Sony Interactive Entertainment of Japan has announced five new games as part of its push into mobile gaming, including greats like Arc the Lad, Wild Arms, and Parappa the Rapper.
SIE's new proprietary mobile gaming company is called ForwardWorks (think if Nintendo owned DeNA) and is focused on adapting popular PlayStation franchises into mobile games. Now for the first time we know exactly which games SIE's ForwardWorks studio plans to release, with SIE showing off demos for the following:
ForwardWorks has also teamed up with Square Enix for more mobile games, but no actual games or concrete info on the projects was announced. Check below for the full list of confirmed smartphone games. Also note that these games have been confirmed for Japan, and we're not sure which ones will cross over to the West. The first five are expected by Spring 2017.
A mobile take of Hot Shots Golf?
No Heroes Allowed! DASH
An action puzzler you can play with one hand. To release in Summer 2017.
Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad's smartphone port will be a reboot of the PlayStation JRPG, and the original game's staff has returned to make the game. The mobile version will be the final game in the series.
Wild Arms is also getting a mobile game reboot to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Parappa the Rapper/Doko Demo Issho/Boku no Natsuyasumi
Games based on these franchises will be released sometime, but no official dates have been given.
Other franchises like Disgaea, Yomawari, and a new IP called Ara of Sora and Umi were shown off at the event, too, and may be further titles available in Sony Interactive Entertainment's smartphone lineup in Japan.