Weekend Announcements May 18-20th: Super Neptunia RPG, VA-11 Hall-A and More

By Rebecca Smith, 10 months ago
It's another quieter weekend, but then we're just three weeks away from E3. Of the eight titles we have for you today, all are confirmed for PlayStation 4. Amongst the titles is a twin stick brawler where you can be the boss, the latest in the RIDE franchise, a side-scrolling RPG set in the world of Neptunia, and a booze 'em up that's making its way to platforms other than PC and Vita. The list is below; see if there's something that attracts your attention.

Bossgard

In this twin-stick arena fighter, players have two choices. They can either be one of a variety of unique and bizarre bosses, such as a slice of bread or a fortress, or they can be one of a team of vikings tasked with bringing them down. When you combine the above scenario with a range of wacky arenas, each with their own themed traps, this is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously and one that is best summed up with the trailer below. Sand Sailor Studio will be bringing the title to PlayStation 4 in the future.


Cat Quest II

Not much is known about The Gentlebros' next project other than its name and the fact that it's coming to PlayStation 4 in the future. More information is promised soon, including a trailer, but for now we'll just have to wait and see what The Lupus Empire has to do with things.


Crayola Title

Outright Games is making it their mission to bring a range of kids' franchises to the PlayStation 4. Ben 10 arrived in November, then new Adventure Time and Hotel Transylvania titles will arrive this summer, followed by Paw Patrol in September. After that comes a new license: Crayola. Details on the new title are extremely scarce beyond the licensing agreement, but what we do know is it will hit PlayStation 4 this fall.

Crayola

RIDE 3

The latest in Milestone's RIDE franchise focuses on realism, customisation and a better variety of content thanks to a new game engine: Unreal Engine 4. The tracks and events will include GPs, Supermototracks, Country and City circuits, Road Races, and Drag Races. There will be more than 230 bikes, over 500 customisable bike parts, a revised career, better AI, better physics and improved collision systems. The game will be arriving on PlayStation 4 on November 8th.


Speed Brawl

Inspired by the humour and over-the-top action from more than three decades of cult classic cinema, Double Stallion's "anime-inspired 2D combat-racer" drops players into an "all-out bloodsport". Across several dystopian London locations, players need to maintain momentum to avoid falling victim to the arena's physics-based contraptions, all while managing their energy to perform special moves and defeat brutes, aliens and bosses. You'll be able to upgrade and customise the fighter tag teams with new equipment and new/improved skills. The title will arrive on PlayStation 4 this summer.


Super Neptunia RPG

Artisan Studios' side-scrolling RPG takes place in a world where 2D games are seen as superior. Bombyx Mori forces its citizens to develop 2D games purely for the pleasure of its leader. If they use new technology or don't meet the leader's tough standards, they'll be banished to the "soul-crushing" Trial Grounds. Neptune is a girl who wakes up in this world with no recollection of how she got there. Using her great strength, heroism and a strange book called the Histoire, she sets out to fin a better life for herself. As she explores the dungeons and defeats enemies in turn-based battles, she'll settle the debate of whether 2D or 3D games are the best. The title comes to PlayStation 4 this fall.


VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

Taking place in a cyberpunk future where the world is ruled by megacorporations, Jill is a bartender at a dive bar frequented by average citizens that each have a story to tell. As the game progresses, players can change the story's direction purely based on the drinks they choose to serve to customers as they chat with them. The stories not only reveal more about the characters themselves, they also detail Glitch City, a futuristic location in the grips of the mysterious Zaibatsu Corp. Already available on PlayStation Vita, Sukeban Games' booze 'em up will be heading to PlayStation 4 early next year.

Viking Days

The sole PlayStation VR title on the list, VRMonkey aims to teach players how to be a "REAL Nordic Warrior". Drawing influence from titles like Job Simulator and WarioWare, the game poses a series of mini-game challenges that players must conquer with motion controllers, such as throwing axes, forging swords, and escaping from giants. A number of difficulties aims to increase player skills until they "get to the limit". 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.