Over the weekend, Sony held its annual Playstation Experience (PSX), a two-day bonanza showcasing some of the most anticipated games and throwing in some big reveals for good measure. This year’s event was held at  Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California and with exhibitors like Activision, Capcom and Naughty Dog all on hand, this year did not disappoint in the big announcement stakes.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

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Whilst Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End may have seemed like a swansong for the series, apparently Naughty Dog feels otherwise and I couldn’t be happier when they announced this DLC.

As the player you assume the role of fan-favourite Chloe Frazer immediately after the events of the main story in Uncharted 4. Players are promised a “massive” standalone experience and if The Last of Us’ ‘Left Behind’ DLC is anything to go by, fans won’t be disappointed. Based on the eight minute reveal, the game has all the Uncharted staples that you’d expect.

It’ll be interesting to see if the series can stand on its feet without Nathan Drake to hold it up and what’s more, could this mean that Naughty Dog isn’t quite ready to put the series into retirement and instead focus on a new hero? Here’s hoping.

View the reveal trailer here.

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

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For a twenty-year old gaming icon, Crash Bandicoot has aged well. Fans have been expecting a reappearance from Sony’s poster boy for a while but have mostly been kept in the dark as to when the marsupial will be making this appearance.

However, over the weekend we were treated to the first look of the PS4 remaster, also known as the N. Sane Trilogy, that will tentatively be released in 2017. The developer has completely re-created the character models and animations from the ground up and it looks amazing for it. Crash remains one of the most iconic Playstation characters and I’m looking forward to seeing him make his debut on modern consoles.

View the reveal trailer here.

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

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Back in the 90s Marvel vs Capcom was one of my favourite arcade games as it perfectly encapsulates what a 90s fighting game should have – diverse and memorable characters and fun gameplay. However, it’s been over five years since a title from the series has been released so Infinite was a bit of a surprise for fans.

Not only does the trailer look amazing, but it seems to bring the old Marvel vs Capcom games back and this time to the PS4. Marvel isn’t particularly known for their standout games, (apart from the Ultimate Alliance series of course) but with improved visuals, features and a whole cinematic universe to draw characters from, this could easily be one of their better forays into the gaming world.

View the reveal trailer here.

Last of Us Part II

In a previous post I marked the Last of Us 2 as one of my most anticipated sequels. However, at the time I remember thinking that may have been a little premature as a sequel had only been speculated and not officially announced. Yet, flash forward to December 2016 and Naughty Dog has answered my non-sacrilegious prayers with the reveal of The Last of Us Part II.

The developer revealed the sequel on day one of the conference with a beautiful trailer and confirmation that the sequel will continue the story of Ellie and Joel. Set a few years after the first game took place, this time we play as Ellie as we embark on a non-specific mission of revenge.

The first game remains one of my favourites of all time. With a touching story, well-conceived characters and amazing gameplay, it is something I find hard to pick a fault with. The Last of Us Part II promises to be even bigger than the first as we continue to explore this world and characters. Details are still relatively scarce but this game has moved into pole position as my most anticipated.

View the reveal trailer with fan reaction here.

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