Sony’s Launch Party promotion continues to disco deep into the night as Enter the Gungeon is now available to download for the PS4 through the PlayStation Store. The twin-stick shooter takes place in the legendary Gungeon (that’s Gun Dungeon for those who are blind to puns) and asks Gungeoneers to search the many hallways and catacombs for “a gun that can kill the past.” I have no idea what that means, but the animated Launch Trailer (embedded above) is a hoot.
Speaking of the past, Capcom will reach back into days gone by this week to release Mega Man Legends 2 on the PS3. The PSone Classic is the final game in the Legends series and a cult following has developed around the title over the years. If you’ve spent the last 15 years wondering what all the fuss is about… now’s your chance.
And in keeping with the indie theme of the Launch Party promotion, a quartet of popular indies are also available to download this week. This list includes Armature’s 10v10 multiplayer shooters, Dead Star (PS4); Quicktequila’s speedy and colorful shooter, Lovely Planet (PS4); Harmonix’s rhythm shooter, Amplitude (PS3); and Lab Zero’s cartoony fighter, Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Vita).
Finally this week, Codemasters will bring Dirt Rally to the PS4, while Ubisoft will launch the complete Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy on the Vita.
More information about all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break. And, as always, this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog.
Bounce Rescue! ($9.99)
The Evil Devil has landed on earth with the intention of taking over the world. He manages to capture two members of the team and escape to Darkland. Outraged by this, the team goes on a mission to save their captured members from the Evil Devil.
Dead Star ($19.99)
Dead Star is an online multiplayer space shooter, combining the fast-paced feel of arcade classics with modern RPG elements. Fight in procedurally generated battlefields, earning loot and levels to further customize your experience — including a massive warship used to invade live player matches.
Dirt Rally ($59.99)
Dirt Rally is the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made, road-tested over 80 million miles by the Dirt community. It perfectly captures that white-knuckle feeling of racing on the edge as you hurtle along dangerous roads at breakneck speed.
Enter the Gungeon ($14.99)
Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll, and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
Lovely Planet ($14.99)
With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets for your semi-automatic, and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you’re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet!
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure ($9.99)
Stikbold! is a groovy 70s-themed multiplayer dodgeball game with intense, quirky arenas and chaos-inducing random events that change the outcome of each round.
Amplitude is the long anticipated, crowdfunded reboot of the 2003 cult classic rhythm action game from Harmonix. The experience you know and love has been updated with a new soundtrack and fresh visuals, rebuilt from the ground up.
PSone Classic: Mega Man Legends 2 ($9.99)
Join Mega Man on another exciting adventure in search of a mysterious girl and a legendary treasure. Explore more environments and plenty of dungeons to find the Sealed Key to unlock the Great Legacy — a mystery that could either boon or curse mankind.
PS Vita Games
A Virus Named Tom ($9.99)
A perfect place. A city without traffic. A dog that doesn’t poop. All products of the brilliant mind of Dr. X, but hell hath no fury like a mad scientist fired by a giant corporation. In this unique action-puzzler you take control of Tom, a virus created for one purpose: revenge. Hack your way through brain scrambling puzzles while maneuvering through a thumb-cramping maze of enemies.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles ($24.99)
Explore three distinct civilizations and periods throughout history including the Ming dynasty’s downfall in China, the Sikh Empire in India, and the aftermath of the Red October revolution in Russia. Embody Assassins Shao Jun, Arbaaz Mir, and Nikolaï Orelov in a 2.5D reimagining of the Assassin’s Creed universe.
Green Game: Timeswapper ($4.99)
A highly addictive 2D puzzle game bearing the one-more-try-and-I-quit syndrome. You control time to activate and deactivate various mechanisms in a mysterious green world. Find one of many ways to the end of 50 levels.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore ($24.99)
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighter that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality.