Hello, gamers! Did you rush to finish God of War so you could be ready for Avengers: Infinity War this weekend? Are you jonesing for a new game to keep you away from social media spoilers? (Trust me: stay away from the spoilers!) Well, fire up that PS4, because Playstation Network has some great deals going right now in their Golden Week Sale, giving you discounts on “Japan-inspired titles.” If you’re looking for something to keep those fingers busy, we’ve got the best ones right here ready for your perusal.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World has been getting a ton of buzz since it was released back in January 2018. The action role-playing game has you play as a Hunter, trying to take down, or at least trap monsters, getting you loot and items to craft weapons and armor. You can hunt down the beasties alone or with up to three of your buddies, battling their more advanced A.I. Monster Hunter: World has been praised by critics as a worthy next step in the Monster Hunter series. Right now, Hunters can grab the game for $47.99 ($44.99 with PS Plus), down from the original $59.99.
This week, the upcoming game Detroit: Become Human released a fantastic free demo, so you can get a feel for the game. If you’re not familiar, it’s set in Detroit in 2038, where androids do most of the menial jobs. You play as three different androids who are suddenly developing sentience. It’s got some amazing graphics and mo-cap/voice acting work from Valorie Curry (The Following), Bryan Dechart (Dakota’s Summer) and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy). You can find out everything you need to know going in at our review of the demo. It’s definitely worth a look.
The Golden Week sale also includes Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — Hacker’s Memory. This Media. Vision/Bandai Namco Entertainment role-playing title is part of the Digimon series, set during 2015’s Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and was released in the US in January of this year. You play as Keisuke Amazawa and the game features 341 creatures. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — Hacker’s Memory is currently on same for $41.99 ($35.99 with PS Plus), down from the original $59.99.
This one is a film, but it’s definitely worth a look if you like Japanese cinema. The 2016 romantic anime Your Name was written and directed by the iconic Makoto Shinkai. It’s the story of a young woman and a young man who live in very different parts of Japan. They switch bodies unexpectedly and…you know what? There is really no good way to describe this film. It’s beautiful, funny and quite weird, and you absolutely shouldn’t miss it. It’s the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the seventh-highest-grossing traditionally animated film, and the highest-grossing anime and Japanese film. If that’s not enough to convince you, I don’t know what is. Your Name is on sale, this weekend only for $7.99, down from $14.99.
Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition from Square Enix is down from $49.99 to $39.99 ($33.99 with PS Plus). The game was released for the PS4 back in 2016 and is the 15th main installment of the Final Fantasy franchise. If you’re new to Final Fantasy, it’s actually a great place to jump in. The game has gotten pretty great reviews from critics and as of January, Final Fantasy XV has sold over seven million copies.
You can also snag Dissidia Final Fantasy, the fighting game/RPG from Square Enix, which was released for PlayStation Portable as part of the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Right now you can get the full game for $47.99 ($41.99 with PS Plus), down from the original $59.99.
If you want to try Project Siren/Sony Computer Entertainment’s Gravity Rush: Remastered, you can grab it for $11.99 ($8.99 with PS Plus) down from $29.99. In this 2016 action-adventure game (remastered by Bluepoint Games for the PS4), you play as Kat, a girl with amnesia who has the power to manipulate gravity. You use it to save the people of Hekseville against Nevi.
There are a ton of smaller sales going on, which you can check out on the Playstation Network, but one more goodie that sticks out is DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition. This hack and slash from Ninja Theory/Capcom is the fifth installment of the Devil May Cry series and sort of a reboot. You can get the full game right now for $13.99, down from the original $39.99.
What deals are you most excited about? What are you playing right this very second? Let us know in the comments!