PlayStation Experience is a weekend filled with new games and big surprises. Bolstered by an amazing community of gamers from around the world, the show is home to a brilliant blend of genres, stories, heroes, and challenges.
It’s hard to capture the whole weekend at a glance, which is why we’ve built this growing list of games that made an appearance in Anaheim, California this weekend or made new announcements. We’ll be adding to it throughout the day, so come back for more details on some of the best and brightest in the industry.
And don’t forget to share your favorites in the comments section below. Enjoy!
We’re massively excited to debut Aaero on PS4 at PlayStation Experience 2016. Our indie studio, ‘Mad Fellows’, is based in England and currently consists of just myself and a crazy programmer called Dan. In Aaero you pilot your craft through alien landscapes, battling strange enemies and tracing trails of light that release the energy in the music. The music is the heart and soul of the game. The soundtrack is incredible! We can’t wait to hear what you think.
Paul Norris // Creative Director, Mad Fellows
The Sloclap team was so thrilled to see our game on stage at PlayStation Experience and excited to announce that Absolver will be a PS4 console exclusive in 2017. If you aren’t familiar with Absolver, it’s an online action game that is set mainly in the ruins of an old imperial city. Absolver focuses on martial arts combat, with intense real-time action and a “combat deck” interface in which players can build unique combat choreographies between fights, to create their own playstyle within different martial art schools. We’re excited to join the PlayStation family!
Pierre Tarno, Creative Lead / Sloclap
Matt Makes Games Inc
Celeste is inspired by real-life rock climbing. The fun of maneuvering yourself up a cliff, the rush of reaching for a hold just beyond safety, and the challenge of pushing yourself to go a bit further than last time.
Matt Thorson // Indie Game Developer, Matt Makes Games Inc
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
We at Vicarious Visions love Crash, and we’re super excited for everyone to play the N. Sane Trilogy. But we can’t fly everyone out to Anaheim to play it in person, so here’s a peek that answers some burning questions. And the biggest question everyone keeps asking us, “Is this a remaster or a remake?” It’s practically impossible to make a traditional remaster of the original Naughty Dog games. They’re roughly 20 years old, and technology has advanced significantly in that time. The original code and assets are nearly unusable. Nearly.
But we don’t consider this a remake. We know how much you all love the original games, so we didn’t want to fully remake them. The N. Sane Trilogy is a remaster plus.
Dan Tanguay // Game Director, Vicarious Visions
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
NIS America, Inc.
PS4, PS Vita
Chris King from NIS America here to officially announce that Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will be heading west to PS4 and PS Vita as a physical and digital release in 2017! The third main entry of the hit murder-mystery adventure game series, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is an all-new journey into the world of Danganronpa! As the killing game begins a third time, the line between lies and the truth has never been more blurred!
Chris King // Associate Product Marketing Manager, NIS America, Inc.
Destiny’s “The Dawning”
On December 13th, Guardians will gather in the Tower to welcome a brand new year with gifts and games. The Dawning kicks off a festive season of healthy competition. We’re hosting a party, and all players of Destiny: Rise of Iron are welcome.
DeeJ // Bungie
We were thrilled to announce and show off our new PS VR game for the first time at PlayStation Experience 2016! Dino Frontier lets you build and manage a frontier settlement in a world where the Wild West and Jurassic eras collide. You assume the role of Big Mayor overlooking your settlement in tabletop-scale VR. You must carefully balance resources while growing your town. All the while, wild dinosaurs roam the land acting as both dangerous foe and tantalizing asset. Dino Frontier will be available for PlayStation VR in 2017. We can’t wait for you to experience all the Jurassic frontier has to offer!
Chandana Ekanayake // Uber Entertainment
You stand at the helm of a massive spaceship, awestruck by the tons of steel and hundreds of crew members at your command. With a single word, you have the power to unleash earth-shattering weapons that will leave a lasting mark on the Solar System. That’s the feeling I want you to have every moment you play Dreadnought, which I’m excited to announce will be coming to console next year — exclusively on PS4!
Mike Donatelli // Creative Director, Six Foot
Winter is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with our brand new festive, frosty, and free game update for EVE: Valkyrie? The ‘Gatecrash’ update includes a stunning new map named Gateway, that will put your combat and navigation skills to the test as you fly and fight around a partially constructed warp gate surrounded by “iceteroids,” in a vibrant polar-toned nebula. This update also includes a feature that we’re been itching to deliver since launch: Pilot Customisation. The ultimate expression tool for any pilot or squad looking to stand out from the crowd in the clone vats and cockpits.
Andrew Willans // Lead Game Designer, CCP Newcastle
We brought our high-speed action RPG to PlayStation Experience almost one year ago and the crowd was wonderful. The number one request we received was to bring the game to PlayStation Vita. Hearing from many passionate PS Vita fans in person and on social media fired us up to make it happen. I’m proud to say we are bringing Fallen Legion to PlayStation Vita and the portable version is more than a port. Fallen Legion for PlayStation Vita is its own unique adventure with an entirely different story.
Spencer Yip // YummyYummyTummy
The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition
The Molasses Flood
The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition is a wilderness survival game in which a girl and her dog travel on foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river. Scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife and, most importantly, stay alive in a dangerous wilderness. This Complete Edition we’re bringing to PS4 includes various gameplay enhancements, a Dynamic Theme, and a Director’s Commentary mode so you can learn all about how we made the game.
Forrest Dowling // Lead Designer // The Molasses Flood
Games of Glory
My colleagues at Lightbulb Crew and I wanted to share the intense emotions you get through playing in a top-down team shooter arena game: the excitement of the near escape, the sense of accomplishment from getting better and better, the pleasure of rescuing your teammate from assured death, and the pride after having led the team to victory. This is the experience I just had as we were testing out the latest features of Games of Glory, which I’m happy to announce will be coming to PS4 next year.
Anders Larsson // Co-founder, Lightbulb Crew
Garou: Mark Of The Wolves
We are excited to announce the release of one of our fans’ most beloved Neo Geotitles, Garou: Mark Of The Wolves on PS4 and PS Vita. Garou: Mark Of The Wolves was originally released in 1999 and was the newest entry in the Fatal Fury franchise, featuring a new generation of combatants. It is an unparalleled technical fighter that raised the bar for the entire fighting game genre back in its day. This new release will include new features such as Online Multiplayer and Cross-Play functionality.
Yasuyuki Oda // Producer, SNK Corporation
Hand of Fate 2
PS4 and PS4 Pro
I’ve had to bite my tongue on this one for a little while, but I’m happy to report that Hand of Fate 2, the card game that comes to life, will be releasing next year on PS4 and PS4 Pro. I’ve spent two conventions dancing around this question with a litany of non-answers so, if nothing else, this is a huge relief for me.
Lee May // Communications Manager, Defiant Development
Human: Fall Flat
No Brakes Games
Human: Fall Flat is a physics puzzle game with an open-ended design set in the surreal dreamscapes of one man — Bob. Explore strange worlds and solve their challenges with only your wits and any tools you might find lying around. However, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. When I designed Human: Fall Flat I made sure that breaking the rules (and puzzles) is as fun as following them. Want to try and open that door to win the level? Go for it. Want to see how far you can throw a speaker set out the window? Now you’re speaking my language!
Tomas Sakalauskas // Co-Founder, No Brakes Games
Lara Croft GO
Square Enix Montreal
PS4, PS Vita
Lara Croft GO is out now on PS4 and PS Vita! We wanted to give the PlayStation fans something special, the platform having been so important in the history of the Tomb Raider and Lara Croft. That’s when the idea of crafting a completely new expansion — and bringing it to PlayStation first — came about. So we teamed up with the talented guys at KO_OP (of GNOG fame) to create it. Story wise, we wanted to explore the idea of shattered realities; bringing together key elements from the classic game, while staying true to Lara Croft GO. Just like Hitman Go: Definitive Edition, Lara Croft GO on PlayStation supports cross-buy, cross-play and has that sweet, sweet Platinum trophy.
Nicolas Verge // Community Manager, Square Enix Montreal
Let It Die
GungHo Online Entertainment America
Let It Die is out now, and if you want to survive in a world where your biggest mistakes literally come back to haunt you, you might need a helping hand.
Antonio Cara // Customer Operations Manager, GungHo Online Entertainment America
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
In case you missed our announcement at PlayStation Experience, Marvel and Capcom have joined forces once again to bring you the next epic chapter in our highly acclaimed cross-over series: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite! Universes collide with fun, frantic player-vs-player battles.
Neidel Crisan // Director of Digital Media & eSports, Capcom
PS4, PS VR
Megaton Rainfall is a first-person superhero game. A global alien invasion is taking place and you must face it — alone. You have to chase massive destruction devices at extraordinary speeds around an Earth that’s as large as the real thing and populated with procedurally generated cities. Then you have to destroy your enemies with your lethal energy blasts. Just be careful to avoid human casualties! You are so powerful, you’ll leave a trail of collapsed buildings if you miss your targets! Megaton Rainfall will be coming to PS4 and PS VR in early 2017.
Alfonso del Cerro // Founder, Pentadimensional Games
MLB The Show 17
San Diego Studio
During the World Series, we revealed that newly inducted Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. will grace the cover of MLB The Show 17. The Kid’s signature style transcended the baseball diamond and helped create some of the most memorable baseball video games of the 90’s. Most of us at San Diego Studio grew up playing those classics and wondered how we could recreate a nostalgic feeling for a generation of gamers. Introducing “Retro Mode,” a retro gameplay experience that pays homage to the classic baseball games many of us grew up playing.
Ramone Russell // Sr. Community Specialist & Game Designer, San Diego Studio
Move or Die
Those Awesome Guys
Move or Die is a fast-paced, addictive, friendship-ruining multiplayer party game coming next year to PS4 with a simple premise: you move, or you die! While the fundamental gameplay rule “move or die” is pretty straight-forward for a multiplayer game, we use that rule to introduce a plethora of mini-games that usually average about 20 seconds each.
Nicolae Berbece // Founder and Lead Developer, Those Awesome Guys
Mother Russia Bleeds
Suprise! Mother Russia Bleeds launched on PS4 during PS Experience this year and we’re so happy to finally bring our badass brawler to the PlayStation community. Our dream was to bring this old school, grimy brawler to console so that everyone could play on a big screen alongside friends like many of the classics that inspired us. The team here at Le Cartel thank you for your patience and hope you enjoy Mother Russia Bleeds’ story, combat, and nod to the classic brawlers of legend.
Fred Coispeau // Director, Le Cartel
What was called for a long time “the Jarvis Project” we can now reveal as Nex Machina (Which, roughly translated, means Death Machine) — the most explosive top-down action shooter Housemarque has ever created. Taking hints from both Robotron and Smash TV, Nex Machina focuses on pure arcade action, voxel destruction, and competition.
Mikael Haveri // Housemarque
Square Enix is proud to announce that Nier: Automata is coming to PS4 on March 7, 2017! For fans eager to get their hands on the game, we’re happy to announce a consumer demo will be available for free download on PSN soon! That’s right, players will soon be able to annihilate hordes of invading machine lifeforms in order to retake the planet.
Francis Santos // Marketing Lead, Square Enix
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Hello everyone! We are extremely excited to be back at this year’s PlayStation Experience to unveil more information for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, the next game in the series that started with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch! The new trailer, which debuted during the PlayStation Showcase, gives fans a first look at the gameplay of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom as well as confirming a 2017 release date on PS4.
Dennis Lee // Director, Brand Marketing, Bandai Namco
Omen of Sorrow
“Omen of Sorrow” is a classic 2D, four-button fighting game that features a battle system designed from the ground up to leverage player skill, rather than stats or random chance. The game features deep combat mechanics that favor movement and spacing over tight execution — we are striving to make this fun for pros and newcomers alike! Being an upcoming studio based in Santiago, Chile isn’t the easiest of challenges, but we are aiming to bring this amazing experience to all of you on Winter 2017, and all of us here at AOne Games just can’t wait for all of you to play our game!
Sebastian Gana // Lead Programmer, AOne Games
Orcs Must Die!
Orcs Must Die!’s award-winning, white-knuckle witch’s brew of action and strategy comes to PlayStation in Orcs Must Die! Unchained, letting you team up online with your friends to lay waste to millions of new invading monsters! The only thing better than building traps for murdering minions is building even more traps! Unlock traps, then upgrade them to build an impenetrable gauntlet of torture devices to hack, grind, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate your foes. Coming 2017.
Justin Korthof // Marketing Manager, Robot Entertainment
PSOne Remasters: PaRappa, Patapon & LocoRoco
The classic hip-hop beats of PaRappa the Rapper, the addictively charming tunes sung by scores of Loco Roco, and the marching war beats of Patapon are coming to PlayStation 4 in 2017. Lovingly rendered in 4K (requires PS4 Pro and a 4K-compatible display) and 1080p, these iconic characters will get a new life on today’s televisions. To give you a taste of the love we are putting into developing these games for a new generation, we are releasing a demo of PaRappa the Rapper Remastered!
Nick Accordino // Associate Project Manager, SCEA
When we first revealed Pyre earlier this year, we got a great response to the game’s mystical purgatory setting, and its distinct blend of party-based RPG exploration and competitive action. We showed you a glimpse of the game’s ensemble cast, and the ancient competition called the Rites, in which exiles battle to regain their freedom. Through it all, one exciting question kept coming up again and again: is Pyre going to have multiplayer? We can confirm that the answer is a resounding yes. At PlayStation Experience this weekend, we’re proud to present our first-ever multiplayer offering in Pyre’s head-to-head Versus Mode.
Greg Kasavin // Creative Director, Supergiant Games
Resident Evil 7 biohazard: Final Demo
It all started with a simple message – “Get out of the house.” Over three million PlayStation 4 players (and counting) have downloaded the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo since it was announced at E3 earlier this year, hoping to escape from the dilapidated mansion. Now, with the final update, “Midnight,” available now, you’ll discover how it all comes together.
Kellen Haney // Social Media Specialist, Capcom
Okay internet, you win. Strafe is now coming to PS4. Strafe is the fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed, first-person shooter of 1996. Featuring breathtaking photo-realistic graphics and persistent gore that allows you to paint levels red with the excessive entrails of your enemies.
Thom Glunt // Director, Pixel Titans
Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality
Hi everybody. This is Sophie from Bossa Studios. I’m the producer on Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality, the most engaging (and disturbing) version of the game we have ever made. We’re positively hemorrhaging with excitement at finally releasing Surgeon Simulator: ER on PS VR! We’ve always wanted to bring people closer to real surgery than ever before (possibly closer than you want to be), and now that is medically possible with the most engrossing version of the game yet.
Sophie Rossetti // Producer, Bossa Studios
The King Of Fighters XIV
The King Of Fighters XIV team has great news for our fans! We will be releasing a new update for the game that includes improved shaders and visuals along with other balance changes. This update will also increase the number of alternate colors available for each character! This will be a free update available for everyone. This updated version of the game is playable at our booth throughout PlayStation Experience. If you aren’t able to attend the event, we will be releasing an updated Demo of the game later this month with these improvements included. The update itself is planned for January 2017, and is just the start of our plans for KOF XIV going into 2017!
Yasuyuki Oda // Producer, SNK Corporation
The Last of Us Part II
Let’s cut to the chase: the sequel to The Last of Us is happening, and it’s called The Last of Us Part II. I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to finally be able to say that Ellie and Joel are back for another intense, harrowing, and emotional adventure. 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.
Neil Druckmann // Creative Director, Naughty Dog
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
We’ve spent the better part of the last 10 years on a journey with Nathan Drake, but as his story came to a close in Uncharted 4 and we looked ahead to the series’ first-ever story DLC, we were faced with an unprecedented question: whose story did we want to tell next? Over the years, we’ve assembled an incredible cast of characters, but of them all, we kept coming back to one in particular: Chloe Frazer.
Shaun Escayg // Creative Director, Naughty Dog
Friend & Foe Games
Discover a strange land with a hidden mystery. Explore the secrets of the past to find the remnants of your future. The storm is coming. Vane is an atmospheric adventure about unraveling the secrets of an unknown land, finding your place in it, and pulling at the threads of the world to make a change. We at Friend & Foe were thrilled to announce Vane coming to PS4 at this year’s PSX Showcase. Stay tuned for more updates leading up to the game’s release in 2017!
Matt Smith, Studio Head at Friend & Foe Games
What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch is about stories: of Edith returning to the Finch family home in Washington state, of the Finches encapsulated within their own rooms, and the far-ranging stories of individual members that lead to their final moments. What Remains of Edith Finch will launch in Spring of 2017.
Ian Dallas // Creative Director, Giant Sparrow
PS4, PS Vita
Yes, that’s right folks. It’s finally here. One of the greatest “versus” games of all-time has returned to console! Are you ready to don your spandex and fluorescent armor, fling a blazing disc at your opponent in a perfect curve, and drive the stadium crowd mad? This is what Windjammers is all about, only this time you can test your skills against players worldwide and chuck your blazing discs all the way to the top of the leaderboard.
Cyrille Imbert // CEO, DotEmu
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 are remastered and they look stunning in dynamic 4K and HDR, running at a targeted 60 frames per second.
John McLaughlin // Senior Producer, Sony XDev
It’s time to go back to where Kazuma Kiryu — the Dragon of Dojima — began his story, as Yakuza Kiwami is coming to PS4 in 2017! And by “where it all began,” I mean the actual first entry in the series and not the prequel Yakuza 0 (Which is coming to PS4 on January 24, and you’re all getting it, right?).
John Hardin // SEGA Representative
Yonder is the game we’ve dreamed of playing since we first picked up a controller. It’s set on the massive island of Gemea, a lush frontier with eight distinct environments ranging from sunny tropical beaches to frigid snowcapped summits. Each location has its own flora and fauna, along with changing seasons and a day-night cycle. Yonder’s balance of adventure, customization and discovery is the journey we always wanted to embark on, and we’re thrilled to bring the game to PlayStation 4.
Cheryl Vance // Co-founder and lead designer, Prideful Sloth
PS4, PS Vita
We’re thrilled to announce the return of Ys Origin on PS4 and PS Vita! Originally released in 2006 for the PC market in Japan, this epic action RPG is now back 10 years later (Happy Birthday!) with a well-deserved rebirth on PS4 and PS Vita — the perfect consoles to host this relaunch.
Jessica Iragne // Communication & Marketing Manager, DotEmu