Weekend Announcements June 1st-3rd: Arca's Path, Juicy Realm, S.O.N, and More

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Next weekend, we're preparing for all hell to let loose during the biggest gaming event of the year in Los Angeles. E3 will bring along big name announcements, as well as plenty of smaller ones. This last weekend was the final chance for developers and publishers to get in before the deluge, and eight of them chose to do so. Of the following eight titles, seven have been confirmed for PlayStation 4 while the eighth is coming to the infamous "console". The list is below; see if there's something that peaks your interest.

198X

Not to be confused with last week's 20XX, Hi-Bit Studios' title is a coming-of-age story that players experience through multiple arcade games and genres. Players follow the story of Kid, a teenager struggling with the limitations of childhood and his new responsibilities as he becomes an adult. He discovers his local arcade in the area of Suburbia, located just outside the City. The games within introduce him to new worlds and meanings. With every game he perfects, he grows stronger, and reality and the games start to blur into one another. The title will be arriving on PlayStation 4 in March 2019.


Arca's Path VR

Developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have teamed up to bring a title to PlayStation VR that promises not to require a controller. Players assume the role of a girl who finds herself in an "abstract yet enchanting world". She must use her skills, instinct, and awareness to guide her through the labyrinthine world, but if she's to ever return home, she'll need to tear down the walls of the world known as Arca. The title will be coming to PlayStation 4 later this year.


Heroes Trials

Shinyuden's upcoming title is described as a "dynamic and fast-paced adventure game". Players need to prove to the principal of the Heroes Academy that they can be the champion and defender of their homeland. To do this, they must conquer 13 trials before time runs out and their rivals reach the Tower of Akron before they do. Fail and they'll remain a trainee forever. For those who aren't completely keen on speedrunning, there's an island to explore, puzzles to fight, boss encounters "with a strategy twist", and secret items to find. Switch between sword fighting and magic to form the best strategy to triumph. The title is coming to PlayStation 4 in the future.


Juicy Realm

SpaceCan's "frenzied" roguelike top down shooter puts players into the strange world of Juicy Realm. The order of nature has been drastically changed. Plants are now sentient beings with limbs, and they're battling humanity for their place at the top of the food chain. Players must lead a team deep into the plant kingdom, finding new gear, weapons, and resources to defeat all of the fruit enemies as they go, as well as expanding their base camp. The title will arrive on PlayStation 4 in August.


Night & Day

Ikigai Gameworks' upcoming "adventure runner" promises a "devilish difficulty" to please speedrunners and those looking for a challenge. Colwyn and Lyssa are cursed to always be together yet be eternally seperated along two different paths through the world of Celuria. Players need to simultaneously control both characters as they change lanes, use shortcuts, jump, and dash their way to find the red witch and potentially a cure for the curse. The title will be coming to PlayStation 4 in spring 2019.


Omega Strike

The next title that publisher Digerati has announced to be arriving on consoles is Woblyware's 2D Metroidvania platformer. Doctor Omega has created a series of mutant armies, and with their help, he's heading towards world domination. Only three freedom fighters can stop him, each of which have their own special abilities. Players must explore the open-ended world, defeat enemies, find treasures, upgrade weapons, and learn new abilities for the fighters if they're to defeat the evil Doctor. The title is arriving on PlayStation 4 on June 12th in North America and June 13th in Europe.


S.O.N

RedG Studios' psychological survival horror title takes place in Clarencaster forest, located in southern Pennsylvania. In amongst the forest's huge 300,000 acre expanse is what is known as the most dangerous area in the world: South of Nowhere. In 2018, 648 people went missing in this area alone, including search and rescue teams, and police officers. Only 22 bodies were found, and they were all children. On February 22nd, Jay Alderson is kidnapped from his home and taken into the forest. His father, unemployed alcoholic Robert who believes in the old school train of thought, will do anything to find whoever or whatever it was that took his son, and it's his story you'll follow when the title arrives on PlayStation 4 on December 11th. A demo is due to be released on June 8th.


Warhammer: Chaosbane

Publisher Bigben, developer Eko Software, and Games Workshop have teamed up to create another title in the Warhammer universe. Advertised as the "first Action-RPG to take place in the Warhammer Fantasy world", players enter the Old World, a continent destroyed by the many wars against the forces of Chaos. Players assume the role of a human, a high elf, a wood elf, or a dwarf as they explore the Old World, finding locations like cursed city Praag, or the old capital of the Empire, Nuln. Gameplay details are scarce right now, but the game will be coming to "console" 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.