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Go Go Power Rangers…
Sony has pushed out this week’s PlayStation Store update, and leading the charge is Bandai Namco’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle, a side-scrolling beat ’em up fort he PS4 that’s based on the first season of the show.
Also available to download today is The Flame in the Flood, a roguelike survival game for the PS4. Developed by The Molasses Flood, players will help a girl and her dog fight to survive as they travel on foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river.
Finally, Sony Japan Studio’s Gravity Rush 2 will be available to download for the PS4 beginning on Friday. The gravity-defying action game is a direct continuation to the story from the first game, as Kat is still searching for her identity and still fighting to protect the very fabric of the universe.
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Nintendo told us all about the Switch earlier this week, but now it’s time to talk about the first major new releases of 2017.
Starting things off is Gravity Rush 2, Sony Japan Studio’s PS4 sequel to their gravity-defying action game. This time around, Kat is once again protecting Hekseville from another invading army.
Also available this week is Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the 3DS. Originally released for the PS2 in 2005, Dragon Quest VIII is one of the largest games in the role-playing franchise and players will finally get the chance to take it on the go.
Finally this week, XSEED will release Fate Extella: The Umbral Star for the PS4 and Vita. Promising a massive crossover between characters found in several Fate continuities, Fate Extella: The Umbral Star is also the first action game in the franchise.
We’ll be back later this week with a look at even more new releases that’ll soon be available through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.
PlayStation Europe definitely kicked the year off right after they unveiled a new video highlighting the many exclusives coming to the PS4 in 2017.
In addition to games such as Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the PaRappa The Rapper remaster, the sizzle reel also includes a glimpse of Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, which had previously been tagged with a “TBA” release date.
Here’s the full list of games featured in the video:
Coming to PS4 in 2017
- Detroit: Become Human
- Drawn To Death
- Gran Turismo Sport
- Gravity Rush 2 (January 20)
- Horizon: Zero Dawn (February 28)
- Knack 2
- MLB The Show 17 (March 28)
- New Hot Shots Golf
- Nex Machina
- Nier: Automata (March 7)
- Nioh (February 7)
- Persona 5 (April 4)
- PaRappa The Rapper
- Starblood Arena
- Uncharted 4: The Lost Legacy
- Wipeout: Omega Collection
- World of Warriors
- Yakuza 0 (January 24)
The first big event of the 2017 “Video Game Calendar” will be PAX South, which will be held in San Antonio beginning on January 27. We’ll surely hear more about at least a few of these games then.
I have no real familiarity with Gravity Rush, a gravity-defying action game first released for the PS Vita in 2012, and later remastered for the PlayStation 4 in 2015. I had heard it was a Japanese superhero game with a unique style, but never took the time to look into it further. With the Gravity Rush 2 demo now available on the PlayStation Network, I decided to jump in blind and see what awaited. (more…)
Gravity Rush 2 will be released exclusively for the PS4 on January 20, but fans who want to know what happened after the end of the first game should check out Gravity Rush: Overture (The Animation), an animated interquel that fills in the gaps between the sequel and its predecessor. Part 1 is embedded above and Part 2 can be found after the break.
And if you can’t wait to try out Gravity Rush 2, a demo is now available to download from the PlayStation Store. (more…)
Sony has announced that Gravity Rush 2 will float away from its previously-announced release date of December 2. In an update posted to the PlayStation Blog, Game Director Keiichiro Toyama has confirmed the game will now launch on January 20, 2017.
Toyama apologized to fans and promised that this extra month-and-a-half of development would give his team enough time to produce “a title we are very proud of”:
Gravity Rush 2 is the conclusion of Kat’s journey, so we want players to have enough time to dive deep into her story. In addition, as a lot of work went into online features that allow for asynchronous player interaction, we want as many people as possible playing the title at the same time. Thus, after careful deliberation, we have decided to change the release date.
I would like to apologize to all those players anxiously awaiting Gravity Rush 2. After four years of development making a title we are very proud of, we want to release it at the very best time.
In an additional apology to fans, Toyama announced that a post-launch downloadable expansion that was originally going to be sold as “premium DLC” will now be free of charge.
Sony has announced that Gravity Rush 2, the gravity-bending sequel from Sony Japan Studio, will be released exclusively for the PS4 on December 2. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s Brian Dunn tried to catch up players who might be unfamiliar with the quirky franchise:
Gravity Rush 2 marks the return of gravity shifters Kat and Raven (now a powerful ally), ex-cop Syd, and introduces a bevy of new characters. The first new face to join the expansive world of Gravity Rush 2 is the mysterious guardian angel, who shows up to help Kat when she’s in a bind, quickly dispensing of a group of pesky Nevi enemies.
Angel is a superheroine with an aggressive and wild fighting style, and packs an overwhelming punch to her attacks. She also has a crystallization ability that helps her to regenerate health instantly. Check out Angel’s abilities in the new gameplay trailer!
New and returning fans interested in the Gravity Rush universe will be happy to learn that Sony is teaming with Studio Khara to produce an anime, Gravity Rush The Animation: Overture, that bridges the gap between the first game and its sequel. More information on Gravity Rush The Animation: Overture will be revealed soon.
Finally, Sony also announced that players who pre-order Gravity Rush 2 will receive an alternate white costume for main character Kat, as well as a nine-song soundtrack.