Dinosaurs, demons, and turtles (of the ninja kind) featured in today’s PlayStation State of Play. The first for 2022, this State of Play had a wealth of announcements and updates on games coming out for the PS5 and PS4. Some of these games are releasing later this month, others we won’t be getting our hands on until next year at the earliest. Regardless, there’s some exciting experiences on the horizon for PlayStation gamers.
Let’s dive in!
No, it isn’t a new Dino Crisis game, but Exoprimal is a new Dinosaur-themed multiplayer-action game coming from Capcom. Releasing in 2023, you and your friends will jump in some mechs and fight against an army of primeval monsters in what looks to be a totally bonkers good time.
Just another friendly reminder that Ghostwire: Tokyo is releasing on March 25, and while this new trailer didn’t reveal much in the way of ‘new content’, it also didn’t dampen our excitement.
Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
But a week before you take on the ghosts of Tokyo, it’s up to you to stop Chaos in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin on March 18. This short trailer showed off more of the slick combat and towering monsters that we’ve come to expect from this retelling of the first Final Fantasy game. A new demo has also dropped today for PS4 and PS5.
We got a new gameplay trailer for Forspoken which continues to intrigue with its magical, gravity-bending combat and epic fantasy setting. After a recent delay, this game will now be coming out on October 11, 2022.
Gundam Evolution will be bringing lightning-fast, 6v6 first-person shooter action to PS4 and PS5 later this year.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
The latest in a line of retro collections from Konami, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection compiles 13 classic TMNT games from the arcade, NES, SNES, Game Boy, and Sega Mega Drive. Featuring everything from the iconic beat em’ up games to competitive fighting games, this collection is a treat for kids of the 80s and 90s and will be releasing for PS5 and PS4 later in 2022.
Gigabash is a competitive Kaiju action game coming for the PS5 and PS4 in 2022. Nothing quite like beating up giant monsters as a giant monster.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle R
As someone who has never consumed anything to do with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, the trailer for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle R left me incredibly confused, but also incredibly interested. A fighting game with over 50 playable, fans can get their hands on this game for the PS5 and PS4 later this year.
Trek to Yomi
With moody black and white visuals and visceral samurai combat, Trek to Yomi continues to walk the line between beautiful and brutal. Looking forward to playing this one for either the PS5 or PS4 later in 2022.
Returnal Ascension is the latest DLC for this critically-lauded roguelike. Players can expect a new tower-climb survival mode, additional lore, and campaign co-op. Best of all, you don’t have to wait long, as this DLC will be releasing alongside the game’s 3.0 update on March 22.
The Diofield Chronicle
Later in 2022, PS5 and PS4 gamers will be able to play a Square Enix fantasy strategy RPG with painterly character designs and a politically-charged narrative. If you thought you were getting a port of Triangle Strategy, think again, as The Diofield Chronicle is a brand new, but equally-fascinating looking, game.
Last but not least, Valkyrie Elysium is a new third-person action game from Square Enix that is set in the Valkyrie Profile series. It is slated to release on PS5 and PS4 in 2022.
And there you have it. If your taste in gaming leans more towards titles from Japan, then chances are there was something in this State of Play that piqued your interest. If you care more about Sony’s western first-party studios, then this presentation most likely left you wanting.
Did you enjoy today’s PlayStation State of Play? What titles do you want to see more of in the future? Let us know in the comments or on social media.