gravityrush2Sony have let the Kat out of the bag (sorry) and announced a sequel to my second favourite game of last year, Japan Studio’s excellent Gravity Rush. Revealed in a sizzle reel shown at Tokyo Game Show, a short trailer has since hit Youtube. It begins with a montage of beautiful concept art, before leaping straight into in-game footage showing Kat gracefully falling with style through a gorgeous cityscape. You can see the trailer below.

Also returning is Raven who, like Kat, also has gravity-defying powers and began the first game as something of an antagonist, before teaming up with our cheerful hero later in the game. There are still many mysteries surrounding the two and the world they inhabit and I can’t wait to get some answers.

This is probably the best gaming news I’ve heard all year, I loved Gravity Rush and have been hoping for a sequel ever since I hit the end credits. Until Ni No Kuni arrived, Gravity Rush was the closest thing to playing through a Ghibli film as I could have expected to find. It’s a beautifully drawn, lovingly-told journey of discovery and Kat is a fantastic protagonist; a super-powered amnesiac who, rather than being miserable about her missing memories and mysterious situation, approaches everything with an easy cheerfulness (balanced with a hint of cheekiness and the occasional bout of teenage petulance). Instead of moping, she genuinely enjoys her newfound abilities and just gets on with the business of saving the city of Hekseville.

If you haven’t yet played Gravity Rush, I urge you to do so in anticipation of the sequel. As far as I’m concerned it’s the Vita’s best game. For now, enjoy the trailer and have a listen to some of the excellent music from the first game.

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