5 big new PlayStation Store releases you need to check out this week

New releases include The Last Guardian VR Demo, Gang Beasts, Okami HD and more...

Even as we’re wrapping up to counter the arctic conditions, PlayStation Store is heating up with a diverse range of new releases and DLC updates to some of our favourite games. There are surprises (The Last Guardian VR Demo, announced at PSX), much anticipated launches (Gang Beasts), single-player time sinks (Okami HD, Romancing SaGa 2) and co-op action (Nine Parchments). So get ready for some more winter warmers in the week ahead!

1. The Last Guardian VR Demo

Get a new perspective on the scale of The Last Guardian’s iconic Trico with this new PS VR experience, just announced at PSX. In this short demo you can re-discover the bond between Trico and your character from a first-person viewpoint

The Last Guardian

  • Why you should play it: Experience the evocative fantasy world of The Last Guardian and its titanic creature from an intimate new perspective, and as you don’t need to own The Last Guardian to play, this free PS VR experience is open to everybody.
  • More info: The Last Guardian VR Demo lands on PS4 this Tuesday
  • Available: 12th December

2. Okami HD

The great goddess Amaterasu is ready to save the world once again! Take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, and help restore the land to its previous glory in the aftermath of Orochi’s destruction. Take the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui and rid the land of Orochi’s curse.

  • Why you should play it: Rediscover the BAFTA award-winning and critically acclaimed masterpiece on PS4, and with stunning 4K graphics on PS4 Pro.
  • Available: 12th December

3. Gang Beasts

Are you ready to meet Beef City’s gangs of saggy, pugnacious thugs? This glorious yet bizarre looking beat-em-up has enough hilarious game modes – both online and off – as well as customisation options to keep you and your friends busy.

4. Nine Parchments

From the creators of Trine comes Nine Parchments, a co-operative blast ’em up full of spellcasting mayhem. Join a group of drop-out wizard apprentices as they skip their training to go search for the lost Nine Parchments.

5. Romancing SaGa 2

The classic JRPG franchise arrives on PS4 with Romancing SaGa 2. Sit on the throne of the Varennes Empire and defeat the Seven Heroes, seven brave champions from another time who returned to the world as demons. With its dynamic freeform narrative, you get to chose which protagonists will make your game and how your adventure will play out.

PlayStation StoreOut this week


  • OKAMI HD (Not in Saudi)
    12th December

  • Dynasty Feud (Not in Australia and New Zealand)
    12th December

  • Mahjong Deluxe 3 (Not in Middle East, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine)
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Damn, 8 Vita games this week. It’s Christmas already


9 if you count 2064: Read Only Memories, which popped up on the store yesterday.

It popped on the US store but it’s still not available in Europe. Devs say there are in contact with SIEE but we still don’t have a firm release date.


Whaaaat? I thought it was cancelled?????

Have been waiting for it since January!

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You’re missing The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ DLC for PS4.


Came out few months ago.

Not for EU/UK territories. It only showed up on the store today, despite what the date on the store says.

It’s been hard to find on the store but it’s been out since 19 September in Europe. I know this because I’ve been playing it nearly every day since.

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That was released in September

“Afterbirth+ is also set for release on PlayStation 4 in the near future. Developer Nicalis today confirmed a 19th September release for PS4 in North America, although there’s no word yet if the European release date will be the same as our American cousins.”

Months ago reported by Eurogamer. It only popped up on the store for us today.


No it has been out same time in EU.Ive had it since.

X_Blood_Curse_X 11 December, 2017 @ 17:31

So hyped for Kung Fu Panda.. Gonna put my second Bloodborne play through on hold

MiseryPrincess 11 December, 2017 @ 22:19

To be fair, it probably is more fun than chalice dungeons.

Carnivius_Prime 12 December, 2017 @ 07:57

i know you joke but i actually kinda enjoyed that crummy kung fu panda game more than i did bloodborne which i truly loathed. Niether one deserves a place on my PS4Pro’s hard drive though. :P

X_Blood_Curse_X 12 December, 2017 @ 08:26

Lol maybe


5 “big”, funny :)


GREAT week for Vita. I had no idea Papers Please was coming, that’s a day one buy

I might try out new RPG game and I think one more ps store update next week before Xmas .


Super Hydorah! I shall have that!

Gang Beasts looks fun and silly. :)

Oh and new DLC for Shantae. Good week for me. :)

So Ókami is with us from ps2 era, never ending comeback.

I would buy KF2 skins, but they seem SO expensive for what their asking for for a game that you already have to buy



Not really anything great this week, oh well it’ll give me more money for stuff on sale.

That 9 parchments game looks like a ripoff of magika lol.

Carnivius_Prime 12 December, 2017 @ 07:58

Looks nicer though. And anyways a load of great games are a ‘ripoff’ of another in some way.

Viva la Vita!

Papers, please!

Romancing Saga 2!

Nonary Games!

It feels like christmas, new year and my birthday!


Aqua TV (Not in Middle East, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway)

Seriously? Is that the first time something isn’t available in the Netherlands?

HeikeStagBeetle 12 December, 2017 @ 10:15

No. This just happens sometimes. The developer probably forgot to include a Dutch (and Norwegian and Arabic) translation of the game’s description.

Either that, or the Dutch software rating agency considers this a drowning risk for toddlers.

Okami HD on PS4 has the same trophy list as the PS3 version. If you’re a trophy hunter and you’ve already played it on PS3 – there’s no point getting this version.

XtianHawkGamer 12 December, 2017 @ 14:29

Really? that’s a shame. I dont understand why they didn’t have it separately…


And no cross-buy at that. Heck, I already paid for it on PS2 and PS3…

I’ll wait for the inevitable discount on Steam.

Carnivius_Prime 13 December, 2017 @ 12:01

So Super Hydorah is out today for PS4 but Vita version says tomorrow but devs say it’s crossbuy so is it possible to confirm that if I buy the PS4 version today, that the Vita port will be included for no extra charge from tomorrow?

Given the track record with this sort of thing, I would advise waiting.

2 new tables for pinball FX3 just came out and they are FREE. It’s not a glitch but a promotion, and it ends on the 19th

Carnivius_Prime 13 December, 2017 @ 17:22

Thanks for that. I had no idea. A blog post would have been nice. :O

halfaworldaway 14 December, 2017 @ 09:42

Hey guys, whats the deal with the Sound Shapes Ultimate bundle? (says its unavailble )why can’t i buy this even if i have sound shapes from before? if i want just the DLC its more expensive, it makes no sense.

MiseryPrincess 14 December, 2017 @ 16:30

That’s the case with loads of games and is an ongoing issue. Own any part of it (including a trial) and you’re locked out of buying bundles with the game in.

Apparently, if you contact support they can remove the base game from your account so you can buy the complete game for cheaper.

Are we ever going to get Fighter Packs for Injustice 2?

Its awesome that Nonary is finally out – but £44.99 in the UK? Ridiculous pricing!

DAVIDOSCLAY995 19 December, 2017 @ 23:55

When will return Ratchet and clank ps2 classic collection and Ratchet and clank future collection to ps4?

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