So I turned on my PS4 today and began browsing the PlayStation Store to see what new games have recently been released. To my surprise, I discovered Sony’s Play 2016 is coming soon. This is a promotion that will feature four unique games that will begin releasing on a weekly basis starting on July 26th. Each game featured in Play 2016 will make their console debut on PS4 and will eventually release on other platforms at a later date. With the exception of Bound, which is a PlayStation exclusive title. So I think I have built up enough anticipation; let’s introduce the games that will be featured in the Play 2016 line up.
HEADLANDER – 7/26
Brought to you by Double Fine and Adult Swim games is, Headlander is a sci-fi platformer where you play as the last human head in a world filled with robots. Your mission is to find out what happened to humanity and stop the evil mechanical mechanism behind all of the diabolical deviance that is taking place. I played this game at the PlayStation Experience and have been hyped for it ever since. Good to see it will be releasing very soon.
ABZÛ – 8/2
Here comes something different yet familiar. When I look at the gameplay for Abzu and the artwork, I can’t help be reminded of games like Journey. Abzu has the player exploring an underwater world teeming with life and exploration. Beautiful graphics and the possibility that it can be as great as Journey has me curious about this title.
[email protected] – 8/9
Well I guess the team at StormCloud Games finally did it. They finished their ascii rogue like dungeon crawler, properly named [email protected], and will be releasing it at the hottest time of the year. We had the pleasure of interviewing Richard Wood of StormCloud, who gave us some great insight of how unforgiving, and yet rewarding of an experience [email protected] actually is. I look forward to trying this game on for size.
BOUND – 8/16
I have honestly never heard of Bound, but I am definitely intrigued by its potential after looking at some gameplay and a few beautiful screen shots. Bound is a 3D platformer that brings us a unique art style combined with gameplay mechanics “infused” with modern dance.
PS Plus members will save 20% on pre orders for Play 2016 games along with a free static or dynamic theme.
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Looks like an interesting selection of games indeed. If you’re still not sure if you want to dive in or not be sure to check out the trailer here to see these games in action. Stay tuned for more coverage on these games and many others right here at TICGN.