Monday, 1 September 2014

Feature: Quick Roundup of Sony's Pre-TGS Conference

Here's a quick roundup of some of the announcements from Sony's Pre-TGS conference...

  • Way of the Samurai was announced for PSVita by Spike Chunsoft. A quick 16 second teaser was released alongside the announcement, but no other details on the game were shared
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 was given a release date for Japan by Koei Tecmo as well as news on the games 'first-print' bonus. A launch is scheduled on 3DS & PSVita for December 4th, the first-print bonus is a Santa for the main character.
  • Luminous Arc Infinty is an RPG heading to PSVita, announced by Marvelous. Its a new entry in the series with Yoshifumi Hashimoto producing the title. An announcment trailer & a few screenshots have been released alongside the reveal.
  • Sony have announced a new Hot Shots Golf game for Ps4, currently dubbed 'New Minigol Project'. A big new feature announced during SCEJ's show was that the player will be able to build their own golf resorts to play. Not much else was shared, more details are to be shared in 2015.
  • Bloodborne has been given a release date in Japan. The game is set to hit on February 5th (no date shared for the west), with the first-print of the game receiving an artbook & music CD. A new trailer was released with the announcement
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair was announced for Ps4, due in 2015. A ps4 EDF was teased last year, and this new trailer may give a glimpse as to whats in store. An official website for the game has also been launched.
  • Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War & Nightmare, announced not too long ago, is a reboot of the Bladestorm game that released on Ps3 & Xbox360. This remaster is heading to Ps4 in Japan later this year. Koei Tecmo also revealed a new trailer & screenshots for the game
  • Nippon Ichi Software announced Disgaea 5 for Ps4 with a teaser trailer. The game is due out in Japan during 2015.
  • Capcom announced Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for Ps4, Xbox One, Ps3, Xbox 360 & PC. The game is set to feature a new setting and story, including new protagonists. It is planned to launch in early 2015 with more details, aside from a trailer, planned for a later time.
  • God Eater 2: Rage Burst has been announced for PS4 & PSVita  by Bandai Namco Games. More details will be announced at the Tokyo Game Show. Some details can be gleaned from the trailer & official website 
  • Marvelous revealed Senran Kagura: Estival Versus to be a Ps4 and PSVita game with a trailer during SCEJA's conference. A release date is penned for March 26th in Japan. Additionally, a collaboration with the Dead or Alive series was also teased.
  • Compile Heart announced Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force for the Ps4 with a teaser trailer & the launch of an official website. No other information is known aside from a 2015 release window.
  •  Falcom have announced the next title in the YS series is coming to Ps4 & PS Vita. The game is set in the “Goethe Sea,” and the protagonist will be Adol Christin as players will explore a new story in a land buried under the sea. A quick trailer & screenshots were revealed alongside the announcement.
  • Persona 5 is heading to Ps4 as well as the Ps3 in 2015, Atlus announced alongside its latest trailer.
  • Dragon Quest is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS3. Square Enix, in collaboration with Koei Tecmo, have announced an action-RPG entitled Dragon Quest: Heroes. The RPG is due out in Japan during spring 2015.
With the wealth of titles announced during this pre-TGS conference, it does leave one wondering what could be in store from Sony with regards to incoming titles when Tokyo Games Show 2014 begins on September 18th.


  1. Really curious about that Senran kagura and Dead or Alive collaboration. I'm concerned about God Eater getting a PS4 port as I'm worried that it will affect the localization choice/decision of bringing Over the Vita port to the west. By the way anybody know what was up with that project Morpheus trailer, I think it was called Summer something?

  2. I knew there was something I forgot to put on the list lol As far as I can tell, Summer Lesson looks to be a game whereby you interact with a girl as she completes here summer studies & build up a friendship. Theres a trailer floating around a few websites that could probably give you a good idea of whats in store =)

  3. True, across open forum on various websites that use Disqualified you can already see people cling it the Waifu simulator. Out of curiosity was there anything that stood out for you out of these reveals?

  4. Senran Kagura heading to Ps4. As a series that's been on handhelds, it's going to be interesting seeing what they will add by now working on a console, unless it's Vita first then porting to Ps4. I doubt it's that way. To be honest almost all of the Ps4 announcements stood out to me as most of the developers I've grown to enjoy the games from have moved onto the new system so we'll hopefully start getting some decent stuff from the east soon.

  5. Agreed the PS4 got way too much love and in my opinion it potentially got it at the PS VITA's expense; especially with God Eater Rage Burst 2. Im seriously concerned that BAMCO will localize the PS4 port of GE2RB instead of the Vita port.