5 Biggest Announcements at PSX 2016


If you love PlayStation, you know that December is a special month. It’s our Christmas! PSX is the annual gaming conference in which we get to see all the new PS games, announcements and price drops. The 2016 PlayStation Experience has finally wrapped up, and I think the entire event was a massive improvement over last year's mediocre festivities. From sequels to highly anticipated IP, to the revival of beloved games, this conference did not disappoint. With that said, I present to you the 5 biggest PlayStation announcements at PSX 2016.


5. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy


What better way to get things started than with everybody's favorite fruit burglar. Forget Knack 2! This is the only PlayStation platformer we truly need. Seriously, the fact that Crash has resurrected from SCE's graveyard is absolutely insane. Now, it's only a PS4 remaster of the first three games, but I'm excited. While I was slightly skeptical of Activision's ability to give Crash a worthy facelift, I must admit it: they nailed it. Visuals, animations, and sound effects are all perfect! I simply can't wait to give all three titles another run in 2017. And who knows, if people go out there and buy this, we might just get a new game (fingers crossed).


4. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Teaser


I couldn't believe my eyes when this trailer first rolled. Mega Man, Captain Marvel, Ryu, and Iron Man all in the same screen, about to throw hands. I'm a big fan of the Marvel vs. Capcom series, and its newest entry looks fantastic! Gameplay seemed just as chaotic and crisp as we remembered, while graphics and animations are smooth as butter. Even though it won't be out until 2017, fans didn't leave the room disappointed: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was announced and immediately released for the PS4.


3. UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy


The first in two fantastic Naughty Dog announcements, the first standalone adventure in Uncharted franchise history was revealed. Who is joining us in this mission? None other than fan-favorite character, Chloe Frazer. Now, there are still of details we have to find out. How long is this DLC? What's the price? Will we see Charlie Cutter shiny bald head? We still don't know. But this lengthy trailer is enough for me to patiently wait for the previously mentioned details to emerge.


2. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony


After two top-notch titles, Danganronpa quickly cemented itself as my favorite murder-mystery visual novel series. Following the release of the two main entries, a third-person adventure game, a mobile title, and a VR experience left a bad taste in my mouth. None of them managed to capture the magic the novels created. Well, people like me were absolutely thrilled to find out that the third main title in the Danganronpa series will be released for PS Vita and PS4 and 2017. I wanted hours of more information, but I was left with nothing but despair.


1. The Last of Us Part II


Is there another announcement that could possibly top our list? One of the best video games ever made it's getting a sequel. It's slightly scary. The concern of whether or not a universally acclaimed product can be successfully follow up on is always there. But if a company can do, it's freaking Naughty Dog. I have complete faith in this company and this franchise. The teaser trailer certainly started things off right. It's everything I love in a trailer: short, personal, and intriguing. Visually, the cutscene looked stunning. I was especially amazed by the level of detail in Ellie's eyebrows. We even got some dialogue, which featured amazing voice acting by Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.

Later in a panel with Neil Druckmann, important aspects were revealed. These are the main ones: The first game was about love, this one is about hate. A 19-year old Ellie is the main playable character, and the story takes place five years after the original game. Although we're at least three years away from this, I'm positive it'll be worth the wait.

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