Today Sony held another PlayStation State of Play event. This one was about 20 minutes long and featured a few small announcements, a couple of new trailers for some already-announced games, and a bizarre ad for Sony’s terrible digital-collector program, PlayStation Stars. Yes, this could have been a blog post or an email, but videos are fun too, I guess.
Anyway, here’s everything shown and announced at today’s low-key event.
While Bandai Namco previously teased a new entry in the long-running fighting game series, today we got our first real look at Tekken 8 in action. No release date or even a vague launch window was given beyond “Stay Tuned.”
This VR adventure set in the Star Wars universe was first released on Oculus Quest in 2020. But now Sony’s announced that an enhanced version of the game will be coming to PSVR2 in 2023.
Another PSVR2 port announced during today’s short show was Demeo, which aims to recreate the experience of a four-player tabletop RPG, but with more flair and excitement. It’s quite popular on PC and coming to PSVR2 next year.
The Yakuza spin-0ff Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! was first released in 2014 for PS4 and PS3, but never made the leap to the West. That’s changing now with this remake. According to the PlayStation Blog, Like a Dragon: Ishin!—here’s our full write-up—will launch in February 2023 and is apparently the first RGG Studio game to be built using Unreal Engine 4!
Not much was shown in this new trailer for this upcoming game set in the Harry Potter universe. This new trailer also revealed the game will include an exclusive quest on PS5 and PS4. It launches on Feb 10, 2023.
The debut game from Ironwood Studios appears to mix first-person exploration of a dystopian-like world with some wild-looking car action. Expect to deal with slime, too. This one is out in 2023.
PlayStation included a “sneak peak” at Sony’s totally-not-NFT rewards program. It’s launching in some parts of the world later this month for those of you who care.
The world needs more mech combat games and this one looks pretty good, mixing third-person robot combat with guns and even some large crystal harvesting. It’s due out next year on PS5.
This game was at one point in time called “Project EVE,” but now it’s got a new name and a fresh trailer, too. Stellar Blade, like most of the games shown today during Sony’s event, will be out in 2023. Sony says it’s a PS5 console exclusive.
Another PS5 console exclusive, Rise of the Ronin is set in Japan and is described by Sony as a “sprawling action-RPG.” It’s being developed by Team Ninja and won’t be out until 2024. Hopefully, you can find a PS5 by then.
You can’t launch a big, new console exclusive without some extra merch on the side and the next God of War—out November 9 of this year—is no different. During the State of Play, Sony announced a God of War: Ragnarök-themed limited edition blue-and-white PS5 DualSense controller. It will be available to buy the same day the game comes out.
Oh and we also got a new trailer for this highly anticipated action game starring everyone’s favorite, grumpy god killer, Kratos. Not long to wait for this one, as it’s out in November on both PS4 and PS5.
You can watch the whole event here if you missed it!