Last night, we were on a date with the PlayStation Showcase 2023 event, which returns to us after a break of nearly two years. Where Sony showed us for more than an hour a number of first and third party titles and some titles of independent developers.
Alongside highly anticipated games like Spider-Man 2, the show introduced us to the new title Marathon, confirmed rumors of a Metal Gear Solid 3 return, and several live service games coming to PS5 and PC. We also got a sneak peek at Sony’s new laptop.
In this report, we will discuss with you a quick summary of the most important offers and announcements that took place during the PlayStation Showcase 2023 event.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater surprise PlayStation Showcase 2023
Perhaps the biggest surprise during the event was the appearance of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. A new version of the third part, improved with the technologies and vision of the new generation. The new game didn’t get a release date, but the promo that was presented during the event featured Snake in his improved form, along with a look at the savage wilderness in which most of the game’s events will take place.
Alongside the announcement of the remake, the video ends with Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection containing the original Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3 release, which will be released this fall on all new platforms.
Finally, an in-depth review of Spider-Man 2
The bulk of the time, however, was dedicated to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The video we saw focused on both Peter Parker and Miles Morales, with the former seemingly influenced by the power of the symbiote, with his getting more violent abilities and a gruff voice.
At the start of the segment, the villainous Kraven, Predator-style, has chosen New York City as his target, spotting Peter and Miles from his harry as they both try to stop Lizard with an epic chase through the city. The gameplay footage gave us a good look at Spider-Man’s abilities, from an electric attack like Miles to Peter’s devastating Venom-like moves. And the most exciting thing is the ability to switch between characters in the game world in the style of the game GTA 5. Spider-Man 2 is coming exclusively to the PS5 this fall without setting a final release date.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a return to the origins of the series
Ubisoft previewed Assassin’s Creed Mirage during an event PlayStation Showcase 2023. The gameplay looks very much like the original Assassin’s Creed, with the game’s protagonist Bassem moving fluidly across rooftops, stealing from pockets, and delivering one-hit killing blows.
The game relies on stealth, sequencing, and silent killing, which is the style that made the original series so popular. The game is supposed to arrive on the new generation PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC on October 12 of this year.
The first Fairgames exclusive from PlayStation Studios
The first game from new PlayStation studio Haven, Fairgames is a competitive heist experience coming to both PS5 and PC. The PlayStation Showcase 2023 event kicked off with an exciting game video where we saw a group of Robin Hood-like characters working to change the balance of power by robbing and stealing from the rich.
This competitive game will feature semi-open space gameplay to give a limited exploration feel. While no release date or window has been specified, it is coming to PS5 and PC.
Helldivers 2 appears at PlayStation Showcase 2023
Yes, we were surprised by the appearance of Helldivers 2, which is supposed to be the sequel to the original popular shoot-em-up game, but it seems that it will be a different approach from the first game. The review through which we saw the game for the first time at the PlayStation Showcase event appeared in the third person perspective, not the table top perspective, as is the case in the previous part.
But what has not changed is the enemy, as we saw these large predatory insects. In the style of Starship Troopers games, the show begins with a sarcastic tone before we get into the epic combat. The game is coming to PS5 and PC in 2023 with no set release date.
Ghostrunner 2 is more exciting than its predecessor
The original Ghostrunner managed to combine fast-paced gameplay with thrilling combat, and Ghostrunner 2 looks set to elevate that in an unexpected way. As shown in the PlayStation Showcase, you’ll still be making your way through cyberpunk environments and slashing enemies with your swords nonstop, but you’ll be riding motorcycles up the walls of skyscrapers. The game will be released in 2023.
Phantom Blade Zero Ninja and ronin in a great combination
One of the most impressive games that appeared at the PlayStation Showcase 2023 event is, in fact, a re-release of the mobile game that was not released outside of China. In Phantom Blade Zero, which comes from the development of a killer S-game studio called Soul, who must uncover a cure for a mysterious disease within 66 days or he will die.
The game makes use of a semi-open world, and although the world’s aesthetic and gameplay may remind you of the Team Ninja games at first glance, the combat seems to rely more on fast-paced action like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta.
Horror game Alan Wake 2 changes from the original
Alan Wake 2 finally got a release date, and it’s not that far away, as the game will arrive on October 17th of this year. In the new trailer, we see just how far Remedy Entertainment has gone into horror territory with the game. We first play as an FBI agent moving through a small building, and we see a type of monster that uses the element of surprise when it attacks, and we also see series writer Sam Lake play a character who looks just like him in the game.
The trailer concludes, with a scene in which the customer asks a bearded man for his name, and he does not respond before the trailer ends, but it is very clear that he is a main character who will be present in the game.
Announcing the return of the Marathon at PlayStation Showcase 2023
A wonderful surprise from Bungie Studio to revive the Marathon series again. For those who don’t know much about it, this game served as the spiritual predecessor to the Halo series, but the studio has made big and exciting changes to the returning game system. Marathon is a competitive shooter for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S and PC.
The game will support the common play and save system between all platforms that will be available on it. The battles take place on the surface of the moon, while the game mixes the style of cyberpunk but still maintains its original identity.
Project Q PlayStation Portable, the new PS5 companion
The new device that the rumors talked about will run PlayStation 5 games through the Streaming feature over the Wi-Fi network.
The PlayStation Project Q device will include an 8-inch HD screen and will also support all the features of the DualSense controller, such as sensory and tactile effects, in addition to containing mobile device features such as the built-in speaker, Microsoft, volume up and down buttons, headphone jack, and more.
These are the most prominent advertisements that were revealed during the PlayStation Showcase 2023 event, along with some small games that you can take a look at through the video recorded for the entire event here.