Sony’s Launch Party promotion continues this week with the addition of Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy) to the PlayStation Store. Tim Schafer’s famed point-and-click adventure has been lovingly remade by his new studio, Double Fine Productions, and they even documented the process in the behind-the-scenes video embedded above.
This week, PlayStation 4 owners will also get the chance to try out a number of other games including a pair of racing games that run the gamut from the high tech “fantasy racing” of Ubisoft’s TrackMania Turbo to the down and dirty rally racing of Milestone’s Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo. Making the jump from mobile to consoles is Camouflaj’s exploration of surveillance culture, Republique, which is now available for the PS4. And Smite has exited its beta phase and the MOBA is now available as a free-to-play download.
Possibly the world’s only first-person cat simulator, Catlateral Damage, has also been released for the PS4. And it’s join by a trio of PS2-On-PS4 titles including the bloody and controversial Manhunt, and the just plain controversial Bully. Okage: Shadow King, a cult favorite PS2 release, rounds out the trio.
Finally this week, XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus, 2K’s blockbuster strategy game, made a surprise debut on the Vita.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog.
PS4 + PS Vita Games
Day of the Tentacle Remastered ($14.99)
Originally released by LucasArts in 1993, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world.
101 Ways to Die ($14.99)
In this puzzle-platformer you’ll need creativity, cruelty, and an absolute lack of morals as you help the evil Professor Splattunfuder complete his life’s work — to create the most horrific recipe book ever: 101 Ways To Die.
PS2-On-PS4… Bully ($14.99)
Bully takes the Rockstar tradition of groundbreaking and original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling to an entirely new setting the schoolyard. As a mischievous schoolboy, you’ll stand up to the bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the worst school around, Bullworth Academy.
Catlateral Damage ($9.99)
Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where you play as a cat on a rampage, knocking as much stuff onto the ground as possible. See the world through the eyes of a cat!
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice ($9.99)
Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria, experiencing action packed battles without random encounters, using spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves. Travel by pirate ship, defending against enemies in thrilling ship-to-ship rock monster combat! Defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy.
PS2-On-PS4… Manhunt ($14.99)
They just killed Cash. Now, they want to kill him again. America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that’s left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down.
PS2-On-PS4… Okage: Shadow King ($9.99)
In an unexpected twist of fate, the spirit of an Evil King is unleashed and possesses the shadow of an innocent young boy named Ari. Wielding the burden of the evil ghostly being, Ari and his friends must journey across a wonderfully animated, whimsical world.
You receive a call from Hope, a woman trapped inside an eerie totalitarian state. By hacking into an elaborate surveillance network, guide her through a web of danger and deception. Developed over five years by industry veterans, Republique is a thrilling adventure that explores the perils of government surveillance in the Internet age.
Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo ($59.99)
Play SLR Evo and experience real rally! More than 186 miles of faithfully-reproduced track and 58 cars which have made rally history! From legends of the past, such as the Stratos and Celica, to jewels of the modern era, like the Citroën DS3 and C4. 64 specials, five Rallycross circuits and the Pikes Peak track – where you can reach some incredible speeds! Revisit all of the nine-time World Champion’s successes – eight stages to relive his career, from ’98 to the incredible 2013 Pikes Peak record.
Smite is the online battleground of the gods. Players choose from a diverse cast of deities and use their unique powers to triumph over the opposition in 5v5 team matches. Smite is a new take on the MOBA genre rather than observing from above the action, the game’s third person perspective puts players into the thick of combat.
TrackMania Turbo ($39.99)
Available for the very first time on PS4, Trackmania offers you the ultimate arcade racing universe where everything is about reaching the perfect racing time. Test your skills in more than 200 tracks, experience immediate fun by challenging your friends at home (offline splitscreen) or online.
Challenge your friends, online, locally, or play against AI to rule the world! In this epic strategy game, invade territories and devise tactics to defeat your opponents and take over the world. (Available March 24)
PS Vita Games
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus ($19.99)
Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion. Control the fate of the human race by creating and managing a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle.