This issue is made in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Meet PlayStation® heroes
The new issue of souvenir sheet stamps is dedicated to popular culture and features PlayStation® heroes on stamps for the first time. This year's motifs include some of PlayStation®'s most popular heroes – Kratos and Atreus, Aloy, Ellie and Joel, and Ratchet and Clank and Rivet. Meet fan-favorite heroes as they take you to new worlds, new experiences, and new stories.
Kratos and Atreus
Starting with the release of God of War in 2005 on PlayStationⓇ2, Santa Monica Studio has created seven games across multiple platforms. Up to the most recent release in 2018, the franchise focused on Kratos’s journey in the Greek world, following a path of vengeance as a result of being tricked into killing his family by the Olympian gods. Now, the Spartan God of War has made a new life in Midgard. Fatherhood has given Kratos renewed purpose. With Ragnarök on the horizon, the stakes have never been higher. Kratos must choose between protecting his son Atreus — and the life they've built together — and defending the Nine Realms from cataclysmic war. Atreus is the teenage demigod son of Kratos and the giantess Laufey. He is known to the giants and Aesir as “Loki.” As Ragnarök approaches, Atreus is desperate to explore and better understand his identity and find his place in the world. He has trained hard with his father and while their relationship remains strong, Atreus is eager to begin forging a path of his own. Embark on an epic and heartfelt journey as Kratos and Atreus struggle with holding on and letting go. God of War Ragnarök is available now for PS4 and PS5.
Aloy is the greatest machine hunter in the world of Horizon. Strong, independent, clever and compassionate, she started off as a motherless outcast and rose up to be champion for all humankind. Along with all that, she’s got a powerful drive to unravel the mysteries of the Forbidden West, stop the blight, and save the planet.
Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy. Horizon Forbidden West is available now for PS4 and PS5.
Ellie and Joel
Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards. 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S. Endure and survive. Relive the beloved game that started it all, rebuilt for the PlayStation®5 console.
Ratchet and Clank and Rivet
Ratchet's a hero with a heart of gold and arsenal of destruction. He’s never far from his pal Clank. An adept mechanic, Ratchet has used his ingenuity to save the universe more times than he can count. But it turns out there’s a whole lot more universe to save than he thought… Clank - this pint-sized hero is the voice of reason in the Ratchet & Clank duo. Through thick and thin, he’s always had Ratchet’s back—usually by riding on it. Stranded in a strange new dimension, he’ll need every ounce of wit he can muster to prevent a total dimensional collapse. Unite the double team supreme with a cast of familiar allies and new faces – including an all-new Lombax resistance fighter who is just as determined to take out the robotic scourge. Play as Ratchet and Rivet, a mysterious new Lombax from another dimension.
Jump between action-packed worlds, and beyond at mind-blowing speeds – complete with dazzling visuals and an insane arsenal – as the intergalactic adventurers blast onto the PS5™ console.
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