This time last time years E3 was in full swing, for better or worse. Although it is unclear if we will see another E3 in the future, the publishers are taking their big summer exhibitions to the Web. Sony’s live-streamed events were just wrapped up, and although it wasn’t as big or spotty as an E3 press conference (the annual gaming show was canceled this year due to Covid-19), Sony rolled out some big announcements, chief among them: what the PlayStation is 5 actually looks.
We got a glimpse of the design for the first time today. It is stylish and modern and looks like it would be at home like setdressing in a cyberpunk movie. I mean it in a good way. For more on the console itself, check out our PS5 hardware survey.
Kena: Spirits Bridge
Kena: Spirits Bridge sees players in the shoes of a young magician as she takes on evil that plagues a charming and lovely forest. To do this, she commands a group of fuzzy little helpers collectively called “Rot”. It was developed by Ember Labs, a studio with a background in animation that shines through in the artistic sensibility that permeates the game trailer. It’s a richly detailed game that looks like you’re playing a Pixar movie.
Goodbye Volcano High
Goodbye Volcano High is an election-based narrative game set during the final year of high school for teenage dinosaurs. Centered on appropriately moody dino teens, Goodbye Volcano High has an entirely voice-over story led by a named protagonist voiced by Lachlan Watson by Sabrina’s chilly adventure.
A PS5 exclusive, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a supernatural action adventure game that takes place in a mysterious and lavishly detailed rendition of Tokyo. A paranormal event causes 99 percent of the city’s residents to disappear, and it’s up to you to find out what happened. And to exert cool powers while doing so. It will be released in 2021.
Horizon: forbidden west
This is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the highly ranked Horizon: Zero Dawn. It takes place in a vast and dangerous wilderness in the west, in search of a cure for a plague that ravages the planet. Filled with even more robotic monster animals, Forbidden West sees Ashly Burch return as the voice of heroine Aloy.
This is a game where you become what you eat. Literally. Your extremities and eventually your entire body are replaced by the foods you have eaten. You can become a thousand-legged ribs, cinnamon rolls or various snack foods. It’s weird, but in a good way. It’s like someone took the stage from Lion King where Simba eats the delicious bug and made it a game.
Village: Resident Evil
Coming in 2021, a new take on the classic series sees players released into a foggy, frozen village stalked by unimaginable horror. Just another day in life, right? Village seems to take queues from Resident Evil 7 in that it is more horror than action horror – a welcome return to form.
Nice action Death Loop will cause players to run for their lives as they try to escape a time loop that is reset each time they die. The sad part is that you are stuck in a city filled to the brim with murderers who want nothing more than to end your life to keep their party going. It’s a lot, but it looks fun.
Another game based on a time loop, with the name Returnal sees players take on the role of an astronaut who tries again and again to escape from a dangerous alien world that becomes a stranger and more dangerous with each death.
Jett: The Far Shore
This space exploration title from the manufacturers of Swords and sweaters has players taking on the role of Mei, an interstellar scout who has been sleeping for over a thousand years. You will explore a mythical ocean world furthest space to build a new home for your people.
The rest of the announcements
Here are some more games that are covered at today’s events.