It was an exciting morning as the first PlayStation Showcase in two years took place, with PlayStation gamers eager to learn what games were on the horizon.
Here’s everything that was announced and shown during the PlayStation Showcase 2023.
The showcase kicked off with the game that Haven has been working on. Jade Raymond founded the studio, and we’ve known that they’ve been working on some live-service multiplayer games for a while now. Fairgame$ got little time, but the cinematic trailer was a vibe showing a squad attempting a heist.
A sequel to the 2015 top-down twin-stick shooter takes things behind the shoulder in what looks to be a third-person co-op shooter.
Coming to PS5 & PC in 2023.
IMMORTALS OF AVEUM
The upcoming first-person magic/shooter EA Original from Ascendant Studios got a chance to showcase its destructive and fast-paced gameplay alongside the story in an intense trailer.
Coming to PS5, Xbox Series X and PC on July 20, 2023
A very slick trailer teased Ghostrunner II for 2023 on PS5.
PHANTOM BLADE Zero
If you love samurai games, boy is Phantom Blade, a very sick-looking game with fast-paced combat. Though, there is no word on whether this is ‘soulslike’ or just an action game.
Phantom Blade 0 is coming to PS5.
SWORD OF THE SEA
This beautiful journey across a desert comes from Giant Squid, the developers of Abzu and The Pathless. Very keen to learn more.
Sword of the Sea is coming to PS5.
THE TALOS PRINCIPLE II
Puzzle game The Talos Principle is getting a beautiful-looking sequel that’s sure to deliver more than a few mind-twisting solutions for players to solve.
The next game from the Gris developers looks absolutely stunning with beautiful art direction.
CAT QUEST: PIRATE OF PURRIBEAN
This is the third Cat Quest game, and you’re taking to the seas in this one.
Square Enix has decided to make Splatoon 4, it seems.
THE PLUCKY SQUIRE
Announced by Develover Digital last year, The Plucky Squire is an adventure game where you take the character of a book through the pages and off into the real world. The art direction looks terrific, and I can’t wait for this one.
The Plucky Squire will be released in 2023.
A year or two ago (I am trying to remember, time is a blur), Geoff Keighley showed this off at The Game Awards and talked about being super impressed with the game’s physics. Which, as seen in this trailer, are something special.
Teardown is coming to PS5 this year.
Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater
A jump-scare from a snake-eater and then a Snake sneaking through the waters introduced us to Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater. This is presumably the remake of the third MGS game, though the three have been dropped in place of a triangle in the title now.
A legacy collection of Metal Gear Solid 1-3 also flashed on the screen, saying it’s coming in 2023.
Towers of Aghasba
It seems you’re growing big things, diving off cliffs sides and going on an adventure in the Towers of Aghasba, which looks to have at least some inspiration from Breath of the Wild.
FINAL FANTASY XVI
A brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XVI once again showcased the large (and somewhat confusing) story and the fast-paced combat.
The game is close now, releasing on PS5 on June 22.
ALAN WAKE II
A brand new trailer for Alan Wake II showed Alan Wake, several new characters and more than a few scary sequences.
Alan Wake II will release on October 17 on PS5.
ASSASSIN’S CREED MIRAGE
The 2023 Assassin’s Creed game of 2023, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, will arrive later this year.
October 12 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
A cute cat, a vibrant art style, and a game that is coming to PS5, but not much was shown about this one.
Granblue Fantasy Relink
Granblue is back for a new RPG with Fantasy Relink on PS5 and PS4 this year.
Street Fighter 6
The latest trailer for Street Fighter 6 focused on the legends of the fighting game and what each of their stories are coming into the latest entry in the long-running Capcom franchise.
Street Fighter 6 is right around the corner, releasing on June 6.
A psychedelic art style had me tripping out early in the morning as this trailer played. And when a giant bug appeared on-screen, I wasn’t sure what was going on anymore, but I want to play this, presumably roguelike or Metroidvania.
Ultros will be released in 2024.
TOWER OF FANTASY
This action RPG has been available on PC and mobile, but coming to PlayStation 5 this year.
DRAGON’S DOGMA II
After a ten-year wait, fans of Dragons Dogma are finally getting a sequel to the beloved fantasy action RPG from Capcom. This trailer showed off a lot, considering it was only off-handily announced at a showcase last year.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2
A sequel to Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted arrives in PS VR2 in late 2023.
Resident Evil 4 – VR Mode
This looks intense and will be the scariest way to play the game.
Still in development, but coming to PS VR2.
Arizona Sunshine II
A sequel to the zombie slaying hit of PCVR & PSVR is coming to PS VR2 later this year.
Crossfire: Sierra Squad
All the guns, with all the firepower, in this gameplay trailer for Crossfire: Sierra Square, which is coming to PS VR2 later this year.
You’re hacking into someone’s mind or trying to help them escape from their mind or something. Not too sure, but this looks like an FPS roguelike but in VR.
Releasing on July 4 for PS VR2.
It’s FINALLY available on PS VR2, and there’s a new Queen Music Pack available.
Beat Saber is OUT NOW for PS VR2.
Bungie is rebooting their 1994 Mac game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Destiny 2 – The Final Shape
Cade is back somehow in this first teaser trailer for the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion.
A Destiny 2 showcase is set for August 23rd.
We know this is a PVP multiplayer game from Firewalk Studios, but this trailer showed nothing.
It’s coming to PC and PS5 in 2024.
Project Q & PlayStation Earbuds
The PlayStation Vita is not back. This ‘console’ has been rumoured for some time, and all the rumours turned out to be true. It’s a handheld device that you will stream games from your PS5, but you can’t install any games onto the device itself.
These buds will be compatible with phones and PlayStation; more details will come from PlayStation.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Ending the PlayStation Showcase was Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with gameplay and the introduction of Kraven The Hunter. Things kick off with Kraven heading to New York to hunt some superheroes and villains and then jump ahead six months, where we see Peter in the Venom suit, all filled with rage.
Questions about how Peter and Miles will fit into the game were answered quickly as a prompt on the screen switched players from Peter to Miles before Peter caught up later, and the gameplay ended with an intense sequence of Kraven and friends chasing The Lizard, with both Spider-Men looking to save Connors/Lizard from Kraven.
That’s everything from today’s PlayStation Showcase. If you’d like to watch the show in full, you can check that out below.
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