Sony has released a new status report focusing specifically on titles developed in Japan.
Then you will have a summary with everything presented there, as well as the trackers of all the games. That’s it, we warn you that, although you have some interesting titles and more of a surprise, there have been no acts of presence in the most anticipated Japanese titles … so nothing from Final Fantasy XVI, Street Fighter 6 or the second part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake.
State of Play began with the announcement of a new Capcom IP called Exoprimal. Although there are dinosaurs, this is not Dino Crisis; is a multiplayer title with 5v5 battles in a futuristic world. We’ll be controlling which soldiers use extras and take on waves of dinosaurs when the game goes on sale next year:
Here’s a new trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo, the new Tango Gameworks game (The Evil Within) distributed by Bethesda, which will go on sale later this month:
After that, we were able to see a short trailer for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, the chaos spin-off, of which it was also confirmed, as it had been leaked hours before, the availability of a demo in the PlayStation Store. The final version of the game will go on sale next week, March 18:
From its own Square Enix was also Forspoken, a title developed by Luminous Productions from which we could see new gameplay. The game, as you know, has been delayed for a few days after its launch, originally scheduled for May and will now be released on October 11, 2022.
The next game featured is Gundam Evolution, slated for release this year. Before its launch, there will be a network test in the spring that will allow us to try the game.
Konami didn’t show you any new games, but here’s a new remake of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection. It includes thirteen classic 8- and 16-bit titles, with new modes, improved quality of life, and a section with artwork and mouthpieces.
GigaBash is a kaiju fighting game. It will go on sale in 2022:
And Bandai Namco has announced JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R, a remake of the Cyberconnect2 fighting game originally released for PlayStation 3 in 2013. It will arrive in early fall, featuring fifty characters, improved graphics and more.
We also got to see a little more Trek to Yomi, the spectacular action game inspired by old samurai films and director Akira Kurosawa’s poetic aesthetic:
Perhaps the biggest surprise was the announcement of Ascension, a free expansion for Returnal that will add a co-op mode and Sísifo’s new tower. As we said, it’s free and will be available from March 22.
And to close the State of Play, Square Enix presented two new projects. The first is The DioField Chronicle, a tactical RPG developed by Lancarse Inc. which will be released in 2022:
The second is the return of a classic franchise, Valkyrie Profile. The new version, Valkyrie Elysium, will be released this year, but will change the style of play to something closer to hack ‘n slash:
And all this in an event that, as mentioned before, focused mainly on titles developed in Japan. What do you think? Is there anything you could put on your wish list?