Before Sony’s press conference at E3 2016 we caught a glimpse at a few games that didn’t get mentioned during the show. These non triple A titles look amazingly innovative and unique. Focusing more on the experience of playing the game rather than AAA action, each title shows a loving touch from developers. Let’s look at these interesting games headed to PS4 soon.
First on the list was a new trailer for Abzu, an exploratory deep sea adventure. Giant Squid developers have worked long and hard to deliver this masterfully crafted undersea world. An immeasurable amount of life resides in this almost alien setting, complete with ruins to explore. The main point of Abzu is exploration, however the ocean is alive and all of the sea life will react to your presence. This colorful and imaginative game will be released on August 2 for the PS4.
Bound is a very off the wall game. You play an abstract ballerina, dancing your way through a strange world that seems to evolve around you. The way that the world changes and how you react make this game very unique. Bound is set to a classical music track which blends well with the grace of the player-character. The styles of both music and dance are inspired by artists and performers throughout history. With such a strange looking world and a foreign concept to mainstream gaming, there’s still a lot of questions. No release date has been given yet, but you can find out more here.
Right before Sony’s press conference at E3, Super Giants also showcased Pyre, a team based, goal oriented game based in a mystical purgatory. Players control a band of exiles who walk the road to freedom by taking part in an ancient competition. The style of the graphics is reminiscent of games like The Banner Saga. With its innovative top down combat system and team objectives, Pyre looks like a great party game. It will be released sometime in 2017.