Today was a big day for PlayStation as Sony held what they branded as their "second part of E3" today with their Paris Games Week conference. We gathered together the biggest bits of news and announcements at the event and detailed them along with their trailers below.
Quick note: We're skipping over any trailers for games that are just about to come out (like in November) and that don't reveal any new details, which essentially just serve as last-minute ads.
Following tradition, the show opened with a bang by offering us a first glimpse at one of their next big AAA titles, as we learned that...
Sucker Punch's new game was revealed as Ghost of Tsushima
Wow. It's safe to say that no one quite saw this coming, especially since most suspected a new Infamous or something similar to it. The PlayStation Blog post announcing it describes it as a "sprawling samurai open-world game." You'll play as a battered Samurai who fights back against the invading Mongol army in feudal Japan. No release date was shown, not even a release year, indicating Ghost of Tsushima may be a 2019 or beyond title.
Concrete Genie brings art to life in an urban jungle
Gamers might not be as familiar with Pixel Opus (who last created Entwined), but they probably will be after seeing their newest game, Concrete Genie. The trailer shows a boy who discovers a magical brush that brings his art to life on the sides of buildings in an urban environment. He's also being pursued by some bullies, which seems to indicate a thematic story that ties the two topics (art and bullying) together somehow.
Live-action 'Erica' is revealed for Playlink
A shorter trailer was shown for a new, live-action Playlink title (which combines PS4 with mobile/tablet experience) called Erica. During the game, you'll guide Erica's actions by choosing what to do at certain points in the story, making it more like an interactive movie.
Montage of VR games reveals PSVR still very much alive and kicking
Here's a list of the games that were shown off in bite-size chunks during the montage:
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition
Bow to Blood
League of War: VR Arena
Smash Hit Plunder
- Ultra Wings
- Dead Hungry
- Eden Tomorrow
- Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
And the segment capped off with a more extended look at a new PSVR game called Blood & Truth, a sort of Bond-like spy thriller.
Far Cry 5 is getting expanded co-op
A brief tongue-in-cheek trailer was shown of the game teasing the ability to co-op missions with a friend. The update will be coming on February 27, 2018.
Activision shares a first look at Destiny 2's first expansion, Curse of Osiris
Destiny 2's first expansion is coming, and the trailer reveals that an army of machines from the past and future are coming from Mercury to reshape the world. The only one who can help stop them is a guardian named Osiris, who was exiled to Mercury because of his dangerous ideas. Your overall mission is to find him to help bring an end to the coming invasion, but the trailer teases that his allegiance is ambiguous, leaving you to wonder if he's friend or foe.
New Monster Hunter World trailer, play as Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn via DLC, beta coming soon
Capcom showed off a new trailer for Monster Hunter World while also revealing that Horizon Zero Dawn DLC will be coming to the game and you'll be able to play as Aloy. A beta is also on the way; PlayStation Plus members will have access to it on December 9.
Codemasters' next game is OnRush, coming next Summer
Not only is a new Codemasters racing game slated for release next Summer, it's also from ex-Evolution developers (Motorstorm, Drive Club), which is great to see. The trailer doesn't say much, but it looks to be an extreme racing game as opposed to more grounded experiences like Forza or Gran Turismo.
New trailer for Insomniac's Spider-Man shown, coming in 2018
Hoo-wee, the latest trailer for the exclusive PS4 Spider-Man game is hot stuff indeed. Styled like a movie trailer, Insomniac's Spider-Man tackles both Peter Parker and Spider-Man's life, weaving a narrative between the two and showing perhaps the most impressive cinematic take on the webbed hero in video games to date. The trailer reveals that the story revolves heavily around the villain Mr. Negative, and also appears to have The Shocker in it as well. Also confirmed is a 2018 release window, so get hyped.
Latest trailer for Detroit: Become Human shows Kara in a difficult predicament, coming Spring 2018
It's been a long time coming but Detroit: Become Human finally has a release window: Spring 2018. The latest trailer for the game brings us back to Kara, the android who we were originally introduced to, as it shows her life in servitude to an abusive father and his daughter. It's... pretty heavy stuff, emotionally- and thematically-speaking.
God of War is coming in early 2018
This one was fairly surprising to hear. After showing a brief clip of Kratos guiding his son through a dungeon, it was revealed the game would be coming in 2018. Early 2018. Sony appears to be in for one heck of a year.
Shadow of the Colossus remake gets another stunning teaser
Another teaser was shown for the Shadow of the Colossus remake from Bluepoint Games, culminating in a showdown with the flying serpent colossus in the desert. While not revealed in the new trailer, the game will be releasing on Feb. 6, 2018.
Ellie is nowhere to be found in a new, brutal clip from The Last of Us Part II
It's difficult to say exactly what the latest teaser from The Last of Us Part II is showing, other than the fact that you're obviously looking at the antagonist, or at least people who will be causing trouble for Ellie during the story. Forwarned, it's a fairly brutal sequence, and the lack of Ellie in it altogether is fairly surprising. Apart from that, no word on release either, which is obviously not that surprising. In any case, this one is still a ways out (2019 at the very earliest).
What are your thoughts on what Sony showed? And how crazy is 2018 going to be, right?
Edited by Jason Clement