Sony’s Paris Games Week conference happened overnight, so naturally that means there’s a whole bunch of new trailers for their upcoming games. Some of the games were ones we’ve already known about, others were brand new. Sit down, buckle up, and let’s get ready for some of that sweet, flashy conference HYPE.
Let’s start our highlghts with what is objectively the most important trailer:
The Last of Us Part II certainly isn’t holding back the brutality
When I first heard there was going to be a sequel to The Last of Us, I was kind of against it. But the more I see of it, the more I’m coming around to the idea of continuing Joel and Ellie’s story, despite my love of it’s finality in the first game.
But this new trailer shows some brand new characters and hints at their struggles and rivalries. It also shows that even The Last of Us Part II is seeming to jump on the “crazy, religious white people cult” villains bandwagon.
And FYI: if you’re squeamish about broken bones, brace yourself.
There’s also a follow up interview with director Neil Druckmann, where he discusses the new look for The Last of Us Part II and how they got the visuals looking that damn gorgeous.
Spider-Man is looking shiny
Insomniac’s Spider-Man got a flashy story trailer, highlighting the plight of Peter Parker trying to live his life outside of Spider-Man, and also the powers of villain, Mr Negative. The action looks mighty impressive, although of course these moments could all be contained in quick time events like we saw in the last E3 gameplay trailer.
But what stuck out to me, how shiny is Spidey’s suit?!
Ghost of Tsushima is the new game from Sucker Punch
The new title from developer Sucker Punch, of the inFamous series fame, is Ghost of Tsushima, a game about a samurai warrior rising up to retake Japan from a conquering Mongol army.
The trailer is entirely made of cinematics, but in a follow up interview the developers talk about the game being an open-world action stealth adventure.
Detroit: Become Human highlights its narrative tree
Quantic Dream games have always been about letting the player’s choices alter the narrative, and it seems like with the upcoming Detroit: Become Human they’re trying to push just many different outcomes they can achieve. The new trailer, featuring a situation where an android is working in the home of an aggressive child abuser, ends with what looks like the whole range of ways the scenario could unfold. And it looks like there’s a few of them.
It’s unclear whether they’re all possible endings or just all the choices that can be made, but we’ll just have to wait until next year to find out.
A quick snippet of Kratos kicking ass in God of War
He may have become more grizzled in his old age, grown a beard, got a rockin’ dad-bod and regained some of his paternal instinct, but Kratos still knows how to tear up some monsters. There’s not a whole lot to say about this trailer, just enjoy seeing Kratos do what he does best: kill things.
Shadow of the Colossus remaster is looking purrrrty
The Last Guardian may have been a let down (at least, to me), but here’s hoping the remaster of Shadow of the Colossus makes up for it. The original game was ahead of its time technologically, pushing the PS2 to its limits and even with its chugging performance it still managed to be a goddamn masterpiece.
Well, this new snippet from the remaster is just the introductory cutscene displayed in 4K on PS4 Pro, and it’s looking mighty fine. Here’s hoping the rest of the game does too when it comes out February 6, 2018.
Concrete Genie looks filled with living murals and all the feels
Developer Pixelopus showed off a trailer for Concrete Genie, a game where you played a bullied kid who can paint murals on walls that come to life. The trailer caught my eye just because of how interesting the using the murals you paint on the walls to solve puzzles looked. The creatures seem to interact with fuse boxes, or switches and obstacles built into their respective walls, which is cool.
One to keep an eye on I imagine.