We already have more awesome games than we can possibly play, so why not add a bunch more? Here’s all the big games coming out this summer.
The fourth installment of WayForward Technologies’ Shantae series launches today, and the half-genie’s latest shape-shifting platforming adventure looks as good as it plays.
In 2015 Vanillaware revealed 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the latest very pretty game from Dragon’s Crown and Odin Sphere director George Kamitani. Today Atlus announced it will be localizing and releasing the PS4/Vita game in the West. The game’s Japanese release date is still TBA, so expect it sometime after that.
If you missed Life is Strange, PlayStation Plus has you covered with June’s lineup. You’ll also get Killing Floor 2 for PS4. As ever, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription.
It took Ska Studios just over a year to get its side-scrolling action game onto the Vita, but the wait was worth it. Salt and Sanctuary takes the best of Metroidvania-style games and Souls-likes and condenses it into the ideal portable experience.
April’s PlayStation Plus lineup features a launch game, Drawn to Death, as well some older games you might have missed. Co-op Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a lot of fun if you enjoy yelling at your friends under the guise of teamwork.
Atsushi Morita, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, wants you to going to keep focusing on the Vita. Thank Minecraft for that!
The best Digimon game in ages is getting a follow-up, because that’s how successful games work. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker’s Memory is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan later this year, with a Western release in early 2018.
Salt and Sanctuary is still coming to the Vita. At least according to a recent blog post from the developer, Ska Studios, who wrote yesterday that the team is hoping for the Vita version to arrive sometime in March. The game originally released in March of last year as a totally excellent 2D Souls-like.
One of the first games I download whenever I get a new phone or tablet is Deemo, a touching tale of love, loss and sacrifice told through a piano-esque rhythm game. PM Studios and acttil are bringing the game to PlayStation Vita this spring.
Winter. The season where we cut open tauntauns in order to keep warm. And where we bundle up with a blanket, some cocoa, and games. Here’s a list of the numerous games coming out during these snowy times.
There’s a range of games in PlayStation Plus’ lineup for February, which drops on the 7th. I can’t not “aaww” at the LittleBigPlanet games, and though I wasn’t a huge fan of Not a Hero on PC, I might really enjoy blasting away at foul-mouthed pixel enemies from my couch.
Uta-wa-re-ru-mono. The name of the adult tactical role-playing visual novel series is a bit tricky to pronounce, but I’m sure we’ll have it down by the time Atlus is done releasing Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth for North American and European PS4 and Vita this year.
There’s an interesting range of games in PlayStation Plus’ lineup next month. Most exciting to me is The Swindle, a steal ‘em up platformer I enjoyed a lot on PC. There’s also This War of Mine: The Little Ones, which adds what I’m sure is heart-wrenching content to an already heart-wrenching game.
Gravity Rush the Animation ~Overture~, a 17-minute short that seeks to tie the the original Vita game and upcoming sequel together, is now available on the PlayStation YouTube channel. We got a Japanese trailer for the one-off last week, but now you can watch the entire thing with English subs.
Dedicated handheld consoles have taken some beatings over the years—thanks, Steve Jobs—but as 2016 comes to a close, the 3DS is still thriving. And the Vita... well, uh, I love the Vita.