Thursday, 17 September 2015

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



The Sony Tokyo Game Show is currently underway, and their conference included a multitude of Triple-A's, which Sam covered in part 1 a couple of days ago. But that wasn't everything (obviously, I mean, it was part 1, common sense), there's VR news, things to make your PS4 look even better, new controllers and of course, even more games!

Firstly, Project Morpheus has been renamed to Playstation VR. That was about it for the device, and to be frank, its old name was a lot cooler than the generic new one. Speaking of attachments for the PS4 though, you can now get coloured faceplates for the front of the system- at least in Japan anyways. Over there they cost 2,500 Yen each, which is equivalent to £15, quite affordable if you asked me. They come in 9 variations: Gold, Silver, Pink, Purple, Red, Sky Blue,Yellow as well as the traditional White and Black. There are 4 new limited edition variations of the DualShock 4 now as well: Gold, Silver, Steel Black, and Crystal, with most of them costing 6480 Yen- £34. I would say it's cool to be able to customise our systems, although these are only out in Japan, which is saddening.

Onto the games, Capcom announced Umbrella Corps, which is a third person online competitive multiplayer...which I'm a little shaky on. Your main focus is to kill the opposing team, and the zombies, which were the main threat are nothing more than easily killable obstacles now. Not really into it, but others might be. As well as that, Danganronpa 3 was announced. I have some idea of the premise, but had no experience with any of the prior games. Essentially, you're a student trapped in a location with other people, and you have to get away with murder to escape. No idea what the gameplay's like, and the trailer doesn't help either (considering it's in full Japanese), but it seems interesting.

On top of that, there's a new Dragon Quest game: Dragon Quest:Builders. A Minecraft-inspired spinoff, this lets you shape your own village in the world of DQ. People are getting tired of Minecraft clones, with all the cubes. Well this has actual models for enemies, you and allies- seems as if the only thing cubed is the landscape, which means this is a breath of fresh air for the genre. It launches January 28 for the PS3, 4 and Vita but in Japan only. Another game that was announced was Toukiden 2, a sequel to the action RPG original, Toukiden Kiwami which was also recently released on Steam. Last but certainly not least is Ni-Oh; an action RPG with combat borrowed from Dark Souls and a main character seemingly borrowed from CD Projekt Red. Not kidding, the main character looks like Geralt of Feudal Japan. It's being developed by Team Ninja of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, so I'm sure the combat's going to be good too.

Welp, that's the rest of what was announced. Sony apparently has 2 more major conferences coming up, so expect more in the future. Is there anything you're excited for? Would you buy a faceplate for your PS4 if it were available for you? Let us know below!

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