Weekend Announcements July 6-8th: Daymare: 1998, GeneRain, and More

By Rebecca Smith, 10 months ago
This weekend was a bit quieter, bringing just eight titles to our attention. All are confirmed for PlayStation 4 (one for Vita too) and some will be arriving fairly imminently. The list is below; is there anything that captures your attention?

Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans

Bud Spencer and Terence Hill are a comedy duo that may not be widely know outside of Europe. Despite this, the pair are getting their first official video game in the form of Trinity Team's scrolling beat 'em up that has platforming elements and mini-games thrown in for good measure. Whether playing in single player mode or together with a friend in co-op, the duo will travel through a variety of environments, such as the fairground, Western Saloon, and Miami Downtown, as players are treated to the mass brawls and comedic timing for which the films are best known. The game will be arriving on PlayStation 4 on July 24th.

Close to the Sun

Storm in a Teacup's next title takes a different direction to their adventure title NERO. The horror game is set at the end of the 19th century in an alternative reality where Nikola Tesla's scientific breakthroughs have already had a massive impact on the world. In his thirst for knowledge, he has created a ship complex, but it's here where a young girl has gone missing. Players assume the role of journalist Rose. As she searches for her missing sister at the enormous site, she realises that not all is as it seems. The title will be coming to PlayStation 4 later this year.

Daymare: 1998

Invader Studios' "third person survival horror game" aims to replicate the atmosphere, feeling and mood generated by video games and movies from the 80s and 90s. Set in a dirty and chaotic American town, players will face hardcore survival mechanics, enemies that are hard to kill, strategic combat, and puzzles, with a story told from the perspective of multiple different characters. There will be a constant sense of danger, fear, and helplessness that will be hard to shake off, and lots of lore to find for those who seek it out. The game is heading for PlayStation 4 in Q3 2018.


Developer Jérôme Bodin has teamed up with publisher Digerati to bring his "deck-building survival adventure" to PlayStation 4 on July 17th in North America and July 18th in Europe. As the name suggests, the game takes place in a frozen apocalyptic world where humanity is fighting for survival. The harsh environment is ravaged by a lethal storm and you need to lead a group of nomads on a journey to the Refuge and shelter from the weather. The problem is the weather isn't your only issue — there's wolves, cannibals, hunger, fatigue... just make sure you manage your cards carefully.


Deeli Network Technology's sci-fi third person shooter tells of an event that's due to change history in 2089. It is then that a spray agent will be released into the air, mutating genes and altering humanity's genetic structure. Some can evolve to cope with the alterations, but many others can't and they're killed. The game is set at the start of this event, when the world is starting to panic. Players control the Death Squad, a team of robots and humans aiming to stop the event and restore world order. To do this, they need to take down the wind towers responsible for spreading the agent, but the post-apocalyptic landscape they need to negotiate won't help them at all. The title is due to hit PlayStation 4 later this month.

Splash Blast Panic

Team KwaKwa's local multiplayer arena title pits up to four players against each other armed only with water pistols and jetpacks. Items, powerups, and 15 different weapons offer variety across the game's ten stages, and if that isn't enough, there is always the super attack that can turn the tides of battle. Arcade challenge mode offers entertainment for both a single player and multiple co-op players, and it is here where new characters can be unlocked. Team battles also offer 2v2 play. You'll be able to try it for yourself when the game is released on PlayStation 4 in Q3 2018.

The Mooseman

Vladimir Beletsky and Mikhail Shvachko's title is inspired by the Perm animal style and Komi folk music. In the finno-ugric pagan culture, the god Yen created the world out of an egg shell. The world had three layers. The Lower World was formed from an endless ocean. The Middle World is where humanity managed to exist. Meanwhile, the Upper World was reserved for the ancient gods. Many spirits live in all three of these layers, tasked with guarding secrets. Players assume the role of the titular Mooseman whose journey will take him through all three layers to find the artefacts of the Chud' tribes. The problem is the Lower World is also the home to the spirits of the dead, and it's here you must visit first. The title will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita on July 18th.

Tiny Hands Adventure

I honestly don't remember much about Meet The Robinsons, but one bit I do remember from the film is where Lewis is being chased by a T-Rex. He's cornered, but the T-Rex can't hurt him because its arms aren't long enough. As you might have guessed, Funware's title tells the tale of Borti, a dinosaur who wants longer arms. He'll need to leave his hometown of Dinoburg and head out into several unknown worlds to find collectibles and face the bosses that are in the way of your objective. The game 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.