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Sony’s annual PSN Play promotion comes to the end this week with the release of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, a game from The Chinese Room that depicts “very British apocalypse.” But there are plenty of other new releases available this week as well, including…
- Gauntlet: Slayer Edition brings an updated version of Arrowhead’s franchise reboot (and all its co-op monster-slaying) to the PS4 for the first time.
- Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PS4) is the third game in Signal’s strategic toy-battling franchise and the first to include armies based on G.I. Joe, He-Man: The Masters of the Universe, and Assassin’s Creed II.
- Goat Simulator, and its unique brand of open world insanity, makes its way to the PS4 and PS3 for the first time.
- Starbreeze’s Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons also makes the jump to the PS4 this week.
- Finally, the PS4 ports of Prototype and Prototype 2 are now available separately.
More information on all of these titles (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Arrowhead’s Gauntlet reboot will finally make its way to consoles next month as Gauntlet: Slayer Edition. The Slayer Edition will be available to download through the PlayStation Store beginning on August 11, though players can pre-order the game starting today.
The Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf will make their PS4 debut alongside include “new weapons and abilities, new monster types, additional features that increase team dynamics and strategy, and new gameplay modes.” Arrowhead hopes this enhanced edition of the game will feel brand new even to people who previously played it on the PC. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Game Director Emil Englund outlined what else players can expect to find in the Slayer Edition:
This time around, we wanted to explore the Heroes and their Abilities more in-depth giving them a bigger toolset for players to explore, as well as a new Game Mode in which to exercise their rights as self-proclaimed monster slayers.
Since Hero Equipment plays a larger role now, we have reworked the loadout mechanic so that it can be done by four players simultaneously and regardless of game mode.
For the story campaign we wanted to give the feeling that you are descending deeper and deeper into the Gauntlet, while at the same time giving players more control over level selection. We have also pushed the differences in each environment more, increasing variation both visually and in monster encounters.
It’s currently unknown if the Gauntlet: Slayer Edition will ever make it to the Xbox One.
WB Games and Arrowhead Game Studios have announced that their reboot of Gauntlet will be available for the PC on September 3.
Priced at $19.99, players who pre-purchase the game now through Steam will receive some terrifying equipment for the Warrior (an axe known as Azkog the Demon Slayer and the Reaper’s Visage Helm) as well a digital comic book, Gauntlet: Darkness Calls, on the game’s release date. Produced by DC Comics, Darkness Calls will tell the story of the “origins of Gauntlet’s most vile master.”
The Gauntlet reboot will include local and online multiplayer play in addition to controller support and the ability to play the game via Steam’s Big Picture Mode.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment plans to reboot another popular Midway franchise this Summer with the release of Gauntlet. In development at Arrowhead Game Studios exclusively for the PC, Gauntlet will bring back the top-down dungeon-crawler in the most faithful way possible:
Gauntlet innovates on past titles while staying true to the brand’s legendary format. Players select from four classic fantasy-based characters: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. Each character has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Warrior does the most damage in melee combat, the Wizard has the most powerful magic, the Valkyrie has the most armor and the Elf moves the fastest. Distinctive play styles, procedural dungeons and an impressive art style keep the gameplay fresh.
Gauntlet will include a local or online four-player multiplayer mode as well as support for SteamOS and the Steam Controller. If you’re in San Francisco for the 2014 Game Developers Conference, WB Games and Arrowhead will have a playable version of the game on display at the convention all week.
Finally, we can expect more classic reboots from WB Games in the near future as Gauntlet will mark the first release from the WB Games Vault, which will reimagine “popular Warner Bros. and Midway brands” as brand new downloadable games. I hereby request a new Smash TV, please!