Gamebros Show: Highlights from Tokyo Gameshow 2015
Today we want to cover the top highlights from Tokyo Game show 2015.
Sony kicked off Tokyo Game Show 2015 with its PlayStation press conference and, as expected, delivered a salvo of announcements ranging from new games to price drops. To get you up-to-speed, we’ve gathered all news stories resulting from the event and put them below.
Highlights include the eagerly anticipated announcement and details on the Bloodborne expansion, which is called The Old Hunters. Sony also renamed the headset formerly known as Project Morpheus PlayStation VR, though we didn’t get a release date or price.
On the game announcement front, Gravity Rush 2 was finally unveiled, following teases at E3 earlier this year.
The original Gravity Rush was one of those games that was doomed by its platform. Despite being a unique, beautiful game, it never sold well – mostly because it was stuck on Sony’s less-than-successful PlayStation Vita. Ifthere’s any game that deserves a second chance on a more successful console, it’s Gravity Rush – thankfully,that’s exactly what’s happening. Gravity Rush is being reworked and remastered for Sony’s PlayStation 4; it’ll be hitting the PS Store in February 2016.
But, as they say, that’s not all: Gravity Rush 2 was also announced alongside its remastered predecessor, andit’ll head stateside sometime next year. Details on the sequel are still few and far between, but if its debut trailer is anything to go by, Gravity Rush 2 will be just as beautiful as ever.
Also, Sega’s Toshiro Nagoshi appeared to confirm Yakuza 6 was in development, but would be preceded by a remake of the first entry in the series, and Capcom showed off a new Resident Evil spin-off.
Sony’s machine is well ahead of its competition in terms of sales…but it’s also the most expensive machine on the market. The Xbox One price drop helped close the gap quite a bit, and helped Microsoft dominate2014’s holiday season – and it’s starting to look like Sony may be taking a page from Microsoft’s book.
As part of its TGS 2015 press conference, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4’s first price drop would come later this year…in Japan. While Western gamers shouldn’t get excited quite yet, it’s definitely a good sign: if Sony is willing to drop the console’s price when it’s this far ahead of the pack, there’s a good chance that a universal price cut may be on the way. It’s still too early to tell, but with the Christmas season fast approaching, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see the PS4 drop to (at least) $350 soon.
The first major expansion for Bloodborne also made its grand debut.
Dubbed The Old Hunters, Bloodborne‘s first DLC looks to fix most of the game’s lingering issues. First and foremost, From Software revealed a slew of new weapons, with each looking better than the last. New bosses and environments were also revealed (including some major story elements), and it even looks like From Software will have players revisiting old areas with new enemies – if you’ve played Bloodborne since its release, The Old Huntersshould be just what the doctor ordered.
This year’s Tokyo Game Show was absolutely huge – while it’s been more of a niche trade show in recent years,TGS 2015 was packed with massive reveals and big updates. It’s still not known for being quite as big as E3 orGamesCom – but, if the show’s 2015 outing becomes the norm, that might not be the case for much longer!
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