Saturday, January 13, 2018

PS4 Console Exclusives List For 2018 Is Ridiculously Massive


PlayStation 4 Console Exclusives For 2018, What’s There To Look Forward To?
Console exclusives are one of the major reasons to own any particular console over another. With that said, what does the PS4 bring to the table in 2018?

I should probably start this off by saying that of course not all of these games are 100% confirmed for a 2018 release. Most of them are, and yet more have been teased or even outright said they will release in the calendar year while not begin given a firm date. However, as is common in the video game industry, titles are likely to slip past their initial release dates and potentially fall into the 2019 timeframe. These, however, are likely to release and are ones you should consider putting onto your playlist.
Something I should probably note is that just as the title says, these are console exclusives. Not necessarily platform exclusive. Which means one or more of these titles may release on PC or even mobile in the extreme case, but not for one of the other 2 systems. It will also include timed exclusives if those games have yet to be confirmed for a different platform.
We’ve already broken down the exclusive games lineup for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2018. Now, we turn to PS4, which is currently the leading force in the industry, with sales already topping 73.6 million units, and according to Sony had it’s best Black Friday in PlayStation history and selling almost 6 million units in the holidays alone. 2017 has been a stellar year for big and small games alike on the console, and 2018 is looking to keep up that momentum. If you’re worried Sony might start to back off in favor of the oft-rumored PlayStation 5, you’d be wrong. So what can you look forward to?

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars is an HD remake of the high-octane, big robot, super-fast action that defined a genre. This is a second revival that expands upon the PS3/360 enhancements with a completely new VR mode, expanded sound, and further improved graphics.

Yakuza Kiwami 2

While this game doesn’t have a concrete U.S. announcement it’s safe to assume this one will get released this year. When you look at the first and how it released in the states after the Japanese launch. Especially after Yakuza 0. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about with this one. Kazuma should be on your consoles soon enough.

Yakuza 6

This is the sixth mainline entry in the blockbuster Yakuza franchise, which continues the story of Kazuma as it tells a hard-boiled tale of gang life in downtown Tokyo.

Without Memory

Without Memory is an interactive thriller, which main concept is based on the idea of three parallel worlds and your actions in one of them affect events in the two others. The story springs from the dystopian world, and its main character, the policeman Leo Evans, epitomizes consumer society.

WiLD

WiLD is a survival adventure game that takes place in a Celtic landscape set 10,000 years ago. This one ist tough to add to the list because it’s gone silent for so long. However, Dreams was announced around the same time and that getting a recent re-reveal it’s bound to get more information soon. Assuming it isn’t canceled.

Way of Redemption

A game designed for players with a passion for eSports and for those who want to test their skills, their game has arrived.

Vane

Vane is a single-player game being developed by a few ex-members of The Last Guardian team. The game focuses on unraveling the mysteries of an unknown land via exploration, puzzle-solving, and other features yet to be revealed, in an atmospheric and powerful setting.

The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2

Follow the Hundred Knight in its journey through a witch-ravaged world. Young girls are contracting a strange illness and awakening as witches, causing mayhem across the region of Kevala.

The Last of Us: Part II

Sequel to perhaps one of the greatest achievements in game storytelling, not much needs to be said. Taking place a few years after the first game, seeming to be about Ellie and her hatred for the Firefly. Not much is known, but judging by the most recent trailer, Naughty Dog has managed to push the envelope forward on game graphics.

The Inpatient

The Inpatient is a horror game with psychological elements that places you in the role of a patient with amnesia in the Blackwood Sanatorium, over 60 years prior to the events of the frightening events of Until Dawn. You can look forward to playing this horror VR prequel on January 23rd.

The Hong Kong Massacre

The Hong Kong Massacre is a vicious top-down game set in Hong Kong filled with guns, bullets, slow-motion and blood. It looks a lot like Hard Boiled (the movie) or its video game sequel Stranglehold, except in a top-down view. It has my attention that’s for sure. It’s one of the prettiest top-down games I’ve ever seen as well.

The Forest

The Forest is another first-person early access game that’s awaiting its PS4 release. You and a young child are the only survivors of a plane crash on a heavily forested island filled with hostile indigenous people that just aren’t normal.

Spider-Man

Sony, Insomniac, and Marvel have teamed up to bring a brand-new and authentic Spider-Man adventure exclusively to PS4. This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met or ever seen before. This all-new story stars an experienced Peter Parker who’s experienced at fighting big crime in New York City who has sheer mastery of his powerful abilities.

Shadow of the Colossus

Experience the wonder and magic of one of the most beloved video games of all time, recreated from the ground up for PlayStation 4 to provide gamers a stunning reintroduction to this masterpiece.

Shenmue III

This long-awaited third entry in the Shenmue saga continues Ryo Hazuki’s epic adventure. While it was originally supposed to release in early 2018, it has since been delayed to the second half of the year.

Savant: Ascent

A malicious orb has cast Savant out of his tower and transformed his surroundings into dangerous enemies! Dodge and shoot your way back up the tower, and blast down waves of enemies as you make your way towards the top! As you progress, you unlock CDs that give you new tracks to play to that also grant powerful new abilities!

Remothered: Tormented Fathers

Remothered: Tormented Fathers is a psychological survival horror game with strong cinematic inspiration and extreme gameplay. The story is full of unpredictable plot-twists but is touching at the same time. Psychology plays a huge role within the game: heroes and enemies are atypical and the line between good and evil is blurred.

Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix is an RPG with a squad-based realtime-strategy game design, brought to you by veteran developers for an adventure inspired by both Japanese and western game design philosophies. Throughout the adventure, players will piece together the mysteries of an angel with amnesia and travel through the land of Azuregard.

Patapon 2 Remastered

The beloved second entry in the Patapon series is marching its way to PS4 in resolutions up to 4K! Separated from their Zigaton compatriots, the Patapon tribe arrives on a strange new island, fighting through mysterious new enemies and creatures as they search for Earthend!

MLB The Show 18

Home runs, steals, and epic catches — get deep into the action and experience your favorite parts of baseball with MLB The Show 18. With the most exciting and personal baseball gaming experience on console, The Show 18 delivers condensed, but authentic games in classic and current stadiums that may feel so real, you can smell the grass.

H-Hour: World’s Elite

H-Hour is the story of an unfolded tactical, team-based military shooter in which cooperation between players is necessary for progress. A run-and-gun lone wolf mindset would very quickly result in a difficult outcome; only by cooperating with the team will you reach your goal.

Gray Dawn

Gray Dawn is a first-person horror game with adventure elements, exploring both real and unreal universes.

God of War

Kratos, the God of War, the man who really shouldn’t be liked because of all the hate and destruction he stands for yet we love him anyways. Only this time, returning with a softer tone, a new kid, and a beard! In this new game, every aspect of the game is being changed. This is easily one of PS4’s biggest games of the year.

Ghost of Tsushima

This new game from Sucker Punch took us by surprise. Set during the Mongol invasion on the Tsushima island of Japan in 1274. The main protagonist is a born Samurai who must abandon his training and discipline to have a fighting chance against the Mongols. Featuring a living open-world where your actions have consequences.

Futuregrind

FutureGrind is a game all about skill, tricks, and speed. The game is played on a track made of rails that run through a 3D environment.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Everyone knows what this is, so what can be said? The game features the same characters and story while being expanded upon for modern times. It will feature an entirely new combat system. The game will be broken up into 3 full installments and has been confirmed to not be a PS4 platform exclusive. But no word yet about platforms.

Erica

Erica is a unique take on interactive media. A live-action video adventure that is a PlayLink exclusive, featuring a branching narrative where every choice can have a profound effect on your game.

Earth Defence Force: Iron Rain

This is sort of a new direction for the EDF franchise. Taking on a more serious and dark tone, although keeping what makes the franchise great intact. The first thing you will notice is the vastly improved graphics, while not necessary, are nice to see. Again, as with EDF5, no US release has been confirmed but it’s likely to be announced before too long.

Drifter

Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore. Care for another epic space adventure?

Detroit: Become Human

This is the next game from famed developer Quantic Dream, known for Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy. They are yet again pushing the envelope with graphics in games, and player choice. Following Kara, an android who has human-like sentience, which is abnormal for the machines, there just may be a robot uprising. Will you be part of it?

Deaths Gambit

Deaths Gambit is another side-scrolling action game with an old-school aesthetic to it. In it, you will explore an alien medieval planet filled with beasts, knights, and horrors as an agent of Death, bound to his service.

Death Stranding

A new series created by the famed Hideo Kojima. Do we know much about it? Not really, it’s a Kojima game, so everything you think you know about it is likely wrong. He loves deception in his trailers, and likes to lead you along a path just to reveal what you thought you knew was actually way off. The game features Norman Reedus.

Days Gone

Days Gone is a huge new title from the makers of Syphon Filter. This is their first console game in over a decade and looks to take inspiration from the likes of another PlayStation exclusive, The Last of Us. Set in a post-apocalyptic open world that sees the protagonist Deacon trying to survive from hoards of “freakers”, or zombie-like enemies.

Boundless

Boundless is an MMO voxel based game similar to that of Minecraft. It has been in early access since 2014, and was originally announced for PS4 a year later. When it’s released it will have cross-play between PC and PS4.

Ashen Rift

Ashen Rift has had a troubled start coming to life, failing a Kickstarter campaign or two. It finally got funded and is now on it’s way to PS4. It follows a bearded man and his dog off to save the world from a destructive portal. It is a first-person survival game that sees you constantly seeing your death in a vision.

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