All the announcements from the PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference

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God of War, Spider-Man, Death Stranding, Resident Evil 7, Days Gone, more

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 line-up 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 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 on 25th October 2016.

We also confirmed that PlayStation VR will launch on 13th October 2016. 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 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.

Bound
Plastic
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 3rd 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.
— Michał Staniszewski

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Gravity Rush 2
JAPAN Studio
PS4
Everyone’s favorite gravity kitten is back and better than ever, ready to take her skills to new heights on PlayStation 4! 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. Take a look at our brand new trailer for a taste of what’s in store, and get ready to fly when Gravity Rush 2 releases later this year.
Nick Accordino // Associate Producer, SIEA

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Gran Turismo Sport
Polyphony Digital Inc.
PS4, racing modes compatible with PlayStation VR
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

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RIGS Mechanized Combat League
Guerrilla Cambridge
PlayStation VR
RIGS Mechanized Combat League will be at E3 with brand-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

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The Last Guardian
JAPAN Studio
PS4
Discover a truth greater than legend. From visionary creative director Fumito Ueda, The Last Guardian is landing on PlayStation 4 on October 25, 2016. Check out the stunning new trailer with a few brand 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

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100ft Robot Golf
No Goblin
PS4, PlayStation VR
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

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BassDrop
Hyperkin Labs
PlayStation VR
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.

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Blade Ballet
DreamSail Games
PS4
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 this summer – Blade Ballet is coming 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

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Chambara
team ok LLC
PS4
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 PlayStation 4 on July 26th, 2016.
— Kevin Wong // Chambara Project Lead, team ok LLC

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Cryptark
AlienTrap Games
PS4
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 the PlayStation 4 this fall.
Jesse McGibney // Creative Director, AlienTrap Games

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Dear Esther
The Chinese Room
PS4
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 PlayStation 4 this summer with added Director’s Commentary mode, redefined controls for modern consoles and Trophies to unlock throughout the game. For the first time PlayStation 4 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

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Drawful 2
Jackbox Games
PS4
The game of terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers returns. 3 to 8 players use their phone or tablet as a controller to draw weird things like “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 this June 21st!
— Arnie Niekamp

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EVE: Valkyrie
CCP Games
PS4, PlayStation VR
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 & cockpits, each Valkyrie career will be unique. And we’re excited to support cross-platform play at PS VR launch, 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 PlayStation 4 with the launch of PS VR in October 2016, so stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog for more info. We hope to see you in space soon!
— Ryan Geddes // CCP Games

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EVERYTHING
David OReilly
PS4
Everything is a game about life, nothing and you, and I’m excited to announce that it’s launching on PlayStation in Fall 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

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fault milestone one
ALICE 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, which follow 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, which is very unusual for 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, to be available console exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The porting duties are handled by Mighty Rabbit Studios, and will feature new music and content! The game will also be available in a limited physical run.
— Audi Sorlie // Project Lead, Sekai Project

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Hob
Runic Games
PS4
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: {Trailer link}
— Wonder Russell

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Hue
Fiddlesticks
PS4
Hue is a puzzle platformer where players shift the hue of the world, creating rifts when colours collide. In this world of greyscale, Anne, a researcher specialising in colour 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 coloured void. You play as Anne’s son, Hue, as he discovers his missing mother’s research and learns to perceive and alter colour 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 Summer 2016.
— Jonny Merritt // Producer, Curve Digital

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Asteroid Base
PS4
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 3 or 4 players. Yes, you read that right… We’re super excited to be able to announce that the free 4-player update for Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is coming PlayStation 4. 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

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Manual Samuel
Perfectly Paranormal
PS4
Meet Samuel. He’s been born with a sliver spoon in his mouth, 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! Available Summer 2016.
— Sophie Rossetti // Production Manager, Curve Digital

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Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
Witching Hour Studios
PS4
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 PlayStation 4 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

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Pox Nora
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 fresh updated UI, in-game rune manager, store and deck builder, and new expansions in development. There are over 2,700 hand-illustrated cards to build your deck with, and over 100 unique campaigns available for hundreds of hours of play! Enjoy your adventure in the many single player campaigns, skirmish against the AI, 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

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Pyre
Supergiant Games
PS4
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

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QURARE: Magic Library
IO studio
PS4
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 Early Access code in PlayStation Store to play Qurare: Magic Library before the official release. See you again soon!
— Lee DongHoon // CEO, Smilegate Megaport, Inc.

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