Not only did the reveal the new PlayStation 5 spaceship-looking console and controller with or without a disc drive, but we got so many new game reveals! We got in-game footage and teaser trailers of some first-party PS5 exclusives like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Sackboy: A Big Adventure (character of LittleBigPlanet). We even got new third-party games like a new Square Enix IP and plenty of indies!
Below are my top 5 favorite announcements of PS5 games coming no later than year 2021!
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
This beautiful, story-driven action-adventure game is created by small indie developers Ember Lab. They previously dabled in animation but this is their first video game project. Kena is a spirit guide to these adorable little black fluffball creatures, as you’ll see in the trailer below. They even seem to stick around and help with some actions!
Stray seems to be that one game that circulated teasers years ago about controlling a cat. Then no one ever heard from that untitled project again. Now we finally have a lot more information! Created by BlueTwelve and published by Annapurna Interactive, this exploration and action-adventure game is about being a cat in a world with only robots. Check out the mysterious city below. Did you spot the eerie “RIP Humans” graffiti?
Project Athia (working title)
Project Athia created by Luminous Productions, a subsidiary of Square Enix, looks to be an action-packed adventure in a beautiful and dark fantasy world. There isn’t much more information in the short trailer below but it is being developed by the Final Fantasy XV team so my expectations are high!
Little Devil Inside
This very stylishly artistic adventure RPG is created by Neostream Interactive. We don’t know much about it but we were charmed by the graphics, the creepy Cheshire Cat character, and the sneaky humor they slid in the trailer below. For example, in one scene we see a boy dropping a bomb down a chasm and the other, someone, well, dropping a bomb in the bathroom.
I spent a long time wondering if this game should be on my list. What started out as the most adorable game I have ever seen, turned into a nightmare when some strange character ate a strawberry with googley eyes. But then again, snacks are indeed yummy and the game is created by slapstick sim Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Young Horses. At Snaktooth Island you’ll be hunting down these half-bug half-snack body-morphing creatures to the locals.
The Summer Game Fest will be surprising us all summer long with digital events right up until The Game Awards in August 2020 so stay tuned! We would also love to hear from you about your favorite announcements of today!