Jun 10, 2014

E3 2014 - PS4 Indie Roundup: ABZÛ, Pavillion, Hotline Miami 2, Talos Principle, Night In The Woods, Rogue Legacy, Nuclear Throne

Sony embraced the indies this year with full force, expanding on the initiative that captivated so many people last year. And this year's offerings are no exception, with a whole slew of fantastic titles being announced for release in the near future. While Microsoft seemed to opt for a quantity approach while trying to adapt their outlook to a more gaming-centric direction, Sony focused on a smaller and more manicured list of titles.

The most notable exclusives were titles like Hotline Miami 2, Broforce and the beautiful looking Abzu (Above), but there were quite a few other interesting titles announced that we hadn't seen before as well, like Croteam's intriguing looking Talos Principle. No Man's Sky is also a PS4 exclusive, but that title was so ambitious that it warranted it's own feature. Check out the lineup after the break.

ABZÛ will take players on an epic adventure into the depths of the ocean, where they will encounter majestic creatures and discover long lost secrets. The game draws inspiration from a deep, innate story that we all carry in our collective subconscious, a universal origin myth that resonates across cultures. As such, the name ABZÛ references a concept from the oldest Mesopotamian mythology: it is the combination of two ancient words Ab, meaning ocean, and Zû, meaning to know. Essentially, ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

Pavilion is a fourth person exploratory experience about guidance, influence and subliminal control.

Devolver Digital is bringing a slew of awesome games to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita including Broforce, Hotline Miami 2, and the newest game from Serious Sam developer Croteam, The Talos Principle.

Rogue Legacy is a randomly generated rogue-like where death is all part of the game. Fight against monsters inside a changing castle and when you die, your descendant will take on after you, with all your equipment to hold. Die to win, pass down your best traits to evolve.

Night In The Woods is an adventure/platformer with a heavy focus on story, character and place. Explore Possum Springs as a cat named Mae who returns home after dropping out of college. Run, jump, participate in town activities, play bass, smash things, and hang out with your friends. Oh, and uncover horrible mysteries too.

Nuclear Throne is Vlambeers latest action roguelike-like about mutants that spend their workdays trying to fight for the throne in a post-apocalyptic world. The radioactive waste in the world allows mutants to get ahead by mutating new limbs on the fly and the abundant availability of powerful weaponry makes the quest to become the ruler of the Wasteland one fraught with peril. All of this is really just an excuse for us to make a fun action game.

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