Everything Announced For PS5 at Square Enix’s Spring 2021 Showcase

Square Enix Presents 2021

In a world of digital streams and showcases, Square Enix threw their hat into the ring with a presentation on March 18th that packed a few interesting updates and announcements for PS5 owners! Let’s dive right in and see what was revealed!

Outriders is still fun and looks to have some variety (Play the demo!)

Outriders is the new game from People Can Fly, and the demo has me sold on it being something I could sink some hours into. Is it completely original? No. Is it fun in co-op and offers cross play? Absolutely! The demo was a blast with friends, and the Trickster class is my go-to. Being able to play across PC, Xbox and PS5 as well made it super easy to get a team together, and for that alone, I’ll be checking it out!

Marvel’s Avengers comes to PS5, and Black Panther is on the Way!

Marvel’s Avengers may not be as good as it could be, but I’m still holding out for a No Man’s Sky Scenario. In either case, PS4 owners can now upgrade to the PS5 version at no extra cost! The downside is that migrating your save is a little complicated (okay, it’s a lot complicated), and if you’re anything like me, your PS5’s hard drive is already sweating.

In either case, the upcoming free Black Panther expansion looks pretty sweet with a new biome to explore, and I’m still hoping this game can turn things around because I love the idea.

Balan Wonderworld Gets a New Trailer, and I Hope it’s Better Than The Demo

Balan Wonderworld is one of those games that I’ve only heard about, but man did I heard about that demo being…not great. The new trailer seems okay and colorful enough to possibly be a fun visual spectacle, but if I’m being honest I’m not sure who this is for, outside of the younger gamers out there.

Life is Strange: True Colors Comes in September From Deck Nine Games

Life is Strange: True Colors is the next main title in the series, coming September 10th, 2021. The new character and her empath abilities are very interesting, and the feels are real in the trailer here. I also love the motion-captured animation as that’s been a weak point of the series up until now. Deck Nine handled the Before The Storm game, which I liked! Here’s hoping they can knock it out of the park again with this one.

Project Athia Becomes Forspoken, and is that a Motherf#$^ing dragon?!

Project Athia was one of the more bombastic looking titles to be announced for PS5, and with this new sneak peek we learned a couple of things. For starters, the main character seems to be from our world, or at least a present day one because of her shoes and her reaction to seeing a dragon for the first time (see the header above). While Forspoken won’t be out until next year, it’s one I will certainly be keeping an eye on!

What did you think of Square Enix’s digital showcase? Let us know in the comments!

Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 3/19/2021

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