Best PlayStation Showcase Trailers — Spider-Man 2, Bungie’s Marathon, A Dragon’s Dogma Sequel, and More

The PlayStation Showcase streamed earlier this afternoon and I’ve gathered all the best trailers and announcements for your viewing pleasure. There weren’t any big reveals, but I’m really excited about some of these games and some reveals were absolutely shocking. Dragon’s Dogma II it’s really happening! Bungie has a new game! What is happening??

Let’s dive in!

spiderman 2

Sony aired nearly 11 minutes of spiderman 2, revealing that you play so much as Spider-Man It is Venom at the same time, switching between forms. Venom, it turns out, has infected Peter Parker.

You can watch the cinematic introduction of the new villain, Kraven the Hunter, below:

Now that Parker is bonded to the Symbiote, Venom, he has a much wider range of superpowers and wears his gooey black sleeve. He is more aggressive than in the first game and can use Symbiote tendrils to deliver extra-powerful blows. It feels like more of everything that made the first game great, and more.

spiderman 2 launches in fall 2023.

Bungie Marathon

Bungie surprised everyone with the reveal of a new game – the first all-new (non-sequel) game in a decade. Marathon is a PvP “extraction shooter” set on an alien planet in the distant future. You play as cybernetic mercenaries called “Runners” fighting and plundering the lost colonies of the planet Tau Ceti IV. Extraction shooters are all the rage these days (think Escape from Tarkov, Warzone DMZ Mode and Dr. Disrespect’s Deaddrop) so it’s no surprise that Bungie is jumping on the bandwagon. Even so, I didn’t expect it! Check out the official Marathon website here.

Another Bungie news I wasn’t expecting: the return of Cayde-6 and Nathan Fillion to destiny 2 in The Final Form expansion. This is a little bittersweet, as Cayde’s return follows the death of destiny 2 actor Lance Reddick, who played Cayde’s friend Commander Zavala. Cayde-6 was always my favorite and the game was never the same after he died. Or, um, “died” perhaps? Anyway, it’s good to have you back. Maybe I’ll dust off mine destiny 2 and play some.

Dragon’s Dogma II

No other announcement or reveal during the PlayStation Showcase pleased me as much as Dragon’s Dogma II, the sequel I was starting to think we’d never get. I adored the original dragon dogma, putting countless hours into exploring the strange and unique world with my faithful pawns and their strangely comforting and repetitive sayings. What a wonderful and strange RPG that game was. I’ve been itching for more since it was released in 2012 and now, over a decade later, we get our first glimpse of the sequel.

Zero Phantom Blade

Kung Fu hack-and-slash it seems very sly and very badass, Zero Phantom Blade looks good up my alley. Combat is fast and acrobatic with some pretty cool killing moves. Add to that wall running and what looks like a fantastic movement mechanic, and yes, sign me up. Read more about it here.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

There’s always a fine line between innovation, change, and sticking with what works that game studios with long-running franchises have to walk. Years ago, Assassin’s Creed spread its wings, flying into what feels like a whole new genre. O Assassin’s Creed RPGs have been fun in their own ways, and it’s nice to see Ubisoft take some risks with the formula, but there’s no denying it’s cool to see. Mirage return both to the Middle East scene It is the original game mechanics (although obviously not quite the original mechanics). This game marks the 15th anniversary of Assassin’s Creed and releases on October 12, 2023. You play as Basim and explore the Golden Age of Baghdad, which should make for a rich backdrop.

Final Fantasy XVI

I have to say, the more I see of Final Fantasy XVI, the more excited I am to play it. The launch trailer is epic. I’m much, much more excited for this game than for Final Fantasy XV, largely because I much prefer the medieval setting and lack of a car you drive around in with your emo friends. This one launches on June 22, in a month already packed with big releases.

alan wake 2

The first Alan Wake it came out a lot, in 2010, very calmly. Remedy Entertainment has gone on to make many more games since then, but fans of the original have been itching to learn more about this sequel for a long time now, and if this trailer is anything to go by, we won’t be disappointed. Alan Wake arrives just in time for Halloween on October 17th.

sea ​​sword

Journey it’s one of my favorite games of all time, and sea ​​sword it looks like its spiritual continuation. This makes sense, as Giant Squid was founded by thatgamecompany art director Matt Nava, who headed art direction on both Flower It is Journey. other Giant Squid games, Abzu It is The No Way are similar, so I hope this one takes the formula to all new levels. Tremendous trailer.

Towers of Aghasba

This is a curious looking game. A combination of city building, exploration and combat, along with some pretty cool flying mechanics and some wild fantastical creatures. I had never heard of it before. I hope the 2024 release window doesn’t change.

fantasy tower

The free anime MMO for PC fantasy tower is coming to PlayStation this summer. Another game that I don’t know, because I don’t play MMOs, this one still caught my attention. The mecha, the flying, the swimming all make this colorful game look like a lot of fun.

Immortals of Aveum

Magical first-person shooter goodness, the new trailer for Immortals of Aveum it gives us a much better look at how this game will play out, and I like what I see so far. Sure, the dialogue is kind of lame (can we get characters that sound like they’re in a fantasy realm?) and there’s just a little more clutter than I’d like, but it still feels fresh. hexxen and that’s really cool.

There were other ads, but these were the ones that caught my eye. What are you excited for this showcase? let me know about twitter or Facebook.

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