State of Play will always be defined by its biggest reveals, but sometimes it’s the smaller titles that share the spotlight which stand out. Arise: A Simple Story – that’s really the name – is one such release: it promises an emotional rollercoaster through limbo. Effectively the plot begins with you burned on a funeral pyre, and from there you must relive your life.
That means you’ll experience both highs and lows, as you revive memories both happy and sad. “In Arise you never know what’s around the corner. You enjoy the good times to the fullest knowing they might not last, and endure the hardships working to turn them around. To put it simply – that’s just life, right? Beautiful and scary at the same time,” the PlayStation Blog explains.