Every announcement from PlayStation’s March State of Play

PlayStation’s State of Play stream for the month of March was short and sweet. Focusing on Japanese developers this time around, the 20-minute stream showcased both new and current games on track for 2022 and beyond.

Without further ado, here are the announcements.

Exoprimal

Capcom’s upcoming game feels a lot like a wild take on the Earth Defense Force franchise, throwing in a bunch of alien dinosaurs for good measure. What followed was crazy third-person action and an impressive amount of on-screen enemies at a given time. Count us in.

 

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

The upcoming Final Fantasy spin-off is right around the corner, with this trailer being the last action-packed look we get before the game’s release on both PS4 and PS5 on March 18.

 

Gundam Evolution

This free-to-play multiplayer shooter showcased an impressive amount of combat variety and gorgeous character design. Gundam Evolution is set to launch on both PS4 and PS5 later this year.

 

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection

Cowabunga indeed! This nostalgic bundle packs in a whopping 13 TMNT games from the 8 and 16-bit era consoles. You had us at Turtles in Time and The Hyperstone Heist. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection will launch all major consoles later in 2022.

 

GigaBash

This 4-player arena fighter pits enormous monsters against each other as you level cities around you. GigaBash will launch on both PS4 and PS5 later in 2022.

 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R

Released back in 2013 on the PS3, this newer edition of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R packs in an additional 18 playable characters, boosting the roster to 50 total playable characters. Chances are if you have a favourite character, they’re playable here. This tournament fighter will launch on both PS4 and PS5 later in 2022.

 

Trek to Yomi

Like something out of an Akira Kurosawa film, Trek to Yomi is stylish, bloody, and in black and white. This side-scroller looks intriguing to say the least and will launch on both PS4 and PS5 later in 2022.

Returnal: Ascension

This upcoming update is free to all Returnal owners and will introduce cooperative play, along with a massive challenge tower, if you feel like being punished all over again. It’s also right around the corner, launching on March 22.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

More than likely a last look at the game before its release on March 25, Ghostwire: Tokyo’s trailer did a great job at packing in the variety the game is sure to offer. Horror, action, exploration, and crazy visuals are all on display, and we couldn’t be more excited.

 

Forspoken

Hot off the heels of its recent delay from May 25 to October 11, Forspoken may have just revealed why in its latest trailer. This open-world features stunning visuals, exciting action, and depth through exploration and discovery. An extra 5 months can be a long time to wait, so we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed in the meantime.

 

The Diofield Chronicle

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking this tactical strategy game is yet another spin-off of the Final Fantasy franchise or even a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics; unfortunately, that is not the case. The Diofield Chronicle will launch on both PS4 and PS5 later in 2022.

 

Valkyrie Elysium

Valkyrie Elysium sees the return of the Valkyrie Profile series with an emphasis on action and combat. Valkyrie Elysium will launch on both PS4 and PS5 later in 2022.

And that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed this round of announcements as we did.

Matthew Arcari

Matthew Arcari is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. You can find him on Twitter at @sirchunkee, or at the Dagobah System, chilling with Luke and Yoda.

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