Paris Games Week 2017: Sony’s PlayStation roundup

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In case you missed it, Sony just debuted new footage and exclusive showcases of a ton of new PlayStation games at the Paris Games Week. Earlier this year, The Japanese tech giant showcased an equally impressive line-up at E3, but now we’ve seen what was missing with the press conference in Paris.

Ghost of Tsushima

Infamous developer Sucker Punch shocked and awed with its unexpected announcement of Ghost of Tsushima. This sprawling, open-world samurai game sees you journey across an epic feudal Japan with a long bow on your back and katana at your side, all the while battling past overwhelming odds and an awesome storyline.

Fans can expect classic samurai vibes like we saw from the trailer. Swaying bamboo forests, ornate castles and vicious Mongol warriors are just a sample of what players can expect to face in this exclusive PlayStation 4 action adventure.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Earlier this year at E3, the gameplay trailer for Spider-Man by Insomniac Games was one the fan favourites and still remains one. As one of Marvel Comics’ most famous superheroes, Spider-Man has been weaving an impressive web since the reveal back at E3 2016.

Expect to be thrown into a story where Spider-Man and Peter Parker’s worlds collide. Play as Spider-Man, Peter Parker and even Mary Jane for some key parts. Players will even see a young Miles Morales be introduced to Aunt May in the game. Mister Negative and his Inner Demons’ play their part in New York City causing terror and havoc and giving our hero a purposeful punching bag. This is also a PS4 exclusive.

The Last of Us Part II

Master developer Naughty Dog has been hard at work too. They showed us the sequel to its action-adventure masterpiece, The Last of Us, which just left viewers stunned. To begin with, it was extremely graphic and beautifully orchestrated. It also does a good job introducing new characters who will be shaking up Joel and Ellie’s broken world.

There are many theories as to who these characters are and what their relation might be to the games main protagonists. This is all that’s being offered however, and its up to fans to fill in the puzzle.

God of War

Destruction, demons and deities. Sound familiar? The God of War, Kratos is back and this time he has beef with the Norse people and their deities. And he has a son named Atreus to take along with him on his adventures. The footage from the trailer is a vicious example of the ruthless combat that players can expect in this gory third-person brawler.

Santa Monica Studios has again delivered a masterful story and an epic world in which Kratos can run amok and behead foes as he sees fit. And now we see that he wields a giant axe instead of his favoured Blades of Chaos. Yet another exciting addition to the PlayStation line-up.

Erica

Interactive films took an exciting leap forward with Erica, which is a narrative game from the PlayLink range. Developer Flavourworks allows players to immerse themselves in a live-action video and make tactile choices through physical touch, offering a seamlessly flowing experience. It lets you become the conscience of the titular character in a dark and gritty adventure.

And thanks to the easy-to-use interface granted by your smart device, anyone can enjoy this intense and mysterious tale. Erica is as long as a movie and offers a similar experience, but one where players get to shape their own storylines.

Call of Duty: WWII

This edition of Call of Duty takes players back to the 20th century, where the world is on the cusp of the most technologically advanced and conflict-filled war in our history, the Second World War. Activision is here to give players as real of an experience as they possibly can take on. It’s also a return to where the franchise started.

Players embark on an intense journey across Europe’s vast theatre of war as part of an immense battalion of the fighting spirit that shaped the war. They struggle through the game and strive to preserve freedom in a world that is on the brink of economic, political and social collapse. Additional bonuses include online team up with friends to experience an epic co-op campaign, as well as zombie survival modes.

Shadow of the Colossus

Sony also showcased new footage from Shadow of the Colossus for PS4 at Paris Games Week. This is not some remaster being throwing in our face to keep us happy. This is a genuine rebuilt version of the 2005 PS2 action-adventure, made especially for the PS4 by Bluepoint Games.

Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4 is scheduled to launch on February 6, 2018.