Hi everybody! I’m swapping in for our old pal Ryan Clements for the next few weeks. There are some stellar games launching this week, including the highly regarded adventure game Oxenfree, voice-controlled strategy game There Came an Echo, and even a new PS2 classic you can play on your PS4. Not too shabby! Have a great weekend, everybody.
The world needs heroes. And in the wake of old wars and rising conflicts, a legendary team plans its return. The long-awaited team shooter Overwatch is out this week on PS4. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch thrusts players into a chaotic, colorful world of white-knuckle competition. Select one of the many unique heroes in the roster and face an opposing team of six in dynamic matches across the globe. Each hero brings a unique set of skills (and personality) into the match, where every move made and bullet fired could mean the difference between victory and defeat.
Two long-awaited, rather mysterious titles are not only coming to PlayStation this week — they’ll be free for PlayStation Plus members from the get-go. The adorably puzzling Road Not Taken puts players into the boots of a tiny ranger, seeking to rescue lost children after an unforgiving winter storm. Procedural level generation will keep you on your toes, and will mean a different story each time you play.
Soccer and giant robots — a deadly combination. This week will see the launch of some hotly anticipated titles. FIFA 14 brings a host of new features to the pitch, including realistic ball physics, enhanced teammate intelligence for better decision making, and precision movement. Of course, the Ultimate Team mode returns to give gamers superb control of their customized soccer experience.
On PS Vita this week, Killzone: Mercenary makes full use of the PS Vita’s input and graphics capabilities. It enhances the familiar dual-stick FPS control scheme with touch controls for actions such as brutal melee, and with tilt controls for accurate sniper aiming. The game even uses the powerful Killzone 3 engine to bring its massive environments and impressive set pieces to life.
On PS3 Blu-ray and PSN, Puppeteer is a set in a magical puppeteer’s theatre, introducing you to a strange and fantastic world, where the environment is constantly changing. Players will enjoy a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner.
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In Diablo III for PS3 this week; twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now, you must return to where it all began—the town of Tristram—and investigate rumors of a fallen star, for this is an omen that the End Times have begun. Play solo or form a party of up to four heroes—either with local players together on the same screen or network players online. Take a stand as one of humanity’s last defenders—barbarian, witch doctor, monk, demon hunter, or wizard—and level up with devastating new powers and abilities. Face innumerable demonic foes, uncover quests in new locations, and lay claim to masses of loot every time you play.
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On PS3 Blu-ray and a full digital download on PSN, Killer Is Dead is the latest title from the demented mind of celebrated game creator, SUDA51, serving as a spiritual successor to his previous cult favorites, No More Heroes and Killer 7.
Stylish cell-shaded visuals set the mood in this gritty, bloody, ultra-violent world where biomechanical augmentations increase the power of criminals and “executioners” alike.
Saints Row IV arrives on PS3 and PSN this week. The head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. But the Saints are just getting started. Now the larger-than-life insanity of the Saints series gets a new twist with a catastrophic alien invasion, and the aliens have transported the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp. Escape the simulation that’s trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.
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