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Everything from State of Play January 2024

Yesterday was the first peek we got of what Sony has planned for Playstation Fans in 2024, and I for one am mostly excited about what I saw yesterday!

Sony’s January 2024 State of Play event showcased a diverse lineup of games for the PlayStation 5, with over 40 minutes of updates. The highlights included:

  1. Death Stranding 2: On the Beach:
    • Kojima Productions presented a lengthy trailer for Death Stranding 2, officially titled “Death Stranding 2: On the Beach.”
    • Norman Reedus’ character, Sam Porter Bridges, returns to face off against a new group called Drawbridge.
    • The trailer featured a potential villain with a chainsaw-guitar-hybrid weapon that shoots lightning.
    • The game stars Reedus, Lea Seydoux, Elle Fanning, Shioli Kutsuna, Troy Baker, and more.
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  2. New Action Espionage Game by Kojima Productions:
    • Following the Death Stranding 2 trailer, Hideo Kojima confirmed his studio is working on a new action espionage game for PlayStation, aiming to blur the line between video game and film.
  3. Rise of the Ronin:
    • Team Ninja provided a deep dive into Rise of the Ronin, an action game set to release on March 22.
    • The presentation showcased the hub world of Yokohama, 1-on-1 sword combat with a parry system, and other gameplay elements.
  4. Until Dawn [Remaster]:
    • A remaster of Until Dawn is confirmed and is set to release on PlayStation 5 and PC in 2024.
    • The remaster, developed by Ballistic Moon, features enhanced graphics.
  5. Stellar Blade:
    • A deep dive into Stellar Blade, an action game developed by Shift Up and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
    • The game is set in an apocalyptic Earth, where players control the character Eve, battling mech-like enemies and hostile survivors.
    • Stellar Blade is scheduled for release on April 26, 2024.
  6. Dragon’s Dogma II:
    • Capcom shared another trailer for Dragon’s Dogma 2, with the game set to release on March 22.
  7. Sonic x Shadow Generations:
    • SEGA announced Sonic x Shadow Generations, an enhanced remaster of Sonic Generations featuring new content with Shadow the Hedgehog.
    • The game is set to release on various platforms in Autumn 2024.
  8. Silent Hill Spin-off and Remake:
    • Konami introduced Silent Hill: The Short Message, a free-to-play spin-off, available to play on the day of the State of Play.
    • A new trailer for the Silent Hill 2 Remake was also shared, although no release date was provided.
  9. Judas:
    • A new trailer for Judas, the next game from Ken Levine, creator of BioShock.
    • The game features colorful, dystopian environments with first-person combat.
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  10. V Rising:
    • An isometric action game with Diablo vibes, V Rising, is set to come to PlayStation 5 in 2024.
  11. Dave the Diver:
    • Dave the Diver, a surprise hit in 2023, is coming to PlayStation in April, with a Godzilla update planned for May 2024.
  12. Zenless Zone Zero:
    • Hoyoverse’s newest game, Zenless Zone Zero, is in development for PlayStation 5.
  13. Metro Awakening VR:
    • Metro Awakening VR brings the series to virtual reality, set before the events of Metro 2033.
  14. Legendary Tales for PlayStation VR 2:
    • Urban Wolf Games revealed Legendary Tales, a first-person game with combat using magic, swords, hammers, bow and arrow, and more for PlayStation VR 2.
  15. Foamstars:
    • Square Enix shared a new trailer for Foamstars ahead of its launch on PlayStation Plus, featuring new characters for the competitive foam shooter.
  16. Helldivers 2:
    • The event started with a brief look at Helldivers 2, showcasing its multiplayer shooter action ahead of its launch on February 8.


My wallet hurts just thinking about the rest of the year….. in case you missed it you can check out the full presentation here: State of Play | January 31, 2024 (


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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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