Earlier today through the PlayStation Blog, Sony announced the upcoming PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for the month of August on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita. Sticking with the two titles per console trend that was started a few months back there is a definite indie developer push for the month with PlayStation 4 getting both Fez and Road Not Taken; PlayStation 3 will see Crysis 3 and Proteus, and PS Vita receiving Metrico and Dragon’s Crown.
Road Not Taken is a procedurally generated roguelike from developer Spry Fox. You take control of a mysterious stranger as you explore a cute, yet dangerous forest during a harsh winter in search of lost children from a near by village. You’ll have to balance your efficiency and pacing with a stamina meter that quickly depletes as you proceed through the snowy levels. The game promises to provide a different experience every time you play as you try to save the lost children.
Return to Fez as Gomez in the critically acclaimed platforming puzzler from the creative mind of Phil Fish. You’ll have to use your magical hat to shift through the 2D planes of existence into the unknown. This game is hiding more than it lets on and there are literally secrets at every turn. Do you have what it takes to uncover the mysteries locked away by perception to discover the truth about the beautifully pixilated reality that Gomez calls home?
PlayStation 3 fans will be able to enjoy Crysis 3 from troubled developer/publisher Crytek. Crysis is a sandbox shooter that presents you with multiple ways to approach any situation through the use of your powerful nano-suit. Be ready to use your bow and arrow to silently clear your way through the urban rain forest of New York City.
Last month saw Doki Doki Universe as a cross-buy between all three Sony systems and this month we have both Proteus and Dragon’s Crown for PS Vita and PlayStation 3. Immerse yourself in the exploration of Proteus’ procedurally generated islands, and experience the interactive soundtrack that changes as you perceive the world around you. Meanwhile, Dragon’s Crown is a co-op hack’n’slash rpg centered around big boss battles and exploration with friends. Team up with players online while using multiple classes, difficulties, and attack styles to hack, loot, and slash your way to victory.
Finally there is Metrico for the PS Vita that uses a unique infographics aethetic to test your mind against its puzzles and world. You’ll need to think outside the box to overcome this living world as get lost in its soundtrack.
All in all it looks like a good line up of both new and indie titles with Crysis 3 thrown in there for added flavor. Both Road Not Taken and Metrico are newly launching titles, and while Fez and Protus have been around for over a year now it is good to see them getting the opportunity to be experienced by more players who may have missed them the first time around.
Enjoy PlayStation fans, and stay tuned for our reviews of these titles.