Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Is Releasing For The PS4 On January 28

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Is Releasing For The PS4 On January 28
Credit: PlayStation via YouTube

There have been a lot of decent PlayStation 4 titles to come out recently. Whether you like action-adventure or puzzle games, this console has quite the library even late into its life cycle. It’s getting another gem in Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition.

This action game originally came out on the PS4 back in 2013, but this TV Edition is including a lot of extra content. So even if you’ve already experienced the original, the latest edition may be worth checking out. It features a total of five episodes and interludes. That’s quite the value for those who like games that play out in episodic format.

To celebrate this game’s release, a trailer was just put out on the PlayStation YouTube channel. It features a pretty ominous tone somewhere in Kentucky. It’s raining heavily and there’s somber music playing in the background. It’s clear that these are not the best of times. That’s pretty much all that’s shown aside from a January 28 release date.

If you’re unfamiliar with what’s going on or with what this game is about, the premise of Kentucky Route Zero revolves around a fictional route called Route Zero. As you might have guessed, it’s located in Kentucky. You’re a trucker named Conway, who’s on a final delivery for the antique shop he works for ran by a woman named Lysette.

This isn’t any ordinary highway, though. It has some weird supernatural power to it in that it brings people together and it runs through caves. That’s what you’ll be doing a lot in this game: Talking to different characters and learning more about their life prior to showing up at Route Zero. It may seem like a pretty weird concept on paper, but this game is full of secrets and drama-filled storylines.

Every time an Act finishes up, you want to dive headfirst into the next one. The developer Cardboard Computer was smart in giving you a dog companion, which you can name yourself.

The game has a point-and-click nature and although that’s not the most compelling way to play a game, that’s completely okay. Where this title falls short in the insane action department, it more than makes up for in the interesting characters you’ll have the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with.

It seems like the developer wanted this game to focus around making connections. That makes sense given that society today seems more fragmented than ever, whether you attribute that to technology or the state of politics. Either way, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition is a gem worth looking out for on the PS4.