Right on cue, Sony has revealed the new set of games heading to its PlayStation Now service this month. From tomorrow, May 4, players will be able to jump in and experience an electric selection of titles to complement the roster of games already available as part of the cloud gaming subscription service.
May’s newcomers are Jump Force (until August 2, 2021), the devilishly challenging Nioh, and Streets of Rage 4 (until November 1, 2021). All three games will be available to download or stream via PlayStation Now on both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and next-gen PlayStation 5 consoles, as well as streaming on Windows PC.
PlayStation Now May Games
Sony has kindly published a quick blurb on each game to tempt PlayStation Now subscribers.
“Some of the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire humankind. Create your own avatar and jump into an original Story Mode to fight alongside some of the most powerful Manga heroes from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Hunter X Hunter, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu Yu Hakusho, Saint Seiya, and many others. Or head to the Online Lobby to challenge other players and discover lots of modes and activities.”
Take up your sword and travel to Japan’s blood-bathed Sengoku period – an era ravaged by warring states and dark, malevolent forces – and cut a violent path through the land as the masterless samurai, William. Cross blades in brutal hand-to-hand combat, wielding swords, axes, spears, and even war hammers against foes, both human and demon. In this brutal third-person adventure, you must endure the vicious encounters and learn from your mistakes. Each death will bring you resurrection and each resurrection a greater resolve to overcome your foes.
Streets of Rage 4
Sega’s iconic side-scrolling beat’em up is reimagined for the modern generation. Featuring fan favorites Axel and Blaze, newcomers Cherry Hunter, Floyd Iraia (and unlockable guest stars), clean up the streets of Wood Oak City the only way you know: with fist and foot. Pull off stylish combos alone, with up to three friends locally, or team up with another player online. And all the while enjoying a soundtrack – created by industry icons – that perfectly accompanies the action.
1080p Streaming on The Way
Lastly, Sony also took the opportunity to remind us that it has started rolling out 1080p streaming for compatible games on PlayStation Now. The platform holder says the new feature will hit PlayStation Now in Europe, the US, Canada, Japan in the weeks ahead.
Jump Force, Nioh, and Streets of Rage 4 will be available on PlayStation Now from tomorrow, May 4.