Hohokum PS4

New titles typically steer clear of E3 in fear of having the spotlight taken off them, but there’s no such luxury during Gamescom. Despite the fact that the industry is slowly descending upon Germany as we type, there’ll be no rest for our ragtag group of reviewers, as the release calendar is practically stacked with new content this time around. Indeed, we get the impression that the summer’s slowly coming to a close, as there are some heavy hitters here, such as Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed and Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition. We’re saving our ‘Pick of the Week’ for a certain first-party favourite, however.

Pick of the Week: Hohokum

We’ve played Hohokum a handful of times here at Push Square Towers, and we’re still not 100 per cent convinced that we can explain what it’s actually all about. Part of the reason for that’s due to developer Honeyslug’s reluctance to disclose, well, anything about it; we played the bizarre indie adventure right next to co-founder Ricky Haggett, and he still refused to tell us what we’re supposed to do.

However, we get the feeling that that’s because the team’s harbouring some pretty big secrets. The demo we played saw us controlling a kite thing around a colourful funfair-esque environment, but there have been teases that there’s more to the title than that. For the intrigue alone – and because Frobisher Says rocked – this is the release that we’re most eager to get our hands on this week.

PS4, PS3, Vita | 12th August [US], 13th August [EU]

Akiba's Trip Undead and Undressed

Everything Else

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed
PS3, Vita | 12th August [US]

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited
Vita | 12th August [US]

Gravity Crash Ultra
Vita | 12th August [US], 13th August [EU]

My Singing Monsters
Vita | 12th August [US]

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Vita | 12th August [US]

Risen 3: Titan Lords
PS3 | 12th August [US], 15th August [EU]

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition
PS4 | 12th August [US], 13th August [EU]

Which games have attracted your attention this week? Are you saving your pennies ahead of Destiny and the holiday rush? Cough up in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (14 votes)

  1. Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed29%
  2. Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited7%
  3. Gravity Crash Ultra7%
  4. Hohokum36%
  5. My Singing Monsters  0%
  6. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds  0%
  7. Risen 3: Titan Lords  0%
  8. Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition21%

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