Weekend Announcements April 20-22nd: Disgaea 1 Complete, MUSYNX and More

By Rebecca Smith,
The deluge of new titles for PlayStation platforms continues to arrive. This week, there are 13 titles that need to be introduced. Most of them are confirmed to be heading to PlayStation 4 or Vita in the future, with the exception of one that is only confirmed for "consoles". Take a look and see which of these titles catches your eye.

Disgaea 1 Complete

The first title from the Disgaea franchise, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, is being remastered for the PlayStation 4. Laharl has been asleep for two years. When he wakes, he's told his father, King Krichevskoy, has died. Together with the castle's devious vassal Etna, he sets out to reclaim the throne. Along the way he encounters an angel trainee, Flonne, whose original task was to assassinate King Krichevskoy. With the king already dead, the trainee instead decides to follow the pair to see if demons "are truly heartless". While the title will feature the classic gameplay of the original, it will have modernised graphics when it arrives in autumn.


Dream Match Tennis VR

By using PlayStation VR and Move controllers, Bimboosoft's upcoming title allows gamers to play "real tennis" in their own home. Players will feel like they're holding a racket while in first person view, and with full simulation of the sport's physics, such as the movement, rotation, angle, friction, and bounce of the racket and ball, players will be able to perform more complex moves like topspins and slices. The title is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer.


Fate/EXTELLA LINK

Following on from the events of Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, a new chapter begins as the Servants battle for dominance in the world of SE.RA.PH. As well as the 16 heroes from the game's predecessor, there will be ten new heroes taken from other Fate titles, such as Astolfo, Scàthach, and Francis Drake. The title offers improved graphics and new battle mechanics, as well as a new medieval cathedral base camp. Here, players can interact with other servants to create friendships and accept side missions. The title will be making its way west on PlayStation 4 and Vita this winter, but only the PS4 version will include the 4v4 online multiplayer mode.


Maximum Football 2018

The developer behind Xbox and PC exclusive Canadian Football 2017 is coming to PlayStation 4 in the future with their latest instalment, but instead of just changing the year at the end of game's name, they're bringing back one of their franchises from 2005. The gridiron simulation title brings Canadian football rules to the console, meaning smaller teams and fast action. Compared to their last title, the game will include new player models, a new user interface design, improved stadium visuals, and a series of new features. There will be the ability to customise teams, rosters, players and depth charts, and a new instant replay system. There will also be a variety of improved gameplay mechanics, as well as new teams.


METAL MAX Xeno

The Metal Max franchise will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. This completely new title will be heading west thanks to NIS America, and it promises to go "back to basics" for its "tank/human hybrid combat" and the storyline. 50 years ago, a mother computer, NOA, became sentient and now humanity faces extinction. Even Asia's largest metropolis, TOKIO, has been reduced to rubble. Assuming the role of Talis, players need to explore the wasteland in search of allies and, ultimately, vengeance as he takes on the machines. While the title was released on Vita in Japan, it will only be released on PlayStation 4 when it arrives in the west in the autumn.


MUSYNX

Previously exclusive to the Switch, PM Studios and acttil have announced that they've teamed up to bring their music title to PlayStation 4 and Vita on June 19th. The title features over 90 songs, covering a range of genres, to which players must press buttons and tap the screen in time to the rhythm. There will be multiple difficulty levels to really test your reflexes too. The title will initially only be released digitally, but Limited Run will be producing a very limited physical run at a later date.


MXGP Pro

Milestone has refined the gameplay experience and physics of their MXGP franchise in this upcoming instalment. There's a new bike system where players will be able to customise their bikes based on real metrics. The team has taken a "real physics" approach that allows unlimited movements, and reworked grips, collisions and in-air behaviour. Finally, rider movements will be more in sync with the bike. The new title will arrive on PlayStation 4 on June 29th for £49.99 or regional equivalent.


Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi

The latest title in the Sengoku Era Japan focused grand strategy franchise, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, will be heading west on June 5th for PlayStation 4. During a time when regional lords battled for supremacy, dominance and the uniting of lands, players will experience the events that led to the fracture of Japan, such as clans being established, and the emergence of the first Shogunate. Each officer will also have their own ambitions and tactics that need to be countered, as well as the potential to add a more human touch to proceedings. Not only will players have to build strategies for their military campaigns, they'll need to manage production facilities and trade routes if they're to strengthen their armies and expand their territory.


Pirate Flight

Frozen Gun's upcoming PlayStation VR title is a casual arcade flying game where players fly and shoot their way across three worlds and conquer 90 missions, including racing against dragons. Players won't even have to think about landing or any complex manouevres. The title will arrive on PlayStation 4 on May 1st.


Ritual

The developer of Serial Cleaner is back with a new "3D dark action" title with a top-down perspective. Inspired by the Weird West genre, players assume the role of a bounty hunter who must escort an eccentric girl back to her home. What seems like a simple mission turns into an endless journey through grotesque locations filled with unearthly monsters. Players will rely on a variety of weapons, traps, potions, ammunition and barricades to stay alive, all of which must be created from materials scavenged along the way. Is the girl his way out of this situation, or is she the entire reason he's in this mess? You'll find out when the game is released on consoles in the future.


Rival Megagun

Spacewave Software's upcoming title is a "competitive split-screen vertical shmup" for two players in local play or online. To get the edge over your opponent, you can change into a gigantic boss ship, the Mega Gunship, and invade your opponent's screen. Chain kills together to build up towards more devastating attacks. There will be a choice of multiple heroes, each of which has their own special weapons and Mega Gunship form. Those who don't want to take on another player will be able to make use of the single player arcade mode to practice their skills. The title will be coming to PlayStation 4 in Q4 2018.


Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

Originally released as Senran Kagura: Shojo-tachi no Shin'ei for Nintendo 3DS in 2012, before being re-released as the "director's cut" SENRAN KAGURA Burst in 2013, the game is now being remastered for PlayStation 4. Hanzo Academy is a place where high school girls are taught ninjitsu. Originally a 2.5D side-scrolling beat 'em up, the PS4 version is a full 3D remake with updated combat mechanics and character models, as well as new special effects. The Dressing Room mode has been expanded with new outfits and options. Finally, additional DLC episodes will add new storylines for characters Yumi and Miyabi. The title arrives in the west this fall.


Super Hyperactive Ninja

Grimorio of Games' upcoming platformer is aimed at speedrunners and/or those after a "real tough challenge". Players have to recover the stolen coffee before they fall asleep. Drinking the coffee allows you to enter Hyperactive Mode — here, you can run faster and kill enemies, but this energy is limited and must be recharged as you find more coffee. Run out of coffee and the game is over. The title will be coming to PlayStation 4 in the future.

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.