PSX 2016 has officially begun and we have the scoop on some of what was revealed. Uncharted and The Last of Us both had great showings during the briefing, plus lots of remasters are coming. If you want to watch the replay of the briefing, you can do so below. Without further adieu, here’s how it went down.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy showcasing Chloe from Uncharted. It apparently is a standalone DLC, though no official date was given for this. I would expect the add-on to arrive sometime this year, since Uncharted 4 launched just this past summer. Then Sony revealed Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, which is slated to launch sometime in 2017.
Not only that, but Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is available now on PS4 for gamers to download. Wipeout Omega Collection Summer is coming to PS4 and it will also debut sometime during 2017. Destiny will be receiving a new event called The Dawning. The event will begin on Dec. 13 and will deliver new gear, weapons, emblem, etc.
Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy received some new remastered footage. It’s incredible how great the remaster footage looks compared to original footage of the games. The remaster will deliver the first three titles for gamers and it’ll debut sometime in 2017.
Platinum Wireless headset was also announced via a new trailer on PlayStation’s YouTube channel. The accessory will be launching this coming January 2017. No specific price or date was given but you can view the trailer below:
Capcom also dropped a brand-new trailer for the upcoming game Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. It gave a super creepy look at what’s coming this Jan. 24 when it launches. This could indeed be the iteration fans of the series have been waiting for. Capcom seems to have hit the right notes of what Resident Evil can be in this day and age. Enjoy their “Tape 3” trailer below.
PapaRappaTheRapper, Patapon and LocoRoco are all going to be remastered and a demo is being dropped today as well. The game may be releasing sometime next year, but no specific date or price was given for it. Older PlayStation gamers will certainly enjoy this remaster set.
Getting away from the remaster front, Sony then revealed Knack 2. Much like the first, the game is being made by Japan Studio, but no release date was mentioned. The first Knack was a ton of fun from my perspective, but other folks were sort of lukewarm about it. It is a fun, light-hearted adventure with excellent gameplay and kooky features. I’m looking forward to seeing how Japan Studio can advance the series with a sequel.
Gran Turismo Sport was given a new trailer following the Knack 2 reveal. The game will debut sometime during 2017. You would think this game will debut sometime during the first half of the year, but Sony did not specific a time frame or release date.
Yakuza Kiwami is a ground up remake of the original, complete with 1080p/6o frames per second performance, and it’ll launch in 2017. Danganropa is also getting a release on PS4 and PS Vita. Then a new trailer was shown off for the upcoming PS4 title Nier: Automata. Dreadnaught then received a new trailer as well. Vane is another game that was announced, though no official date was given.
Following this trailer was a reveal for the title Absolver from Devolver Digital. Next up was a trailer for What Remains of Edith Finch, followed by a trailer for Housemarque’s new title Nex Machina: Death Machine. This game certainly looks a lot like previous titles they’ve created, which is a very good thing.
A new trailer for Let It Die was released and then it was announced that the game is available in North America today for PS4 gamers. Mother Russia Bleeds is also available today, as well as Mark of the Wolves. Surgeon Simulator is also out now for PS VR, and then a new trailer for Lara Croft Go was shown off. This game is available for PS4 and PS Vita today as well. Windjammers was then introduced for PS4 gamers.
PlayStation VR then took over the announcements on stage, and StarBlood Arena was revealed. It’s a two to four player co-op game coming to PSVR in 2017. After that, a PSVR sizzle reel was shown off showcasing games like Farpoint, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and a slew of other PSVR games. If you haven’t seen PlayStation Experience yet, you can view the stream here:
The highly anticipated PS4 game Nioh then received a brand-new trailer. It will release on Feb. 9. MLB The Show 17 got a little time to tout Ken Griffey Jr. being on the cover. A new trailer was then shown off showcasing the in-game choices players will be able to make. The game will launch on March 28 and will have a retro mode too.
Horizon Zero Dawn received another new trailer. This game showcased the massive open-world and the unique environments it has. More creatures were shown off, in addition to Aloy hunting various machines. The game will launch this coming Feb. 28 on PS4.
To close out Sony’s PSX 2016 briefing, they showed a trailer from the upcoming game The Last of Us: Part II. Naughty Dog has updated its engine and the world looks absolutely fabulous. Sony’s Shawn Leyden did stress that the game is in early, early development, however, the trailer was excellent to see.
“It’s still early days for the project—the game’s release is a ways off—but we couldn’t wait any longer to give you a glimpse of what’s to come. We’re going to let the trailer (coming soon to this post) speak for itself, but expect more information about The Last of Us Part II in the coming months,” Neil Druckmann wrote on PSBlog.
Ellie is back for the sequel and she was shown playing the guitar, but covered in blood. Joel was also shown at the end of the trailer talking to her. At the end of trailer, Ellie said, “I’m gonna find and I’m gonna kill every last one of them.” Obviously, there is no release date mentioned for The Last of Us: Part II, but it’s exciting to know this game is coming. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on PlayStation.