'Gravity Rush 2' Release Date, News & Updates: Raven Will Have Her Own Side Story in Upcoming DLC; Details Revealed
PlayStation Experience (PSX) 2016 took place this past weekend at Anaheim, California, and it the new downloadable content (DLC) for "Gravity Rush 2" was revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. In the upcoming DLC, fans will have the chance to play as the partner of Kat, Raven.
According to the reports of Destructoid, when the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida, was about to leave the stage, he announced that Raven will be a playable character for "Gravity Rush 2." With this, the character will have her own separate story and it will come in a DLC called "Gravity Rush 2 Another Story: The Ark of Time - Raven's Choice."
It has been previously confirmed that Raven will join Kat in her new adventure, but she will be controlled by an AI. However, the creators of the game have heard the demands of fans that Raven should be a playable character thus having her own plot in "Gravity Rush 2." Based on reports, the main objective of Raven in the DLC is to rescue the Lost Children that are still stuck inside the Ark that was in the first installment.
"Gravity Rush 2 Another Story: The Ark of Time - Raven's Choice" is planned to be released on March 2017. The first DLC of "Gravity Rush 2" will be free of charge as compensation for the delayed launch of the sequel. Previously, the game director, Keiichiro Toyama, released an official statement on the PlayStation Blog with regards to the pushed back launch date of the sequel.
"Though production is proceeding smoothly, the landscape for that release date has changed dramatically," Toyama mentioned in the blog post. "Gravity Rush 2 is the conclusion of Kat's journey, so we want players to have enough time to dive deep into her story. In addition, as a lot of work went into online features that allow for asynchronous player interaction, we want as many people as possible playing the title at the same time."
"Gravity Rush 2" was supposed to be released during the holiday period, but it has been moved since it could have been competing against big titles such as "Final Fantasy XV," "The Last Guardian," and "Dead Rising 4." Its new launch date is now on January 18 in Europe, January 19 in Japan, and January 20 in the Americas and United Kingdom exclusively for PlayStation 4.