It looks like a couple more games will be diving, kicking, shooting and stabbing their way onto the PlayStation 4 launch lineup as both Divekick and Warframe have been announced as day one offerings via PlayStation Network once the new console drops on Nov. 15.
We've known for a while that Warframe would be coming to Sony's next home console in a couple of months, but we were not sure until just recently that the game would be locked in for the system's launch. This news comes via Joystiq, who reports that SCEA VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, Adam Boyes, said as much during the PlayStation Indie Arcade event recently hosted out of PAX.
Warframe is the futuristic free-to-play MMO shooter that's been pretty dang popular over on the PC as of late, racking up more than 3 million registered players since its debut late last year. In the game, players can equip themselves with one of 14 Warframes, exo-armors that each offer their own unique blend of four special abilities. So, along with grabbing some firepower and cutlery to pulverize your foes, you'll also have access to a spiffy set of powers that make each player into their own breed of fighting machine, fighting in a space war against other species for dominance over the galaxy.
Warframe can be played for free additional goodies available through an in-game store. Along with games like Planetside 2 and War Thunder, it'll be yet another massive online game players will be able to dive into at no cost once the PlayStation 4 hits the market.
The other part of Boyes' PAX announcement is that the recently released PS3/Vita fighting game, Divekick, will also be available on the PlayStation 4 at launch.
If you checked out our recent review, you'll know that I am a huge fan of Divekick from a mechanics and gameplay standpoint, but wish the single player options were just a little bit more substantial.
A parody of the fighting genre and community while simultaneously being a legitimately deep ode to fisticuffs, Divekick limits the player's options to just two buttons, dive and kick. These moves are used to get around the screen and dish out damage, as the first player to land a kick wins the round. It's deceptively simple, however, as good matches quickly become a frantic tug-of-war as both players vie for the best position, try to think ahead of their opponent and properly land a kick before the timer reaches zero.
The PS3 and Vita versions of Divekick are cross-buy, but no word yet on if the PS4 version of the game will be available for free for those who already purchased it once on a previous Sony platform.