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After nearly a decade of waiting, Atlus has delivered Persona 5 to fans. The RPG is now available to download for the PS4 and PS3, and it gives players the chance to live a double life… first as a regular high school student by day, and then as a member of the heroic Phantom Thieves at night.
Speaking of long-awaited returns, developer David Jaffe is back with his latest game on the PS4 this week. Featuring an art style culled from the notebooks of weirdo teens everywhere, Drawn to Death is a multiplayer shooter that also mixes in “the nuance of a fighting game.” Best of all, it’s a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Finally this week, the PlayStation Store is now home to a trio of PS4 re-releases that’ll bring old favorites to a new group of gamers. First up is PaRappa the Rapper Remastered, Sony’s attempt to rebuild one of the world’s first rhythm games. It’s joined by People Can Fly’s weird and wild first person shooter, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, and Lego City Undercover, a family-friendly open-world action game from WB Games.
You can learn more about all of these games (and the rest of this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store) after the break. (more…)
Play Collective promo unveils PS Store release dates for PaRappa the Rapper, Cosmic Star Heroine, What Remains of Edith Finch, more
Last Spring, Sony promoted a series of indie games on the PlayStation Store through the Launch Party promotion. Exactly twelve months ago, PS4 owners got the chance to try out games like Invisible Inc, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Alienation, and more.
Today, Sony announced a similar promotion for 2017, Play Collective, and release dates for another batch of intriguing indie games including Zeboyd’s Cosmic Star Heroine, Giant Sparrow’s What Remains of Edith Finch, Double Fine’s Full Throttle Remastered, and Videocult’s Rain World. The Play Collective promotion will also include a release date for Sony’s PaRappa the Rapper Remastered.
Play Collective kicks off on March 21 with the release of Double Fine’s Everything, but PlayStation Plus subscribers can lock in a 20% discount on any (or all) of the games right now by pre-ordering them through the PlayStation Store.
PlayStation Europe definitely kicked the year off right after they unveiled a new video highlighting the many exclusives coming to the PS4 in 2017.
In addition to games such as Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the PaRappa The Rapper remaster, the sizzle reel also includes a glimpse of Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, which had previously been tagged with a “TBA” release date.
Here’s the full list of games featured in the video:
Coming to PS4 in 2017
- Detroit: Become Human
- Drawn To Death
- Gran Turismo Sport
- Gravity Rush 2 (January 20)
- Horizon: Zero Dawn (February 28)
- Knack 2
- MLB The Show 17 (March 28)
- New Hot Shots Golf
- Nex Machina
- Nier: Automata (March 7)
- Nioh (February 7)
- Persona 5 (April 4)
- PaRappa The Rapper
- Starblood Arena
- Uncharted 4: The Lost Legacy
- Wipeout: Omega Collection
- World of Warriors
- Yakuza 0 (January 24)
The first big event of the 2017 “Video Game Calendar” will be PAX South, which will be held in San Antonio beginning on January 27. We’ll surely hear more about at least a few of these games then.
Not content with remastering the Wipeout series for 4K and HDR gaming, Sony also announced during the PlayStation Experience that a trio of classic musical games would be getting the remaster treatment. Hip-hop pooch PaRappa the Rapper, the colourful characters of LocoRoco, and the marching armies of Patapon are all getting updated to HD on the PS4 (and 4K on the PS4 Pro).
Not only will the games be remastered in terms of graphics, but the controls will be retooled specifically for the DualShock 4, so players will be able to better feel the musical beats. LocoRoco will also incorporate motion gestures from the controller to make it easier to control the vibrant worlds.
Although Sony seems to be trying to out-do Nintendo with the amount of remasters it is pumping out, these three games, that were so original and possibly ahead of their time, will be a welcome addition to the current console generation.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]