Sony's first PlayStation State of Play of 2024 launched with a bang on Wednesday, offering first-look footage and announcements of some of the biggest releases coming to the console in the coming months.
In the 43-minute presentation, Sony's presentations included a remake of “Until Dawn” for the PlayStation 5, a PlayStation version of “Dave the Diver” (featuring Godzilla) and footage from Capcom's “Dragon's Dogma II.”
However, these headlines pale in comparison to the biggest news of the day, from Hideo Kojima's new project to Ken Levine's long-awaited BioShock follow-up. Here are the five most important discoveries from the state of play.
The first major sneak peek was at “Stellar Blade,” ShiftUp's story about a post-apocalyptic Earth where a mysterious Demogorgon-like enemy force called the NA:tive has caused humans to flee to an off-world colony.
Players take on the role of paratrooper Eve, joined by her companions Adam and Lily, on her journey to save humanity from extinction. The preview revealed gameplay mechanics such as skill trees, equipment upgrades, and key locations such as the subterranean city of Xion. Eve will frequently encounter people in need and players can decide whether they want to help them or ignore them. The game will be released on April 26.
There have been two big announcements in the Silent Hill universe from Konami. First, the free-to-play title “Silent Hill: The Short Message” has been revealed for a same-day release on PlayStation 5. In the preview footage, a young woman jumps from the top of a building and wakes up in an unfamiliar place. , hostile environment. She is plagued by letters from a friend, insisting that she cannot leave her prison until she finds what she is looking for.
The trailer for the “Silent Hill 2” PS5 remake has also been revealed, but a release date has not been shared.
BioShock creator Ken Levin's latest game, “Judas,” has debuted a new story trailer. In it, a silver-haired young woman asks: “What if I told you that every word you said was being recorded? Every thought you had? Your love, your fear, your hate have been planted in your brain like weeds in a garden. What would you do to yourself? We both know the answer to that question: No.” something.
Gameplay footage of the first-person shooter shows hostile robots, spray-paint mishaps, and a rifle-toting dinosaur wearing a cowboy hat. A release date has not been shared.
“Rise of Ronin”
A new gameplay overview for “Rise of the Ronin,” which will release exclusively on PS5 on March 22, showcased impressive traversal mechanics that allow the protagonist to run, climb, slide, and ride a horse.
Meanwhile, in combat, Japanese long swords are combined with guns brought from abroad. Players can also up the ante with inventions like the Fire Pipe, a piece of ancient technology that resembles a flamethrower.
“Death Stranding 2: On The Beach” and more from Hideo Kojima IP
In a bizarre trailer for Death Stranding 2: On The Beach, Léa Seydoux's Fragile reveals that she led a new civilian group called Drawbridge. “You brought America together,” she told Sam Norman Reedus. “But I'm afraid the Death Stranding is not over yet. Humanity is still in danger. It is still on the brink of extinction.”
A host of bizarre images follow in the nearly 10-minute trailer, from a marionette-like creature clinging to Sam's hip, to Troy Baker's Higgs fighting with an electrified guitar. The game, also starring Elle Fanning, will be released in 2025.
Following the trailer, legendary game creator Hideo Kojima joined PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst to reveal his new spy-action IP, “Physint.” While not much was revealed about the project's content, Kojima tweeted, “Of course this is an interactive game, but the look, story, theme, cast, acting, costumes, sound, etc… are all at the next level of 'digital entertainment' that could be called 'movie As the state of play ended, the camera zoomed out to reveal a “Physint” logo below the Columbia Pictures sign… whatever that meant.
Fans won't have to wait long for another playable case – the next one is scheduled for February 6 and will be dedicated entirely to “Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.”
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