Sony Shows Some PlayStation 4 RPGs at ChinaJoy
The ChinaJoy expo runs this week in Shanghai, China, where Sony held a pre-event press conference to showcase some Chinese-developed games coming to PlayStation 4 as part of its PlayStation China Hero Project initiative. The first news is that miHoYo’s Genshin Impact, which was recently announced for iOS, Android, and PC, is also coming to PlayStation 4. The game is an open-world action RPG and set to be released worldwide in 2020.
Also featuring was ThinkingStars’ cyberpunk action RPG ANNO: Mutationem. The game is set in a future metropolis sometime after a catastrophic event and incorporates parts of the SCP Foundation open-source setting. Meanwhile, F.I.S.T. is a Metroidvania from TiGames that stars a rabbit with a large mechanical arm on his back. The game takes place in a dieselpunk world, with players fighting against an army of robots. Neither release dates nor regions have been announced for either game.
The final RPG shown was AI-LIMIT, an action RPG from Palm Pioneer’s Sense Games. Players control Arrisa, decking her out with headgear, body wear, limb wear, and other items to grant her abilities and create an outfit. The game is said to focus heavily on both exploration and combat, with a variety of weapon types to choose from that have distinct rhythms and styles, and will also include multiple endings. Like the previous titles, neither a release date nor release regions have been announced. In a final note, Sony stated that Lost Soul Aside developer Ultizero Games has elected to skip this year’s ChinaJoy event to focus on the game’s development.