Sony returns with its second PlayStation State of Play to reveal more about the remakes of Medievil and Final Fantasy VII.
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.
For more video game news updates, follow Thumbsticks on Twitter.