Yesterday was the start of Paris Games Week in France and Sony kicked things off with a slew of new game trailers, reveals, updates, and announcements for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Across two hours of pre-show and conference presentations, Sony discussed over 30 different games.
For all intents and purposes, this year’s PGW has served as a “mini E3” of sorts, giving fans a peak into what’s coming up over the next several months. Sony’s presentation featured a healthy mix of both small, independent titles as well as large, AAA-quality games. Many of the games shown were also brand new announcements that had never been revealed until they were shown during the conference.
Sony gave everyone a look at Guacamelee 2, a direct sequel to DrinkBox Studios’ smash-hit indie title that marries slapstick humor with Metroidvania-style exploration and platforming, coming to PS4 in 2018. Next up was a brand new game announcement in the form of The Hong Kong Massacre by Vreski, a top-down shoot-em-up that’s full of style and neon-infused colors, which is also coming to PS4 in 2018. It looks a bit like what you’d get if you combined a John Woo film with the stylings of Blade Runner.
Tennis World Tour by Breakpoint Studio was also shown off for the first time and should scratch a very specific itch among tennis fans that have been eager for a new simulation-style game; it’s also coming in 2018 for PS4. After that there was an assortment of PSVR games shown from the hero-shooter Megalith from Disruptive Games, to the ship-combat action game Bow to Blood by Tribetoy, the sound-based survival horror VR game Stifled from Gattai Games, and Starchild, a mysterious adventure game from the creators of Lucky’s Tale, Playful Corp.
All of this was shown before the main show even started. Once things really got underway Sony started by announcing a brand-new AAA-quality samurai action game titled Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch, the same development studio behind the Sly Cooper and Infamous franchises. It looks to take on a much more action-packed approach to samurai gameplay, as opposed to the stealthier games of years’ past and is due out next year as well.
Amidst other trailers for big upcoming games we are already knew about like God of War, Star Wars Battlefront II, Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, and Marvel’s Spider-Man, Sony dropped a huge bombshell at the very end of the show with an all-new trailer for the highly anticipated Naughty Dog game, The Last of Us Part II.
We’ve rounded up all of the best trailers for the game’s we’ve talked about here, and more, for you to check out.
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