Yesterday’s September 2021 PlayStation Showcase was the biggest event Sony has had since the PS5 showcase in September 2020. Needless to say, the publisher and console manufacturer pulled out the big guns with some impressive reveals and announcements, including both first-party studios and third-party partnerships. Missed the show but don’t want to watch all 40 minutes just to see what announcements you might like? Here’s the full rundown of every PlayStation Showcase announcement, reveal, and trailer that we saw yesterday.
Every September 2021 PlayStation Showcase Announcement and Reveal
New PlayStation Global Ad
A new live action global PlayStation spot featured an elaborate city-wide chess game. It recaptured the strange magic of PlayStation ads of old, strangely entrancing and full of gaming Easter eggs.
Knights of the Old Republic Remake
BioWare’s beloved Star Wars RPG is being completely remade by Aspyr, and it will be a PS5 exclusive for a limited time. Ironically, the 2003 Knights of the Old Republic never made its way to PlayStation players, so this remake will be the first time PlayStation fans will be able to enjoy it.
Project EVE Looks Like a Cross Between Bayonetta and NieR
Project EVE is a wild upcoming action-adventure game with flair that looks like it takes strong cues from titles like Bayonetta and NieR while embracing a unique style all its own.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Gameplay Reveal
The irreverent no-rules high-fantasy looter shooter RPG from Gearbox got its first gameplay trailer and a release date. The Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands gameplay trailer shows just how different from Borderlands the spinoff title is, including an overworld map. It’s still just as bat-shit crazy and over-the-top though. It’s coming March 2022.
Extended Forspoken Story Trailer and Release Window
Square Enix and Luminous Productions’ Forspoken got an extended trailer, highlighting more of the title’s strange story and fast-paced gameplay in the massive open world. It also had its release window narrowed to spring 2022.
Rainbow Six Extraction Trailer
Rainbow Six Extraction received a new trailer highlighting the title’s story as agents take on a mutating alien threat.
Alan Wake Remastered PS5 Trailer
Announced earlier this week, Alan Wake Remastered got a PS5 trailer during the PlayStation Showcase. Given that this is the first time PlayStation players will be able to experience Alan Wake’s story as part of the Remedy Connected Universe, this was an appropriate stage to show off Wake’s return.
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online Delayed to March 2022
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online on PS5 got a brief trailer during the Showcase, revealing that they had been pushed out of 2021 into March 2022 (which is starting to become rather crowded).
Ghostwire Tokyo Gets a New Gameplay Trailer
The eerie horror-action game Ghostwire Tokyo got a new trailer, giving us our longest look yet at what this haunted version of Tokyo has in store.
Guardians of the Galaxy Story Trailer
Marvel had a big showing during the PlayStation Showcase. One of those was a new story trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy coming from Eidos, complete with an epic soundtrack to accompany.
Bloodhunt Coming to PS5
Part of the World of Darkness, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt is coming to the PS5, and it got a new trailer to accompany the announcement.
Another Deathloop Trailer
Releasing in just a few days, Deathloop got another new trailer, this time the official story trailer for the title.
Radiohead’s Kid A Mnesia Exhibition Coming to PS5
A strange announcement, Radiohead and Epic Games are collaborating to bring Kid A Mnesia Exhibition to PS5, a bizarre interactive digital museum celebrating the band’s early 2000s albums.
Bright Island Adventure Tchia Trailer
Quite a change in tone from many of the other announcements during the show, Tchia is a bright island adventure where you can become other animals and objects.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection Coming to PS5 and PC
While we didn’t get any information about what else Naughty Dog is working on, they are brining both Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy to PS5 and PC next year as part of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.
Marvel’s Wolverine in Development at Insomniac
A rather surprising announcement, Insomniac is working on yet another Marvel property. Still in “very early development,” Marvel’s Wolverine will put the developer’s unique touch on the adamantium infused anti-hero in a PS5 exclusive.
Gran Turismo 7 Gameplay Overview and Release Date
Gran Turismo 7 got a new trailer, complete with a more in-depth gameplay overview of what the new title brings to the racing franchise when it comes in March 2022.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Introduces Venom, Coming 2023
Insomniac stepping up to bat yet again, this time to announce Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which introduces Venom, stars both Peter and Miles, and is headed exclusive to PS5 in 2023.
God of War Ragnarok Gameplay and Story Revealed
The crowning moment of the Showcase, and announcement that most people expected, we finally got to see God of War Ragnarok in action, as well as learn that it is indeed actually called God of War Ragnarok. It still doesn’t have a release date, but now that the lid is lifted on the project, Santa Monica Studio is doing a lot of talking about this “finale of the Norse Saga” of God of War.
And that’s all 18 games or experiences that were shown during the September PlayStation Showcase, plus the new PlayStation global ad. Which was your favorite announcement? Anything you’re sad that didn’t make it into the schedule? Let us know your thoughts on the Showcase in the comments below.