So, the PlayStation Experience keynote address in Las Vegas has wrapped up, leaving the dust to settle on a flood of really exciting new announcements for PlayStation gamers.
Where to begin? Well, Street Fighter V, which will be a PS4 console exclusive, was announced on stage; there was a stunning debut gameplay reveal trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End; and even some welcomed news of a Western release for Yakuza 5.
There were also new trailers for Batman Arkham Knight, Destiny: The Dark Below, Tearaway Unfolded and the mind-blowing No Man’s Sky.
The game reveals came thick and fast. Worldwide Studios group unveiled Drawn to Death, an exciting new arena shooter from God of War and Twisted Metal alumnus David Jaffe; the wonderfully mysterious What Remains of Edith Finch from the team behind The Unfinished Swan; Wattam – an intriguing collaboration between Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi and Journey producer Robin Hunicke; and Fat Princess Adventures, a follow-up to the larger-than-life PS3 gem.
Mentioning God of War, SCE Santa Monica Studio confirmed that the team is working on a new God of War game.
And the independent development scene duly stepped up to the plate too, and in real style. The new games include the wonderful platform adventure Shovel Knight; lunatic multiplayer brawler Gang Beasts; terrifying survival horror The Forest; a PS4 and PS Vita release for Transistor developer Supergiant’s lovely debut Bastion; Capybara Games’ audacious Super TIME Force Ultra; Severed, from the genius team responsible for Guacamelee!; horror sequel Killing Floor 2; old school RPG Darkest Dungeon; shooter/dungeon crawler hybrid Enter the Gungeon; strategy sequel Orcs Must Die! Unchained; and Skytorn, from the same Vancouver dev community behind Towerfall Ascension.
And that’s not all. Broken Age on PS4 and PS Vita, a PS Vita release for Resident Evil Revelations 2, Day of the Tentacle for PS4 and PS Vita, a PS Vita release for The Banner Saga.
What announcement or news were you most excited to hear?