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PS Store This Week: Nex Machina, Dead By Daylight, MXGP 3, more

Now that the 2017 E3 Expo is in the rearview mirror, we can look forward to a big new PlayStation Store update…

This week, Housemarque has teamed up with the legendary Eugene Jarvis to bring Nex Machina to the PS4. The twin-stick shooter takes place in a dystopian future where machines have taken over and mankind must fight back. Sounds like the perfect playground for the creator of Robotron 2084 and Smash TV.

Also available this week is Dead by Daylight, a multiplayer game for the PS4 where one players controls a deranged Killer, and four others attempt to escape their gruesome fate as the Survivors. It’ll be joined on Friday by Get Even, a first-person puzzler from Bandai Namco that plays with reality.

Finally, racing onto the PS4 this week is MXGP 3, the latest motorcycle racing sim from Milestone; and Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, a new expansion for Square Enix’s MMORPG.

You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)

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Housemarque will release Nex Machina on June 20

Housemarque has announced that Nex Machina, their upcoming twin-stick shooter, will be released for the PC and PS4 on June 20. The developer also unveiled a new trailer for the game, which confirms that two-player local co-op will be included in Nex Machina.

In Nex Machina, humans have become deeply dependent on technology, while around them, machines have reached consciousness and surpassed human intelligence ten-fold. The machines turn on their creators and make it their mission to eradicate human life. Nex Machina features explosive classic arcade gameplay, while making full use of today’s technology to complement highly developed twin-stick play.

While Nex Machina is being promoted as an homage to the arcade classics of the 80s and 90s, Housemarque actually went out and recruited one of the genre’s pioneers. Eugene Jarvis, the creator of Robotron 2084 and Smash TV, has been collaborating with the team on the game’s development.

“I’d buy that for a dollar!”

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Sony will bring 26 playable PS4 games to PAX East 2017

Sony has announced (via the PlayStation Blog, naturally) that they’re bringing 26 PS4 games to this year’s PAX East convention.

By giving attendees more than two dozen demo options, Sony will be able to showcase a wide variety of titles at their booth including AAA blockbusters (Gran Turismo Sport and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy), highly-anticipated indie offerings (Cosmic Star Heroine, Tooth & Tail, and What Remains of Edith Finch), and a few PlayStation VR curiosities (Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin and Farpoint).

Here’s a full look at the 26 PS4 games Sony will bring to PAX East 2017 (though a few of them are also in development for the Vita):

PlayStation at PAX East 2017
  • Boundless
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Cryptark
  • Dino Frontier
  • Disc Jam
  • Eitr
  • Everything
  • Farpoint
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Gang Beasts
  • Gnog
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Loot Rascals
  • MLB The Show 17
  • Nex Machina
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Pox Nora
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Rain World
  • Rime
  • Sundered
  • Tooth & Tail
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Windjammers
  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

The 2017 PAX East convention will open its doors this Friday, March 10, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Sony shines a spotlight on what’s coming to PS4 in 2017 including Detroit: Become Human

PlayStation Europe definitely kicked the year off right after they unveiled a new video highlighting the many exclusives coming to the PS4 in 2017.

In addition to games such as Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the PaRappa The Rapper remaster, the sizzle reel also includes a glimpse of Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, which had previously been tagged with a “TBA” release date.

Here’s the full list of games featured in the video:

Coming to PS4 in 2017

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Drawn To Death
  • Dreams
  • Farpoint
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Gravity Rush 2 (January 20)
  • Hellblade
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (February 28)
  • Knack 2
  • Matterfall
  • MLB The Show 17 (March 28)
  • New Hot Shots Golf
  • Nex Machina
  • Nier: Automata (March 7)
  • Nioh (February 7)
  • Persona 5 (April 4)
  • PaRappa The Rapper
  • Pyre
  • Starblood Arena
  • Uncharted 4: The Lost Legacy
  • Wipeout: Omega Collection
  • World of Warriors
  • Yakuza 0 (January 24)

The first big event of the 2017 “Video Game Calendar” will be PAX South, which will be held in San Antonio beginning on January 27. We’ll surely hear more about at least a few of these games then.

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Housemarque teams up with Smash TV creator to announce Nex Machina

Twin-stick shooters are everywhere nowadays, but Housemarque is going back to the genre’s roots with Nex Machina, which was announced this weekend during the PlayStation Experience. Building on their previous games including Dead Nation and Resogun, the developer is also teaming up with Eugene Jarvis, the creator of Robotron and Smash TV, to create a game where robots have enslaved humanity:

In a world where humans have become more and more addicted to technology, machines have evolved from simple helpers to replacements for unwanted jobs — conscious entities with their own feelings. Robots surpassed mankind’s abilities, becoming the superior being, and started to refuse to serve us.

After the singularity, the rise of the machines was inevitable — and unstoppable. But nobody even noticed. Mankind’s best and brightest were too busy updating their status on social media. When all seems lost, out of the blue a mysterious hero appears: you. Who sent you? Will you save humanity from itself once again? And last but not least, are your skills sharp enough to confront an army of fiendish robots out for blood?

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Housemarque’s Mikael Haveri said that Nex Machina (which means “Death Machine” in Latin) will be a “true arcade experience” that also serves as something of a spiritual followup to Robotron and Smash TV.

Nex Machina doesn’t currently have a release date.

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