Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s weekly news feature, Catch-up coffee Monday. Each Monday we will bring you the best news from the previous week that you may have missed. Grab the biggest mug you’ve got, fill it with your favourite brew, and catch up with us!
This week we’re doing something a little different: a themed Catch-up coffee Monday. The Sony Experience 2015 Keynote Presentation took place this Saturday in the US, so we’ll focus on the best news to come from the event.
Final Fantasy VII is available for PlayStation 4
When I say FFVII is available, I mean the port of the original game and not the remake that everyone has been buzzing about since E3. Sony often likes to drop games during press events, and this event was no different as Final Fantasy VII was made available. The holidays seem to have come early thanks to Sony!
New Final Fantasy VII remake footage is out
Okay, NOW we are talking the exciting upcoming remake of the ever-popular FFVII. Sony released a new trailer featuring new footage, and I’m pretty sure every FFVII fan wept in joy over the footage showcasing their favourite characters in their full current-gen glory.
Team Ninja’s Nioh coming exclusively to PlayStation 4
After a planned (and passed) 2006 release, Nioh will finally exist as it gets a release on PlayStation 4. Publisher Koei Tecmo shocked us all with the announcement and initial gameplay footage at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, but now there is the first official trailer for the game. Nioh appears to channel Dark Souls, but I definitely mean that in a good way. It is based on an unfinished script by Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom coming soon
Another PS4 exclusive, Ni No Kuni II is by Level-5 and Studio Ghibli. It’s the sequel to the million plus selling Ni No Kuni, released in 2013. In a video released by PlayStation, Level-4 CEO Akihiro Hino discussed the upcoming game, stating,
"I can say that the sequel is a huge improvement to the first. We’re taking on a lot more challenges than before, so we can bring new features to fruition. The sequel fulfills the ambitions we had after the first game’s completion. You can expect deeper stories, rich in dramatic sequences you wouldn’t have expected from the first game."
See the entire keynote presentationIf you’re interested in watching the entire keynote, you can see it here:
Does any of this news tickle your fancy or make you steaming mad? Let us know in the comments! And meet us again next week for a new edition of Catch-up coffee Monday.
- Lindsay M.