Earlier this morning we were treated to the PS5 Showcase – PlayStation’s final showcase before the launch of the PlayStation 5 console this holiday. While many got what they were hoping for with a release date and price, we were also treated to some more upcoming games – both announced and unannounced. Here is every announcement from this morning’s showcase.
Final Fantasy XVI
Previously rumoured to be a surprise announcement, Final Fantasy XVI appears to be taking the series back in the high fantasy direction. Directed by Naoki Yoshida, the director of Final Fantasy XIV, this latest installment is a PS5 console exclusive with it also being on PC.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Boy did we get a tasty look at some fresh new gameplay. Miles is shown beating down some baddies on a bridge, using a number of his signature abilities such as his Bio-Electrokinesis (electric punch). The trailer also shows off the Tinkerer as one of the game’s villains, sporting a much different look to the comics. It looks gorgeous, it’s more Spider-Man, count us in.
Announced as a launch title, releasing November 12.
The wizarding world of Harry Potter is one of the most beloved fictional settings in recent history, so it’s safe to say that this game will have a fair few people hyped. An open-world RPG set in the Harry Potter universe, Legacy will take place in Hogwarts during the 1800s. The trailer showed off mystical beasts, magical duels, broomsticks and more, so have your wands at the ready.
Announced for release in 2021.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
It wouldn’t be a digital showcase without some Call of Duty, would it? We go to see a snippet of the opening mission titled Nowhere Left to Run, depicting a high-octane car chase on a runway, culminating in an RC car blowing up a plane. Lots of action, lots of explosions.
It was also announced that Cold War will be getting a multiplayer Alpha exclusively on PS4 this weekend so get keen.
Resident Evil Village
Tokyo Game Show might be just around the corner, but that didn’t stop Capcom from showing off more of Resident Evil Village this morning. The game’s second trailer gave players a further glimpse into what awaits them when they step foot into the village in 2021, which included witches, werewolves and other monsters. The crux of the trailer focused on a creepy tale about a young girl who ventured into the forest in search of berries for her father before vanishing from her mother’s sight. It was a creepy, somewhat confusing, trailer, however the highlight came at the end with Capcom all but confirming the return of the Merchant.
The more we see from Deathloop the more excited we get. This gameplay trailer titled Two Birds One Stone shows the protagonist making alterations to the environment to change the target’s habits, making for more accessible assassination. It’s shaping up to be very much like Dishonored in its level design and approach and that’s far from a bad thing.
Announced for release in 2021.
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Whether it’s in your pile of shame or you just want to jump back in, Devil May Cry 5 (which we gave a 9) will be coming to PS5 with a special edition. That’s right, Dante and the boys will be making the jump to next-gen and better yet it will be available digitally on launch. The special edition will feature improved visuals and performance, additional difficulty modes and a new playable character in Virgil.
Announced for digital release on November 12.
No date was given, but we did get to see the game in action again. Big bad Molluck showed his ugly face, swearing to stop our good friend Abe, but we know that he’ll have an uphill battle doing that. Showing plenty of character and sporting grim, gorgeous visuals, Soulstorm is looking the goods.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach
Pizza anyone? I hope you’re hungry because we’re heading to Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizza Plex. Not much has been announced at this stage, but no doubt it will be chock full of jump scares and animatronics.
Messy communication with platform coverage aside, we get to see some more gameplay from Bluepoint’s remake of Demon’s Souls. Built from the ground up for the PS5, Boletaria looks as good as ever, with some additional gameplay features like mantling being added. This game is also a launch title.
Love it or hate it, Fortnite is going to be available at launch for the PS5.
PlayStation Plus Collection
An announcement that came out of nowhere. The PlayStation Plus Collection is a…collection of popular PS4 games that will be made available to PS5 owners with an active PS Plus subscription. Including gems such as God of War, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Resident Evil VII: biohazard, Days Gone, Persona 5 and more (full list of games here), it certainly adds extra value to the PS Plus subscription.
PlayStation 5 Release Date and Price
Finally it was time for PlayStation to give punters what they had come for – release date and price – and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Not only was it announced that Australia and New Zealand would be among the first in the world to receive the PS5 consoles, with the consoles launching on November 12, but it was also going to be the same price or cheaper than the Xbox Series X (depending on which version you prefer).
PlayStation Standard A$749.95 / NZD$819.95
PlayStation Digital A$599.95 / NZD$649.95
God of War Ragnarok
This was short and didn’t reveal anything but holy shit was it exciting. God of War Ragnarok is coming folks, prepare yourselves. We got a moody voiceover from Kratos as a World Seprant logo appeared on screen…KEEN.
Announced for release in 2021.
As the curtains closed we got sizzled one last time, with gamers around the world still standing and clapping PlayStation for delivering a tasty price.
What was your highlight from today’s PS5 Showcase? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Want to hear what we thought? Check out our PS5 Showcase recap podcast episode below (like, share, subscribe, flip us the bird, whatever you would like):