September’s PlayStation State of Play unveiled new trailers for The Last of Us Part II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Wattam, and much more.
This month’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast was a huge improvement on Sony’s previous efforts in March and May. It still lacked the off-beat charm found in a Nintendo Direct but the 20 minute-long show cut to the chase with a steady stream of new game trailers and reveals.
The highlight was new footage and release date confirmation for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II but there were also strong appearances from games including Wattam, Arise, and Afterparty.
You can watch the PlayStation State of Play for September again right here, or scroll down the page for a quick rundown of all the announcements.
PlayStation State of Play – September 2019
Humanity – game reveal
A new crowd-coercing physics puzzle game from Tetris Effect developer, Enhance, and Tha Ltd. It’s due for release sometime next year.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – new trailer
A new story-focused trailer from the upcoming reimagining of Infinity Ward’s seminal FPS. Released on PlayStation 4 (and other platforms) on October 25, 2019.
Wattam – new trailer
Brand new footage of Wattam, the new game from Katamari Damacy creator, Keita Takahashi. It’s a beautiful and quirky game of connection and communication that looks like Death Stranding done right. It’s coming to PlayStation 4 this December.
Arise: A Simple Story – new trailer
Piccolo Studio’s unabashed homage to Thatgamecompany’s Journey and Flower is coming soon from publisher, Techland.
L.A Noire: The VR Case Files
Rockstar’s tale of crime and corruption in 1930’s Los Angeles is out now on PlayStation VR.
MediEvil – demo out now
A free demo for the upcoming remake of the 1998 PlayStation classic is available on the PlayStation Store until October 6, 2019. The full game is released on October 25, 2019.
Civilization VI – PS4 release date
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI finally comes to PlayStation 4 (and, cough, Xbox One) on November 22. The Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm add-ons will also be available separately or in a bundle.
Death Stranding – PS4 Pro Bundle
A Limited Edition Death Stranding-themed PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will be released alongside the game on November 8, 2019. The console looks nice, the translucent orange DualShock 4, however, is truly vomit-inducing.
Afterparty – new trailer
An impressive new trailer for Night School’s tale of the devil and the drink. Coming soon to PlayStation 4 (and other platforms)
PlayStation Plus – October games confirmed
MLB The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered will be available free to PlayStation Plus subscribers from October 1, 2019.
The Last of Us Part II – trailer and release date
A stunning new trailer for Naughty Dog’s highly-anticipated sequel confirms the return of Joel, once again played by Troy Baker, and a release date of February 21, 2020.
Upcoming PS VR highlights
- Gorn – Winter 2019
- Espire 1: VR Operative – September 2019
- Stardust Odyssey – Winter 2019
- After the Fall – 2020
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash – Autumn 2019
We hate to ask, but...
Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Aliens: Fireteam Elite release date and trailer revealed
Cold Iron Studios has confirmed a release date for upcoming third-person survival shooter Aliens: Fireteam Elite.
Save up to 60% in the PlayStation Store Mid-Year sale
Outriders and Crash Bandicoot 4 are among the games on sale in the new PlayStation Store Mid-Year Deals promotion.
Investigate the new Great Ace Attorney Chronicles gameplay trailer
A new trailer from Capcom showcases some of the new gameplay mechanics featured in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
Save up to 90% with these new Xbox digital game deals
This week's Xbox discounts include a Ubisoft publisher sale and a new crop of Deals with Gold.
The award for most tweeted about game at E3 2021 goes to…
The latest gaming insights update from Twitter reveals which game at E3 2021 generated the most conversation.
Star Wars: Vader Immortal physical edition is out now on PSVR with exclusive extras
The Vader Immortal special retail edition includes all three episodes and a bundle of exclusive extras.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition detailed
Sega has confirmed details of the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition.
New Nintendo Switch releases (June 21-25, 2021)
Mario Golf: Super Rush and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 top this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.