Another Tuesday comes and with it comes more reason for me to spend my money. The deals on the PSN are the same as last week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exciting new releases coming to the PSN this week.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom ($59.99)
A rare Friday release, Ni no Kuni comes out on the 23rd and with its release brings a sequel to one of the best RPGs of the last generation. The original Ni no Kuni told the story of a young boy dealing with the personal tragedy of losing a family member, trying to make the world a better place, and catching Pokemon. They weren’t called Pokemon, but they were little monsters that you could catch and eventually they would evolve into bigger stronger monsters… Pokemon. That all sounds great and it was, but for some odd reason developer Level 5 decided to remove the Pokemon element and add what I can only describe as Pikmin. Maybe they’re not Pikmin, but they look like Pikmin to me. This news was pretty disappointing to someone like me that loved the original game but considering all of the positive feedback this game has been getting, plus the fact that this game has a kingdom building element to it as well, I’m willing to give the Pikmin a chance.
A Way Out ($29.99)
A rare Friday release… wait, did I miss the memo? Do big releases just come out on Fridays now? Wow! You write about PlayStation for nearly 8 months and Mr. PlayStation has the nerve to leave you off the mailing list. ANYWAYS, you all remember A Way Out. It’s made by Josef Fares, the guy that got drunk (allegedly) at The Game Awards last year and yelled, “fuck the Oscars.” He also made a game called Two Brothers which is considered an indie classic but more importantly, he got drunk (allegedly) at an award show. If you’re not familiar with A Way Out, however, it’s a co-op only game where two players escape prison together and it offers online play as well as couch co-op. It’s the kind of game that my friend and I have been wanting for years now. And on top of that, only one person has to own it to play online with their friend. I’m not sure why they made that decision, but I greatly appreciate it.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered
Remember that Assassin’s Creed game that came out on the PS3 when the PS4 launched? No? Well, sit down and let me tell you a story about an Assassin’s Creed game that was released on the PS3 on the same day as Assassin’s Creed Unity was released on the PS4… good story. Apparently though, when this was released this was widely considered the good Assassin’s Creed game that no one played, but my worry for this re-master would be that after the last Assassin’s game, the franchise has gone in a different direction in terms of play style. I’m actually curious if this game is still fun, even if it was released in 2014. That’s how much the series has changed since then.