Posted Sat Dec 3, 2016 at 11:27 AM PST by Justin Clark
Announcements, trailers, and, some indie game called Last of Us is getting a sequel.
PSX's main event has ended, and compared to their E3 shows, it's always impressive just how much killer Sony packs into these, but hey, this is fast becoming their yearly victory lap, they're allowed.
To wit, we had a ton of news crammed into around an hour and a half. So, let's get down to business.
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Announced
After a week of teases, the Game Formerly Known As Marvel vs Capcom 4 has officially been unveiled to the world. Titled 'Marvel vs Capcom Infinite', the game actually represents a mild scaling back to 'X-Men vs Street Fighter's 2-on-2 battles, as well as what appears to be a return to 'Marvel Super Heroes' Infinity Stones mechanic. No confirmation just yet on whether the prevailing rumor, that the X-Men are sitting this one out in favor of all Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, is actually true, but the trailer so far seems to back that up, with Iron Man and Captain Marvel (who does seem to bear no small resemblance to Brie Larson) taking on Ryu and Mega Man. Actual gameplay will be premiering during the Capcom Cup tomorrow evening. The game will be hitting sometime next year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In the meantime, here's the first trailer:
In The Meantime, 'Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3' Is Coming Back
You read that out. Because surprises are the name of the game for Capcom, they decided to appease everyone's thirst for full details on 'Marvel vs Capcom Infinite' by casually throwing out that 'Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is being gussied up for a 1080p, 60fps debut on PS4. Even better, the game releases soon. Like really soon. As in, today. As in, RIGHT NOW. The game is already up in the Playstation Store for the mildly pricy, but so-very-worth-it price of $24.99. Xbox and PC folk will get the game in March.
But Wait, There's More
'Ultimate MvsC 3' won't be going to the PS alone tonight, as Suda 51's 'Let It Die', 'Lara Croft Go', 'Garou: Mark of the Wolves', and the final update to the free 'Resident Evil 7' demo--which will finally include PSVR support--have all been released to the Playstation Store. 'Let It Die' is free-to-play, 'Lara Croft Go' is $10, and 'Mark of the Wolves' is $14.99.
URNOTE: Classic Playstation Titles Are Making A Comeback
Sony will also be doing some re-releasing of its own soon. First up is no surprise to anyone who played 'Uncharted 4': the first three 'Crash Bandicoot' games will be brought together for the 'Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy'. More than just a remaster, the game will have additional animations, beautifully rendered characters and environments, as well as the ability to switch back and forth between the new art style and the original. More details can be found right over here.
Sony will also be putting together 'Wipeout Omega Collection', which will include content from 'Wipeout HD', 'Fury', and '2048', remastered, and running up to 4K resolution on PS4 Pro, at 60fps. 'Wipeout HD' is still a jaw-dropping beauty of a game. The idea of that running at 4K is enough to make a grown man weep.
Lastly, a trio of old-school music-based games will be getting a similar treatment, starting with 'Parappa The Rapper' next year. Remasters of 'LocoRoco' and 'Patapon' will follow. But for now, YOU GOTTA BELIEVE.
Now, A New 'Ni No Kuni II' Trailer
Because new Studio Ghibli animation is never a bad thing, have a look at the new 'Ni No Kuni' trailer. What else does one say besides, "It's Studio Ghibli". It's a whole lot of magic, surrounding a pretty decent JRPG.
All The Single Ladies: 'Uncharted 4's Spinoff Unveiled
Naughty Dog bookended the keynote with two major announcements, the first of which is the long-teased single player DLC for 'Uncharted 4', which will, apparently, be its own standalone game, called 'Lost Legacy'. The game will be more akin to 'The Last of Us: Left Behind'. It'll star Chloe and Nadine working together to kick ass for great justice in the Middle East. The trailer is below, which has a slow build, but then the last minute or so happens...
You Haven't Seen The Last Of 'The Last Of Us'
Finally, the big news of the day: The keynote's "one last thing" anouncement was that Joel and Ellie are coming back in 'The Last of Us Part II'. The game is extremely early in development, so we're probably looking at something like 2018 for the full game. But for right now, we have this beautifully moody trailer of Ellie singing a gentle tune about the smiting of her enemies.
Source:Sony (via Playstation Experience livestream)
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