Sony brought new updates for known games as well as a couple of surprises to February’s State of Play.
Today during Sony’s latest State of Play Square-Enix announced Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, an expansion to the 2020 mega-hit. FFVII Remake Intergrade stars Yuffie, an optional yet prominent member of the original FFVII party. Additionally, FFVII Remake will be coming to PS5 with all the bells and whistles you would expect including, improved graphics, lighting and textures, faster loading times, DualSense support, and even a new photo mode. Users will be able to enjoy either “Graphics Mode”, which prioritizes 4K high res graphics, or “Performance Mode”, which runs the game at a smooth 60fps. All of these upgrades are offered free of charge to existing PS4 FFVII Remake owners. PS5 owners can purchase the entire package including the new Yuffie episode for $69.99. It’s not yet known at publishing time how much the new expansion alone will cost players.
Sony also gave us several new updates to known titles such as Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the new action adventure game from developer Ember Lab. We finally have a release date for this much anticipated title. Kena: Bridge of Spirits will launch on both PS4 and PS5 on August 24th, 2021. A new trailer was also shown for the game which only further enforces the outstanding animation background Ember Lab boasts. With new characters, locations and combat gameplay shown off, this game continues to shine and is one of TRG’s most anticipated games of 2021.
Other than FFVII Remake Intergrade, the other main surprise came by way of Sifu, a new game from Absolver developer, Sloclap. Described as a kung-fu brawler, Sifu is a project that Sloclap developed in partnership with Sony, and Epic Games, thus the game will be hitting PS4, PS5, and PC (via the Epic Games store). In Sloclap’s unique art style, players take on the roll of a young Kung-Fu student who dishes out some seriously brutal blows throughout all sorts of locales. No specific date was given for Sifu other than “2021”, but it’s safe to say this brawler has landed squarely on our “want to play” list.
PlayStation fans were also treated to updates to known titles such as Oddworld: Soulstorm (coming free to PS+ in April!), Returnal, Solar Ash, and Deathloop. For everything that was shown, check out Adam and I’s full State of Play reactions video below and let us know in the comments what your highlight of the show was.