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The highly anticipated PlayStation 5 showcase certainly did not disappoint, with further looks at games announced in the previous Games Showcase and some new additions.
Here is everything announced at today’s showcase:
Final Fantasy XVI
Although only a brief look, Final Fantasy XVI showed up as the first game in today’s showcase. There seems to be a mix between some Medieval and fantastical elements, but one thing was certain was the appearance of a Chocobo. The story seems to be about protecting a surviving a kingdom oppressed by “crystals.” The protagonist seems to work as a guard for a kid who has some kind of mysterious power. The final portion of the trailer showed the kid unintentionally unlocking said power, wreaking havoc on the town you were hired to save.
Final Fantasy XVI will be a PlayStation Console exclusive (but also available on PC). No more information was given about release window. Additionally, this was the only game recorded on PC rather than directly on PlayStation 5.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The game was originally announced in the first big PlayStation 5 event. In today’s event, we saw a little bit more of the game than was originally shown. Miles and a friend stroll through a Harlem festival, showing some of the vibrant colors and lights the game will show-off.
However, this quickly turns into a fight between different political factions on a quickly collapsing. The fighting moves between high flying, quick, action sequences to slow-motion, highly cinematic choreographic movements. As the bridge collapses, Spider-Man turns his attention away from the enemies to the citizens that need saving. The entire sequence demonstrated the smooth action-packed gameplay as well as the equally exciting events of saving the citizens.
The game will come out Holiday 2020.
Taking inspiration from the Harry Potter series, but not directly attached to it, Hogwarts Legacy seems to let you experience the magical experience without being attached to the titular characters. Hogwarts Legacy will be available in 2021.
Call of Duty: Black-Ops Cold War
One of the first missions from Call of Duty: Black-Ops Cold War was shown. In it, the protagonist lands near an airfield in order to find a wanted target. A sniper shot grows awry, leading to a gunfight on the airfield tarmac to stop the target from escaping on a plane. Perhaps most noticeable was the amount of particle affects the game was able to employ while still running extremely smoothly, a testament to the next generation hardware.
The game will also come with multiplayer and a new Zombies mode. PlayStation players will be able to play the multiplayer alpha of the game of their game on PlayStation 4 from 9/18-9/20.
Call of Duty: Black-Ops Cold War will be available Holiday 2020.
Village (Resident Evil VIII)
More cinematic trailers were shown for the game, which illuminated more of its sinister werewolf and witch theme. No true gameplay was shown, unfortunately.
Village will be available 2021.
More gameplay was shown for the time-bending first-person shooter Deathloop. A little bit of story was also revealed, in particular, who the characters are of this world and the stakes of the war. In particular, the relationship between targets Aleksis and Egor, with the first holding a party Egor is invited to but won’t go to as he’s made a breakthrough in his scientific research. By corrupting the research project, Egor is able to go to Aleksis’s party, meaning that both targets can be taken out in one loop.
By highlighting this interaction, the game’s story focus on knowledge gained through each loop was on full display. Learning how each character’s individual story interacts with others allows more targets to be eliminated per loop, likely advancing the story and finding a way out of the loop itself. With eight total targets and one mysterious figure, there will be a lot to explore and figure out.
Deathloop will be out Q2 of 2021 as a PlayStation Console Exclusive (also on PC).
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition was announced, with its highly frenetic action gameplay on full display. It will be available digitally at launch.
A little more of the world and gameplay was shown, but largely told the same story as the when it was first released.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
Five Nights at Freddy’s has become a franchise at this point, with the reveal of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach showing just how big the series has gotten. The setting, a large, colorful, and playful looking place could be seen, with a mysterious voice speaking out to the protagonist. Although not much was really shown, it can be assumed the game will follow the Five Nights at Freddy’s atmospheric horror genre style.
Some Demon Souls gameplay was shown off as the protagonists wilds his way through halls, largely fighting meager enemy types and ending up at larger, almost unbeatable boss enemies. Perhaps this is typical to the series, but it was nice to see the game looking incredibly crisp and faithful to the style.
Fortnite will be available on PlayStation 5 at launch.
The PlayStation Plus Collection
The PlayStation Plus Collection will include a new PlayStation 5 exclusive benefit for PlayStation Plus members. Games like God of War, Days Gone, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us: Remastered, Persona 5, and more. These are all, what Sony calls, console generation defining games for the PlayStation 4 and will be available at launch for PlayStation 5 gamers to play.
God of War
In 2021, there will be a new God of War game. The logo and the line “Ragnarök is coming” is all that is known.
Pricing and release dates were also announced for the PlayStation 5, which can be read about in the linked article.