Sony’s PlayStation Showcase has come and gone, leaving gamers thrilled with a plethora of new game announcements, trailers, and launch details. If you missed the showcase or just need a refresher, TechRadar Gaming has you covered. While highly anticipated games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Final Fantasy 16 took center stage, there were also unexpected treats and curveballs such as Alan Wake 2 and Night in the Woods sequel.
The showcase demonstrated the wide range of game titles available not only on Sony’s flagship console but also across the industry. In the span of over an hour, there were charming indie games like Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean and The Plucky Squire, as well as high-budget cinematic offerings like Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Destiny 2: The Final Shape.
Below is a list of all the new game announcements in the PlayStation Showcase:
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: The game received two new trailers, showcasing ten minutes of fast-paced gameplay and details on one of its major villains, Kraven.
Helldivers 2: Taking inspiration from the Starship Troopers film, Arrowhead studios’ upcoming title is a co-op third-person shooter game that emphasizes teamwork and objective-based gameplay.
Immortals of Aveum: This first-person shooter game replaces traditional weaponry with spells and fantasy wizardry, offering a refreshing take on the genre. The combat is fierce and varied, with diverse weapon types and a frenetic light show.
Ghostrunner 2: A cyberpunk first-person action game that has players hacking, dodging, and slashing their way through a dark sci-fi hellscape.
Phantom Blade Zero: An action RPG game that features dark artstyle, horror and occult elements, and draws inspiration from Chinese mythology. The game boasts fast-paced sword fights and steampunk features.
Sword of the Sea: A sand-surfing adventure game from Giant Squid, developers behind indie classic Journey. The game will have players exploring a vast landscape in search of a lost ocean, coupled with breathtaking graphics and a side helping of emotions.
The Talos Principle 2: A philosophical-themed first-person puzzle game with beautiful, mind-bending vistas, presenting a range of stunning, mind-bending vistas ripe for exploration.
Neva: Developed by Nomada Studio, creators of Gris, this game promises a new story, bold art style, and climactic battle against shadow creatures, resulting in a bittersweet conclusion for the protagonist and their animal friends.
Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean: The latest Cat Quest is full of swashbuckling excitement and whimsical adventure, presented in a cute and pun-ridden trailer.
Foamstars: A Square Enix-published shooter heavily inspired by Splatoon 3. The game showcases gorgeously animated K-pop stars battling it out with foam-blasting weaponry.
The Plucky Squire: A gorgeous indie adventure game with storybook heroes come to life in lovingly rendered 2D and 3D environments. The game is shaping up to be a family-friendly delight.
Teardown: A cathartic destruction simulator for those who love blowing things up. The game is set to launch on PS5 later this year.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater: A full-on remake of the beloved third entry in the Metal Gear Solid saga, complete with modern graphics.
Towers of Aghasba: A newly-announced action-adventure game that emphasizes building and fantasy. Players are tasked to rebuild paradise while resurrecting civilization and the surrounding ecosystem, complete with breath-taking vistas and natural landscapes.
Dragon’s Dogma 2: This upcoming narrative-driven action RPG features dragons, magic, and thrilling battles, all wrapped in immersive, fantasy world and meaningful character customization.
Final Fantasy 16: Square Enix’s blockbuster RPG is set for release on June 22, showcasing an epic story and jaw-dropping graphics. Fans eagerly await the release.
Alan Wake 2: A follow-up to the cult classic horror game originally teased years ago. The game promises to channel Stephen King and Twin Peaks energy and tell a broader story from various perspectives.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage: A return of Assassin’s Creed to its roots, emphasizing versatility and resourcefulness over flashy combat. The game is set in the middle east, and fans eagerly await its release.
Revenant Hill: Set in 1920s America, this newly announced title has players assume the role of Twigs the cat. The game will explore serious emotional depths and features a charming aesthetic.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink: This action RPG anime adventure game features dramatic visual set-pieces alongside a colorful, fantasy world. It is reminiscent of Dragon Quest 11 and Trails of Cold Steel in presentation and charm.
Street Fighter 6: With a planned release on June 2, Street Fighter 6 features a single player story mode that allows players to create their character as part of a narrative campaign.
Ultros: This 2D sci-fi exploration game promises a psychedelic experience from El Huervo, the creative force behind cult classic Hotline Miami. At first glance, it looks like a visually distinct adventure with metroidvania elements.
Tower of Fantasy: This open-world future-fantasy RPG follows in the footsteps of Genshin Impact and Honkai: Starrail, showcasing slick anime action framed in a gambling-based Gacha system.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Help Wanted 2: This newly announced sequel to Five Nights at Freddy’s Help Wanted adds new mini-games to its horror series universe.
Resident Evil 4 VR Mode: Free DLC for the PS5’s Resident Evil 4 remake, providing an immersive experience where players take on the role of Leon Kennedy on his mission to rescue the President’s daughter from rural Spain.
Arizona Sunshine 2: A VR action game that takes players across post-apocalyptic Arizona, offering zombie-killing action alongside gory combat and irreverent one-liners.
Crossfire: Sierra Squad: A VR game that follows the modern shooter formula, placing a strong emphasis on tight action and satisfying gunplay with 39 different weapon types.
Synapse: Promising the “next generation of immersive VR action,” this game hopes to deliver an immersive and engaging experience.
The PlayStation Showcase has presented a wide array of games with unique elements, themes, and gameplay mechanics. Gamers are excited about the upcoming releases and series sequels, as well as the new, unexpected titles that showcase creative developers’ talents.