If you like Marvel superheroes, this was the PlayStation Showcase for you. This week Sony included teasers and trailers for three new Marvel games: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and, newly announced, Marvel’s Wolverine. You won’t see very many indie games here, but we did get the first trailer for God of War Ragnarok, and remake and remaster announcements for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Alan Wake, and Uncharted.
Check out the full stream above, and our quick breakdown below.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Good news: First teaser trailer for Spider-Man 2! We’ve got Miles and Peter kicking butt together! Is that Kraven’s voice? And then – Venom! But then the bad news – it’s not coming out until 2023. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster.
God of War: Ragnarok
The name of the sequel had been accidently leaked months before, but never confirmed until now. Ragnarok is a direct sequel to 2018’s God of War, and continues to explore Norse Mythology and the relationship between Kratos and his son Atreus. Nothing like a little father-son monster-killin’.
Wolverine remains one of the most popular Marvel heroes, and it’s no surprise he’s getting his own game. The teaser didn’t show his face or costume, but it did show the only thing that mattered – popping those wicked claws! It’s currently in development for PlayStation 5.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake
The original Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic was developed by BioWare and released in 2003 on Xbox and PC, during the height of the prequel era. Layering the Star Wars license in an exotic past setting with a full RPG system proved to be a huge hit, and remains one of the most beloved Star Wars games ever made. This new remake will launch as a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5.
Developed by Korean studio Shift up, Project Eve is a fast-paced action game that resembles Bayonetta and Devil May Cry. It’s set in a future post-apocalyptic earth ravaged by eldritch monsters. Eve can acquire new skills and abilities as she progresses, but the action emphasizes quick skills and reflexes to stay alive.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
I love the Borderlands series of loot and shoot co-op, and I’m also a big fan of D&D and fantasy RPGs. I’m definitely excited for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a stand-alone game that takes the Borderlands into a fantasy world run by everyone’s favorite Borderlands heroine.
Release: March 22, 2022
Square Enix revealed a lengthy trailer for Forspoken (which was first announced as Project Athia), a new action-adventure RPG that drops a young woman from our world into the fantasy world of Athia. It’s an open world adventure with a particular focus on traversal, using magic and enhancements to run, climb, leap, and glide.
Alan Wake Remastered
Before Control, Remedy developed Alan Wake in 2010, a horror-action game in which our titular writer finds himself the character in a horror story he doesn’t remember writing. The remaster features enhanced graphics and gameplay, and includes the two story expansion DLCs.
Release: October 5, 2021
Bloodhunt is a spin-off, and a sharp detour, from the story-heavy RPG of Vampire: The Masquerade. It’s a free-to-play battle royale set in a modern world of darkness and vampires, as vampire factions battle each other to restore order.
Release: TBA on PlayStation 5 (available now via Early Access on Steam PC)
It feels like this is the eighth or ninth trailer we’ve seen for Deathloop, a trippy first-person action-stealth game starring two rival spies caught in a timeloop. It’s developed by Arkane, the makes of the Dishonored series, and features the same blend of cool world-building and supernatural powers.
Release: September 14, 2021
Gran Turismo 7
The next game in the long-running, realistic racing sim series is releasing on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in March. The trailer shows off all the fancy bells and whistles with the PS5 version, including haptic feedback, ray-tracing, 3D spatial audio, and supporting 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
Release: March 4, 2022
Tchia continues to look absolutely fantastic, combining the gameplay of Super Mario Odyssey’s creature-possessing abilities with the look and feel of a Pixar film. The story and tropical island setting is based on New Caledonia, a series of islands off the coast of Australia.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves
The last two Uncharted games (AKA the best ones), Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy, are being remastered for PlayStation 5 and PC. Uncharted 4 stars series hero Nathan Drake on his final globe-trotting, archeological adventure, while The Lost Legacy is an excellent spin-off sequel starring series frenemy Chloe on her own adventure.
Release: Early 2022