June 10, 2014
Sony Press Event Aftermath
Being very entertained by Microsoft this morning, Sony had to bring their A game to the table tonight, and they didn’t disappoint; well mostly didn’t. There was plenty of games, a movie trailer, and some new hardware (at least coming to America). Lets to the announcements because there is plenty to cover.
Destiny – a new gameplay trailer kicked off the press event with several details coming about the summer beta. PlayStation users will be able to join the beta on July 17th. There is a special alpha preview that you can register for at greatnessawaits.com/destiny that will run for this upcoming weekend. If you are selected you will be notified via email and your PlayStation 4. When Destiny launches, it will launch with a bundle featuring a white PlayStation 4 with white DS4, Destiny and 30 days of PlayStation Plus.
The Order 1866: A new gameplay trailer was shown and the game was shown with a much darker tone. It looks like what Resident Evil should have been. This game was pushed to next year, but I am still really intrigued by it.
Infamous First Light – The first DLC expansion for Infamous: Second Son. The DLC will focus on Fetch, the conduit you received the neon powers from.
Little Big Planet 3 – This came out of left field and I am happy that it did. The Little Big Planet series has been fantastic on every Sony platform the series has graced and now its taking another evolutionary step. There are three new characters that will accompany Sackboy, each with their own special abilities. There is Oddsock, a dog like character that is all about speed; Toggle, who has the ability to shrink and grow; and finally, Swoop, a bird that has flight. The best news is all the creations from both Little Big Planet and Little Big Planet 2 will be playable in LBP 3. The game will release in November of 2014.
Bloodborne – a new game being developed by From Software and being directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki of Dark Souls fame. The game will release in 2015.
FarCry 4 – A gameplay trailer was shown off with many improvements over 3, though 3 was great in its own right. The game will release this fall.
Dead Island 2 – Just a pre-rendered trailer was shown, but the game looks like it will be set in the states some where. The trailer has a humorous attitude compared the to original Dead Island trailer.
Paradox Entertainment – Paradox is developing 4 different PS4 titles, and Magicka 2 will hit the console. It also was one of the funniest trailers of the show so far.
Grim Fandango – The Tim Schafer classic point and click adventure is getting an overhaul for the PS4 and PS Vita.
Devolver Digital – The publisher had a sizzle reel showing off some of its upcoming titles coming to the PSN including Broforce, Titan Souls, Hotline Miami 2, Not a Hero, and The Talos Principle.
Let It Die – A new game from one of my favorite dev’s Suda 51.
Abzu – A game by Giant Squid (comprised of former Journey devs)
No Man’s Sky – The game that captivated the Spike VGA’s last year is debuting on the PlayStation 4. The gameplay shown was impressive and I can not wait for this title.
Project Morpheus – the Sony VR headset is at the show.
Youtube is coming to the PS4’s share capabilities
Guns up, Kingdom Under Fire 2, and Planetside 2 are all Free to Play and are all coming to the PS4 in the next 12 months.
PlayStation Now will hold an open beta on the PlayStion 4 with PS3 titles. The beta opens on July 31st and will move to the PS3 and Vita shortly after.
Four new titles are coming to the Vita – Child of Light, Tales of Heart R, Tales from Borderlands and Minecraft.
PlayStation TV, which was shown at Tokyo Game Show 2013 and has been on sale in Japan for some time is coming to the US. The unit will run $99 for the standalone, and a $139 bundle that will come with a DualShock 3, 8GB memory card, and a copy of The Lego Movie video game. They are now available for pre-order.
Mortal Kombat X – The newly announced title was given its first gameplay footage, and it looks awesome. Scorpion faced off against Sub-Zero, and two new fighters were pitted against each other. The title will launch next year.
The Last of Us: Remastered – The phenomenal PS3 title from Naughty Dog hits the PS4 with beefed up visuals on July 29th, 2014.
Grand Theft Auto V – After all the speculation, it is coming to next gen via the PlayStation 4. The new version will be able to take your GTA Online character and money via transfer, so you can pick up where you left off. The game will release this fall.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – A new trailer showcasing the upcoming Kojima Productions opus was shown. The game is looking fantastic and having recently playing through Ground Zeroes, I can not wait for this title.
Batman: Arkham Night – New gameplay footage was shown off and it broke my heart. This game is looking incredible and I have to wait until next year.
Uncharted 4 – To close out the show, Naughty Dog showed off the first official trailer and title for Uncharted 4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will hit the PlayStation 4 next year. I am really sad to see this franchise end, it has been truly a great ride.