The PlayStation Blog and King Indies himself, Shuhei Yoshida, have put together a new spotlight feature on four unique and distinct upcoming indie titles that definitely deserve a following.
Alongside a new look at the tantalising drive-to-survive run-based post-apocalyptic supernatural vehicle sim, Pacific Drive, we’re also treated to a development update on Eternights, a heartfelt origin story for Animal Well and a “Deluxe” PlayStation/PC port of PixelJunk Scrappers. Take a look at all of it on the PS Blog here, or keep reading for a quick breakdown on what was shown off:
PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe
Once an Apple Arcade exclusive, PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe is bringing the side-scrolling arcade beat-em-up to PlayStation and PC. It’s a couch (and online) co-op experience that’ll task you and your friends to wipe out enemy robots while also (literally) cleaning up the streets of Junktown. With over 25 levels, more than 100 customisable garbage truck parts, mini-games and more it’s sure to be a highlight at your next games night.
A high-octane blend of dating sim and action game, Eternights is shaping up to be an anime-inspired hit set in a dangerous world with just enough room for some good ol’ romance. The PlayStation blog post reveals some of the updates made to the game since it was revealed last year, including improvements to the overall game flow and sense of immersion. Between UI updates, time management changes, refreshed environments, level designs and more, there’s a lot going into making this a game that fans of unique and engaging experiences can look forward to when it lands later this year.
A fresh look at Pacific Drive gives us a taste of what to expect in this inventive blend of run-based survival game and car sim, tasking players to maintain and improve their trusty station wagon in order to drive deeper and deeper into the Zone. You’ll need to brave dangerous anomalies, strange weather and cataclysmic events to find the best resources to build and improve your car and base of operations, to then strike out even further and so on. Drive, Survive, Repeat.
Animal Well is a divine-looking exploratory platformer that was first revealed last year and has all the makings of a sleeper hit. It tasks players with discovering a new world through fresh eyes, learning its intricacies and patterns and how to work with (or against, if you feel the need) its animal inhabitants to progress. The development update on the PlayStation Blog from sole developer, Billy Basso, sheds some light on how the game is taking shape and how its creator got to where they are now. Give it a read here.