Sony released another entry of their “State of Play” news stream and announced a few new titles headed to PS4 in the near future.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
The video began with the announcement of new DLC for Monster Hunter: World which Capcom is naming Iceborne. This new expansion seems to add a new snow-themed area to the existing map that will feature new monsters to hunt and a new story to explore. It was mostly a cinematic trailer, so not much was shown off gameplay wise. Fans can expect to see the new update September 6th later this year.
Next is a new dungeon crawler game from Cococucumber called Riverbond. It features pixel-styled art textures that give it a retro feel. The draw for this game is that it claims that you’re able to destroy everything. Up to four people are able to play in local co-op, but it didn’t state if it would support online play. Eight characters from other indie hit titles were also announced as playable characters. This includes the likes of Robot 05 (Planet of the Eyes), Demelza (Knights and Bikes), Lover Mu (Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime), Juan Aguacate (Guacamelee), The Kid (Bastion), Raz Aquato (Psychonauts), Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight), and Bullet Kin (Enter the Gungeon). No exact day of release was announced, but they did state it would be sometime this summer.
Predator: Hunting Grounds
From Sony Interactive Entertainment comes a new online shooter game where one player takes on the role of a Predator while other players take on the role of a squad of soldiers. It seems to be along the same lines of similar games such as Evolve and Dead by Daylight. Not much information was given outside of the trailer and an estimated release date of next year.
Fans of MediEvil also got a look at a new story trailer for the upcoming remake. This much-anticipated game is also going to offer up a collector’s edition. Fans old and new can look forward to getting their hands on it October 25th of this year.
AWAY: The Survival Series
AWAY: The Survival Series was a big highlight as well as a surprise from the stream today. In it, you take on the role of a sugar glider trying to survive in a changing and dangerous world. It is an impressive take on the survival genre and one that is sure to be a big hit with fans who enjoy survival games. Unfortunately, no details as to when we might expect to see this game was provided.
Limited Edition PS4 Console
Sony showed off a limited edition PS4 console they’re calling the “Days of Play” edition. It was announced alongside the news that PlayStation would be bringing back their Days of Play event where they release deals for PlayStation products all across the US and Canada. This year, it will take place from June 8th through the 18th. The new console model will retail for $299.99 and hosts the following features:
The limited-edition console features a Days of Play Blue color, a 1TB hard drive, with a gold PlayStation symbol design placed at the center of the top surface. The system comes with a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, which also features subtle gold PlayStation shapes on the touchpad.
“Final Fantasy VII” remake
Probably one of the most exciting announcements came from Square Enix in the form of a new Final Fantasy VII remake trailer. Some more battle footage was shown off as well as prominent characters and story scenes. It’s a sight of relief for fans who have waited a couple of years since the title was first announced to be in development. More information is claimed to be released in June, no doubt it will be during Square Enix’s E3 conference.
That’s it for this month’s State of Play news release! Let us know in the comments below what you were most excited to see!