PlayStation Experience 2016: our pick

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Yesterday, Sony kicked off its annual PlayStation Experience event, or PSX. It’s one of Sony’s big-show events after E3. PSX serves a dual purpose for Sony by creating hype for the holiday season and laying out its launch road map for the coming year. It definitely felt like Sony pushed out a lot more titles during this event than it did at E3 this year.

Here, we list out a few of our most anticipated titles in the coming months.

The Last of Us Part 2

The sequel is happening! But it’s rather boringly called The Last of Us Part 2. Ellie and Joel will return to give us another intense, harrowing and emotional experience.

“Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, that wasn’t the case. We knew that it needed to be a story worth telling and, perhaps more importantly, a story worthy of Joel and Ellie,” said Neil Druckmann, Creative Director at developer Naughty Dog. “After spending years on different ideas (and almost giving up), we finally uncovered a story that felt special — a story that evolved into an epic journey.”

Unfortunately, this game is still in early development stages and without a release date.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

This year gave us one of the best games ever, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which brought about the close of Nathan Drake’s story in the acclaimed Naughty Dog series. At PSX, the company revealed a stand-alone DLC for the game called The Lost Legacy. The game takes place after the events of Drake’s retirement and involves a mystery artifact from India. In this story, Chloe Frazer (of Uncharted 2 fame) will play the main protagonist and Nadine Ross of Uncharted 4 her hired mercenary.

Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite

When it comes to mash-ups and brawlers, Marvel vs Capcom has always been one of the favourites. The game will feature single-player arcade, training and mission modes, as well as an in-depth cinematic Story Mode with a new villain. Multiplayer modes range from online leaderboards to offline player-versus-player intense battles.

The game is bringing back 2v2 team battles. Players will be able to choose from six Infinity stones to change the outcome of battles as well. There’s a diverse roster of fan favourite characters from the Marvel and Capcom Universes, from Captain Marvel and Iron Man backing the Marvel side, and Ryu and Mega Man X from Capcom. A host of new and exciting characters are yet to be announced for future dates.

If this wasn’t enough, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is available to download from the PlayStation store. At the PlayStation Experience, it was made available for the PS4 and announced for Xbox One in March 2017. The current-gen version of the fighting game includes a new gallery mode, is packed with all previous DLC, and features an improved 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

 

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Crash Bandicoot 1,2 and 3 completely remade. Hell yes!

Activision unveiled the first trailer and gameplay for the Crash Bandicoot: Insane Trilogy during the PlayStation Experience 2016 keynote, which was met with an insane reception. In the games, the marsupial is enhanced, entranced and ready to dance, according to Activision. The games have been remastered in HD. Characters and levels have all been rebuilt from scratch to provide a new look and fresh experience.

Dreadnought

We haven’t had a lot of RTS space games grace the PlayStation console in recent time. At the PlayStation Experience, Yager, Greybox and Six Foot announced that Dreadnought will be making its console debut on the PS4 and will be free to play. The game puts players in command of massive, powerful spaceships to battle across a host of online multiplayer modes. The huge ships can be customised with a range of weapons, modules and cosmetic upgrades and specialise in various roles such as frontline assault, long-range bombardment, strategic support and more.

Wipeout Omega Collection

The Wipeout Omega Collection brings together all of the anti-gravity racing track and ship content from Wipeout HD, Fury and 2048. All three games are remastered in dynamic 4K and HDR and are expected to run at 60 frames per second.

Other news

Sony also released new trailers for The Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn and Gran Turismo Sport during the PlayStation Experience.

The Last Guardian

Horizon Zero Dawn

Gran Turismo Sport

While not at PSX, Death Stranding‘s gorgeous new trailer was also shown during the Game Awards a couple of days earlier. We got the trailer from IGN.

The next few months are nothing short of exciting and these are just a few of the titles.

For all the release titles and news, head over to the PlayStation Blog site to learn more.