It is all going down today as PlayStation unveils the third State of Play, with the highlight focused squarely on Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II, here’s our full recap of everything that was shown during the presentation!
The Last of Us Part II
Naughty Dog has finally resurfaced with more footage of The Last of Us Part II and we got a release date! Thank goodness, Joel is alive! We see Ellie and Dina preparing themselves to go out on an expedition, with what appears to be their last moments together before a fateful execution. There are some horseback sections, exploration, and of course, and encounters with the Clickers.
A time jump separates sections in the snow, as well as what appears to be Ellie’s quest for revenge as she recovers from the attack. Tommy is back, looking a little weathered. A montage of gruesome combat encounters with other humans, the Infected, a rabid dog, and new types of Clickers will lie in store for players, before we see the reunion of Ellie and Joel.
Goosebumps aside, The Last of Us Part II arrives February 21, 2020.
The Hideo Kojima joint will have its own PlayStation Pro Bundle with a white PS4 Pro with a handprint or two, similar to what you will see in-game. An almost neon yellow and transparent DualShock 4 will come along with the bundle, available on launch day on November 8.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Captain Price is back and looking better than ever before. Infinity Ward dropped a campaign trailer that expanded more upon the plot of the upcoming first-person shooter. The stakes have never been higher, with Price trying to track down a dangerous chemical weapon that has fallen into the hands of a terrorist group. and the rules of engagement have changed. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is introducing a new character as well, Farah Karim, who is a freedom fighter that grew up in a fictional middle eastern country.
We also got a look at the Special Ops Survival Mode that is coming first to PS4 (the timed exclusivity lasts till October 1, 2020). It appears to be a Horde-like mode made for Modern Warfare, more details will likely be shared soon.
A tease for the State of Play has turned out to be its own game, with players controlling a mass of humans in what appears to be a multitude of situations. They include navigating mazes, facing off against other hostile humans, and even a tower defense section. It looks real trippy, and the Enhance and THA project will come in 2020.
Funomena and Annapurna Interactive have now given Wattam a release window of December, as players prepare to “join Mayor as he reunites with new and old friends and discovers the forgotten joy of their world. Take control of a cast of characters by yourself or with a friend, transform into fruits & poops, climb to new heights, laugh, cry, tumble, and soar beyond the differences of words and thoughts to bring everyone together.”
Arise: A Simple Story
A new title from Piccolo Studio and Techland Publishing, Arise “starts where many might end – on a funeral pyre. You wake up in limbo, where a mysterious light beckons you from atop of a snowy mountain. Your trek towards it turns into a bittersweet journey through your life, where you relive the moments of happiness but also have to face devastating tragedies all over again.”
L.A. Noire: The VR Case
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is available now, including seven self-contained cases from the original game rebuilt specifically for virtual reality. There are even new minigames for Detective Cole Phelps to enjoy in VR.
A montage of new upcoming PS VR titles was shown, with the highlight reel of games including the melee-focused Gorn (Winter 2019), Espire 1: VR Operative (September 2019) to channel your inner spy, a journey through fantastical lands and airship combat in Stardust Odyssey (Winter 2019), After the Fall (2020) which brings the apocalypse up close and personal, and the ever perky Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash (Autumn 2019).
A demo for the upcoming remake is now available on the PlayStation Store, and playing the demo will let players claim Sir Dan’s helmet for the full game ahead of its October 25 release.
Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 will be coming to the PS4 on November 22, including a bundle that has the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions, plus 18 additional leaders. The PS4 version will also include four additional content packs for Poland, Vikings, Australia, and Persia and Macedonia, as well as the Nubia plus Khmer and Indonesia scenario packs.
Night School Studio’s Afterparty launches this October 29, and it is up to you to help Milo and Lola outdrink Satan so that he will grant you re-entry to Earth after your recent demise.
PlayStation Plus for October
The State of Play also gave us the lineup for the month of October, with MLB the Show 19 coming to PS Plus, alongside The Last of Us Remastered.
All in all, this State of Play was a solid one, giving players a whole host of content to digest, and the bombshell drop of the release date of one of the PS4’s biggest titles to come.