The PS4 gets the spotlight in this week’s PlayStation Store update as six new games are now available to download for the new-generation console.
Leading the way this week is a pair of indie favorites including The Banner Saga, Stoic’s Viking-themed tactical RPG, and Gone Home, Fulbright’s emotional first-person exploration game. Also available this week is Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, the second game in Ubisoft’s side-scrolling spinoff series to the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Finally this week, Sony will expand their lineup of PS2-On-PS4 games with the release of Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, a well-liked (but not very well-known) RPG from 2003.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) is available after the break. And a complete look at this week’s new game add-ons and discounts (including a “PlayStation Essentials Sale”) can be found at the PlayStation Blog.
The Banner Saga ($19.99)
The Banner Saga is an epic role-playing game inspired by Viking legend. Hand-painted landscapes portray a world eerily suspended in perpetual twilight. Cities and towns begin to crumble into chaos. Heroes abandon their hearths and homes to traverse the snowy countryside, gaining allies along the way to help battle a strange, new threat.
Gone Home: Console Edition ($19.99)
You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here? Gone home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India ($9.99)
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India throws you into the tension between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company in 1841. When a Master Templar arrives with a mysterious item that used to belong to the Assassin Order, Arbaaz Mir must discover why he’s come, steal back the item, and protect his friends and his lover.
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits ($14.99)
For years, the Humans and the Deimos have been at war in their struggle to capture the Great Spirit Stones. To the Humans, the stones represent a magical source of power and light. To the Deimos, the stones are the viable force behind their spell-casting abilities. But fate is about to place the future of both races in the hands of two men.
Dogchild narrates the story of the young and enigmatic Tarpak, an impulsive and brave guy with extraordinary abilities: a strong sensory union with nature and a special symbiosis with his inseparable dog, Tarao.
Tharsis is a turn-based strategy game about humanity’s first mission to Mars. It’s an important mission, and not just because of its potential to greatly increase our knowledge of the red planet. No, this mission is humanity’s attempt to locate the source of a mysterious signal emanating from the red planet.