The month of May has belonged to Bethesda Softworks for a last few years, and it doesn’t look like they’re letting go anytime soon.
The publisher will bring Prey to the PS4 this week, and it’ll be available to download through the PlayStation Store on Friday, May 5. The first person shooter isn’t connected to Human Head’s Prey, but it does feature the same themes of malevolent aliens and human experimentation. Also available to download this Friday is World to the West, Rain Games’s followup to the well-received Teslagrad.
If you’re looking for something to play today, KO_OP has launched their “tactile 3D puzzle” Gnog for the PS4. It’s also compatible with PlayStation VR, so you can really get a feel for the game’s scary heads.
Finally today, Alex Rose Games will bring their “masocore” platformer Super Rude Bear Resurrection to the PS4. Players will die often as they rush through the game’s many stages, but luckily, “your previous bodies stack up and you can jump on them, push them around and use them as shields.”
On that happy note, you can find a complete rundown of all of this week’s new releases after the break.
Last Resort is a shoot ’em up from SNK launched in 1992. Players use lasers, homing shots, and grenades to win the war between robots and humanity.
AFL Evolution brings you the most intense and feature packed AFL. Revolutionary new gameplay system designed to capture the thrills, skills, and excitement of modern AFL. (Available May 5)
Set in parallel worlds — one a dark cyberpunk vision of our future, the other a magical fantasy realm — Dreamfall Chapters follows two unlikely heroes on their journeys across worlds to save the very fabric of reality from falling apart. (Available May 5)
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity
Flatout 4: Total Insanity elevates the level of hard hitting, fast paced action in the demolition derby style racing genre. Fans will rejoice as the celebrated series offers bigger, louder, better, and more outrageous stunts and collisions. (Available May 4)
Gnog is a tactile 3D puzzle game about exploring whimsical monster heads that hide secret worlds inside them. Filled with eye-catching designs, lively interactions, and a rich, reactive soundtrack, the hand-crafted heads come to life as you grab, poke, spin, pull, and play with each uniquely charming contraption.
Enter a fantasy world of ancient technology in Paladins, a team-based shooter with strategy elements and deep character customization. Through a unique collectible card system, players can amplify and augment a character’s core set of abilities to play exactly how they want to play.
In Prey, you are the subject of an experiment but things have gone terribly wrong. Your ability to survive a hostile alien onslaught will depend on your wits, weapons, and newfound abilities. (Available May 5)
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Super Rude Bear Resurrection is an ultra-tight, masocore platformer that anyone can beat! Every time you die, your previous bodies stack up and you can jump on them, push them around and use them as shields. Each death makes the game slightly easier, but it’s possible to beat the whole game without dying at all!
TumbleSeed is a deceptively deep roguelike about balancing a seed up a dangerous and ever-changing mountain. Avoid holes and defeat corrupted creatures in this dual-stick action adventure.
World to the West
A teleportation-mishap, a broken contract, a mysterious tree, and a foolhardy expedition set the stage for our four heroes. Follow Lumina, Teri, Knaus, and Clonington on a rip-roaring adventure full of twists and turns through the World to the West! (Available May 5)
PS Vita Games
The Caligula Effect
Featuring a story written by Persona veteran Tadashi Satomi, The Caligula Effect takes you inside a digital prison filled with brainwashed high school students, evil musicians, and an all-powerful virtual idol.