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PlayStation Showcase 2023: Best Game Announcements

The Sony PlayStation showcase landed hard on May 24 through the official PlayStation YouTube channel. Followed by millions of viewers globally, the showcase was packed with several updates and release dates. Additionally, players got a glimpse of new hardware accessories for PSVR 2 and PlayStation 5. The hardware accessory surprise included the Project Q Remote Play handheld that can stream games from the PS5. The gaming highlights included great titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Bungie’s Marathon, Phantom Blade Zero, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, among many other fantastic titles. Let us dive into the PlayStation Showcase 2023: best game Announcements.

10. Resident Evil 4 VR Mode

Resident Evil 4 VR Mode - Teaser Trailer | PS VR2 Games

Capcom unveiled a new trailer for the Resident Evil 4 remake's dedicated VR mode. Resident Evil 4 VR Mode is free DLC for the PlayStation 5 version of the game. The game is in development now for PS VR2, and its release is expected in late 2023 or early 2024.

From the trailer, the game looks even more immersive than the original. Initially, the game was scary enough; what will the beloved survival-horror game be like when it gets the VR mode? Check out the first footage from Capcom on the game's website.

9. Fairgame$

Fairgame$ - CGI Reveal Trailer | PS5 & PC Games

Sony unveiled a new heist game entitled Fairgame$. It will be the first title from Jade Raymond's Haven Studios. The actual gameplay was kept from the Fairgame$ trailer. According to PlayStation, it's a competitive heist game about robbing the ultra-rich.

Players will join an underground movement to rob the extremely wealthy and tip the scales back. Fans of competitive multiplayer experiences will be immersed in breathtaking gameplay. Fairgame$ promises creativity and the delivery of surprising stories every time you play.

8. Marathon

Marathon - Announce Trailer | PS5 & PC Games

The creators of Halo and Destiny, Bungie, are introducing a new PvP extraction shooter known as Marathon. A glimpse of the game was revealed in the showcase through its trailer. Marathon is in development with complete cross-play and cross-saving for the PS5, Xbox Series S / X, and PC.

Marathon will be set in a sci-fi world in 2850. Players must compete for survival in a world of riches and clone technology. In the trailer, players are seen fighting in an arena while wearing full body armor and using the usual arsenal of weapons. Players are known as runners in the Marathon, and any run can result in greatness.

7. Phantom Blade Zero

Phantom Blade Zero - Announce Trailer | PS5 Games

If you are a fan of role-playing games, then Phantom Blade Zero is the game to look forward to. The game will likely release on PlayStation 5 in late 2023 or early 2024. Phantom Blade Zero is a semi-open world with multiple large maps.

Phantom Blade Zero is the rebirth of the original Rainblood. The RPG is set in the Phantom World, where many kinds of powers meet. Players will earn new weapons and armor by defeating enemies. Additionally, they will also gain skills and customize their characters. 

6. Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater - Announcement Trailer | PS5 Games

Another fantastic title revealed during the PlayStation Showcase is the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake. From its trailer, players will enjoy evolving gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience. According to a Konami press release, the game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Players will take control of a special forces operative whose assignment is to find the titular superweapon. The weapon is a bipedal walking tank that can launch nuclear weapons. Though there was no revelation of the exact date, the game is expected to release in 2024.

5. Ghostrunner 2

Ghostrunner - Official Cinematic Trailer

Ghostrunner 2  promises to give players the best experience, just like the original title. Players will encounter some of the most formidable opponents during gameplay. Ghostrunner 2 is slated for release in 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

The story is set one year after the events of the first game's events. For the first time, Ghostrunner 2 will introduce vehicular combat in intense and challenging gameplay. Fans of the original game can look forward to fantastic gameplay in the sequel.

4. Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 Reveal Trailer | Game Awards 2021

Alan Wake 2 is the sequel to the award-winning original game Alan Wake. It is a psychological survival horror with a fascinating story and action gameplay. Alan Wake 2 will be released on October 17, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows. Players without prior experience with Alan Wake can easily play the game. The game will be challenging for experienced players. Conversely, it will be easy to navigate for those who will dive into it for the first time. 

3. Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is another much-loved and intriguing title coming up later in 2023. Its trailer in the PlayStation showcase was mind blowing. Apart from the stunning gameplay featured in the trailer, the developer revealed the game would come to PC and PS5.  

Players will take on the role of galactic peacekeepers in a Galactic War. Additionally, they will spread the message of democracy and protect their home. In a thrilling experience, players will enjoy the fast-paced third-person shooter.

2. Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Assassin's Creed Mirage: Cinematic World Premiere | #UbiForward

Assassin's Creed Mirage is the upcoming action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Bordeaux. Slated to release on October 12, 2023, the game will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows. Players can pre-order the game and get a pre-purchase bonus quest, The Forty Thieves.

Assassin's Creed Mirage is the definition of iconic modern gameplay. Assassin's Creed Mirage will keep you on the edge of your seat if you are into old-school stealth action. Parkour through the city with ease and carry out more visceral assassinations than ever before on your targets.

1. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - Reveal Trailer | PlayStation Showcase 2021

Sony showed for the first time the first ten minutes of one of the most anticipated video games, Spider-Man 2. Insomniac Games has yet to confirm a Marvel's Spider-Man 2 release date. According to the publisher, the game will launch in the fall of 2023 on PlayStation 5. 

The gameplay trailer depicts a more agitated Peter Parker teaming up with Miles Morales. You can see him wearing the black symbiote suit to fight Kraven and prevent him from capturing Dr. Curt Connors. According to the trailer, Venom will eventually appear in the game.

So, what's your take on the PlayStation Showcase 2023: Best Game Announcements? Are you excited to learn more about these titles? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.