PlayStation unveils clutch of new games in Paris Games Week pre-show
A raft of new titles for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR were revealed during the pre-show for its Oct. 30 presentation at the 2017 Paris Games Week.
Luchadore-themed action adventure “Guacamelee 2”, a remaster of cute and bouncy “LocoRoco 2”, and zombie fast food mashup “Pixel Junk VR”, alternatively known as “Dead Hungry,” provided a recognizable foundation of returning franchises as a set of new games were announced during a PlayStation’s livestreamed pre-show event at Paris Games Week.
“LocoRoco 2” arrives for PlayStation 4 from Dec. 9, and “Guacamelee 2” is coming soon, with an option for four-player co-operative action present throughout the game.
Artistic-looking puzzler “The Gardens Between” had previously been announced for Mac and PC, and at Paris Games Week the PlayStation 4 was added to its target platforms with a 2018 date in mind.
“Star Child” developed for use with the PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset PlayStation VR, was presented as a cinematic action adventure through a scene-setting vignette, while “The Hong Kong Massacre”, with its Hong Kong action movie influences, drew immediate comparisons to the bird’s-eye view hyperviolence of “Hotline Miami”.
“Tennis World Tour” is due spring 2018, a quartet of new content packs were previewed for “The Sims 4”, and “Bow to Blood” offered a peek at its VR-based airship combat.
Finally, “Stifled” arrived with an imminent Oct. 31 launch date on PSVR, the sound-based, horror-themed experience marking out a seasonally appropriate Halloween release. JB