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It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as Sony’s Spring Fever promotion continues to roll on with Axiom Verge, a “Metroidvania” that was created by a single developer (Tom Happ) over the course of the last five years.
The side-scrolling adventure game is joined this week by a pair of baseball games: Sony’s more modern MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS4, Vita) and MLB Advanced Media’s retro-styled RBI Baseball 15 (PS4).
Also available today is Toukiden: Kiwami, a new monster-hunting game for the PS4 and Vita. It’s developed by Omega Force (the Dynasty Warriors people) and it’s published by Koei Tecmo. Toukiden: Kiwami is actually an enhanced re-release of Toukiden: The Age of Demons, which was released for the Vita last year.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
OPQAM has announced their overhead shooter, Project Root, will be released for the PS4, Xbox One, and Vita on April 28. If you’re a PlayStation gamer, you’ll be able to pick it up on both the PS4 and Vita with one purchase through Sony’s Cross-Buy program.
In Project Root, gamers will take on the role of rebel ace Lance Rockport who pilots the advanced F-72 Zonda hover fighter against the ruthless Prometheus Corporation. Taking place across eight different, huge and open levels, Project Root has players taking on enemies both in the air and on the ground, progressing with upgrades in firepower, armor and maneuverability. Gamers will utilize special weapon drops during battle, constantly evade a hell-storm of bullets and other projectiles, engage in frenetic boss battles, and strike at the root of the evil Prometheus Corporation bent on world domination.
Pablo Testa, the Technical Director at OPQAM, is ready to bring the formerly PC-exclusive game to console players: “We are extremely proud of our first game, and think that SHMUP fans, and anyone who enjoys a fast-paced and action-packed videogame, will have a lot of fun with Project Root.”
Batter up! Opening Day is just a week away and Sony wants to make PlayStation owners are ready with the release of MLB 15: The Show on the PS3, PS4, and Vita. The franchise is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and, with the demise of 2K’s Major League Baseball 2K series, its the only game in town when it comes to baseball simulations. The rest of this week’s lineup has a little bit of something for everyone.
XSEED will release Story of Seasons, which is technically the latest game in the farm-tastic Harvest Moon series, for the 3DS. XSEED recently acquired the publishing rights to the series from developer Marvelous, unfortunately, the rights to the Harvest Moon name remain with Natsume.
But speaking of distinctly Japanese franchises, Koei Tecmo will release Toukiden: Kiwami for the PS4 and Vita. The monster-hunting game is actually an expanded version of Toukiden: The Age of Demons, which was released last year solely for the Vita.
A pair of PC games will also be released this week as EA will launch the first Sims 4 expansion, The Sims 4: Get To Work. Get To Work lets you become a doctor, a detective, a scientist, or a shopkeeper in your quest for career fulfillment. Out There: Omega Edition, a space exploration sim, will also be released this week.
Finally, Square Enix has a pair of triple packs set for release. The Ultimate Action Triple Pack will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and it’ll include Just Cuase 2, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider. Meanwhile, the Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack will also be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but it’ll contain Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hitman: Absolution, and Thief.
Double Fine Productions has announced that PC players will be able to download Broken Age: Act 2 on April 28. After their massive Kickstarter success, Double Fine realized that Broken Age was too big and ambitious to make its originally planned 2012 release date, so the game was split into two Acts. So with the release of Act 2, the complete Broken Age saga will finally be available for all to play:
Broken Age tells the story of Vella and Shay, a girl and boy from completely different worlds who seem to be leading strangely parallel lives…
Vella has been chosen by her village to have the honor of being sacrificed to the terrible monster Mog Chothra, but having no interest in being devoured by a horrible beast, must go against ages old tradition and make her escape. Meanwhile somewhere in space, Shay is living a solitary life under the care of a very motherly computer, and whilst his every need is taken care of in every way imaginable, he wishes for nothing more than to break free from the monotonous safety of his daily life, and have some real adventures.
But what if you don’t like to play games on your PC? Don’t worry, Double Fine has you covered. Both halves of Broken Age will also be released for the PS4 and Vita on April 28 as well. The PS4/Vita version of the game will offer Cross-Save functionality and it’s Cross-Buy compatible, so a single purchase will unlock the game on both platforms.
Now that Broken Age is complete, Double Fine has also decided to make the entire behind-the-scenes documentary series created by Two Player Productions available to everyone. You can view the documentary series, for free, at the Double Fine Productions YouTube Channel.
After launching on the Xbox 360 nearly two years ago, Minecraft‘s Mass Effect Mash-Up Pack finally made its way to the PS3, PS4, and Vita yesterday.
Priced at $3.99, the Mass Effect Mash-Up Pack adds 36 Mass Effect Skins, a “Pre-Built Mars Facility” World, a Mass Effect Texture Set, a Mass Effect-themed UI, and 22 music tracks from Mass Effect 3 to your Minecraft experience.
For those looking to further their Minecraft design skills, the Pattern Texture Pack ($0.99) was also released yesterday. The pack will add “bright colors, beautiful patterns, and knitted animals” to the game.
Have you been waiting for another big PS4 exclusive? Wait no longer, From Software’s Bloodborne is now available to download through the PlayStation Store. A spiritual successor to the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne adds a creepy Victorian setting and lots of gunplay to the mix.
Also available this week is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which collects Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all the previously-released DLC for both into one package on the PS4 (including the new Claptastic Voyage expansion for The Pre-Sequel). And speaking of games making the leap to the PS4, Slender: The Arrival is also available today for Sony’s newest machine.
If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is available on the Vita. It’s joined by this week’s Spring Fever selection, Metal Slug 3, which is actually a Cross-Buy title on the PS3, PS4, and Vita.
Finally, in episodic gaming news… Dontnod’s Life Is Strange: Out of Time (Episode 2) and Telltale’s Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness (Episode 3) are both available for the PS3 and PS4.
Don’t Forget! This is just a changelog of recently announced release dates. Warp Zoned’s complete Video Game Release Calendar includes every title we could find with a 2015, 2016, or unannounced release date.
Spring is in the air… well not literally as it’s still pretty cold out there in the northeast. But I hear it’s pretty crazy all over the place. Some kind of insanity has infected the populace and its scheduled to last throughout the month of March. A “March Madness” if you will. It’s a good thing we’ve got a new batch of release dates to round up.
Perhaps people are mad over the many delays that were recently announced including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Fall 2015 to Spring 2016), Homefront: The Revolution (TBA 2015 to TBA 2016), the console version of Hyper Light Drifter (TBA 2015 to TBA 2016), the PS3/Xbox 360 version of Mortal Kombat X (April 14 to sometime in the Summer), and Batman: Arkham Knight (June 2 to June 23).
The full list of games included in our third Video Game Release Calendar Changelog can be found after the break. (more…)
PS Store Flash Sale features dozens of games under $1 including Pac-Man CE DX+, Katamari Damacy, MK Arcade Kollection, more
Are you looking to stock up on games this fine March morning? Then I suggest you amble over to the PlayStation Store, because Sony is currently running hosting a massive Flash Sale and dozens of games are available for under a dollar.
As with any sale of this kind, there’s a lot of forgotten titles to sift through, but there are also a few good games and a few outright classics. Games like Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+, Katamari Damacy, Twisted Metal: Black, Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, Dead Nation (both the PS3 original and the PS4-only Apocalypse Edition), Payday: The Heist, Mega Man X4, Mega Man X5, and many others.
The Flash Sale began Friday, but it doesn’t end until Monday at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time), so there’s still time to go bargain hunting. You can find the full list of deals after the break. (more…)