PlayStation State of Play focuses on “Japanese publishers”

Today: Grab 1,000 games for just a tenner and help Ukraine too — Sucker Punch seems to be working on a new Sly Cooper game — Amazon wants to make a God of War show for Prime Video

New PlayStation State of Play today

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Sony is airing a new State of Play today, beginning at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET / 11:00pm CET. Sony promises “new reveals and eye-catching updates” for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Don't get excited for PlayStation VR2 news, though: There won't be any. No news about hardware or software.

Japan focus: “The show is clocking in around 20 minutes, give or take, with a special focus on highlighting great games coming from some of our beloved Japanese publishers.”

Live or VOD: You can watch the event on Twitch and YouTube, and the video will of course be available to watch on demand after the live stream. We'll bring you a full report in tomorrow's issue!

What was Streum On Studio’s first game called?

a) EYE: Divine Cybermancy
b) Broken Reality
c) CYBER EMOJI TALE 2099
d) Cruelty Squad

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

1000 games in the Bundle for Ukraine

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Necrosoft Games has organized a Bundle for Ukraine on itch.io that will raise money for charities helping the Ukrainian people after Russia invaded nearly two weeks ago.

The bundle features almost a thousand games from 732 creators with a combined value of over $6,500, which can be yours for the cool starting price of $10.

Solidarity: “We've banded together to present this charity bundle to help Ukrainians survive this ordeal and thrive after the war ends,” says the description. Many studios joined itch.io to participate.

Charities: Donations will be split equally between the International Medical Corps and the Voices of Children.

New Sly Cooper to be unveiled this year

Sly Cooper rooftop concept art

Rumours are flying about a new Sly Cooper game that could be announced later this year, just in time for the 20th anniversary of the classic platforming series.

At least that's what AccountNGT is saying, a leaker with a history of releasing fairly accurate information. Another Infamous game is apparently also in the works.

Registration: The domain slycooper.com was renewed by Sucker Punch Productions on March 4th. Sucker Punch launched the successful open-world samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima last year, probably earning the studio a chance to work on pretty much whatever they want.

Old friend: Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves was the last game in the series, released for PlayStation 2 in 2005. Sucker Punch's next game was Infamous for PlayStation 3 in 2009.

Pre-ordering Chocobo GP for the Switch

Chocobo GP gameplay teaser

There is nothing more exciting than chocobo racing, and you can grab Chocobo GP for Switch for just £34.99 right now, or pay pay £39.99 and get some pre-order gifts. Amazon US doesn't have it up for pre-order yet, but it does have this cute Chocobo Plushie for $13.99.

The critics are chirping with pleasure: VGC scored it 4/5 for its “brilliantly satisfying karting gameplay,” while Nintendo Life gave it 8/10 for being a “slick and addictive effort”.

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What was Streum On Studio’s first game called?

A monster attacks the player in EYE: Divine Cybermancy.

ANSWER: EYE: Divine Cybermancy!

Streum On Studio has made two Warhammer 40,000 games: Necromunda: Hired Gun and Space Hulk: Deathwing, but its penchant for surreal science fiction goes way back. The first game was EYE: Divine Cybermancy from 2011, a rather unconventional first-person RPG.

It's a janky and confusing game with a spotty translation, but it's also a magnificently messed-up fever dream of a game. If you want to be confused by infighting secret societies, opaque game systems and plenty of ways to kill, you can have it all for just a tenner.

The OLED anxiety is finally at an end

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!