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Roundup: Sony’s new PlayStation 4 games and announcements from E3 2014

Roundup: Sony’s new PlayStation 4 games and announcements from E3 2014
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Sony was the latest company to hold a press event at E3 2014, showing fans a range of upcoming titles and a hardware bundle. All-in-all, it was an impressive set of announcements and demos from the company.

Check out our overview of what you need to know and see.

(Not all games have videos available publicly at this point, but we’ll add more as/when they are.)

White PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle on September 9

The console will include a matching controller, a copy of the upcoming sci-fi shooter Destiny, and 30 days of PlayStation Plus, the subscription service that players need to access multiplayer features and the company’s popular cross-platform Instant Game Collection.

Destiny beta

Sony will launch a beta of the game on July 17. Those seeking earlier access can get on the alpha version, which will be available this week.



An artistic game from Pixel Opus, a new studio from Sony.

Little Big Planet 3

The third installment of the franchise featuring three new characters: speedy Oddsock, big and small Toggle and flying Swoop, for four-player co-op. It will be out in November.

Magicka 2

Sony announced a new partnership with Paradox Interactive for several new PlayStation 4 exclusives, the first being Magicka 2.


This title from Hidetaka Miyazaki and From Software is a new PlayStation exclusive IP coming in 2015. The buzzworthy game is the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls.

Far Cry 4

Sony showed off a visually-stunning Far Cry 4 with two-player co-op.


Dead Island 2

Sony ran a trailer for Dead Island 2, to appease gamers who have been asking for more zombie games.

Diablo III Reaper of Souls

Blizzard’s Diablo and Sony’s The Last of Us are coming together in Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls’ Ulimate Evil edition.

Battlefield Hardline

Sony played a new gameplay trailer for DICE’s Battlefield Hardline cops vs. robbers shooter, which launched in beta on PlayStation 4 earlier today at EA’s press conference.

Disney Infinity

PlayStation gamers will have exclusive access to the Hulk Smash move in Disney Infinity 2, which is coming next year.

Grim Fandango

Tim Schafer’s beloved Grim Fandango is getting remade for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

Devolver Digital

There are new games coming from publisher Devolver Digital, which include: Not a Hero, Titan Souls, Broforce, Hotline Miami 2, The Talos Principle.

Let It Die

Let It Die is a gruesome new game from Suda51.


Abzu is a PlayStation 4 exclusive from Giant Squid, the development company started by Matt Nava, who was art director on the gorgeous Flower and Journey titles.

No Man’s Sky

Sony also showed off another PlayStation exclusive, a hypnotic starship fighting game called No Man’s Sky. The game’s universe is “procedural,” infinite and shareable. Every player will start on a different, unique planet.

“When the game is released, every gamer who picks up the pad and plays is going to help us discover the title bit more,” Sony said.

Related: Everything EA announced during its E3 2014 press conference

Project Morpheus

Sony showed off two new demos for its upcoming PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset.


PlayStation Now open beta

The open beta of Sony’s video game streaming service will be available for PlayStation 4 owners in the US and Canada on July 31.

YouTube sharing

A YouTube is coming to the PlayStation 4 this year. Gamers will also be able to interact with players while they watch their stream on PlayStation 4. The PlayRoom will get new custom broadcasting sets as a free DLC later this year.

Free to Play

Sony highlighted free to play games on its platform, which include:

  • Planetside 2
  • Kingdom Under Fire II
  • Fat Princess Piece of Cake
  • Big Fest
  • Destiny of Spirits
  • Reaper
  • My Singing Monsters
  • Guns Up
  • Pain
  • Loadout

Mortal Kombat X

The keynote gave us the first peek at gameplay from Mortal Combat X, which is scheduled for a 2015 release. Fighters will have ample access to environmental weapons like branches and chains.

PlayStation TV coming to the US, Canada and Europe

The $99 device will give gamers the ability to play PlayStation 4 remotely on a second TV, provide access to video and music streaming services, and support PS3 titles made available via PlayStation Now.

Ratchet and Clank the movie

You can look forward to a movie version of Ratchet and Clank.

Original TV show ‘Powers’

Sony is gearing up to release its first original TV show for PlayStation Network. “Powers” is based on the popular graphic novel.

Last of Us

A remastered version of the critically-acclaimed Last of Us is coming to the PlayStation 4 on July 29.

Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain

Sony gave us an extended look at Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain with an emotional trailer.

Grand Theft Auto V

Last-gen smash-hit Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation 4 this fall. PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer their save files over to PlayStation 4.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Sony showed us the first gameplay footage of the Batmobile. When the game arrives, it will include Scarecrow nightmare missions only available on PlayStation.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

To wrap things up, Sony gave us a gameplay trailer for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4. Uncharted 4 looks remarkable, really showing off the prowess of the PlayStation 4.

Sony also summarized its announcement in its own words over on the PlayStation blog.

Head here to keep up with the rest of our E3 2014 coverage this week.

Josh Ong contributed to this story.

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