Explore the unknown in this week’s PlayStation Store update…
They say that space is the final frontier, and PS4 owners will get the chance to explore it this week with Kerbal Space Program and Adrift. Kerbal Space Program is a space exploration simulator that’s been available for the PC since last year, and now PS4 players can use it to build rockets and take off for the inky blackness of space. But don’t get too lost out there, or you’ll end up in Adrift, an “immersive first-person experience” about an astronaut helplessly floating amongst the wreckage of a space station.
Other people will say that the deep ocean is the last unexplored location on Earth, and they’re not wrong. Insomniac tapped into this weird world to tell the story of Merryn, a young girl searching for her father underneath the waves in Song of the Deep for the PS4.
Still others will say that life’s biggest mysteries involve “the other side,” and while they aren’t afraid of ghosts, I don’t know if they were expecting Ghostbusters from Activision. Built as a tie-in to the upcoming film, Ghostbusters is an overhead shooter for the PS4 where up to four players can get together for some bustin’ (provided it makes them feel good).
Finally this week, two wacky new sports attempt to scratch that mutliplayer itch on the PS4. Videoball is a bizarre combination of “basketball, football, soccer, first-person shooters, and real-time strategy games” from Iron Galaxy, while Kill Strain is a free-to-play shooter that pits humans against mutants (and its currently exclusively available for PlayStation Plus subscribers).
You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new release) after the break. And be sure to visit the PlayStation Blog for the complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts.
PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy Games
Last Wings ($7.99)
Last Wings is a fast and dynamic air combat game, developed in a mixed environment between 2D and 3D. Play alone or in a team of up to four players on local mode, but if you prefer, start a battle on online mode with up to 10 players and challenge the greatest competitors of this war.
Immerse yourself in this fascinating and unique experience to uncover the history and secrets of fonts and characters! Control two dots and travel through the ages of typographic styles and techniques. From the rock paintings of prehistoric times to Pixel art of the 2000s, solve all the riddles by riding the most popular fonts and characters in a captivating musical and visual environment.
Adrift is an immersive first-person experience that tells the story of an astronaut in peril. Floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit slowly leaking oxygen, the only survivor struggles to determine the cause of the catastrophic event that took the lives of everyone on board. (Available July 15)
Gradius II is a shooter released by Konami in 1988. Players take control of the super dimension fighter Vic Viper in order to protect planet Gradius from the Gofer special forces. Gradius II is considered the best in the Gradius series and has played a pivotal role in the history of shooters. (Available July 15)
Assault Suit Leynos ($19.99)
A classic reawakens — Assault Suit Leynos is back and in high definition! Get ready for all-out robotic war as the fan favorite Genesis classic is reworked with all new HD visuals for the ultimate alien-blasting experience.
Daydreamer: Awakened Edition ($9.99)
Shoot your way through the hauntingly beautiful remains of Earth. Created by Roland Studios, a one-man indie development house, Daydreamer is an homage to 16-bit era side-scrolling shooters. Coupled with strategic platforming, high intensity battles, and pets that aid in combat, you wouldn’t want to wake up from this dream.
Explore, fight, talk, and hack your way through a rich cyberpunk world in this 2D action-RPG! Wanted dead by a mysterious and tentacular organization, you will traverse the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and make unexpected allies on your quest to bring down the system!
Grab your Proton Pack and join the Ghostbusters as you explore Manhattan, blasting ghosts, and trapping those runaway ghouls.
Kerbal Space Program ($39.99)
Who said rocket science wasn’t for everybody! Kerbal Space Program puts you in charge of the recently launched space program for a fun and clever alien race — the Kerbals. These little guys are counting on you to build spaceships, rockets, and vehicles that can take off and hold on during space travel missions, without hurting them in the process…
Kill Strain (Free For PS Plus Subscribers)
The Strain has emerged in our world and mankind is keen to exploit its power. Mercenaries and Mutants take sides in an epic confrontation. Will you help protect our world from the Strain, or exploit its resources in the name of power and personal gain?
MilitAnt is an action-packed side-scrolling platform/shooter. Set in a world ruled by insects, a lone soldier ant must defend his home colony at all costs from a brutal invasion by the termite infantry, the wasp airforce, and other enemy bug nations.
Song of the Deep ($14.99)
Song of the Deep is a metroidvania-style action-adventure game following a young girl’s quest into the unknown to find her missing father. Combining discovery, skill, and suspense with an unforgettable narrative, this underwater journey will challenge players to explore, experiment, and skillfully navigate a vast ocean landscape.
Super Mutant Alien Assault ($9.99)
Three fleets of spaceships flee a doomed Earth carrying the last humans in cryostasis. Pursued by aliens, it’s up to the lowly security droids to save humanity. Taking up arms solo or with a friend, you must dance with death in a brutal and addictive arcade platformer shooter inspired by Super Crate Box and stuffed to the brim with unlockables.
Videoball is a sport everyone can play. We researched basketball, football, soccer, first-person shooters, and real-time strategy games. Videoball is a compact expression of all sports’ mechanics. Score points in order to win. Win in order to Feel Real Good.
PS Vita Games
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs-Force ($39.99)
Since 1978, the Gundam franchise has undoubtedly become a spearhead series in the Japanese animation landscape. Considered as a real icon in Japan, the TV anime has led to numerous best-selling toys, movies, comics… and even a giant statue in Tokyo! Prepare for a clash of the eras as these powerful Mobile Suits are heading West with a brand new game: Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force.
Panda Run ($5.49)
Help Panda survive the coming cold in this new exciting game! Grab on to the snowboard and ride to stunning adventures all over the world. It’s snowing everywhere, so Panda can easily hit the slopes of Egyptian Pyramids or the hills of sunny Italy. Unlock new boards, perform tricks, and break through to new records!