Gaming News #170 – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, God of War: Ragnarok Trailer, KOTOR Remake

Fresh news on the hottest PlayStation Showcase reveals - God of War Ragnarok, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, KOTOR Remake, and much more along with more news of more games being delayed.

Gaming News #170

The past week had some amazing announcements, most of them coming from the PlayStation Showcase. In short, the PlayStation 5 is looking even more like a worthwhile investment that’s going to provide us with some awesome games for years to come. Let’s get into it.

God of War: Ragnarok had an impressive first trailer

God of War: Ragnarok had an impressive first trailer

Building on the strong foundation of the previous game

After what feels like an eternity from its teaser trailer, God of War Ragnarok has finally been showcased in its full glory. As the name would suggest, all hell is breaking loose as Kratos and Atreus have to survive the introduction to Ragnarok – the Fimbulwinter. As per the trailer, the game is promising to expand on the Norse mythology with returning characters like Freya as well as new ones like Thor and Tyr. 

While many commented that the sequel looks very similar to the previous game, graphical as well as gameplay improvements are more than obvious. While Cory Barlog is no longer directing the game, the story seems to be staying the course with the series veteran Eric Williams taking over. There’s too much about to trailer to unpack in a short paragraph or two so check it out for yourself here. Now we just have to hold out until it releases in the first half of 2022.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a remake

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a remake

Can’t wait to play through this story again

Among the numerous first-party games announced at the PlayStation Showcase, there was one third-party announcement that caught the internet on fire. If you’ve read the title – yes, the fan-favorite Star Wars game, Knights of the Old Republic is getting a full-blown remake. The game is being built from the ground up, meaning you can expect all the wonders of the current gen in terms of visuals and gameplay.

While the most important aspect of the game – the story, will be left largely untouched there will certainly be some additions and quests to add a bit more depth to the characters and the world. While the story won’t be as impactful for returning players, it’s still a great reason to revisit this absolute classic of a game. New players are sure to be blown away. The only bad news is that the game is still very early in development so it will take quite some time until we get our hands on it. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Trailer features the new big bad – Venom

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Trailer features the new big bad - Venom

We are poison to you. That’s why we call ourselves Venom!

The reveal of Spider-Man 2 during the PlayStation Showcase only three years after the release of the original was very unexpected. The short reveal trailer didn’t actually reveal much but what it did reveal left many extremely excited. In short, the game seems like it will prominently feature both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. 

What’s more, the entire footage of the trailer is followed by ominous narration that culminates in the reveal of the fan-favorite villain turned anti-hero – Venom. While the game will release only in 2023, the reveal gave us enough to drool over until then. 

Insomniac Games is working on a Wolverine game

Insomniac Games is working on a Wolverine game

Wolverine likely to be M-rated

Insomniac Games loves Marvel and Marvel clearly likes them as their contract now clearly extends beyond just Spider-Man. Besides their reveal of Spider-Man 2 during the PlayStation Showcase, they also went ahead and gave us a short teaser of Marvel’s Wolverine

The teaser was short and to the point, already paying homage to the character that is Logan by showing him drinking in a bar after a fight. The game is still early in development so there’s no word on a release date. What is known is that it will be a PS5 exclusive and that the people in charge are the same guys who worked on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. There are also hints of it being M-rated so we can half-expect to see some heads and limbs roll.

Gran Turismo 7 finally has a set release date

Gran Turismo 7 finally has a set release date

The biggest racing sim is soon upon us

The release of the long-awaited king of racing – Gran Turismo 7 is closer than ever. Courtesy of the PlayStation Showcase, the game received a highly impressive trailer showing off the near-realistic visuals, the campaign, a robust photo mode, and finally, the release date – March 4th of 2022. 

The game will release exclusively for both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 and promises to be the absolute best and most content-rich racing simulation to date. For many, this will be the system-seller that’s going to give them enough content to enjoy until at least the next generation of gaming hardware in the far future.

Forspoken is coming in spring 2022

Forspoken is coming in spring 2022

Forspoken is coming in spring 2022

The more Forspoken has showcased the more hype the game generates. The latest showing of the game came during the PlayStation Showcase and it was a healthy mix of action and story.  The developers further hammered the point that the latter was penned by Gary Whitta (Rouge One: A Star Wars Story), Amy Hennig (Uncharted series) and that it was going to be something special.

What’s more, the trailer revealed that we’ll be playing Forspoken in the spring of 2022 both on the PlayStation 5 and PC. The colorful palette of enemies will be handled by various magics we’ll be learning over the course of the adventure. All in all, it’s looking like Forspoken will be an epic game in nearly every way.

Dying Light 2 and Battlefield 2042 slightly delayed

Dying Light 2 and Battlefield 2042 slightly delayed

Short delays but delays nonetheless

At this point, we aren’t even phased by news of games being delayed. The latest games on the delay chopping block are Battlefield 2042 and Dying Light 2. But don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Battlefield 2042 is still coming in 2021, and the delay was only until the 19th of November which means the game is going to go directly head to head against the new Call of Duty.

Dying Light 2, on the other hand, has been pushed back to 2022. But don’t worry, that also isn’t as bad as it sounds. While the game
is completed and fully playable, Techland decided to take two months to further polish and optimize the game. The new release date is
4th of February 2022 which was overcrowded with big-hitting titles as it was. Now, even more so.

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