There are going to be numerous releases in the world of PlayStation this year, and so we have included some of the most notable fantasy games to keep an eye out for.
Current Release Date: 27th August
Shenmue I and II were released for PlayStation last year and so fans are definitely ready for this next chapter. Experience Ryo’s quest to avenge his father and uncover the spiritual mystery behind the dragon and phoenix mirrors. With the second game ending on a cliff-hanger way back when, this isn’t a game that should be rushed as it could very well be many years before another chapter is released.
Current Release Date: 15th February
This tag team fighter game looks set to settle every ‘Who would win?’ disagreement within anime fandom this side of the millennium. Showcasing a roster of 24 character from ten different popular series, as well as a few original additions, it will fulfil all fanfic fantasies. You can tear it up across many 3D environments, both fictitious and based on real-world locations in 3v3 fights.
Current Release Date: 5th March
You won’t need to know much about Front Mission to appreciate Left Alive, which is set in the same mech-infested universe. Playing as three different characters, you must survive and escape the 2127 invasion of the war-torn city of Novo Slava. As a regular person trying to make it through the incident and help other survivors, you are acutely aware of the gap between man and machine and every confrontation is fraught.
Current Release Date: TBA
With its original release date in October being postponed, Code Vein is still awaiting a new release date, but it should definitely be sometime this year. This fang-tastic action is far more anime Dark Souls, or anime Bloodborne by way of God Eater, seeing as the director of several entries in that latter series is also directing this post-apocalyptic blood drive. As you may expect from the slew of comparisons, your wardrobe is cool but improbable fights must be thoroughly considered affairs, and death is close than you think.
Current Release Date: TBA
This is a mysterious game about humans in big knight suits fighting to reclaim souls from Gaia in a super-stylised setting. The game’s testament to the consistently high-quality of PlatinumGames’ combat mechanics are getting people excited and the half-sci-fi, half-high fantasy aesthetic is going to be a winner.
Catherine: Full Body
Current Release Date: 14th February
The nightmare returns in this expanded remaster bang on time for Valentine’s Day. While there are new storyline elements for both Katherine and Catherine, philandering Vincent can now acquaint himself with a new love interest, Rin. Gameplayers will still be pushing blocks in a bid to survive the night, though this too has new content for the re-release. Catherine: Full Body will leave you in a suitably supernatural spin.