Sony’s introduction to this State of Play reads, “With Tokyo Game Show around the corner, it’s time to recognize the amazing contributions of Japanese game developers and studios around the world.” Expect to see several (if not all) blockbuster titles among the ten games showcased!
Announcement trailer. We don’t know much about it, but that’s right: a new Tekken is on the way. “People like us shouldn’t even exist in this world.” The presentation tells us to stay tuned for more information. Tekken 8 will be released for PlayStation 5. It will also be available for PC and Xbox Series.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition
Announcement trailer. Escape to the galaxy’s edge. Careful, the locals may be rough with tourists. The goal? To become a hero. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition will be released for PSVR2 in 2023.
Announcement trailer. This tabletop RPG is about saving the underworld from a dark force. It features cross-platform co-op. Demeo will be released for PSVR2.
Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Announcement trailer. This historical adventure game is rebuilt from the ground up, and coming west for the first time. In 1860s Japan, a lone samurai embarks on a quest for vengeance. He stands to change the course of history forever. Like a Dragon: Ishin! will be released in February 2023.
I’m not talking about this game past mentioning that it was featured. So that’s the end of that.
Reveal trailer. This first-person driving survival game is set in the pacific northwest of the USA. It’s just you and your car, traveling deep into a surreal place that’s been abandoned for decades. Basically, it looks like a driving/horror game where you need to survive a ride from hell. Pacific Drive will be released for PlayStation 5 in 2023.
Announcement trailer. Arthur C. Clark once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This new dystopian journey follows the player alongside their AI partner. Explore the post-apocalyptic world, compete for resources, avoid rain, and reclaim the ground humanity has lost. Synduality will be released for PlayStation 5 in 2023. It will also be released for PC and Xbox Series.
Stellar Blade (formerly Project EVE)
Story trailer. Follow EVE on her quest to save earth. The day the earth fell came suddenly. The enemies were ruthless, and the humans powerless. Humanity has fallen so miserably. The game is set in Xion, an abandoned city built underneath the Wasteland. Angel of the colony, can you save them this time? Stellar Blade is a PlayStation 5 console exclusive and will be released in 2023.
Rise of the Ronin
Reveal Trailer. In Koei Tecmo (and Team Ninja) we trust! In this sprawling action-adventure RPR, explore an evolving world in 1863 Japan, fighting to forge a new era of change for Japan. The player, a warrior, watches over everyone.
sprawling action-adventure RPG. Rise of the Ronin is a PlayStation 5 console exclusive, and will be released in 2024.
God of War: Ragnarok
Controller trailer and story trailer. It starts with the limited edition DualSense controller before going onto the game.
Everyone keeps secrets. Sometimes it’s the only way to protect the ones we love. Honestly, I don’t think God of War is anything special, but others seem obsessed so I’m happy they’re getting another sequel. God of War: Ragnarok will be released for PlayStation 5 on November 9.
Stellar Blade reminds me a bit of Quantum Theory on PS3. I loved that terribly-reviewed game back then.
Ah yes, Koei Tecmo’s take on a western shooter. Such an odd project for them, but it certainly had its moments!