All ten games showcased in September’s State of Play


SEPTEMBER’s State of Play showcased ten major games coming to PlayStation consoles, including a number of exclusives for its platforms.

Here’s everything that was shown during the September PlayStation State of Play:

A new Yakuza game is coming for fans.

God of War Ragnarök

We saw a lot more footage from God of War Ragnarök, including a lot more boss battles.

More environments were shown, from towering mountains to snow-swept landscapes.

A new limited edition controller is coming for the game, and will release on the same day the game comes out.

God of War Ragnarök is launching as a PlayStation 5 exclusive on November 9, 2022.

Hogwarts Legacy

A new trailer for Hogwarts Legacy was shown, including a new side quest.

The quest takes place in the village of Hogsmeade, showing a new location for the game.

Named ‘The Haunted Hogsmeade Shop’, we see the protagonist attempt to rid an abandoned shop of ghouls.

The quest will be a PlayStation exclusive when the game releases on PS5 on February 10, 2023.

Tekken 8

Following the announcement of a new Tekken game at a recent esports tournament final, we now know what the game is.

The next game in the Tekken series, Tekken 8, received its first trailer with gameplay.

Only two characters were shown, and they are returning favourites from the series.

No release date was announced, but the gameplay showed off new animations for the fighting game.

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition

Coming to the upcoming PlayStation VR2, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition is in development by Lucas Films studio.

It’s a first person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.

Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge didn’t show many returning characters, but C3P0 and R2D2 are confirmed to be in the game.

PSVR2 launches in early 2023, and this game is also confirmed to release that year.

Stellar Blade

Formerly named Project Red, Stellar Blade received a new trailer with both cinematics and gameplay.

Set in a futuristic world, our protagonist takes out monsters using high tech weapons.

It’s an action adventure title, seemingly from a new IP out of South Korea.

Stellar Blade is a PS5 exclusive title announced for 2023.

Rise of Ronin

A new game from Team Ninja was announced, called Rise of Ronin.

Set in feudal Japan, the protagonist is a ninja who takes on opposing clans.

In the trailer we saw a number of cinematics for the game, and a small amount of action gameplay.

Rise of Ronin is another PS5 exclusive coming in 2024.


Aside from Tekken, Bandai Namco has another game in the works for PlayStation, called Synduality.

It’s a futuristic third-person shooter, and the trailer  features gameplay both in and out of mechs.

While not from the same studio, Synduality showed action similar to a mix between Nier: Automata and Titanfall 2.

Synduality will launch on a number of platforms, including PS5, in 2023.

Pacific Drive

Cinematics and gameplay were shown for a new game called Pacific Drive.

Much of the action takes place in first-person, from the view inside a car similar to the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters.

As you drive, you will face and take down demon and ghost-like enemies.

Pacific Drive will be released for PS5 in 2023.


Another game releasing for PSVR2, Demeo was announced at the State of Play showcase.

Based on a card-based tabletop game, the trailer showed battle animations and gameplay.

The player used cards on their pieces to launch attacks against enemies.

Demeo will release in 2023 once the PSVR2 is on sale.

Yakuza Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Previously a Japanese exclusive game for PS3, Yakuza Like a Dragon: Ishin! has been completely remade.

Featuring the return of Kazuma Kiryu, the series main protagonist takes on the role of Japanese historical figure Ryoma Sakamoto.

While the original was an action adventure game, the Like a Dragon subtitle hints that the new game could be an RPG.

Yakuza Like a Dragon: Ishin! will be released for PS4 and PS5 in February, 2023.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.