We have just concluded the PlayStation E3 Press Conference for 2016 and if ever there was a year dedicated to thrilling entertainment experiences, this is it. This year we unveiled a stellar lineup of extraordinary games for both PS4 and the upcoming PlayStation VR. We showed incredible new games including Days Gone from the SIE Bend Studio, the new Spider-Man from Insomniac Games, God of War from SIE Santa Monica Studio, Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, and Resident Evil 7 biohazard from Capcom.
Other featured titles from SIE Worldwide Studios included the highly anticipated titles Horizon Zero Dawn, Detroit: Become Human, and The Last Guardian, which I’m delighted to confirm will launch on PS4 October 25, 2016.
We also confirmed that PlayStation VR will launch on October 13, 2016 in North America. And what is a new platform without content? In the press conference we unveiled unique PS VR experiences, including Farpoint from Impulse Gear, Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission from Electronic Arts, and Batman: Arkham VR from RockSteady and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.
Perhaps I should also address the bandicoot in the room. My t-shirt choice for the keynote at PlayStation Experience in December caused a bit of a stir. So you can imagine how thrilled I am that we worked with Activision to bring one of PlayStation’s most celebrated characters, Crash Bandicoot, to PS4. The Crash Bandicoot Remaster will contain Crash 1, Crash 2, and Warped, fully remastered for PS4. Speaking of our partners at Activision, PlayStation continues to be the home to one of the world’s biggest franchises with the upcoming launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Believe it or not, I’m only scratching the surface on E3 this year — you’ll find more details below, and we’ll be adding updates throughout the week.
Before I sign off, I want to thank you for your support. When we launched PS4 in 2013, we made a promise to put gamers first and I am so proud that we have continued to build on that promise and bring you entertainment experiences only PS4 can deliver. Let us know what you think about the show this year and thank you so much for continuing this journey with us.
High Horse Entertainment
Hey everyone! Jay and Tim here from High Horse Entertainment. We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that our debut title Disc Jam is coming to the PS4! If you miss the intense, competitive action of the old coin-op classics, Disc Jam is here to scratch that itch! For those of you unfamiliar with the project, Disc Jam is a multiplayer arcade sports title that pits 2-4 players against each other in a unique combination of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending variable-point end zones. We’ve spent the last 10 years developing the online components for Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Tony Hawk. With Disc Jam, we’ve leveraged that experience to deliver fluid and fast-paced gameplay, even when your opponents are thousands of miles away.
–Jay Mattis & Timothy Rapp // Founders of High Horse Entertainment
In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.
— Matt Grandstaff // Global Community Lead, Bethesda Softworks
Here They Lie
PS4, PS VR
Here They Lie is a dark psychological horror experience that transports you to a terrifying, surreal world inhabited by strange and malevolent creatures. Unimaginable horrors lurk around every corner, just out of sight, haunting and infecting your mind. Dare yourself to go deeper down the rabbit hole and confront the meaning of your existence. With a focus on narrative, and the experience of dread, Here They Lie is not your typical survival horror game. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
Everything, everywhere changes.Change is an essential part of life. In creative development change is often the explosive spark that transforms good enough into truly memorable. Several years ago we at Santa Monica Studio began the journey of creating a new God of War. All of us recognized a special honor and responsibility to create a different and better and truly more memorable experience than before. I realized early on that we had to make changes in every aspect of the game. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
Today at PlayStation’s Press Conference, we revealed our new Spider-Man game coming exclusively to PS4. (Surprise!) …. From a personal and professional standpoint, this is a dream come true. I’ve been an avid Marvel fan all my life. When I first learned Insomniac was approached by our long-time friends and collaborators at Sony Interactive Entertainment with the opportunity to create a blockbuster Spider-Man console game experience, I practically ran into Ted’s office professing my passion for Spider-Man — along with a desire to serve as creative director. Fortunately, there are many more longtime fans and professional admirers of Marvel at Insomniac. From comics to films and TV, Marvel has a stellar reputation for unique characters and storytelling filled with personality and humor. Those are tenets we value deeply in our own craft. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
— Bryan Intihar, Creative Director, Insomniac Games
It’s been a little over four years since we released Uncharted: Golden Abyss for PS Vita and you may be wondering what Bend Studio’s been up to. Well, it’s finally time to share what we’ve been working on. Today during the PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference we debuted our brand new original franchise, Days Gone. The PlayStation team, as well as the press conference production crew at the Shrine Auditorium, gave us the perfect venue to showcase some of the hard work we’ve been putting into the game’s characters, story, open-world environments, Drifter bike and dangerous encounters. The team is very excited about the reactions we’ve seen so far and we’re looking forward to a very busy E3. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
— John Garvin, Creative Director, Bend Studio
Detroit: Become Human
Inspired by our short called “Kara” back in 2012, Detroit is a neo-noir thriller set in the near-future city of Detroit. Androids, who look exactly like human beings, have replaced humans in most tasks: they are workers, babysitters, gardeners, nurses, teachers, clerks. The story of Detroit starts with an unexplained incident that begins to affect the Androids. Some disappear without any explanation, others have unexpected behaviors and strangely show signs of emotions. The rumors of “deviant” androids start spreading, but no one seems to know what’s really happening… Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
At tonight’s PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference, Guerrilla Games was excited to share more gameplay from Horizon Zero Dawn. In this demo, we follow Aloy as she journeys beyond the walls of her village to defeat a ‘demon’ which is terrorizing locals and breeding fear throughout the valley. Aloy will have to use every ounce of her knowledge, intelligence and agility to survive this encounter…. In addition to the regular physical and digital versions of Horizon Zero Dawn, there are two special editions available for pre-order from selected retailers. Choose the edition that’s right for you. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
— Jeroen Roding, Community Manager, Guerrilla Games
PS4, PlayStation VR
The beautiful, fantastical world of Bound unfolds in a whole new way with a custom camera view designed for use with the PlayStation VR headset. A unique third-person camera makes it easy to experience full 360-degree immersion in the game’s unique visual landscape that was inspired by modern art. With a powerful story and innovative gameplay mechanics, players will use dance moves to traverse vast environments filled with platforming challenges in an introspective story that is revealed through powerful metaphor and imagery. Bound for PS4 can be purchased on PlayStation Store beginning August 16, 2016, with the PS VR mode available when the headset releases. Watch the new E3 trailer here.
— Michał Staniszewski
Gravity Rush 2
Everyone’s favorite gravity kitten is ready to take her skills to new heights on PS4! Prepare to fall through the skies as Kat masters a suite of new gravity-defying abilities and chases the mystery of her origin across a huge new open world. Watch our brand new trailer (coming soon!) for a taste of what’s in store, and get ready to fly when Gravity Rush 2 releases later this year.
Available November 15, 2016, Gran Turismo Sport is the world’s first racing experience built from the ground up to bring global, online competition to fans of motorsport. If you haven’t had a chance to check out what FIA-certified racing means for fans of Gran Turismo, be sure to watch our recently released E3 trailer. And if you’re looking for more gorgeous gameplay footage from GT Sport, check out the latest direct feed capture!
— Ken Chan // Brand Manager, SIEA
RIGS Mechanized Combat League
RIGS Mechanized Combat League will be at E3 with new content! Attendees will be able to go hands-on with our new Nevada arena, as well as never before seen RIGS. These are the RIGS we’ll be showcasing at E3:
Hard Case, the double-jump powered Mirage class, armed with fire-and-forget Lock-on missiles and high-damage Plasma cannon.
Rage Quit, a speedy Hunter class. Armed with the devastating short-range Impulse Cannons, perfect for blocking opponents as they are about to score.
Blast Radius, a hovering Tempest class, raining down destruction from its double-rockets.
Injury Time, a Mirage class with the power to double jump, but armed with a Rocket and Impulse Cannon for the ultimate in area denial plays.
Flatliner, a Hunter class with great speed and armed with the oh-so-accurate double lasers.
Dead Centre, a Tempest class with the ability to get anywhere in the arena and rain down double Assault Cannon’s to punish the opposition.
— Mark Green, Senior Producer, Guerrilla Cambridge
Discover a truth greater than legend. From visionary creative director Fumito Ueda, The Last Guardian is landing on PS4 on October 25, 2016. Check out the stunning new trailer with a few new teases for what’s in store. Also be on the lookout at participating retailers for the Collector’s Edition, including an exclusive statue of Trico and the boy, a 72-page art book, and more.
— Brian Dunn // Brand Manager, SIEA
PlayStation Gear Store at E3 2016
The PlayStation Gear Store is back! Find us just outside the West Hall of the L.A. Convention Center, featuring the latest merchandise from your favorite games, new T-shirts, hoodies, caps, collectibles, limited edition gear and more. Store hours are below.
Tuesday, 6/14 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 6/15 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday, 6/16 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Batman Arkham VR
The switch from screens to headsets was a fascinating creative and technical challenge for us, as it has inspired us to really focus on Batman’s detective skills and find new ways to use them. We all feel that we’ve ended up creating an amazing new Batman experience that is both complementary and a counterpoint to the epic grandeur of Batman: Arkham Knight. This time around we’re telling a highly focused, very personal story entirely in first-person. Batman: Arkham VR is an intense murder mystery in the style of the classic Batman comic books, but with a strong dose of the dark psychology that the Arkham games are well known for. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
Capcom announced Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the next major entry in the famed Resident Evil series, today during PlayStation’s big E3 2016 press conference in Los Angeles. While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a whole new level of terror. In the classic Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
Developed exclusively for play in PlayStation VR, Farpoint is an unnerving space adventure set on a hostile alien world. After crash landing you have to fight to survive as you explore and uncover the planet’s secrets. Your only hope of escape is to keep moving and discover the fate of your team. Read the full PlayStation.Blog post here.
100ft Robot Golf is a real time golf game where you get to control impossibly large robots on their quest for par. Never get your ball stuck behind a pesky tree or skyscraper ever again! Just swing your golf club to smash even the tallest buildings out of the way — or into the way of your robot golfing buddies. You can play with up to four people splitscreen on your TV, or immerse yourself in PlayStation VR and experience virtual golf robot reality! Looking for something solo? 100ft Robot Golf’s unique campaign mode reveals the real stories and experiences of today’s robot golf pilots. Experience the excitement, romance, and thrills of controlling one hundred feet of raw golfing power through some of the most authentic ’90s-inspired mecha characters ever committed to screen. For our big E3 announce, we just revealed our commentary team – the McElroy Brothers, of “My Brother, My Brother and Me” fame! Be sure to keep your ears peeled for their golfing advice during E3!
— Panzer and Dan Teasdale // No Goblin
The newest arcade cabinet was just installed in your local arcade, BassDrop. With lines out the door, you devise a plan to sneak in during closing hours to play the latest and greatest. You are then sucked into a world of neon and RetroWave where you will have to fight for your life and the existence of your new favorite universe. As you navigate the treacherous digital lands of NEON, you will learn techniques and moves to help annihilate the invading force with your arsenal of Sound Guns. BassDrop is being developed for PS VR and will take full support of all possible tracking technology to provide a smooth and immersive experience unlike any other.
— Chris Gallizzi // Product Developer, Hyperkin, Inc.
Choose your bot! In this multiplayer game of whirling robot destruction, mayhem rules. Blade Ballet pits two to four players against one another in a merciless battle to be the last bot standing. Do you like cats? We’ve got cats! Do you like STEVes? You’re in luck! Catbot, STEVe, and our eight other robots each have unique special abilities that you can use to slice and dice your way across hazardous battle arenas. Even the environment — lasers, falling platforms, giant pits of lava, avalanches, and more – becomes a powerful weapon you can deploy to dominate the competition. All this local and online multiplayer goodness can be yours when Blade Ballet comes to PS4 in August. Ready to give the game a spin now? We’re headed to Evo, IndyPopCon and Gen Con this year. Stop by and check us out! And stay tuned for more updates soon.
— Justin Sanders // CEO, DreamSail Games
team ok LLC
Winner of the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in 2015, Chambara elegantly reinvents hide and seek in a high-contrast world. Players hide in plain sight by camouflaging against like-colored areas to ambush each other in thrilling and stylish duels. Chambara invokes the glory days of couch multiplayer because we believe there is tremendous value in the interpersonal connections that can be forged through that kind of play. We’ve seen those connections forged at the many events we have exhibited Chambara at across the country. We are thrilled to announce that USC Games Publishing and team ok will be bringing Chambara to PS4 on July 26, 2016.
— Kevin Wong // Chambara Project Lead, team ok LLC
An ancient floatilla of derelict hulks drifts through space, ripe with valuable alien technologies just waiting to be salvaged. Even though the alien inhabitants are long dead, cybernetic security systems lie in wait to shred any intruders. Empowered by a contract of privateering, and a surly mech-suit bristling with ordnance, you must plan your boarding action, load munitions, and blast your way through the alien wreck to destroy the Security Core and get paid! Cryptark is a plasma-scorched 2D sci-fi shooter, and all of us at AlienTrap Games are excited to be showing it off at E3 this year. We’re certain that Cryptark’s aggressive firefights will get some smiles on the showfloor, but there’s more depth beyond just the flying shrapnel. As a scrappy mech privateer, everything you do is financially orientated. All those shells and rockets cost money! Achieve the obscure objectives set by your shadowy employers, and increase your rewards. Just don’t get fragged, or you’ll be left holding the bill. Go into the red, and your tenuous government contract will be terminated! Cryptark will be bringing its unique blend of action combat and “space-pirate business management” to PS4 this fall.
— Jesse McGibney // Creative Director, AlienTrap Games
The Chinese Room
Back in 2012 Dear Esther pushed forward the boundaries of game design and broke the mold in storytelling — not bad for a project that began as a Half-Life 2 mod. We at Curve are bringing it to PS4 this summer with added Director’s Commentary mode, redefined controls for modern consoles and Trophies to unlock throughout the game. For the first time, PS4 owners will be able to explore the mystery of this remote Scottish island. There’s a lot of questions to be answered: What is the significance of the aerial? What happened on the motorway? Is the island real or imagined? Who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here?
— Jonny Merritt // Producer, Curve Digital
The game of terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers returns. Three to eight players use their phone or tablet as a controller to draw weird things like a “pitcher of nachos” or “death by trombone.” Then everyone — even potentially an audience of thousands — tries to guess the real answer. Drawful 2 includes new features like the ability to add your own user-generated prompts to make even crazier custom games with your friends, as well as expanded tools for streaming including censoring players. Drawful 2 is a go-to party game that everyone can play and enjoy, from the team behind Fibbage, Quiplash and You Don’t Know Jack. We are happy to announce the release date is coming up on June 21!
EVE: Valkyrie is all about fulfilling the fantasy of being a hotshot space fighter pilot, and virtual reality allows us to deliver that experience in completely new ways at a fidelity never before possible. In EVE: Valkyrie, you’ll join a band of immortal space pirates and battle rival factions for wealth and notoriety on the lawless fringes of space. With progression-based ship upgrades; loadout customization; and personalized paint jobs and cockpits, each Valkyrie career will be unique. And we’re excited to support cross-platform play at the launch PS VR, so you can team up with (or take down) your friends across all supported VR devices in intense multiplayer dogfights. We’ll also be rolling out free game updates for all pilots, including the all-new Carrier Assault mode and Crossroads map coming to the game next week. With EVE: Valkyrie, you’ll always be getting the newest, deadliest ships, game modes, and mind-bending VR multiplayer maps, fresh from the minds of the CCP Newcastle dev team. EVE: Valkyrie is coming to PS4 with the launch of PS VR on October 13, 2016, so stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog for more info. We hope to see you in space soon!
— Ryan Geddes // CCP Games
Everything is a game about life, nothing, and you, and I’m excited to announce that it’s launching on PlayStation in fall of 2016. Everything invites you to experience and interact with the universe from the perspectives of all the things in it, from atoms to galaxies and everything in between. Everything will allow you to see beyond your eyes to a place you never realized you were looking at, to listen to things too quiet to be heard, and to be things you didn’t know you already were. It has a playtime of roughly infinity.
— David OReilly
Fault Milestone One
Alive in Dissonance, Sekai Project
PS4, PS Vita
Fault is a series of science-fantasy cinematic novels using a unique 3D camera system for a visually immersive reading experience. Fault Milestone One follows the story of a princess named Selphine and her Royal Guardian Ritona. When a sudden assault devastates their homeland of Rughzenhaide, the two are forced to escape…but somehow end up teleported into an unknown forest full of vegetation they don’t recognize. The atmosphere is thick and heavy. There is no sign of life, very unusual in such a lush forest. Something is wrong about the land, but they are too startled to notice what. Sekai Project and Limited Run Games are honored to announce our first partnership game, Fault Milestone One, will be available console exclusive to PS4 and PS Vita. The porting duties are being handled by Mighty Rabbit Studios, and both versions will feature new music and content. The game will also be available in a limited physical run.
— Audi Sorlie // Project Lead, Sekai Project
Gameplay programmer Ole Ciliox noticed how much people love cutting the grass in Hob. Sure, there might be puzzles to solve and abilities to unlock, but that grass! It just needs to be mown with a sword! In this dev diary, Ole puts his finger on exactly why it’s so alluring for us all.
— Wonder Russell
Hue is a puzzle platformer where players shift the hue of the world, creating rifts when colors collide. In this world of greyscale, Anne, a researcher specializing in color theory, has created a ring which grants the ability to perceive and alter colour. However, after a fracas with her research assistant she has vanished into a colored void. You play as Anne’s son, Hue, as he discovers his missing mother’s research and learns to perceive and alter color for the first time. Hue’s ability to change his world presents the player with a versatile mechanic to play with. You can manipulate environments in order to reveal hidden routes, avoid threats, remove hazards, create platforms and other endless possibilities. Hue will be coming to the PS4 this summer.
— Jonny Merritt // Producer, Curve Digital
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
The League Of Very Empathetic Rescue Spacenauts (LOVERS) are looking for new recruits and they need your help! Starting June 21st you will be able to assemble your crew of up to three or four players. Yes, you read that right… We’re super excited to be able to announce that the free four-player update for Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is coming to PS4. We made the critically acclaimed couch co-op space adventure twice as crazy with twice the number of players. Next week, invite some friends over for pizza and video games, stay up all night with your siblings, or go on a double date in space!
— Jamie Tucker // Co-founder, Asteroid Base
Meet Samuel. He’s been born with a sliver spoon in his mouth, and he’s not had to do much in life. At least, that was the case until he died from an unfortunate encounter with a septic truck. After making a deal with Death, he must live for 24 hours manually, else risk the tortures of hell for eternity. Manual Samuel is the story of those 24 hours, with players assuming control of the titular, uh, hero as he attempts to navigate his normal life and perform everything manually. Breathe in, breathe out, move left leg, right leg, blink, work, even take a pee… all of Sam’s bodily functions are depending on you! Manual Samuel is coming to PS4 this summer.
— Sophie Rossetti // Production Manager, Curve Digital
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
Witching Hour Studios
The voices of Felicia Day, Matthew Mercer, Jennifer Hale and many more heavyweight talents will grace the narrative of our tactical action RPG, Masquerada. Available for PS4 later this year, Masquerada’s gameplay is inspired by superlative adventures like Baldur’s Gate, Dragon Age, and Transistor. Tackle battles at your own pace with pauseable real-time combat, and unleash destructive magic upon your foes with the help of mysterious ancient masks. You’ll follow the story of Cicero Gavar, a detective haunted by his role in war crimes against the city of Ombre, where legacies live on in songs. Against his better judgment, Cicero is summoned from exile to dive deep into Ombre’s troubling civil war and unearth the whereabouts of a missing politician. Navigate the deceptions of the city’s power-hungry guildsmen and unmask the truth within the shadows of Ombre!
— Brian Kwek // Executive Producer
Desert Owl Games
PS4, PS Vita
We’re excited to bring Pox Nora, the collectible-cards meets tactical-strategy indie hit, to both PS4 and PS Vita! Lead armies of over 1500 champions, cast over 500 spells of devastating power, and summon over 400 relics and equipment of ancient renown to defeat opponents. Easily share all the awesome combos and Pox moves with your friends, with a freshly updated interface, in-game rune manager, store and deck builder, and new expansions in development. There are over 2,700 hand-illustrated cards you can use to build your deck, and over 100 unique campaigns available for hundreds of hours of play! Enjoy your adventure in the many single-player campaigns, skirmish against the computer, or battle against other players in player vs player matches. You can even use skirmish mode to test your deck builds against high ranked player decks. And as always, our community is involved with the development of the game, steering our content development!
— Arthur Griffith // CEO of Desert Owl Games, original creator of Pox Nora
Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of ancient competitions spread across a vast, mystical purgatory in Pyre, the next game from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. You’ll meet and grow closer to a large cast of colorful characters of all shapes and sizes as you make your way to secretive locations where you’ll confront rival bands of exiles in tense, action-packed showdowns. Pyre once again showcases Supergiant’s commitment to rich, atmospheric storytelling in a sweeping journey in which your actions will determine who returns to glory, and who remains in exile to the end of their days. Pyre is slated for release in 2017. Watch the new E3 trailer and follow @SupergiantGames on Twitter for the latest news!
— Greg Kasavin // Creative Director, Supergiant Games
Qurare: Magic Library
Feast your eyes on a rich variety of dazzling card illustrations in Qurare: Magic Library! In this next-gen card battle RPG, you will find yourself immersed in the vast sea of stories that span multiple dimensions, enjoying exciting adventures with charming librarians and tons of cool Kodices. Qurare: Magic Library will launch Early Access in July for the United States and Canada. To enjoy Qurare, players must apply for Early Access in advance through the promotion page to receive Early Access codes. When Early Access launches, players must enter their code in PlayStation Store to play Qurare: Magic Library before the official release. See you again soon!
— Lee DongHoon // CEO, Smilegate Megaport, Inc.
CreSpirit, Sekai Project
PS4, PS Vita
We at Sekai Project along with CreSpirit are proud to announce Rabi-Ribi is coming to PS4 and PS Vita this winter, and is console exclusive to PlayStation platforms! There never quite seem to be enough bunny girls in the world, so here is another for you aficionados out there. This 2D sidescrolling exploration platformer follows the adventure of Erina, whose humdrum life as a regular rabbit is turned upside-down when she finds herself in an unknown world and turned into a human with rabbit ears! Along the way she meets the cheerful pink-haired fairy, Ribbon, who mysteriously chooses to stay by Erina’s side. These unwitting heroes embark together on their quest to restore Erina’s life to normalcy, but who knows what troubles lurk, waiting for them… Erina may be a little rabbit that was turned into a human, but that doesn’t stop her from being capable of some pretty neat moves. This enhanced version goes deep into the rabbit hole and will feature all new music, all previous content from the PC version along with brand new, exciting gameplay content!
— Audi Sorlie // Project Lead, Sekai Project
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island
Grip Digital, Right Nice Games
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island embraces a colorful, vibrant world of 3D platforming. Following the best traditions of the third-person platformer/action genre, Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island sets two unlikely heroes on an adventure to prevent the villainous CRT from conquering their home and turning it into a wasteland. Skylar was designed by CRT and turned into his most potent weapon –- wielding a powerful mechanical arm augmentation — but now, she must become a heroine-against-her-will to defy her makers and forge a new destiny. And Plux is the eloquent sidekick that every good action platformer needs to have. At E3 we’re showing a new environment, as well as a new time-manipulating gadget, that will let the players slow-down time and create time-bubbles to change the environment around them. We can’t wait to show you new gameplay footage! Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island will be released in January 2017 on PlayStation 4.
— Petr Ciesarík // PR & Marketing Manager, Grip Digital
Steredenn is a frenetic and chaotic space shooter carved in big beautiful pixels, with insane boss battles. Embark in your ship and engage the fight against dreadful space pirates in a never-ending battle for your survival when the game releases on PS4 June 28. Steredenn is at the crossroads between a shmup and a roguelike; The gameplay is infinite and unforgiving. The levels are randomly generated, with a lot of different and completely unpredictable events — asteroid fields, laser rains, meteor showers, an old battlefield, maze of lasers, and more. Boss fights are challenging, intense, and epic. And each time you defeat a boss, you can upgrade your ship to unlock new powers and abilities. Grab your guns and forge your own path across the universe! And: good luck.
— Damien Mayance & Matthieu Oger // co-founders, Pixelnest Studio
M2H & Blackmill Games
Anxious for a WW1 shooter? Verdun, the first WW1 FPS game is coming to PS4 on August 30. Over the past year we had lots of requests for a console version from the Verdun community, so we started fine-tuning the game with Abstraction Games for the console version. We distracted the community with several free expansions on the PC, ones that of course were in favor to expand the WW1 realism and Western front for all of you. We hope this surprise is not only exciting for the Verdun community, but also for all you curious PlayStation players! For those that haven’t heard about the game yet, Verdun is a multiplayer first-person shooter set in a realistic World War 1 setting. The game takes place on the western front between 1914 and 1918, in one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. The developers were inspired by the infamous Battle of Verdun France in 1916. The game offers four distinct game-modes: Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch and Squad Defense.