It promises to be an extremely eclectic week on the PlayStation Network, with standalone adventure The Last of Us: Left Behind arriving on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 as a digital title. It’ll be joined by a bunch of indie games, as well as an arcade classic and yet another HD remaster of a couple of Final Fantasy games.
Those of you who have already played The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3 likely already experienced the prequel tale, Left Behind, the moment it was released. Just in case you missed out, or perhaps you want to see what The Last of Us is all about without forking over funds for the full game just yet, Left Behind is now being offered as a standalone title, releasing this Tuesday for both the PS3 and the PS4.
In the core game, you never learn too much about Ellie’s past. Left Behind narrows in on that very aspect of her life, giving brand new insight into her motivations and her relationship with the equally troubled Joel.
Also likely to provide an emotional punch on the PS4 this week is the indie adventure game, Toren. As we revealed last week, Toren tells the story of Moon Child, a young girl who is tasked with climbing a mysterious tower, filled with traps, puzzles and shifting landscapes.
If , however, you prefer things that go “vroom,” then you’ll be happy to know that this week’s PSN launch listing has Project Cars listed for arrival on the PS4, too. Taking racing to the next generation, expect loads of events spread across the world, as well as plenty of down-to-the-bolt cars tuned and ready for virtual drivers.
Also hitting the PS4 this week is Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. So, in case you didn’t play the games on their original platform, the PS2, and you didn’t already buy the HD remaster for the PS3 or Vita, now you can find out all about Tidus, Yuna and the rest of the gang on your PS4.
These games will also be joined by a number of smaller/indie titles this week, including Arcade Archives Double Dragon on the PS4 for fans of coin-op fisticuffs, ArcaniA: The Complete Tale for PS4, Breach and Clear for the Vita, and the vibrant action game, Color Guardians, as a cross buy game for the Vita and PS4.
But wait, there’s more! Lost Orbit and Nom Nom Galaxy promise out of this world antics on the PS4 this week, alongside the zany puzzle game, Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark…Yep, that’s the game’s real name.
Finally, a throwback to arcade classics, the twin-stick shooter Ultratron will test your twitch skills on all three PlayStation consoles as a cross buy title.
Look for all of that, as well as the usual dose of DLC, videos and the like, to hit the PlayStation Network Tuesday afternoon.