Updated: Jun 15, 2018
While they did not show the same amount of games as Microsoft's Xbox Conference, Sony's PlayStation Showcase went for quality over quantity. Sony's PlayStation 4 is this console generation's leader with more than 70 million units sold as of December 2017, and their Showcase reminds us why. While not all games were given a release date, just about every game had some gameplay in their trailers. Here are the games you are going to want to follow.
1. The Last of Us Part II
The juggernaut game studio that is Naughty Dog had the first time slot in Sony's Showcase, and they delivered the goods. The Last of Us Part II takes place years after the first game to show an older Ellie still living in Jackson, Wyoming. While Joel was mentioned in the trailer as Ellie's "father," he is not seen. Neil Druckmann, one of the game's directors, has confirmed he is still alive. Also confirmed to return, are the Infected. While exact details are not given at this time, Neil Druckmann stated that we would see more Infected classes in the Last of Us Part II.
Ellie will be the character that you embark on the journey that is the Last of Us Part II. She looks older and more combat capable. In the trailer, we see Ellie spy on members of the religious group. She becomes compromised while sneaking around their camp and we watch the battle unfold. Ellie fights in a true gruesome fashion. There is no doubt that she has learned a lot since the first game.
Naughty Dog has not given any information about a release date for The Last of Us Part II at this time.
2. Destiny 2: Forsaken
Bungie's Destiny 2 has been in a weird place with their fanbase. Many members of the Destiny community have claimed that the game has been lackluster when it comes to story. Well, Bungie has heard their call and decided to give us a taste of the Forsaken story at the PlayStation Showcase.
The trailer opens up with a close up look at a severely beaten Cayde-6. The camera turns to show us his surroundings. Cayde's ghost is destroyed off camera, and we see at who is behind this. Prince Uldren Sov of the Reef is holding Cayde's hand cannon, the Ace of Spades. Behind Uldren is a multitude of Fallen Barons with whom he has allied. A gunshot goes off. Forsaken Project Lead, Scott Taylor, later confirmed the death of Cayde-6. The DLC also features a new PvEvP game mode called Gambit, new weapons and weapon types, nine new super moves, a new explorable zone called the Dreaming City, and a brand new raid.
Destiny 2: Forsaken comes out on September 4th, 2018.
3. Ghost of Tsushima
Sony-owned studio, Sucker Punch, has finally revealed gameplay footage of their game Ghost of Tsushima. Taking place during the Mongol Invasion, we will control a samurai in Japan. The trailer shows the samurai riding a horse to try to protect people from the invasion. Combat in the Ghost of Tsushima trailer was full of melee weapons and featured an NPC character equipped with bow and arrows. Ghost of Tsushima is going to be an open-world game with stealth takedowns and strategic combat.
Ghost of Tsushima does not have a release date at this time.
4. Resident Evil 2
Did you think Capcom would only do a remake of the original Resident Evil?
Boasting a creepy and dark tone, Capcom is back with Resident Evil 2. We will take the roles of Leon Kennedy, a new police officer and Claire Redfield, a college student, during a zombie outbreak. Both characters will have their individual campaign story in Resident Evil 2 which will give players different perspectives on the story.
Resident Evil 2 comes out on January 25th, 2019.
Based in a world where supernatural is the norm, Control is about a young woman named Jesse Faden. She has just become the new Director of the Bureau of Control where they research and fight supernatural enemies. Faden later finds out that the Bureau has been partaking in secret activities that are now threatening humankind. Players will gain new abilities and solve puzzles in this new game from Remedy, the studio behind Alan Wake and Max Payne.
No release date has been set for Control at this time.
6. Death Stranding
Hideo Kojima and his studio Kojima Productions has once again returned to Sony's E3 stage, but this time they have some gameplay to show in their new game, Death Stranding. Norman Reedus plays the main character, Sam. Sam is shown exploring vast landscapes with large backpacks of gear. He is shown climbing massive mountains and talking to new roles played by Lindsay Wagner and Lea Seydoux. With no context given in this or any other information release, we still do not understand what is going on. Leave it to Hideo Kojima to keep us interested in a game we don't understand.
No release date has been announced on Death Stranding.
PlayStation's exclusive Spider-Man was the last game shown on stage at the Showcase. We find Peter Parker's Spider-Man at the Raft, a fictional prison in New York City, where many villains have been locked up. Electro is breaking out all of the inmates in prison, and Spider-Man is there to stop him. We see Spider-Man jump into action to put down the released prisoners. He is only slowed down by other villains like Rhino and Scorpion.
Spider-Man's chase continues to chase Electro while putting down prisoner after prisoner. He follows Electro outside of the Raft and is blocked by the Vulture. Spidey tracks Electro to the top of the prison to be met with all of the previous villains including Mister Negative. Spider-Man is then cornered on top of the building to see another mysterious enemy.
Spider-Man is an open-world game by the creators of the Infamous franchise, Insomniac Games. The entirety of New York City will be explorable with a slew of spider gadgets to take down henchmen in different ways. Multiple costumes were confirmed for Spider-Man including, Spider-Punk, Infinity War Spider-Man, and Spider-Man Noir. Every suit is said to have a unique ability which can be mixed and matched with other costumes.
Spider-Man comes to PlayStation 4 on September 7, 2018.
BONUS: Kingdom Hearts III
More Kingdom Hearts III gameplay was shown with Monster Inc world and Pirates of the Caribbean world. Sony even showed off an exclusive PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle for the Square Enix title.
Kingdom Hearts III comes out on January 29th, 2019.
Sony's PlayStation Showcase had fewer games than Microsoft, but they were games we can't wait to get our hands on a play. While many of these games do not have a release dates, we can expect great stories and new gameplay. Are you excited to play these games? Are there any other games you wish to see? Let us know in the comments section.