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‘God of War Ragnarok,’ ‘Wolverine,’ ‘Spider-Man 2’ headline PlayStation Showcase

Naveen Ganglani
‘God of War Ragnarok,’ ‘Wolverine,’ ‘Spider-Man 2’ headline PlayStation Showcase

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Yes, there's a new Wolverine game!

Sony treated gamers to a slew of new gaming trailers and announcements, Friday, 4 am, September 9, Philippine time.

PlayStation fans were treated to footage for new installments of Sony’s mega franchises God of War and Gran Turismo. Sony-owned Insomniac Game’s announced a Spider-Man sequel, as well as a new game from Marvel stablemate, Wolverine. Our senses certainly tingled at that.

Here’s a recap:

God of War Ragnarok

It is official: the sequel for 2018’s God of War will have “Ragnarok” on it.

Given that event’s known significance, it should provide an idea for what’s to come in Santa Monica Studios’ last GOW installment set in Norse mythology.

The trailer shows an older Atreus in disagreement with his father Kratos about exploring his giant heritage as Loki.

“My story doesn’t end hiding out here in the woods,” he says. An older Kratos, whose character has drastically grown from his violent Greek roots, wants to prevent a war. 

Unfortunately, antagonists such as Freya, Thor, and Odin have their own plans for the father-son duo, which leads to the search for Tyr. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Both Peter Parker and Miles Morales seemingly team up in the sequel to Insomniac’s hot-selling Marvel’s Spider-Man from 2018. This time, a sinister anti-hero presents a devastating challenge: Venom. 

This game is scheduled for release in 2023.

Marvel’s Wolverine

Not much is revealed about this title other than it’s a game in the works, but given the immense fandom surrounding Wolverine and the X-men, the mere sight of his bloodied fists and claws on next-gen were enough to drive millions of views.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Yes, the beloved Xbox and PC title from the early 2000s will return as a remake for next-gen – only this time, it will be for the PlayStation. 

The teaser was brief, showing only a Sith igniting his crimson lightsaber, but that was enough to reincarnate old memories for the award-winning RPG. 

The game will be re-created from the ground up, but the narrative and soul of the Old Republic remains.

Those who miss Nathan Drake’s adventures will get to re-live them as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Lost Legacy will be remastered for PS5. 

Gran Turismo 7, a racing game that’s stayed popular over the years, gets a release date for both PS5 and PS4: March 22, 2022.

Another title to look forward to is Tchia, the trailer for which highlighted the main character’s ability to “soul jump” into different animals and objects.

There were also screen time for Guardians of the Galaxy, which launches in October, Deathloop, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Alan Wake remastered, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction. – Rappler.com

ant more discussions on the PlayStation Showcase? You can check out this roundtable podcast hosted by this article’s writer, Naveen Ganglani, and his game-addicted pals, GeekOut.ph editor Bim Barbieto, game streamer Sarah Carlos, and OneMoreGame.ph editor Chris Garcia.

The roughly one-hour conversation also includes thoughts and predictions about what’s to come in God of War: Ragnarok, feelings about Insomniac’s big reveals, what other projects look promising, and what we’d like to see from Sony for the future of PlayStation and gaming. Be sure to check it out!