We're definitely back to usual service. This weekend brought along seven new announcements for the PlayStation 4 and Vita, covering a variety of genres. The list is below; see if there's something that peaks your interest.
Wonderboy Bobi has teamed up with publisher PQube to bring their "retro-styled 2D action-adventure" title to PlayStation 4. Taking inspiration from non-linear Japanese adventures from the 16-bit era, like Wonder Boy In Monster World, the title adds gameplay elements from more modern titles to create a game more fitting for current consoles. Players fight for survival and the Kingdom of Lumen as they take on invading beings from another dimension. The title offers plenty of side quests, secrets, and characters to discover, all while finding better equipment and improving your abilities to better defeat enemies using melee combat. The title has just arrived on PC and will be making its way to consoles later this year.
Three Fields Entertainment's original Danger Zone allowed players to take the role of a crash test driver in a virtual Crash Testing Facility where the aim was to survive as many spectacular crashes as possible. The sequel ups the stakes by taking the testing out of a controlled environment and onto real public roads. The aim is still to create as much chaos as possible, but this time it will be happening on America's freeways, the UK's motorways and Spain's autovías. The more carnage you create, the higher the cash payout. Players will be able to give it a go on July 13th on PlayStation 4, complete with PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements.
There are few details about Three Fields Entertainment's second title, apart from it's a closed track competitive racing title. Players will get to use boosts and takedowns, and there will also be plenty of destruction and car crashes in this one too. More details have been promised "over the coming weeks and months". In the meantime, the title has been confirmed for PlayStation 4 this winter.
Madruga Works, the developer behind Planetbase, is taking a new direction with their latest title and is heading back into the past. Players assume control of the first modern humans as they build their settlement. They'll struggle to survive from the Stone Age through 10,000 years to the Iron Age. If humanity is to survive, they'll need to expand and evolve, as well as cope with everything nature will do to stop them. Hunt for food, gather resources, fortify, research new technologies, build massive structures, and try to domesticate nature as much as you can. The title will head to PC first in Q4 2018, and a PlayStation 4 release will follow "shortly after".
This action adventure title builds on the foundations already laid by previous games in the franchise and the 250+ episode anime series. The game takes place after Raimon Eleven's victory in the Football Frontier. Despite this, Japan's soccer prowess is considered to be weak and the team has been disbanded. The players have been sent to various teams across Japan to increase their skills. Their new teams will need sponsorship to survive, otherwise those clubs can't take part in matches and will be disbanded too. In the face of a corrupt elite corporation, they'll need to use their special moves to succeed. The game will be coming to PlayStation 4 next year.
Karin Entertainment's visual novel will be heading west on PlayStation Vita thanks to publisher XSeed Games. Players assume the role of the heiress of House Whiteley in 19th century London. Lady Whiteley will investigate the mysteries of London inspired by famous fictional characters, such as Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper. You'll need to choose your conversation responses carefully as those decisions will affect special rewards, love interests and even "something more sinister" lurking in the shadows of London's darkest corners. Players will be able to adjust text speed, the volume of individual characters, and even hear their original Japanese voices. The title will arrive this fall.
DeerFarm is bringing their Korean brand of bullet-hell shoot 'em up to the west with a game set in the world of Asian mythology. Armies of demons have freed themselves from Limbo. Known as the yokai, they're now spreading across the land, stealing souls and bringing immense fear to the surviving residents. It is up to players to destroy the invaders and free those souls that have been captured, otherwise they'll suffer an eternal torment. The title will come with Arcade, Hardcore, and Local Co-op modes when it arrives on PlayStation 4 in the future.
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