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E3 2018: PlayStation Showcase Recap
Posted by Ralph Nicolo Manaloto on June 12, 2018

In the past few E3s, Sony had lots of exciting announcements, and this year is no different. At the E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase, Sony highlighted four titles, and announced several upcoming games as well.

The four highlight games are — The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and Spider-Man. Extended gameplay trailers (or in-game footage in the case of Death Stranding) were presented at Sony’s press conference.

The Last of Us Part II

Naughty Dog’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed “The Last of Us” finally has a gameplay trailer. The PlayStation Showcase at E3 2018 featured a lengthy gameplay trailer of The Last of Us Part II, and it was very intense.

The gameplay looked fluid and cinematic, much like the first Last of Us game and Naughty Dog’s Uncharted titles. And as always, the graphics look great. No release date has been announced yet though.

Ghost of Tsushima

The next highlight game is Ghost of Tsushima, a hack-and-slash game developed by Sucker Punch Studios (of the InFamous series). The game is set in Feudal Japan, specifically in the island of Tsushima, which is being invaded by Mongols.

Players take on the role of Jin Sakai, one of the last surviving samurai, as he helps free the island from the invaders. Much like The Last of Us Part II, no release date has been announced.

Death Stranding

It’s not exactly a gameplay trailer, but the new Death Stranding trailer offers a look at in-game footage, mostly of Sam Bridges (the main protagonist played by Norman Reedus) walking around. The trailer also feature French actress, Lea Seydoux, adding to the game’s star-studded cast.

While the trailer is sure to satisfy Kojima’s legion of fans, it doesn’t offer much in the way of answers. It actually leaves viewers with even more questions. Questions which likely won’t be resolved anytime soon, as the game’s release is quite a ways away.


The last main game highlight at PlayStation Showcase is Insomniac Games’ upcoming Spider-Man. The new trailer features the Sinister Six, a group of Spider-Man villains led by Doctor Octopus.

The game will be released this September 7, 2018.

New Game Announcements

Aside from the four highlights, new games were also revealed, including the long-awaited remake of Resident Evil 2.

Another new game is Control, a game that’s reminiscent of Quantum Break. It’s no surprise then, that Control is being developed by Remedy Entertainment (Quantum Break’s developer).

Other games revealed at Sony’s E3 press conference includes Nioh 2, Deracine, Trover Saves the World, and many more.

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