New PlayStation Releases: December 3rd – December 7th

By Sam Quirke, 16 days ago
We're into December, traditionally a time when game releases start slowing down a little. But this week sees quite a few interesting titles hit the stores, including Just Cause 4, two Persona dancing games, the popular underwater survival game Subnautica and the long-awaited PUBG. Here are all the games coming out this week.

GODS Remastered

GODS Remastered Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 4th
Join the nameless warrior on a dangerous journey through four worlds to defeat the Great Guardians who have stolen the homes of the gods. As a reward you will receive immortality and a place in the eternal hall of fame…
Experience the 2D-action classic Gods by the legendary Bitmap Brothers in a new look! Exciting levels full of monsters and puzzles await you, which you can play either in the original pixel graphics or in a modern 3D mode with an extensive new soundtrack.

Features:
Explore 12 levels based on the original level design full of monsters, puzzles and secrets
Defeat the four Great Guardians to join the Gods as an equal
Collect or buy different weapons and extras to master the challenge
Switch between classic pixel and modern 3D graphics at the push of a button
Unlock the speedrun mode and compete against other players around the world
Experience this true-to-original reworked classic for the first time with improved controls and frame rate, with save points and an extensive soundtrack.
GODS Remastered

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 4th
Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.

Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
Thronebreaker

Subnautica

Subnautica Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 4th
Subnautica is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean planet. A massive, open world full of wonder and peril awaits you!

You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down. Subnautica's oceans range from sun drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. Manage your oxygen supply as you explore kelp forests, plateaus, reefs, and winding cave systems. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

After crash landing in your Life Pod, the clock is ticking to find water, food, and to develop the equipment you need to explore. Collect resources from the ocean around you. Craft diving gear, lights, habitat modules, and submersibles. Venture deeper and further form to find rarer resources, allowing you to craft more advanced items.

Build bases on the sea floor. Choose layouts and components, and manage hull-integrity as depth and pressure increase. Use your base to store resources, park vehicles, and replenish oxygen supplies as you explore the vast ocean.

What happened to this planet? Signs abound that something is not right. What caused you to crash? What is infecting the sea life? Who built the mysterious structures scattered around the ocean? Can you find a way to make it off the planet alive?

The ocean teems with life: Use the ecosystem to help you. Lure and distract a threatening creature with a fresh fish, or simply swim as fast as you can to avoid gnashing jaws of roaming predators.

Build a Pressure Re-Active Waterproof Nanosuit, or PRAWN Suit, and explore extreme depth and heat. Modify the suit with mining drills, torpedo launchers, propulsion cannons, grappling hooks and more.

As the sun goes down, the predators come out. The ocean is unforgiving of those caught unprepared in the darkness. Areas that are safe to explore during the day become treacherous at night, but also reveal a beauty that those who hide from the darkness will never see.

Cave systems wind below the sea bed, from dark claustrophobic passages to caverns lit by bio-luminescent life and burning-hot lava flows. Explore the world below the ocean floor, but watch your oxygen levels, and take care to avoid the threats lurking in the darkness.
Subnautica

Override: Mech City Brawl

Override: Mech City Brawl Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 4th
No gears, no glory! Control gigantic robots and duke it out across fantastic cityscapes in this 3D mech-based brawler! Epic and explosive battles await with distinctive mechs in local and online versus mode, party co-op with two to four players, and a single-player campaign.

Pilot a diverse roster of epic, skyscraper-sized mechs, each with their own play style, special moves, and finishers. Tower over your opponents and lay waste to entire cities underfoot. Destroy 3D arenas modeled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico. Challenge other players, gathering two to four friends to engage in dynamic co-op where each player is responsible for one part of a towering mech! Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style!
Override: Mech City Brawl

Arca's Path VR

Arca's Path VR Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 4th
Tricked by a wicked android witch, you must seek a path home and escape the simulated world of Arca. Fully integrated across all major VR platforms, with intuitive hands-free gameplay, Arca’s Path is an atmospheric VR gaming experience.

A Dark Fairytale – Enter the simulated world of Arca and unlock the truth, in a truly immersive VR gaming experience.

Challenging Physics-based Gameplay– Find your path through 25 levels of stunning crystalline landscapes.

Hands-free Control – Head tracking VR technology uses your gaze to intuitively lead the character’s sphere with skill and precision.

Ambient Soundtrack – Experience the chilled experimental electro music of Ninja Tunes artist, Raffertie.
Arca's Path VR

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 4th
Land, loot and outwit your opponents to become the last player left standing in a thrilling game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.
PUBG

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Trophies: 36 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 4th
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy.

Explore a post-human Earth where mankind has been eradicated by climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics. Will your team of mutants survive the Zone?

• TACTICAL STRATEGY EVOLVED
Jump between real-time exploration and a deep, tactical combat system at will.

• EXPLORE A POST-HUMAN EARTH
Journey through a world of abandoned cities and an overgrown countryside as you unravel the story of what happened to our world.

• CONTROL A TEAM OF MUTANTS
Talking animals and other mutants – these aren't your typical heroes!

• MASTER THE STEALTHY APPROACH
Real-time stealth allows you to sneak into enemy camps set up ambushes.

• UNLOCK MUTATIONS
Shape your characters by giving them unique mutations such as Stoneskin, Moth Wings, Hog Rush or Corpse Eater.

• DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS
Stay out of floodlights, hide from line of sight, or just blast down walls and create havoc!
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 Trophies: 34 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 4th
Welcome to Solís, a huge South American world home of conflict, oppression and extreme weather conditions. Just Cause 4 sees rogue agent Rico Rodriguez land in Solís to hunt down the truth about his past, at any cost. Strap into your wingsuit, equip your fully customizable grappling hook, and get ready to bring the thunder!
Just Cause 4

Super Life of Pixel (Vita)

Super Life of Pixel (Vita) Trophies: 49 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 4th
Life of Pixel is an epic platform adventure game, with amazing gameplay, fun characters, beautiful 8 & 16-bit aesthetics and a lot of heart.Life of Pixel is a retro delicacy dedicated to the brilliance of classic gaming machines and ground-breaking game favourites. You play as Pixel, the inquisitive little green hero on a quest to explore where pixels began life. Follow his journey through video game history!With over 100 fun packed levels of platforming goodness! Chock-full of tricks & traps, double jump challenges, gravity inversion, special power-ups and loads of different enemies.
Super Life of Pixel

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Trophies: 33 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 4th
A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure! Enjoy a colorful action-adventure game made alongside Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Trophies: 42 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 4th
In Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES) and the Phantom Thieves are each whisked away to a secret room, known only as Club Velvet. Upon awakening, each group finds themselves face-to-face with enigmatic Velvet Room residents and are forced to perform at a mysterious dance party, unaware of what lies ahead of them.
Persona 3 Dancing in Moonlight

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Trophies: 42 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 4th
In Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES) and the Phantom Thieves are each whisked away to a secret room, known only as Club Velvet. Upon awakening, each group finds themselves face-to-face with enigmatic Velvet Room residents and are forced to perform at a mysterious dance party, unaware of what lies ahead of them.
Persona 5 Dancing in Starlight

The Last Remnant Remastered

The Last Remnant Remastered Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 6th
The world was at peace...or so it seemed. Who was to know such darkness lay in wait? The powers of the Remnants slowly began to change the world's balance. A rift slowly formed between those who ruled and those who obeyed. This was the dawning of a new era — an era of countless frays that would be brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power. A thousand years later, the journey of one young man begins.
The Last Remnant

Battle Princess Madelyn

Battle Princess Madelyn Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: December 6th
Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy.

Fast paced classic arcade action and adventure elements of classic console games from the golden age of console gaming

Amazingly detailed hand drawn pixel art brought to life by the magical lighting of the Unity Engine

Collectibles hidden throughout the stages for extra rewards, and additional hidden stages!

10 levels, each of which include up to 5 stages – including 1 or 2 branching hidden stages!

Fully re-playable stages at any point – if you’ve unlocked it, you can play it as much as you want!

Ghostly dog companion: Fritzy, gains powers as you progress through the game

Original story written by a professional children’s author!
Battle Princess Madelyn

Jagged Alliance: Rage!

Jagged Alliance: Rage! Trophies: 34 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 6th
Jagged Alliance is back – With a new take on turn-based tactics, adventure elements and the well-known quirky mercenaries!

Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!

This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.

Constantly on the brink of breakdown, faced with dehydration and no support from home, you lead a team of seasoned mercenaries against vastly outnumbering armed forces.

Use tactical brilliance and guerilla tactics to destroy their structures and strengthen the island’s population to take back what is rightfully theirs.

Do you have what it takes to rise to old glory?
Jagged Alliance

Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek

Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek Trophies: 18 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 7th
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek is the exciting prequel to the stealth horror hit. Find out what happens right before the events of the main game.
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade Episode One — Hunted

Legacy of the First Blade trophies: 5 DLC trophies
The first major post-launch story arc for Assassin's Creed Odyssey begins on December 4, when the first episode of Legacy of the First Blade arrives on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Titled Hunted, the episode continues the odyssey of Alexios or Kassandra by introducing Darius, the first recorded wielder of a Hidden Blade and legendary assassin of the Persian king Xerxes.

Adding new abilities to unlock and gear to earn, Legacy of the First Blade delves into the earliest beginnings of the Assassin Brotherhood, and will be followed by two more episodes, Shadow Heritage and Bloodline, in early 2019.
Legacy of the First Blade
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.