This week at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony unveiled a great deal of games and tech announcements. While most of these titles have dates and content that are specific to Japan there’s still a good chance that some of it will come to the Western market. Well, no more chit-chat. TO THE NEWS!
We’re getting a new Bloodborne Expansion
If you already own Bloodborne, “The Old Hunters” DLC will be available to you on November 24. Should you not own it, you can get a special edition version that will be available on December 3. Now, let’s hunt some orc! Wait… wrong series.
Ubisoft Gives More Details on For Honor
We’ve not seen much from this title since its CGI trailer at Ubisoft’s conference at E3 2015, but we’re getting more details now. This new IP from Ubisoft presents some exciting hack-and-slash action, and they revealed the first playable hero, The Oni. No release date has been given yet. Now, let’s hunt some Orc! No… still not right.
Jack the Ripper DLC for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
While we’re on the subject of Ubisoft, they also debuted a trailer featuring the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. Ubisoft has stated that this will all take place 20 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, during the 1888 Autumn of Terror.
According to Ubisoft, players “will join forces with Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard to hunt down Jack the Ripper in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the infamous serial killer.”
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will launch on Xbox One and PS4 on October 23, and on PC on November 19.
Yakuza Remake AND Yakuza 6
Be still my beating heart. In Fall of 2016 Japan will be getting an HD remake of Yakuza. As if that’s not enough, a Demo of Yakuza 6 will be available, as well. Talk about a great way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this classic game! Now we don’t know when any of this is coming to Westerners, but Sony has stated that it will provide updates in the near future.
Gravity Daze and Gravity Daze 2 coming soon!
Sony’s Studio Japan has been mum for quite some time on whether a port of Gravity Daze, or Gravity Rush in the Western version, would be ported to PS4. Now we know that it will be coming to Japan on December 10 and to Europe and North America in February of 2016 on the PS4. And as for Gravity Daze 2, Sony said it’s aiming for a 2016 release.
Dragon Quest Builders
While fans of Dragon Quest will be getting Dragon Quest 11 soon, and with rumors abuzz about Dragon Quests 7 and 8 coming to Western markets, it was a surprise to hear of ANOTHER Dragon Quest title: Dragon Quest Builders. This block building RPG set in the Dragon Quest universe will make its way to Japan on January 28, 2016 on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. No news on a Western release was given.
Square Enix Announces SaGa Scarlet Grace
After a decade long haitus and celebrating it 25th anniversary, SaGA, now re-titled SaGA Scarlet Grace, will be coming to PS Vita in 2016. While we don’t want to make the news an editorial, I must say that I hope Sony does not overlook localization for this title. Bring SaGA to the West!
Kingdom Heart 2.8
What’s one more Kingdom Hearts installment? This compilation will offer Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Birth By Sleep 0.2, and some cutscenes from Unchained X, called Back Cover. The latter will serve as a prologue to the Kingdom Hearts series, telling the story of the Foretellers. So far, this will only be available on PS4.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Gets a Release Date
Square Enix announced that Star Ocean5: Integrity and Faithlessness will arrive on the PS4 in Japan on February 25, 2016. Square announced that the RPG title, developed by Tri-Ace, will also make its way West in 2016, but no specific date was given.
Dark Souls 3 - We Will Die in 2016
Bandai Namco officially announced the launch date of March 24, 2016 in Japan for Dark Souls 3. We’re not sure if that goes for Western markets as well, but it’s likely we’ll all be dying harsh deaths in 2016.
Danganronpa 3 was announced for PS Vita and PlayStation 4. This is a followup to 2014’s Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. No date given for this title, but then again, we did just get Danganronpa: Another Episode — Ultra Despair Girls last month.
- The arcade fighting series King of Fighters 14 will come to PS4 in 2016.
- Bandai Namco announced One Piece: Burning Blood and Gundam Extreme Vs-Force
- Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps, a competitive shooter for PC and PS4 was announced by Capcom for Early 2016.
Project Morpheus Gets A New Name
While many liked the unique name of Project Morpheus, Sony has opted to choose a more accessible name in PlayStation VR for its new virtual reality headset. Project names rarely ever stick around, and the same has occurred here. The price and release date remain a mystery.
PS4 Gets Swappable Faceplates and New Controllers!
Sony announced that it will be receiving the number of new DualShock 4 controller models, as well as swappable face plates. This will allow PS4 owners to add some color and personalization to their next-gen console.
That was a lot of Japanese and news. However, it’s fair to say that 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for Japanese and Western PlayStation owners, whether that’s PS4, PS3, or Vita. What were your favorite announcements? Let us know in the comments below!