Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
Arcade 12 April 2016
The next installment in the very popular 3D platformer series, which has been initially developed for the PlayStation 2 console, and had given birth to one of the most popular and successful series for this particular gaming platform. Despite drawing major inspiration from its 2002 predecessor, the title is not just a simple remake but a complete reboot of the whole cycle. In the new game, we follow the struggles of the titular pair of heroes – a fox called Ratchet and his robot companion, Clank, as the two of the try to save the galaxy from the evil Drek. Our antagonist is actively trying to destroy the world and reuse the entirety of its matter to form a new planet for his race – the Blarg. The main characters are searching for the legendary superhero Captain Qwark, who is the only person believed to be able to stand up to the terrible foe. Ratchet & Clank is a standard 3D TPP platformer in which the gameplay revolves around traversing the world, fighting various enemies and collecting numerous mysterious findings.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
RPG 12 January 2017
A compilation of remastered games from the Kingdom Hearts jRPG series, known in the gaming world since 2001. Square Enix (formely Square) is responsible for the series from its beginning. The compilation contains a refreshed version of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage, and a collection of cutscenes divided into chapters from Kingdom Hearts X, entitled Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover. The gameplay focuses on swift, spectacular action scenes, and its base elements include exploration of a fantasy world, battling encountered enemies, and development of our hero. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue uses Unreal Engine 4 technology, which powers the third installment of the Kingdom Hearts series.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto (PS4)
Fighting 03 February 2017
A content-rich expansion for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, a fourth entry in the series developed by Cyberconnect 2. The plot of the expansion, called Road to Boruto, goes beyond the original manga and animated series, drawing from side entries such as Boruto: Naruto the Movie, a full-length animated movie, and the comic series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As a result, we can relive the events that took place after the conclusion of the Naruto Shippuden series, and take control of completely new characters, which are a part of the next generation of ninja warriors (many of them are the children of the well-known heroes). The expansion doesn’t change the game mechanics in any way, focusing on introducing a new storyline and previously unknown characters such as titular Boruto (son of Naruto) or Sarada (daughter of Sasuke and Sakura). Aside from that, the Hidden Leaf Village received new locations to explore.
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
A third main entry in the popular jRPG series, started in 2002 on PlayStation 2 console. The production, developed by Square-Enix, is a closing act of the story taking place in a unique fantasy universe, which combines the worlds of several movies and TV dramas created by Disney with the Final Fantasy series. The main characters are Sora, Riku, and Kairi from the previous games, along with well-known Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, or Goofy. We witness the final face-off between light and dark, the latter embodied by an organization named XIII, led by master Xehanort. While the visuals have been significantly enhanced, Kingdom Hearts III employs the mechanics and fighting system known from its predecessors. We observe the game’s world from third-person perspective, while during the real-time battles we can count on the support from our two allies, each with a unique set of skills.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (PS4)
RPG March 2017
A compilation of the first six installments of the Kingdom Hearts series created by Square Enix in cooperation with Disney. The bundle includes Kingdom Hearts FINAL MIX, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II FINAL MIX, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX, and feature remastered film cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. Each production boasts modernized graphics, numerous enhancements in their gameplay systems, additional film cutscenes, and bonus boss fights that were previously available online in Japanese editions of the listed titles. Moreover, all games in the bundle run at 60 frames-per-second.
LEGO Dimensions (PS4)
Arcade 27 September 2015
Next installment in a bestselling game series devoted to LEGO bricks and developed, as usual, by Traveller’s Tales studio. This title is Warner Bros'. response to the growing popularity of franchises like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This is the first game in the series that uses real LEGO minifigures, which are transferred into virtual word through a special port. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game is not much different from other titles in the series, still being a third-person action-adventure game. You play as various LEGO characters who have to stop evil Lord Vortech from annihilating humanity. The game is available for purchase in several editions devoted to different franchises. Starter pack includes figurines of Gandalf, Wyldstyle, Batman, and Batmobile. However, you can buy individual packs of characters featured in the Return to the Future franchise, LEGO Ninjago sets, DC Comics, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Disney Infinity 3.0 (PS4)
Arcade 28 August 2015
The third installment in a popular action-adventure game series for kids, set in an expansive universe of films and cartoons of The Walt Disney Company. As many as five game developers worked on this title: Avalanche Software, Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo, and United Front Games. In accordance with the tradition of the series, Disney Infinity 3.0 lets you synchronize collectible figurines with the game in order to unlock virtual characters. Upon doing so, you take part in various adventures in one of many Disney worlds. The third installment in the series introduces 5 new worlds coming from Star Wars, Marvel universe, and the animated picture Inside Out. Of course, there are also new heroes and an improved version of Toy Box with new multiplayer modes. Disney Infinity 3.0 retains the cartoonish artwork characteristic for the series. The game supports all figurines and power discs from previous editions.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (PS4)
Action 24 May 2016
A third-person action game with brawler elements and another digital adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The title was developed by Platinum Games, an experienced Japanese studio, in cooperation with Nickelodeon. The gameplay mechanics of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Manhattan combine elements known to all fans of the series: dynamic combat with spectacular combos, the possibility of switching between characters, a large dose of humor, and tons of pizza, with the latest standards in gaming, such as open-world environment with a myriad of primary and secondary quests, advanced combat system, or online features. The production offers an extensive single player story campaign as well as the possibility to join forces with others in an online cooperation mode for up to 4 players. The title’s visuals are generated by a fully three-dimensional graphics engine that employs cel shading, which gives the game a distinctive cartoonish appearance.
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure (PS4)
Arcade 03 November 2015
A classic 2.5D platformer, accompanying The Peanuts Movie, based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip - Peanuts - that was published from 1950 to 2000. Story-wise, the game is not connected to the comic or the 2015 movie, but it is similar to them in how it presents characters and environments. The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure lets you play as one of the key characters of the comic – Snoopy the dog. He is trying to find his master and friends, who are playing hide and seek. To this end, he needs to wander through fantastic lands existing in his imagination. On the way, the protagonist finds special outfits that give him numerous abilities useful for overcoming new obstacles. Moreover, the creators included co-op gameplay, in which the second player takes on the role of a small yellow bird called Woodstock.
Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (PS4)
Fighting 17 November 2015
It is a 3D action-packed brawler with arcade elements, set in the Kung Fu Panda universe depicted in the popular movies and TV series. The players take part in the Legendary Legends Tournament along with the best 20 kung fu warriors (along with four new characters that need to be unlocked). The competition involves three types of various arenas that move, change their shape, and challenge players with various special features.
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (PS4)
Action 08 November 2016
A side-scroll action game by independent French studio Magic Pockets, in which you play as the characters from popular cartoons by the Cartoon Network Channel. In the game, characters from such series as Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time team up to defeat the nefarious shard creatures and bring back peace to the world. You can play as six characters, each of them using distinct attack techniques and abilities. The gameplay is based on classic action arcade games, combining the elements of shooters, fighting games and platform games, and consists of traversing levels full of obstacles, eliminating enemies, and battling with more slightly more challenging bosses. Apart from the singleplayer mode, the game also features a co-op mode for up to 4 people.