Playstation have commenced their E3 replacement event, State of Play, and have made a whole slew of new announcements and reveals. Here are the most exciting things to come out of State of Play.
God Of War: Ragnarok Story Trailer
No surprises here but this trailer certainly makes the newest entry into the God of War franchise look like a worthy successor to 2018’s God of War. It looks like a continuation of what fans loved about its predecessor with the combat, story focus on the relationship between Kratos and his son, and even the return of the fun to fight Valkyries. The game is still on track to release in November.
Tekken 8 Announcement
Fighting game fans will surely rejoice that Tekken is finally taking a graphical step forward like they used to in the 2000s.
Rise of the Ronin Reveal Trailer
This game comes from the studio who brought you the Ninja Gaiden series, Team Ninja. Set in 1863, the game focuses on Western contact with Japan that caused a technological revolution amongst its people. Exclusive to PS5 and set for release in 2024.
Hogwarts Legacy Teaser
This is a teaser for a Playstation exclusive quest in the game featuring the Haunted Hogsmeade Shop. No gameplay was shown but at least it has the look of Harry Potter. The game is set for release February 10, 2023.
Like A Dragon: Ishin! Announcment
This is a from the ground-up remake of the Japan-only Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin released in 2014. It’s a spin-off of the Yakuza games set in Edo-era Japan. Set for release in February 2023.
Stellar Blade Reveal
Previously known as Project EVE, the newly titled Stellar Blade follows EVE on her quest to save earth. It looks like it has Bayonetta/Devil May Cry-style combat. This PS5 exclusive is set for release in 2023.
This is a new mech game from Bandai Namco. Very little gameplay was shown but we do know that it’s coming out in 2023 (assuming there are no delays).
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There are no medals, podiums, or world ranking points at stake, just a playground for some of the biggest names in sport.
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