Here’s Everything Shown At Today’s PlayStation State Of Play
Sony hosted one of their State Of Play presentations earlier today, and if you weren’t around to see it live or just wanted to take stock, we’ve got you covered. It was a reasonably short event, lasting about 20 minutes, but with no interviews or presentations between games; it was a pretty solid wall-to-wall demo of some of the stuff we knew was coming, some additions to the games that we already have. And even some new announcements.
Here’s everything shown, both big and small:
While most of the show was focused on summaries and small titles, we did get a one ad right: exoprimitivea game from Capcom that looks like Overwatch and Earth Defense Force has been management’s favorite games over the past five years. It will release on both PS4 and PS5 sometime in 2023.
It is not a Final fantasy tactic, and it’s not Fire Emblem, but it’s close.
Good news: it’s the new Valkyrie profile game! The bad news is that it’s more action than RPG, and it looks like it came out nine years ago.
The upcoming update for Return will add both a co-op mode and a new area, a massive tower in which you have to climb floor by floor.
GHOST WIRE: TOKYO
Set in Tokyo with lots of supernatural stuff, Tango is an action-adventure game that releases on March 22. In anticipation of this date, we received a release trailer.
Forgotten another game that we already knew about – for better and worse- got a new gameplay-oriented trailer showing a lot of jumping and even more fights.
STRANGER OF PARADISE: FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN
Another “this game is coming soon, so here’s the trailer” demo where the game will be released on PS4 and PS5 on March 18.
This free multiplayer shooter game takes place in Gundam. The universe was announced last year for PC, but this westernized trailer shows it’s also coming to PS4 and PS5 later this year.
TMNT: COWABANG COLLECTION
This collection includes 13 TMNT games, from 8-bit and 16-bit console releases to handheld games and classic arcade games, and will release later in 2022. The complete list of games includes:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Return from the Sewers (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)
In addition to releases for the PlayStation, it will also be released on Xbox, PC, and Switch. And with physical boxes too, if you like it.
This is as close to a new Monster Wars game as I think we’ll ever get.
JOJO’S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE: ALL-STAR BATTLE R
This is not a new game, as it was first released back in 2013 on PS3. But this is a significantly updated version, cleaned up for new hardware and with 50 playable characters instead of the previous 32.
TRACK IN YOMI
“Spring” will be released, and not only on PlayStation (here is the steam page), this moody side-scroller looks Japanese as hell. Still, it is designed by Leonard Menchiari (Riot: civil unrest) and Shadow Warrior studio flying boar.