All the News From Sony's TGS PlayStation Conference



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Monster Hunter World release date, new game announcements and more.

Sony has just concluded its Tokyo Game Show 2017 PlayStation press conference. From new game reveals and VR experiences to the release date for Monster Hunter World, there was no shortage of exciting news for PlayStation fans.

In case you missed the briefing, IGN has you covered with a full rundown of all the big announcements from the event.

Left Alive Announced

Perhaps the biggest news of the entire event was the reveal of a new game from Square Enix called Left Alive.

The title, which Square Enix describes as a “brand-new survival action shooter” set in a “dark and gritty world,” is being directed by Armored Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima and features character designs by Metal Gear character designer Yoji Shinkawa. Mech designer Takayuki Yanase, who worked on Metal Gear and Xenoblade Chronicles X, is also involved in the project.

A teaser showcasing the game’s futuristic setting was shown during the press conference. Left Alive is being produced by Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto, and will be released for PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018.

Monster Hunter World Release Date

Capcom had some exciting news for Monster Hunter fans during the conference. Not only did the publisher announce that Monster Hunter World will be released worldwide on January 26, 2018, Capcom also pulled back the curtain on several special editions, preorder bonuses and a special Monster Hunter-themed PlayStation 4 Pro console.

A digital deluxe edition, featuring a bonus armor set, emote, emblems and hairstyle, will be available, as well as a physical collector’s edition, which includes a copy of the game, soundtrack CD, figure and art book. Those who preorder the game will get the “Origin Series” armor and a Wind Charm item, with preorders set to open on September 20.

Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Trailer

New footage of Sony’s upcoming Shadow of the Colossus remake for PlayStation 4 was also shown during the conference.

For a new look at the game, which will indeed be a remake with new visuals and updated controls, check out the TGS 2017 trailer below:

Final Fantasy IX for PS4

Final Fantasy fans were treated with multiple announcements, including the news that Final Fantasy IX will be released for PlayStation 4 today, complete with HD cutscenes and character models.

In addition to trophy support and auto-save functionality, the PS4 release will have seven “booster” features, including a high speed mode and the option to turn off random encounters, as well as a booster that lets you automatically master the weapons and gear you have equipped.

The beloved role-playing classic was released on the original PlayStation back in 2000, and made its way to PlayStation 3 and PSP a decade later via PSN. Just last year, the title was released for mobile and PC.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Remastered with VR Support

Sony’s conference also brought with it the news that Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner will be remastered for PS4, complete with full VR support. The title will be released as Anubis: Zone of the Enders – Mars in spring 2018 in Japan.

The upcoming remaster will feature 4K support, updated sound design and “brand new features” that have yet to be detailed.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner received an HD release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. For our thoughts on the game, read IGN’s Zone of the Enders: HD Collection review.

Noctis Joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

In addition to announcing Final Fantasy IX for PlayStation 4, Square Enix revealed that Noctis will be featured in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

The Final Fantasy XV protagonist joins a wide array of characters from other entires in Square’s beloved role-playing franchise, including Cloud from Final Fantasy VII, Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII and many more.

Dragon’s Crown Confirmed for PS4

After it was leaked earlier this month, Dragon’s Crown Pro was officially revealed for PlayStation 4 during Sony’s TGS press conference. This enhanced version of the action-RPG will feature 4K support, and will be released in Japan on January 25.

Read IGN’s Dragon’s Crown review for our thoughts on the original version, which was released for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in 2013.

Japan Studio VR Music Festival

A new virtual reality experience called Japan Studio VR Music Festival was also revealed.

The upcoming PSVR experience, which features various Sony Japan Studio franchises, including Toro and Gravity Rush, will be released in Japan on September 20.

Japan Studio VR Music Festival, via Twitter

Neko Atsume Cat Collecting Sim Coming to PSVR

Additionally, a virtual reality experience for the cat collecting sim Neko Atsume was announced for PlayStation VR. While details are scarce, we know the VR experience will be released for PSVR in 2018 and that developer Hit Point is involved in the project. Check out the logo below:

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Neko Atsume PSVR experience, via Twitter

The press conference also featured a PS4 rap video and PlayStation commercial, both of which you can watch below:

What was your favorite announcement from Sony’s Tokyo Game Show 2017 PlayStation press conference? Let us know in the comments.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.


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