The Banner Saga

bannersaga_top1

Game: The Banner Saga
Developer: Stoic
Release: TBA 2015
Genre: Tactical RPG

 

 

 

 

The idea of holding The Banner Saga in your hands and utilising both PS Vita’s PlayStation controls and its touch surfaces while being able to move about freely in the real world is something we’re really keen on developing and seeing in action in 2015.

The Banner Saga is a game you might have heard of, as it was kickstarted with much success in 2012. Finally in 2014 it was released for PC and received high praise for its art, story and turn-based combat. In 2015 it will get a release for PS4 and PS Vita! The game itself is a tactical RPG set in a fantasy world heavily influenced by vikings and Norse mythology. This hand-painted viking world is for some reason falling apart, and heroes gather together to battle this ancient thread called The Dredge. You set out on a journey through the world by forming a caravan. You will need to manage this caravan, keep people fed and happy, while taking on quests and training your troops, and so on.

Some gameplay can be found here.

 

 

Read More

The Sun and Moon

sunandmoon_top2

Game: The Sun and Moon
Developer: Daniel Linssen
Release: TBA 2015
Genre: Platform

 

 

 

 

The Sun and Moon, the winner of Ludum Dare 29, is a platformer with a unique mechanic: you can dive into the ground. Momentum is conserved but gravity is reversed, letting you fling yourself high into the air or deep beneath the surface.

The Sun and Moon is an indie game that won Ludum Dare #29 (Ludum Dare is a Game Jam). It has been released on Steam already and there is even a free version that you can try out here. Gameplay is simple but brilliant. Move your blob on the platforms, press a button to give the blob the ability to dive into the platforms where gravity is reversed, making it possible for you to dive down and come shooting up again. You need to collect orbs and enter the wormhole at the end while avoiding spikes and other dangers. There are over 150 levels to complete and depending on how quickly you do it you will be rewarded with a bronze, silver or gold medal. With the Vita’s excellent controls this game might be a perfect fit for our favorite handheld.

 

 

 

Read More

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

hatsune_miku_2nd_top1

Game: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Release: November 18, 2014 (NA) – November 21, 2014 (EU)
Genre: Rhythm

 

 

 

 

Besides 40 songs and four difficulties for each in the Rhythm Game, players can look forward to the return of the impressive Edit Mode feature, which lets you build your very own videos and Rhythm games using all of the in-game assets, and share them online with the world.

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd is a newly released rhythm game on the PS Vita that is a sequel to the other Hatsune game released some time ago. As you probably know, Hatsune Miku is an artist that only exists as a hologram and her voice is made from a synthesizer software. The music is very real though and she performs all kinds of music between rock and cute j-pop. The game itself is a rhythm game where you need to tap, hold, flick and do other weird things to the Vitas touchscreen to the beats of the songs. There are around 40 new songs and you can watch some gameplay and hear some of the music in this video review.

Buy this game at Amazon

 

 

Read More