Primal Is the Next PS2 Game on PS4, Arrives on May 31 in North America

May 30, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Rated last year by the ESRB, Primal from SCE Studio Cambridge is the next PlayStation 2 game coming to PS4, and will arrive tomorrow, May 31, in North America. Currently there’s no release date for Europe, but PS2 games on PS4 usually launch at the same time in both regions.

Here’s the description:

The battle to save the outside world starts within as Jen Tate -a modern day girl- faces the demons of an immortal world and discovers her own supernatural origin. In Oblivion, there are four distant realms each occupied by a demon race. Two are aligned with order and two with chaos. But the scales of balance are thrown, and chaos is engulfing Oblivion.

As Jen, you’ll assume a host of savage demon forms, each with their own unique powers and abilities. Engage legions of enemies with a dramatic combat system including devastating combos, finishing moves and stealth attacks. And along the way, you’ll meet Scree, an ancient and powerful ally. Switch between Jen and Scree at any time, but pick wisely. An intricate weave of plot and multiple sub-plots will have you spiraling through a world driven by exploration, puzzle-solving, combat and story. It’s a world so convincing, you will question your own mortality.

Back when Primal came to PlayStation 3, Creative Director Chris Sorrell said:

In retrospect, it’s clear that in some regards our ambition exceeded our reach, and that the path we took with Primal was at odds with the larger directions the gaming world was headed — the open-world excesses of Grand Theft Auto or the social/casual gaming trends pioneered by Singstar and Eye-toy. But I think all of that makes Primal all the more notable as a one-of-a-kind, story-driven adventure with a quite unusual charm.

As Exophase reveals, Primal doesn’t include a Platinum Trophy (or any Gold Trophies), so expect it to cost $9.99 on PS4. Most of the Trophies look to be earned from progression, though you will need to kill 50 enemies with a finishing move and complete the Tarot Gallery to get 100%.

From that ESRB leak last year, only Ape Escape 3 and Siren have yet to hit PS4.

[Source: Exophase, PS Blog (1), (2), PlayStation]