PS4 gamers can download and play new demos and trials from the PlayStation Store right now.
Sony regularly updates its PlayStation platform with new demos and game experiences, and this weekend is no different.
The good news is that much of this is available to download and play for free on your PS4 console, without the need of a PS Plus membership.
This subscription does come with its own exclusive rewards and bonuses, not to mention free games to download each month.
But if you’re a fan of free stuff, there are some top choices to pick from this weekend.
PS4 gamers can play Tokyo RPG Factory’s latest game Oninaki today from the PSN.
Published by Square Enix and available on the PlayStation Store now, Oninaki is described as an exciting hack and slash adventure that also boasts deep customisation options.
The new RPG experience developed by Tokyo RPG Factory is looking to pack a serious story.
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And weighing in at less than 2GB to download, it’s a very easy game to fit on your PS4 hard drive.
The full version of the game is arriving on PS4 on August 2019 and is preceded by this new demo experience, which provides an interesting look at that upcoming RPG package.
Gamers can look forward to enjoying a snippet of the new story mode, with progress being saved for the full release.
Here’s more from the official game description, which explains: “The ONINAKI Demo includes a “Story Mode” that lets you experience the opening part of an epic tale about life, death and reincarnation, and “Battle Mode” where you can enjoy thrilling combat using an upgraded character possessed by four daemons that perform different job roles. You can also carry your progress from Story Mode over to the full game.
“In Oninaki, you become the Watcher Kagachi, travelling between the world of the living and beyond the veil to the world of the dead, to save the souls of the Lost. You will experience a tumultuous tale of life and death, bound to the precepts of reincarnation.
“In executing his duties as a watcher and fighting the Fallen, Kagachi is possessed by the spirits of daemons, each fulfilling the kinds of “job” roles you would see in a traditional RPG.
“Oninaki features exciting hack and slash style battles, with deep customisation of your daemons and weapons. Experience unique action gameplay combined with a deep and satisfying story.”
And the new Oninaki demo is just one of a number of new options that have been added to the PlayStation Store in July. Gamers can also download the new open-world Growtopia game from Ubisoft, which combines 2D action with an open-world sandbox setting.
The MMO is new to the PlayStation platform but will no doubt be supported for some time to come. The official PS Store page does not mention needing to have an active PS Plus account to play online.
“It’s a multiverse of unlimited worlds with astonishing opportunities to have fun, build stuff and meet new friends,” the official game description adds.
“Players can create mind-bending worlds with friends and fill them with anything their heart desires.
“There are no limits for fun – just countless worlds where you create literally anything – castles, dungeons, skyscrapers, artwork, and puzzles – even your favourite movie scenes.
“Play thousands of mini-games generated by other players! From parkour and races to PVP battles and ghost hunting.”
It was recently revealed that a new free-to-play RPG is being released on PS4 called Caravan Stories. This was supposed to arrive in late July but has now been pushed back until August, although no set release date has been confirmed.
“Hey there, fans! We’re working hard to make your journey through Iyarr an amazing one, and we need some more time to polish up the game to make it the best that it can be,” a message from the dev team reads.
“We’ll update you with the new release date and beta info as soon as we can.”