The PlayStation Store is bursting with new releases this week, so let’s not waste any time…
We start things off with What Remains of Edith Finch, a first-person narrative adventure for the PS4 from Giant Sparrow, the development team behind The Unfinished Swan. Giant Sparrow thinks of the game as a “collection of strange tales,” and players will need to explore a colossal mansion to learn the secrets of the Finch family.
If you’d rather whack things with a giant sword, PS4 owners will also get the chance to go medieval this week with the release of Square Enix/Koei Tecmo’s Dragon Quest Heroes II and Yacht Club’s Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. More modern weaponry is available in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, a new combat simulation for the PS4 that offers an open world and gives players the ability to tackle missions in any way they choose.
A terrifying trio of new games will also be available to download for the PS4 this week. Deathstate is a “single-stick shooter” with retro-styled Lovecraftian monsters; Little Nightmares is a moody platformer from Bandai Namco; and Outlast II is a followup to Red Barrels’s first-person frightener. And speaking of horrors, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 4: Thicker Than Water is also available to download for the PS4.
Finally this week, the Syberia series returns for the first time in more than a decade with a PS4 release for Syberia 3.
You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break.
PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy Games
The Deer God
The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your beliefs and your platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma, all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world.
Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors
Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors is a fighting game released by Sunsoft in 1995. In the world that was destroyed by the destructors of the universe, eight warriors challenge each other to a fight. (Available April 27)
Deathstate is a roguelike bullet hell adventure set in a bizarre world of dimensional exploration. Play as a number of unique characters trying to discover the fate of Professor Elinberg who opened a portal to the void. Are you ready to venture deep into the abyss?
Dragon Quest Heroes II
After a thousand years of peace, the Seven Realms suddenly collapse into conflict as if guided by a mysterious and malicious force. Now, you must lead a band of powerful heroes in a quest to defeat evil and save the war-torn world!
Eventide: Slavic Fable
Eventide: Slavic Fable is an exciting adventure game inspired by Slavic mythology. Set in a contemporary heritage park where mythical Slavic creatures co-exist with humans, the adventure begins when the protagonist, a famous botanist, receives an alarming invitation from her grandmother, the park’s curator.
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw — a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. (Available April 28)
Outlast II introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times, and you’re right in the thick of it.
River City Melee: Battle Royale Special
The most popular melee battle from the River City franchise is back with new and improved action! Enjoy the great battle royale action with up to four teams at once! (Available April 28)
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. Experience perfect platforming, world-class visuals, impeccable stage design, incredible music, and even meet a friend or two in Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment!
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
Go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Play as an American sniper dropped in Georgia, near the Russian border. Choose your own path to accomplish your missions across an unforgiving open world.
Statik is a VR game about solving puzzles in a place you don’t know, with a person you don’t recognize, and hands that aren’t completely yours.
Join Kate Walker, a heroine beyond compare, in the unique world of Syberia. Dive into the story, puzzles, and mysteries of this fabulous adventure, conceived and drawn by Benoit Sokal, with music by Inon Zur.
Symphony of the Machine
An ancient tower stands in a barren land — ascend it and discover its mysterious powers. With the tower’s guardian by your side, conduct the weather to breathe life back into the lands around you. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Symphony of the Machine’s world.
Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition
You are Leko — youngest son of Odin, exiled to Midgard by your father for failing to meet his expectations. Far from home, you now find yourself with a disgruntled band of outcast Vikings. To get back, you will have to lead them across the mountains of Valhalla Hills, where a portal awaits to take you to your rightful place in the realm of the gods.
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 4: Thicker Than Water
Upon discovering the true nature of the New Frontier’s leadership, relationships within the Garcia family have come to a head. As Javier, you will decide the shape and nature of your chosen family. All the while, a herd of walkers moves ever closer to Richmond, putting pressure on allies and enemies alike. With distrust running rampant, you’ll have to determine if blood is thicker than water… Episode four of a five part episodic game series.
What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive.
Drink Zombeer to stay human, resist luscious zombie cheerleaders, exotic dancers, mimes, and a very suspicious guy in a thong. (Available April 26)
PS Vita Games
The Legend of Dark Witch
The Syega Crystals have always bestowed great power on people, but now someone has stolen them all… and the world is drowning in darkness. Help the witch Zizou recover the stolen crystals!
Period Cube: Shackles of Amadeus
In search of your older brother’s whereabouts, you join the online RPG Arcadia in hope of discovering clues. Having lost consciousness after being drawn into a mysterious light, you wake up within the game’s fantasy world! However, the only way to escape this world of life-or-death is to clear the game. (Available April 28)