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Shuhei Yoshida, the former PlayStation Studios president and current Sony indies evangelist, has picked a bunch of must-play PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles for the New Year. There are a bunch of expected inclusions here: Hades, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and Death’s Door. However, the iconic executive also highlighted a handful of titles you may not have tried, like Chicory: A Colorful Tale and Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights.

“This beautiful yet oppressive Japanese explorative platformer has an interesting approach to combat: discover downed knights and cleanse their souls to have them fight for you, while defeating certain enemies allows you to adopt their abilities for your own use,” he said of the latter.

Yoshida’s ongoing love of PSVR also comes through, as he spotlighted 3D jigsaw title Puzzling Places and the immersive survival game Song in the Smoke. “A PSVR game set in a prehistoric era in which staying alive hinges on your ability to craft, hunt, and fight,” he explained of the 17-Bit release. “Encounter fearsome creatures and soak in the sights of this atmospheric survival sim.”

You can check out his full list of recommended indie games through the link. Are you going to try any of these?