KEY POINTS

  • Several new games were announced even as new gameplay trailers were broadcast at Sony's State of Play event
  • Some PS5 games to expect are "Bugsnax," "Hood: Outlaws & Legends," and "TemTem"
  • The PS4 will welcome "Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time," "Spelunky 2," "Pedestrian," "Genshin Impact," and "ANNO: Mutationem"

Sony’s State of Play broadcast had several announcements and revelations, and here are a few noteworthy highlights courtesy of Kotaku.

As the first new “Crash Bandicoot” game in over a decade, “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” is a direct sequel to 1998’s “Crash Bandicoot: Warped.” This game will give you the ability to play through the entire adventure as Crash’s younger sister, Coco.

In specific moments of “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time,” you will also be allowed to control antagonists Neo Cortex and Dingodile. “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” heads to PlayStation 4 on October 2.

When “Hitman III” releases in January, there will be a VR mode with missions from previous games in the trilogy.

A classic puzzle-platformer has been “hand repainted” when “Braid: Anniversary Edition” arrives in early 2021. This edition will come with revamped animations and music as well as developer commentary.

Focusing on “fluid, dynamic movement” that combines archery and acrobatic maneuvers is an open-world adventure game “The Pathless.” Set in a vast forest, the main character also has an eagle companion that can help her fly and glide.

The world of “Spelunky 2” has been designed to feel more “full,” according to developer Derek Yu, and you’ll be able to form a “family” with the various explorers you rescue. It launches on September 15 for the PlayStation 4.

What happens when you cross “Ape Escape” and “Pokemon Snap?” It might look something like “Bugsnax.” A story about a journalist is also included and it arrives on PS5 in time for the holidays.

The second expansion for “Control” is called “Awe,” and it will be available on August 27.

You’ll have the ability to jump signs on the platformer titled “Pedestrian.” This arrives in January on PlayStation 4.

A nine-minute long gameplay overview of Gearbox Software’s “Godfall” was also presented. Developed by Counterplay Games, this loot-based adventure is also arriving this holiday season.

Kotaku notes that other games announced include “Genshin Impact” on the PlayStation 4 this autumn, while “ANNO: Mutationem” heads to PlayStation 4 in December, and “Aeon Must Die” hits next year. The next episode of the VR series “Star Wars: Vader Immortal” launches on August 25.

October 31 marks the release date for “Auto Chess.” Two titles expected next year for the PlayStation 5 are medieval title “Hood: Outlaws & Legends” and popular Pokemon clone “TemTem.” 

Sony, on track for a new-generation PlayStation console this year, is unveiling game titles for the device this week Sony, on track for a new-generation PlayStation console this year, is unveiling game titles for the device this week Photo: AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU