The Behemoth was nice enough to let us get some quality play time with their newest, and still untitled game, Game 4. I don’t even know where to start with this game. It’s insane, it’s hilarious, it’s everything you want from The Behemoth. Game 4 is a strategy role-playing game, much like many other SRPGs you’ve played. You control your team of units each battle with the main goal being to kill all of the opponents.
Game 4, however, simplifies the battle system. In traditional SRPG games you can pick whom you attack and how you attack them. In Game 4, the units choose for themselves. Based on where you place them they’ll make decisions on their own about what to do. For instance, if you send a unit into a group of people, maybe they’ll ignore the units directly next to them to aid an ally with a ranged attack, or maybe they’ll go full bore against a bigger unit to draw fire.
All stats are based on items you equip that can be earned in battle. There’s no “level up” system, but different items will give you different stats. Distribute those however you want to create your own custom team.
Game 4 is an interesting approach to the mechanics of the SRPG genre, and paired with the humor an creativity of The Behemoth should prove to be super entertaining. If you’re familiar with any of the other games The Behemoth has made, you should have an idea of what your in for. Banana weapons, cupcake people, and of course poop jokes.
No launch date, or even window yet. The Behemoth doesn’t announce release dates until the game is basically done. When it does launch, you can expect to see it on Xbox One and Steam.
Going to PAX Prime? Harmonix has some cool swag for you!
If you’ll be in Seattle this weekend for PAX Prime, be sure to stop by the Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Soundscape. They’ll be in the Portland and Discovery rooms in the Grand Hyatt. They’ll be set up during the entire convention so check em out!
Stop by the Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Soundscape and play through new worlds and music featured in the game to earn limited edition “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” giveaways including collectible buttons (8 styles – collect them all!) and a T-shirt featuring award-winning original artwork, while supplies last. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a custom Xbox One. Daily drawings will be held one hour before doors close.
Later at PAX this week, we’re taking a look at Wizard Dodgeball, a unique tabletop game that mixes a magic based setting with the nostalgic, painful, and painfully nostalgic moments in P.E. class.
Players move their five Wizards along a grid while tossing, catching, and (obviously) dodging balls. Eliminated players can come back when balls are caught and it looks like it can be a lot of fun in its short sessions.
We’re highlighting the Kickstarter as it has a week left and some much needed progress to make, but we look forward to the finished product in any case.
Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming Gets “Late Access” Deal
True to the franchise’s weird sense of timing, Marvelous Inc. is running a promotion for people who are “Late” at getting the game, Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming. From the 25th through the 31st, the fast paced RPG game will be 33% off for any “Late-Adopters.”
But to differentiate itself from a normal discount, anyone who purchases the game or already owns it will also receive:
+ A Free copy of the first game for Steam
+ The OST
+ A 50% discount on Skullgirls: Encore that is valid until September 7th.
Gundam Breaker returns with this goofy tease for the sequel. Details are scarce besides a Winter release on the PS3 and PSVita, but considering how much enjoyment we had with the first one, more figure fighting fun is in store.
Want more Stamper wackiness? The Behemoth has put out a teaser for Game 4, a working title for their (appropriately named) fourth game to come from their studio. Sharing much of the 2D strangeness that the studio is known for, this game will be revealed at PAX Prime next week AND it will be playable for attendees.
As for more details on what we’re actually looking at, for now, it’s a secret.