Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Sony Pre-TGS Conference Round-Up: Part One!


Image from expo.nikkeibp.co.jp
So Sony's annual Tokyo Game Show came back today, aided by translators, and showed off quite a bit of stuff, most of which will probably not be launching in the West, at least not for a while. 

Sony kicked off the show by annoucing Bloodborne: The Old Hunters, the first DLC for the PS4 exclusive that launches in the UK on November 24th for £12. It introduces a new weapon, the saw-like Bowblade, while there's also a new boss named Ludwig among other things. The tone was then immediately lightened by the presence of New Hot Shots Golf, created by the amazingly named Clap Hanz, which looks cute, but also somewhat horrifying, like everyone that plays has a dark little secret. We then received a rush of Gravity Rush, with the excellent VITA exclusive getting a Remaster on PS4 for the 10th of February in Europe, and a sequel coming to PS4 in 2016, which looks to have a co-op aspect. Exciting.

Ubisoft then crapped on everything by announcing a Jack the Ripper DLC for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. Let's not dwell on that, and instead focus on the two upcoming Yakuza games: Yakuza: Kiwami, which is a remake of the original and comes out on PS4 on January 21st and has possibly the funniest trailer of the bunch due to an unexpected child-slapping (Disclaimer: DON'T) and Yakuza 6, which releases next year and has a demo included in Yakuza: Kiwami. The insanely amazing Just Cause 3 also got an amazing gameplay trailer just to top it off. Sony the quickly announced King of Fighters 14, showed some Phantasy Star Online 2 gameplay, PS4 and VITA brawler One Piece: Burning Blood was announced for 2016.

The anime and Japanese stuff didn't stop there - World of Final Fantasy, the millionth Final Fantasy spinoff, got some more gameplay involving oversized heads, bright colours and some monster battling, I guess. The great-looking Star Ocean 5: Elaborate Subtitle got a good gameplay trailer and a February 25th release date in Japan, Kingdom Hearts started to take the biscuit with game numbers when it announced Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, which includes two small prologues to Kingdom Hearts 3 as well as a remaster of the 3DS title Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. Sony then led on with some Dark Souls 3 footage, which, in all honesty, looks exactly like Bloodborne.

Phew, that was a lot - and we're not even done yet! Stay tuned tomorrow for Part 2 of our Sony Pre-TGS round up! Are you excited for any of these games? 

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