Probably the best kept secret of E3 2014, LittleBigPlanet 3 took us all by surprise when it appeared on stage. New levels, new creation tools and new characters are building the next Sackboy adventure into a must play game. LittleBigPlanet 3 is a Playstation exclusive and will arrive in November 2014. We can Play, Create, Share all over again.
Sword fighting. The sport of kings. Or is that Pirates? I can never remember. Anyway, Nidhogg is a stylistic 2D sidescroller which pits 2 players against each other in a sword fight to the death. Do not let the pixelated graphics put you off – Nidhogg is one of the best couch multiplayer you will ever own and is releasing on the PS4 this summer.
Akibas Trip: Undead & Undressed
Eastern sensibilities do not often play very well here in the West but fans of the Akibas Trip series are getting pumped for the latest game which releases on July 3rd in Japan. Scantily clad ladies will obviously be present.
Pavilion is set to introduce something quite unique to gaming – “Fourth-person puzzles”. It is a game without explanations or tutorials and relies on the players intelligence to solve the mysteries presented to you – something quite refreshing that will be landing on the PS4 this summer.
Honeyslug previously created the weird but wonderful Frobisher Says for the Playstation Vita but now, with the help of Sony Santa Monica and Richard Hogg, they are set to release Hohokum on the PS4 on August 12th. The game features a wacky graphical style similar to Honeyslugs previous title, but this time you play as a serpent creature in a relaxed open world adventure of exploration.
2D side-scrolling and Stealth are not words that are not normally spoken in the same sentence but CounterSpy is bringing both in bucket loads. The game takes place during an alternative cold war period setting where you are on a top secret mission to prevent the U.S. and USSR from going to war with one another. The art and game play are bold – think Stealth Inc meets James Bond – and it is due to land on Playstation platforms later this year.
Greek mythology combines with a stunning art style to bring Apotheon to life. Styled like the murials and tapestries of the age, Apotheon tells the story of humanities last champion as he travels through the land of the dead, infiltrates Mount Olympus and takes on Zeus and Co. Apotheon is due out as a timed PS4 exclusive later in 2014.
Race The Sun
You had better pack some factor 50 sun screen when Race The Sun arrives on the PS4 later this year. The idea is to attempt to out run the sun by staying out of its rays for as long as possible. Race the Sun has already had a very warm (perhaps more appropriate to say hot?) reception on Steam thanks to it’s aesthetics and fun gameplay.
Blast ‘Em Bunnies
Blast ‘Em Bunnies will also be arriving on the 3DS when it is released but the only home console it will be appearing on in 2014 is the PS4. The aim is to protect your burrow from a horde of evil bunnies using a variety of rabbit-related weaponry, such as the Carrot Rifle or Watermelon Pip Machine gun. Add in your own rampant rabbit joke here.
Hotline Miami 2
It will soon be time to don the jacket and mask once again as Hotline Miami 2 is set to beat its way onto Playstation platforms in 2014. If you have played the original, you know exactly why you should be excited about the sequel – twitch game play, vivid palette and ultra violent gore. The official Hotline Miami twitter account recently tweeted that HM2 will feature 60 mps (murders per second) on the PS4. Can. Not. Wait.