PlayStation Showcase Announcement Round Up
A plethora of games were announced at today's PlayStation Showcase across multiple Sony platforms here's a full round-up of everything we saw.
The gaming world was buzzing with anticipation, eagerly awaiting today's PlayStation Showcase. The event offered a plethora of announcements and trailers that gave us a glimpse into the future of gaming on the PlayStation platform. From the PlayStation 5, PS VR2 to the newly announced dedicated streaming device "Project Q." Let's take a look at every trailer new trailer that dropped today:
Fairgame$ — PlayStation 5 & PC — Release Date: TBD
The Fairgame$ is a competitive modern heist game where you'll team up to break into exotic locations and steal cargo. You'll not only need to outsmart guards and security systems, but also outcompete other teams. The crews that extract the most loot and show the most flair might just rise to the top of Fairgame$.
Helldivers II — PlayStation 5 & PC, — Release Date: Summer 2023
It’s time to take out the alien trash! Join the Helldivers to fight for freedom across a hostile galaxy in third-person co-op shooter operations. Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios coming soon to PlayStation 5 and PC.
Immortals of Aveum – Release Date: July 20th, 2023
Use your magical powers to defeat intimidating enemies and huge beasts in Immortals of Aveum. You will face a tyrant's army alone and need to utilize an extraordinary set of spells to level the playing field and ensure the future of Aveum.
Ghostrunner II – PS5 — Release Date: 2023
The sequel to Ghostrunner, known for its katana slashing and cyberpunk theme, will arrive on PlayStation 5 in 2023. Join Jack as he faces new enemies in the new world outside Dharma Tower. Use your skills to slice, dodge and move ahead quickly to bring order back to humanity.
Phantom Blade Zero — PS5 — Release Date: TBD
Phantom Blade Zero is a new Action RPG featuring deep and dark art style, fast-paced combat, and a fictitious world blending Chinese martial arts and steampunk. You'll step into the shoes of the Dark Raider exiled by "The Order", embark on the path of vengeance, and uncover secrets of Wulin.
Sword of the Sea — PS5 — Release Date: TBD
In Sword of the Sea, you can ride the Hoversword and explore the Necropolis to uncover a hidden ocean with abundant life. The Necropolis has surreal and undulating landscapes from an ancient atmospheric world that you can shred and jump across.
The Talos Principle II — PS5 — Release Date: 2023
Neva — PS5 — Release Date: 2024
Nomada Studio, the developer of GRIS, shared a first look at the visually stunning and ambitious game called Neva.
Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean — PS4 & PS5 Release Date: 2023
Foamstars — PS4 & PS5 Release Date: 2023
Get ready for the Foamstar Party with Foamstars, an upcoming third-person shooter game for PlayStation 5/ PS4. Enjoy foam-filled action on a variety of battle stages.
The Plucky Squire — PS5 — Release Date: 2023
Come along with Jot and his friends as they embark on an adventure to defeat the evil Humgrump and rid the kingdom of his villainous ways. Get ready to jump right into the story, with a game that has a stunning art direction.
Teardown — PS5 — Release Date: 2023
Street Fighter 6 — PS5 — Release Date: June 2nd, 2023
Arizona Sunshine 2 – PS VR2 - Release Date: Coming Holiday 2023
Get ready for some action in the post-apocalyptic deserts of Arizona with Arizona Sunshine 2, the sequel to one of the most popular VR games. Join forces with a new friend and equip yourself with a shotgun and machete to battle through the gory surroundings.
Crossfire: Sierra Squad — PS VR2 — Coming Summer 2023
Lead the Sierra Squad, an elite paramilitary fireteam of the Global Risk organization, in a fierce battle against the Black List. Face a range of cunning enemies as you search endlessly for the truth as you lead the Sierra Squad.
Synapse — PS VR2 — Release Date: July 4th, 2023
Ultros — PS4 & PS5 — Release Date: 2024
Ultros is a new sci-fi exploration game coming to Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 in 2024. Developed by El Huervo, the creator of Hotline Miami, the game takes place on a giant space object called The Sarcophagus, which contains an ancient demon known as Ultros. As the player, you wake up stranded on The Sarcophagus and must explore it to figure out your role in the eternal loop and meet its inhabitants.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater — PS5 — Release Date: TBD
Explore how the legendary Metal Gear series began and learn about the backstory of the famous military operative Snake in Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. With improved graphics, immersive stealth action gameplay, and captivating sound effects, players are taken back to the world of Metal Gear to uncover the game's compelling storyline. No gameplay was shown, but I am extremely to see the series return. Konami also announced a Metal Gear Solid remaster collection called "Volume 1". The collection will include Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3, it is expected to release in the fall of 2023.
Towers of Aghasba — PS5 — Release Date: TBD
Towers of Aghasba is a builder game that combines action and adventure, taking place in a one-of-a-kind fantasy setting. As players progress, they must restore their civilization and ecosystem while balancing the two.
Final Fantasy XVI "Salvation" Launch Trailer – PS5 – Release Date: June 22, 2023
Square Enix showed off the official launch trailer for Final Fantasy XVI. "We do not require your help to save ourselves." Clive Rosfield and his allies are fighting to regain control of their destiny in Valisthea, a land blessed by the light of the Mothercrystals.
Alan Wake II — PS5 — Release Date: October 23, 2023
The hotly anticipated Alan Wake 2 is coming on October 17th, 2023. The survival horror sequel is Remedy Entertainment's continuation of the award-winning cinematic action-thriller. The story revolves around a series of ritualistic murders and a supernatural darkness that plague the residents of a small town called Bright Falls. Agent Saga Anderson and Alan Wake attempt to become heroes to stop the horror and escape the nightmare.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage — PS5 & PS4 — Release Date: October 12th, 2023
Assassin's Creed Mirage follows the story of Basim, a street thief who experiences terrifying visions and seeks justice. After seeking revenge for a deadly act, he leaves Baghdad and joins The Hidden Ones, an ancient organization. As he learns their ways and practices, he'll develop his skills, uncover his true self, and adopt a new Creed that will shape his destiny in unexpected ways.
Revenant Hill — PS5 — Release Date: TBD
In the year 1920, Twigs the cat has a goal of finding a safe place to rest, cultivating some radishes, hunting mice, trying thrilling activities with new companions, and constructing a collective project in a world that is collapsing.
GranBlue Fantasy: Relink — PS5 & PS4 — Release Date: 2023 Winter
Tower of Fantasy — PS5 & PC — Release Date: TBD
Dragon Dogma II — PS5, Release Date: TBD
Five Nights at Freddy: Help Wanted 2 — Release Date: "Late 2023"
Resident Evil 4 VR Mode — Release Date: TBD
Beat Saber — Release Date: now available on PS VR2
Marathon — PS5 — Release Date: TBD
Destiny 2: The Final Shape — Release Date: TBD
Concord – PS5 & PC, Release Date: 2024 Window
Project Q Remote Handheld and PlayStation Earbuds
Sony also offered a look at two new accessories at today’s Showcase — the Project Q device for playing games installed on your PS5 and streamed over WiFi, plus our first official wireless earbuds offering lossless audio on PS5 and PC. More details to come in the months ahead.
Spider-Man 2 — PS5 — Release Date: "Fall 2023"
Introducing Kraven the Hunter
The last segment of the Showcase introduced a central villain in Spider-Man 2, "Kraven the Hunter" who's in search of an equal. That spells “bad news” for the inhabitants of Marvel’s New York.
To end the showcase PlayStation shared its heaviest hitter in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. The trailer showed Peter Parker and Miles Morales working to stop Kraven's Hunters from catching Dr. Curt Connors, also known as The Lizard. We got a look at the iconic black symbiotic suit and almost ten minutes of gameplay which looks incredible.
The game will be released in Fall 2023 and is developed by Insomniac Games in collaboration with Marvel Games.
Final thoughts on the PlayStation Showcase
Today's PlayStation Showcase has left me eager for more, as it offered a look a quite a few interesting titles. Keep it locked here as I continue to share my thoughts and impressions on these upcoming titles, as more details are revealed.
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