Sony’s final State of Play stream of 2019 aired this morning, showcasing several games launching in early 2020, including the announcement of a remake of Resident Evil 3. It was a quieter State of Play as Sony gears up for a new console launch in Holiday 2020.
Watch the full 20 minute presentation above, and check out our game-by-game breakdown below.
Resident Evil 3
Capcom has done a bang-up job with the Resident Evil remakes and we expect nothing less from the Resident Evil 3 remake. RE 3 is set during the early days of the zombie apocalypse, as STARS agent Jill Valentine works to escape the increasingly overrun Raccoon City, while avoiding the unrelenting pursuit of Nemesis. Resident Evil 3 will also include Resident Evil Resistance, a 4 vs 1 multiplayer game that pits four survivors against a Mastermind, who uses a deck of cards to place creatures, traps and obstacles.
Pre-orders will receive the classic costume pack for Jill and Carlos, while die hard fans will want to check out the Collector’s Edition, which includes an 11″ Jill figure and artbook.
Release: April 3, 2020
Dreams, by the creative team of Little Big Planet, has been available via Early Access since April. With several months of creator content to play around with, Dreams will be launching on Valentine’s Day. Early Access players will automatically update. The full launch will feature new tutorials and content, including a feature-length game that show’s off the breadth of creation tools.
On January 26, 2020, Media Molecule will host the first annual IMPY Awards, which celebrates and highlights games and tools created in the Dreams world.
Release: February 14, 2020.
It’s Fortnite with Fireballs! Spellbreak provides a fantasy twist on the popular Battle Royale online multiplayer format. Battlemages dual-wield magical gauntlets equipped with spells, allowing for lots of combinations, like fire tornadoes. It’s fast-paced, skill-based, and features an anime-like art style.
Release: TBA (Beta coming Early 2020)
Indie developed Superliminial is a first-person puzzle game where players can change the perspectives around them, such as turning 2D images into 3D objects, or manipulating their size. It’s a difficult concept to describe, but easy to understand once you watch the trailer for the Portal-like puzzle game.
Release: April 2020
The lone VR game in the State of Play line up is Paper Beast, a puzzle-adventure on an alien landscape where everything is made of paper, coral, and sand. Exploration and the environment play key components. The creatures and world will react to your movements in real-time. You’ll need to pay attention to, and assist the creatures around you, as they’re entirely non-verbal.
Predator: Hunting Grounds
That ain’t no man! In fact, did you catch that one of the Predators in the trailer is female? The new gameplay trailer showcased lots of classic weaponry from the films and comics, including the Smart Disc, Combistick, and Plasma Caster. Players will be able to customize their own Predator from three different classes and choose their own armor design. You can’t call yourself the ultimate hunter and not look good doing it.
Pre-order bonuses grant the 1987 Predator skin, and Jesse Ventura’s mini-gun, while a Digital Deluxe Edition includes an art book, comic book, and various in-game goodies.
Release: April 24, 2020
PlatinumGames (Nier: Automata) has been churning out a string of hits, and we’re lucky to see the new teaser trailer for their next game, Babylon’s Fall, developed in partnership with Square Enix. Babylon’s Fall features visually striking, action-heavy lcombat with a “Brushwork Filter” art style. More information on Babylon’s Fall will be provided next summer.
Untitled Goose Game
That trouble-making goose is coming to PlayStation 4 next week! As with the Switch and PC versions, which released earlier this fall (read our review), you play as a horrible goose in a small village, tasked with carrying out various annoyances to the poor townsfolk, like stealing slippers, breaking vases, and terrorizing children. The PS4 version syncs the light bar to your honking, which should be all the incentive you need.
Release: December 17