Playstation Experience Roundup: Part 6 - More Trailers

By Rebecca Smith,
In part six of our Playstation Experience coverage, we look at the remaining trailers for the games. We also get a look at some new features, including game modes.

MLB The Show 17

San Diego Studio took the opportunity to introduce a new game mode for MLB The Show 17. No, it isn't a mode that will push the hardware to its very limits — it's retro mode. This mode pays homage to classic baseball games. It allows players to move the pitcher across the rubber and move around the batter's box, as well as giving a classic on-screen display, old school soundtrack, unique sound effects and throwback pause menu. The studio also used the newest trailer to throw in some teasers for Road To The Show and updated gameplay. Take a look:


Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni No Kuni II's latest trailer, titled "Evan's Choice", showcases in-game footage from the brand new cast of characters. Publisher Bandai Namco also took the opportunity to confirm to players that the game will be releasing next year.


NieR: Automata

As well as a new trailer, publisher Square Enix took the opportunity to announce two special editions for the game: the Black Box Edition and the Day One Edition. Players can purchase the Day One edition of the game from most participating retailers and will receive the following content:

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If you think that the Black Box Edition is more your thing, you can get this exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store for $189.99. This is what you will receive:

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Nioh (PS4)

In Nioh, players are encouraged to take up their sword as they face events in Japan's bloody Sengoku period. Warring states, dark forces and foes that are both demon and human will need to be beaten by masterless samurai William. The good news is that you resurrect after each death and each resurrection makes you more powerful.


NIS America brought trailers for three of their titles to PSX. The first was for Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy, a game that continues on from the events of Operation Abyss. In this dungeon crawling RPG, players must defend near-future Tokyo from a new threat — a mysterious object called "the Embryo" that has appeared in the sky. The game features a new story, a new Sub-Blood character customisation system and item-ased character ability modifications.


GOD WARS Future Past

The second of their three titles, this tactical RPG tasks players with exploring "the lives of heroes who made their mark by fighting against the fate set out before them". The game takes influence from the Kojiki book, the oldest record of Japan's ancient history, and traditional Japanese stories.


A Rose in the Twilight (JP) (Vita)

The final NIS America trailer is for a title where players assume the role of Rose, a girl who awakens to find herself afflicted by the Curse of Thorns. Rose has the power to absorb blood and transfer it to static objects to give them the essence of time. When combined with her companion giant's super strength, players must solve puzzles and help her to escape the castle that is void of colour and time.


Persona 5

The latest Persona 5 story trailer explains how the game's protagonist's life is ruined and he must start anew as a student at Tokyo's Shujin Academy. He has the ability to "enter the hearts of people and force them to confront their true selves", so he forms the Phantom Thieves of Hearts along with his friends to attempt to uncover the ills of society. Soon their actions will be noticed by the undesirables, but will they manage to help everyone in time?


Pyre

Supergiant Games revealed that their upcoming RPG Pyre will have a local multiplayer mode. The head-to-head Versus Mode allows players to challenge their friends in a ritual showdown. Players must extinguish their opponent's ceremonial flame. They do this by taking hold of the Celestial Orb, at which point they can either dive into the flames with it or just throw it in. Players will be able to take on AI in the mode, too. While online play is not yet an option, it is something that Supergiant may consider at a later date.


Rain World

Just to prove that the game is still alive, developer Rain World returns with the latest trailer for their self-titled platformer. Taking inspiration from 16-bit classics, players must sneak past the predators that are seeking to turn you into their next meal while making sure that you find your own prey.


What Remains of Edith Finch

This trailer investigstes the stories in What Remains of Edith Finch. Players take on the role of Edith, who explores the large Finch house in the hopes of discovering her family history and the strange tales that they have left behind. Why is she the only surviving member of her family? For each story, you will experience the life of a new family member on the worst day of their life — the day that they died.


For part 7, we move on to some of the developer interviews and panels that took place during the weekend. The first part of the trailers can be found here. You can find the new game announcements in part 2, part 3 and part 4. 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.