Summer is coming! And with that, comes the Summer collection for video games on multiple platforms. We’re going to take a look at game releases specifically for PS5. We felt that the initial hype of the PS5 since it was released in November last year has dwindled over the months. Of course, the supply chain disruption that lowered the availability of the next-gen console to consumers around the world also contributed to the sudden drop of hype levels around the console.
But fret not! We got you, PS5! We’ll highlight good games to look out for this summer! We’ll be mixing various types of games and genres into the list, giving it the OffGamers zest. You’ll find remakes, sequels and even new and unique games coming this summer. So, let’s get right to it.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (June 10th)
Starting off the list is none other than Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. I mean we got to start the list with Final Fantasy. It is by far one of the most iconic games that have ever been made. And its recent release of the remake version was received with high praise. An entire game overhauled with the latest game technology has to offer. And then along came PS5. And what the game developers thought was the height of console tech within PS4 at the time,. realized that they could definitely pump up the game to closer to its perfect form. FFVII Remake Intergrade serves as an upgrade version of the Remake released in 2020 that will take advantage of the PS5 console. We’re talking enhanced visuals, haptic feedback via the DualSense controller, and of course, a photo mode. What use of all the graphical advances if you can’t take cool screenshots of you kicking some serious butt?
And of course, technical upgrades is not the only thing you’ll get out of this. This upcoming game title comes with an additional episode featuring, Yuffie Kisaragi, the prominent Wutai Ninja. You’ll also get new combat and gameplay additions with the episode.
Deathloop (September 14th)
Bringing in some fresh new game into the mix is from the studio who brought us Dishonored, Arkane Studios presents, Deathloop. Published by Bethseda, Deathloop is an action-adventure game where you play as Colt, an assassin stuck in a time loop in Blackreef island. Tasked with killing 8 targets in a single loop, you must find ways to dispatch your target in the most efficient way. Using the technical know-how that they’ve acquired over the years perfecting the Dishonored franchise, Deathloop features game mechanics such as parkour, stealth and attack skills to navigate through the world and taking out enemies. Since Colt is able to retain his memory with every time loop while the rest of the island dwellers don’t, you use this advantage to learn the pattern and routine of your target in order for you to take them swiftly.
The game also features a multiplayer option, whereby you play Julianna, a sort of time agent that is tasked to protect the time loop and take out Colt. You can take the role of Julianna and will be put into a random game of another player playing the role of Colt, to disrupt their gameplay. This feature is of course an option that can be turned off if you prefer an AI opponent instead. Nevertheless, the concept of having a human-controlled enemy in what is essentially a single-player storyline is interesting. Remember, if at first you don’t succeed…die, die again.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits (August 24th)
Kena: Bridge of Spirits features a heartwarming plot whereby you play the main character, Kena, who’s a spirit guide that is on a quest to sacred land, but came across a dilapidated village where a tragedy had struck hundreds of years earlier. The game features a third-person perspective along with combat mechanics that would be familiar with if you’ve played other third-person perspective combat games. Most of her attacks revolve around her magical abilities and staff. Aside from slowly restoring the village into its former glory, Kena is also tasked with finding Rot, small spirit companions that’ll aid her in her battles.
The game is heavily influenced by Asian cultures, specifically Japanese and Balinese. The game music is derived from traditional Balinese music which is an integral element to the overall music theme in the game. The spirituality aspect will be a prominent theme throughout the game. And let’s not forget that there’s a story weaved within the fabric of the unique and gorgeous game world. Prepare yourself for an authentic story with rich details and lore to immerse yourself in.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (June 11th)
Oh no! An evil-robotic emperor is looking to conquer cross-dimensional worlds. And he has finally set his sights on Ratchet and Clank’s world. You know where we’re going with this. Time to bust out Ratchet and Clank’s wacky arsenal of weapons in order to stop the dimensional collapse orchestrated by the emperor. Now, we’ve seen the first mission demo and the gameplay. So far, we like what we see. And let’s not forget the game is developed by Insomniac Games, the studio that brought us Spiderman: Miles Morales.
The combat in this game is on a different level where it is faster than any of its previous titles. And complementing the new speed of combat is the familiar quick-switching weapon wheel feature that will guarantee adrenaline-pumping action! Be ready for the next-gen polish that will come with the game, including a depth of field and improved visual effects which will enhance the combat and action even more. All in all, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is set to be one of the best games in 2021. Mark my words!
Little Devil Inside (July 2021)
There’s something charming about this game. Perhaps it’s the cute 3D rendering of the characters. Or maybe it’s just the charming music used in its gameplay reveal trailer. Whatever it is, we’re absolutely digging the vibes of this game. Little Devil Inside is an action-adventure game that focuses on exploration and combat. With its open-world combat, the game features various biomes and missions for you to undertake. The game takes place in 19th century, Victorian-inspired settings with a heavy influence of steampunk.
Little Devil Inside takes a more satirical approach when it comes to its overall gameplay. Yes, you have to fight off monsters, but instead of cliche scenarios, you end up with quirky situations with you sometimes shortchanged for your efforts in defeating evil. The game wants players to also focus on the environment instead of just trying to kill everything that moves. The menu design employs minimalistic elements to complement the game’s ultimate goal of you enjoying the journey in the game.
There is no fast travel available. For you to travel to various parts of the map, you have to take control of the transportation. The survival game mechanics is not as harsh as an actual survival game like The Forest, or Valheim. This game is meant to be an immersive experience for you to lose yourself in this magical quirky 3D world and perhaps once more, spark that sense of adventure within you.
F1 2021 (July 16th)
What more can I say? The title says it all. A game where you race in your favourite F1 cars. Well, there are new things added to the game. We get a story mode and the return of Devon Butler, which will be the character you’ll be playing in Braking Point. According to the developer, the story mode is made in order for players to give a bit of a taste in the life of an F1 driver, both on and off the track. We’re talking emotions, rivalries and the drive (get it?) to be number one. So prepare for some juicy drama right before you start off your races in the story mode.
F1 2021 also has an upgrade in its Career mode where you can have another player in and they could either be a teammate or a rival. All in all, the game takes all of the real-life elements of F1, keeping in mind the details such as the people involved, branding and names, as well as any team rivalry that is quite well know in the real world and fits into a high-octane racing game.
And there you have it. 6 new games to keep a lookout for this summer for the PS5. Make sure to stock up on your Playstation Gift Cards before Summer comes. What PS5 games are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!