Shadow of the Beast
If you can remember the original Shadow of the Beast then you were probably, like me, a proud owner of an Amiga back in the day. Now Sony have dusted off the IP and are reinvigorating it for the PS4 as an exclusive in 2015. Little is known about the game, or how it is progressing, other than what is in the above trailer but we should be hearing more soon.
The Titan Souls blurb is quite magical: “Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with but a single arrow is once again assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power”. This beautiful top down adventure is taking on Zelda on its own turf – and winning. Titan Souls is making its console début on the PS4 in 2015.
Uncharted 4: Thief’s End
The big one. Recently voted NeoGaf’s most anticipated game of 2015, Uncharted 4 is taking us on a darker adventure. Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves in order to save the ones he loves. An exclusive for the PS4, Uncharted 4 is scheduled to land in 2015.
ABZU is the first game from a new studio called Giant Squid. Based on a universal origin myth that resonates across cultures, ABZU is an adventure game set at the bottom of the ocean. Set to release in 2015, ABZU will be releasing as a PS4 exclusive.
Having lost literally months of my life to Persona 4: Golden, I am terrified and excited for Persona 5. Featuring a new protagonist but the same terrific art style, Persona 5 will be releasing on the PS4 in 2015.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will be releasing on the PS4 as a timed console exclusive thanks to a deal stuck between Sony and publisher Devolver. It’s as brutal, as visceral, as weird and wonderful as the original and this should really be a day one purchase when it releases in 2015.
Not A Hero
Don’t let the pixelated graphics fool you – Not A Hero is as modern as any other game on this list. This fast action shooter is coming from Roll7, the team behind OlliOlli, so it is hard to argue with the game play calibur behin this game. Being published by Devolver, Not A Hero will be a time PS4 exclusive in 2015.
The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle has been nominated for the grand prize at IGF 2015 – and rightfully so. This game blew my mind at Gamescom 2014 and I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it launches as a PS4 console exclusive this year. (The Talos Principle is available now on PC via Steam – I highly recommend it)
BROFORCE is officially the most manly, testosterone fuelled game ever made. A cross between Metal Slug and all of the best action movies you have ever seen, BROFORCE (pronounced BROOOOOFOOOORCE!!!) puts you in control of Rambro, Double Bro Seven, Bronan the Bronarian and a whole host of kick ass Bros. A timed exclusive, BROFORCE will be hitting the PS4 in 2015.
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Announced at PSX 2014, Ultra Street Fighter IV is a co-venture between Capcom an Sony’s Third Party Team. The ultimate version of Street Fighter IV will be launching in 2015 as a PS4 exclusive.
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