PlayStation Showcase 2021 Has Happened
The PlayStation Showcase for 2021 has happened. As a result, we now know a lot more about what we can expect for said console, which includes a number of titles that seem very promising.
What Are the Revealed Titles that People Should Look Forward To?
Here are some examples:
Bloodhunt (PlayStation Showcase 2021 Games)
Vampire: the Masquerade is a tabletop RPG in which players take on the roles of vampires struggling with their own monstrous nature as well as a wide range of other potential threats. As such, it and its siblings were once marketed as a more thoughtful alternative to Dungeons & Dragons. This meant that there were a lot of people who were surprised when the Vampire: the Masquerade-based battle royale Bloodhunt was announced. In truth, they shouldn’t have been because “superheroes with fangs” has always been a popular way to play the tabletop RPG. Regardless, Bloodhunt wouldn’t be worth mentioning if it wasn’t for the numerous examples of previewers who have found it to be surprisingly fun, which might be explainable by the extensive experience of its makers.
God of War Ragnarök (PlayStation Showcase 2021 Games)
The God of War series has been around since the mid 2000s. However, the 2018 reboot was a real surprise, not least because it featured an older, calmer Kratos struggling with issues that were more relevant to an older, calmer audience. Of course, it was also helped by the fact that it was a good action-adventure game in its own right even if it was different from its predecessors. Now, we have gotten the first good look at the follow-up God of War Ragnarök, which has been confirmed to be the last God of War title based on Norse mythology. This makes sense because Ragnarök refers to the series of events that will culminate in the final battle between the Norse pantheon and their enemies, which will sweep away the old world to make way for the new world that is still to come. Something that should make for plenty of epic moments to say the least.
Gran Turismo 7 (PlayStation Showcase 2021 Games)
Gran Turismo 7 will be the eighth main installment in the long-running racing series. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it will be seeing a return of the GT Simulation Mode, which would be the series’ single-player campaign. On top of that, Gran Turismo 7 promises to make good use of the PS5’s enhanced capabilities to provide a more exciting experience than ever before.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PlayStation Showcase 2021 Games)
There was a lot of initial excitement for Marvel’s Avengers. This can be seen in its high sales upon its release, which was followed by lower and lower numbers as its various issues became more and more widely-known. Thanks to that, Marvel’s Avengers failed to make a profit for Square Enix even though it is piggybacking off of one of the most popular franchises in the present time. Still, it seems that Square Enix hasn’t given up because it is now in the process of making an action-adventure game called Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which will be focused on the titular superhero team. It is interesting to note that the player will be taking control of Star-Lord while other characters will be controlled by the computer, so it will be interesting to see whether this increased focus on a single character will make for a more successful game than its flawed predecessor.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Other Marvel games have been more successful. To name an example, Marvel’s Spider-Man met with an enthusiastic response, so much so that it is sometimes seen as the Spider-Man game. As such, it makes sense that there will be a direct sequel called Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which is currently expected to come out sometime in 2023. Presumably, the upcoming title will feature the same kind of third-person gameplay in an open-world setting.
Speaking of which, it has been revealed that the same developer Insomniac Games is also developing Marvel’s Wolverine, an action-adventure game centered upon the titular superhero. This should come as welcome news to X-Men fans, seeing as how said superhero team has been neglected for quite some time when compared with more prominent parts of the Marvel setting. Something that can be explained by 21st Century Fox’s ownership of the X-Men movie rights, which have now been resolved by Disney’s buyout of 21st Century Fox.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a Bioware RPG that launched a wide range of products that constituted their own particular part of the Star Wars Legends canon. Nowadays, it is old and outdated, though it is clear that it still retains some of its appeal. As such, it makes sense that Lucasfilm Games would be working with Aspyr Media and Sony Interactive Entertainment to remake the classic so that interested individuals can experience it in a new way for a new age. Currently, it remains unclear what the remake will look like. However, what has been revealed suggests that the remake will be more extensive than just giving an old game a new coat of paint, meaning that interested individuals might want to keep a watchful eye out for further news to come.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
The Borderlands series has been quite successful on the whole. However, certain parts have been much better-received than others. For instance, if interested individuals ask about the best Borderlands 2 DLC, a lot of people would answer Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. In part, this was because the DLC was an in-setting tabletop RPG campaign, thus resulting in a fantasy look rather than the series’ more characteristic space western look. However, it should also be noted that Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep was also a way for the titular character to work through her emotional issues relating to the base game’s story, meaning that it had quite a bit of heart to it as well. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be a standalone game following in the footsteps of said DLC, so it will be interesting to see whether it can capture some of that same magic or not.