Game: FIFA 15
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA
Release: September 23, 2014
Genre: Sports


Your teammates and opponents now recognize what’s happening in the match and will adjust their tactics just like real players. Park the Bus and In The Mixer are some of the Team Tactics you’ll come up against in FIFA 15.






The annual installation of FIFA will soon hit the new consoles, including of course the PS4. So what is actually new in FIFA 15? Except for the usual improved graphics, the AI players have improved intelligence with more realisitc emotional responses to what happens on the pitch. There are new animations of course, only the goalkeeper itself has 50 new save animations, and also improved player aesthetics. The pitch will now also change and react to the game during the match, showing wear and tear, and goal posts and flags are now moving more realistically. You can read more about all the news at EA’s official FIFA 15 website.




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Hand of Fate


Game: Hand of Fate
Developer: Defiant Development
Publisher: Sony
Release: Q4 2014
Genre: RPG, Card game



An infinitely replayable series of quests – earn new cards, build your deck, then try to defeat it! In a cabin at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played.







So you think there are not enough Australian developed Action RPG / Card game hybrids? Well it's your lucky day! The kickstarted indie-game Hand of Fate will soon be released on PS4 and Vita. The card part of the game takes place in a room with a scruffy looking dealer, who puts cards on the table that act like encounters. Each time he flips a card something happens, for example you get to fight a bunch of bandits or goblins. If you succeed, you are given reward cards that give you better weapons, more health etc. It is also possible to build decks to customize your encounters. Check this Gameinformer video out for some gameplay, or why not play the game right away on Steam early access.





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Salt and Sanctuary


Game: Salt and Sanctuary
Developer: Ska Studios
Publisher: Sony
Release: 2015
Genre: Metroidvania


Weapons can be one-handed and paired with shields or offhand crossbows for versatility, or wielded two-handed for added power, and every configuration has its own unique move-set.






The upcoming PS4 and PS Vita game Salt and Sanctuary is a metroidvania-style game with inspiration from Dark Souls. This means a very difficult 2D action RPG platformer. The hand-drawn artwork is simply amazing and depicts a brutal and unfriendly world. The story is that you have been shipwrecked on an island where small fractions of humans group together in sanctuaries to survive. Indie developer Ska Studios promise that there will be a huge amount of unique bosses, fast combat, deep weapon configurations and an amazing soundtrack! There is an announcement trailer here and more information here on the EU playstation blog.




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