Completely out of left field, Nintendo announced today that Paper Mario: The Origami King will release exclusively for the Switch on July 17, 2020. The first game in the series since 2016 (Paper Mario: Color Splash), the latest entry in the series looks to be equal parts unexpected and zany. One might say that the aesthetic and styling, at times, looks to be reminiscent of Sony’s Tearaway.
The sudden realization that you’ve lost a few hours while sinking into a new game is one of the highlights of the medium, and sticking to immersive experiences is one of the best ways to get there.
Games of any genre can be incredibly immersive, but it’s the games that prioritize the single player experience that really make the attribute stick. These are the games that offer vast alien worlds, rich contextual story, and the backbone of it all – atmosphere.
Look below for some of the most immersive games for the PS4, arguably the best console for single player experiences.