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Sony returns with its second PlayStation State of Play to reveal more about the remakes of Medievil and Final Fantasy VII.

Following the mixed reception to March’s inaugural State of Play – and the prospect of a PlayStation-free E3 – there was some pressure on last night’s broadcast to impress.

Fortunately, Sony has quickly learned a lesson from Nintendo and set our expectations in advance by saying the ten minute-long video would focus on the remake of Medievil. In the event this was a bit of a fib, but in the best possible way.

The highlight of May’s State of Play was a glorious new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake. To quote the words of fellow Thumbsticks scribe, Tom Baines, “That looks pretty ******* cool, actually.” And so it does.

The trailer ends with the tease of more information in June, and on Twitter, director Tetsuya Nomura said:

“Most of the plans are already in place in the run up to launch, so please bear with us a little longer until we can release more information next month.”

We’ll see you at E3, then.

Another highlight from the broadcast was an extended trailer for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, a massive DLC expansion coming to Capcom’s popular action RPG in September.

New game announcements included Riverbond, a four player couch co-op dungeon crawler, and Predator Hunting Grounds, an online asymmetric multiplayer shooter from IllFonic. The most eye-catching new title was Away – The Survival Series. It’s the sugar glider simulator you’ve always dreamed of.

Oh, and there was a new trailer for Medievil, which is confirmed for release on October 25, 2019. Here’s a quick rundown of all the announcements.

PlayStation State of Play – May 2019 announcements

  • Monster Hunter World Iceborne – Released September 2019
  • Riverbond – Release date TBC
  • Predator Hunting Grounds – Coming 2020
  • Medievil – Released October 25, 2019
  • Away – The Survival Series – Release date TBC
  • Limited Edition Steel Grey Days of Play PlayStation 4 console – Released June 2019
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake – more information in June

If you didn’t catch last night’s live broadcast, you can watch the whole thing right here.

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