Shovel Knight, Severed, and more coming to PlayStation platforms

Shovel Knight adds God of War cameo for PlayStation release.

Shovel Knight

Sony Computer Entertainment announced a number of new indie titles for PlayStation platforms during PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas.

Skytorn

Noel Berry is bringing his upcoming game Skytorn to PlayStation 4. It’s in development alongside the developers of TowerFall and Night in the Woods at the Vancouver-based IndieHouse.

Skytorn is a procedurally generated adventure / exploration game set in the skies of a post-apocalyptic world.

“Our goal is to make a platform adventure game that is focused very heavily on combat, control, and exploration,” Berry said on the PlayStation Blog. “We want the world to feel alive and dangerous, and let the player traverse it in interesting ways. Every time you play, you’ll discover a whole new island in the sky, with new dungeons and challenges to explore and overcome.”

Players take on the role of a traveler who uses her shovel to dig through terrain and fight off creatures. As you roam the island, you’ll discover new “enchantments” (upgrades) for your shovel, which wil help you better defeat enemies.

Watch the debut trailer below.

Shovel Knight

Previously exclusive to Wii U, 3DS, and PC, Shovel Knight is coming to PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PlayStation 3 in 2015.

Developer Yacht Club has been working with SCE Santa Monica Studio to feature Kratos from God of War in the game. You’ll see him in 8-bit form in the trailer below.

Severed

The next title from Guacamelee developer DrinkBox Studios, Severed is coming to PS Vita this spring.

Severed puts players in control of a one-armed heroine wielding a living sword. It uses touch-based mechanics to employ offensive and defensive technique. You’ll gai abilities by wearing Totems (armor pieces created from the remains of defeated bosses), which can be used to destroy enemy defenses or shatter barriers in exploration. Severing is a key mechanic, which forces enemies into a vulnerable state that allows you to severe one of their body parts.

Watch the trailer below.

Enter the Gungeon

Devolver Digital is bringing Dodge Roll’s Enter the Gungeon to PlayStation 4 in 2015.

The game is a “gunfight dungeon crawler” that puts players in control of one of several misfits, each burdened by a deep regret. The’re seeking a way to change their past, and have traveled o a distant planet in hopes of finding a “gun that can kill the past” said to be sealed in the deepest depths of an ancient temple to the “terrifying might of firearms” known as “The Gungeon.”

Watch the trailer below.

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