Part four brings the final seven new announcements at Playstation Experience 2016.
VaneVane is an adventure title that tasks players with "unravelling the secrets of an unknown land, finding your place in it, and pulling at the threads of the world to make a change". The shifting sands may look pretty and the ancient ruins may resonate with power, but there's a threat looming in the distance. You'll need to find your way when the game is released exclusively on Playstation 4 next year.
WindjammersDevolver Digitial was not the only publisher to bring multiple titles to PSX, nor was Sony the only company to announce remasters. Developer and publisher DotEmu brought two titles to the show, the first of which was Windjammers. Originally released in arcades in 1994, the game returns to Playstation 4 and Vita. The title pits two players against each other where they must throw discs at the opponent's goal to score points. The title is fast-pced and will test your reflexes to the limit. DotEmu promises that the title will be coming soon.
Ys OriginDotEmu's second title is action-RPG Ys Origin. First released in 2006 in Japan, the game will now be released on Playstation 4 and Vita. The game is a prequel to Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished and takes place 700 years before the events of the latter title. The remaster includes new features and new languages -- French, Italian, German and Spanish -- as well as English and Japanese. You'll be able to start your adventures in the Ys universe when the title is released on February 21st, 2017.
Wipeout Omega CollectionOnce a popular Playstation franchise, it is almost surprising that the Playstation 4 has not yet had a new WipEout title. Wipeout Omega Collection won't exactly change that, but it's a step in the right direction for the arcade racing franchise. The collection features all of the content from WipEout HD, WipEout Fury and WipEout 2048 -- a grand total of "26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and some new and classic music tracks". Compatible with both PS4 and PS4 Pro, the game will feature enhanced visuals for the Pro console when it is released next summer.
Yakuza 6The latest Yakuza title has been heading to the Japanese market for months already, but only now has the title been confirmed for western regions. Protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, will "find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family -- be those ties through blood or bond". Players will be able to explore locations as diverse as Onomichi, a "beautiful, sleepy port town" in the Hiroshima Prefecture, and Kamurocho, the biggest red light district in Tokyo. The game's new Dragon Engine promises that the title will be the most advanced Yakuza title to date, making those locations all the more impressive. Unfortunately we still have a while to wait until it reaches these shores -- early 2018 to be exact.
Yakuza KiwamiUnlike the above title, Yakuza Kiwami takes the franchise back to where it all began. Eleven years after the title was released on Playstation 2, SEGA has remastered Yakuza for the Playstation 4. By remaster, we mean that there are new features and content, including new story depth, new distractions in which to partake in Kamurocho, new side quests, updated gameplay mechanics and more. The game will also be getting a re-recording of the original Japanese dialogue so that western players can experience it for the first time. Published by SEGA in North America and Deep Silver in Europe, the game will arrive in summer 2017.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher ChroniclesPrideful Sloth's open-world adventure title is set on the massive island of Gemea. It maintains the appearance of a paradise but its distinct environments hide the reality of the evil murkha that has shrouded the land and its people in despair. Players must explore the island, uncover its secrets and save its people from the murk. Be sure to enlist the help of the local people with whom you can build relationships through farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing. You might even be able to earn your own farm. Look out for this charming title in Q2 2017 on Playstation 4.
Now that the announcements are over, join us in part 5 for a look at some of the new trailers and screenshots for other upcoming titles. You can find the rest of the announcements here and here. You can find out about the game updates and surprise releases here.
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