Another State of Play broadcast has wrapped with some epic reveals from Stellar Blade, Rise of The Ronin and more. See below for a round-up of the biggest announcements:
State of Play kicked off with another look at Helldivers 2 ahead of its February 8th launch with the new Report for Duty trailer. Helldivers 2 is available on PS5 and PC. Pre-orders are available now.
Stellar Blade arrives only on PS5 on April 26 2024.
State of Play featured a new gameplay trailer. This trailer features much of the content that you can experience firsthand in the game and is also designed to give you an understanding of the game’s mechanics and how the scenario unfolds, including its core combat. Stellar Blade comes to PS5 on April 26, 2024 with preorders available from February 7, 2024.
For more information visit the PlayStation blog here.
Sonic X Shadow Generations
Sega unveiled Sonic X Shadow Generations, the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog platformer delivering blistering platforming challenges at speeds only Sonic and Shadow can deliver. It’s a greatest hits playlist of iconic 2D and 3D Sonic levels from Sonic Generations, both remastered and expanded for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. But that’s not all – Sonic X Shadow Generations also introduces an all-new standalone campaign for Shadow the Hedgehog, making this the definitive blend of Classic Sonic, Modern Sonic and Shadow gameplay.
Check out the trailer below and full info at the PlayStation blog here.
Zenless Zone Zero
Hoyoverse confirmed that Zenless Zone Zero will be coming to PS5 this year. Zenless Zone Zero is a brand-new urban fantasy action-RPG. In the story, contemporary civilisation has been destroyed by a supernatural disaster known as the Hollows. New Eridu, the last urban civilisation that survived the apocalypse, managed to thrive by acquiring the technology to extract valuable resources out of the Hollows. However, there are perilous monsters roaming within the Hollows and only a special kind of people who contain resistance to Hollow corruption called Agents are able to go inside. Players in the game will take on the role of a Proxy — a professional who can guide agents in their exploration of Hollows.
Check out the new trailer below and the PlayStation blog for full info here.
Square Enix revealed Foamstars Season 1 content details. The bubbly 4v4 game arrives next week as part of the PlayStation Plus February Monthly Games lineup. From February 6, you’ll be able to join the party and take on your rivals in fast-paced foam-filled multiplayer action.
Check out the trailer below and full details at the PlayStation blog here.
Dave the Diver
Dave the Diver splashes onto PS5 and PS4 this April! Join Dave, a professional diver, as he catches unique and delicious fish during the day and serves hungry patrons at a seaside sushi restaurant by night. Dave the Diver is a highly praised game of 2023, by both players and critics alike. If you love diving and sushi, and are willing to take on thrilling underwater adventures with the protagonist, Dave, you won’t want to miss the debut of Dave the Diver on PlayStation.
The broadcast also announced a free Godzilla DLC will be released in May, introducing even more enormous threats lurking in the depths. Prepare to meet the King of the Monsters in the Blue Hole.
Check out the trailer below and full details at the PlayStation blog here.
This year, players will be able to pick up a DualSense controller and delve head-first into dark gothic fantasy by taking the role of the vampire. Become the ruler of the night in V Rising, a solo or co-op vampire experience that combines the best of the survival and action-RPG genres. In the signature survival style, you climb your way from the bottom of the food chain all the way to the top through grit, cleverness, and force of will. In a narrative twist, you don’t start as vulnerable prey in the wilderness, aiming to evolve into a clever hunter. Instead, you take on the role of the weakened predator seeking to reclaim its position as the ultimate force in a dangerous, hostile realm. In a land of humans and monsters that no longer has a place for you, it’s your job to carve it out for yourself. V Rising will arrive on PS5 in 2024.
Check out the announcement trailer below and full info at the PlayStation blog here.
Silent Hill: The Short Message and Silent Hill 2 Remake
Silent Hill: The Short Message is a new, short-form Silent Hill title. In 2022, Konami announced a revival for the Silent Hill series, along with several new titles in development, and this marks the first of that new wave of games to be released. In a surprise announcement, Silent Hill: The Short Message is available free from today on PS5. Check out the trailer below, and grab the game on the PlayStation Store here.
And for everyone patiently awaiting news on a remake of Silent Hill 2, check out the latest trailer, with brand-new game footage here.
More information on both titles can be found on the PlayStation Blog here.
We also saw a new Judas story trailer from Ghost Story Games revealed. During the State of Play, Ken Levine, creator of the BioShock series, unpacked how Judas will be an experience where players influence how relationships and the story unfold. Check out the trailer below.
More information can be found on the PlayStation Blog here.
Metro Awakening VR
Vertigo Games announced that the beloved post-apocalyptic shooter series will make its debut on PS VR2 in 2024. Inspired by the internationally best-selling novels by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, and Metro Exodus delivered immersive first-person experiences at release. These games put players in the heart of a desperate battle for survival after nuclear Armageddon.
Check out the reveal trailer here and more information on PlayStation Blog here.
Urban Wolf Games confirmed that Legendary Tales is coming to PlayStation VR2 later this year. Legendary Tales is a dark fantasy RPG with medieval weapons, armour, dazzling magic, an RPG attribute system, skill trees, and dungeons. Not enough? Well, we’ve got crafting, potion-making, randomly generated items, collectable items, and a quest-driven storyline.
Check out the trailer below and full information at the PlayStation blog here.
Dragon’s Dogma 2
A new Dragon’s Dogma 2 trailer showcased the Warfarer vocation, the vocation maisters, and the mysterious dragonsplague. Dragon’s Dogma 2 will release March 22nd on PS5.
Check out the new trailer below and see further information on the PlayStation Blog here.
Rise of The Ronin
State of Play featured a new Rise of the Ronin gameplay trailer showcasing combat, traversal, and player choice. The team at Team Ninja have crafted a liberating open world bristling with tense combat opportunities that are woven together with a complex storyline.
Embody a Ronin and forge your fate starting March 22, 2024, arriving only on PS5.
Check out the trailer below. Find more information on the PlayStation blog here.
The State of Play also announced an enhanced version of Until Dawn. Until Dawn has remained a core, genre-defining horror experience for players since its release almost a decade ago. We are now taking these amazing foundations and adding more emotional depth, an enhanced look, and a completely new soundscape that a game with such a strong legacy deserves. Rebuilt in Unreal Engine 5, Until Dawn has seen enhancements across the board, all made with passion and care for the original from the team of horror lovers, film fanatics, and veteran game makers at Ballistic Moon.
The enhanced version of Until Dawn is coming to PS5 and PC this year.
Check out the trailer below, and for more information visit the PlayStation blog here.
Death Stranding 2 On The Beach
During the State of Play, we got our most in-depth look at the next Kojima Productions game. Death Stranding 2 On The Beach will release on PS5 in 2025.
Check out the feature-length story trailer below.
New Kojima Productions Action Espionage in development, coming to PlayStation
The show wrapped up with the announcement that there is a new Action Espionage IP, PHYSINT, in development at Kojima Productions, a new project coming to PlayStation. Production will begin post-Death Stranding 2 with the game promising to blur the lines between film and video games.
Check out the full announcement below.
Next State of Play
There’s more State of Play on the way! Tune in next Wednesday, February 7 at 10:30am AEDT for an extended look at Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.