After an almost excruciating four-year wait, NetherRealm Studios has finally released Mortal Kombat X for the PS4. The game’s story picks up right where 2011’s Mortal Kombat left off, and players will be able to take it 25 years into the future with new kombatants, new Fatalities, and the all-new weekly Faction War. Say it with me… It Has Begun!
This week’s Spring Fever entry is Titan Souls, a mash-up of the top-down gameplay made famous by The Legend of Zelda and the boss-heavy theatrics of Shadow of the Colossus. Titan Souls can be downloaded as a PS4/PS Vita Cross-Buy title. Also available this week is We Are Doomed, a mesmerizing twin-stick shooter for the PS4 from Vertex Pop.
While all these games might tickle your nostalgia bone, for something truly classic, I suggest this week’s addition to the PS2 Classics storefront: Gradius V. Developed by Treasure, it is one of the finest side-scrolling shooters ever commissioned and deserves a place in your PS3 library. Though you will have to wait three days, as its scheduled to be released on April 17.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. A rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog.
Mortal Kombat X ($59.99)
Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay. For the first time, players can choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style.
We Are Doomed ($9.99)
We Are Doomed is a twin-stick shooter where you zap polygon baddies with an absurdly overpowered laserbeam. Dive head-first into the action with reckless ambition, charge the Superbeam, and zap everything out of existence in an instant. Chase high scores or just enjoy the beautiful explosion of geometry, color and light.
PS4 / PS Vita Cross-Buy Games
Titan Souls ($14.99)
Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with but a single arrow is once again assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power.
PS4 / PS3 Cross-Buy Games
Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new abilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe.
PS2 Classic: Gradius V ($9.99)
An admiration for frenzied space fighting is a prerequisite for this classic side-scrolling shooter! Sail through space and blast away the enemy in this chapter of the legendary shooter series.
PS Vita Games
Best of Arcade Games: Deluxe Edition ($19.99)
Brick Breaker, Tetraminos, Bubble Buster and Air Hockey: rediscover 4 timeless classics with this Best of Arcade Games compilation. Try out these updated classics, for both beginners and experts. Take direct control of the ball in Brick Breaker, carefully place your pieces in Tetraminos, solve lots of puzzles in Bubble Buster, and test your reflexes in Air Hockey.
Bloxiq takes the classic concept of color matching and turns it on its head. Manipulate blocks to connect four or more of the same color above, beside, or even through. Conquer obstacles such as bombs, locks, and hidden blocks in devilishly clever and addicting challenges.
Medieval Defenders ($5.99)
Defend your ancestral castle — show the invader who the master is! Build towers, save money, train your spells, and your enemy will be vanquished. The middle ages was a dark time. Every neighbor wants to encroach on the lands you rightfully own. Don’t give your enemies reason to think that you’re weaker than them!