Sony is making PS4 owners an offer they can’t refuse with this week’s PlayStation Store update.
2K Games leads things off with Mafia III, their 60s-set tale of organized crime and the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Taking place in New Bordeaux, a stand-in for New Orleans, players will take on the role of Lincoln Clay as he takes on the Italian Mafia.
Also available this week is Space Hulk: Ascension, a turn-based strategy game based on the popular tabletop experience. But the PS4 adaptation adds “new RPG style mechanics, additional weapons, enemy types, an all-new chapter, and loads of other new features.”
Finally this week, Rogue Stormers is a new side-scrolling shooter with a roguelike twist from Black Forest Games.
A full list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break, and a rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts is available at the PlayStation Blog.
A Bastard’s Tale ($4.99)
Deep gameplay. Adapt to how the enemy attacks and defends with a huge variation in enemy types. If you enjoy the satisfaction of triumphing over a difficult foe, this is the game for you.
You are Aragami, a vengeful spirit with the power to control the shadows. You’ve been summoned by Yamiko, a girl imprisoned in the city fortress of Kyuryu. Embark on a dark journey full of blood and secrets to discover the truth.
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today ($19.99)
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today tells the story of Michael, a man who must recover his identity and decode the two events that brought the world to the edge of collapse. The first one is the so-called “Great Wave,” an inexplicable chain of natural disasters. The second is a pandemic that turned humans into “the Dissolved,” infected beings that eventually dissolve into blood.
Mafia III ($59.99)
1968. New Bordeaux. After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through the Mafioso responsible. (Available October 7)
Necropolis combines fast third-person combat with permadeath dungeon-delving for a game that’s diabolically hardcore. Anticipate enemy attack patterns, time your actions for maximum effect, and use smart combinations of light, heavy, and power attacks to defeat your enemies. Drop into multiplayer games and fight side-by-side, revive fallen comrades, and share valuable treasures as you face the dangers together.
Rocksmith 2014 Remastered ($39.99)
With Rocksmith you can learn everything from single notes to chords and advanced techniques, all at your own pace. You’ll learn fast because it adapts to your skill level as you play, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player. With the revolutionary Session mode, you’ll also learn how to jam with a virtual band that follows your every lead in real time. Rocksmith 2014 Remastered includes a free downloadable update with a customizable learning curve, expanded practice tools, stat tracking, improved menus, and more.
Rogue Stormers ($19.99)
Rogue Stormers combines classic run ‘n’ gun gameplay with a modern twin stick shooter configuration, roguelike and RPG elements, crazy 3D graphics, and co-op multiplayer for one to four players.
Space Hulk: Ascension ($49.99)
Space Hulk: Ascension is a turn-based strategy game which builds upon the classic board game experience. It adds new RPG style mechanics, additional weapons, enemy types, an all-new chapter, and loads of other new features.
Tropico 5: Complete Collection ($49.99)
The time has come for a very special game collection… The Tropico 5: Complete Collection offers both newcomers and seasoned fans the ultimate collection with all DLC-Packs and Add-Ons. With a total of three extensive campaigns, 40 paradisiacal islands, over 125 buildings, and 10 additional scenarios, this collection will give you a great deal more than 100 hours of gaming fun. Make sure you have it in your cigar case.
Viking Squad ($14.99)
Grab your trusty sword, strap on a fearsome helmet, and plunge into the chaotic fray of Viking Squad! As a member of this ragtag group you must put a stop to the wildly mischievous Loki and reopen the gates to Valhalla. Work together to unleash massive attacks on foes and expand your arsenal in this three player co-op brawler.
Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide ($39.99)
The world is ending… though few believe it. The once proud city of Ubersreik now lays in ruin at the hands of the loathsome Skaven. Few have survived their ruthless invasion. Team up with three friends and work together to thin out the ratmen’s forces and drive them out of the city. Assume the role of one of five heroes, and hack, slash, smash, burn, and pierce the vile Skaven using a multitude of weapons. Prepare for a desperate struggle and a grand last stand. Only you can stem the Vermintide.
Wheels of Aurelia ($9.99)
A narrative road trip game set in the roaring Italian 70s, it tells the story of Lella, a restless woman driving on the roads of the western coast of Italy, the famous “Via Aurelia.” This is an interactive fiction game in the shape of an isometric racer and with a focus on replayability: every playthorugh lasts about fifteen minutes and there are sixteen different endings to discover.