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Hohokum, Akiba's Trip, More Hit PlayStation Consoles This Week
This week’s lineup of new releases for the PlayStation Network has got to be one of the most eclectic mixes to date. Brain surgery? Check. Dragons? Check. Old-school brawling? Check. A chorus of monsters? Check. Stripping? Check. A giant, colorful snake thing? Check.
We begin this week with the launch of a fresh Play 2014 game, Hohokum. Launching on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as a cross-buy title, Hohokum tasks the player with entering something of a free-roaming sandbox world in order to achieve obscure objectives, interact with NPCs and unlock secrets through exploration. It’s a bright and colorful game of discovery, and you’ll be able to get your hands on it once the PlayStation Network’s weekly update goes live tomorrow afternoon.
If that wasn’t bizarre enough, then how about a game that has you exploring one of Japan’s most legendary shopping districts in order to dress your character in the coolest threads, collect a huge number of makeshift weapons, use said weapons to beat the stuffing out of vampire-like creatures, and then yank the clothing off of said creatures in order to expose them to deadly sunlight?
Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed launches tomorrow for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3, giving US gamers a chance to explore an adventure that could have only been thought up in the Land of the Rising Sun. A PS4 version of the game has also been announced for this winter, and we’re currently hard at work on a review for the Vita/PS3 versions of the game, in case you want some additional details before making a purchasing decision.
Also arriving on the Vita this week is the latest in the beloved SRPG series, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited and an enhanced version of the dual-stick shooter, Gravity Crash Ultra. My Singing Monsters will also offer a bizarre mix of critter collecting and musical simulation on PlayStation’s portable console this week, alongside the classic-style 2D brawler with some new school twists, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds.
Over on the PlayStation 3 front, Risen 3: Titan Lords will prove that slightly darker RPG romps are still alive and well, while Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition will prove that brain surgery isn’t exactly rocket science on the PlayStation 4.
All of that, along with your regular dose of demos, DLC, videos and themes, will be available Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 12.
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