As Big Ben struck the midnight hour, Sony were busy at their San Mateo HQ, unveiling a whole host of new Indie games that are set to make their way to the PS4 and PS Vita.
While the proliferation of Indie titles on Sony’s consoles isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and I’m expecting at least three comments decrying the lack of triple-A releases, they have offered a lot of variety to the later years of the PS3 – strangely left out of almost all of these announcements – and the fledgling catalogue of games on Vita and PS4. This latest collection sees 12 new additions to that collection.
As announced by the PlayStation Blog, they are as follows
- Apotheon (PS4)
- Axiom Verge (PS4 and Vita)
- Chasm (PS4)
- Drifter (PS4 and Vita)
- Escape Goat 2 (PS4)
- Ironclad Tactics (PS4)
- Jamestown Plus (PS4)
- Nidhogg (PS4)
- Skulls of the Shogun Bone-A-Fide Edition (PS4 and Vita)
- Source (PS4)
- Spelunky (PS4) – 1080p and with Daily Challenge feature added.
- Starwhal: Just the Tip (PS3 and PS4)
There’s some fascinating games in there, from the couch multiplayer 2D swordfighting of Nidhogg to the rather arresting visual style of Apotheon and the impressive scope of Source’s 3D Metroidvania-inspired adventure.
Rather than just tell you about them, which would take quite a while, check out the swathe of trailers that accompanied the announcements.