MLB The Show 17

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MLB The Show 17 is a Major League Baseball game developed by Sony San Diego exclusively for the PS4. The game features Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. on its cover, the first retired athlete to grace the cover of The Show. Griffey will also be playable in the upcoming title.

MLB The Show 17 is said to offer exciting gameplay improvements and deliver the most realistic and personal baseball gaming experience.

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Digimon World: Next Order

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Digimon World: Next Order is an upcoming role-playing and monster training game from the popular Digimon franchise. The story follows a high-schooler who gets sucked into the Digital World and involved in a battle against Machinedramons. This time the protagonist gets to adventure alongside two Digimons, which act on their own in fights while also following the player’s strategic commands. The game contains more than 200 Digimon from the animated series to meet, recruit, and interact with.

Digimon World: Next Order is published by Bandai Namco for the PS4 exclusively in the West, whereas Japan also saw a PS Vita release with slightly less content. The game comes with dual audio, offering a choice between Japanese and English dub.

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Nioh

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Nioh is a samurai-centric action RPG developed by Team Ninja and published by Sony in the West. The game is set in a dark fantasy version of feudal Japan, where vile beasts and grotesque yokai roam the lands, and the country is torn by warring daimyo factions. The protagonist of the game is a Western swordsman William (inspired by the real-life story of William Adams) who arrives in Japan in pursuit of an enemy, and is recruited to battle yokai by the fabled ninja Hattori Hanzo.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Mass Effect: Andromeda puts the player into the shoes of Ryder, a Pathfinder tasked with finding new worlds to colonize and ensure the survival of humanity. The game starts with the main character arriving in the titular Andromeda galaxy after a six hundred year long cryosleep. Representatives of other major Milky Way civilizations are also making the journey on their own Ark ships, and Andromeda itself is home to at least two new alien races: the warlike Khet and the mysterious Remnant.

Andromeda retains most of the gameplay elements seen in the previous Mass Effect installments. Nexus, the Flagship of the fleet, serves as a Citadel-esque central hub, whereas Ryder can explore the new galaxy on Tempest, the successor of Normandy. Guns and biotics, the dialogue wheel, romance sub-plots, and multiplayer co-op all make a reappearance. In a departure from the original trilogy, however, Mass Effect: Andromeda is open-world and features a classless character advancement system, allowing the player to freely mix-and-match different abilities.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a Kingdom Hearts series collection which contains a Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance HD remaster, as well as two pieces of brand new content. The first one is a CG movie titled Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, which focuses on the five Foretellers. The second one is Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage, a short game which takes place after the events in the original Birth by Sleep title, and is told from the perspective of Aqua. Like its predecessors, the game is developed and published by Square Enix.

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Dragon Quest Builders

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Dragon Quest Builders is an action RPG with voxel-based block building elements developed and published by Square Enix. A spin-off from the original series, the game tasks the player with rebuilding the land of Alefgard which was devastated by monsters after the hero’s demise.

Unlike true sandbox games like Minecraft, the world of Dragon Quest Builders is handcrafted rather than procedurally generated, and the game has quests and a storyline to advance through. However, there is also a Free Build Mode which becomes available after clearing the first continent. In this mode, players can build with no restrictions and share their creations through the PlayStation Network.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition

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The remastered version of Skyrim brings numerous graphical improvements to the award-winning action RPG, including remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. In addition, the Special Edition also comes with all the DLC already released on the previous-gen consoles: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn, adding new quest lines and areas to explore to the base game.

It should be noted that the upcoming remaster contains no new DLC beyond the ones already released on other platforms. Owners of the original Skyrim on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 might also be disappointed to learn that their saves won’t be transferable to the remastered version of the game. However, there also are exciting news – the Xbox One version is going to support user-made mods (PlayStation 4 support might be possible in the future).

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