E3 2018: All The PS4 Games From Sony’s Press Conference

When it comes to E3 press conferences, Sony always has the struggle of topping itself. The company has often made it a point to focus primarily on games, never spending too long talking in between game reveals. While some years have varied due to the quality of the announcements, Sony has generally performed well with a bevy of unexpected reveals.

But this year’s presentation offered a substantial change-of-pace. Instead of announcing a laundry list worth of games, Sony instead focused on four of its biggest upcoming games: The Last of Us: Part II, Death Stranding, Spider-Man, and Ghost of Tsushima.

As to be expected, famed developer Hideo Kojima intrigued audiences with the latest trailer for Death Stranding. We finally got debut gameplay footage of Ghost of Tsushima, the open-work samurai action game developed by Sucker Punch Productions–the studio behind Infamous and Sly Cooper. In addition, the new trailer for Spider-Man made us all the more excited for the game’s release this September. Lastly, we finally got a closer look at the The Last of Us: Part II’s story and tense gameplay.

But there were plenty of other surprises too. Sony announced a sequel to Team Ninja’s samurai-action game, Nioh. It even debuted the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Resident Evil 2 Remake, as well as footage for Control–the latest game by Remedy Entertainment.

Sony’s E3 presentation was packed with exciting new details for its biggest games, as well as a variety of new ones. Be sure to click ahead to see everything that was shown. And if you’d like to catch up on everything that came from the briefing, check out our news roundup. In the meantime, which PS4 games are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Activision’s juggernaut shooter series is mixing things up this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a traditional campaign. While campaign is out, battle royale is in through fight-to-the-death mode called Blackout.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 12


Control is the latest game by Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Alan Wake and Quantum Break. The debut trailer showcased a strangely shifting world, with a protagonist who can fly and control objects using telekinesis.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: TBA

Days Gone

Days Gone takes players to a post-apocalyptic open world, set in the Pacific Northwest. The action-adventure/survival-horror game puts you in the shoes of Deacon St. John, once an outlaw and now trying to survive in a devastated world. While on the road, Deacon must battle Freakers, zombie-like humans and animals that have become mindless and violent and travel in fast-moving hordes, much like the zombies in World War Z.

Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: February 22, 2019

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Destiny 2’s next DLC expansion, Forsaken, appears to be this game’s attempt at a Taken King-style revamp. It introduces new areas set on the Reef, new Supers, and a mode called Gambit that blends PvP and PvE. You’ll also get the expected additions like more Exotic gear to collect, while a free update will introduce some other improvements (such as a new in-game achievement system) for all players.

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 4

Death Stranding

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima no longer works for Konami, but his new studio’s game looks significantly weirder than that often-bizarre series. We don’t know much about Death Stranding’s gameplay other than it’s an open-world action game. But it’ll feature The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and what appears to be a very important baby.

Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: TBA

Ghost Giant

Ghost Giant is a new VR game by Zoink, the creator of Fe. You control an ethereal being known as the Ghost Giant, who befriends and watches over a lonely cat child named Louis.

Platforms: PS4, VR | Release Date: TBA 2019

Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima is the latest game by developer Sucker Punch Productions, the studio responsible for Infamous and Sly Cooper. The game is set on the island of Tsushima during the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1294. You play as a lone samurai turned vengeful assassin–likely fighting to drive out the Mongol army from Japan.

Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: TBA

Kingdom Hearts III

We’ve gotten sneak peeks at some of the worlds and characters that Kingdom Hearts III will contain, including Hercules, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story. We’re not sure exactly where the story will specifically take Sora and friends, but we do know it is the direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts 2 and an end to the saga.

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 | Release Date: January 29, 2019

The Last of Us: Part II

There is a huge amount of hype for Naughty Dog’s next big game, The Last of Us: Part II. The major change this time around is that you play as Ellie, not Joel.

Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: TBA

Nioh 2

In a rather surprising announcement, Sony announced the sequel to the critically-acclaimed samurai-action game, Nioh. Not much is known about the game’s story or if you’ll be playing as the original’s protagonist, WIlliam Adams.

Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: TBA

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident Evil 2 Remake takes the 1998 survival-horror game of the same name and remakes it from the ground up. From the debut footage, it appears to be taking liberties with the appearance and gameplay of the original.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Expected) | Release Date: January 29, 2019


While you play as Peter Parker in Spider-Man, the game won’t rehash the hero’s origin story. Instead, you’ll play as an experienced Spider-Man tasked with defending New York City against a new super-villain threat. The action-adventure game, developed by Insomniac Games, is set in a modern-day open world. Spider-Man will use parkour-like movements, in addition to web swinging and crawling.

Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: September 7

Tetris Effect

Tetris Effect is a new take on the classic puzzle game. The core mechanics remains the same; players arrange blocks to form lines to gain points, but the action has been increased thanks to an a focus on immersive sound and music.

Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: Q4 2018

Trover Saves the Universe

Trover Saves the Universe is the newest game from Rick and Morty creator, Justin Roiland. Like his most recent games, it’ll be a VR experience.

Platforms: PSVR | Release Date: TBA

Twin Mirror

Dontnod Entertainment is partnering with Bandai Namco to bring Twin Mirror, a new psychological thriller, to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2019. Based on the E3 2018 trailer, the story focuses on a character named Sam who wakes up one day to discover a shocking amount of blood on his clothing with no memory of the cause. As Sam attempts to piece together the events from the night before, he will explore both the real world and surreal manifestations of his own psyche. Twin Mirror looks intriguing so far, but being one big mystery, we’ll have to wait until we see more of the game to get a grasp of how we ultimately fit into Sam’s harrowing investigation.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: TBA 2019

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