Sony has just wrapped up its September 2022 PlayStation State of Play show. The big highlight was a brand new trailer for God of War Ragnarok (coming out in less than two months!), but we also had the reveal of a new tekken and some details about an upcoming Team Ninja game.
Here’s our roundup of the biggest news from the event.
God of War Ragnarok is getting a trailer
Sony has launched a new God of War Ragnarok trailer which gave us a few more clues about the game’s story and showed a closer look at the in-game action. ‘another world. And if you like branded accessories, Sony has unveiled a Ragnarok-themed DualSense controller. The controller and the game itself will be released soon: both will be available on November 9th.
Tekken 8 is in development
street fighter isn’t the only fighting series to get a new entry – Sony has unveiled the first trailer for a new tekken Game, tekken 8, during the showcase on Tuesday. The trailer graphics were impressive, and in a blog post Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada said it wasn’t a pre-rendered movie, so the final product could be a beautiful one. Game. tekken 8 is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam, though no release window has been shared.
Like a dragon: Ishin! is a samurai-themed game from the creators of Yakuza
Sega comes out Like a dragon: Ishin!a samurai-themed game from the developers of the popular Yakuza series, in February 2023 for PS5 and PS4. Ishin! is a remake of the game Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!which was first released on PS3 and PS4 in 2014, but only in Japan.
Sony shares some of the collectibles you can earn through PlayStation Stars
Sony showed off some of the digital collectibles you can earn through its new PlayStation Stars program, including a virtual replica of the PS3 console and a scene from Ape escape 2. To me, they look a bit like Nintendo’s amiibo, but digital – and don’t worry, they’re not NFTs. In a blog post, the company said you’ll be able to show off collectibles in the PlayStation app or on your PSN profile. The program will launch first in the app and on consoles “in the future”. It will first roll out in Asia later this month and will be available in the US and Europe “at a later date.”
Rise of the Ronin is a new action RPG created by Team Ninja that takes place in Japan
Sony and Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja team up on a new game, Rise of the Ronin. Set in the late 19th century, you play as a ronin who is “a warrior bound to no master and free to make his own choices,” according to a PlayStation blog post. In the few gameplay previews we got in the trailer, Ronin looked like a mix of Ghost of Tsushima and Assassin’s Creed, which seems like a winning combination to me. The game will be released in 2024 exclusively on the PS5 console.
PSVR2 gets a Star Wars title and a fantastic board game
Sony showed off two new games coming to PSVR2: Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy Enhanced Edition and the fantasy-themed board game Demoo. Both will debut next year.
Hogwarts Legacy will have a PlayStation-exclusive quest
Sony released a short trailer for Hogwarts Legacynew Harry Potter previous title, and revealed that if you pick up the PlayStation version of the game, you’ll gain access to an exclusive quest called The Haunted Hogsmeade Shop. The quest will be exclusive for one year. Hogwarts Legacy will now be released on February 10, 2023, after a recent delay.