Over on Sony’s official PlayStation Blog, three new titles have been announced, starting with CounterSpy, coming to PS3 and Vita.
Dynamighty Co-Founder describes the game, thus:
CounterSpy (working title), a side-scrolling action game being developed for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and mobile platforms.
As an elite member of C.O.U.N.T.E.R., your goal is to infiltrate, sabotage, and strike at the very heart of two opposing Super Powers embroiled in a frenetic Arms Race that threatens the existence of humanity. You are countering the insane plans of these Cold War foes, raiding their seemingly impregnable bases and undermining their sinister machinations, all before they can launch their ever more diabolical weapons of mass destruction against each other.
Moving on to a Richard Hogg created title (he of Frobisher Says fame), Hohokum. Now, this game looks gorgeous, and is a Sony Santa Monica project – and when do those ever let you down? This one is coming to PS3, PS4 and Vita, and Richard had this to say:
Hohokum is a collaboration between artist Richard Hogg and Honeyslug, a London-based game studio. It’s a whimsical, colorful game with an emphasis on playful exploration and creativity. You take on the role of a curious flying snake-like character. A technicolour, calligraphic, worm-like, kite-like being! The way you move around the world is very expressive and kinetic and kind of mesmerising to play.
One of the main aims for Hohokum is to create something where the usual pressures of videogames – constantly being told to do things, fearing failure and being challenged to earn progress – were all absent. This is quite a challenge, but we’re really excited about how it’s coming together. There are goals and secrets to discover. There are even trophies. But at its heart, Hohokum is a playground, a place to wander about, perhaps even lose yourself in.
Finally, HumaNature Studios have been working on Doki-Doki Universe, and Greg Johnson from HNS describes it thus:
It’s tough to describe Doki-Doki because it’s actually a set of related products that will be released at the same time. Players’ first exposure to Doki-Doki will be in the form of a free download for their PS Vita, PS3 or PS4. This is a light version of the game where players can fly around a Universe and take fun personality quizzes. This free game will include our fun Doki-Doki Mail messaging app, which players will also be able to get for free on mobile platforms as well, for cross-platform chat.
If players decide they want to land on planets and interact with all the crazy characters in our Universe, they can purchase and download the full game, which you might call an ‘RPG/Simulation/Interactive Story’ game.
There’s no denying that Sony really are pushing the indie game onto their platforms at the moment, and with developers saying how easy the PS4 is to develop for, it looks like things are only going to get better. Let us know what you think, and if any of these titles stand out to you, in the comment section below!