Hand of Fate

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Game: Hand of Fate
Developer: Defiant Development
Publisher: Sony
Release: Q1 2015
Genre: RPG, Card game

 

 

An infinitely replayable series of quests – earn new cards, build your deck, then try to defeat it! In a cabin at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So you think there are not enough Australian developed Action RPG / Card game hybrids? Well it's your lucky day! The kickstarted indie-game Hand of Fate will soon be released on PS4 and Vita. For the Vita it is one of very few western RPG's, making it even more rare. The card part of the game takes place in a room with a scruffy looking dealer, who puts cards on the table that act like encounters. Each time he flips a card something happens, for example you get to fight a bunch of bandits or goblins. If you succeed, you are given reward cards that give you better weapons, more health etc. It is also possible to build decks to customize your encounters. Check this Gameinformer video out for some gameplay, or why not play the game right away on Steam early access.

 

 

 

 


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Salt and Sanctuary

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Game: Salt and Sanctuary
Developer: Ska Studios
Publisher: Sony
Release: 2015
Genre: Metroidvania

 

Weapons can be one-handed and paired with shields or offhand crossbows for versatility, or wielded two-handed for added power, and every configuration has its own unique move-set.

 

 

 

 

 

The upcoming PS4 and PS Vita game Salt and Sanctuary is a metroidvania-style game with inspiration from Dark Souls. This means a very difficult 2D action RPG platformer. The hand-drawn artwork is simply amazing and depicts a brutal and unfriendly world. The story is that you have been shipwrecked on an island where small fractions of humans group together in sanctuaries to survive. Indie developer Ska Studios promise that there will be a huge amount of unique bosses, fast combat, deep weapon configurations and an amazing soundtrack! There is an announcement trailer here and more information here on the EU playstation blog.

 

 

 

 


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Minecraft

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Game: Minecraft
Developer: Mojang, 4J Studios
Release: September 2014 (EU)(NA)
Genre: Open World, Sandbox

 

Saves are transferrable between the Playstation 3 and Vita versions of Minecraft. You will be able to craft at home on your Playstation 3, then continue on the bus/toilet with your Playstation Vita.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is there to say about Minecraft that you don't already know? Perhaps that it is coming to the PS Vita very soon! And also that it is not the gimped pocket edition, but a version more similar to the PS3 edition that is already released. In fact, if you have the PS3 version you will be able to download it for free on the Vita, aka Cross-Buy. Your DLC will be available as well! There are XBox One and PS4 versions being released soon as well, but these are upgraded editions with longer draw distance, bigger worlds etc. Read more about it all here in the official announcement. There are also Vita gameplay videos available here.

 

 

 

 


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