The fires of the Dark Souls saga might go dim after the release of Dark Souls III, but PS4 owners will still be able to venture into Hidetaka Miyazaki’s gothic nightmare one last time beginning today. The remainder of this week’s PlayStation Store update is a bit on the short side, but there’s still plenty to play just ahead of Tax Day…
PS4 owners will also be able to download the rebooted rendition of Ratchet & Clank, which will “take a deeper look at the characters’ origin stories.” Insomniac has also added more planets, more bosses, new Clank gameplay, new flight sequences, and “completely new visuals.” All these new features will tie in to the Ratchet & Clank animated adaptation, which will open in theaters on April 29.
Elsewhere on Sony’s digital storefront, players will be able try out Koei Tecmo’s strategy-centric Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (PS4) and Hopoo’s roguelike action platformer Risk of Rain (PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy). Finally, Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4) is this week’s Launch Party selection, and it’s an action RPG from Spearhead Games.
More information on all of these title can be found after the break. And, as always, a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons is available at the PlayStation Blog.
PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy Games
Risk of Rain
Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with three friends in online co-op. With more than 100 items at your disposal, you must secure the tools you need to find your way back home.
Dark Souls III ($59.99)
As fires fade and the world falls into ruin, journey into a universe filled with more colossal enemies and environments. Players will be immersed into a world of epic atmosphere and darkness through faster gameplay and amplified combat intensity. Prepare yourself once more and Embrace The Darkness!
Ratchet & Clank ($39.99)
Ratchet & Clank blasts onto PS4 for the first time with a new game based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank. Ratchet & Clank on PS4 takes a deeper look at the characters’ origin stories and modernizes the original gameplay. Featuring several new planets, all-new bosses, new Clank gameplay, new flight sequences, and much more — with completely new visuals constructed with the power of PS4.
Samurai Warriors 4: Empires
The latest title in the acclaimed Empires series is here. A new, intuitive system of political management in which the best officers can be placed in their most effective positions makes its first appearance, while cooperative battles are powered up. Genesis Mode, in which you can create your very own Warring States era, allows you more individual customization than ever before!
Stories: The Path of Destinies
In Stories, each choice you make takes Reynardo into a unique narrative. From tongue-in-cheek takes on heroic adventures to dark, Lovecraftian scenes, Stories’ repertoire is as diverse as it is action-packed. But Reynardo’s fateful decisions won’t always be easy: sometimes retrieving a weapon lost at the beginning of time means sacrificing the life of an old friend.