The current-gen remasters keep on coming

Amazon has listed a bunch of rather unlikely PlayStation 4 re-releases. Unlikely in the sense that most are games we never expected to see getting a dust off.

As spotted by VG247, they’re an assortment THQ and JoWood games from days gone by. Nordic Games – who acquired a hefty amount of THQ’s IP when the former publisher when kaput – are responsible.

Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition has seemingly piqued the most interest. Presumably it’ll come with all DLC and a resolution bump. Amazon has it listed for $40 – around £25.

Shame it isn’t a re-release of Nordic Games’ Darksiders Collection from 2014 as that also included the first Darksiders.

Then there’s European RPG ArcaniA – The Complete Tale – which includes ArcaniA 4: Gothic and the Fall of Setarrif DLC – and the not-so-classic PlayStation 2 platformer Legend of Kay HD. Both are listed at $30 – approx £20.

We played through ArcaniA on Xbox 360 just a few months ago. Unlike the majority of European RPGs, it isn’t bloated with half-baked and over ambitious ideas. Quite a humble little adventure, all told.

They’re being joined by the somewhat newer The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and MX vs. ATV: Supercross Encore Edition. If Amazon is to be believed, the former is heading to Xbox One as well.

On a similar note, The Last Tinker: City of Colors and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams on PS4 are heading to retail next month via upstart publisher Soedesco. The Xbox One version of 3D platformer The Last Tinker was cancelled due to poor sales on PS4, so it’s pleasing to see it get a second chance of success.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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