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Unconventional warfare is the linchpin that holds many of the biggest titles in this week’s PlayStation Store update together.
First up is Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, a PS4 re-release of the highly-acclaimed strategy RPG. Originally released for the PS3 in 2008, Valkyria Chronicles captured the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere with its blend of magical abilities and tactical modern warfare.
Speaking of modern warfare, Deep Silver’s Homefront: The Revolution is also now available to download for the PS4. In this sequel, history repeats as the North Korean invasion of the US continues, and players are forced to fight for their independence on the streets of Philadelphia. History also repeats in Shadow of the Beast, a PS4 remake of the popular side-scroller originally released for the Amiga.
Finally this week, NIS America’s Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice makes its PlayStation Store debut more than eight after the game was originally released for the PS3. If you’ve been waiting all this time to pick it up, now you don’t even have to leave your couch.
More information on all of these titles (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And don’t forget, the PlayStation Blog recently published a complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts. (more…)
Sony’s Shadow of the Beast remake has flown pretty far under the radar since its unveiling at Gamescom 2013. That could be because the original game, which was released for the Amiga in 1989, never found much success in North America. Whatever the reason, Sony announced earlier this week that the brutally difficult side-scroller will be released for the PS4 on May 17.
The consolemaker also uploaded a behind-the-scenes video for the game starring Matt Birch, the founder of Heavy Spectrum Games. Birch dives into the history of the franchise and story at the center of the game as he details the reasons behind Aarbron’s quest for revenge against the beast lord.
Sony has announced that Heavy Spectrum Entertainment Labs, best known for its PlayStation mobile titles Bullion Blitz and Puzziball, is reviving the old Amiga classic Shadow of the Beast. Originally developed by Reflections Interactive and released in 1989, it was published by Liverpool firm Psygnosis, which was later enveloped into the Sony brand as SCE Studio Liverpool. Although that studio was shut down last year, Sony still retains the rights to the game.
The original side-scrolling game was well known for its then-superior graphics and high quality score composed by David Whittaker, who is now Head of Audio at Traveller’s Tales. Other than the brief CGI teaser trailer, very little else is known, although Sony may be looking at this title to carry on the God of War crown. Hopefully Heavy Spectrum will find a way to make the material fresh as well as paying homage to the original.
Now all we need is for Sega to revive Altered Beast!