PlayStation Showcase 2021 Summary: Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, God of War Ragnarok Trailer
Sony showed off a slew of new games as well as trailers for highly anticipated titles at this year’s annual PlayStation showcase. Following is a summary of all new announcements and reveals.
God of War Ragnarok Gameplay Trailer and Additional Details
We’ve finally been given our first look at the next iteration in the God of War series. The showcase premiered the first full trailer for God of War Ragnarok, showing off gameplay and story details. Atreus is a little older, Freya still seems to have a bone to pick with Kratos, and we hear Thor’s voice for the first time.
Game director Eric Williams confirmed during the Q&A section at the end of the showcase that the god of thunder has been voiced by Ryan Hurst of Sons of Anarchy fame and that West Wing‘s Richard Schiff is the voice of the Allfather Odin. He said that the game’s take on Thor is truer to Norse mythos, describing him as a “big, burly, almost hedonistic man-child” with red hair. Update: we now have a picture!
Williams added that God of War Ragnarok would “cap off” the series’ Norse chapter. The PS4- and PS5-exclusive’s release was recently pushed back to 2022, with an exact date yet to be announced.
Spider-Man 2 Reveal Trailer Featuring Venom
Sony announced Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, a sequel to Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, featuring protagonists from both titles, Spidey arch-nemesis Venom, and possibly Kraven the Hunter. The game comes out at some point in 2023.
Insomniac Games is also working on adapting another Marvel IP for the PlayStation, with this one possibly being a little more violent that the mostly PG Spider-Man series. The game, Marvel’s Wolverine, was announced using a very short cinematic teaser set in a bar, which ends with adamantium claws extending out of bloody knuckles.
The game is still in development and as yet to get a release date.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
Classic MMORPG and one of the most revered Star Wars games ever made, Star Wars: KotR is being remade for the PS5. The project, helmed by Lucasfilm and Aspyr, was revealed via a short cinematic trailer. A release date is yet to be announced.
Project EVE for PS5
Sony showed off the power of the PS5 with a trailer for a new, next-gen action RPG title called Project EVE, being developed by Korean studio Shift Up. The trailer shows gorgeous visuals and fluid, Devil May Cry-inspired hack-and-slash gameplay. The game doesn’t have a release date yet.
Other Announcements and Reveals
- Tchia, a new, wholesome open-world adventure game, was announced. Its trailer shows the game’s young protagonist possessing animals, commandeering rafts, and gliding down cliffsides using gliders. The game will be released on PS4, PS5, and PC in 2022.
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, an upcoming RPG/shooter set in the Borderlands universe, got a gameplay trailer and release date. The game is scheduled for a March 25, 2022 release.
- Alan Wake Remaster too now has a gameplay trailer and release date.
- A new gameplay trailer for action RPG Forspoken shows off a gorgeous world filled with magic and dragons. The game will be released in Spring 2022.
- Gameplay for co-op tactical zombie shooter Rainbow Six Extraction was revealed in a new trailer. The game comes out January 2022.