Sony Playstation went all out last night during its Showcase, presenting a line-up of upcoming titles on its console. On the menu: the return of Kratos, Wolverine and Spider-Man, the return of a legendary Star Wars role-playing game …
This Thursday evening, Sony Playstation broadcast a Showcase of about an hour, presenting a line-up of upcoming titles, and not the least. Between (very) awaited suites and real novelties, the publisher – manufacturer has hit hard.
And you might as well start with the super heavyweight of the evening: God of War Ragnarök. Between a clear break and continuity with his past, brutal and epic, developed over five long years by Santa Monica Studio, God of war, released in 2018, was the episode of the maturity of a license that touched the summits.
Announced in September 2020 with a teaser in a showcase where Sony Playstation unveiled its new console and its catalog of upcoming games, the sequel to its extraordinary game God of War was postponed last June to 2022.
Here is the very first reveal of the game. The artistic direction is still stunningly beautiful. Note also that the game is developed under the supervision of Eric Williams, who has been working on the license from the start. Cory Barlog, the creator of the last game, therefore gave up his chair of Game Director, even if we imagine that he still had to keep an eye on the development of a title so much awaited.
The story picks up a few years after the God of War plot. The icy winds of Fimbulwinter swept over Midgard, making the epic of Kratos, Atreus and Mimir in the wilds of the North more perilous than ever. The game centered around the growing trust between father and son, their interactions remain complex, especially after the revelations about Atreus’ legacy and the secret prophecy discovered by Kratos “ explains Grace Orlady, Community Manager at Santa Monica Studio. “Atreus’ curiosity only grows. Like many young people, he wants to understand who he is. Above all, he wants to understand who he might be. The mystery of Loki’s role in the coming conflict still haunts Atreus. wants to protect his family at all costs, but Atreus doesn’t want to be left out as conflict rages in the Nine Realms. “
Between Freya and Thor, the two antagonists of this God of War: Ragnarök, the arrival of Odin (obviously, when we speak of the end of the world in Norse mythology), the new bestiary and the still brutal fights, the new title of Santa Monica Studio damn envy.
Marvel takes the lion’s share
The very talented studio Insomniac Games occupied a prominent place in the presentation of the console’s upcoming line-up. Behind the tremendous success of his Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart released on PS5, it is also to him that we owe the excellent Spider-Man game released in September 2018, a Sony exclusive; and the excellent Spin-off Spider-Man: Miles Morales, centered on the character discovered in the animated feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This Stand Alone also accompanied the new Sony console at its launch; we told you here all the good we thought.
Insomniac has unveiled the very first images of its Spider-man 2, which will be a PS5 exclusive and scheduled for 2023. The opportunity to meet Peter Parker and Miles Morales of course, and discover the presence of Venom in the game!
The very big surprise was the announcement, always at Insomniac, the development of a game Wolverine ! The idyll between Marvel Studios and Insomniac is therefore taking place under the best auspices. It will still take patience to see the mutant with the adamantium claws in his own game.
As long as you stay in the superhero department, the publisher Square Enix has also responded, by unveiling a new trailer for the game Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy, still expected on October 26th. Developped by Eidos Montreal, the game will be an exclusively single player adventure, unlike the Marvel’s Avengers game.
In June 2020, the publisher Square Enix took advantage of the Sony showcase which unveiled the line up of its PS5 to announce the development of a new exclusive IP, under the code name Project Athia. Under this name hid a title developed by the studio Luminous productions.
“Project Athia will transport players to a world of mingling beauty and disarray …