Sony decided to kick off the Tokyo Games Show a little early with their press conference today. Below is a recap of all they spoke about in their press conference.
Bloodborne: The Old Huntershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbGdIdHOO3I
The first Bloodborne expansion was announced entitled The Old Hunters. It is focused on the story of legendary hunters mentioned only briefly in Bloodborne so far.
There weren't a lot of specifics given on what it will bring to the table, but some gameplay elements are shown off in the above trailer. It will be released November 24th, with a base game + The Old Hunters version coming December 3rd.
A post on the playstation blog gives a few more details, however. You will "experience the nightmare of the hunters who once guarded Byrgenwerth’s darkest secrets" in the new expansion. It is set in a "nightmare world where hunters from the past are trapped forever."
There will be new areas to explore, more rewards, and new beasts to take down as well. Expect to find new outfits, weapons, as well as more magic to wield to give variety to the combat.
New Everybody's Golf (Hot Shots Golf) 2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOR3CTZbbUg
A new Hot Shots Golf game will be coming out in 2016. Other than the trailer, there wasn't a whole lot to say about the game other than to expect to see it some time next year.
The Uncharted 4 release date was confirmed for Japan as being the same as the rest of the world, March 18th, 2016.
Gravity Rush on PS4 and Gravity Rush 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMGaMOyr0GI
Gravity Rush 1 was confirmed to be coming to Playstation 4 December 10th. The remaster announced earlier this year will make it just before the year is out in Japan and will include all three original DLC packs for the game. This blog post seems to suggest North America should see it February 9th, 2016. There will be a limited collector's edition as well, which includes a figurine
Gravity Rush 2 was announced for Playstation 4 and coming next year. No real details on the title were offered. One would expect to hear more throughout the Tokyo Games Show.
Ubisoft Montreal has been working on a new title featuring knights, vikings, and samurai called For Honor. For Honor was announced back at E3, where you can find more information about it here. This was to announce that it will be coming to Japan and also showed off one of the Samurai heroes – The Oni.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate – Jack the Ripperhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbLv5Dno4yU
A new story set in the Assassin's Creed: Syndicate world featuring infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper has been announced. It is now in production and is included in Syndicate's season pass, which was also revealed today along with some preorder details.
There weren't a lot of details, but more will be surely coming soon. It isn't clear whether you will be playing as Jack the Ripper or hunting him down yourself.
Yakuza Remake and Yakuza 6 Announcedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMw_E_s4Y74
A remake to the original Yakuza will be coming to Playstation 4 and 3 January 21st of 2016 in Japan only at the moment. SEGA spoke on stage about the limitations of the Playstation 2 holding back what they wanted the original Yakuza to be, but now feel as though their original vision can be realized.
Yakuza 6 was announced as well as an exclusive for Playstation 4, which should be coming Fall of 2016. It's not clear if that was Japan only or worldwide. However, seeing as Yakuza 5 was only just announced to be released to the rest of the world this year, with no release date, it would not be a surprise to have that be the Japan only window.
King of Fighters 14https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqE3cxDzit0
A very brief clip of King of Fighters 14 was shown with a release date of 2016. It will be coming to Playstation 4 but is unknown whether it is an exclusive or not.
One Piece: Burning Bloodhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2CgHtldEQY
A new One Piece game entitled One Piece: Burning Blood was announced for the Playstation Vita and Playstation 4. More details will be coming soon but the short trailer seems to show it off as a fighting game.
Gundam Extreme VS-Force
Gundam Extreme VS-Force will be coming to the Playstation Vita. They mentioned it was a direct port of the arcade title.
Toukiden 2 has been announced for the Playstation 3, 4, and Vita for 2016. The Toukiden series an open world action RPG set on hunting monsters. Again, little details other than an announcement, but do expect more as TGS continues.
Nioh is a game announced over a decade ago, with very little news about it since then. Now it has been announced for release exclusively on the Playstation 4 in 2016.
It was supposed to be an original release on the Playstation 3 a long time ago and is based on an unfinished script from the legendary Akira Kurosawa, entitled Oni. The film made by Kurosawa's son was also supposed to debut beside the game, but there has been no news on that either.
World of Final Fantasyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvXH6s4ub5M
World of Final Fantasy was announced during E3, with this showcase not telling us much more than it will be available on PS4 and Vita in 2016, as well as some new footage that shows the game going back to the classic Heroes of Light set up from the older games.
Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessnesshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTMKRTJG7po
Other than the video above, we learned that Star Ocean 5 will be coming to Japan in February of 2016. The trailer showed the combat system having tweaks, by allowing more characters to participate in its set with 7 different ones shown involved.
SaGa Scarlet Gracehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaCQ1vl_YUI
A new SaGa series by Square Enix, SaGa Scarlet Gracem is set to be released for Vita in 2016. The SaGa series is an open world, turn based RPG with a heavy emphasis on story. Expect more details on this title soon.
Kingdom Hearts II.8: Final Chapter Prologuehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaFLJ0sigeU
Kingdom Hearts II.8 will follow the trend of 1.5 and 2.5 by including three titles. First, II.8 will feature an HD remaster of Dream Drop Distance. Also included will be scenes from Kingdom Hearts: Unchained called Black Cover, which will reveal more of the series' history by showing the story of the Foretellers. This will be an HD movie covering that time frame, which will connect the earliest parts of the series' history.Finally, a completely new part of the story will be included called Birth By Sleep 0.2, which will take place after Birth By Sleep and told from Aqua's perspective.
Kingdom Hearts II.8 will be released for the Playstation 4 sometime in 2016. The official trailer for the game will release on the Kingdom Hearts YouTube channel Sept 17th.
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corpshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHHwulLoorM
Two celebrate 20 years of Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps was announced. It is a competitive third-person and first-person shooter due out in 2016 on the Playstation 4.
Danganronpa 3 was announced for the Playstation 4 and Vita. They didn't offer much more other than it has been in development. Expect more to come soon, as the trailer above implies. It appears to be a return to Danganronpa 1 and 2's visual novel detective style after Danganronpa: Another Episode went in a different direction. They said to expect something unexpected very soon.
Dragon Quest Buildershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44_aErsbnxA
We had a decent look at the Minecraft-like game Dragon Quest Builders not too long ago. Now comes a new trailer and release date of January 28th in Japan, however a western release is still unconfirmed at this time. They did show more RPG elements than many of the Minecraft-like builders and called it a Blockbuilding RPG.
Prokect Setsuna was just shown in that quick teaser above with no discussion on it during this conference. One should expect to hear more about it whenever Square Enix decides to talk on it more.
One thing we do know, though, is that it is a pretty good looking game. It also seems to feature an overworld like the RPGs of old and has what looks like turn-based combat that, only guessing, seems to be take place wherever you encounter the enemy, like Chrono Trigger, instead of random encounters or sending you to a specific battle screen.
Expect more on the title in the coming days as the trailer says it has an early 2016 release date.
Project Morpheus, now Playstation VRhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PonNTt365Dc
Project Morpheus has been making the rounds and now has its official name: Playstation VR. They didn't offer much more than the trailer above and the official name.
Playstation 4 Price Drop in Japan
They ended the conference with an announcement that the Playstation 4 will be dropping price in Japan to the equivalent of about $50. There is no announcement about the rest of the world getting a price drop, but it if it is similar to the drop here, the new price for the Playstation 4 in North America could be $350. Again, they haven't said so, but if this price drop expands beyond Japan, that is likely what it will be.
That is pretty much everything from the conference, which you can watch fully yourself here. Let us know if there was anything big we missed in the comments!
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