Supermassive projects, Final Fantasy 15 on the way to PlayStation VR

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Supermassive projects, Final Fantasy 15 on the way to PlayStation VR

The virtual reality-compatible version of Final Fantasy 15 will be available this September. First announced at least year’s Sony E3 press conference, the company included it as part of this year’s briefing.

A very brief trailer showed plenty of first-person action that focuses on the lighter side of Final Fantasy 15. There’s plenty of fishing and hanging out with the boys around the campfire, although there should be some fights in the mix as well.

Tropico 6 will build bridges, at last

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Tropico 6 will build bridges, at last

Tropico 6, the latest in Kalypso Media’s city-building “dictator simulator,” will at last add bridges to its menu of road infrastructure options.

In an extended version of the teaser announcing Tropico 6’s arrival in 2018, one also sees wind farms, suggesting some new power generation options. A seaplane comically deposits the Statue of Liberty in the water, indicating that memorials and monuments will be among the cultural building options as well.

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds downloadable content revealed

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Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds downloadable content revealed

During the PlayStation E3 2017 media briefing, Sony revealed a trailer for Horizon Zero Dawn’s first major bit of downloadable content. Titled “The Frozen Wilds,” the DLC appears to take place in a new region full of snow and, of course, deadly robot dinosaurs.

The DLC appears to put players back into the shoes of main game protagonist Aloy, though it’s unclear if it takes place during or after the events of the main game. It will be story-based, however, and either way, it looks like various new weapons, enemies and types of armor will be available throughout the course of the new content.

Monster Hunter World coming to PS4

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Monster Hunter World coming to PS4

A new entry in the Monster Hunter franchise is heading to PlayStation 4 next year. Sony boss Shawn Layden introduced a trailer for the game, called Monster Hunter World, at the start of this year’s PlayStation E3 press conference, showing off plenty of gameplay familiar to series’ fans.

This is the first Monster Hunter game that Capcom has developed for a Sony console in years. Monster Hunter found huge popularity with its PlayStation Portable entries several years back, but has recently been more commonly found on Nintendo’s handheld platforms.

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom release date confirmed

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Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom release date confirmed

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is set to be released Nov. 10 for PlayStation 4 and PC, according to Sony’s E3 2017 press conference. Announced a little under two years ago, fans can finally expect the sequel this year.

Its predecessor Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was heavily inspired by Studio Ghibli’s animation styles. Although similar visual elements remain in the sequel, its overworld and combat appear to be less cartoonish than the first one. Our early preview noted the much-needed combat changes like switching between other characters and the addition of mysterious creatures called Higgledies for aid.

Superhot VR heading to PSVR this summer

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Superhot VR heading to PSVR this summer

The announcement was made during the publisher’s E3 conference pre-show, where a trailer confirming the release date was played. Superhot VR was first released for the Oculus Rift in December 2016 and was subsequently released for the HTC Vive just last month.

When Polygon went hands on with Superhot VR in December, we talked about how much we enjoyed the unique gameplay elements the VR version of the game brought and how it felt like an entirely new experience. The original Superhot was released last February for Microsoft Windows PC.

Knack 2 coming to PS4 this September

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Knack 2 coming to PS4 this September

Knack 2, the sequel to the PlayStation 4 launch title from lead system architect Mark Cerny and SIE Japan Studio, will be released Sept. 5, Sony announced today with an E3 trailer.

The trailer offers a look at all kinds of platforming and combat scenarios, both of which are much more involved and complex in Knack 2 compared to its predecessor. We also see glimpses of the human characters who inhabit the world that Knack exists in.

Matterfall launches for PS4 in August

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Matterfall launches for PS4 in August

Matterfall, Housemarque's follow-up project to 2013's popular Resogun, will launch Aug. 15 on PlayStation 4.

Matterfall is a side-scrolling platformer that employs a visual motif similar to what Resogun used in showcasing the PlayStation 4's capabilities at its launch.