survive the battle ahead, especially as it isn't just the opponents that are a cause for concern. Each arena has its own traps and hazards, such as spinning fire totems, whirlpool tornadoes and rampaging woolly mammoths. However, some of these hazards can also be used to your advantage, as long as you figure out how to master them. You can take on your opponents when the game comes to PlayStation 4 on March 21st.

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.