Fans of the PS Vita game, Gravity Rush, have attended the stage segment with the producer, Keiichiro Toyama on Saturday’s Gamestart event. However, for those who did not attend it, fret not, as we are bringing you the coverage of the stage segment.
Gravity Rush producer, Keiichiro Toyama, came to Gamestart! 2015 in Singaporeon the 14th of November to give a presentation on his latest work, Gravity Rush: REMASTERED on PlayStation 4 (PS4). This is the third time that Toyama has arrived in Singapore, as he has previously visited the island for the PS VITA presentation.
Toyama is a veteran in game producing and has produced many hit titles in the gaming industry, such as the Silent Hill series, which features a plot in a survival horror type of game, and also Siren in 2003, it’s sequel Siren 2 in 2006 and a remastered version of the first Siren in 2008 named “Siren: Blood Curse“.
For those who have no idea what is Gravity Rush, it is a game that was released on PS VITA in 2012. In this game, players can play as the main protagonist, Kat the Gravity Shifter, or Raven the Gravity Shifter and the objective of the game is for the player to retrieve stolen loot from the city by storm monsters. In the game, the player is allowed to use Kat and Raven’s ability to control gravity and will the playable character to move to any spot they desire. However, Raven always does what she believes is the right thing and thus her actions do sometimes clash with those of Kat. The antagonist is Ailas, the King of Thieves and was revealed in the demo by Toyama himself, that he will be the game’s final boss.
In this segment, Toyama gave us information on the features and details about the PS4 remastered version of Gravity Rush and made many comparisons to the 2012 PS Vita version. Users can move freely around the world by shifting and controlling the gravity. He later gave a demo on the gameplay feature where he explained the controls and how to use abilities in the game. He mentioned that users can use the the Special Control mechanism by shifting the controller, as well as the combat actions and abilities while defeating boss enemies as well. After the demo, he said that he had not played the game for a long time and admitted that he was pretty nervous at first, but he somehow managed to get through the final boss.
The remastered version on PS4 has improved graphics in 1080p with higher quality renderings of the characters compared to the previous version on the PS Vita.
It also features a gallery mode with 600 images and includes all 3 original DLC packs. Toyama San also mentioned that the remastered version would have a complimentary Figma Figurine of Kat, and this figurine would be a limited edition figure which can only be obtained through pre-ordering. Furthermore, he mentioned that there will be Gravity Rush 2 next year in 2016 and fans are working hard to produce the game for fans to enjoy.
Gravity Rush: REMASTERED (English edition) will be released on 10/12/2015. The normal edition costs $57.90 while the collectors’ edition, which comes with a Figma figure, costs $129.90. Gravity Rush 2 is currently in production and will be released on PS4 on February 2016.
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