The annual Tokyo Game Show is about to kick off later on this month (18-21 September). That means a number of companies are hosting pre-event press conferences where they can make all their announcements without running the risk of getting drowned out by the hubbub of the general show. Sony just hosted theirs, during which a number of reveals and announcements were made.
For a start, the Dragon Quest IP is finally making its way back to Sony hardware. It’s been eight years since the franchise graced a PlayStation, with Dragon Quest 8 being the last iteration. Now, Square Enix and Sony have unveiled Dragon Quest Heroes. It’s not an RPG in the usual vein, but rather a Dragon Quest meets Dynasty Warriors mashup not too dissimilar to the recently announce Hyrule Warriors for Wii U. Dragon Quest Heroes will launch on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 next year. You can check out a reveal trailer after the jump.
More good news; this time for From Software fans: Bloodborne will be released on 05 February 2015 in Japan. There has been no mention of a Western release date as yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as that’s been announced.
Persona 5, which was announced for PlayStation 3 some time ago, will be arriving on PlayStation 4 at the same time. There still isn’t a concrete release date aside from “2015”, but you can check out the PlayStation 4 trailer below.
Good news for golfing fans: Everybody’s Golf is hitting PlayStation 4. Everybody’s Golf: Vita netted itself a sizable fanbase and proved to be one of the more popular launch titles for Sony’s handheld. The PlayStation 4 version will be arriving sometime next year.
Finally, some new features will be arriving to the PlayStation 4 when firmware version 2.0 is released. Sony has confirmed that users will be getting custom themes, and that the much-touted Share Play feature (with which a friend can take control of your game via the Internet) will be making its debut.
It’s just the start of the Tokyo Game Show announcements, so expect more news heading our way during the course of the month.
UPDATE: this article has been updated; we corrected an initial mistake in the dates of the Tokyo Game Show.