Looking at the releases for the week of April 26 from Sony's The Drop, the new PlayStation games take gamers back to a time of point-and-click adventures with Double Fine's Broken Age. J-Pop Idol Sim and RPG get a hybrid in the form of OmegaQuintet, and a civilization sim Tropico 5 gets its day on the PlayStation 4. Every platform will see some new PlayStation games with a great variety of genres.
Broken Age is arguably the critical darling of the batch, and it comes from one of the most well-known game designers in the field. Tim Schaffer, who rose to fame during the golden age of LucasArts' SCUMM titles with Day of the Tentacle, founded Double Fine Productions after leaving LucasArts in 2000 with programmers David Dixon and Jonathan Menzies, also from LucasArts. Their first title was Psychonauts, and the studio would go on to produce other short takes on various genres with an emphasis on smaller games with fun mechanics and playability. Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure game, Schaffer's first since Grim Fandango in 1998. It also was the highest crowdfunded game in 2012 with a goal of $400,000 that reached over $3.45 million with more than 87,000 backers, giving Kickstarter the legitimacy for alternate funding from sources like venture capital.
The game itself follows the story of two teenagers who have no apparent connection to each other: Vella Tartine and Shay Volta (voiced by Masasa Moyo and Elijah Wood, respectively). Vella is to be sacrificed to precept her home village from a giant beast known as Mob Chothra, who is only appeased by the sacrifice of young maidens at villages across the land. The game's theme flows around the breaking of traditions and is being released with both Acts 1 & 2 on the PlayStation 4 this week with the other new PlayStation games.
Tropico 5 is making its debut on the current generation of consoles beginning with the PlayStation 4. While no release for the Xbox One has been announced, the game is available on the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 4 version of the construction and management sim was developed by Haemimont Games and originally released in May of 2014 for the Windows platform. The game allows the player to manage their country of choice, beginning in the colonial era through major world events such as The Great War up to present day. The game will run at 1080p/30fps with full PS Vita remote play compatibility and include a bevy of bonus printed extras and DLC with the "Limited Special Edition."
The full list of new PlayStation games is below. Be sure to check back each week as the Inquisitr highlights the new games available for the PlayStation platform each week. You can also click here to find the releases for the Xbox and Nintendo platforms.
New PlayStation Games for the Week of April 26, 2015Broken AgeDigital (Cross Buy)PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3 | PS Vita
Omega QuintetRetail | DigitalPlayStation 4
Paranormal Pursuit: The Gifted One Collector's EditionDigitalPlayStation 3
Project RootDigital (Cross Buy)PlayStation 4 | PS Vta
Toukiden: KiwamiDigitalPlayStation 4 | PS Vita
Tropico 5Retail | DigitalPlayStation 4
[Image Source | Double Fine]