Five Stories From Sony’s Pre-Tokyo Game Show 2014 Stream
September 1, 2014
With the 2014 Tokyo Game Show set to start later this month, Sony once again held a press conference to show off some significant software and hardware updates for the Asia region. For those who didn’t catch the stream, here are the highlights from the two hour presentation.
Square-Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes, an action-RPG developed in conjunction with Koei-Tecmo & Dynasty Warriors studio Omega Force. The game is set to hit the PS4 & PS3 sometime next year. It’s the first Dragon Quest game to be released on a Playstation system since 2006. In addition to the announcement, Sony also unveiled a Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition Playstation 4. No date or price was announced for the console.
Atlus announced two important bits of information regarding Persona 5. The game will be delayed in 2015, but will also be released on the Playstation 4 (in addition to the previously announced Playstation 3 verison). A new trailer was played, showing off the games main character, and a more urban based setting compared to its predecessor.
Capcom announced a sequel to 2011′s Resident Evil: Revelations, known simply as Resident Evil: Revelations 2. It will be released on PS3/PS4/Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC in 2015. While not much was revealed, what was revealed was that the setting and characters will be completely new to Resident Evil lore, the game will be playable on the TGS show floor, and the main protagonists won’t be Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine. In addition, they also briefly showed off more of the remastered version of Resident Evil (2002), and reconfirmed it will be released in 2015.
As far as first party announcements, Sony’s biggest first party game announcement was for “New MinGol Project”, a Playstation 4 entry of the Everybody’s Golf series of games. A very cryptic and off the wall trailer not only announced the game, but showed off a much sharper visual style, but will allow players to build their own golf course. More information will be revealed in the future.
Finally, some of the shorter announcements include From Software/Japan Studio’s Bloodborne dated for Japanese release on February 5th 2015, Nippon Ichi Software announcing Disgaea 5 to hit the PS4 in 2015, Falcom’s Ys series to hit the PS4 and Vita in 2015 in a new installment, Earth Defence Force 2025 will be coming to the PS4 in 2015 as Earth Defence Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, Q Game’s The Tomorrow Children will be receiving a closed beta for Japan, and both the PS4 and Vita will be receiving custom theme support in the 2.0 (PS4) and 3.30 (PS Vita) updates. The Last Guardian & the sequel to Gravity Rush were not shown or mentioned.
And that is five stories that came out of Sony’s Pre-TGS 2014 Stream.