PlayStation is scheduled to hold a live streaming event in Japan on Sunday, March 21, it was announced.
PlayStation Presents Play! Play! Play! It will feature around an hour of content focused on Japanese-developed titles like Final Fantasy 7 Remake Integrade and Resident Evil Village, including interviews with Capcom director Morimasu Sato and Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase.
To encourage Japanese consumers to tune in, Sony says it will give away 2,000 yen ($ 18) to 100 participants who complete a special Stamp Rally challenge. Resident Evil Village and Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade are two of the most prominent PlayStation 5 titles that will be released in the first half of the year.
F inal Fantasy 7 Remake Intergraded, releasing on June 10, will feature improved visuals, significantly faster load times, a photo mode, haptic feedback, and a new episode featuring the character Yuffie. PS4 owners will be able to upgrade to the PS5 game for free and transfer saves from the latest generation version, although this month’s free version of PS Plus is not applicable.
Resident Evil Village will launch for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and PC on May 7, 2021. Capcom released an exclusive demo of Resident Evil Village for PS5 in January. See players take on the role of a character named Maiden as she tries to escape from Dimitrescu Castle. A second demo will be released this spring for all platforms.
PlayStation has recently moved to deny claims that it is shifting its focus away from the company’s homeland of Japan, allegations that were intensified by the recent liquidation of its Japan Studio, as exclusively revealed by VGC.
Last month, Famitsu posted an interview with SIE chief Jim Ryan, in which he said that he considered all of SIE’s studios to be important and that he continues to support the development of Japanese games for PS5.
“We are very happy and proud of the PS Studios titles that Worldwide Studios has released,” said Ryan. “Some of them have already been announced and others are in the works. “SIE also has strong relationships with licensees in Japan, so we will continue to strengthen our ties with them and develop Japanese-made titles for PlayStation fans around the world.”