PlayStation State Of Play: Sony announces stunning new features

It was on the night of September 13 that Sony unveiled some of its upcoming games, with a zoom on its Japanese studios.

As the Tokyo Game Show, the Japanese video game show, is preparing to open its doors again in person on September 15, it was logical for Sony to highlight developments from the archipelago. But the publisher also took the opportunity to land some jaws, along with a few other expected developments. tekken 8 had the honor of opening the show, with a confrontation between Kazuya and his son Jin Kazama, under a deluge of spectacular effects (rain, flames, lightning) which nevertheless allowed to admire the care given to the animations and details of the fighters; down to the biceps tensing before a strike. No release date or exclusivity has been announced for bandai namco’s fighting game.

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Virtual reality 2.0

In order to prepare for the future of its future PS VR2 virtual reality headset, Sony has unveiled two projects. First with a remaster version of Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge for 2023, then with the adaptation of the formidable 3D board game, Demeo, also scheduled for next year. In the field of titles already known, Hogwart’s Legacy revealed an exclusive expansion on PlayStation: the Haunted Hogsmeade Shop.

Still on the western side, a title with a singular aesthetic: Pacific Drive. In this survival game from Ironwood Studios, you will explore a quarantine zone in the alternate history of the United States of 1955, aboard a strange family station wagon. At the end of this tunnel of VR or Western titles, Grace Chen, vice president of global market at PlayStation, presented a virtual rewards program for players, scheduled for the end of the month.


Katanas, that love

Most of the show was therefore dedicated to Japanese productions. Like A Dragon: Ishinmissing link of series Yakuza in the West, is being adapted in a luxurious remaster based on the Unreal Engine 4, for February 2023. The futuristic game from Studio Shift Up, Project Evewas renamed Stellar Bladeand unveiled a trailer mixing scenario and intense action scenes with great lightsaber blows.

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Stellar Blade will allow its heroine, Eve, to do battle with monstrous creatures.©PlayStation

Team Ninja, after the two parts of nioh, returns to feudal Japan but this time without its hordes of demons. Action RPG Rise of the Ronin will indeed propose to discover the transition period of the end of the 19th century in the land of the rising sun. A world of freedom, new opportunities, but also crucial choices. Breathtaking scenery and atmosphere with sharp action.

Finally, in Synduality from Bandai Namco, we returned to a futuristic world aboard a mecha, guided by a charming AI, to explore hostile worlds in search of resources. The show ended in apotheosis, with the latest trailer for God Of War: Ragnarokbreathtaking (we also detail this monster in another article).

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Rise of the Ronin will offer an adventure in an open world, in the middle of the end of the Edo era in Japan.©Team Ninja

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