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Sony surprised everyone at E3 with two blasts from the past

And it only took 18 years for one to become a reality.
Jun 16th 2015, 11:05 AM 16,651 26

TWO MAJOR GAMES are making a return to the PS4, one a remake of one of the most beloved games in history while the other is the return of an old series cut short.

Final Fantasy VII, the acclaimed Playstation game that was released back in 1997, will be getting a remake and will be released first on PS4.

No release date was provided but it’s likely it will appear on PC and Xbox One as well.

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The other classic game making a return is Shenmue III. The game, whose predecessors were released on the ill-fated Dreamcast (the second one appeared on the Xbox but that did little to help it), was announced as a Kickstarter project with a $2 million (€1.8 million) target.

At the time of writing, it has raised $1.91 million and has become one of the fastest games to raise $1 million.

The return of fan-favourite games is something Sony has experience with. At the same event last year, it announced the remake of Grim Fandango, a point and click style adventure released back in 1998, for PS4 first.

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While Sony’s VR headset, Project Morpheus, made an appearance, details were thin on the ground.

The only major detail revealed was it won’t be a solo experience. Instead, several multiplayer titles for it are designed to be played with friends in the same room. As an example, One of the titles announced for it was RIGS, a team-based mech game designed to be played with friends.

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Aside from nostalgia, the entirety of Sony’s E3 presentation was very much focused on games, both sequels and original IP. Such games included The Last Guardian, a game that was announced back in 2009 and is from the makers of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, where gameplay footage was demoed.

Other games covered included No Man’s Sky, Batman: Arkham Knight and Street Fighter V, while original titles like Firewatch, Dreams and Horizon: Zero Dawn were also announced.

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