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Xbox Store Today: Song of the Deep, Ghostbusters, The Solus Project, more

The Juno space probe parked itself over Jupiter last week, and the first pictures from the mission were sent back today. So now seems like a good time for The Solus Project to exit Microsoft’s Game Preview and become a full-fledged Xbox One game. Developed by Teotl Studios, The Solus Project is an interstellar exploration game where humanity’s last hope has to find a suitable location for a colony… “You must survive.”

Also available this week is Insomniac’s Song of the Deep, which takes players deep into the briny depths of the ocean for a different kind of adventure into the unknown. Described by Insomniac as a “MetroidVania,” Xbox One owners will guide a young girl named Merryn under the sea in Song of the Deep to search for her missing father.

Hopefully Merryn doesn’t find a Cthulhu-like elder god under the ocean, but if she does, we know who she’ll call… Ghostbusters. Rather than adapt the upcoming movie starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, Activision has released an overhead shooter for the Xbox One that pits four rookies against all the Class Five Full-Roaming Vapors of the world.

And finally this week, Iron Galaxy (the developers of Killer Instinct) are back with Videoball, an Xbox One sports game that mashes together “basketball, football, soccer, first-person shooters, and real-time strategy games.” Sure, why not?

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Kerbal Space Program, Song of the Deep, Ghostbusters, more added to PS Store

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. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Ghostbusters, Song of the Deep, Monster Hunter Generations, More

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I ain’t afraid of no monsters! And it’s a good thing too, because Capcom will launch the latest game in the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter Generations, for the 3DS this week. Players will be able to go on hundreds of quests as they hunt a new crop of monstrous bosses by themselves or in a group with up to three friends in co-op multiplayer mode.

Monsters of the ocean haunt Insomniac’s side-scrolling Song of the Deep, a new “MetroidVania” available this week for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. As the first game published by GameStop’s GameTrust label, Song of the Deep will introduce players to Merryn, a young girl who goes under the sea to rescue her missing father.

Ghosts and zombies are monsters too, and I’m not afraid of them either… Activision will release Ghostbusters, a tie-in to the upcoming movie starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, for the PS4 and Xbox One. And Capcom will re-release Resident Evil 5 for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Finally this week, Sega will launch 7th Dragon III: Code VFD, the first game in the RPG franchise to be released outside of Japan, for the 3DS.

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Activision will release Ghostbusters (consoles, PC) + Ghostbusters: Slime City (mobile) in July

As expected, Activision is answering the “Who Ya Gonna Call?” call and will release a pair of Ghostbusters games alongside the new film in July.

Ghostbusters is an overhead shooter for 1-4 players, who will take control of four rookie Ghostbusters as they battle spooks and spirits in New York City after the events of the film. According to the Activision Games Blog, the four characters will each have their own play style and players can “level up their character’s gear and abilities by battling ghosts, completing objectives, or discovering hidden collectibles.” Ghostbusters will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on July 12.

Meanwhile, Ghostbusters: Slime City will be available for mobile devices (iOS and Android) and it “lets players collect powerful ghosts.” The rather vague description continues to say that players will also be able to “collect components to craft [their] own proton packs, upgrade [their] own headquarters, and complete jobs around the city for new weapons and rewards.” Ghostbusters: Slime City will be released sometime in July.

The Ghostbusters reboot will open in theaters on July 15.

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