PSN Weekly: Week of 1/18/2016 (North America)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

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PSN Weekly Featured

First a Few Special Mentions for Our Audience

A Boy and His Blob – PS4 Digital (PS Vita 1/21)

A Boy and His Blob

The New(er) version of the classic platform game “A Boy and His Blob” makes it’s premier on PSN this week.  The original was a bit esoteric, but still fondly considered a gem.  And the remake definitely captures the spirit of the original release but with a few modern conventions and a much prettier aesthetic.  It doesn’t look like there is any additional content from it’s Nintendo release, however special attention to the fact that this is also releasing on the Vita as well this week.

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ – PS Vita Digital

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus

Speaking of the PS Vita (and it’s supposed lack of games), we have a new Atelier game released on the beloved handheld system this week.  As the picture illustrates, there is two playable characters, there is also a new mixing system and now six player battles.  For many of us die hard jrpg fans, this series has been quite the reliable source of fun over the years with their relatively frequent releases.

Croixleur Sigma – PS4 Digital

Croixleur Sigma

This indie game was previously on Steam and is now coming to the PSN.  It’s an anime style hack and slash game.  You can kind of consider it a cross between the old Y’s games and the tower mode in Devil May Cry 3.  Don’t expect much story, but do expect a lot of cute girls kicking butt.

Dark Cloud 2 (PS2) – PS4 Digital

Dark Cloud 2

This release is a rather exiting one.  When the original Dark Cloud released on the PS2 classics a short time ago, many people (including your’s truly) were wondering about this gem.  The first game certainly has it’s fans, but this is where Level 5 really hit their stride with making games.  And the development of this game also strongly influenced their take on Dragon Quest VIII when Square-Enix brought them on board.  This is quite a wonderful game and a true classic, so if you haven’t played it, strongly consider picking this one up.  I doubt you will be disappointed.  Like the other PS2 classic releases, it will have some updated texture mapping and trophy support.  A great choice for this week.

Resident Evil 0 – PS4, PS3 Digital

Resident Evil 0

This is a remaster of the original Gamecube game including much improved graphics and sound.  The game is a prequel to the original survival horror classic.  They used the engine for the Gamecube remaster of the original Resident Evil and created a new story.  It is generally well regarded, but still not quite considered up to the par of RE 1 & 2.  But for our audience who are more into the classic versions of Resident Evil more than the modern incarnations, this is a welcome return to that form.

Other PSN Releases this Week

5 Star Wrestling: ReGenesis – PS4 Digital

Attractio – PS4 Digital

Baseball Riot (+Trial) – PS4, PS Vita Digital Cross-Buy

The Deadly Tower of Monsters (+Trial) – PS4 Digital

Inside My Radio – PS4 Digital

Klaus – PS4 Digital

Life is Strange – PS4 Retail

Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty – PS Vita Digital Three-Way Crossbuy

Red Game Without a Great Name – PS Vita Digital

Resident Evil Origins Collection – PS4 Retail

Stardust Vanguards – PS4 Digital

Tachyon Project – PS4 Digital


Warner Bros. Sale

Batman: Arkham Asylum – PS3 50% Off

Batman: Arkham City Ultimate Edition – PS3 Bundle 40% Off

Batman: Arkham Knight – PS4 35% Off

Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition – PS4 Bundle 35% Off

Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass – PS4 35% Off

Arkham Origins Season Pass – PS3 50% Off

Batman: Arkham Origins Ultimate Bundle – PS3 Bundle 50% Off

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition – PS3 50% Off

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – PS Vita 50% Off

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – PS Vita 50% Off

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – PS3 50% Off

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – PS4 50% Off

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Deluxe Edition – PS4 50% Off

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Season Pass – PS4 50% Off

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Season Pass – PS3 50% Off

LEGO The Hobbit – PS4 67% Off

LEGO The Hobbit – PS3 67% Off

LEGO The Hobbit – PS Vita 67% Off

Lord of the Rings: War in the North – PS3 75% Off

Mad Max – PS4 30% Off

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Legion Edition – PS3 30% Off

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition – PS4 30% Off

Mortal Kombat X – PS4 30% Off

Mortal Kombat PS Vita – PS Vita 50% Off

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition – PS3 55% Off

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection – PS3 75% Off




About William Haderlie

Born in the 1970's, I've been an avid participant for much of video game history. A lifetime of being the sort of supergeek entrenched in the sciences and mathematics has not curbed my appreciation for the artistry of video games, cinema, and especially literature.