The PlayStation 5 reveal event showed off a host of upcoming titles for the next generation of the PlayStation. There were tons of indie games and new and original content on display but, of course, there were also some sequels announcements to beloved existing properties.
Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting sequels announced for the PS5.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
This one is a bit of a cheat entry to kick off with. It is not so much a sequel to the highly popular 2018 PlayStation 4 game Marvel’s Spider-Man. Instead, it has been reported that the game will be a standalone title in the same vein as Uncharted: The Lost Legacy–not quite DLC or an expansion but shorter than a fully-fledged game. The game will follow Miles Morales–who was introduced in the first game–as he takes up the mantle of the Spider-Man. This was teased at the end of the original game when Miles revealed his powers to Peter Parker. Peter’s role in the game hasn’t been specified but I’m really hoping that Miles isn’t replacing Peter due to a sudden and/or severe case of death. Hopefully, the two will be working together. Surprisingly, there isn’t that much time to wait before we will find out.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming this holiday season for the PS5 and will likely be a launch title for the console.
Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Zero Dawn is one of my absolute favorite exclusive PlayStation games and so I was excited to see that Guerrilla Games will be continuing Aloy’s story on the PlayStation 5. Horizon Forbidden West will follow Aloy as she continues fighting the machines that brought about the end of the world centuries beforehand. A new threat in the form of huge storms was also prevalent in the trailer. As the title suggests, Aloy will travel west across the dystopian ruins of America facing these new and old threats. Voice actress Ashly Burch–who plays Aloy–returns in the sequel and narrates the trailer and we also get a glimpse of Sylens (played by actor Lance Reddick) who was a major part of the first game. There’s a lot to enjoy about the Horizon series and the sequel will hopefully be as engaging and fun to play as Zero Dawn.
There is no release date for Horizon Forbidden West as of yet.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
The first Ratchet and Clank game came out way back in 2002 so it is no surprise that another game for the beloved series would be coming to the fifth generation of PlayStation consoles. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart was teased with a trailer and some gameplay at the reveal event. A significant element of the game will be a feature allowing the player to travel between dimensions via interdimensional rifts. This instant interplanetary travel could prove an interesting feature to invigorate the series. There was also a new character shown in the trailer: a female Lombax. This is particularly interesting since players assumed that Ratchet was the last of his kind. Let the fan art commence!
Again, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has yet to be given a release date.
The next installment for Agent 47 was also announced at the event. Not much was revealed for the game but it was announced that it would be the final game in the series. There was also a brief glimpse at a map set in Dubai and a look at some of the stunning graphics. The Hitman series has been going for a long time and it will be great to see the series come to an end on the new generation of console (and also PC).
Hitman III will be released for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC in January 2021.
Resident Evil Village
This cleverly titled Resident Evil sequel had been speculated largely before the reveal event and it was officially confirmed with a creepy trailer. The game is set a few years after the events of Resident Evil VII and is set in a snowy village where there is sure to be some charmingly disturbing inhabitants after your blood. The player once again takes on the role of Ethan Winters as he comes face to face with a classic character from the Resident Evil series: Chris Redfield. Be prepared for more nightmare fuel with this one.
Resident Evil Village doesn’t have a specific release date yet but it will be coming to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC in 2021.
Gran Turismo 7
It makes sense for one of the franchises that defined the very first PlayStation would have a new game coming to the PlayStation 5. A bit of gameplay from the driver’s perspective was shown during the reveal, demonstrating that the realism that the series has been known for is as impressive as ever. There was also a small look at a map, looking a lot like the ones shown in career mode in some of the other Gran Turismo games. A new Gran Turismo feels like the PlayStation brand coming full circle, going back to its roots and reintroducing us to the games that started it all for a brand new generation.
Gran Turismo 7 does not yet have a release date.
There are sure to be more announcements releases as the PlayStation 5 release date edges closer so keep checking back on Goomba Stomp for more updates as they arise!