If you aren’t familiar with the event, State of Play is a video programme that happens roughly 3-4 times a year which showcases all the latest updates, announcements, and new trailers from the world of PlayStation.
July’s PlayStation State Of Play
Moss: Book II
The sequel to 2018’s Moss, follows Quill, the extremely brave and cute mouse adventurer, who takes on clockwork monsters, solves puzzles and helps giant spirits navigate the world. Just like the first game, it will be a VR title.
A new multiplayer shooter that is already out in early access for PS5. Explore multiple biomes, play mini-games, find hidden chests, and defeat numerous enemies and boss levels with your friends. It’s set to release in early 2022.
Hunter’s Arena Legends
A new one-of-a-kind-melee-battle-royale that takes you to a beautifully crafted ancient East Asian world where you must fight deadly demons as well as each other. It’s set to drop on August 3 and will be one of the free titles for PlayStation members during that month.
JETT: The Far Shore
From the creators of Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP, comes an adventure game where you explore space as an intrepid aviation scientist, looking for somewhere to carry on and hopefully, save humanity. It will be released for PS4 and PS5 later this year.
The sequel to Yakuza‘s spin-off Judgement sees you play as Takayuku Yagami as he explores the Japanese cities of Kamurocho and Isezaki Ijincho. The game will feature a trial, a “gruesome tragedy”, and a potential revenge plot, even someone being framed for a murder. It’s out on September 24.
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
The Director’s Cut of the highly successful Death Stranding shows off a remastered version of Hideo Kojima’s stunning game, featuring improved melee combat, new weapons, a firing range to practice your skills, new story missions, and so much more. It’s also set to be released on September 24.
Bethesda gave us an extended look at the upcoming action-adventure shooter game that all takes place in a time loop. The footage includes a level of the game and we see Julianna, the rival assassin who will keep main character Colt company, as well as Colt’s special abilities that includes being able to rewind time at the moment of death while the rest of the world stays the same… Deathloop was one of the main features of the showcase and is expected to drop on September 14.
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles
The new trailer for this anime and manga adaption gives us a shot-for-shot recreation of a scene many fans will be familiar with, making this adaptation just as authentic as its counterparts. We get to see the three main characters battle against demon bosses and the 3D animation for the gameplay has really paid off. More of the game’s expectations can be found here, and it will drop on October 15.
The martial arts fighting game developed by Sloclap that puts you in control of a young Kung-Fu student looking for revenge also teased some gameplay at the State of Play showcase. Sadly, it also announced the game is now expecting a 2022 release date instead of its original 2021 release window.
Probably the only game that has you play as a rabbit man with a giant robotic arm, F.I.S.T, otherwise known as Forged in Shadow Torch, is a 2D Metroidvania-style platformer where animals take on machines that have invaded their world. You play as Rayton as he comes out of hiding to save his kidnapped friends. It will be released on September 7.
Tribes of Midgard
This co-op action survival RPG sees you defend your village from nightly raids and giant invaders as Ragnarok steadily approaches. You can also do more than survive with the Tribes’ Saga Mode, as it invites you to see how many weapons you can forge and giants you can slay in under two hours. It is set to release on PS4, PS5 and PC on July 27.
What game are you excited about the most? Let us know in the comments!
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