Game: FORMA.8
Developer: MixedBag
Release: Q3 2014
Genre: Metroidvania


In a distant future, the small exploration probe forma.8 is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. It will face great perils, discover ancient civilisations and dystopian visions. But not everything is as it seems…






Forma.8 is an upcoming Vita game from an Italian indie developer. It will be released for PS4 and PS Vita, as well as a whole bunch of other platforms, and it is built with the Unity engine. In Forma.8, you control an exploration probe that by accidents lands on an unknown planet. You will need to explore the planet in order to collect a vital energy source beneath the surface. You start the game with no weapons or powers, and pretty much no instructions. It is up to you to explore the world and uncover the story. And of course, the planet has a whole bunch of hostile inhabitants… The games visuals remind alot of the old Xbox title Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, but gameplay seems to be slower paced. You can check out a trailer here.




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SteamWorld Dig


Game: SteamWorld Dig
Developer: Image & Form
Release: March 2014
Genre: Platform, Metroidvania


Take the role as Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives to an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…







SteamWorld Dig was originally released for the 3DS, and then later for PC and Mac on Steam. Now the time has come for this highly praised game to be released for the Vita and the PS4 (Cross-Buy). The player controls Rusty, a robot determined to find evidence of the long lost human civilization. To achieve this he starts to dig. And dig. And dig. As you venture through the dirt below you will encounter both enemies that you need to take care of, and valuables that you need to bring back up to the surface in exchange for new equipment. The world is randomly generated which ensures replayability. Here is a very good gameplay trailer for you to check out.



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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc


Game: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Publisher: NIS America
Release: February 11, 2014 (NA) – February 14, 2014 (EU)
Genre: Visual novel, Adventure


Daily Life, Deadly Life: Trapped in a school-turned-prison, students are murdering each other one by one. You'll have to investigate each incident, search for clues, and talk to your classmates to try and get to the bottom of each brutal case!







This new PS Vita game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, is a remake of a 2010 PSP game. It is a bizarre mystery novel where a student named Makoto Nagei arrives at a school for talented students, only to find that it is all a trap… The school is actually run by a bloodthirsty and remote controlled teddy bear, Monokuma, and the only way to get out of the school alive is to kill one of the other students without getting caught. Gameplay is similar to the Ace Attorney games and is divided into two parts. First the investigation part in which you are allowed to walk around the academy and explore the premises and hang out with the students. Second you have the Class Trial which is the main part of the game. Here the students talk amongst eachother in order to find the one guilty of a murder, and it is up to the player to find weak spots in the conversation. Danganronpa has recieved mostly positive reviews, and there is a trailer for you to check out right here.




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