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Sony’s Launch Party promotion continues this week with the addition of Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy) to the PlayStation Store. Tim Schafer’s famed point-and-click adventure has been lovingly remade by his new studio, Double Fine Productions, and they even documented the process in the behind-the-scenes video embedded above.
This week, PlayStation 4 owners will also get the chance to try out a number of other games including a pair of racing games that run the gamut from the high tech “fantasy racing” of Ubisoft’s TrackMania Turbo to the down and dirty rally racing of Milestone’s Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo. Making the jump from mobile to consoles is Camouflaj’s exploration of surveillance culture, Republique, which is now available for the PS4. And Smite has exited its beta phase and the MOBA is now available as a free-to-play download.
Possibly the world’s only first-person cat simulator, Catlateral Damage, has also been released for the PS4. And it’s join by a trio of PS2-On-PS4 titles including the bloody and controversial Manhunt, and the just plain controversial Bully. Okage: Shadow King, a cult favorite PS2 release, rounds out the trio.
Finally this week, XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus, 2K’s blockbuster strategy game, made a surprise debut on the Vita.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Hi-Rez Studios has announced (via the PlayStation Blog) that Smite, their popular PC and Xbox One MOBA, will soon be available for the PS4. Closed Alpha testing began today, and a Closed Beta will begin in early March. Players interested in joining the Closed Beta should head over to Smite’s official website for a chance to receive a beta key.
The PS4 version of Smite will include five free gods (Ymir, Thor, Neith, Guan Yu, and Ra), and any gods available in the free rotation. Currently, the game includes “more than 70 playable gods and mythological creatures from eight different pantheons around the world,” and they will all be unlockable with enough Favor (in-game currency) or Gems (real money). Smite devotees on the PS4 will also be able to receive a number of exclusive character skins such as…
- Link your PS4 account to your PC account to receive a “Worlds Collide” skin for Norse god Odin.
- All PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a “KuKu4” skin for the Mayan snake deity Kulkulkan skin.
- And if you purchase the PS4 Founder’s Pack, you’ll receive a “C4codemon” skin for Norse god Ymir.
The Smite Founder’s Pack will be available for $29.99 after the Closed Beta begins and it’ll include 400 Gems and a “Soldier of Fortune” skin for Ares.
Microsoft’s Summer Spotlight continues to chug along with five new games, though many of them will look familiar to at least a few of you in the audience.
First up is Zombi, Ubisoft’s Xbox One adaptation of the Wii U launch title ZombiU. With the shift to Microsoft’s console, inventory management through the Wii U GamePad has obviously been removed, but the publisher has attempted to keep the first-person survival game as authentic to the original as possible. Also available this week is Smite, a free-to-play MOBA which has been available in beta for the Xbox One for some time. As the first MOBA on the Xbox One, players will compete in five-on-five battles between a “diverse cast of deities.”
Rounding this week’s new releases are a pair of side-scrollers. Velocity 2X is a sci-fi-styled action game that includes aliens and teleporters and laser pistols… not necessarily in that order. Meanwhile, Giana Sisters: Dream Runners is a speedrunning side-scroller for one-to-four players.
Finally this week, Telltale will release the fourth episode of Tales From the Borderlands, which takes our heroes to the moon.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)