The 2021 PlayStation Showcase was 40-minute of action-packed updates, announcements and some insane surprises. It was held yesterday at 1 pm so that was the early morning for me. For everyone that missed it, we have the full roundup, all the information that we know and of course some exciting commentary.
There are trailers for 15 different games and if you think we’re not going to include absolutely everything in here. Well, then you’d be wrong. Here’s everything from the PlayStation Showcase 2021. In no particular order.
God of War Ragnarok
PlayStation Showcase 2021 couldn’t end without learning more about the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War. God of War Ragnarok follows the same father-son relationship from an older and hopefully wiser Atreus and Kratos. As the name of the game suggests it appears that Ragnarok is nigh.
God of War Ragnarök will have you facing off against Freya and Thor. Because of Kratos’ actions at the end of the previous game, the once-ally-turned-enemy Freya has sworn vengeance for the death of her son, Baldur.
We wanted to remind players that Freya isn’t just a terrifyingly powerful user of Vanir magic, but also that she’s a formidable warrior in her own right. Enraged by Kratos’ evasion of justice by her hand, Freya will turn every weapon at her disposal towards her son’s killer.
Also suffering the loss of his sons and half-brother, Thor’s legendary bloodlust and wrath will be aimed at Kratos and Atreus. Looking at Mjölnir it seems that this is going to be one tough fight for Daddy.
God of Ragnarok is expected to launch sometime next year in 2022.
One of the biggest surprises at the PlayStation Showcase 2021! Fresh off the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sony’s Insomniac Games studio is immortalising another hero – Wolverine.
Marvel’s Wolverine will be a standalone game directed by Brian Horton (creative director) and Cameron Christian (game director) from Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This short trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the game but the game. But considering Insomniac’s understanding and ability to bring the heart of a character’s story to life we can’t wait for what will no doubt be exceptional gameplay with a deep and emotional storyline.
Wolverine still looks to be in early development so don’t expect the game to release anytime soon.
While we wait for more information on Wolverine you can rest assured Insomniac won’t be leaving us without a game. Sony just revealed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with a teaser trailer that shows Miles and Peter facing off against the one and only – Venom.
Venom could be the Spider-Men‘s biggest challenge yet as they’re a damn-sight tougher than the goons we see Miles and Peter taking out earlier on in the clip. Venom won’t be alone either as an ominous voiceover suggests another hunter could be looking to challenge the Spider-Men as well.
Surprise fact: Tony Todd (from Candyman) will be voicing the symbiote-fueled Venom.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be swinging onto the PS5 in 2023.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
It’s no big surprise that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is coming but it’s nice to get more footage of what we can expect from the game coming out next month. This latest PlayStation Showcase 2021 trailer gives us some more excellent action-packed gameplay and gorgeous footage. As well as a bit more about the storyline of the game.
Taking place after the Galactic War, Star-Lord and his recently formed Guardians of the Galaxy, are a group of heroes-for-hire, looking for adventure and profit in a universe that’s still recovering from the War.
Unfortunately, at the beginning of our game, they inadvertently set off a series of catastrophic events, that enables a grand organization known as the Universal Church of Truth to rise to prominence and begin to threaten the universe. They’re intent on bringing their so-called “Promise” to the galaxy, which according to them, will bring back everything that was lost in the Galactic War.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One on October 26, 2021.
Knights of The Old Republic Remake
Nearly 20 years after BioWare’s KOTOR originally launched, Aspyr is remastering the acclaimed RPG for the PS5 and Windows PC.
Right now a whole generation has grown up without Knights of the Old Republic and Aspyr is here to remedy this. Set after Order 66 it is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the Sith. The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a truly groundbreaking achievement: an award-winning RPG of incredible scope, immersion, and ambition with an epic narrative to match. A diverse cast of characters to meet, multiple planets to discover, challenging battles to fight, and cinematic storytelling that responds to the choices you make — it’s no wonder that to this day KOTOR remains one of the most celebrated video games ever made.
Aspyr is well-known for Star Wars games like Star Wars: Episode I – Racer, Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy and Star Wars: Republic Commando.
There’s been no release date set for the KOTOR Remake so it’s anyone’s guess on when the game arrives. But considering how long we’ve waited for this news, what’s a couple of months or years more?