Just announced for PlayStation 4, Absolver seems like an interesting concept. Crafted by ex-Ubisoft developers formed under indie banner Sloclap, this is a beat-'em-up with a few twists. According to the studio, Absolver is "a kick-ass online action game, with visceral martial arts style combat in a fantasy world, in which players...
My feet are killing you
Well, well, well – if game juice were a real beverage, then Downwell would be the Um Bongo of the fruit flavoured sugar water world. This descend-'em-up by Japanese indie Moppin sees you – and we're quoting the official website here – assume the role of a "young man with gun-boots". The gelatinous protagonist looks...
Releasing an indie roguelike in 2016 is tough. There are already several almost perfect and incredibly popular entries in the genre floating around in the wild. Indeed, not only is the market flooded, it's flooded with liquid gold. Thankfully, Enter the Gungeon not only borrows good ideas from its peers, it also plays enough new tricks...
Sam Brooke is enamoured with March's PS4 indie arrivals
I admit it – I have a big soft spot for indie games. Call me weird, but I can't get enough of these low-budget beauties because they're forced to innovate using the limited resources that they have and can create genius new mechanics, or simply refine existing systems to perfection...
If there's one thing that the United States has primarily contributed toward the betterment of society, there's no shadow of a doubt that it's 80s and 90s action flicks. Filled to the brim with fearless heroes killing innumerable amounts of communist fascists, terrorist scum, and extra-terrestrial threats, few can resist a...
Maybe you didn't vote for it, maybe you'll never play it - but we want you to at least give Broforce's PlayStation 4 launch trailer a look. The video's a bit like a Saturday morning cartoon opening, but with way more guts, death, and explosions. Okay, so it's not the most elegant trailer that we've ever seen, but it's at least...
Mostly monochromatic indie hit Downwell is taking the plunge to the PlayStation 4 and Vita, according to a PlayStation Japan indie spotlight video. The title was nonchalantly included alongside other upcoming Eastern releases like Rocket League and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and the news has since been retweeted by Worldwide...
Aptly titled, Not a Hero is a charismatic, side-scrolling shoot-'em-up in which you massacre mobsters, thugs, and other underworld villains in the name of BunnyLord – an anthropomorphic purple rabbit who is currently running for mayor. Phew. The title's core gameplay, on the other hand, isn't all that strange. First and...
OlliOlli devs roll in
OlliOlli maker Roll7's been working on Not a Hero since skateboarding was cool, so it's nice to see the side-scrolling Vanquish finally get a PlayStation 4 release date. The title will deploy on 2nd February, where an anthropomorphic rabbit – yeah, we're not so keen on that bit – will task you with cleansing the world of...
Philosophy of life
Croteam surprised everyone by ditching Serious Sam's screaming midgets in favour of philosophical puzzler The Talos Principle – but the even greater shock was that the existential adventure actually, y'know, turned out to be pretty darn good. It's no surprise that the release is making the jump to the PlayStation 4, then, with...
Somebirdie to love
In the opening scene of Hatoful Boyfriend – the PlayStation 4's premiere pigeon dating simulator – its main character Hiyoko Tosaka attempts to describe the school that she attends. "It's a long story," she laments, before quickly giving up. If you want to see everything that this bizarre title has to offer, you'll have to...
Something to crow about
Bizarre bird dating simulation Hatoful Boyfriend will give the PlayStation 4 and Vita a peck on the cheek this month. To be clear, we're not using vaguely sexist British slang when we say 'birds' – we really mean the ones of the feathered variety. This bonkers visual novel – due out on 21st July in Europe and North...
Wood you look at that
Camp first-person affair Shadow Warrior will be getting a sequel, Devolver Digital has revealed. The original was cheesier than a , so expect more of the same low-brow humour and gory gameplay. The series stars a character named Lo Wang, which should tell you all that you need to know about its tone. No platforms have been...
Thinking outside the box
The last thing that you'd expect to seep out of Serious Sam developer Croteam is a philosophical first-person puzzler, but The Talos Principle has generated a lot of buzz since its release on the PC in 2014. We already know, of course, that a PlayStation 4 version is in the pipeline – but now Amazon appears to have outed a...
Fall of the Titans
There are people that would say that you deserve to die if you go on your monster-squashing quest armed with nothing but a single arrow, a pink bow in your hair, and a backpack filled with only the finest Waitrose-branded good intentions. Titan Souls doesn't have a story, but it improves the game tenfold if you view it as a fable...
Dennaton Games' thrillingly brutal Hotline Miami caused quite a commotion when it was first set free, with the game amassing a diehard following due to its daring art direction and addictive, adrenaline-pumping gameplay. Now, almost two years after its release on PlayStation systems, it's time to don the animal mask once more and take...
Dennaton Games' flashy Hotline Miami sequel may bear the subtitle Wrong Number, but there's clearly nothing wrong with the follow-up's review scores. Indeed, while March is packed to the brim with blockbusters, it's the indie titles that are taking all of the plaudits, as the murder-'em-up attracts a bevy of big scores. We've been put...
Scream bloody murder
Hear that throbbing electronica in the distance? That's the sound of blood soaked sequel Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number fast approaching its release date. The game's official Twitter account has announced that the adrenaline simulator is storming onto Sony's consoles next month, on the 10th March. Needless to say, it should be...
Hail to the king, baby
With only a few first-person shooters gracing the PlayStation Vita to date, there's plenty of room on Sony's handheld for anything offering up some half decent blasting. Since the bar hasn't exactly been set particularly high either, there's a perfect chance for classic titles such as Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition to stomp...
When the visual novel Hatoful Boyfriend was launched in Japan by Hato Moa, many brushed the pigeon hook-up sim aside. Devolver Digital, however, grabbed the bird by the wings – and following a successful launch on Steam earlier in the year, it'll be flying onto the PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2015. This isn't an early April fools' day...
Crouching tiger, hidden Wang
Take those old kung-fu movies that get repeated endlessly on daytime cable channels, add a dash of retro shooter and whatever random bits of supernatural plot you have lying around, and that’s Shadow Warrior. An overpriced product of a bygone era, its attempts to highlight the way that things used to be do little but...
Blades of steel
Shadow Warrior started life as a 3D Realms developed first-person shooter, so we can understand why your scepticism is already at an all time high. This PlayStation 4 reimagining by Polish developer Flying Wild Hog, however, aims to drag the original into the next generation – without forgetting any of the late 90s tropes that...
With the stylish murder simulator Hotline Miami first hitting the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the darling indie title has already achieved critical acclaim and a cult following of devout 80s obsessed adrenaline junkies. Just over a year later, the gory title sees a re-release on the...
You know you like it
We may have had to twiddle our thumbs a little longer than anticipated for Hotline Miami 2, but you’ll be able to feed your murderous desires on the PlayStation 4 this month courtesy of a cross-buy version of the original title. Writing on the game’s official Twitter page, a spokesperson for the series explained that,
So wrong but so right
Did you like hurting other people? If so, then you were no doubt very happy when a new Hotline Miami game was revealed to be in the works. The critical and commercial success of the original made the sequel a virtual certainty, and with Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number due for release later this year, we got the chance to take...
Off the hook
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the sequel to Dennaton Games’ outrageously addictive PlayStation 3 and Vita murder-‘em-up, is so close now that we can almost hear its dial tone – and publisher Devolver Digital has deployed a short 60 second taster to tide us over until its Q3 2014 release. Ordinarily, we’d complain about being...
Cross-buy saves the day
It's official, cross-buy is the absolute best thing ever conceived by humans. Need proof? Look no further than the incoming PlayStation 4 release of indie darling Hotline Miami. Publisher Devolver Digital is bringing the stylish twin-stick murder-'em-up to the shiny black box, and if you've already bought the PlayStation 3...
Don't mention the war
Dutch developer Vlambeer is known for creating deceptively simple arcade titles that have a worrying tendency to burrow deep under your skin and take hold of your every waking thought. Its latest venture, Luftrausers, sees you seated in the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, attempting to take out a boundless barrage of...
Just like R. Kelly
Vlambeer’s awesome 8-bit dogfight-‘em-up Luftrausers is set to soar onto the PlayStation 3 and Vita soon, publisher Devolver Digital has confirmed. The indie outfit is targeting a simultaneous release across five platforms, with the two abovementioned Sony systems set to join the pixelated party. A hard date should be with us...
Lime green and tangerine
One of Sony’s big GamesCom announcements may have been accidentally outed overnight, as Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number publisher Devolver Digital added some unannounced information to the sequel’s trailer description. Originally billed as a PC, Mac, and Linux release, the company temporarily added the PlayStation 4...
Come get some
Gaming’s least popular alpha male could be bringing his specific brand of chauvinism to the PlayStation Vita soon, as it looks like Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is in production for the handheld. Devolver Digital – the publisher behind the recent re-release – Tweeted the embedded image earlier today, alongside the message:...
Do you like hurting other people?
Like the Hollywood classic Drive which provided a large helping of inspiration during development, Hotline Miami is a visceral assault on the senses which often leaves you breathless and sweaty-palmed, but also isn’t afraid to offer up moments of shocking frustration. Part action game, part puzzle title, part...
Indie hit coming to PS3 and Vita next week
If the brilliant Hotline Miami wasn’t already demented enough, developer Dennaton Games has added an exclusive mask to the impending PlayStation port of the cult hit. The appropriately named Russell the Raging Bull disguise will not only allow you to conceal yourself as a muscular bovine, but will also...
Hotly anticipated indie smash Hotline Miami may be calling the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita next week, according to developer Dennaton Games. The studio – which just announced Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number for the PC – didn’t seem sure about the release date, so don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t show up. For those out...
PlayStation port not far away now
Dennaton Games’ deadly tribute to the dayglo days of the eighties Hotline Miami is almost ready for consumption on the PlayStation Network. Writing on the title’s official Twitter page, the studio declared that the PlayStation 3 and Vita port is currently in submission with the platform holder – and the team...
The one across the hall
Dennaton Games, the developers of the delightfully crude cult indie title Hotline Miami, have registered interest in the PlayStation 3 and Vita in the past – but now we have an announcement to go hand-in-hand with the studio’s enthusiasm. The two-man team’s revealed that it’s buddying up with Dutch outfit...
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