Weekend Announcements Pt 3: Uppers, The Shapeshifting Detective, and More

By Rebecca Smith,
The final part of our weekend announcements trilogy brings the remaining ten titles out of the 28 we've introduced today. All of these remaining titles are confirmed for PlayStation 4 with one heading specifically for PlayStation VR. Check out the final part of the list below:

Splody

This Bomberman-esque title has been "brought into the modern era" although it still contains much of the gameplay with which players will be familiar. The aim is to place bombs, trying to blow up your friends without destroying yourself in the process. Powerups will add variety to the matches that encompass a range of game modes for what looks to be an incredible amount of players. Developer Dashing Strike Games only mentions local play, although Sony promises the game will also have online functionality. The title will be arriving on PlayStation 4 in the future.


Supermarket Shriek

The next title from the creators of Her Majesty's Spiffing began life as an entry into a Global Game Jam, and if you thought their last title was a bit eccentric, you've seen nothing yet. A man and his goat must race their way around a range of shops, supermarkets and boutiques. The catch? Their motion is controlled by players' "wild incomprehensible screaming". Literally. There will also be the option to use a controller if the co-op experience begins to get a bit too much for those with fragile ears. The title will arrive on PlayStation 4 in spring 2019.


The Cat and the Coup

Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh was the first democratically elected president of Iran, but in 1953, the CIA led a coup that brought about a fall from grace. As Mossadegh's cat, players will guide him through the significant events of his life by scratching him, scattering his belongings, knocking things off shelves and being generally destructive. The aim of the title is to make players think about their "connection to Iranian history". The relationship between the player and the former president is symbolic of that of the US and Iran, and the game asks "how do the people know when their democracy is threatened"? The title arrives on PlayStation 4 on September 25th.


The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos

The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk began life as an audio saga that made fun of pen and paper RPGs. It has since diversified to include comics, novels, a board game, and even a band. Now Artefacts Studios is bringing the franchise to PlayStation 4 in the form of a fantasy medieval tactical RPG that stays true to its parody roots and draws inspiration from Baldur’s Gate, Divinity: Original Sin, and X-Com. Dubbed the "worst line-up of heroes of all time", the seven characters enter a dungeon looking for a dangerous artefact.


The Shapeshifting Detective

D'Avekki Studios returns with another FMV adventure. Players need to solve the mystery of the death of Dorota Shaw. The three suspects are tarot readers who can accurately predict murder. They're used to not revealing their secrets, and it'll take more than persuasion and interrogation to get to the truth. Luckily, players assume the role of a detective who has the ability to shapeshift into different characters, fooling suspects into giving details away and allowing access to otherwise forbidden areas. The murderer is randomly chosen each time, so multiple playthroughs are possible. The game arrives on PlayStation 4 later this year.


Tokyo Ogre Gate

The last of CyberConnect2's titles features "high speed parkour style slashing action". Set in early 20th century Tokyo, the city is at peace until Genshu Kubizuka betrays Japan and opens a gateway to hell. Known as Ogre Gates, more and more gates appear throughout Tokyo, letting in swarms of hideously evil monsters. Towako Mutsu is the schoolgirl whose friends were murdered and who was left on the brink of death herself. Now equipped with the Ogre Engine, a mechanical heart made from unknown technology, she traverses the city to seek revenge and destroy every one of those gates. The title will be arriving on PlayStation 4 next year.

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Skobbejak Games' first title 'n Verlore Verstand might not have made it to PlayStation 4, but their second definitely will do. In the "abstract first person adventure", players become a military rescue agent who's looking for a science team missing in mysterious circumstances in Antarctica. They'd found an ancient pyramid on the continent, inside which was a machine that teleports people to different dimensions of space and time. Armed with a device that enables him to slow down time, he needs to find his way back to the present day while also solving the mystery of the missing team. The title arrives in September.


Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War

The first instalment in Winking Entertainment's "futuristic FPS VR shooter" series introduced different gameplay mechanics in each chapter. For the sequel, they've decided to focus on the first person shooting that occurred in the latter chapters and was players' favourite part of the previous title. Using the PS VR Aim Controller, players go back in time to take down enemies on Mars. Phobos fragments that have been extracted and analyzed in the Ark Device tell the secrets of an ancient civilisation, but war was their downfall and there will be plenty of bosses that need to be taken down if your mission is to be successful. The title arrives on PlayStation VR on September 18th.


Unexplored: Unlocked Edition

Ludomotion's roguelite dungeon explorer arrives on PlayStation 4 this summer thanks to publisher Digerati. The appropriately titled Dungeon of Doom is home to a fearsome dragon and his prized possession: the Amulet of Yendor. You need to retrieve the amulet and make it out alive, but the dungeon is home to hundreds of enemies who won't be keen to let that happen. The Unlocked Edition includes all of the DLC that has been released on Steam, namely "Mithril Run", "Ripley Run", and "The Dark Ritual".


UPPERS

Released on PlayStation Vita two years ago, Kenichiro Takaki's "third-person brawler" will now be heading to PlayStation 4 as well later this year. Last Resort is a largely deserted island occupied only by bandits looking for a fight. The winner gets their pick of the thrillseeking girls that follow them around. The title focuses on two of those men looking to be the ultimate fighter. Success leads to popularity, as well as power ups that will help you along the way. The girls will also offer extra challenges that will give bonuses that can be used to customise or upgrade your character. This version of the title will arrive with remastered graphics and language support for English, French, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.


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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.