Games : Playstation 5 Most Anticipated Releases

With the Playstation 5 showcase earlier this week, and the arrival of the console in November, I thought it would be a great time share my most anticipated releases for the new console. Despite not receiving a pre-order email from Sony and being able to actually pre-order the console I’ve been saving for, as they sold out, I’m still very hyped for all the new games releasing! And luckily, some of the games I’m most anticipating are also releasing for the Playstation 4, as well as the Playstation 5.


1. Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden WestDeveloper: Guerilla Games

Publisher: Sony Interactive

Mode: Single Player

Genre: Action role-playing game

Release Date: 2021 for PS5 and PS4

Synopsis: Horizon Forbidden West continues the story of Aloy, a young huntress of the Nora tribe sent on a quest to a mysterious frontier spanning Utah to the Pacific Coast to find the source of a mysterious plague that kills all it infects. On her journey across the uncharted lands of the Forbidden West, she encounters hostile regions filled with natural threats and ravaged by massive storms, dangerous enemies and deadly machines, both new and old. As Aloy attempts to explore the wider and deeper parts of the Forbidden West, she discovers a vast array of diverse environmental ecosystems, including lush valleys, dry deserts, snowy mountains, tropical beaches and ruined cities, both above and below the water. (Wikipedia)


I squealed when I first saw the trailer for Horizon Forbidden West. I absolutely loved Horizon Zero Dawn, and even Platinumed it. I love the combination of machines in a post apocalyptic world. Plus, main character Aloy is one of my favorite female protagonists in the gaming world and I cannot wait to see where her adventures take her next. And like everything else on the Playstation 5, the game looks gorgeous. And for those like myself, who weren’t able to snatch up a preorder for the new console, Horizon Forbidden West is also coming to the Playstation 4.


2. Kena : Bridge of Spirits

Kena : Bride of Spirits

Developer: Ember Lab

Publisher: Ember Lab

Mode: Single Player

Genre: Action Adventure

Release Date: 2021 (Delayed) for PS5, PS4, and Microsoft Windows

Synopsis: Kena: Bridge of Spirits is set in a fictional location which is not Kena’s place of origin. In the game, deceased people can remain between the physical and spirit worlds if they are traumatized or feel unfinished. As a spirit guide, Kena tries to understand their difficulties and help them to move on.  Kena has a scar from her hand to her shoulder, which represents a traumatic experience with her father that will be explored in the game. (Wikipedia)


Kena : Bridge of Spirits captured my imagination from the moment I saw the magical trailer. It reminds me of Okami or a Legend of Zelda Game, two of my favorite franchises. I think the combat system, which has Kena using a magical staff that transforms into a bow, looks very interesting and fun! I, of course, also love the cute little spirit companions that are called the Rot.


3. Project Athia

Project Athia
Developer: Luminous Productions
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: TBA for PS5 and PC
Yes, I know Square Enix just announced Final Fantasy XVI, but Project Athia’s announcement excited me way more. I’m totally not holding my breath on it’s actual release, as Square Enix doesn’t exactly have the best track record with actually releasing the games it announces period, let alone on the console for which it was announced (yes, I’m still very salty about Final Fantasy Versus XIII–literally 10 years of waiting for it to turn into a different game),But. It. Looks. So. Good. I love the design of the protagonist. And THIS DRAGON:
I may cry if I never see this game. Crap. I’m already invested.

4. Resident Evil : Village

Resident Evil Village

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

Mode: Single Player

Genre: Survival Horror

Release Date: 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X, Microsoft Windows


The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner.

Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers. (Resident Evil Village, Capcom)


Even though I am a major scaredy cat, I love to watch horror movies and to play horror games. Resident Evil is one of my absolute favorite franchises. I am super excited that Chris Redfield is back, and an antagonist of all the things, in this follow up to Resident Evil 7. I get serious Resident Evil 4 vibes from The Village and I am super excited to see how the story plays out. Plus, I’m pumped that the game is in first-person, which I know is an unpopular opinion for a franchise that was always in third person, but I think this perspective only adds to the terror–you can’t see as much.


5. Final Fantasy XVI

Developer: Creative Business Unit III
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: TBA
Synopsis: The legacy of the crystals has shaped our history for long enough. 
Despite my disillusionment with Square Enix and the Final Fantasy franchise as a whole, the series had a huge part in making me the gamer I am today. As such, I’m still cautiously excited for the next major entry in Final Fantasy. Judging from the trailer, which is all we have to go on at this point (new information will be released in 2021), it appears that Final Fantasy 16 is returning to the series’ classic fantasy roots in the vein of Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XII. As such, it’s no surprise that the summons are larger than ever–and appear to be very important to some kind of war– there’s chocobos everywhere, and not a mech in sight. The combat system also looks more fluid and simplistic than past entries, with multiple sources reporting on its similarities to Dark Soul’s.
I must say that what excites me most about this title, other than it’s summons and the return to the fantasy roots, is that Final Fantasy XVI is being developed by different branches within Square Enix. This means that theoretically Final Fantasy XVI should not interfere with future releases of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Project Athia. We can hope.
I must say I was really hoping to see Tales of Arise at the Playstation 5 showcase, but there are still so many great releases to look forward to playing on the Playstation 5. What new releases on the Playstation 5 are you most excited for? Did your most anticipated make my list?
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Posted September 18, 2020 in Games

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