One of the most critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 games makes the jump to the new generation this week as The Last of Us Remastered launches for the PlayStation 4, leading the charge for this week’s latest batch of content arriving on Sony’s family of consoles through retail and the PlayStation Network.
When we last saw Joel and Ellie, they were struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic America where a killer fungus has turned the vast majority of the population into carnivorous monsters. Their plight hasn’t gotten any better in the PlayStation 4’s The Last of Us Remastered, but at least the cast and environments have never looked better as Naughty Dog presents the game with a fresh coat of ultra-HD paint. This latest version of the game also includes the “Left Behind” story-driven DLC, as well as extra multiplayer maps.
The Last of Us Remastered arrives on the PS4 this week for retail or digital download.
Also arriving on the PlayStation 4 this week is the PSN title Pure Pool. Coming from the makers of Hustle Kings, Pure Pool takes the game of billiards into the next generation with all sorts of lovely visual and physics upgrades.
PlayStation fans from the old days have a little something-something to be jazzed about this week with the PlayStation Classics launch of All-Star Slammin’ D-Ball, which sounds like a pretty good insult to sling at someone, now that I think about it. Experience some sweet dodgeball action in this PSOne title, arriving digitally for PS3.
The Ratchet & Clank Collection finally arrives on the Vita this week (Stay tuned for the movie!), including all three of the original PlayStation 2 games from the series in one tidy package. It will be joined by Treasures of Montazuma: Arena, which turns the classic match-three gameplay of the series on its ear to be incorporated in a battle system that sees the player taking on legendary warriors.
WRC 4: FIA World Rally Championship hits the PS3 and Vita as a digital title this week, giving driving fans yet another opportunity to take their passion to the virtual tracks.
“Show off your style and win the season,” reads the rundown on the PlayStation Blog. “[WRC 4 offers] a simulation unrivalled for its realism with an incredibly authentic and immersive career mode, as well as an online multiplayer mode for up to 16 players. 65 cars, 78 stages, 13 countries, and all weather conditions.”
Finally, Rogue Legacy kicks off the Play 2014 series this week as a cross-buy title for all three PlayStation consoles. Adventure into the castle, defeat monsters, die horribly and pass on your loot to your kids!