Take a closer look at the unexpected gems from gamescom 2013 which surprised everybody and left us all itching for more.
Capturing the same spirit and imagination as classic PS2 title ICO, Rime has already cast its spell over anyone that sees it. An open world adventure with puzzle elements and a striking, animated storybook style, Rime already has a massive following for a game which has only just come to light. Expect something special.
"Rime is awesome :)" - ibroo83
BigFest (PS Vita)
Create, build and manage the music festival of your dreams. BigFest is free-to-play, which means you can jump straight in and work your way up from a small crowd to the ultimate mega show. There's much more to come from BigFest, which will be music to anyone's ears.
"Love the look of Big Fest on PS Vita!" - PlanetJonn
A blast in every sense of the word, there was a ripple of excitement around the conference centre in Cologne, Germany when RESOGUN unleashed its colourful fury. From the makers of Super Stardust, this shooter already fired its ways into the hearts of blistering action fans everywhere.
"That's a buy for me!" - OmegaSpear
Murasaki Baby (PS Vita)
A haunting, nightmarish world awaits you in this wonderfully unique looking PS Vita game. In what could pass for a Tim Burton production, this Ovosonico developed title is both creepy and charming. Guide Baby through a peculiar world made of children's fantasies and fears using the touchscreen and the PS Vita system's other features.
"This was my favourite trailer of the show. Day one for me, looks creepy and awesome :)" -dogwalker4000
Shadow of the Beast (PS4)
Not even the most dedicated fan of the 1990s Amiga classic could have predicted this. Shadow of the Beast gathered a rapturous reception with its announcement. Brutal action, dark powers and ruthless enemies are the hallmark of this lively reimagining, with plenty more surprises on the way.
"Best thing out of gamescom for a 35 years old nostalgic :)" - OmegaSlayer
HELLDIVERS (PS4, PS3 and PS Vita)
Cross-Play gaming at its best, Hell Divers is a top down shooter of intergalactic warfare. Tactics, teammates and tremendous firepower are all at your disposal. Steel yourself...
"Awesome-looking twin-stick shooter." - swcoruscant
Football Manager 2014 (PS Vita)
One of the big surprises of gamescom 2013, this world-beating management series lets you don the tracksuit of one of the most intense sports jobs in the world. The exhilarating highs and the brutal lows are now yours to enjoy on the move with the most comprehensive version of Football Manager ever created for a handheld device.
"Now this really is quality news! Can't wait for this :-)" - ScootaKuH
And that's not the end of it
There are even more games which saw the light of day for the first time on PlayStation at gamescom 2013:
We've got even more on the way to PlayStation, including indie greats, triple A blockbusters and popular series - just keep reading eu.playstation.com and you'll be the first to find out the highlights of the future.
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