Thursday, February 29, 2024
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A Summary of Sony’s State of Play

Sony’s “State of Play” stream was jam packed with games. There were some highly anticipated games announced, as well as ports of successful indie games. A few impressive looking VR games, a Dave the Diver x Godzilla crossover, V Rising, and Until Dawn will be coming to PlayStation early this year.  At the end of the stream it was announced that Sony wasn’t done with reveals. On February 6th, there will be an extended look at gameplay for Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth. Here’s a look at what was revealed in January’s stream.

  1. Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is a multiplayer FPS where players must eliminate all enemies to secure worlds for mankind. Players can charge in or opt for a stealthier approach. Whichever option they choose, there’s a wide array of guns and battle armor to choose from. Enemies will have distinct characteristics for players to learn and counter. Players will need to capture planets and repel invasions as a team to complete missions. Helldivers 2 is launching on February 8th.

  1. Stellar Blade

Stellar Blade has players take on the role of Eve as she battles NA:tives to rebuild Xion. The trailer revealed various ways players can tackle combat against the. Helping the survivors is also presented as optional, but gaining their trust will make things easier for Eve. Stellar Blade is expected on April 26th. 

  1. Sonic X Shadow Generations

Sonic Generations brings back the Sega game that combined 2D and 3D platforming with the addition of a second Sonic. Shadow will also be included in the fun this time. Unfortunately, there’s no set release date for Generations. Sonic fans can expect a release some time in Autumn of 2024.

  1. Zenless Zone Zero

Zenless Zone Zero is the newest action RPG from miHoYo; developers of Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. Set in an urban fantasy, near future world, Zenless Zone Zero will also be free to play. There isn’t much info available on the story and no release date was given.

  1. Silent Hill – The Short Message

Silent Hill: The Short Message is an experimental game that’s available now. Meant to introduce new players to the franchise, the game will focus on modern issues such as often toxic social media and its ostracizing effect on young people. Gameplay will revolve heavily around a phone because of this.

A brief gameplay trailer for the Silent Hill 2 Remake was also shown. More details are coming at a later date.

  1. Judas

Judas is a sci-fi adventure game from the creator of BioShock and Ghost Story Games. Players will have to work with their worst enemies to fix past mistakes. Or they can leave it all to burn. Judas will also be coming to the Xbox Series X and PC.

  1. Dragon’s Dogma II

Set to release on March 22nd, Capcom showed off an action packed and visually stunning trailer. Players will be able to customize not only their appearance but all aspects of their gameplay. Down to how they tackle each situation through vocations which open up melee, ranged, and magical attacks. Players will face off against a variety of enemies in a world that appears to be well crafted and ready to be explored.

  1. Death Stranding 2: On The Beach

Sam will be joining Fragile once again, on a mission to join new regions to the Chiral Network. The trailer was delightfully strange. Complete with a talking puppet who will tag along with players. Higgs also returns as a major antagonist. The trailer shows humanity that’s still on the verge of extinction with an even greater threat awaiting. Death Stranding 2 is expected some time next year.
Kojima Productions also revealed a collab with Sony. In addition to Death Stranding 2 and OD, the studio will be returning to the action-espionage genre. There’s no other details about PSYSINT, but the studio promises to push the boundaries between games and movies.

Dia Tucker

Hello, fellow adventurers! I’m Dia Tucker, dwelling amidst the vibrant cultures and landscapes of the United States. My journey into the mesmerizing universes hidden within video games began in the whimsical days of my childhood. The epic narratives of the "Mass Effect" and "Elder Scrolls" series have always held a special place in my heart, guiding me through countless worlds and experiences. When I’m not crafting tales through words, you’ll find me delving into the boundless realms of MMOs, embarking on quests, and forging memories with companions from every corner of the globe. I invite you to join me as I share stories, insights, and adventures from both the pixelated worlds and the realms I create with words.

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