PlayStation Plus November games: Nioh 2 and Heavenly Bodies

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(And some building block wizarding game)

[Update: PlayStation has now confirmed that Nioh 2, Heavenly Bodies, and LEGO Harry Potter Collection will be November’s PlayStation Plus Essential titles. They will be available to download November 1.]

There must come a time when a prominent leaker becomes so expected that they might as well be hired by the publisher — Such is the case of leak-like-clockwork Dealabs user billbil-kun, who is once again out of the gate early with the PlayStation Plus Essential titles heading to all subscribers in November.

According to billbil-kun, next month will see PS Plus gain access to three new games: Team Ninja’s celebrated action-RPG Nioh 2 (PS4/PS5), intergalactic gravity challenge Heavenly Bodies (PS4/PS5), and block-based adventure LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4). The three titles should be available to download from the first week in November.

Nioh 2

Released in the spring of 2020, Nioh 2 is the sword ‘n’ sorcery sequel to Team Ninja’s 2017 original, and sees the half-yōkai Hide return for another demon-slaying jaunt through 14th century Japan. As they pick their way through the turbulent Sengoku Era, Hide will encounter many famous historical characters of Japanese history and folklore, while doing battle with armies of unholy abominations, en route to a showdown with the mysterious entity, Kashin Koji.

Upon release, Nioh 2 was highly praised for its evocative visual style, deep and satisfying combat, and intense, but ultimately rewarding challenge. You can check out our own Jordan Devore’s thoughts on this fine release in his original review.

Heavenly Bodies

Dr. Tom Pritchard and “Gigolo” Jimmy del Ray were one of Smoky Mountain Wrestling’s hottest tag-teams, capturing gold from multiple territories including the SMW Tag Team Championship, the USWA Tag Team Championship, and the coveted NWA World Tag Team Championship an impressive three times. Managed by Jim Cornette, the duo would eventually appear in the then-WWF during the mid-’90s. Though the WWF Tag Team Championship would elude them, the Bodies would have barn-burners with amazing, legendary teams including The Steiner Brothers and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express.

They would also have matches with The Smoking Gunns.

Additionally, Heavenly Bodies is an inventive and unique sci-fi title from indie outfit 2ptInteractive. The compelling, yet-strangely-isolating game sees a team of cosmonauts performing a series of missions and minor chores in the deep reaches of outer space, challenging the player to adapt to the finesse of zero-gravity with sharp twin-stick controls and realistic “floating” mechanics. Heavenly Bodies has been celebrated for its simple but exciting concept, as well as its depiction of golden age space travel.

LEGO Harry Potter Collection

Released by Warner Bros. Games way back in 2016, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection is a compilation of freshly remastered PS3 releases LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, bundled together alongside all post-release DLC and expansion packs. Developed by LEGO stalwarts Traveller’s Tales, the bundled titles feature all of the brick-building (and smashing) puzzle action typified by the franchise, set against stylized adaptations of Hatsune Miku’s famous movie franchise.

Nioh 2, Heavenly Bodies, and LEGO Harry Potter Collection will be available to download for all PlayStation Plus subscribers from November 1. Until then, previous PS Plus offerings Hot Wheels Unleashed, Superhot, and Injustice 2 are available to all users.

Chris Moyse
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