With big games likes Deus Ex heating up for release next month, and other AAA titles slated for later in the year, just what have you got to look forward to this week?
Indie games lead the charge, with the likes of Hyper Light Drifter making its way to consoles, as well as the weird-but-wonderful Quadrilateral Cowboy. For RPG fans, 2004's Phantom Brave has finally made its way to PC, and for you anime lovers out there Gal Gun: Double Peace has also made its way over from Japan.
Note: While this list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, is difficult to cover everything, especially with the growing prominence of downloadable and indie games. If you notice anything that's missing, please let us know in the comments, or by emailing email@example.com.
In the year of 921, in a world called Ivoire, lives Marona, a 13 year old orphaned girl with a special ability to communicate with phantoms. Marona believes in her parents' teachings that people will one day come to like her as long as she stays compassionate and kind.
PS4, Xbox One, PC
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.
PS4, Xbox One, PC
Launch into the ultimate head trip as you blast through psychotic robots in a retro 70's sci-fi action adventure from Double Fine Productions. It is a world of automation, a utopia gone wrong in which all of humanity have transferred their minds into robotic imposter bodies and are ruled by a computer.
When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder. Quadrilateral Cowboy is a cyberpunk heist adventure. Tread lightly through security systems with your hacking deck and grey-market tools of the trade.
Dungeon Punks is a multiplayer arcade style brawler and role-playing game with a unique tag-team fighting system, set in a fantasy world of magic, mystery, and corporate greed. Recruit a crew of six mutant heroes who will blast your enemies senseless with their crazy magical spells and combo attacks. Real-time party play allows you to take control of any of the heroes fighting alongside you at any time. And even better, you can have a buddy or two tap in and join you on your adventure! The action is fast, the spells are furious, and total mayhem is bound to break loose every time you play.
When Hodai, the portrait of an uninteresting normal student, is shot by a cupid angel named Ekoro, he becomes immensely popular – in the blink of an eye every girl at the academy becomes insanely hot for him. But being irresistible to the ladies is hardly a dream come true. Every love letter, shout of adulation or advancing kisses will drain his energy. He has to stay strong – because if Hodai doesn't find his one true love by the end of the day, he will become cursed and destined to be forever alone. Fend off the other girls by using Hodai's ‘pheromone shot’, a power granted to him by Ekoro that sends the advancing hordes of girls into fits of ecstasy! Only by keeping them at bay can he find his true love and confess to her.
Fairy Fencer F is reborn as Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force for the PlayStation4 system! Continue your adventure through three new story paths: The Goddess story, the Vile God story, and the Evil God story. Play as Fang and his gang as you face off against a new, evil organization, meet new fairies and fencers, and collect the furies scattered across the world. Each path leads to a different outcome, so choose wisely. Alongside new content, you can now have up to 6 characters on the battlefield at a time! That's double the fairies and the fencing! With so many characters, players will be allowed to balance gameplay with three new difficulty settings: Easy, Normal, and Hard.