PlayStation Experience wrap-up: a helluva lot of gameplay and more

PlayStation Experience 2015

Sony hosted their second, annual PlayStation Experience event on Saturday night in San Francisco.

During the event, they announced a number of upcoming titles and went on to demonstrate others, like gameplay from the Final Fantasy VII: Remake.

The PlayStation VR was also fairly prominent at PlayStation Experience, with a number of titles being shown off.

If you missed out on the event, South African internet being what it is, then we have you covered.

This is everything that took place at the PlayStation Experience 2015 event:

Game Trailers

Firstly, before we get into the real of virtual reality, let’s chat about the games that Sony showed off during the event.

From Level 5’s on Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom to Epic Games’ latest project since the departure from the Gears of War series, Paragon.

From start to end, PlayStation Experience was essentially reveal after reveal. Sony clearly wasn’t holding anything back.

Perhaps the most exciting bit of gameplay was from Final Fantasy VII: Remake, having caused many a fan to cheer, and don’t forget Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Here are trailers that you need to pay attention to.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Sony opened the show with a trailer showing Nathan Drake reuniting with his brother.

The trailer also showed off varying dialogue options, granting the player control over the conversation. It’s an interesting evolution to be sure.

The trailer lacked any sort of action, but still managed to demonstrate that Uncharted 4 is certainly worth the hype, thus far at least.

Final Fantasy VIII: Remake

We finally got to see gameplay from the Final Fantasy VII: Remake.

Amalgamating cut-scenes, general gameplay and combat into one seamless experience, it was quite the trailer.

One thing is for sure, it looks great. And it’s going to offer a very different experience to the original release.

Final Fantasy VII PC Port

Sony also revealed that the Final Fantasy VII PC version would be available on PS4 after the show.

That’s right, you can download the PC port with Trophy support and God Mode right now on the PS4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Although we did not see a trailer of any sort, Shelby Cox took to the stage to announce that the first map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, called Awakening, would hit PS4 early in 2016.

Following that, she did her best to rub in the platform’s exclusivity.

Battleborn

2K games took to the stage to show off another trailer for their upcoming Battleborn.

The game has 25 playable characters, and maintains single player, co-op, couch co-op and online competitive game modes.

2K revealed an open beta which is hitting PS4 first; in addition to this, they revealed that PS4 players who participate in the beta will be in line to receive a free character that will be an addition to the 25 playable characters, and will launch after the game releases.

Street Fighter V

Here comes a new challenger!

Capcom revealed a brand new fighter in the Street Fighter V roster.

F.A.N.G utilizes a tricky fighting style and some seriously long sleeves to combat his opponents.

Capcom also revealed that they are planning to release 6 additional characters following the game’s launch.

There’s more

After Capcom left the stage, Gio Corsi went on stage and showed off a ton of indie and third part titles coming to PS4 and PS Vita over the course of 2016.

There were quite a few of them and they all looked pretty great.

He also revealed that Adult Swim would be publishing a few Devolver Digital titles in 2016, following up with a number of additional trailers.

Dead Star

Invisible Inc.

Don’t Starve Together

Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey

Yakuza 0

King of Fighter XIV

NIOH

Brutal

Adult Swim & Double Fine

Soon after that, Double Fine’s Tim Schaffer took to the stage to show off some Day of the Tentacle: Remastered gameplay.

This was followed by the reveal of Full Throttle: Remastered and Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin, a game made by Double Fine exclusive to PlayStation VR.

Day of the Tentacle: Remastered


Back to Sony

Following Double Fine, Sony revealed a few more games that were actually available right after the show.

These included the anticipated Fat Princess Adventures and Guns Up. Fat Princess Adventures, being a 4-player co-op for both local and online settings.

Both Fat Princess Adventures and Guns Up are available today on the PlayStation Store.

In fact, Fat Princess Adventures is discounted until the 25th of December whereas Guns Up is a free to play title.

Fat Princess Adventures

Guns Up!

Ratchet and Clank

Next year is going to be a great year for Ratchet and Clank as Sony has timed the release to coincide with the debut of the movie.

So we’ll be playing the game based on the movie based on the game in the same month.

Sony also announced that the latest Ratchet and Clank title is set for release on 12 April, 2016, while the movie opens in cinemas on 28 April, 2016.

Destiny: Sparrow Racing League

Instead of releasing DLC for December, Bungie is releasing a limited timed event in the form of sparrow racing.

Yes, no more shooting; you will now be racing other guardians on Venus and Mars in your fancy Sparrow.

The Sparrow Racing League starts on December 8, 2015 and is exclusive to PS4 and Destiny: The Taken King owners.

This is a great opportunity to get some new gear for your sparrow.

HOB

Little is known about this game, though we know that it is made by the creators of Torchlight, and we know that it’s a puzzle game where you play as a mysterious robot-like creature trying to find the story behind his origin.

The game is releasing on PS4 first, sometime in 2016, and will feature tons of puzzles as well as an open world to explore.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom  

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was revealed, and for me, this stole the show.

The game is a direct sequel to the 2013 hit and takes us back to the magical world we all fell in love with.

The trailer showed off the main protagonist and antagonist of the game.

Backed by an extraordinary soundtrack and well-imagined world, Ni No Kuni II will be the only game you need in 2016.

Paragon

Epic games have been working on a brand new MOBA called Paragon. The game will be releasing sometime in 2016 on PS4 and PC.

The trailer showed off its intense combat and wide variety of characters, and we’ve got to say, it looks almost exactly like you imagine a third-person MOBA would.

We can’t wait.

PlayStation VR

Now, to PlayStation VR, and from what we’ve seen this past weekend, Sony’s stance on their upcoming VR system seems to be strong.

They are confident that they have hundreds of developers on board, developing games for their system and the keynote showed that this seems more factual than not.

We saw a game by Ubisoft, Harmonix and even Santa Monica Studios.

Here are all of the PlayStation VR trailers that we witnessed during the event. I would personally like a release date and price. Now please.

The Modern Zombie Taxi Co.

Eagle Flight

100ft Robot Golf

Golem

Job simulator

Ace Combat 7

So, there you have the entire event.

What games surprised you, and what are you looking forward to the most?

Let us know in the comments and forum.


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