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PlayStation Plus Game Catalog Will Include Skyrim: Enhanced Edition and All the Kingdom Hearts

Sony’s revamped PlayStation Plus tier will add more to its gaming catalog offerings on November 15th, including The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition and the entire Kingdom Hearts saga.

PlayStation Plus will launch a new tiered service in June, with access to the game catalog applicable to Extra and Premium tiers. in November update It includes 16 new titles available to active subscribers, throwing several major RPG and action titles into the mix.

While not as fancy as the Anniversary Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for PlayStation 4 and 5 is one of the big additions to the PlayStation Plus games catalog this month. Although missing some of the new content and graphical updates added in the Anniversary release, Skyrim Special Edition still improves on the original.

In our IGN 8/10 Skyrim Special Edition review, for those who were happy with the old upgrades, they said: .”

Square Enix and Disney’s RPG series also join the game catalog library with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory and Kingdom Hearts 3. In between collections there are a total of 9 games from the series.

IGN has largely praised the series, giving the original Kingdom Hearts 1.5 collection a rating of 8.5/10, followed by an 8.4/10 review for the 2.5 remix. For Kingdom Hearts 3, IGN said, “The franchise’s substantial evolution and resolution show it’s still full of heart.”

The Oddworld title is a remake of an odd ’90s platformer that IGN thought had “a lot of charm”. Oddworld: Soulstorm – Enhanced Edition brings upgrades to the original experience, including a new game mode, Toby’s Escape, released for both Sony platforms.

The Tom Clancy series also has additional features such as Rainbow Six Siege released on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions. Tom Clancy’s Ghost in His Recon His Breakpoint and The Division 2 join as older titles originally exclusive to PlayStation 4, but new-gen console owners can enjoy them on upgraded hardware .

Finally, space combat shooter Chorus and time-bending platformer The Gardens Between have been added as PlayStation 4 games, but have their own PlayStation 5 upgrades to boot. PlayStation 4 titles What Remains of Edith Finch, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, Earth Defense Force World Brothers, and Onee Chambara Origin are also coming to the games catalog later this month.

As for regular PlayStation Plus games added for free each month, Nioh 2, The LEGO Harry Potter Collection, and Heavenly Bodies join the rotation in November. For more information on PlayStation Plus Premium, see IGN’s review of backwards compatibility performance and a full list of titles available in our games catalog.

Andrea Shearon is a freelance contributor for IGN covering games and entertainment. She’s worn several hats during her seven-year career in the games industry, including Fanbyte, USA Today’s FTW, TheGamer, VG247, and her RPG byline on her site. Find her on her Twitter (@ Majora) or the Materia Possessions podcast to chat about series including FFXIV, RPGs, and giant robots.

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