Bloodborne PS4

The current fiscal year is now very nearly over, which means that there's one last week of big releases, before spring slowly starts to calm things down again. We hope that you've been saving, because there are a handful of meaty blockbusters on the way, including Bloodborne, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, and Toukiden: Kiwami. Of course, even if you've got the cash, good luck finding the time to play through them all in full.

Pick of the Week: Bloodborne

The one that masochists all over the globe have been waiting for, Bloodborne has been billed as the PlayStation 4's first real must-have exclusive – and a slew of stellar reviews reinforced that point overnight. Loosely based upon the Demon's Souls and Dark Souls games that proved so popular on the PlayStation 3, this is the latest project to put Hidetaka Miyazaki back in the director's chair, and it shows.

Set in the haunting gothic landscape of Yharnam, this pledges a much prompter experience than its predecessors, with the emphasis on aggression rather than defence. Despite this change in direction, though, it's still rock solid, with death having real repercussions – and many of the bosses taking no prisoners at all. You'll need to have patience to progress, then, but work your way through to its gritty conclusion, and you'll earn some real gamer cred.

PS4 | 24th March [NA], 27th March [EU]

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection PS4

Everything Else

2013: Infected Wars
Vita | 24th March [NA]

Arcade Archives Mat Mania Exciting Hour
PS4 | 24th March [NA]

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
PS4 | 24th March [NA], 27th March [EU]

Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo
Vita | 24th March [NA]

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
Vita | 24th March [NA], 27th March [EU]

Metal Slug 3
PS4, PS3, Vita | 24th March [NA], 27th March [EU]

PS4, PS3 | 27th March [EU]

Slender: The Arrival
PS4 | 24th March [NA], 25th March [EU]

Toukiden: Kiwami
PS4, Vita | 27th March [EU]

XBlaze Code: Embryo
PS3, Vita | 27th March [EU]

Yorbie: Episode One – Payback's a Bolt
PS4 | 24th March [NA]

Plenty to pick from this week, but we suspect that Bloodborne will be top of a lot of your wishlists. Either way, let us know what you'll be purchasing in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (13 votes)

  1. 2013: Infected Wars  0%
  2. Arcade Archives Mat Mania Exciting Hour  0%
  3. Bloodborne62%
  4. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection8%
  5. Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo  0%
  6. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin  0%
  7. Metal Slug 3  0%
  8. RIDE  0%
  9. Slender: The Arrival8%
  10. Toukiden: Kiwami23%
  11. XBlaze: Code Embryo  0%
  12. Yorbie: Episode One - Payback’s a Bolt  0%

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