PlayStation Showcase 2023 – Our Top 5 Announcements

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Last night’s showcase saw the announcement of many exciting new games, as well as more details on previously announced ones. We’ll be taking a look at our top 5 announcements from the PlayStation Showcase 2023.

5 Announcements From The PlayStation Showcase That Excited Us Most

Now, before we go any further, we realise this is highly subjective and your list may differ. Without further ado, here are the 5 announcements from the PlayStation Showcase 2023 we’re most looking forward to.

5. Final Fantasy XVI

Square Enix certainly made an impression at the PlayStation Showcase, showing off a new trailer for Final Fantasy XVI ahead its release. Some people have been apprehensive of the new direction that the series is taking, opting for more action-based combat, rather than the classic turn-based combat that the series is known for. Not us. Take us to Valisthea already!

Final Fantasy XVI will release on June 22nd 2023 for the PlayStation 5.

4. Alan Wake II

Originally announced back at The Game Awards 2021, Remedy showed us more gameplay and gave us a release date for the much-anticipated follow-up to the 2010 hit game Alan Wake. This time around, players will be able to play as either Alan Wake or the new protagonist Saga Anderson. Remedy communications director Thomas Puha stated “players who may have missed out on the first game can easily dive into the sequel without any prior experience or knowledge of the game’s story”, over on the PlayStation blog. So no need to worry if you haven’t played the first. Though we think you should go back and play it anyway.

Alan Wake II will release on October 17th 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

3. Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Love them or hate them, the series took a drastic turn back in 2017 with Assassin’s Creed Origin, when the series opted for a more Action-RPG take. Originally intended as DLC to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest RPG Assassin’s Creed game, Mirage is now a standalone title that looks set to take the series back to its roots. The gameplay trailer which debuted at the PlayStation Showcase showcased Basim in Baghdad, performing parkour around the city and stealth assassinations. I, for one, didn’t mind the direction the series has taken in recent years. But I have to admit, I am really looking forward to a more back-to-basics Assassin’s Creed experience.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will release on October 12th 2023 for PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, PC and Amazon Luna.

2. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

Rumours of a Snake Eater remake had persisted for a while, so it was nice to finally have confirmation last night. No gameplay was shown in the teaser, but that didn’t matter. It’s real and it’s coming. So too is the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1, which consists of Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and will be coming this Autumn.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater currently has no release date, but will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

1. Spider-Man 2

Last, and by no means least, is Spider-Man 2. The sequel to the 2018 smash hit was originally announced in September 2021 and fans have been champing at the bit for any tiny snippets of information since then. Well last night, PlayStation delivered. Showcasing villains Kraven and The Lizard, as well as gameplay for Spider-Man and, well, Spider-Man. Not everyone was thrilled with the look of Spider-Man’s new armoured symbiote suit, but we can forgive that when everything else looks so damned good.

Spider-Man 2 will release in Autumn 2023 for the PlayStation 5.

And that’s it! Do you agree with our list? Would yours look completely different? What did you think about the PlayStation Showcase 2023? Let us know in the comments below.

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