It’s been an eclectic few months for PS VR2. We’ve been flung to the far reaches of space in captivating puzzle adventure Red Matter, explored the evocative sci-fi world of Journey to Foundation, teamed up to capture spooks in Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord,  solved a supernatural mystery in 7th Guest VR, fought monsters in roguelike The Foglands and became a creature of the night in Vampire: The Masquerade – Justice.

And in the weeks ahead, horror thrills, survival horrors, action blockbusters and cozy sims await. Below you’ll find a roundup of PS VR2 games launching imminently and introduced by their developers. And with other titles such as Among US VR , Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate and Mannequin on the horizon, there’s more to look out for in the future.

Out this month on PS VR2:  Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2, Arashi: Castles of Sins, Arizona Sunshine 2

Arashi: Castles of Sins | Out: December 5

“In Arashi: Castles of Sin – Final Cut, players are transported into the ultimate shinobi fantasy as assassin Kenshiro, the last surviving member of House Arashi. Using a combination of samurai skills and sneak attacks, along with your canine companion Haru, players will take their revenge by defeating the Six Oni who destroyed their house. The improved PSVR2 capabilities have not only allowed the stealth gameplay to be fun for players of all skill levels, but we’ve also used it to create a wide arsenal of immersive weapons like a blowgun, poisoned food, pistols, mines, arrows, and swords.

–    Tom Doyle, Co-Founder, Endeavor One, Inc.

Out this month on PS VR2:  Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2, Arashi: Castles of Sins, Arizona Sunshine 2

Arizona Sunshine 2 | Out: December 7

“Get ready for next-level zombie carnage: Arizona Sunshine 2 is coming to PlayStation VR2 on December 7. Vertigo Games is back with the next-gen sequel to the original VR zombie shooter, packed with adrenaline-fueled VR gameplay and an all-new roller coaster story campaign. The best part? You won’t only have your friendly canine companion Buddy or Freds (editors note: zombies) to play with — co-op mode makes its return.”

-Nick Witsel, Game Designer, Vertigo Games

Out this month on PS VR2:  Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2, Arashi: Castles of Sins, Arizona Sunshine 2

Resident Evil 4 VR Mode | Out: December 8

“The same development team who brought you the incredible full-length VR experiences of Resident Evil 7 biohazard and Resident Evil Village have worked to make a truly immersive VR Mode for Resident Evil 4 using the latest technology. Resident Evil 4 VR Mode is available as a free DLC for owners of the game. All of the weapons from the main story are represented in incredible detail and with intuitive controls to ensure you remain immersed at all times. In addition to these controls, the PS VR2 Sense controllers offer haptic feedback which feels unique for each weapon, be it a handgun, submachine gun, rifle or even combat knife. Combined with the intuitive feel of aiming and shooting in VR, the combat experience is more visceral than ever before. In addition to stunning VR visuals, 3D audio increases your immersion even further, making you feel as if you are right there in the game.”

–    Kumazawa Masato, Promotion Producer, Capcom

Out this month on PS VR2:  Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2, Arashi: Castles of Sins, Arizona Sunshine 2

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 | Out: December 14

“Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 is the latest installment in the iconic horror franchise, immersing players like never before through the astounding capabilities of the PlayStation VR2. Help Wanted 2 drops the player into dozens of intense, terrifying jobs offered by Fazbear Entertainment in order to discover which part of the Fazbear family suits them best. Whether it’s preparing food for guests, glamming up the animatronic stars, fixing technical issues with attractions, performing first aid in emergency situations, or manning the DJ booth, there’s a long term career path for all who are interested! The core of the game is designed to be replayable through randomized, dynamic challenges – keep up, or face termination.”

–    Ray McCaffrey, Executive Producer, Steel Wool Studios

Toy Trains | Out: January 16

“Feeling the need to relax, unwind and immerse yourself in a cozy, welcoming world? Look no further than Toy Trains!

Let your creativity loose as you put track after track creating your own, unique railway diorama. Grab a magical catalog and help tiny Railies build various meeting places and bring them closer together. PS VR2 unparalleled performance will allow you to see every crisp detail of this tiny world and truly feel it thanks to adaptive triggers. Being the most family-oriented VR device it’ll let you easily hop on board together with your loved ones.”

–    Cezary Skorupka, CEO, Something Random

Out this month on PS VR2:  Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2, Arashi: Castles of Sins, Arizona Sunshine 2

Bulletstorm VR | Out: February 8 

“In Bulletstorm VR, you’ll embark on an ultraviolent journey of survival and revenge as you and your squad battle across the abandoned resort planet of Stygia. Skillfully dispatching your opponents into oblivion has never felt better since we’ve worked with the PS VR2 Sense controller’s adaptive triggers. We’ve made sure each weapon will feel a little different in your hands: you’ll feel the Chaingun’s insane rate of fire as you rain bullets down indiscriminately. A lack of resistance could mean you’re due for a reload or need a little more time to get a target lock on for that devastating sniper headshot. Thanks to these groundbreaking PS VR2 features, you’ll feel completely immersed in the heat of the action. This time when you crash land on Stygia, you’ll feel the heart-pounding, frenetic combat like never before – especially when you feel the vibrations of a big ass explosion.”

–    Ashley Nicollette, Lead Community Manager, People Can Fly

Out this month on PS VR2:  Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2, Arashi: Castles of Sins, Arizona Sunshine 2

Border Bots VR | Out: February 8

“Border Bots VR is a light-hearted puzzle simulation set on a future earth where AI is in control. As a human border agent, you begin a new role as a booth operator at an AI travel border where you interact with a colourful cast of robots. Taking advantage of PS VR2’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, feel the immersion as you undertake inspections, root out contraband, and master a wide array of tools. It’s a riotous race against the clock to maintain order in a world teetering on the edge of robotic rebellion. The future is in your hands!”

–    Steven Craft, CEO, vTime Games

Discover more about PS VR2 here, as well as its range of experiences. You can also find out about the tech behind PS VR2 and how it was created in this PS Blog article.

I’m Ray McCaffrey, executive producer from Steel Wool Studios, and I speak for our entire time when I say that we’re thrilled to finally give y’all a sneak preview of what you’ll be able to expect in Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2. We will cover the overarching gameplay details, touching on what makes this game different from its predecessor, and the unique PS VR2 features we’re leveraging to plunge players into the world of FNAF in an entirely new way.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 seeks new employees December 14

Our primary goal when designing Help Wanted 2 was to make it dynamic enough that players would want to dive in repeatedly. For more than a few minigames, we’ve kept the spirit of the original to take players through the curated experiences we love crafting. However, ensuring the vast majority of games would be different each time you played was our main target.

There are six categories of minigames – Backstage, Fazcade, Staff Only, Food Prep, Ticket Booth, and a special category containing the new VR versions of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location gameplay.

Go Backstage as a VIP with Roxanne Wolf in the Pizzaplex Salon. She loves being up close and personal with those who adore her almost as much as she terrorizes those who ruin her good looks. Being fashion-forward, she has a menacing menagerie of makeup and accessories to choose from for a new style every time. She’s not the most patient of the band, though, so while you’re glamming her up, you’ll want to get it perfect every single time.

Head into the Fazcade and enjoy classic games like Bonk-a-Bon and Fazerblast. You’ll need some precision and quick reflexes to get the high scores. If you’re a crack shot with lightning-fast reflexes, you may live long enough to see them.

Staff our safety and security team to perform basic first aid for guests who aren’t feeling quite like themselves. Whether it’s a small patch-up or curing rabies, you’ve gotta have it covered. Fazbear Entertainment doesn’t have the necessary license to stock any sedatives, so be delicate as possible when sawing off limbs because your patient’s screams will draw unwanted attention.

Hop over the counter at El Chips and get the federally mandated amount of value preparing food in the Pizzaplex. While it’s hard not to question what the nacho cheese is made of, it’s even harder to keep up with the near-endless combinations of possible orders during the dinner rush.

Remember, the S.T.A.F.F. bots serving orders do not need to sleep, eat, or stop, ever – don’t get distracted wondering why you’re the only human employee left…

Head over to the Ticket Booth and catch a ride on Captain Foxy’s Cowboy Adventure. On this lighthearted log ride, you’ll float through the old West as a gunslinger in search of booty. In the event of a breakdown, please remain calm while the staff finds your location. You may have inadvertently drifted off course.

If you’re short on dread, dive into the world of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location. Between keeping Funtime Freddy busy while repairing electrical breakers or surviving a classic security office game until 6 AM, this fan-favorite brought to life is as fun as it is terrifying. It’s an experience littered with custom VR gameplay.

Thanks to the unique features of the PS VR 2 headset, we’ve also created a more engaging horror experience through controller haptics, 3D audio, and so much more. The rumble within the headset has been hooked up to our most terrifying moments, adding a level of physicality to jumpscares not previously possible.

Lastly, thanks to the PS VR2’s eye-tracking system, players will have their minds read by the fortune teller Mystic Hippo. A minigame has been built exclusively for the PlayStation 5, where players can challenge her ancient powers of perception. Pick a card, any card, and she’ll peer through you to see what it is. If you’re also attuned to the supernatural, you can try to block her sight, but she will also guide you through everything Help Wanted 2 has to offer.

And that’s that. Thanks so much for taking the time to read all of this. You’ll be able to get your hands on the dozens of minigames in Help Wanted 2 on December 14, 2023.