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Sony Japan Press Conference Round-Up
09.15.2015

ALEX FULLER
NEWS DIRECTOR


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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia held its annual Press Conference ahead of this week's Tokyo Game Show, showing off a number of games. Below was a round-up of all the RPGs that appeared during the presentation, which can be viewed in full with an English translation. All the relevant trailers will be added to the bottom of this article as they become available.

The first announcement came courtesy of Sony's Japan Studio, in the form of an expansion for Bloodborne. The Old Hunters expands on a relatively unexplored plot aspect in Bloodborne and is due to be released on November 24, 2015. The expansion will also be released in a physical edition with the base game in Japan in December. The expansion has been confirmed for a North American and European release on November 24, 2015 at a price of $19.99/£11.99/€14.99.

Later in the presentation, SEGA detailed some plan to celebrate Yakuza's tenth anniversary. First the company announced that it will be remaking the first Yakuza game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStaion 4. Yakuza Kiwami will be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in January 2016. The next game in the series, Yakuza 6, was also revealed to be coming exclusively on PlayStation 4 in Fall 2016, with more details to be unveiled at TGS. The company also showed a new trailer for Phantasy Star Online 2's upcoming PlayStation 4 release in 2016.

Koei Tecmo brought two games to the presentation. First was a sequel to Toukiden: The Age of Demons and Toukiden Kiwami. Toukiden 2 will be released in 2016 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita and is said the feature an open-world as opposed to its predecessors' mission-based structure. The company also announced that Ni-Oh, a historical-based action-RPG game it originally announced back in 2004 will finally be released in 2016 for PlayStation 4.

Square Enix's portion of the presentation started with a new trailer for World of Final Fantasy, which is due out in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. There was also a new trailer for Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, the fifth game in the series that is set between Star Ocean 2 and Star Ocean 3. Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness is due out in Japan on February 25, 2016. The newest SaGa game was also unveiled with the title SaGa Scarlet Grace. The game will be released for PlayStation Vita in 2016 and is said to be the start of a new series for the franchise.

With Kingdom Hearts III planned for release in 2016, Square Enix announced a final HD collection of previous titles in the series. Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be released in 2016 and features Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts χ (Chi) Back Cover, and Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep: A Fragmentory Passage. The first footage from the debut of the company's new Tokyo RPG Factory studio, Project Setsuna, also appeared. The game appears to be a take on classic RPG and is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016. The company also returned later to provide a very brief development update on Dragon Quest Heroes II, as well as a new trailer for Dragon Quest Builders, which is coming to Japan on January 28, 2016.

From Software's Dark Souls III received a trailer along with a Japanese release date of March 24, 2016. Atlus and Vanillaware's newest collaboration was also unveiled with the titled 13 Sentinels: Aeris Rim. There is not much information to go on about the game at this stage, though a giant robot did appear in an urban setting in its trailer. Spike Chunsoft also appeared with a new trailer for Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky, which is due out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in December 2015.


Bloodborne: The Old Hunters

Toukiden 2

Ni-Oh

World of Final Fantasy

Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness

Project Setsuna

SaGa Scarlet Grace

13 Sentinels: Aeris Rim



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