action in abundance, precious indies and a new generation of virtual reality fresh from the oven. With a recently released PlayStation VR2 (and very eager for news) and 2023 ahead, Sony has decided to name and date the next key PS5 releases through the first State of Play of the year. Our conclusions: few surprises, but between now and summer there will be no truce or forgiveness for the DualSense.
We knew the highlight of the digital event in advance, for the record: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League showed its best weapons, in the most literal sense, taking up most of the minutes based on explosions, crazy shootings, impossible stunts and pure fanservice For fans of DC Comics. Because in a year when the whole world is out to destroy the pantheon of DC Super Heroes, It’s best to do it raw.
And speaking of weapons. As is to be expected, in LifeExtra We have been at the foot of the canyon and, in order not to lose the customs, we have gathered everything shown to you in one place. With the best trailers and advances, the confirmed dates and those little surprises -that there were- capable of fixing the most crooked day. Because perhaps, his 40 minutes were not squeezed to the maximum, but there was definitely everything.
Our starting point: the main course Because it’s not always more fun to save the best for last.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League shows its best cards
We came on notice and, however, we came out with our hands full with new footage and news to highlight about the game proposal for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. because there is a lot of Batman: Arkham, Yeah. From animations to what is expected of a game that, deep down, is an extension of its universe, but the essential prevails: crazy and uncontrolled action on a huge stage.
The most remarkable thing is that the leak and the Battle Pass system and interchangeable aspects are confirmed. That will be liked or not, but if the gunplay is good and the multiplayer feels good it will become secondary. Now, in addition to gameplay, a little more of the game’s plot has been shown along with two great personalities from the DC universe: Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman join the party.
Along with the above, the Rocksteady team reserved the last few minutes to offer their vision of the game, the motivations for this change of direction compared to the titles starring Batman, and promises that we will take the word for the next May 26, the day it will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X / S and PC.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is also coming to PS5
The big surprise of the event, long. And that we have been knowing about the existence of the game for years. Larian Studios has confirmed that PS5 players will get their own version of Baldur’s Gate 3, which will be released the same day as on PC: next August 31.
And beware, in the process they have pulled out of the hat a preview of its gameplay narrated by someone exceptional: JK Simmonsour beloved JJ Jameson in film, animation and video games, joins the Dungeons & Dragons universe as General Ketheric Thorm.
Resident Evil 4 confirms the Mercenaries and Demo mode
Impatient for Resident Evil 4? We have good and better news for you. The good news is that in addition to showing new gameplay, which looks really impressive, it has been confirmed that the Mercenaries mode will be present in the game. Quite an incentive that rounds off the recent announcement of its compatibility with PlayStation VR2.
But, by far, what you are going to like the most is the best news: it is that very soon, without a defined date, a demo will be enabled that will be available on PS5 and PS4. An appetizer for the final test: resident evil 4 Will play on March 24 on PlayStation consoles, as well as Xbox and PC.
Three “New Challengers” Arrive in Street Fighter 6
Not one, not two, but three Street Fighter 6 fighters have been revealed for the first State of Play of 2023. Combining well-known faces from the saga with a new face in an especially familiar style.
- On the part of the veterans we have Zangief, the Red Cyclone, who returns with a new repertoire of absolutely devastating movements. Cammy, The lethal agent with a felony look debuts a new look and movements that make her a real threat.
- Of course, whoever will catch up with him aims to be a whirlwind of combos and fun: Lili, from the Thunderfoot tribe (T. Hawk’s) makes her entrance combining dynamic techniques with a genuine joyful spirit.
With these three characters, Street Fighter 6 closes its panel of launch fighters and will go on sale the June 2nd on PlayStation, Xbox and PC. The best fighting game of this generation? The return of their stars plays in their favor.
Ninjas aplenty in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections
Fighting and manganime have always been a winning combination. And, although Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections It is a very long name, even within the saga itself, wait to see the list of available characters: to the 124 already available in previous installments, some completely new ones will be added, such as Ashura Otsuki and Indra Otsuki.
We know that Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections It will be out on PS4 and PS5, offering a stable 60 FPS on next-gen PlayStations. Now, at the moment Bandai Namco has not given a release date. What is clear is that will arrive in 2023 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Naruto in video games.
Destiny 2: Eclipse is almost, almost between us
Guardians of Destiny 2, mark this date on the calendar: the 28th of February, On the last day of the month, it will be the beginning of a new era for Bungie’s shooter with higher ranks, a story that exudes epicness, much more loot and lots of excuses to return or not let go of the controls.
The best? Bungie has a plan for us to catch up if we have unfinished business: From now until February 26, the standard edition of Bungie is completely free to play. Witch Queen on PlayStation. By far, the best way to warm up the atmosphere.
Three indies to keep track of closely
We ran out of games playstation studios (beyond the fact that Bungie belongs to Sony) but it wasn’t all big productions. The indie scene was also represented by three indies that are worth keeping track of.
- Goodbye Volcano Higha teen-themed game starring anthropomorphic animals
- wayfinder, an open world game full of fantasy
- tchia, an adventure with the charm of getting lost in a paradisiacal island. Perfect to get lost in the face of summer.
And beware, Tchia came with an additional surprise, since it will be offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers at no additional cost in March. A great little detail.
This is Humanity, the crazy game that you can also play in VR
humanity it’s one of those rarities worth keeping a close eye on. Its premise is apparently simple, but curious: move and guide human rivers in impossible scenarios. Something unusual, especially considering that we are simply a puppy.
In any case, Sony will bet very strongly on this very original idea. In addition to confirming that it will be fully compatible with PlayStation VR2, the launch of a demo has been announced that will be available for a very limited time. Will have to try it!
New round of games for PlayStation VR2
Impatient to give content to your newly released Playstation VR2? As anticipated, Sony has put on the table up to five new titles that will arrive in the coming months, from first-person shooters that take immersion to the next level to very experimental indies, going through an interesting adaptation of Isaac’s stories. Asimov.
- The Foglandsavailable in 2023
- Synapse, no date announced
- Green Hell VR, no date announced
- Journey to Foundationavailable fall 2023
- Before your eyes, available March 10
Do you want to see the State of Play one more time? Don’t worry, we’ve got that in mind too – here are all 40 minutes of announcements, dates and surprises with subtitles courtesy of PlayStation.