Category Archives: PlayStation 4

Release] Meridiem Games Announces Special Boxed Edition of Dystopian Point-and-Click Game ENCODYA for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch

Meridiem Games is thrilled to announce that the Bladerunner-meets-Full Throttle point-and-click adventure game, ENCODYA will be released as a special boxed edition for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in autumn 2022 through European specialist stores. Developed by Chaosmonger Studio and published by Assemble Entertainment, ENCODYA transports players to the dystopian near-future of Neo-Berlin, where a young orphan girl named Tina teams up with a hulking mass of metal and wiring named SAM-53 to bring light and happiness back to the hellish cyberpunk landscape of 2062.

Using their vast experience, Meridiem Games will be responsible for creating, manufacturing and distributing the special boxed edition of ENCODYA for sale in European specialist stores. Details of the beautiful special edition boxed content will be revealed soon! 

ENCODYA puts you in the role of Tina, an orphan with nothing to call her own. Her guardian, a large and lumbering robot named SAM-53, is her only safety and protection from a grim world full of greed and brutal poverty. Controlled by tyrannical corporations, Tina and SAM must make the best of their circumstances in order to set out on an adventure to turn their cyberpunk dystopia into a lively utopia once more. Without knowing what danger lurks behind the next corner, Tina will rely on her wit and SAM’s metal muscle to leave a life of homelessness and scavenging behind her. 

More information on the European special boxed edition of ENCODYA will be released soon, stay tuned for more details. Check out the official ENCODYA website here

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Forever Entertainment and Microids are delighted to announce the release of The House of the Dead: Remake Limidead Edition this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Developed by MegaPixel Studio, The House of the Dead: Remake offers players around the world the joy to discover or rediscover this timeless arcade classic from SEGA!

Limidead edition content:

  • Copy of the game The House of the Dead: Remake
  • An exclusive box with lenticular
  • Two character stands
  • Sticker sheet

About The House of the Dead Remake

Shoot creatures like in the 90’s with the remake of this cult arcade shooting game!

Renowned biochemist and geneticist, Dr Roy Curien is obsessed by his lifetime project of discovering the nature of life and death. When he finally succeeds, it’s time for his former colleague Sophie Richards to ask for the help of her friends at AMS; Thomas Rogan and agent G. Their mission is simple, end the doctor’s macabre project and save all the employees of the lab. Play solo or with a friend and shoot hordes of undeads and nightmare creatures in this fantastically gory and shameless arcade shooter!

  • A state of the art remake with upgraded graphics, audio and new game modes for this arcade hit released in 1997!
  • Nonstop action!
  • Unlock the full monster encyclopedia to learn about them and their weaknesses.

All-New PlayStation Plus Game Subscription Service From Sony Interactive Entertainment Launches in North and South America Today

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced today the launch of its all-new PlayStation®Plus game subscription service in North and South America, providing more flexibility and value for gaming fans. The newly enhanced PlayStation Plus offers a compelling, high-quality game catalog* across a diverse content portfolio. With the all-new PlayStation Plus, players can discover and engage with more content than ever before and deepen their connection with the PlayStation community through shared experiences. Today’s launch in the Americas will be followed by Europe and Australia in late June, completing the global roll-out that started in Asia in late May.

“The global launch of the all-new PlayStation Plus represents a massive evolution of our game subscription service offering, and we are pleased that fans worldwide can now enjoy hundreds of fantastic games available in the PlayStation Plus catalog,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment. “The high caliber of content is what sets PlayStation Plus apart, and the service will continue to grow with new monthly game offerings that include some of the most celebrated titles on PlayStation platforms. We are truly grateful for the passionate support of our PlayStation community over the years.”

Below are the benefit options of the all-new PlayStation Plus.

PlayStation Plus Essential

  • Benefits:
    • Provides the same benefits that PlayStation Plus members are getting today, such as PS4 and PS5 monthly games, online multiplayer access, exclusive discounts, cloud storage and more. There are no changes for existing PlayStation Plus members in this plan and pricing remains the same.
  • Price
    • United States: $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
    • Europe: €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom: £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly

PlayStation Plus Extra

  • Benefits:
    • Provides all the benefits from the Essential plan and adds a catalog of up to 400* of the most enjoyable PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®5 (PS5™) games – including blockbuster hits from our PlayStation Studios catalog and third-party partners. Games in the Extra plan are downloadable for play.
  • Price:
    • United States: $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
    • Europe: €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom: £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly

PlayStation Plus Premium**

  • Benefits:
    • Provides all the benefits from Essential and Extra plans and adds up to 340* additional games, including:
      • PlayStation®3 games available via cloud streaming***
      • A catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation®, PlayStation®2 (PS2™), and PlayStation®Portable (PSP™) generation.
    • Adds cloud streaming access*** for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games.
    • Time-limited game trials is also offered in this plan, so customers can try select games before they buy.
  • Price:
    • United States: $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
    • Europe: €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom: £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly

The new PlayStation Plus game catalog will include breathtaking titles from dozens of talented studios across the globe, including PlayStation Studios developers such as Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, and Sucker Punch, and third-party partners such as Rockstar Games, Square Enix, WB Games and more. At launch, the PlayStation Plus game catalog will include titles such as Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, NBA 2K22, and Red Dead Redemption 2. The hundreds of games available in the PlayStation Plus games catalog will continue to refresh and evolve over time, so there is always something new for gamers to play.

Classic games coming to PlayStation Plus include beloved hits such as Ape Escape, Syphon Filter and Tekken 2. Some of these classic games will show improved frame rates and higher quality resolution than its original launch versions. Additionally, select games from the original PlayStation and PSP generation will include a new user experience with menus that allow players to save their game at any time, or even rewind the game to replay a specific section.

At each regional launch, the current cloud-based subscription game service, PlayStation®Now, will transition into the new PlayStation Plus service. As a result, current customers will migrate over to PlayStation Plus Premium with cloud streaming access until their current subscription expires – with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch. Additionally, 11 markets*** in Eastern Europe will launch with cloud streaming access in June, for a total of 30 markets with cloud streaming access.

Currently live in select Asia markets, including Japan, this all-new PlayStation Plus builds upon more than 25 years of SIE’s expertise in gaming innovation and strong legacy in network services. PlayStation Plus initially launched in 2010 and was the first console membership service to provide a regular refreshed library of monthly games. PlayStation Now launched in 2014 and was the first game console subscription streaming service. With the newly enhanced PlayStation Plus, SIE is taking game subscription services to the next level by delivering even greater value to gamers.

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Dying Light Grand Finale: Techland Closes 7 Years of Support with New ‘Definitive Edition’ June 9

Dying Light has been a fantastic journey and we are grateful to the community for supporting the game with us during these last 7 years. However, we also understand the sheer number of updates and DLCs released for our game might be daunting for new and returning players. We don’t want you to miss out on any part of the full Dying Light experience.

That’s why we are proud to introduce Dying Light: Definitive Edition! This ultimate edition will premiere on June 9 for a massive discount of up to 70% off!

Dying Light: Definitive Edition will be available on all platforms as a digital release. The Nintendo Switch version will release at a later date as both a digital and retail release.

The Definitive Edition consists of the base game and all 26 DLCs (including skin bundles and expansion packs). It’s the best way to experience the amount of content and love we have poured into this game over 7 long years.

That’s not all! We couldn’t be happier with the awesome community that fully embraced their experience in the city of Harran and kept motivating us to aim ever higher. To thank you for allowing us to spend all these great years with Dying Light, we would like to present everyone with a free DLC – Harran Tactical Unit Bundle for a limited time—2 weeks after the Definitive Edition’s premiere. This offer will be available on Steam, the Epic Games Store, GOG, the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store on Xbox.

If you already own the Platinum Edition of the game, you will be automatically upgraded to Definitive Edition for free! You will be able to enjoy 5 new bundles at no additional cost.

Join Aurora in her journey to find her missing father in a side-scroller shooter for PlayStation 4 and Steam

Sony Interactive Entertainment España (SIE España), Gammera Nest and The Not So Great Team announce that the side scroller Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey has reached gold phase, and will be released later in 2022 on PlayStation 4 and Steam. Players can already wishlist the game on both platforms and will also have the chance to play the game’s demo on the Steam Next Fest, that will be held on June 13-20. You can watch the game’s first trailer below.

The year is 1927, Aurora Aylesworth is a young astronomer that lives with Lackey, a member of a robotic race of alien creatures known as the Robotos, who arrived on Earth 19 years ago. But everything changes when, one day, Aurora receives a mysterious note with information about her missing father, who disappeared four years ago while researching Eureka, the Roboto spaceship. Aurora will set on a journey following the clues her dad left in an old journey with the help of Lackey.


  • Travel around the world with Aurora and Lackey in a side scroller adventure with shooter and platforming elements
  • Investigate the whereabouts of Aurora’s father by talking to friends and strangers and unravel the mystery of Eureka
  • Use devices and gadgets designed by Aurora’s friend, professor Rachmaninoff, that will help her along the way while facing countless enemies and other dangers

Stray Launching on July 19, 2022

Today at the Sony State of Play, publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer BlueTwelve Studio announced that Stray, a third-person cat adventure game, will launch on July 19, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.

In Stray, players take the role of a stray cat who must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity amidst the detailed neon-lit alleys and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly. Along the way, the cat befriends a small flying drone, known only as B12. With the help of this newfound companion, the duo must find a way out.

For all the latest updates on the game, follow Annapurna Interactive and BlueTwelve Studio on Twitter.

RiffTrax: The Game Review – PlayStation 4

About a year ago, Wide Right Interactive released the party game What the Dub?!, which was widely referred to as the videogame version of the classic television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K).  For those who don’t know MST3K, the show that ran from 1988 – 1999, featured three hosts wisecracking an endless string of jokes overtop old B-movie dialog. I cannot claim to be a huge fan of MST3K back in the 1990’s – most likely because I was in college for the better part of that decade and wasn’t about to swap beer money for cable TV – but if I happened to stop at a friend’s house and MST3K was playing, I would often find myself enjoying an episode or two.

What the Dub?! was released in April of 2021 and allowed gamers to play a little MST3K of their own.  The gameplay consisted of the playing of a snippet of a particularly awkward/cringey scene from a B-movie with a portion of the dialog muted, and a roomful of gamers would be encouraged to come up with a funny quip or quote for the character to say during the muted section.  Each player or team could interact with the screen via a personal phone or tablet browser using the 4-digit room code generated at the beginning of the game.  The responses would then be played one by one with the text converted to surprising-authentic sounding speech, with the players/teams blind voting for the best responses.

Just a little over a year later, Wide Right Interactive is back at it with the follow-up to What the Dub?! titled Rifftrax: The Game.  Again, I have to admit that while the Rifftrax name and logo looked and sounded familiar, I had no idea what it was referring to – so I did a quick internet search and lo and behold Rifftrax is the online subscription-based on-demand incarnation of MST3K. It seems Wide Right Interactive joined forces with the very folks who influenced their original game to come up with the new and improved version we have with Rifftrax: The Game. This official MST3K licensing definitely lends credit to a game that was initially considered a somewhat of a conceptual rip-off.

Rifftrax: The Game plays exactly like its predecessor, What the Dub?! – with the gameplay broadcast on the console screen, players join in using a personal phone or tablet to enter the game code into their browser.  The admin can select the number of rounds, the maximum time for writing or selecting a “riff” to go with each scene, and the maximum voting time at the end of each round.  Once in the game, a short scene is played with a muted section rife for a riffing, and the gamers either type in a custom response (Write a Riff mode) or select from a list of six “professionally written” riffs that were randomly assigned to each player at the start of the game (Pick a Riff mode).

After all riffs are entered, the game replays the scene multiple times, inserting each player’s riff via text-to-speech, including any selected sound effects.  At the end of each round, players vote on which riff they thought was the most entertaining.

If Rifftrax: The Game sounds fun to you, then I can say you’ll really enjoy it, and you certainly can play single-player just for fun, but to get the maximum entertainment value really requires a large group of people – like the six (6) allowed to play simultaneously, either in-room or online with an active PlayStation Plus membership, as well as 12 additional audience members.  Rifftrax includes cross-play and voice chat to really make things fun when the party is going to be purely online.

The Write a Riff mode is pretty straightforward and as I mentioned earlier, I was quite pleased with how authentic the text-to-speech comes across when reading typed answers.  Of course, I had to throw a few curse words for research purposes, and the game delivered them straight-up with no caption censorship or verbal bleeping.  I did find that you have to mess with commas and periods to add natural pauses to the cadence, as sometimes the speech came out a bit robotic in flow.

The Pick a Riff mode is really quite interesting, as it assigns each player with six pre-written riffs at the beginning of each game.  With each round, once a riff is selected and used, it is replaced with a new riff.  Once and only once during a game, a player can reshuffle the riffs to get six new riffs from which to choose.  Much like Cards for Humanity, the riffs at hand often have nothing to do with the scene presented, leaving gamers up to making interesting decisions on how best use their riffs.  Thankfully, unlike Cards for Humanity, Rifftrax: The Game’s riffs are all fairly family friendly, so the gamer won’t be left having to decide how to tastefully lay out Harry Potter’s sexual proclivities with aquatic animals and the resulting STD’s that might ensue.  Of course, they are free to do such in the Write a Riff mode, but that would be on their own conscience.

While it’s certainly not as fast-paced and engaging as some of the Jackbox titles, Rifftrax: The Game is every bit as clever, and party-gamers can hardly go wrong with the mere $10 sticker price, especially given the ability to play online with up to 18 others.

Sifu’s PS5 and PS4 retail editions are now available

Studio Sloclap and publisher Microids are pleased to announce that Sifu’s retail versions for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 (Vengeance Edition) as well as PC (Deluxe Edition) are now available. Following their multiplayer hit Absolver released in 2017, Sloclap’s second game Sifu is an artful and true-to-combat Kung Fu game exploring themes of revenge and redemption!

The Vengeance Edition includes:

  • An exclusive SteelBook® case
  • Sifu’s standard edition for PlayStation®5 or PlayStation®4
  • ‘The Art of Sifu’ artbook
  • The original game score (digital)
  • 3 lithographs

>PC players can also purchase the retail Deluxe Edition*. It includes 3 lithographs, as well as a download code that gives access to the game’s PC (Epic Games Store) version, ‘The Art of Sifu’ digital artbook and the digital soundtrack.

*Retail PC Deluxe Edition available at select retailers. Check your local retailers for availability in your territory.

About Sifu

Featuring the gripping intensity of classic Kung Fu films with realistic and raw combat, Sifu tells the story of a young Kung Fu student who has spent their life training for a day of reckoning after the brutal murder of their entire family by a mysterious assassination squad.

Sifu’s unique gameplay sits in the crossroads of two established and popular genres, mashing the intensity and timeless thrill of beat’em up with the gripping design of 3D action games. Set against a detailed backdrop of a fictional Chinese city, you will uncover an ancient mystery via a series of difficult confrontations that will test your skills to their limit! To overcome the odds that are heavily stacked against you, you’ll need to rely on your mastery of Kung Fu and on a magical pendant that will revive you after death. The cost of magic is dear, however, and you will age significantly every time you come back to life. Time is the price you will pay for your revenge.

The game’s exquisitely hand-drawn art style pays tribute to Kung Fu film classics where themes of revenge and redemption are timeless tales, all perfectly blending with Sloclap’s martial arts gameplay expertise.  Sifu offers a unique approach to martial arts and its themes, making this game a true initiatory journey.

‘Slaycation Paradise’ Reveals Physical Retail Version

Merge Games and developer Affordable Acquisition are pleased to reveal that upcoming inter-dimensional twin-stick shooter, Slaycation Paradise, will be available in a physical retail version for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

Time for a getaway? Our expert team of travel agents nestled deep in the heart of the galaxy are ready and waiting to warp you away to the alternate Earth action scenario of a lifetime. Explore beautiful and chaotic holiday destinations with an all inclusive arsenal of bizarre and brutal weapons for that fully loaded firepower feeling! Kick back and slay all your worries away with Slaycation Paradise!


  • Twinstick shooting & Tower Defense! – Taking the best of each genre to create an engaging and addictive gameplay loop where hordes of bloodthirsty enemies are waiting to welcome you to the party!
  • Apocalypse a-plenty! – Discover alternate Earths all going through crazy End-of-Days type scenarios perfectly designed for the best in family vacation entertainment.
  • Weird & Wonderful Weapons! – Enjoy an apocalypse-proof weapon selection from the classic pump shotgun and flamethrower, to the weird and wonderful cat-launcher, magic wands and many more.
  • Tailor your very own Tower Defense set-up – Free to all visitors is the simply swell Construction Assembly Turret (C.A.T. kit), providing custom defense structures anywhere you like. Perfect for all your defensive needs against those pesky zombie hordes! Your C.A.T. kit will provide you and your loved ones with a heightened level of security and ensure you enjoy every moment of your stay at the end of days.
  • Earn Slaycation Club Member’s Rewards – We like to give back to our members here at Slaycation Paradise. While touring with us, you’ll earn Slaycation Club Rewards, allowing you to unlock crazy new weapons and wonderful upgrade perks. Only the best will do for our valued customers!