Sony has officially announced that it will host a State of Play livestream on January 31. The event will be over 40 minutes long, will cover over fifteen games, and will feature extended looks at Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin, as well as a new look at other titles coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR2 “in 2024 and beyond.” It will also feature “guest appearances from some of the most talented minds in gaming.” The event will be livestreamed on YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok.
Rise of Ronin details:
After three centuries of the Tokugawa Shogunate’s oppressive rule, the Black Ships of the West descend upon the nation’s borders and the country falls into a state of turmoil. Amidst the chaos of war, disease and political unrest, a nameless warrior forges their own path, holding the very fate of Japan in their hands.
Shape a Dynamic Story – As a masterless warrior—a Ronin, your destiny is your own. See the story unfold in different ways depending on the choices you make and the characters you ally with along the way. Face critical mission decisions—like whether to assassinate or protect key figures, and shape the course of history through a rich multi-choice system.
Engage in Deep Accessible Combat – From the veteran developers of Nioh and Ninja Gaiden, Rise of the Ronin offers deeply engaging yet accessible combat, with layers of complexity suitable for any playstyle. Face your foes with a selection of close-quarters weaponry or engage from afar with authentic period firearms.
Explore a Historically-Inspired World – The “Bakumatsu” period heralds the end of the Shogunate as a new era begins and East and West collide. Experience this cultural revolution across an open world where you’ll meet the key figures who’ll shape the course of history, and the ordinary citizens seeking a guiding light in the darkness.
Reclaim Earth for humankind.
Save humanity from extinction in this electrifying story-driven action adventure.
The future of humanity is balanced on the edge of a blade. Ravaged by strange, powerful creatures, Earth has been abandoned, and what is left of the decimated human race has fled to a Colony in outer space.
After travelling from the Colony, Paratrooper Eve arrives on the desolate remains of our planet with a clear-cut mission: to save humankind by reclaiming Earth from the NA:tive—the malevolent force that has devastated it.
But as Eve tackles the NA:tive one-by-one, piecing together the mysteries of the past as she explores the ruins of human civilization, she realizes that her mission is far from straightforward. In fact, almost nothing is as it seems…