PlayStation have revealed the release date for their next batch of PlayLink titles and the good news is we’ll be getting them later this year.
For those that don’t know, PlayLink games are a range of PlayStation 4 multiplayer games with a twist. Each allowing you to use your smartphone or tablet with the free companion app as the controller, PlayLink titles are designed specifically to bring friends together in a fun, social environment.
The next batch of PlayLink titles will be launching on November 14th this year. On this date we’ll have access to 6 new social games to jump into with friends or family. We’ve detailed each of the games coming below.
Grab your smart device and stake your claim as a jungle VIP in this multiplayer PlayLink game, from the studio who created Frantics, where up to four players battle it out across 18 wacky mini-games. With a total of ninety different levels to play, Chimparty is all about an experiencing fun multiple game modes that the whole family can enjoy! Battle to the top with up to four players and with a whole lot of mini-games programmed to test your skills.
In this high-energy quiz gameshow set across the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and ’10s, put your pop culture trivia smarts to the test with tactical Power Plays and touchscreen challenges that recreate a TV game show for players of all ages. Can you battle your way to the apex of the Pyramid of Knowledge and claim victory in the grand finale?
Just Deal With It! delivers a whole new twist on five classic card games. Play Poker, Blackjack, Crazy Eights, Rummy and Hearts locally or on-line. Team up with friends and family, launch attacks, sabotage the competition, and go all in for the win, in this joyous card game party!
WordHunters is a globe-trotting word game. Face off against friends and family in a series of competitive minigames set in different cities around the world. With beautiful art, moreish gameplay and a deep metagame that’ll keep you hooked for weeks, this is just the thing for you wordsmiths out there.
Melbits World is a cute collaborative puzzle-platformer in which rhythm and coordination are the key to success. Collect and guide the digital creatures through a series of fiendish levels by teaming up with friends to control platforms, obstacles and traps; all that while dodging viruses, gathering seeds and spreading good vibes across the internet.
Simple, elegant gameplay and some intense strategy come together in Ticket to Ride. You’ll need to collect cards showing various types of trains and then use them to claim railway routes across the map. The longer the routes, the more points you earn. Additional points come to those who fulfil Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities – and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.
I’m looking forward to jumping into the new PlayLink games with some friends later this year. They’re a heap of fun so if you haven’t tried them out already, Knowledge is Power is currently available for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.