Playstation Experience Roundup: Part 3 - More Announcements

By Rebecca Smith,
Part three of our PSX coverage continues the raft of announcements with eight more titles.

Knack 2

The sequel to the JAPAN Studio developed Playstation 4 launch title Knack, the game was announced during Sony's keynote speech. Little is known about it so far, but Sony has promised "new moves, improved couch co-op, vibrant environments, and fun-filled combat with huge Knack!" You'll get to be able to drive a tank, control a robot or test your latest moves upon your friends. A release window has not been announced.


LocoRoco Remastered

Sony announced three remastered titles for the Playstation 4; the first of these is former PSP title LocoRoco. This platformer used the handheld's shoulder buttons to tilt the world and enable the LocoRoco to traverse the environment. In the remastered version, players will be able to use the motion features that are built into the Dualshock 4 controller to roll, bounce and tilt their way through the game. With 4K and 1080p display, the remastered version of the game will be available next year.

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Parappa The Rapper Remastered

The second of three remasters, Parappa The Rapper Remastered will also make use of 4K and 1080p display when it is released next year. Considered to be one of the first rhythm games, players must press the correct sequence of buttons to be able to rap their way through the game's six stages. This game makes unique use of the Dualshock 4 controller, too, by providing a steady metronome for each song so that players can actually feel the beat of the rap. If you want to try out this title before it is released, there is a demo available for it right now on the Playstation Store.


Patapon Remastered

The final of the three remasters, little is known about the latest version of Patapon except for the fact that it will make use of 4K and 1080p display, too. Players take on the role of a deity who must command their tribal creatures through the beat of tribal drums. This remaster will join the other two at some point next year.


Nex Machina

Housemarque, the developer of Resogun, Alienation and the upcoming Matterfall, has revealed another shoot 'em up PS4 title in collaboration with Eugene Jarvis of Robotron and Smash TV fame. Humans can no longer avert their eyes from their handheld devices and other technology. Now forced to depend upon it, they are helpless when the machines that surround them surpass human intelligence and start to eradicate all human life. Can humanity be saved when the game is released sometime in the future? Or will we have also become too dependent on technology to care?


Omen of Sorrow

AOne Games' Omen of Sorrow is a fighting title that draws inspiration from literature, myth and horror. The classic 2D sidescrolling combat pits players against monsters from classic horror, such as werewolves and vampires. However, each one has a new twist and it is up to you to overcome the odds and triumph. This title does not yet have a release window but will be arriving on Playstation 4.


StarBlood Arena

WhiteMoon Dreams StarBlood Arena is a "futuristic flight combat shooter" that has been built for Playstation VR. The StarBlood Network has set up tournaments across the galaxy where players can compete for fame and fortune. Above all, they must survive. Players must navigate through underground arenas in battle pods that have 360o freedom of movement while taking part in close quarters combat. Players who succeed will be able to modify and customise their ship to help them to climb the leaderboards. Those who fail will be sticking their ship back together, instead. Look out for this title in spring 2017.


STRAFE

STRAFE was the second of Devolver Digital's four titles to show at PSX. Developed by Pixel Titans, this first person shooter has "uncontainable randomly generated levels, enemies, secrets and monster closets so obscene and horrifying" that the publisher doesn't think that you'll be able to play the game twice. As you can likely imagine, the game revels in mayhem, butchery and over-the-top carnage. All that you have to do is grab a gun, teleport into a level and then "paint the walls red with ÜBER-GORE® technology that allows for ludicrously persistent gibs". The game will be released for Playstation 4 erly next year.


Stay tuned for part 4 and the last of the new announcements, the first part of which you can find here! You can find out about the game updates and surprise releases here.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.