New PlayStation Releases: January 14th – January 18th

By Sam Quirke, 9 months ago
Slim pickings this week with the only major release being ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown. There's a Grand Tour based driving game and a whole bunch of indie curios throughout the rest of the week.

The Grand Tour Game

The Grand Tour Game Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: January 15th
Ever wish you could get behind the wheel with Clarkson, Hammond, and May from The Grand Tour? Now it’s your turn! One moment you're watching the hosts attempt some questionable automotive antics… the next you're at the wheel yourself - same car, same location, same chance to make a massive mess of it.

The Grand Tour Game is an episodic racing game from Amazon Games based on the hit Prime Original series, The Grand Tour. Featuring seamless transitions from clips of the show to gameplay, plus original voice acting from the three hosts, The Grand Tour Game is infused with the show's trademark humour and irreverence.

New episodes of The Grand Tour Game will be released weekly during Season 3 of the show, capturing cars, challenges and iconic locations, including the show’s signature Eboladrome test track.

Now the fun doesn’t have to end when the show’s over—in fact, it’s just beginning.
Grand Tour

Smoke And Sacrifice

Smoke And Sacrifice Trophies: 35 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: January 15th
Smoke and Sacrifice is an open-world, narrative-driven RPG, where exploiting living ecosystems is the key to your survival. Craft, fight, survive and explore the huge open world in this beautifully hand-painted, gothic adventure where every character has their tale to tell.
Smoke and Sacrifice

Onimusha: Warlords

Onimusha: Warlords Trophies: 56 trophies, Platinum included
Release dates: January 15th, December 20th in Japan
Capcom’s riveting samurai adventure returns! This version includes the original game’s intense swordplay and dramatic revenge story, plus a host of enhancements. Improved controls allow players to move and fight with analog-stick precision. The crisp, high-definition visuals support 16:9 widescreen as well as the original 4:3 resolution display. A new soundtrack brings the feudal Japan setting to life with an air of authenticity and intrigue. Experience this enhanced version of the best-selling action-adventure classic!
Onimusha

Vane

Vane Trophies: 19 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: January 15th
In a ruined desert, a strange golden dust transforms a free-spirited bird into a determined young child, setting off a chain of events that will reshape the world itself.

Set out on an exploratory quest, transforming between bird and child, using both perspectives to unravel the land’s mysteries and create a path forward through the barren landscape. As you do so, the world reacts to your passage, evolving and building into something altogether different.

From the team at Friend & Foe Games, Vane is a stunning, emotional and unnerving experience. Developed with the conviction that players should find their own path through the world, the result is a minimalistic, stark environment that encourages exploration just to the edge of getting lost, set to an all-original brooding synth soundtrack.
Vane

Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?! Trophies: 64 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: January 15th
Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! is a whacky space exploration game where you manage your very own spaceship, craft hundreds of weapons, and explore the vastness of a veggie-filled universe.

Play as sisters Cassie and Fay as they scour dozens of planets in a dynamic universe for their beloved grandfather, Jiji! Follow them on their quest and experience an engaging and ever-changing storyline with a diverse cast of lovable, anthropomorphic vegetables, which include some familiar faces!

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! features tactical, turn-based combat and a variety of weird and wacky weapons, each with special effects that can be used to turn the tide in battle! Ever wanted to maul your enemies with a horde of kittens? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If you hated vegetables as a kid, this game is for you!

Manage your crew, time and resources to craft a spudload of weapons and create the ultimate juggernaut of mass destruction!
Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

YIIK (PS4 and Vita)

YIIK (Vita) Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: January 17th
In this surreal Japanese-style RPG, when a mystery woman vanishes from an elevator in front of his eyes, fresh graduate Alex assembles a squad of internet misfits to investigate her disappearance. Tackle turn-based battles with a novel blend of twitchy minigames, weird weapons and weirder enemies.
YIIK

ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown

ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown Trophies: Not yet revealed
Release date: January 18th
Become an ace pilot and soar through photorealistic skies with full 360 degree movement down enemy aircraft and experience the thrill of engaging in realistic sorties! Aerial combat has never looked or felt better!
ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN

Asdivine Hearts II

Asdivine Hearts II Trophies: 35 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: December 18th
Picking up two years after the events of their first adventure, Zack and friends find themselves off on another quest, but this time to save the parallel world of Archelio, which is on the verge of being frozen in ice.

With a convenient summary of the previous title included, players can jump right into Asdivine Hearts II without having played the first!

Utilizing a brand new team system, lead up to six characters into battle, and destroy onslaughts of powerful foes! See the amalgamation of years of RPG-crafting expertise and plug in jewels to boost character parameters as the beloved rubix makes its triumphant return.
Upgrade rare weapons to make one's own personal slayer of evil! Dispatch buddies to earn Guild Coins while the party works on their quest! Or simply equip their jewels to learn their skills!
asdivine

Kingdom Of Blades

Kingdom Of Blades Trophies: 12 trophies, no Platinum
Release date: January 17th
Play as a front-line warrior in the Three Kingdoms Period of China. With nothing to depend on but your swords and your courage, you must slash your way through hordes of enemies and face off against the most famous generals on your path to fame and glory.
Kingdom of Blades

Panda Hero

Panda Hero Trophies: 14 trophies, no Platinum
Release date: January 14th
Release the panda in you! Take on the role of the mighty panda and tread your path unerringly. Skilfully dodge your attackers and sweep aside any creatures standing in your way – attack!
Panda Hero

Planet RIX-13

Planet RIX-13 Trophies: 18 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: January 16th
Planet RIX-13 is a classic 2D adventure with pixel art graphics. You are the pilot of a spacecraft that is exploring worlds potentially suitable for life. After losing control of your ship and making an emergency landing, it quickly becomes clear that you are not the first person on this planet…
Planet Rix-13
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.