There’s a nice mix of new games available to download from the PlayStation Store this week. So let’s get right too it…
Inversus is a minimalist overhead shooter for the PS4 that ties your path of movement and attack to a black-and-white grid. Single-player and multiplayer options (both local and online) will give players plenty of opportunities for competition.
Also available this week is Grow Up, a PS4 platformer from Ubisoft that stars BUD, “an adorable yet clumsy, stumbling, tumbling robot.” And speaking of Ubisoft, the publisher will also bring a new version of Uno, everyone’s favorite card game, to the PS4 this week.
Finally this week, Codemasters is giving the green light to their latest open wheel racing simulator, F1 2016. It’ll be available for the PS4 on Friday, August 19.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts is available at the PlayStation Blog.
AdVenture Capitalist (Free)
Start with a humble lemonade stand, and squeeze your way to total fiscal domination! Earn ridiculous sums of cash, diversify your investments, and attract smarmy Angel Investors to give your businesses a boost! And the best part is, AdVenture Capitalist can even play itself! Start your rags to riches adventure today.
With a modern, dynamic, and interactive 3D board, Battleship brings the classic franchise to a new level for a memorable experience. Deploy your fleet and shoot at your opponent’s grid to find and destroy enemy ships before yours are sunk. Enjoy the game you know and love with the Classic Mode or get more tactical in a brand new way to play with Clash at Sea Mode!
Repair a broken world through the beauty of dance. Developed exclusively for PS4, Bound combines a unique visual style with a powerful story and gameplay mechanics infused with modern dance. As the game progresses, the introspective story unfolds through powerful metaphor and imagery, adding emotional depth to the protagonist’s journey.
Doodle Devil ($5.99)
Embrace your dark side! While Doodle God was creating the universe, Doodle Devil was also having some fun. The same addictive, puzzle gameplay that made Doodle God a hit is back but with an evil twist.
Create your own legend in F1 2016. Get ready to go deeper into the world of the most prestigious motorsport than ever before. Work with your agent, engineer, and team to develop your car in the deepest ever career experience, spanning up to ten seasons. (Available August 19)
Grow Up ($9.99)
BUD, an adorable yet clumsy, stumbling, tumbling robot. Spaceship wreckage scattered across an entire planet of abundant alien flora and thrusting star plants. A distant moon with your spacecraft’s beating heart yearning to be rescued. A fantastical acrobatic adventure in a world that’s as challenging as it is beautiful. Welcome to Grow Up!
The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse ($14.99)
Winter is fast approaching as Queen Freya’s army marches relentlessly. Beneath the shadow of that deadly war, Elisabeth’s life on her family’s farm in Vardhelm comes to an abrupt end. Join her to find her missing brothers as you explore the Huntsman universe and encounter both familiar faces and new dangers, all while discovering the secret Elisabeth herself carries in this wintery adventure.
Inversus is a minimalist action-strategy shooter for one to four friends. Player movement is constrained to opposite colors of a black and white grid. My walls are your paths and your walls are my paths. Each shot flips tile colors in an attempt to block, trap, and close in on the enemy. Firing a bullet opens up a path for you while also closing off a path for me. Both online and local couch play are supported. Fight for high scores on an ever-changing board.
Solbrain: Knight of Darkness ($13.99)
The old gods have forgotten this land. No one could save our people when darkness began to spread and collect the souls of men for his army. Solbrain: Knight of Darkness is a 3D exploration game. Players control Gaia, a young warrior tired of struggle that must wield his sword to rescue his people from the darkness, and avenge the death of his parents against the powerful Anibal and his army of monsters.
Uno makes its return with an assortment of exciting new features such as added video chat support and an all new theme system which adds more fun! Match cards either by matching color or value and play action cards to change things up. Race against others to empty your hand before everyone else in either Classic play or customize your experience with a variety of House Rules and match settings to ensure you and your friends never play the same game twice!
Valentino Rossi ($49.99)
Valentino Rossi allows you not only to compete in the 2016 season but also with past MotoGP champions, giving you the chance to relive the most important stages of the career of the 9 times world champion. Join Valentino Rossi’s VR|46 Riders Academy, start your debut season in Moto3 and be ready to compete in all motorsports categories Valentino will invite you to compete in. The Flat Track races at the MotoRanch, the drift competitions at Misano and rally challenges at Monza will be the arenas in which you can hone your skills to become the new MotoGP champion.
PS Vita Games
Dungeon Punks ($14.99)
Dungeon Punks is a fast-paced action RPG with a unique tag-team fighting system. Recruit 6 mutant heroes, from Werewolf spellcaster to Lizardman warrior and battle in 12 stunning areas with epic boss battles.