PlayStation's February State of Play event details new games

A chance to preview some new trailers for upcoming titles on the PlayStation platform

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Sony hosted their State of Play event on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10PM GMT. Whilst the agenda didn't include any news on console supplies or their upcoming VR Hardware1, they did talk in depth about 10 titles coming to their platforms this year.

Event broadcast

State of Play | February 25, 2021 [ENGLISH]

You can watch the complete 33 minute event above, otherwise read on for details of the games...

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Released in October 2020, an upgraded version will run in native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, and benefit from faster loading times.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X on March 12.

Trailer: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - PlayStation 5 Features Trailer | PS5

Returnal

A dark third-person shooter from Housemarque.

Through relentless roguelike gameplay, you’ll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, forcing you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time.

Trailer: Returnal - Atropos | PS5

Knockout City

A futuristic dodgeball multiplayer, which appeared earlier this month at a Nintendo Direct broadcast2.

Screenshot from Knockout City

Those interested can sign up for April’s cross-platform beta.

Trailer: Knockout City — State of Play Gameplay Spotlight | PS4

Sifu

Absolver developer Sloclap presented a new title coming this year to PS4, PS5 and PC.

Screen from Sifu on PS5
A corridor fight not entirely unlike the infamous scene from the film Oldboy

Sifu is a third person action game promising intense hand-to-hand combat, putting the player in control of a young Kung-Fu student on a path of revenge.

Trailer: Sifu - Official Reveal Trailer | PS5, PS4

Solar Ash

Heart Machine, of Hyper Light Drifter fame, showed a new trailer for their gorgeous adventure platformer.

Screen from Solar Ash
Much like their previous title, Solar Ash features a beautiful colour pallet

Trailer: Solar Ash - Gameplay Reveal | PS5, PS4

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

From Steel Wool Studios, sinister animatronic characters stalk you around a shopping mall in the latest title in the franchise.

Trailer: Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach - Gameplay Trailer | PS5

Oddworld: Soulstorm

Abe is back in a new 2.9D platformer, first announced back in 2016.

Following Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, Soulstorm is a complete retelling of the original Abe's Exodus game on PS1. The latest trailer shows how far the series has come, featuring a great mixture of heavy industrial settings alongside Oddworld's natural beauty.

Oddworld Soulstorm is due to release on April 6.

Trailer: Oddworld: Soulstorm at State of Play | PS5, PS4

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

A new title from Ember Lab, Kena: Bridge of Spirits features a young protagonist Kena, as she navigates a lush natural environment filled with spirits and lore.

Screen from Kena: Bridge of Spirits
This game is beautiful

Immerse yourself in a story-driven action-adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Play as Kena, a young Spirit Guide travelling to an abandoned village in search of the sacred mountain shrine.

Find and grow a team of tiny spirits known as the Rot who maintain balance by decomposing dead and rotting elements. Enhance your companions’ abilities, create new ways to manipulate the environment and uncover the secrets of a forgotten community hidden in an overgrown forest where wandering spirits are trapped.

PlayStaton: Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be released on PS4, PS5 and PC on 24 August, 2021.

Trailer: Kena: Bridge of Spirits - State of Play Trailer | PS5, PS4

Deathloop

Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks showed a new trailer for their PS5 title, Deathloop.

This James Bond-esque sequence offers a stylish insight to the characters and gameplay mechanics, some of which will be familiar to Dishonoured fans.

Deathloop is coming to PS5 and PC on May 21, 2021.

Trailer

Deathloop - Gameplay Trailer #3 - déjà vu | PS5

Final Fantasy VII: Remake Intergrade

Whilst it's not the second act we'd all hoped for, Final Fantasy VII: Remake will get a new release, titled Intergrade on PS5.

The PS5 upgrade (free to owners of the PS4 game) will offer decreased loading times and significant improvements to graphics, most noticeable in textures and lighting in the trailer.

Intergrade (which is a paid add-on) will also include a new Photo Mode where you can compose and save in-game scenes, as well as a new episode featuring Yuffie as the main protagonist.

Screen from Final Fantasy VII: Remake Intergrade featuring Yuffie
Best girl Yuffie has arrived in Midgar!

Final Fantasy VII: Remake Intergrade arrives on PS5 June 10, 2021. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy VII: Remake is free on PS4 through PlayStation Plus in March3.

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