When Sony skipped E3 2021 and did not include its titles among these best upcoming E3 games, we already knew something big was coming. After waiting patiently for so long, gamers have finally been rewarded with the PlayStation Showcase. Airing only a few hours ago, the Sony PlayStation Showcase 2021 had a host of exciting new game announcements up its sleeve. If you are a console gamer looking for the latest info on upcoming PS5 games, you have come to the right place. Check out some of these best announcements from the Sony PlayStation Showcase, so you know what to get excited about in the coming weeks.
Biggest Announcements at PlayStation Showcase 2021
The list below contains the best announcements from the Sony PlayStation Showcase and some updates on existing games and remasters. If you would rather look for a specific game, use the table below.
Note: Some of the announcements here might contain spoilers. So we suggest you proceed with caution.
1. God of War Ragnarok Finally Gets a Trailer
After waiting for so long, Sony has finally released a trailer for the upcoming sequel to the God of War reboot called Ragnarok. The three-minute trailer picks up a few years after the last God of War ended and gives Kratos the toughest challenge he has faced yet; raising a teenager. Atreus (or now Loki) wants to get out into the world and find answers on how to stop Ragnarok.
However, Kratos, like the overprotective father he is, will not have any of it and forbids his son, fearing a fight with the gods. The reveal trailer shows the journey of the trio of Kratos, Loki and Mimir make to find Tyr, the old God of War, for some answers. Furthermore, we also see some next addition to combat mechanics, new characters, and more excitingly new enemies, including an entry by Freya trying to avenge her son Baldur. To see all that and more, check out the trailer for what is possibly the best announcement from the Sony PlayStation Showcase 2021. God of War Ragnarok might release in 2022.
2. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Announced; Brings Venom to PS5
Insomniac Games, the developer behind the ever-popular Spider-Man and Ratchet and Clank, is coming out with a fresh Spider-Man game. Titled Spider-Man 2, we only got a short yet exciting one-minute trailer for this game, which shows Peter Parker and Miles Morales from previous games coming back to fight enemies. However, it is towards the end of the trailer that we see Venom hiding in the shadows.
While we only see a glimpse of the terrifying foe, it is enough to spell trouble for both the main characters. No gameplay for Spider-Man 2 has been shared as of now, with the footage just being cinematic. However, if previous Spider-Man games are anything to go by, you can expect the gameplay to be every bit exciting as the trailer itself. Spider-Man 2 has a release date for sometime in 2023 and will be a PS5 exclusive release. Check out the short trailer and see for yourself.
3. Forespoken Has a Magical Trailer
Definitely one of the most exciting additions to the PS5 roster, Forespoken is an action-adventure game set in fantasy land. The story focuses on Frey Holland, a woman trying to move away from New York City to start a life with her cat. However, before that happens, Frey is transported into a beautiful yet mysterious land that is not quite on Earth. Aided by a bracelet that supposedly gives her powers, the three-minute trailer shows Frey traversing this magical land while battling various enemies, including giant dragons.
There is a big overtone of fantasy and magic as we see Frey deploying various powers using her mind and even almost flying at one point in the trailer. However, the real challenge lies in her fight against Tanta Sila, the antagonist plaguing the land. One for the fantasy lovers, Forespoken, was an interesting announcement during the PlayStation Showcase 2021. The game drops somewhere around Spring 2022.
4. More Gameplay for Ghostwire Tokyo
Ghostwire Tokyo has another exciting new trailer with more combat mixed in for good measure. With Tokyo overrun by deadly supernatural forces, you must ally yourself with a powerful spectral entity on their quest for vengeance and battle your way through all the enemies you see. The crux reveals itself when the fight goes against Hannya, the main occultist behind all this. Ghostwire Tokyo dives deep into Japanese urban legends and folklore and gives gamers a taste of what just might be hiding under their bed.
The new trailer shows some pretty incredible moves as the main character fights his way through paranormal forces. There are natural story elements involved as we see Mari, a person important to the main character. If you like dark spooky stuff, then do check out the new trailer for Ghostwire Tokyo announced at PlayStation Showcase 2021. It releases around Spring 2022.
5. Gran Turismo 7 Trailer
One for the hardcore racers, Gran Turismo 7 made its fast entry onto the PlayStation Showcase with an exciting new trailer. Showing off a massive amount of cars on the racetrack and beyond, Gran Turismo 7 looks like a game that will be chock full of opportunity. Gamers will also get intense customization options for their favorite rides, as is customary in the GT series line.
Possibly a competitor to the rival exciting racer Forza Horizon 5, Gran Turismo 7 packs a lot of cars and a lot of excitement. Top that with top-of-the-line next-gen graphics and breathtaking details, you have yourself an exciting racing experience. If you love racing sims, check this one out. Gran Turismo 7 releases on March 4, 2022.
6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Speaking of next-gen announcements when it comes to the PlayStation Showcase, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is getting a PS5 remake itself. Being developed by Aspyr, the developers behind previous Star Wars work on iOS and Android platforms, the Knights of the Old Republic is being made especially for the PlayStation 5. The game also has help from Lucasfilm Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The short one-minute trailer shows as much when it displays some cinematic footage with a powerful Sith wielding his lightsaber. The Old Republic is touted by many to be one of the best Star Wars games ever made, so a remake no doubt is opportune. The new Knights of the Old Republic will be a PS5 exclusive when it launches. While there is no release date for it right now, expect more news soon.
7. Uncharted Remastered; Coming to PC
This announcement from the PlayStation Showcase 2021 is also something PC gamers can look forward to. Remasters of Uncharted: A Thief’s End and Uncharted The Lost Legacy will soon be coming to the PlayStation 5, and well, in a happily accepted move, to PC. Titled the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, the remaster will cover the most recently released two games and touch them up for next-gen before dropping on both platforms.
In the one-minute trailer displays footage from both games, we see Nathan Drake and other main characters undertaking their journeys. We don’t know about you, but we have been looking forward to playing Uncharted for some time, and this is nothing if not good news. The Legacy of Thieves Collection will first release in early 2022 for the PS5, and PC will follow soon after. Check out the trailer above and get your adventure outfit ready.
8. Marvel’s Wolverine
While you can be plenty excited for Spider-Man 2 itself, Insomniac Games isn’t done yet. A new Wolverine game is on the horizon, with Sony dropping a short teaser for it. We see a completely trashed bar with people lying everywhere except a single guy. He’s reaching for his drink while a man barely stands up behind to stab him. And how do we know the only guy still in shape is Wolverine?
He unfurls his Adamantium claws at the last second. While this teaser is not based on gameplay, the upcoming Wolverine game certainly looks very exciting. While there is no release date yet, we can expect more info as time passes. Until then, check out the short teaser shown at PlayStation Showcase and tell us what you think.
9. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Has a Release Date
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a joint collaboration between Gearbox (the developers behind Borderlands) and 2K Games, now has a release date. The fantasy action-adventure game has a star cast comprising the likes of Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, Wanda Sykes, and Ashly Burch. As is expected from Gearbox, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands shares the same unique graphical style found in Borderlands and encompasses the same exciting action coupled with chaos.
The funny two-minute gameplay trailer introduces the game world, its mechanics, and the characters with a quirky music score playing in the background. The game has a definite release date of March 25, 2022, and will be available to play on PS4, PS5, and PC.
Taking things in a more lighthearted direction, Tchia is a feel-good game announced at Sony PlayStation Showcase 2021. Inspired by New Caledonia, Tchia is a tropical open-world adventure game focused on the main character called Tchia. She has a special gift that lets her take control of any animal or object she finds. The player’s goal will be to use Tchia’s unique abilities to solve puzzles and uncover secrets to advance the story.
The game has a unique free climbing mechanic that will let plays ascend anything in the massive open world. As seen in the gameplay trailer, the backdrop for the game itself looks amazing, and Tchia sure sounds like a very likable protagonist. If you are a gamer looking for something lighthearted and different to play, go check out Tchia. It releases in 2022 and is coming for PS4, PS5, and PC through the Epic Games Store.
11. Alan Wake Is Coming to PS5
Considered to be one of the most narrative-rich games we have come across, the massively loved horror adventure game Alan Wake is getting a next-gen remaster for the PS5 and PC. For those not yet blessed with playing Alan Wake, the game focuses on the writer of the same name who is suffering from writer’s block. Persisted and accompanied by his wife Alice, Alan travels to the sleepy yet beautiful town of Bright Falls to take a much-needed vacation and maybe bring back his creative juices.
However, something sinister is going on here in this town, and its effect takes Alice away as a story Alan doesn’t even remember writing starts to come true. Focused on the ever-popular battle of light vs dark, Alan Wake is a game that will have you carrying a flashlight even with the power on. Now console and PC gamers can enjoy this dark yet exciting game when it drops remastered on October 5th. For those who want more info, check out this PlayStation Blog by Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake.
12. Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt
If you love the Battle Royale genre, prepare to have a game that mixes BR with folklore and fantasy. Set in Vampire: The Masquerade universe, Bloodhunt is an upcoming free-to-play, third-person Battle Royale game. The game focuses on the Old Town of Prague, where rivaling vampire factions suffer a great betrayal and are thrown into disarray. Both the factions have consequently been targeted by a secret society known as the Entity, and must use their supernatural powers and weapons to win.
Bloodhunt carries the same adrenaline-filled action found in its PC counterpart, with players devouring and feeding upon each other for power. Moreover, the devs have promised that the PS5 game will hit a target of 60 FPS and will make full use of the Dualsense wireless controller. So get your sharpest fangs on and watch the trailer for Bloodhunt, which releases sometime in 2021.
13. Project Eve
Project Eve wasn’t noticed by many till this year’s PlayStation Showcase, but now that it has been, gamers are excited to try it out. This is a hack and slash action game, which was announced back in 2019, and a new trailer finally sheds more light on the story. Made by Korean developer SHIFT UP Corporation, the game follows Eve as she traverses a now lost earth to monsters of various proportions called NA:tives.
From the four-minute gameplay trailer, Project Eve seems to be an action game strongly reminiscent of various anime, and promises the same breathtaking action we only ever get to see while eating popcorn. Though there is no news on a release date, Project Eve will most likely come to all next-gen platforms soon. It promises to leverage the graphical capabilities of PlayStation 5.
14. Grand Theft Auto V Comes to PS5 next March
There are only a few games that continue to have a huge dedicated fanbase almost a decade after release. Rockstar Games’ GTA V is one of them. Launched back in 2013 and supplemented by GTA Online, GTA V is coming back with a fresh next-gen upgrade to Playstation 5 in March 2022. The one-minute teaser shown during the PlayStation Showcase teases the classic chaos that takes place anytime GTA V is turned on with some GTA Online also thrown into the mix. So watch the trailer and be ready to visit Los Santos soon.
15. Kid A Mnesia: Exhibition
Ending things with something more to look forward to, Kid A Mnesia: Exhibition is an interactive experience coming to PS5, PC, and Mac in November. A joint venture between Radiohead and Epic Games, this experience is part of the band’s upcoming rerelease of their iconic albums, including Kid A, Amnesiac, and a new one titled Kid Amnesiae. Moreover, the short trailer shows various walls being plastered with Radiohead logos along with a cryptic background.
Excited for All The Upcoming PlayStation Games?
We hope you are as excited as we are for all the upcoming games and remasters announced at the Sony PlayStation Showcase last night. While we know the PS5 is in short stock across the world, the lucky few of you who have it can do a lot with it. Try using these best PS5 apps to elevate your experience. You can even use the PS5 remote play on your PS4 for something different. For those with curious minds, this is how the PS5 adaptive triggers work and the games that support them. Got suggestions for more games we should add? Let us know in the comments below.