PlayStation Store: Returnal and Layers of Fear VR

PlayStation Store: Returnal and Layers of Fear VR

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After the many important releases of last week, PlayStation Store presents an essential update in terms of numbers but certainly not of quality, if we consider that the flagship product is in this case Returnal.

As for the other titles, also makes its debut Layers of Fear VR, the virtual reality version for the PlayStation VR viewer of the horror adventure by Bloober Team, even more disturbing and engaging.


Returnal, the protagonist in a fight sequence. Developed by Housemarque exclusively for PS5, Returnal (PS5, € 79.99) puts us in command of Selene, an astronaut trapped on a hostile planet where the rules of time are different from those we know and death does not represent. that the beginning of a new cycle.

Surrounded by monstrous and lethal creatures, the protagonist of the game takes up all the weapons at her disposal and thus begins a desperate struggle to survive, in the hope of finding a possible way to out of this nightmare, but from the very beginning the feat proves to be quite difficult.

Returnal includes several weapons with which to fight monsters. First project of great importance for the Finnish team, author in the past of titles such as Resogun, Dead Nation, Alienation and Nex Machina, Returnal stands as a real bet: a title characterized by a great atmosphere and roguelike mechanics, in where dying is inevitable and indeed falls within the prerogatives of the gameplay.

With each game over, however, the situation changes: the scenario is transformed, as well as the creatures that inhabit it, and new, dangerous threats emerge to face . In short, we are talking about a frenetic and demanding experience, which challenges all shooter fans: will we be able to make sure that Selene can go home?

Layers of Fear VR

Layers of Fear VR adds immersion to the experience thanks to virtual reality. Five years after the debut of the original Layers of Fear, Bloober Team's horror game set in a disturbing Victorian mansion returns with a virtual reality version for owners of the PlayStation VR viewer, even more engaging: we are talking about Layers of Fear VR (PS4, € 19.99).

Determined to investigate the secrets of what used to be the home of a mad painter, we will have to explore the rooms of the building and observe the many works of art exhibited, solving puzzles that will bring us ever closer to discovering the truth ... or to sink ourselves into madness.

The formula combines atmosphere, jumpscare and an intriguing narrative, mixing all these elements in an even more more effective thanks to the support of virtual reality, which makes vivid the nightmares of the protagonist of the adventure, the elusive visions that move in the shadows and the dynamic changes of the scenarios.

In short, if the orig inale Layers of Fear had the ability to catapult us into a truly peculiar experience, capable of instilling constant tension also thanks to a perfectly functional soundtrack to the action, the VR version promises to further emphasize these sensations for a journey that you will not easily forget .

Promotion of the Week

The Forest, a look at the creepy mutants hidden in the dark. In addition to the new releases, the Promotion of the Week is also back on PlayStation Store, this time dedicated to The Forest: until May 6 it will be possible to buy the game at a price of only 6.79 euros instead of 16.99, taking advantage of a discount of 60 %. A great opportunity, in short, for those who wanted to recover the title developed by Endnight Games.

A tough and ruthless survival, set in an inhospitable forest: left alone, we will have to get wood to light a fire , food so as not to die of hunger, build shelter for the night and the cold, assemble weapons with which to defend ourselves and watch our backs from the attack of the mysterious mutants who observe us while they are hidden in the dark.

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PlayStation Store's Old Web Version Revived With Browser Plugin

Last month, it appeared that Sony had finally killed off web access for the PlayStation store's old version, which included games for legacy systems like the PS Vita and PS3. However, a browser plugin now allows you to access the store once again. Because Sony decided not to shutter the digital stores for the PS3 or Vita just a few days ago, this is very good news.

The plugin, available through Firefox, provides renewed access to the web version of the 'Valkyrie' PlayStation Store, which is what was used until around the time the PS5 released. In addition to being arguably easier to navigate, it's the only way you can buy and download Vita or PS3 games without using the systems' own software. Try to search for a Vita exclusive on the current PlayStation Store and you'll get a whole lot of nothing. The older version also provides a very easy-to-use download list for quickly choosing what to install.

Because Sony was planning to shutter the Vita and PS3 stores completely within the next few months, this plugin would seemingly serve little purpose. However, the company reversed that decision just days ago and now doesn't have a timeline for when they'll close. Though the PSP store will still be closing in July, it doesn't have the same huge digital-only game selection as the other systems.

When the original closing dates were announced, some developers were caught off guard and weren't sure they would be able to release their games in time. At the very least, they can now breathe a slight sigh of relief and have another option for players to easily buy them.

Despite the stores no longer closing, we made a list of games you should definitely try out from the PlayStation Store of yesteryear. They include a few games never released on newer systems, such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

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