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This is, quite simply, the biggest week in gaming so far in 2014 for PlayStation consoles. That probably applies to all consoles this year, actually, with a bunch of AAA titles hitting physical and virtual store shelves all at once, alongside a couple of indie darlings and an HD remake RPG fans have been waiting forever to get their hands on.
Outlined on the PlayStation Blog, this week's heaping helping of content kicks off with Snake (Snake? Snaaaake!?) as the legendary super soldier returns to the field of battle in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The game's not even out yet and already it's generated quite a bit of buzz. For starters, it's a prequel to MGS V proper and, reportedly, will only take players a handful of hours to get through. There's also the fact that long-time Snake voice actor David Hayter has been replaced by Mr. 24, Kiefer Sutherland. Finally, there was the game's price, which was 10 bucks higher on next gen consoles and has since been dropped down to $30, just like the PS3 and Xbox 360.
But will the game live up to the MGS legacy? I suppose we'll all find out starting Tuesday.
Next up is inFAMOUS Second Son, which actually doesn't arrive until Friday, for the PlayStation 4. Possibly the biggest title to hit the new console since launch, plenty of PS4 gamers are counting on Sucker Punch's latest offering to help make their early adoption of Sony's latest machine feel like it was worth the investment. But will Delsin's adventures live up to the super-charged antics of Cole McGrath? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
You'd think that would be enough for any week of new releases, but there's plenty more where that came from. The over-the-top zombie kill-a-thon with a sense of humor, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, finally arrives this week alongside the highly anticipated Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. Also up for grabs on the PS4 is Stealth Inc. Ultimate Edition, with the PS3 and Vita getting a cross-buy copy of aerial combat game, Luftrausers, and all three Sony platforms getting a cross-buy version of the exploration/adventure game, Steamworld Dig.
Look for all of that, along with your usual supply of demos, trailers and the like, to hit the PlayStation Network on Tuesday afternoon.