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PlayStation is set to hold a Japanese live stream event on Sunday, March 21, it’s announced.
PlayStation Presents Play! Play! Play! Will feature around an hour of content focused on Japanese-developed titles 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 high profile PlayStation 5 titles set to release in the first half of the year.
Set for release on June 10, PS5’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade will feature improved visuals, significantly faster loading times, a Photo Mode, haptic feedback and a new episode featuring character Yuffie.
Capcom released a PS5 exclusive Resident Evil Village demo in January. It sees players take on the role of a character called the Maiden as she attempts to escape from Dimitrescu Castle. A second demo will be released for all platforms this spring.
PlayStation has recently moved to deny claims that it’s shifting its focus away from the company’s homeland of Japan, allegations which were intensified by the recent winding down of its Japan Studio, as exclusively revealed by VGC.
Last month, Famitsu published an interview with SIE boss Jim Ryan in which he said he considered all of SIE’s studios to be important and that he continued to support Japanese game development for PS5.
“We’re really happy and proud of the PS Studios titles that have been released by Worldwide Studios”, Ryan said. “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 titles made in Japan for PlayStation fans around the world.”