Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus


Game: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: Marvelous / XSEED
Release: October 14, 2014 (NA) – October 15, 2014 (EU)
Genre: Action





Have you ever dreamed of your perfect game? Does it include a huge cast of lovably quirky shinobi girls whose fighting skills allow them to mow down armies of opponents? Can they unleash special attacks that crush their foes with giant pancakes?

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming up for Vita as a sequel to Senran Kagura Burst. The girls at Hanzō National Academy is still fighting their enemies at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, but now there is also a third group called Gessen Girls’ Academy. The Senran Kagura games are action fighting games where girls battle eachother until their clothes fall off… I know you want to see it so here’s a gameplay video. Usually the games are in 2D but this time you fight in full 3D. There are also four-player multiplayer battles available, either free for all or 2vs2. Another cool thing is that the japanese voiceovers are intact with english subtitles. So, if you like shinobi girls and 110% fanservice, now you know which game to get.



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Hand of Fate


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


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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