After last week’s damp squib of an update, this week is jam packed with gaming goodness, and not all of it landing on Friday. In fact, today sees several great digital releases for all platforms.
Coming to the PS4 and PS Vita today is SteamWorld Dig, a very well received mining platform adventure game which has made the jump from the Nintendo 3DS to PC and now finally to PlayStation, bring a slew of improvements along the way. It will set you back £7.29/€8.99 with Cross-Buy, but there is also be a 20% PS+ discount at launch.
Stealth Inc. Ultimate Edition brings Curve Studios’ devilishly difficult stealth puzzle platformer to the PS4 for £10.99/€12.99, dragging the two DLC expansions into the bundle. It doesn’t seem to be indulging in any form of Cross-Buy with the previous PS3/Vita releases, but if you’ve yet to pick it up and want it on PS4, this is the way to go.
We should also see the launch of TowerFall Ascension for PS4, which missed the EU store update last week. A little unusually for this day and age, this has no online component when it comes to multiplayer; it’s all offline for the four-player battling and the two-player co-op Quest mode. It comes in at £11.99/€13.99.
Turning our attention to Friday, and it’s a huge day for the PS4, as inFamous Second Son launches globally and brings the first major exclusive that the platform has seen since launch. The new design £1 coin might have confused the issue, as there’s just the €59.99 price a moment, or €69.99 for the Legendary Edition.
inFamous is joined by Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to Phantom Pain that sees Kojima’s popular franchise make its next-gen debut. It’ll be £24.99/€29.99 on PS4 – lower than expected – which will easily deliver the best experience, but for those still on the last generation, the PS3 digital release is set at £19.9/€19.99 and bundles in MGS: Peace Walker if you decide to pre-order.
Back to today and stepping away from the PS4, Luftrausers, Vlambeer’s new slice of exquisite shoot ’em up gaming, has finally arrived on PS3 and Vita after a lengthy and protracted development process. You can get your sepia-infused Rauser fix for £7.29/€8.99 with Cross-Buy, though there’s also a 20% PS+ discount.
The PS3 also sees Skullgirls Encore, with a trial available, for £11.99/€14.99, ahead of Friday’s releases of The Witch And The Hundred Knight for £39.99/€49.99 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for £49.99/€59.99
Finally, coming to both PS3 and Vita on Friday is the highly anticipated Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, bringing the classic JRPGs to more modern consoles and your pockets. It’s available to pre-order for £29.99, but is not a Cross-Buy title, so unless you’re planning on a little Cross-Save functionality, be aware that you’re buying either the PS3 version or the PS Vita version.
As usual, we’re preempting the update itself, so I’ll be back later to add more details, links, prices and games once the PS Blog posts the full list.
Update: Added a splish and splash of extra prices and games that appeared with the PS Blog post. I’ll add more links once the store itself has refreshed.
Update 2: Added the last few available links to the pot. inFamous Second Son’s price in GBP is yet to be confirmed, but we all know it’s going to be more expensive than shopping around and buying on disc.