For years now Sony has loved a good Spring digital games promotion program, and this year's Play Collective may be its best ever. It spans six titles all set to release over the next six weeks with PlayStation Plus pre-order discounts and a bit of additional marketing muscle behind them. And it all starts on 21st March with… Everything.
Not literally. Everything is the name of a game that's been quietly gathering buzz for a while now, with the premise being that you can play as whatever you see – including, we believe, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. "Everything is a simulation of reality where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond – you can be the Universe or create your own." It's out on 21st March.
It'll then be followed by the hotly anticipated Rain World on 28th March. "Climb through the ruins of an ancient civilization, evade the jaws of vicious predators, and discover lands teeming with strange creatures and buried mysteries," the official blurb reads. "Find your family before death finds you." Reviewer Simon Fitzgerald is super hyped for this one.
Then on 4th April, the hotly anticipated PaRappa the Rapper Remastered will spit some sick beats, bringing the PSone original to the PlayStation 4 with high definition (and 4K on PS4 Pro) graphics, Trophy support, and remastered sound. It'll be followed on 11th April by the uber-exciting Phantasy Star-inspired Cosmic Star Heroine.
But there's no stopping there: on 18th April it's the turn of Full Throttle Remastered to complete the classic Double Fine collection on the PS4 and Vita, with oddball adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch taking up the rear on 25th April. What an absolutely insane line-up – as if you thought 2017 couldn't possibly get any better. There's a trailer embedded above.