Sony isn’t letting Nintendo have all the fun. Just hours after Nintendo’s big September Direct Thursday, Sony hosted a PlayStation State of Play presentation to share some updates of its own, and it was a pretty big event, too.
I predicted that the event wouldn’t be as jam-packed as the Nintendo Direct, but it was close. There was the Meteor-sized announcement of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s release date, and it came with a trailer filled with glimpses of iconic FFVII people and places. We got a great new look at the expanded city in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Capcom announced the very-near release date for Resident Evil 4’s Separate Ways DLC. There are even some shiny new PS5 controllers and console shells on the way.
Below is all of our coverage of the show. If you want to catch a replay of the 27-minute event, you can watch it on Sony’s YouTube channel.
If you’ve poured dozens of hours into Final Fantasy VII Remake, that unfortunately won’t give you much of a leg up in the game’s sequel, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. As part of an interview about the new game posted on the PlayStation Blog, game director Naoki Hamaguchi confirmed that you won’t be able to port over your Remake save or character builds into Rebirth.Read Article >
Here’s the full question and answer:
- Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is going to get to That Scene.
The story will unfold more dramatically than ever before, with a rapid pace of major twists and turns. We know fans are dying to see one scene in particular...
I have a hunch things it might turn out differently than in the original game.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will come with an even bigger map. The developers behind the sequel — Insomniac Games — have announced they’re “nearly doubling” the size of Marvel’s New York.Read Article >
With the expanded map, you’ll get to swing your way past the East River and web your way across Queens and Brooklyn while completing story missions, side quests, and city activities along the way. There are also new “Web Wings” that help you get across the city faster.
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Junon’s big-ass gun was only one of the many new glimpses of the open world we got with FFVII Rebirth’s new trailer. We also got a first look at Cosmo Canyon and Gold Saucer, and Cait Sith finally makes his appearance.
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The expansion allows you to play through sections of RE4’s story as fan-favorite character Ada Wong, seeing the suspenseful horror of the original game unfold through the supporting character’s perspective. Separate Ways first premiered when the original Resident Evil 4 came to PlayStation 2, further finding its way into later HD rereleases.
- Time to get freaky with the foliage.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has a brand new story trailer, debuting during Sony’s Fall State of Play. In Frontiers, you play as a Na’vi who was kidnapped by humans and raised as a child soldier on Pandora. After Jake Sully and his blue cat group kick humans off the planet, the former soldiers are left to rediscover their Na’vi heritage (which means connecting their hair tentacle to just about everything.) Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora comes to PlayStation 5 on December 7th.
- Helldivers II is being released on February 8th, 2024.
Join Johan Pilestedt and the Arrowhead Game Studio in a closer look at Helldivers 2 mission gameplay. Watch them take on a deadly Bile Titan using only their bare highly powered weaponry. This is only the beginning of our war against the enemies of Managed Democracy.
The game is coming to PS5 and PC.
- Check out these shiny new PlayStation covers and controllers.
PlayStation’s new “Deep Earth Collection” features DualSense wireless controllers and PS5 cases wrapped in a metallic red, blue, and silver finish.
- I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts.
During Sony’s September State of Play, we got our first look at a new Ghostbusters game for the PSVR2, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghostlord.
You can customize your ghost buster with all kinds of cosmetics while trying and failing to not cross the streams with your shaky VR hands. Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghostlord launches October 26th, just in time for Halloween.
- Here’s what happened at Sony’s last general State of Play.
During Sony’s February State of Play, we got a look at games like Baldur’s Gate 3, Street Fighter 6, and the puzzle game Humanity, all of which are now available. A big chunk of the show was also dedicated to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but the game was delayed to February 2024 a couple months after.
The next State of Play starts at the top of the hour.
Sony is hosting a State of Play presentation on Thursday, September 14th, the company announced on Wednesday.Read Article >
This State of Play will be focused on “indie and third-party titles from around the world,” Sony said, so don’t hold your breath for big new reveals from the company’s PlayStation Studios.