PlayStation Showcase 2021 Overview
The PlayStation Showcase 2021 was one of the biggest events from Sony for quite some time and the company did not disappoint. Within the span of 42 minutes, new games were announced and there were a few nice surprises too.
You can watch the full VoD on YouTube here.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
The first game unveiled was the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake which is being made specifically for the PlayStation 5. It's being developed by Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games, BioWare was not mentioned during the presentation.
While development was first announced in 2019 but news has been kept quiet since then. During the PlayStation Showcase 2021, the silence was finally broken. Project Eve is a sci-fi action game set on a post-apocalyptic Earth. The game follows Eve in her fight against the NA:tives on a desolate Earth. Sadly, there's no release date yet but this will be a multi-platform title.
More information can also be found on the official PlayStation Blog.
Confirmed to be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive, Forspoken is action-adventure game set in a fantasy world. It follows a woman who lives on Earth... who is suddenly sucked into another dimension where she has to save the world. Releasing for PS5 in Spring 2022, this is the final name for Project Athia.
More information about Forspoken is available on the official PlayStation Blog.
Alan Wake Remastered
It's official, the Alan Wake remaster has a release date. The showcase confirmed that Alan Wake Remastered will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on October 5th.
We've been left waiting quite some time for another look at Ghostwire: Tokyo and it looks like the wait might have been worth it afterall. Bethesda and Tango Gameworks showed off the story and the gameplay for the upcoming action horror game. We've learbed that there will be plenty of first-person combat and a wide range of spooky enemies to deal with. There will even be some Slenderman-esque monsters!
Additional information about Ghostwire: Tokyo can be found on the PlayStation blog.
Inspired by the small New Caledonia island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Tchia is an adventure game that seeks to honor the culture of this region. Players control Tchia and have magical powers allowing you to transport your soul into the bodies of animals to take control of them.
A more detailed post on the official PlayStation blog explains what inspired the game and how it's being created.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are being remastered and bundled together in a collection. This will be launching for PS5 however, it's also coming to the PC which is a first for the Uncharted series.
Insomnia Games revealed they aren't done with creating Marvel games and they also confirmed that they're happy to expand beyond the Spider-Man franchise too. We were only shown a teaser for Marvel's Wolverine which also means, no gameplay and nothing to hint towards the story. The teaser was of Wolverine sitting in a bar with various knocked out patrons which looked rather similar to the iconic X-Men scenes.
There's no release year yet but Insomniac Games will be keeping us updated.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2
Apparently, Insomniac Games wasn't done and they've been very busy. They also revealed that a new Spider-Man game is already in development. Similar to the Wolverine game, not much was revealed by Venom was featured in the trailer. The game isn't due for release until 2023.
God of War: Ragnarok
The presentation ended by showing off some new God of War: Ragnarok footage. Featuring new in-engine footage, the trailer showed Kratos and an older Atreus as they embark on a journey to stop Ragnarok. It tells us that more non-playable characters will be in the game including Thor and some of what we can expect to see.
More information about God of War: Ragnarok can be found on the official PlayStation blog.
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