Sony Japan Studio Opens YouTube Channel With Wild Appearance of The Legend of Zelda and Sea of Thieves

on December 26, 2016 6:11 AM

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia opened today an official YouTube channel for its main studio SCE Japan Studio today.

The channel, that promises livestreams from the developers and more, can be found here, finally locating the studio’s broadcasts on a platform less crappy than the usual Nico Nico, where they were previously based.

To kick off things, the studio uploaded two past livestreams that were previously broadcasted only on Nico Nico, giving us a glimpse on the style of things to come.

Funnily, one of the broadcasts, that focused on E3, was not limited to PlayStation’s own products. At 01:31:20 in the second video below, a wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild appears, with an extensive look at its E3 booth, the long lines that at some¬†point had to be closed, and even the swag distributed to those who played both available modes of the game, getting the corresponding stamps on the dedicated card.

Following, at 1:33:30, we get a look at the Microsoft booth, focusing on Sea of Thieves, that gets praised for its art style and mentioned as an interesting game.

The Japanese arm of PlayStation certainly doesn’t seem to have too much trouble in giving shoutouts to Nintendo and Microsoft even during its official promotional livestreams. Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida himself defined The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild an “Epic, Huge Game” during a broadcast from E3, and gave it another shoutout during a following livestream from Japan, where he also introduced the whole Microsoft E3 line-up to the Japanese audience, praising some of the games.

At the moment there are no new  livestreams on the channel, but hopefully more will come soon.


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