PS4 Adds Yakuza, Windjammers, Life Is Strange, And Many More Games This Week

Check out what's in store this week.

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A bunch of new games are now available for PlayStation 4. This week sees some notable titles arrive on Sony's console, including Yakuza Kiwami, the fighting game Absolver, and many others.

Yakuza Kiwami is arguably the highest-profile release this week. The game is a remake of the first Yakuza title, which debuted on PS2 back in 2005. It features many improvements over the original, including upgraded visuals, re-recorded dialogue, and a hilarious new "Majima Everywhere" system that has the character pop up in unexpected moments throughout the game to challenge players. Critics have had good things to say about the remake; GameSpot reviewer Peter Brown called it the "perfect starting point for newcomers" in our Yakuza Kiwami review. It retails for $30/£30.

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Also out is Absolver, a unique fighting game that mixes elements of brawlers, RPGs, and even deck-building. The game puts players in the role of a Prospect, a fledgling warrior who must defeated the Marked Ones in combat in order to gain access to the Tower of Adal. What sets Absolver apart from other brawlers is its customizable battle system; players can learn new moves by battling enemies and use those to expand their fighting style. Critic Richard Wakeling said the game's "deep, nuanced combat always finds ways of enticing you back for one more fight" in GameSpot's Absolver review. The game runs for $30/£25.

Other notable releases include the classic frisbee game Windjammers (which is Cross-Buy with Vita); the Dynasty Warriors mash-up, Warriors All-Stars; the lighthearted golf game, Everybody's Golf; Resident Evil: Revelations; and Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition. Beyond those is the PS2 compilation Art of Fighting Anthology; while the elegiac Last Day of June; and the first episode of Life Is Strange prequel, Before the Storm. You can find the complete list of this week's releases below.

PlayStation 4 Releases This Week

August 29

  • Absolver
  • Dead Alliance
  • Everybody's Golf
  • Fishing Planet
  • Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan
  • The Metronomicon: Slay on the Dance Floor
  • Obduction
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • Redout
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder
  • Sneaky Bears (PSVR)
  • Spark (PSVR)
  • Still Time
  • Surf World Series
  • Warriors All-Stars
  • White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
  • Windjammers (Cross-Buy with Vita)
  • Yakuza Kiwami

August 30

  • Art of Fighting Anthology
  • X-Morph: Defense

August 31

  • Last Day of June
  • Life Is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 1
  • The Lost Bear (PSVR)

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runstalker

It's "Sparc" by the way, not Spark, for PSVR - and it's damn good!

Takes some practice to really start to develop good hit and shield tactics, but the motion tracking is GREAT.

Deceptively deep Tron disc-like competitive game that works very well in VR.

Also, the spectator mode is trippy. For both the spectators and the players.

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videogameninja

Wow, the new Life is Strange game is already out?! Even though its just the 1st episode for some reason I feel like it wouldn't be out for another few months. That is odd. Some would even say... strange.

-LIFE IS STRANGE NINJA APPROVED-

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Warlord_Irochi

Woah! Quite the week this one!

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Ravenlore_basic

Sony on a roll. Its all about the games.

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Midna

That's a lot of games.