Salt and Sanctuary
Coming from two man show Ska Studios, creators of the The Dishwasher series on Xbox 360, Salt and Sanctuary blends hectic action platforming with Dark Souls-style combat that gives different move-sets based on the weapons you equip. This game has dark fantasy, over-sized baddies and powerful magics in a setting that looks something like a Lovecraftian Castlevania. We think this could be a refreshing offering for fans of the genre when it arrives
A great one for couch multiplayer, Everybody’s Golf has a low entry level with a high skill ceiling, that make it both easily accessible and endlessly replayable. Few details have been given out about Everybody’s Golf on PS4, although it’s said the game will play to the console’s strengths. We’re expecting more of the game’s fun server-side events and hold hope for a course editor
Sega are yet to bring Yakuza 5 to the west, so Zero may be a while coming but from what we’ve seen so far our interests are piqued. Yakuza 0 is a prequel going back to the 1980s that sets up events in the first Yakuza game. We;’ve enjoyed the Japanese mafia crime action storylines in previous entries in the series and hope this one is coming our way at some point.
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow Of New Despair
The EDF relentless arcade-style ‘on the back-foot’ gameplay and often amusing cacophony of cheesy voice-overs is a winning combination in our eyes..Said to be an updated port to PS4 of EDF 2025, a trailer for 4.1 hinting at a dark shadowy beastie was shown at the Sony pre-TGS conference, and again while there’s no western release date for this game yet, we’re keen to see more of The Shadow of Despair.
We're still expecting more PS4 games announcements to be incoming when the Tokyo Game Show proper starts next week and as ever we'll be fanfaring the ones we like the look of.