Christmas is but days away, yet the new releases keep on coming. This little lot below could very well be the final releases of 2015 as weâ€™re sure the digital services go into â€˜sleep modeâ€™ over the festive season, save for the digital Christmas sales and whatnot.
On PSN thereâ€™s avian romance adventure Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star (Â£7.99 with Cross-Buy support), which is described as â€œa remastered sequel to everyoneâ€™s favorite bird dating simâ€.
â€œWhile we would have loved to create an all-new franchise with our friends at Mediatonic, investing $350,000 in bird motion capture gear limits our options,â€ said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker.
Thatâ€™s being joined by a PS4 re-release of FantaVision (Â£7.99), one of the PlayStation 2â€™s few launch day highlights. For those unaware, itâ€™s a puzzle game that involves matching up fireworks of certain colours and detonating them before they fizzle out. Many hoped for a sequel or handheld version, but alas, such a thing never happened.
The PS4 also gets The Treasures of Montezuma 4 (Â£3.99), which is yet another match-three puzzler. Stick with the FTP Gems of War, a game that we never got round to reviewing despite it being pretty good. Never Alone (Â£11.99) also makes a belated PS3 appearance while Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires heads to PS Vita (Â£32.99).
It appears that thereâ€™s nothing planned for Xbox One this week apart from a few game bundles, most of which are on offer currently. The Escapists Holiday Bundle – including the Santaâ€™s Sweatshop DLC – for Â£7.50 (down from Â£14.99) seems a good deal. Bundling Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare with FIFA 16 meanwhile just seemsâ€¦odd. Thereâ€™s also a Zoo Tycoon & ScreamRide Fun Pack which dropped to a tenner on Tuesday night, only to shoot up to Â£23.99 a couple of hours later. Presumably that was the wrong price.
This leaves us with the multi-format Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place. Reviews are starting to surface online, including 10/10 from Gamer Headquarters. â€œThis is the type of experience that I expect from Telltale Games and they brought it with action and emotionâ€ they said.
Telltale has been releasing Minecraft: Story Modeâ€™s episodes at a fast rate due to the physical release launching the same time as the first episode. Itâ€™s a bit of a backwards way of doing things (Telltaleâ€™s physical releases usually arrive months after a series’ final episode) but itâ€™s a gamble that has paid off – Minecraft: Story Mode sits at #5 in this yearâ€™s Christmas chart and also tops both the Xbox 360 and PS3 charts.