Nier Au­tomata PS4 Af­ter the as­ton­ish­ing 3D bul­let hell of the E3 demo, the TGS un­veil­ing of 2D side-scrolling sec­tions was a lit­tle de­flat­ing. But even when it’s be­ing too tra­di­tional, Plat­inum’s se­quel is light­ning fast and full of bal­letic grace – two ar­eas in which its pre­de­ces­sor sorely lacked.

Mafia III PC With code ar­riv­ing too late for re­view this is­sue, our trip to late-’60s Louisiana will have to wait. Pre­view footage looks un­even, but that as­ton­ish­ing sound­track will make up for all but the worst of prob­lems. Re­view next month.

As­sas­sin’s Creed: The Ezio Col­lec­tion PS4 While we doubt the rather vague prom­ise of en­hanced vi­su­als will sur­pass the orig­i­nal re­leases on PC, this com­pen­dium of the ad­ven­tures of AC’s most like­able pro­tag­o­nist is a fine way to make up for the lack of a ‘proper’ As­sas­sin’s Creed ar­riv­ing this year.

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