PlayStation held for the first time Play Status the 2022 event on March 9 and the majority of the titles we’ve seen announced or hailed from Sony’s development partners in Japan.
Sure, the show is only 20 minutes long, but that’s a pretty cramped 20 minutes – we’ve seen big new game launches, as well as more esoteric projects, and even some style re-watches. classic way. Because we know all of you have very busy lives (and a lot of Elden Ring bosses to beat), we took the time to go through all we saw at the show to Happy readers.
Don’t forget to hit the links to the exclusive stories for more details, more context, and more fun (if applicable).
Capcom Reveals Exoprimal, Coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2023
At Sony’s State of Play 2022 showcase, Capcom announced Exoprimal – a new game about literally saving a city from dinosaurs falling from the sky. It’s as silly as fun as it sounds, and seems to fall somewhere between Anthem and Dino Crisis. Yes really.
“Let’s start the first phase: The year is 2043. For unknown reasons, mysterious vortexes have opened, unleashing countless swarms of dinosaurs in the modern world,” reads a description of the title. . “We are about to witness a brutal battle for survival between the brave Saviors of the near future and ferocious creatures from the distant past who threaten to push humanity to the brink of death. extinction.”
The game is coming to PS4 and PS5, and no other platforms have been announced yet.
Ghostwire: Tokyo has a new trailer
Ahead of the PS5-exclusive launch, Ghostwire: Tokyo, on March 25, Bethesda provided us with another trailer for the game that examines the hectic happenings in the Japanese capital as it overrun by ghosts and yokai.
If you want to learn more about this game, you can check out our different coverage. Get our preview – which discusses Tango Gameworks’ interpretation of Japan’s ravishing capital, and basks in its eerie charm – and also our profile on Shjini Mikami and his amazing studio.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin has a new demo
Another demo for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin went live last night, as Sony showcased more of the game ahead of next week’s launch.
Here’s the third demo for the game: Square Enix announced the first demo of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin at E3 2021, and another released last October. Will it convince you to buy the game? Let’s hope so, at 35GB in size. Any progress you make in the demo can be carried over to the main game when it launches.
Forspoken has a new trailer
Luminous Productions’ Forspoken was pushed back to October 11 earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t show at State of Play. And this is probably the best game to date – maybe that delay will be a good thing for the game.
Formerly known as Project Athia, Forspoken is being developed with Luminous Productions. It will be made available for PC and PS5.
Gundam Evolution is coming to the West
Gundam Evolution is coming to our shores – before tonight, it’s only been promised a release in Japan. The game is a 6v6 competitive online FPS brimming with giant mechs, big guns, and everything else you’d expect from the series. A network test will take place live in the US and Japan in the spring.
TMNT: Cowabunga collection coming this year
Get your pizzas ready, because this newly announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection is a marvel: the game features no less than 13 classic TMNT games. And yes, that includes Turtle in Time. The game is coming to PS4 and PS5 this year.
Some other highlights include, but are not limited to: Tournament Fighters, The Arcade Game, Back from the Sewer, Fall of the Foot Clan, The Manhattan Project, Radical Rescue, and The Hyper Stone.
GigaBash has a 2022 release date on PS4 / PS5
GigaBash is a four-player arena, featuring tokusatsu-inspired kaijus and heroes from a Malaysian indie game startup.
“We draw inspiration from classic tokusatsu characters like Godzilla, Megazord, and Ultraman, as well as games like War of the Monsters and Power Stone,” the developer said when talking about the title. “This led us to create a roster of 10 unique Titans, each suited to a certain kaiju or group of heroes and with their own unique playstyles, skill sets, and combos to master. Who will be? Your Favorites?” It looks quite interesting!
There’s a new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure fighting game coming in 2022
Coming from the developer of the mainline anime fighting game, CyberConnect2, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R is a remake of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. But this time it has 50 characters in it. Including Joleyne from Stone Ocean. It’s coming to PS4/PS5 this fall.
Trek to Yomi has a new trailer
Devolver Digital has released the latest trailer for the feudal Japanese-themed samurai game Trek to Yomi, a cinematic action game with outstanding art style and perspective. It’s no secret that we like the look and feel of this one.
Devolver says that the game is all about “patience and timing” – they are the keys to success in Yomi, using your enemies’ attacks against them. Most of the enemies in the trailer are humans, but the description also suggests “creatures that are said to be no different from folk tales”.
Trek to Yomi will be released in Spring 2022 for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Returnal Ascension adds co-op and survival mode to the game at the end of March
Sony and Housemarque announced at the State of Play showcase that the game will receive a massive 3.0 update in the form of Ascension.
The massive new update will introduce a bunch of features, including co-op (though we’re still unclear how that works) and survival mode, as well as new story rhythms tied to Selene’s cursed existence.
Square Enix cancels new strategy RPG, The DioField Chronicle
Ever wanted to play Fire Emblem: Three Houses on PlayStation? This is the closest you will get. Described as “a unique and beautiful world that blends fantasy, medieval, and modern influences with an innovative yet profound real-time combat system,” it even features characters from across the globe. members from the participating Nintendo games.
The game will land on PS4 and PS5 later this year.
Valkyrie Elysium revives series later this year
The show’s final announcement, Square Enix has dropped Valkyrie Elysium for all of us. It will come to PlayStation 4 and 5 in 2022.
The game is a new entry in Square Enix’s Valkyrie Profile series – the first we’ve seen since 2006 Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria on PlayStation 2.
The trailer features a brief look at the gameplay, some magic, a mysterious stranger, and a really weird art style that makes it look like a PS3 launch game. Huh.
https://www.vg247.com/state-of-play-march-2022-round-up Here’s everything you missed in PlayStation’s March 2022 Play Status stream