Today Sony held their major PlayStation Live showcase event for Paris Games Week in Paris, France. You can watch the full two hour archived presentation above.
In what could be considered a ‘sequel’ to Sony’s E3 press conference, the event featured new trailers for big upcoming titles like The Last of Us Part 2, Spider-Man, Detroit: Become Human, and God of War as well as new game announcements like Ghost of Tsushima and an HD remake of Shadow of the Colossus.
Below are the highlights of PlayStation Live from Paris Games Week 2017.
The Last of Us Part II
One of the most anticipated games for the PlayStation is the sequel to the PlayStation 3’s The Last of Us by Naughty Dog (Uncharted). The sequel was first announced with a teaser trailer during last year’s PlayStation Experience. The new trailer offers a taste of the darkly violent post-apocalyptic world.
New Spider-Man trailer offers a montage of scenes from the upcoming game by Insomniac Games (Song of the Deep). It features lots of web-slinging goodness and more Miles Morales teases (the Ultimate universe version of Spider-Man). It’s coming in 2018.
Shadow of the Colossus
Despite its status as a cult classic and critical darling, no one was expecting an announcement for a full HD remake of PlayStation 2’s Shadow of the Colossus. The action-adventure game’s lush visuals and awesome scaling should translate incredibly well to the PS4’s hardware, as evidenced by the gorgeous new trailer. It’s coming February 6, 2018.
God of War
We’re seen quite a bit of the new God of War, which is being nicknamed ‘Dad of War’ thanks to the dynamic between Kratos and his young son. The trailer features a brief combat scene as the pair fights a bunch of rock creatures in a large cave.
Detroit: Become Human
We’ve also seen a bunch of Detroit: Become Human, an upcoming narrative-focused sci-fi game from Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain). This new trailer focuses on an android unit named Kara, a maid who’s presented with some difficult choices when her home erupts in domestic abuse and child endangerment. Detroid: Become Human is due in 2018.
Monster Hunter: World
The trailer above teases a crossover between Monster Hunter: World and Horizon Zero Dawn. Exclusively on the PlayStation version, you can play as Aloy in Monster Hunter: World. It comes as a full armor set that transforms the player into Aloy, along with your Palico to look like a machine-creature from Horizon Zero Dawn. Players will need to complete a quest that will be given as a post-launch update, then craft the given materials to forge the unique equipment.
Monster Hunter: World launches January 26, 2018.
Far Cry 5
An official online multiplayer mode was announced in the Far Cry 5 co-op trailer. Up to two players can join online right after the tutorial, and earn their own experience and loot. Players will only see their own loot (so no stealing), but only the host player will keep story progress in the game. Far Cry 5 is coming February 27, 2018.
Ghost of Tsushima
Sucker Punch Productions (Infamous) finally announced what they’ve been working on next: a brand new open world adventure set in medieval-era Japan, home to Samurai and ninjas. The trailer and story suggest your character transitions from the former to the latter when the Mongol Empire invades your country.
I’ll be honest – I’m a huge fan of the original 2012 rogue-like platformer Spelunky, which features unforgiving randomized levels in a brightly colorful, cartoony series of dungeons. The announcement trailer doesn’t offer any gameplay glimpses, instead showing the passing of the explorer baton onto the hero’s daughter.