It’s Monday, but you can shake off those back-to-work blues with a warm welcome from this week’s new PlayStation Store releases. Read on for a selection of highlights this week’s slate of new arrivals, with your usual full release list right underneath!
From the creators of Transistor and Bastion comes Pyre, a party-based RPG with a huge cast of unique characters and the studio’s biggest campaign yet. In Pyre, you will have to lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory.
The game’s atmospheric hand-painted art and evocative musical score by Darren Korb (the composer of Bastion and Transistor’s soundtracks) perfectly complement its clever core gameplay, as your cast of characters takes part in action-packed three-on-three combat against rival groups of exiles in their quest for freedom. And on top of the single-player campaign, Pyre also lets you play against a friend in a customisable local two-player versus mode. Check out the trailer below:
Launches: 25th July
Find out more: 6 reasons why you need to play PS4’s Pyre when it releases on 25th July
Fortnite, the colourful new multiplayer action game from Epic Games, is all about survival! 98% of the world’s population are dead and monsters have invaded the land… The situation does not look rosey. But you are not alone! Build your fort and fight back with friends in this four player online co-op sandbox game. You’ll have to explore, scavenge items, craft weapons, and fight hordes of zombies. What’s not to like?
Find out more: Fortnite is here with PS4-exclusive heroes
3. Aven Colony
Aven Colony offers a unique sci-fi twist on the city-builder genre. Featuring inspired campaign as well as an immersive sandbox mode, the game puts you in charge of humanity’s first extrasolar settlement, based on the alien planet Aven Prime 500 years in the future.
On this planet, you will have to transform a small and vulnerable colony into a prosperous metropolis. But be careful, not only will you have to defend against the planet’s natural weather conditions ranging from cold winds, frost and snow, to actual lightning storms, you will also have to pick up your plasma cannons to protect your colony against the local alien wildlife. Find out more about the game via the creator’s recent PlayStation Blog guest post here.
Launches: 25th July
Find out more: Introducing the artifacts, guardians, and expeditions of PS4’s city-builder Aven Colony, out tomorrow
4. TinyTrax VR
TinyTrax, the new PlayStation VR racer from the crack team behind brilliant twitch shoot ’em up Velocity and Velocity 2X, puts you at the centre of the action as toy cars race on amazing tracks built around the player. As well as a hefty single palyer component, you can also race against up to four friends online in either single races or tournaments. And if you need more convincing, Horizon: Zero Dawn’s composer Joris de Man created the game’s phenomenal soundtrack. Check it out!
Launches: 25th July
Find out more: How PS VR’s Tiny Trax evolved from drone to slot-car racer
Resist or embrace? Which will you chose? From the creators of Jotun, Sundered is a hand-drawn replayable side-scrolling adventure that follows Eshe, a wanderer trapped in a cavern filled with Lovecraftian monsters as she fights for her survival – and her sanity. Forge your own path and chose to either resist or embrace the eldritch influences at play. Will you corrupt yourself and give away part of your humanity for power?
Launches: 28th July
Find out more: Battle for survival in the procedurally generated dungeons of PS4’s Sundered
6. Nioh: Defiant Honor DLC
A month after the Dragon of the North, Nioh’s second DLC Defiant Honor will take you to Osaka Castle, the largest and most impregnable castle of Sengoku era. Meet Sanada Yukimura, serving the Toyotomi clan. This DLC also includes the new Tonfa weapon, new armour, new magic items, guardian spirits as well as new Yokai and enemies to fight against.
And for those of you who want to ramp up the challenge, Defiant Honor also adds new difficulty levels, as well as new trophies. Good luck – you’ll need it!
Launches: 26th July
Find out more: Nioh’s second DLC Defiant Honor detailed ahead of its 25th July release on PS4
Here is the full list of this week’s PlayStation Store releases:
Out this week
Embers of Mirrim Demo (Not in Australia, Middle East, Belgium, Scandinavia, NZ, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine)
Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom
Fortnite – Deluxe Founder’s Pack
Fortnite – Limited Edition Founder’s Pack
Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack
Fortnite – Super Deluxe Founder’s Pack
Lawbreakers Beta (Download from 25/07, play from 28/07 – 31/07)
UNBOX: NEWBIE’S ADVENTURE
Rugby League Live 4 (Not in Germany or Russia)
Marvel Heroes Omega – Black Cat Pack
Nex Machina Demo
The Town of Light Demo (Not in Germany)
Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion
Collar X Malice
Vindicator Charioteer Ultimate (World of Tanks)
Titanfall 2: Frontier Titan Warpaint Bundle (Not in Ukraine)
Titanfall 2: Frontier Weapon Warpaint Bundle (Not in Ukraine)
Titanfall 2: Aqua Fade B3 Wingman (Not in Ukraine)
Titanfall 2: Badlands EVA-8 Auto (Not in Ukraine)
Titanfall 2: Blue Fade Flatline (Not in Ukraine)
Titanfall 2: Crimson Fury CAR (Not in Ukraine)
Titanfall 2: Frontier Patriot Alternator (Not in Ukraine)
Titanfall 2: Underground R-201 Carbine (Not in Ukraine)
MXGP3 – Additional Tracks
TEKKEN 7 Eliza Character
TEKKEN 7 – TAIKO NO TATSUJIN Pack
Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store on your mobile, tablet or computer.