PlayStation Showcase 2023: Everything Announced


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May 19, 2023

PlayStation Showcase 2023: Everything Announced

PlayStation finally pulled back the curtain on its PS5 lineup for this year and

PlayStation finally pulled back the curtain on its PS5 lineup for this year and beyond in today's PlayStation Showcase 2023.

Sony showed off a ton of upcoming games for PlayStation 5 and PSVR 2, including the reveal of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater, gameplay for Spider-Man 2, a first proper look at Dragon's Dogma 2, a release date for Alan Wake 2, and a lot more. Read on to learn everything announced in today's PlayStation Showcase 2023.

While we didn't get a release date for Spider-Man 2, we did get a lengthy gameplay showcase featuring both Spider-Men: Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Pete's new moveset revolves around the Symbiote Suit, while we saw some flashy new moves from Miles, too. The trailer also revealed another Spidey villain: Kraven the Hunter.

PlayStation announced a remake of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater. None of the game itself was shown, as we instead got a big, mysterious teaser trailer leading up to Snake's big reveal. PlayStation also announced the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1, which includes Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which is coming to PlayStation 5 sometime this fall.

Sony announced a device codenamed Project Q that will allow players to stream any game from their PlayStation 5 console using Remote Play over WiFi. It has an 8-inch HD screen and all buttons and features the DualSense controller has. No release date was given for this new hardware. Sony also revealed the first official PlayStation 5 earbuds.

The next Assassin's Creed game -- the smaller-in-scope Assassin's Creed Mirage -- is coming on October 12 to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and Amazon Luna. PlayStation revealed a new feature called Assassin's Focus, which lets you mark and assassinate several targets in a row.

Remedy showed off another look at Alan Wake 2, the long-awaited horror sequel. The trailer showed Alan Wake return, who appeared to be trapped in the Dark Place. This time, Wake is joined by a new playable character, Saga Anderson, who is joining Alan in his investigation. The game is coming on October 17.

A new Final Fantasy XVI story trailer debuted ahead of its fast-approaching June 22 release date. We got a look at Clive interacting with a ton of characters around Valisthea, along with glimpses of a ton of new and returning Final Fantasy monsters.

Dragon's Dogma 2 was finally officially unveiled today at the PlayStation Showcase, with a new trailer showing a ton of monsters, including an enormous dragon, of course. This marks the first new mainline Dragon's Dogma game in over a decade. We know very little about the sequel, other than that it's being developed in the RE Engine.

Bungie announced a new entry in the Marathon series. Marathon is a first-person shooter Bungie originally released on Mac in 1992, making this a pretty deep cut for Bungie to return to. The game isn't a direct sequel to the originals, but Bungie says it belongs in the same universe. According to PlayStation, the game is PvP-focused and won't feature a single-player campaign.

Street Fighter 6 is out next week, and Capcom shared a trailer of the game's story mode. This will see players traveling and facing off against the game's roster of Street Fighter favorites and newcomers.

Sony kicked the event off by revealing Fairgame$, which is coming from Jade Raymond's Haven studio. The game is a competitive heist experience coming to PS5 and PC about robbing the ultra-rich. The trailer started with images of hacking before seeing groups of people attempting to break into banks. It appears to have a science fiction bend, as the characters were wielding very advanced-looking weaponry. No release window was given for the game.

Croteam's sequel to The Talos Principle is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC this year. The game was announced back in 2021, and details since its reveal have been slim. The sequel is set to expand "the first game's philosophical themes and stunning environments with increasingly mind-bending challenges".

Square Enix revealed a first look at Foamstars, which appears to be a Splatoon-like team shooter. The gameplay looked like characters were competing to cover the ground with as much foam as possible, and many fans in the chat were saying it looked like Splatoon mixed with persona. The game is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

The Plucky Squire looks like an adorable, fresh take on the top-down action adventure, and we got a new look at the game in a trailer today. The gameplay showed the Plucky Squire adventuring between storybook settings and a real-world living room. The game looks like it will constantly be shaking up the gameplay with all of the different storybook settings the characters hop into.

Phantom Blade 0 was revealed today, a new hack and slash RPG set in the Phantom World, a place where Chinese Kung Fu, steampunk, and more converge. The game will feature fast-paced sword combat, taking place in a "bleak and punishing" semi-open world. The game does not yet have a release date or release window.

Ghostrunner 2, a sequel to One More Level's action platformer, was revealed today. The new gameplay prominently featured vehicular combat, with players riding at high speeds on a motorcycle. The game is coming sometime in 2023.

We got confirmation of a sequel to 2015's Helldivers, the co-op action shooter from Arrowhead Game Studios. The sequel appears to maintain much of the satirical, dystopian elements of the original, as the trailer kicked off with a comedic television advertisement. Plenty of gameplay was shown, with frenetic third-person shooting in tons of different biomes. The game is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC this year.

Abzu and The Pathless devveloper Giant Squid has revealed its next project, titled Sword of the Sea. The game takes place in an abandoned world where the terrain flows in constant waves, where you control a new movement mechanic known as the Hoversword. This controls like a snowboard, skateboard, and hoverboard all in one.

Capcom shared new gameplay of the PSVR 2 version of Resident Evil 4 remake. There was no release date given. The VR mode for RE4 follows an ongoing trend for the series, which also saw VR versions for Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil VII. The VR mode will come as a free update for those who own the PS5 version of Resident Evil 4.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 is coming to PSVR 2 sometime later in 2023. The original Help Wanted was first a VR title, before coming out on consoles. It featured minigames starring characters and locations from the Five Nights series. The new game will bring new minigames, locations, story, and animatronics.

From the makers of indie hit Gris comes Neva, a beautiful, painterly adventure with a striking art style. The game is scheduled for sometime next year.

Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean was officially revealed at today's event, showing a swashbuckling twist on the original Cat Quest. The kitties are searching for a mythical artifact across adorable pirate-themed landscapes. The game is coming sometime next year.

Towers of Aghasba wears its Breath of the Wild influence on its sleeve, showing a character navigating landscapes with a paraglider. There's a heavy nature influence here, as we see tons of huge beasts and animals throughout the trailer.

Revenant Hill is a new adventure coming from the makers of Night in the Woods. The teaser shows a black cat running through sidescrolling, hand-drawn landscapes. We don't know much about this new title, but it is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink is coming this winter to PS5, PS4, and PC. The game was announced way back in 2016, and is finally coming out this year. Platinum Games was originally on board to develop alongside Cygames, but the two parted ways in 2019. More updates are scheduled for sometime this summer.

Ultros is a sidescrolling platformer with amazing, colorful art coming next year for PlayStation 4, PS5, and PC. We got our first look at the game today.

Tower of Fantasy is an open-world sci-fi game coming from Hotta Studio. We got a look at the game's bright, colorful landscapes and fast-paced combat today.

A segment of today's showcase revealed a ton of new games coming to PSVR 2, including Arizona Sunshine 2, military shooter Crossfire: Sierra Squad, nDreams' Synapse, and a Queen music pack DLC for Beat Saber.

Concord is the first original AAA project from Firewalk Studios, and it's a new PvP multiplayer game set in a science-fiction universe. The game is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC.

Ascendant Studios shared some fresh gameplay from Immortals of Aveum, the single-player first person magic shooter that's coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on July 20.

That's everything PlayStation announced at today's showcase, but it's just the start of our coverage on IGN. For more, check out 11 details you may have missed in the Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater trailer, and our column on why Metal Gear Solid 3 is the right game to remake first. Plus, don't miss our Spider-Man 2 gameplay breakdown and five major details from the new Assassin's Creed Mirage trailer. Finally, check out our Podcast Beyond crew's instant reactions to the PlayStation Showcase.