It's that time of year again and Sony is kicking it off with the first State of Play of the year. In case you missed it here is a brief recap of the announcements for todays' State of Play:
Making a Crash, on to the PS5 is Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with updated features. Faster loading times, save transfers, 3D Audio Support, Adaptive Triggers, and other DualSense features, and the game will run at 4K/60 FPS.
Returnal is coming to PS5 after its recent delay we have a release date of April 30, 2021. This third-person action-adventure will keep you hot on your toes as you sprint, shoot and dodge enemies at a rapid pace. However, the twist to this game is that every time you die and restart, the game's maps and enemies will change adding a unique replay loop. Games such as Necropolis used something similar to this. Whether or not this aspect makes the challenge tougher we won't know until the fame comes out or we receive further updates.
The dodgeball-inspired online PvP Knockout City is impressive as we saw on Nintendo's Direct. This State of Play gave it a bit of a new look and also announced a cross-play beta and the launch date of May 2021. Make sure to try the game before you purchase it.
Love martial arts? Want to be your own master? Do you destructible environments and weapons similar to Yakuza? Well stretch out those muscles and get ready for the martial-arts inspired Sifu coming to PS4 and PS5 sometime in 2021.
From the creative minds of Hyper Light Drifter, Heart Machine's new title, Solar Ash skates its way to PS4 and PS5. You will play as Rey, a daring void runner, and will be taking a deep dive exploration into this black hole known as the Ultra Void to save her homeworld. This 3D platformer is based on speed, movement, and fluidity. Keep your eyes open for this fast-based, and artistic game later this year.
I hope you had a good night because it's about to get really creepy and shitty here at FIve Nights At Freddy's: Security Breach. The survival horror series coming at you full force with a new crew ready to frighten your night.
Get ready to make your way through Scott Cawthon's survival horror series comes to PS4 and PS5 later in 2021.
Welcome back to the challenging platformer, Oddworld: Soulstorm as you return with protagonist Abe to liberate his fellow Mudokons from enslavement. Navigate your way through intricate maps and solve daring puzzles when this game will make its way to PS5 on April 6.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits spiritual world is beautiful and refreshing but don't let the soothing flow of the music fool you there is more to this game than just its art style. You will have to explore the vibrant world and battle large tough bosses in frenetic combat when Kena comes out on August 24, 2021. You can pre-order right now and after seeing this footage my thought is "shut up and take my money".
If Metal Gear and Goldeneye 64 had a baby this would be the spiritual miracle child successor.
The Dog masked baddies do remind me of the purge a bit.
No release date for this has been announced yet but we will keep you updated for more information.
One of the best games to come out of 2020 and probably was the longest anticipated game that was in high demand for a remake for this generation, Final Fantasy VII Remake, gets a new story expansion featuring everyone's favorite ninja, Yuffie Kisaragi, and Sonon Kusakabe on a new adventure in Midgar that takes place when Cloud is separated from Barret and Tifa. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade expansion will be available June 10, 2021.
What did you nerds think of the State of play and which games are you most interested in getting your hands-on?
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