Journey, Tearaway and The Unfinished Swan Glide, Unfold and Waddle onto PS4

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While actual brand new original games have been few and far between since launch last holiday season, the PlayStation 4’s library of enhanced re-releases continues to grow seemingly by the day. Three such titles have been announced today from Gamescom, including PS3 indie darlings Journey and The Unfinished Swan, as well as a reworked adaptation of arguably the Vita’s best game, Tearaway.

(On a side note, it’s quite hilarious seeing the fickle internet mob rage out over the Vita “losing” Tearaway as an exclusive while reacting the same way as the next Tomb Raider becomes exclusive to Xbox. All in the same day. How does that make any sense?)

All three games have been updated to 1080p visuals and are targeting 60 frames per second. Journey and The Unfinished Swan will support cross-buy, so if you already bought them on PS3 you’ll be able to download them on PS4 at no additional charge. Tearaway, or Tearaway Unfolded as it has been christened on PS4, is “an expanded retelling of the original game, adapted for PS4, and rebuilt from the ground up to use all the unique features of the Dualshock 4.” While the DualShock 4’s touch pad will still allow for an element of touch-based gameplay, new mechanics are being introduced to take advantage of the controller’s other features like the light bar and built-in speaker.

Release dates have not been announced, but from what I gather the trio is projected to launch later this year. Regardless of when they come out, you’re going to want to play them–or replay them again if you already own the original versions. We gave all three games glowing reviews. Here are the links if you missed them before: Tearaway review, Journey review, The Unfinished Swan review.

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