Brilliant PSP platformer LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is coming to PS5 and PS4 as part of PS Plus Premium (or, indeed, PS Plus Deluxe). While the game is yet to be officially announced for the service, it’s been listed on the PS Store, presumably in preparation for an imminent release. The page description mentions “up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters”, meaning this is being emulated like other PS Plus Premium titles, such as Echochrome.
Sony originally remastered LocoRoco and LocoRoco 2 for PS4, both of which are available for subscribers in the list of All PS Plus Games, but LocoRoco Midnight Carnival was locked on PSP up until recently. While largely similar to the original two titles in the series, the spin-off ups the overall difficulty and introduces some extremely attractive environments. We awarded it a 7/10 in our review, explaining that if you “get over the frustrating parts, you'll find plenty here to make you smile”.
We suspect this will be part of July’s update, which will also add Stray and a host of Assassin’s Creed games, assuming rumours are correct in the latter’s case. Other PSP titles expected to be added imminently include Ridge Racer 2, so it looks like there’s loads for subscribers to look forward to over the coming weeks.