When we tell you the Sony PlayStation brand showed up in a major way during their latest showcase, we mean it! Let’s get right to all the shocking reveals and info dumps that transpired during the 2021 PlayStation Showcase.
PlayStation Showcase 2021: News and Reveal Trailer Roundup
‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake’
So it turns out all the rumors about a remake for one of the greatest Star Wars RPGs of all time was true! The original was developed by Bioware, but the newly announced remake is being handled by development studio Aspyr. Aspyr knows a thing or two about remastering or porting Star Wars games, as evidenced by their work on Star Wars: Republic Commando and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Here’s hoping this remake meets everyone’s high expectations for it.
The female-led action game known as Project Eve got some showcase time and it looked gorgeous in motion. The Korean-led development studio SHIFT-UP Corporation is behind this one and it gives off heavy Devil May Cry and “Soulsborne” vibes. Keep your eyes peeled for this one folks cause it looks to be a very satisfying action-packed experience.
‘Tiny Tina's Wonderlands’
The Borderlands spinoff game that’s all about running, gunning, and slashing through high fantasy realms finally has a release date. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is set to arrive on March 25, 2022. And from the looks of it, Borderlands fans will be getting the same addictive looter shooter action mixed in with some new varied locales to run around in.
Square Enix and Luminous Production’s brand new IP Forspoken got itself a new trailer, which showed off the main character Frey and her mastery of a bevy of magical abilities. The mystical open world of Athia looks amazing and points to a game that will be filled with epic adventures and fun approaches to exploration.
‘Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction’
We all know what the next Rainbow Six series entry is about at this point. This co-op multiplayer game will throw players into a world overrun by parasitic aliens called the Archaeans, which need to be extinguished by you and your fellow Operators of course. This Rainbow Six spinoff title is set to arrive in January 2022.
‘Alan Wake Remastered’
We all saw the leaks, which eventually led to Epic Games Publishing and Remedy Entertainment officially unveiling it. Alan Wake Remastered showed up here to give fans a deeper look at the game's improved visuals. You can look forward to taking this remaster for a spin on October 5, 2021.
‘Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online’
Unfortunately, we were hit with some game delay news during this livestream. The PS5 versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online have been pushed out from November 11, 2021, to March 2022. Keep in mind that the standalone edition of GTA Online will be available to download for free on PS5 three months from launch.
It's been a good while since we've seen new gameplay footage of Tango Gameworks' supernatural first-person thriller. This latest Ghostwire: Tokyo trailer gave us a better look at the lead protagonist and even more of the otherworldly threats he'll be up against.
‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’
The Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to consoles in their own game come October 26, 2021. The whole gang got some screen time here and treated viewers to a better look at the story that's set to unfold. And most exciting of all, it looks like this game will feature some space combat!
‘Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt’
The battle royale experience set in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade showed off its playable nightwalker types, which looked pretty cool. This upcoming free-to-play game lets players wield supernatural powers alongside a wealth of firearms and melee weapons in order to dominate the rest of the pack.
Deathloop is always expected to pop up during any type of PlayStation showcase and that's exactly what happened here. The game's plotline that's all about living through the same day over and over again until you assassinate your targets was detailed here once again, plus we got to see even more of the fun ways you can eliminate your foes.
‘Kid A Mnesia Exhibition’
So get this - rock band Radiohead is linking up with Epic Games to launch an interactive musical experience known as Kid A Mnesia: Exhibition, which is obviously themed after the group's dual upcoming album releases. Kid A Mnesia is actually a commemorative rerelease of the albums Kid A and Amnesiac, which will come with some previously unreleased material.
The whimsical tropical adventure game known as Tchia debuted a new trailer that showed off more of its main character's main ability. The young girl at the heart of this game has the power to control any animal or object she comes across. With over 30 objects and animals to utilize, Tchia will explore a vast archipelago and interact with a wealth of lovable characters.
‘Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection’
So Nathan Drake is finally coming over to PS5 and PC. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection brings Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and its standalone expansion Uncharted: The Lost Legacy to both consoles and is slated for release in 2022.
INSOMNIAC...DON'T...MISS! So we already knew they were hard at work on crafting another Spider-Man game, which made the announcement of the studio's all-new Wolverine game all the more shocking. The teaser trailer showed a sneak peek at the adamantium claw-wielding antihero and the destruction he's famously capable of.
‘Gran Turismo 7’
The most successful racing game simulator of all time is getting its seventh mainline sequel and it's set to come on March 4, 2022. Gearheads have a lot to look forward to as the fully-fledged GT Campaign mode, huge gathering of real-world cars, and realistic vehicle tuning are all here and accounted for. Gran Turismo 7 looks like it's going to make the PS5 work overtime as evidenced by its graphical prowess.
‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’
Insomniac Games is lowkey becoming one of the greatest development studios we've ever seen! Not only did they reveal a standalone Wolverine game, but they also showed a teaser trailer for their next Spider-Man romp. Peter Parker and Miles Morales look to be fighting together side by side now as they're forced to contend with Venom. And judging by the voice narrating this debut footage, it sounds like Kraven The Hunter will also be a part of all the festivities. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is set to arrive sometime in 2023.
‘God of War: Ragnarok’
Kratos and his son Atreus certainly have their work cut out for them during their next Norse mythology-centered adventure. God of War Ragnarok takes place a few years after the 2018 reimagining of the series and sees players making their way through the freezing winds within Midgard. Kratos and Atreus will come to blows with Freya and her Vanir magic once again, plus they'll come into contact with Thor, one of the last living Giants, and even the Norse God of War.