After the juicy previews offered by the State of Play last February 23rd, Sony has completed the line-up of games arriving in PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium by the end of this month. The already known games, among which Tchia stands out, a colorful adventure in its absolute debut on the market, Uncharted The Legacy of Thieves and Ghostwire Tokyo, are joined by other products of absolute thickness such as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. All new games for Extra and Premium will be made available to subscribers starting Tuesday 21 March, in the meantime let’s go and discover them.
The new games for PlayStation Plus Extra
• Thank you PS4 and PS5
• Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | PS5
• Ghostwire Tokyo | PS5
• Immortals Fenyx Rising | PS4 e PS5
• Rainbow Six Extraction | PS4 e PS5
• Life Is Strange: True Colors | PS4 e PS5
• Life is Strange 2 | PS4
• Dragon Ball Z: Carrot | PS4 and PS5
• Street Fighter V Champion Edition | PS4
• Untitled Goose Game | PS4
• Final Fantasy Type-0 HD | PS4
• Rage 2 | PS4
• Neo: The World Ends with You | PS4
• Haven | PS4 e PS5
The biggest surprise of the month is definitely Tchia, an adventure set on the islands of a paradisiacal archipelago inspired by New Caledonia. Specially observed since the announcement at the Game Awards 2020, Awaceb’s game tells the story of the homonymous Tchia, a girl capable of playing the ukulele and taking control of every animal she encounters.
Taking advantage of the creatures’ unique abilities, he can fly like a bird, dive into the ocean like a fish, and dig like a dog. To punctuate his adventure there are films dubbed in the traditional language of New Caledonia and an orchestral score infused with local sounds.
They need no introduction Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the two games included in Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves compilation. The two adventures, the first with Nathan Drake at the end of his career as a treasure hunter and the second starring Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross in the footsteps of Ganesh’s Golden Fang in India, exhibit a technical sector on PlayStation 5 state-of-the-art, supported by lightning-fast loading, three-dimensional audio and the advanced features of Dualsense. There are three graphics modes available: Fidelity (4K at 60fps), Performance (1440p at 60fps) and Performance+ (1080p at 120fps on compatible panels).
Ghostwire Tokyo concludes the year of exclusivity for PlayStation 5 as best it can, that is, indulging itself at no additional cost to all Extra and Premium subscribers. Developed by Tango Gameworks, it is a first-person action-adventure game set in a Tokyo threatened by forces from another world.
As the inhabitants of the Japanese metropolis are kidnapped, the protagonist strikes a pact with a ghostly entity by learning to unleash a lethal combination of elemental powers and ghost-hunting abilities. You will know more by reading our review of Ghostwire Tokyo.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is instead a mythological open world action RPG that sees Fenyx embark on a mission to save the gods of Ancient Greece. The resulting adventure is studded with mythological monsters such as Medusa, the Cyclops and the Minotaur, tons of equipment and weapons to customize the protagonist and environmental puzzles well placed in the context of the huge open world. Enjoy the Immortals Fenyx Rising review.
Ubisoft also contributes to the March line-up with Rainbow Six Extraction, a PvE cooperative tactical shooter for 1-3 players starring Elite Operators from the Rainbow Six universe. Their task is to defeat an alien race known as the Archaens by relying on a spirit of cooperation and a tactical approach. There are no better weapons in the dangerous containment zones.
After Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm, both arrived last January, the saga can now be defined as complete thanks to the addition of Life is Strange 2 and Life is Strange: True Colors.
With Life is Strange 2, the guys from Dontnod analyze adolescent problems infusing them with supernatural themes that act as the engine of events. The story, unrelated to the previous one and divided into five episodes, tells of Sean and Daniel Diaz, two brothers forced to run away from home after a tragic accident. As in the other chapters of the series, the choices affect the future of the protagonists and the lives of the people they meet.
Developed by Deck Nine Games, the same as Before the Storm, True Colors instead tells of Alex Chen, a twenty-one year old capable of perceiving, controlling and internalizing the feelings of others. After spending a long time between centers of foster care systems, she returns to the small town of Haven Springs in search of where she came from. Putting aside imminent apocalypses and resounding superpowers, True Colors tells an intimate and delicate story, delving into universal themes such as forgiveness and the importance of forgiving yourself
While waiting for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4, which who knows when will see the light, fans of Akira Toriyama’s works can while away the wait with the excellent Dragon Ball Z Kakarot.
Developed by CyberConnect2, it is an action RPG that allows you to relive the entire Z series as Goku. From Raditz’s appearance until Buu’s defeat, over the course of about thirty hours of play Kakarot faithfully retraces all the sagas – except for the non-canonical ones – enriching everything with various unpublished scenes. The game world is not exactly open world, but it is full of side missions and can be traveled in total freedom. The combat system, for its part, sacrifices technicalities on the altar of spectacularity. Dragon Ball Z Kakarot review is one click away.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is also perfect for killing time, in this case the one for Street Fighter 6 due out in June. Definitive edition of the fifth episode of the series, it includes all the wrestlers, gameplay refinements and over 2000 additional content launched by Capcom over the years. Those who have never played it can expect a rich Story Mode, an Arcade Mode, a solid multiplayer sector and a combat system that recovers the EX Gauge of the third chapter and introduces the V-Gauge, a bar that allows you to use powerful V-Trigger skills and V-Reversal counterattacks.
Those looking for something wacky and peculiar should definitely download Untitlet Goose Game, a slapstick, sandbox and stealth game starring a mischievous goose who does mischief around a village. Her actions provoke consistent and surprising reactions, generating an inexhaustible amount of laughter and hilarious scenes, even in co-op mode.
Born on PSP and later converted to PlayStation 4, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a spin-off of the series set in the world of Orience, where a ruthless war between nations threatens to decimate the entire continent.
The story, painful and violent, is only rarely softened by short comic interludes. With fourteen playable characters, each characterized by a peculiar weapon, Type-0 HD amazes thanks to a hyperkinetic and particularly action-oriented combat system. It betrays its portable nature, but it’s certainly a great game, as we saw in our review of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.
Madness is at the heart of RAGE 2, an open world first-person shooter created in collaboration between Avalanche Studios (Just Cause) and id Software (DOOM). An explosive mix between the two schools of thought, it is set in a post-apocalyptic world where an asteroid has annihilated 80% of the earth’s population. The gunplay, violent and exaggerated as id Software commands, contrasts with an open world structure full of activities to do and places to explore.
NEO: The World Ends with You is an action RPG set in the streets of Tokyo, where Rindo, the protagonist, is called to participate in the “Demon Game”, a deadly battle for survival.
Developed by Square Enix’s Business Unit I, it offers a careful recreation of modern Shibuya using a unique comic-inspired style. The combat system, based on customization and timing, is explored in detail in our review of NEO: The World Ends with You.
Finally, Haven is a story of love and freedom that tells of Yu and Kai, two lovers who, in order to be together, decide to flee to a forgotten planet, leaving everything they knew behind. In this place they are forced to find everything necessary for survival, also facing hostile creatures with a particular combat system that combines the turn-based structure typical of JRPGs and the timing of western-style QTEs.
The new classics PlayStation Plus Premium
• Ridge Racer Type 4 | PS1
• Ape Academy 2 | PSP
• Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror | PSP
The first classic of March, Ridge Racer Type 4, comes from the dawn of PlayStation history, more precisely from 1998. Published exclusively in the home version (unlike its predecessors that also arrived in arcades), it boasts a fiercely arcade driving system with a strong emphasis on the powersliding technique, which involves sudden accelerations in tight bends to oversteer the cars (all imaginary). Fans of gaming history will be happy to know that R4 was the first PlayStation game to feature polygon shading.
From the portable era of the PSP comes Siphon Filter: Dark Mirror, a third-person stealth shooter that sees Gabe Logan back in action for the fourth time to neutralize the Black Mirror, a project of the Red Section paramilitary group that threatens world security.
The special agent is called upon to infiltrate, scout and act decisively, for the first time ever using actions such as the ability to hide behind walls and shoot around corners.
Also coming from PSP is Ape Academy 2, sequel to Ape Escape Academy, itself a spin-off of Ape Escape. Like its predecessor, it is inspired by a collectible card game to offer a collection of mini-games of increasing difficulty, in which to compete for victory against other monkeys and tough bosses.
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