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The Playstation Experience 2017 Opening Ceremony News Recap: Mega Man in Monster Hunter World, A MediEvil Remaster, and the Rest of the Reveals

PSX kicked off things from a couch late Friday evening... and never left.

News by Caty McCarthy, .

It was a pretty low key night for the PlayStation Experience 2017's opening celebration. A lot of developers sat on some very big couches. Hideo Kojima showed the exact same trailer for Death Stranding that he showed last night at The Game Awards. Overall, it was a pretty relaxed night with not much by way of news.

Nonetheless, here's a quick recap of the biggest news from the night, with their corresponding trailers too.

The Last Guardian VR

If you played The Last Guardian and thought, "I wish I could see Trico up close and personal," then you're in luck because Sony apparently heard you. On December 12th, players will be able to download a short 15-minute demo for the The Last Guardian VR, where you solve puzzles with Trico by your side. Just another day with everyone's favorite giant dog-cat-bird-thing.

Wipeout VR

Over the summer Wipeout Omega Collection, a collection of the three most recent games in the series, was released on PlayStation 4. In early 2018, it's getting a new VR update for free that will take the high-speed races nauseatingly close.

God of War

There wasn't much news for God of War at the PSX opening event, but director Cory Balrog revealed that the game will be 25 to 30 hours long. In the past, God of War games are usually around 10 hours. Maybe we'll see Kratos drive his son to his first day of fifth grade or something.

Donut County

Ben Esposito, one of the game designers from the indie collective Arcane Kids (known for their eccentric games like Sonic Dreams Collection, bubsy3d.com, and more), has been developing a new project for awhile. That game is Donut County, which got an extended silly trailer tonight at PSX. Donut County is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018, and it's gonna run at 60 frames-per-second baby (at least, according to its raccoon star it will).

Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World is out sooner than you think. (It's scheduled for release on January 26th, 2018.) A new trailer was shown off at PSX, giving players a glimpse of more of its expansive world and story. The trailer also revealed the ability to listen to some Mega Man tunes and bring Mega Man along as a companion, since this is a Capcom game. There's a big beta kicking off this weekend on PlayStation 4 exclusively as well, if you want to hunt some monsters bright and early.

MediEvil

Apparently there are some diehard MediEvil fans out there. Once again, Shawn Layden wore a prophetic tee, and a new game is being revived for the PlayStation 4 era. Long ago it was Vib-Ribbon on PlayStation 3, and much later it was Crash Bandicoot. Tonight's special announcement was MediEvil, a niche action-adventure series from the early PlayStation era. Now, the original is getting a remaster for the 4K generation.

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  • Avatar for MetManMas #1 MetManMas A month ago
    I've got to admit, I'm pretty thrilled that MediEvil's coming to PS4 in some form. Seriously thought the series was dead and buried for good after Guerrilla Cambridge took an arrow to the face earlier this year.
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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #2 VotesForCows A month ago
    My god - Wipeout VR. They should include antiemetics in the box...
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  • Avatar for BulkSlash #3 BulkSlash A month ago
    It’s a pity they didn’t use that time on The Last Guardian to put a happier ending in.
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  • Avatar for moochan #4 moochan A month ago
    Like with Game Award since I work overnight I missed most of the announcements but seem unlike Game Award there wasn't anything that big which I'm fine with since the only real game I care about right now for PS4 is Monster Hunter which will last me a good while.
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  • Avatar for docexe #5 docexe A month ago
    The Paris Games Week definitely stole a lot of thunder from PSX this year. At least it’s nice to see the return of another classic from the PlayStation 1 era, and that Sony is still supporting the PSVR rather than treating it like… well, pretty much every other peripheral they have ever released.
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #7 chaoticBeat A month ago
    @moochan I've never been able to get into the series before but the Monster Hunter World beta is making me a believer. I just beat the second beast (intermediate) after changing to the Switch Axe. Game is so much fun.
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  • Avatar for un #8 un A month ago
    Although I get motion sickness even thinking about VR Wipeout I really want to try play it. I love Wipeout.
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  • Avatar for MetManMas #9 MetManMas A month ago
    @chaoticBeat I first got into the series with Monster Hunter Tri. Later on, I played Dark Souls and was a li'l surprised by how similar the two games felt.

    Don't get me wrong, they're very different from one another too. It's just the stamina bars, the heavy emphasis on pattern recognition and defense/evasion, the different feel of different weapons, armor with varying type of defense, rewards for getting to places it seems like you shouldn't be able to get to...There's definitely some MonHun DNA in the Souls games' veins.
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #10 chaoticBeat A month ago
    @MetManMas ABSOLUTELY.

    I was talking about that connection to a friend earlier today. They are such different games but there are MH bones in DS beyond a shadow of a doubt, same with the Witcher series, even more obviously so.
    I had Tri on the Wii and it's always been a series that I thought I would enjoy but have just bounced off of prior to MH World. It just feels waaaaaaay more accessible to me (the beta does at least) and the graphics, effects, and animations combine to make something so beautiful.

    I beat the 3 missions in the beta by myself. I had to replay the intermediate mission three times and switch up my weapons and tactics but it felt very Dark Soulsy. I was able to get the expert mission in one go (the monster did feint me once but I recovered a victory) due to what I learned from struggling so much during the second mission.

    I can't freakin wait until January 26th. If you are on ps4, we could run some coop?Edited last month by chaoticBeat
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  • Avatar for MetManMas #11 MetManMas A month ago
    @chaoticBeat Sure. PSN name's same as my USG name. Add me and I'll contact you whenever I'm ready.
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  • Avatar for moochan #12 moochan A month ago
    @chaoticBeat I remember having an insane amount of joy just playing the demo for 4U. Best to try out different weapons to see what feels right for you. They all handle completely different so you might find some enjoyment in one weapon over another. I don't have Plus yet and debating with myself if I should get the PS4 version or play on PC (have different friends with different ways of playing). If I could somehow import my PS4 character to my PC version I would gladly buy both but as of right now I really don't want to have two different characters.
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #13 chaoticBeat A month ago
    @MetManMas I will add you, thanks! I'm kinda over the beta and don't wanna burn out on the same 3 quests but I'll be all in on the full release. @moochan Dood, I'm totally getting that. I tried that slick gun lance set up but it was so slow. The switch axe is a good speed for me until I do more experimentation. I am so down to play on the ps4, maybe start a USG MH World group? My name is ---------- on ps4.

    Edited for privacy but moochan let me know if you go with ps4 MHW. :)Edited last month by chaoticBeat
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    @chaoticBeat Feel like I'm going to play on PC. Have more friends who are more into playing it on there than PS4. As I said if somehow they had where I had one universal character I wouldn't think twice of buying it on both system but right now PC it is. Hope you have fun with it and remember to make lots of friends since Monster Hunter has a wonderful community (just ignore the assholes).
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