Sony announced a bunch of new titles set to arrive on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and VR2 at its September event, State of Play. The titles include God of War: Ragnarok, Tekken 8, Hogwarts Legacy, and more.
Sony had already hosted State of Play presentations in March and June, however, the company decided to hold another State of Play this month ahead of Tokyo Game Show to highlight the titles arriving on the PlayStation platform. The June State of Play featured Street Fighter 6, Final Fantasy XVI, and the Resident Evil 4 remake.
Exciting titles announced during Sony’s State of Play for PlayStation
The State of Play event lasted 20 minutes and featured reveals, new updates, and fresh gameplay footage for ten games arriving on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PS VR2. We will be covering all the games that were announced during the event.
The event kicked off with a thrilling reveal with a long-standing fan following, Tekken 8. The gameplay footage followed the fight between Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. A release date was not shared for the game, however, the trailer did mention a PlayStation 5 release for the game which could mean that the latest entry in the classic fighting franchise will be exclusive to the next generation.
Warner Bros revealed a new trailer for the upcoming and awaited Harry Potter game, Hogwarts Legacy. The State of Play gameplay trailer for Hogswart Legacy showed off a Hogsmeade-centered quest involving a spooky shop, filled with darkness that you have to fight your way through.
Dragon of Ishin!
Dragon of Ishin!, made by Unreal Engine 4 was also announced. It will be released for PS4 and PS5 in February 2023. The game is a remake of a title released in the early 2010s called Rya Ga Gotoku that never came to North America or Europe. The gameplay trailer looks invigorating and follows the story of a samurai.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition
PlayStation VR2 is also getting a new addition, Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge. The trailer shows various locations, enemies, and allies in the game. Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge is in development and set to be released sometime in 2023.
The co-operative dungeon survival game, Demeo, is officially coming to PlayStation VR2. Players can immerse themselves in the table-esque world, dishing out cards and rolling dice in VR. A release date has not been revealed but the game is under development.
The first official game from developers Ironwood Studios is being released called, Pacific Drive. The game puts players behind the wheel as they drive around a post-apocalyptic world where their skills, reaction times, and creativity are tested as they navigate through the rough highways and travel through the woods at night.
Syn Duality from Bandai Namco was also part of the event. Syn Duality is a third-person shooter that will feature various mechanisms and art styles. The trailer showed a mystery-fueled journey involving survival, fighting against numerous enemies, and more. Syn Duality also has a 2023 release window.
The popular franchise featuring shiny-looking action shown off last year from Korean studio Shift Up, is getting released as Stellar Blade. The trailer shows off a mix of gameplay and cinematics that will keep players engaged and curious as to what happens next. The game gives a stunning futuristic setting and story that players can explore and enjoy.
God of War Ragnarok
To wrap up the State of Play event, Sony revealed the next installment in the God of War series, Ragnarok, releasing on November 9. The trailer shows much more interactions between Kratos, Atreus, and Tyr. The gameplay also shows various new locations to explore and destroy by fighting enemies. Fans will also be seeing the long-awaited fight between Kratos and Thor.
Alongside God of War Ragnarok, Sony also revealed a limited-edition DualSense wireless controller inspired by Ragnarok. The controllers will be launching on November 9 worldwide while pre-orders will open on September 27.