State of Play May 2019: Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Monster Hunter World Iceborne, and More

Posted by | May 10, 2019 | News, PlayStation 4, Video | No Comments

Last night Sony broadcasted their second ever State of Play video. State of Play May 2019 provided a closer look at the MediEvil remake, an official release date for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion, and a long-awaited cinematic trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake 

The biggest news from the State of Play was finally getting a proper look at the remake of one of the most beloved RPGs of all time. Originally announced way back on E3 2015, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has largely been quiet, including Square Enix shuffling it to an internal development studio. The new trailer looks jaw-droppingly gorgeous, though it raises questions of just how much has been changed from the original.

Release: Still nothin’, but more details are coming in June.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Iceborne is the first major expansion to one of our favorite games of last year, Monster Hunter World. It adds a whole new snow-covered region called Hoarfrost Reach, which promises to be the biggest region yet. New post-game story, new quests, new monsters, and a new Master Rank difficulty should entice all hunters to return to the New World.

Release: September 6

Riverbond

Riverbond is a co-op top-down action-RPG described as “shoot and slash.” Travel through dungeons fighting monsters and finding treasure. The blocky world features an impressive crossover roster of indie stars as playable characters, including Shovel Knight and The Kid from Bastion.

Release: Summer 2019

Predator Hunting Grounds

To the surprise of everyone, Illfonic (Friday the 13th: The Game) is developing a Predator video game in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. Predator: Hunting Grounds is a competitive, asymmetrical multiplayer game. A team of players take on the role of elite military operatives on a mission, while one player plays as the infamous Predator, hunting the hunters with advanced alien technology.

Release: 2020

MediEvil

Sir Daniel Fortesque is inadvertently raised from the dead to get a second chance at defeating the evil hordes. The remake of the 1998 PlayStation One 3D action game features a complete graphical overhaul and improved camera system.

Release: October 25

Away: The Survival Series

In Away you play as a small, furry sugar glider. Your goal is to survive the harsh environmental backdrop of a future world that’s being reclaimed by nature. As a sugar glider you can jump, climb, and glide. But you’ll have to contend with snakes, scorpions, wolves, and more. Away: The Survival Series is inspired by nature documentaries such as Planet Earth.

Release: TBA

That’s a solid line up of games. The 13-minute broadcast was terribly brief, but still a big improvement over the VR-focused first State of Play in March.

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