PlayStation’s State of Play Round-up
Last night Sony broadcast their latest State of Play show, featuring lots of juicy new announcements from their Worldwide Studios. The stream, which lasted over 20 minutes, revealed new games as well as more details about games we know about and – be still, my heart – the release date for The Last of Us Part II: February 22nd, 2020. Here’s a list of the other highlights:
- Humanity (enhance/tha*) – Announcement trailer – TBA 2020 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision) – Story Trailer – October 25, 2019 (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Survival Mode a “timed exclusive” for PlayStation 4 until October 1, 2020.
- Wattam (funomena/Annapurna Interactive) – Gameplay Trailer () – December 2019 (PC, PlayStation 4)
- Arise (Piccolo/Techland Publishing) – Story Trailer () – TBA 2019 (PlayStation 4)
- MediEvil (Other Ocean/Emeryville) – Short-Lived Demo Trailer – October 25, 2019 (PlayStation 4)
- Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K Games) – Announcement trailer – November 22, 2019 (PlayStation 4)
- Death Stranding – Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle – “Including a 1TB PS4 Pro system with special Death Stranding-inspired design, a physical copy of the game, and a translucent orange DualShock 4 mirroring the design of the game’s BB pod.”
- Afterparty (Night School Studio) – Launch trailer – Fall 2019 (PlayStation 4)
- The Last of Us Remastered and MLB The Show 19 are revealed as PlayStation Plus’ free October games for active subscribers.
- The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/Sony) – Release date trailer – February 21, 2020 (PlayStation 4)
PlayStation VR announcements:
- L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files (Rockstar Games) – Gameplay Trailer – September 24, 2019 (PlayStation VR)
- After The Fall (Vertigo Games) – Announcement trailer – TBA 2020 (PlayStation VR)
- Gorn (Free Lives) – What’s Next for PS VR Trailer – Winter 2019 (PlayStation VR)
- Espire 1: VR Operative (Espire VR/ Tripwire Interactive) – What’s Next for PS VR Trailer – September 2019 (PlayStation VR)
- Stardust Odyssey (Agharta Studio) – What’s Next for PS VR Trailer – Winter 2019 (PlayStation VR)
- Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! (Grounding Inc/SEGA) – What’s Next for PS VR Trailer – Autumn 2019 (PlayStation VR)
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Between which Uncharted games was The Last of Us released?
- Between Uncharted 1-2
- Between Uncharted 2-3
- Between Uncharted 3-4
- After Uncharted 4
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Felix The Reaper will be out dancing for love October 17th, 2019
Danish studio Kong Orange is making a game about the life of Death, framed as a romantic comedy called Felix the Reaper. It’s a “3D shadow manipulation puzzle adventure” featuring dance numbers, people dying and a love that presumably won’t last until death do us part. A new behind-the-scenes trailer has revealed that it will be out for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch on October 17th, 2019.
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock brings the Cylon war to Switch on October 8th
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock brings mankind’s struggle in the First Cylon War to Switch on October 8th. The strategy game puts you in charge of the colonial fleet as it scrambles to defend the Quorum alliance and the Twelve Colonies. Build Battlestars, defeat Cylon fleets and repel their boarding parties – all while waiting for a new TV show to hit the air!
Rebel Assault II was the first new Star Wars material since Return of the Jedi
Ever wonder what happens to the props from a major movie franchise like Star Wars? They’re kept around for videogame cinematics, of course!
CD-ROM game Star Wars: Rebel Assault II – The Hidden Empire (they used the extra storage space for an extra long title) featured the first live-action Star Wars material filmed since George Lucas finished the original trilogy, and it actually used original props from the movies.
The on-rails shooter featured an original storyline, and used stormtrooper armour, weapons, helmets and other costumes – including Darth Vader’s iconic black outfit – from the Lucasfilm archives. It also used some miniature space ships such as TIE fighters, X-Wings and even a Super Star Destroyer!