Here Are A Bunch Of Cool PS4 Trailers Sony Showed Today

Here Are A Bunch Of Cool PS4 Trailers Sony Showed Today
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Just like they did at E3, the folks at Sony showed off some new footage today from some of their PlayStation 4 games planned for 2018 and beyond, including God of War, Spider-Man and Detroit. Here are some of the more interesting trailers Sony showed during its conference at Paris Games Week today.


First up is Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s expansion pack, Frozen Wilds, which comes out on November 7. This trailer is a good reminder that Horizon Zero Dawn was really friggin’ awesome.

There’s the PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus, which comes out 7 February 2018:

Here’s yet another look at Detroit: Become Human, the new game from Beyond and Heavy Rain director David Cage that will no doubt be the subject of countless thinkpieces for generations to come.

One of the more anticipated PS4 games is Insomniac’s Spider-Man, which doesn’t have a release date yet but continues to look great:

One new announcement was Ghost of Tsushima, the much-anticipated new IP from Infamous developer Sucker Punch. It’s a samurai open-world game:

Here’s everyone’s favourite dad, Kratos, in the new God of War:

We got another glimpse of The Last of Us: Part 2, which you should really skip if you get nauseous easily:

There was a TON of VR, perhaps best summed up with this sizzle reel that Sony showed toward the end of the show:

Finally, there’s Oure, this Journey-looking game that was announced today and is out today. As all video games should be:


  • My initial skepticism of Shadow of the Colossus is kind of flipped. I still don’t think they should remake it, but the remake is beautiful and at least this time they’ve got the original music (fairly sure the E3 trailer used some placeholder stuff which didn’t fit the tone).

    Horizon Expansion looks good if you liked that game (I personally found it dull). David Cage is still a hack that only makes barely-interactive games about robotic people (this time actually robots) because he couldn’t actually make it into the film industry he desperately wants into.

    Spider-man still looks good – I assume that’s a Holiday 2018 title. God of War still looks okay but I’m still not convinced by it since that series has been on a downward spiral for so long and I’m not sure it ever really deserved the hype to begin with. Happy for it to surprise me but again, I assume this is a late 2018 title so we’ve got a while to wait.

    Did we really need a trailer full of brutal, context-less violence for The Last of Us II? Show me some plot or something, not just people being brutalized for shits and giggles. Violence, even as realistically depicted as that, is absolutely fine but it needs to have a reason to be there and this didn’t bother establishing it. Not that I particularly care anyway, since I’m fairly sure I won’t be touching this one – the real world is bleak enough without my entertainment mirroring it.

    Ghost of Tsushima seems interesting, though not sure about a western developer (Sucker Punch are basically just around the corner from Bungie) doing a traditional Japanese setting. Setting (Tsushima, 1274) is the first invasion of Japan by the Mongols and Koreans, and that seems politically pretty tricky for even a Japanese developer to tackle. Also what even is this? It’s very pretty but is it just Ni-Oh or what?

    The PSVR stuff still looks like a solution in search of a problem. It’s interesting but not compelling (and I say that as someone that owns a PSVR headset). Oure seems okay I guess, but releasing it right in the middle of the biggest couple of weeks of major games releases with zero warning seems like a great way to ensure it’s buried…

    • Setting (Tsushima, 1274) is the first invasion of Japan by the Mongols and Koreans, and that seems politically pretty tricky for even a Japanese developer to tackle.

      Too soon, you reckon?

      • China and Korea don’t have the best relations with Japan. They’re still very sore about Japan’s conduct during WW2.

        So yes, probably too soon.

  • I was not sold on a lot of the titles, seems like a lot of indie stuff and I was really hoping for some Armored Core news.

    The game list was a little underwhelmingfor a stand alone event.

    Also, the script the presenters were reading was super cringeworthy.

  • I am just amazed that there are people that would find that TLoU trailer violent enough to feel nauseous. Must be hell for them watching 3/4 of decent T.V series these days.

  • Looking forward to Ghost of Tsushima. Open-world medieval Japan is pretty much my dream scenario. That’ll teach Ubisoft to ignore what everyone wants for so long!

    • Didn’t like Ni-oh? That’s basically open world Japan. Though to be fair, it’s also basically Dark Souls.

      • Yeah, haven’t played it, but you’re right. Ni-Oh has the supernatural aspect of Japanese culture, but lacks the history and the real-world Japanese environments (as far as I know).

        • I’m fairly sure it is actually very heavily influenced by history and has “real world” environments. Might be worth looking up, probably can get it for a song now as well.

  • I’m more than a little concerned with Spiderman. Most of the animations being exactly the same as the last umpteen shithouse Spiderman games may have something to do with it. I hope I’m wrong, but sheesh…….apart from pretty visuals, the game looks very similar to last time. I mean….the way you do car missions, the way fighting occurs…….pretty much exactly the same as games that got universally panned. But give it a shiny new coat of paint and suddenly people are falling over themselves for it.

  • Goddam that’s a hell of line up: God of War looking fantastic*; Spiderman looking like it might do for the hero what Arkham did for Bats; Detroit seems to build on Heavy Rain’s butterfly effect mechanic massively; DLC for GOTY with Frozen Wilds; a very intriguing new IP from Sucker Punch and then GOAT: Part II just to put the icing on the cake. Plus there’s enough indies and VR titles that law of averages says at least a few will be fantastic. Even if we don’t see some of the titles until 2019, I haven’t been as hyped for a release slate in a loooong time.

    *excluding Kratos Jr’s painfully American accent. Sounds completely out of place!

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