PlayStation State of Play took place last night and it included a number of exciting titles from Square Enix, a new IP from Capcom, and much more. The State of Play also included an update for Returnal in the form of Ascension, which adds Co-Op and Tower of Sisyphus Mode.
As was announced previously, this State of Play had a specific focus on games from Japanese publishers and the majority of the stream was thus dominated by Japanese games. Square Enix showed up with Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin, which is scheduled for release on March 18. However, players can try the game and play a demo right now on the PS4 and PS5.
The demo will allow players access to the first three stages from the start of the game, right up to the Western Keep. Along with this, players will also have access to the Multiplayer mode.
PlayStation State of Play Recap – All Reveals, Announcements, and Updates
Exoprimal is the latest offering from Capcom and is a brand new IP that emphasizes team play. Essentially, the game puts players in exosuits, facing off against relentless hordes of history’s strongest and deadliest dinosaurs. Ridiculously large guns, exosuits, and dinosaurs? This sounds like a pretty fun time.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is set for release on PS5 on March 25 and the latest trailer offers a great look at just the kind of horror players can expect in the game. Although the trailer leans more on action than horror, the environmental effects and atmosphere certainly do a great job at adding a healthy dose of spookiness to the affairs.
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin’s demo is currently available on PS4 and PS5 – allowing players to transfer their progress from the demo to the full game when it arrives on March 18.
It was recently announced Forspoken, one of the bigger first-party titles for the PS5, was delayed. It is now launching on October 11 on the PS5. The latest ‘Worlds Collide’ trailer the scope and scale of the world in Forspoken and a look at enemy types players will encounter in the game.
Online exclusive free-to-play shooter, Gundam Evolution, is headed for PS4 and PS5 in 2022 and the latest trailer showcases some pretty fantastic 6v6 objective-based combat. The game puts players in control of Mobile Suits from the Gundam anime series in 6v6 style combat arenas.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection
The Cowabunga Collection brings the entire western release of 8-bit and 16-bit games and their Japanese versions, and a bunch of TMNT Arcade games. Together, a total of 13 consoles and arcade games and their regional versions will be available on PS5 and PS5 in 2022.
From Passion Republic Games, a Malaysian indie game startup, comes GigaBash, one of the more interesting games showcased at last night’s State of Play. The game allows up to 4 players in couch multiplayer and lets players pick their own favourite kaiju and duke it out with others in a fully destructible city.
The roster of kaiju extends from classic characters such as Godzilla, Megazord, and Ultraman as well as games like War of the Monsters and Power Stone. The game will be available on both PS4 and PS5 in 2022.
Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: All Star Battle R
Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure is headed for release on the PS4 and PS5 in 2022 and marks the 35th Anniversary of the original story and the 10th anniversary of the anime adaptation. All Star Battle R is the first fighting game in the series, which is a pretty big milestone for the franchise. The game is set to come out in 2022 with no confirmed release date just yet.
Trek to Yomi
Trek to Yomi was easily one of the most visually interesting games showcased last night and displayed quite a bit of exciting and violent gameplay. Developed by Flying Wild Hog, Trek to Yomi is set in historical Japan and is a 2D side-scroller built on the Unreal Engine.
The game features brutal combat that doesn’t only look challenging, but fun, as well. The game will be released soon for the PS4 and PS5.
Returnal gets a new update that sees the addition of Ascension, a brand-new expansion for the game. The free update will include two new game modes and it will be available later this month. Among the two modes is a co-op experience that lets players call on a friendly player to help them survive in the unforgiving Atropos.
The DioField Chronicle
The newest offering from Square Enix, The DioField Chronicle is a Real-Time Tactical Battle (RTTB) that features a new, deeply strategic, real-time battle system. The team includes Character Designer Taiki (Lord of Vermillion III, IV), Kamikokuryo Isamu (Final Fantasy XII, XIII), and Sound Composers Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell (Game of Thrones).
Valkyrie Elysium is the newest entry in the Valkyrie series and will be available on the PS4 and PS5 for the first time. This is a standalone adventure experience, so it could be a great introduction for players to the series.