September State of Play Reveals Tekken 8, Synduality, Like A Dragon: Ishin and More

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September State of Play Reveals Tekken 8, Syn Duality, Like A Dragon: Ishin and More

Remark: This feature was first published on September 14, 2022.

In a word, yesterday PlayStation status stream loaded and spat out so many big announcements, titles, and trailers that you’d think console gaming was going out of fashion. In other words, even though the stream itself only lasts about twenty or thirty minutes, there is a lot to distil. So, in case you don’t have the time to go through everything manually, we’ve put together a quick summary of the highlights below.

1. Tekken 8

At this point I’ve already lost count of how many headbutts I’ve gotten from Heihachi, but that number will only get higher with Tekken 8 in the pipeline. Granted, the trailer they showed only shows Jin and Kazuya battling it out in the rain, but the animations already seem a lot more polished than the ones in Tekken 7, which is fantastic. Unfortunately, no release window was provided, so for now we have to play the waiting game.

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2. God of War: Ragnarok Trailer

Speaking of trailers, it seems Sony Santa Monica has decided to bless us with another beautiful for God of War: Ragnarok. Remarkably, one sequence shows him taking on Thor in the rampant fight that everyone knows will eventually come, and Atreus seemingly shoots the sun down with his bow in another. Honestly, it’s so intriguing you’d better check it out for yourself, and as a bonus, Sony has even announced that there’s a limited edition DualSense controller released alongside the game in November.

3. Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kVLIO2U-TE

Perhaps the stream’s quirkiest release, demo is a co-op dungeon crawler title currently in the works for the new Playstation VR2 system. Like Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop RPGs, players will use dice, cards, and other in-game amenities to conquer increasingly difficult levels in VR.

4. Like a dragon: Ishin

This modern remake from 2014 Yakuza: Ishin spin-off is set during the tumultuous Bakumatsu period in Japan with Sakamoto Ryouma as the protagonist. Part of the Shinsengumi, the game explores Ryouma’s attempts to find his own place in society amid the chaos, while tracking down the man who killed his mentor. Notably, this marks the first time the game has received an international release, as the original version was only available in Japan.

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5. Pacific Drive

If your idea of ​​the perfect getaway is to drive through a post-apocalyptic version of the Pacific Northwest with lightning bolts everywhere, you might want to give this one a shot. Currently under development by developer Ironwood Studios (it’s also their first game!) and is scheduled for a 2023 release.

6. Syn-duality

According to the trailer, this brand new third-person mecha shooter is out Bandai Namco is scheduled for a 2023 release. Aesthetically it feels like a cross between Kidney: vending machines and the Final Fantasy VII Remakebut hey, we’re certainly not complaining if this turns out to be just as awesome.

7. Stellar Blade

Speaking of “stellar”, straight to consoles from the Korean game developer Switch up is Stellar Bladea sleek, stylish RPG originally introduced as Project Eve. Here, the trailer shows off a mix of gameplay and narrative sequences, including some where the main heroine takes on demonic creatures wielding lasers, swords, and probably everything in between. It is scheduled for a 2023 release and will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 5.

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8. Rise of the Ronin

Straight from the team that brought you NiOh is Rise of the Ronin, a brand new open-world samurai game set during the transition from feudal to modern Japan. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about his copy right now, other than that it’s scheduled for release in 2024 and will be one Exclusive to PlayStation 5.

It goes without saying that you should watch the full stream if you have the time, as there are some additional opportunities and objectives (such as PS-exclusive missions for Hogwarts: Legacy) which we have not shown above. Unfortunately, the full stream is age-restricted on YouTube, so it’s best we send you a link.

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