What do Elijah Wood, dream worlds and retro goodness have in common? Why, all three feature in this week’s PlayStation Store releases. Our highlights of the next seven days are below, followed by the full round-up of new arrivals – and we’ve also flagged those games that have just opened their doors to pre-orders as well.
This week’s PlayStation Store highlights
Admittedly we know little more about this psychological thriller adventure than when it debuted on Ubisoft’s stage at last year’s E3. But what we do know makes us intrigued to find out more. One, you’re locked in a corrupted simulation and need to escape. Two the game is a collaboration between Ubisoft Montreal and Eljiah Wood’s company SpectreVision. Three, it’s PS VR compatible. Four: you can try its story prequel for free now.
2. The Gardens Between
Puzzle fans should not miss this beautifully surreal adventure. Play as two best friends as they embark on a dreamlike journey, manipulating time to solve challenges across an archipelago of islands, each populated with objects from their childhood.
3. Capcom Beat’Em Up Bundle
A surprise announcement from Capcom last week that a new retro compilation was inbound, featuring seven side-scrollers that originally appeared in arcades. While the most recognisable name on the roster is Final Fight, beat’em up fans should be checking this bundle out for the inclusion of Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit, both of which make their console debut.
- Available: Tuesday 18th September
The retro flavour continues this week with the top-down pixel art adventure Anodyne. Though while it looks extracted from the halls of videogame history, this lovely game has more contemporary roots, originally releasing on PC in 2013. Its dungeon-filled dream world finally makes the leap to PS4 this week.
- Available: Wednesday 19th September
5. Downward Spiral: Horus Station
The creator of this PS VR sci-fi thriller has spent considerable time ensuring that, regardless of whether you’re using two PS Move controllers or a Dualshock 4, your exploration (and ransacking) of a derelict space station perfectly captures all your science fiction fantasies. And if you grow tired of solitude? Let a friend enjoy the tense atmosphere with co-op.
This week’s new pre-orders
1. Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
The sprawling critically-acclaimed adventure arrives on PS4 next week and PS Plus members can net a 20% discount if they pre-order before release.
2. Dead or Alive 6
Team Ninja rejoins the fighting genre with the sixth iteration of its long-running one-on-one battler. Pre-order to get an additional fighter, Nyotengu, as well as a PS4 Theme. Go for the Deluxe Edition and you’ll also receive 25 extra costumes and three additional songs for the game’s soundtrack.
Out this week
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Year 2 Gold Edition (Not in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE & Ukraine)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Ultimate Edition (Not in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE & Ukraine)
Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War (Not in NZ)
Deployment (Not in Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Kuwait, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey & UAE)
Little Dragons Cafe
The Gardens Between
Toon War (Not in Bahrain, Denmark, Finland, Kuwait, Lebanon, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey & UAE)
TERA: Dojo Fighter Pack (Not in Bahrain, Cyprus, India, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey & UAE)
Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store.