The best upcoming PS4 Games and release dates
We’re now approaching the busiest period of the year, and Christmas is bringing with it plenty of amazing PS4 games for players to sink their teeth into.
Call of Duty: WW2, has just brought the curtain down on its beta, too, meaning players have now had a taste of what to expect from the series’ return to “boots on the ground” multiplayer.
Then, 2018 is set to bring a whole host of excellent exclusives to Sony’s flagship, too. Detroit: Become Human is the latest project from Quantic Dream, taking inspiration from the likes of Blade Runner to form its own interactive drama filled with humanoid robots and scary moral dilemmas. We’ve also got Days Gone and The Last of Us Part 2 to look forward to from Sony’s first-party studios.
Kojima Productions is working on Death Stranding, a bizarre-looking title starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen.
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Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package
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Release Date: December 5, 2017
Developer: Capcom Vancouver
Previously exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 10, Frank West’s latest undead adventure proved to be an underwhelming romp, earning only 4/10 in our original review. However, Capcom has said the upcoming PS4 release will include all new modes, weapons and costumes for Frank to find and wreak havoc with.
With any luck, further improvements and refinements will make Dead Rising 4 a trip worth taking later this year.
Secrets of Mana
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Developer: Square Enix
Regarded as one of the greatest Japanese role-playing games of all time by many, Secrets of Mana is set to receive a complete remake for PS4, PS Vita and PC in 2018.
The iconic adventure of Randi, Primm and Popoi is reborn will revamped 3D visuals, voice acting and updated gameplay that should appeal to both hardcore fans and newcomers.
Release Date: February 15, 2018
Call of Duty: WW2
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Release Date: November 3, 2017
Call of Duty is returning back to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII. It’s a very exciting time and after the simply superb Battlefield 1 showed how returning to historic conflicts can create great games, we’re very hopeful Activision can pull the same trick in World War Two.
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Hopefully this will see a strong return to form for the series after the disappointing Infinite Warfare, and we at Trusted cannot wait to play it.
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Developer: Sony Bend
While you can throw a stone at a store shelf and probably hit a zombie survival game, Sony Bend is looking to do things a little differently by offering a third person action-shooter which follows a rebellious biker who collects bounties in the apocalypse.
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After closing out Sony’s press conference at last year’s E3, players have become increasingly excited by what’s to come from the game, especially after seeing the sheer amount of undead which can swarm the screen at any one time.
There’s still no firm release date on this one yet, but hopefully we see it before 2017 comes to a close.
Release Date: TBC
Red Dead Redemption 2
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Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: Spring 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2 stands tall as one of 2018’s most anticipated titles. Rockstar has done a great job of building hype for the game, and its latest trailer has certainly got us excited to explore the Old West once again.
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It’s a cross-platform title, but we’re pretty sure it’ll be one of the biggest sellers on every console it comes to, if the GTA V sales figures are anything to go by.
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Developer: Kojima Productions
Release Date: TBC
Hideo Kojima’s first new IP since Metal Gear Solid in 1998, Death Stranding looks to be a strange, unsettling and innovative experience from the iconic developer.
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Starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, the game will draw upon the themes of climate change and parenthood, all of which are drenched in poignant symbolism.
Little is known about Death Stranding’s gameplay thus far, but we do know it will be a blend of unique action and survival horror.
Gran Turismo Sport
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Developer: Polyphony Digital
Sony’s iconic racing franchise is finally coming to PS4, in the form a standalone entry unique from the numbered series.
Not intended as a fully-featured release, Gran Turismo Sport will feature three different modes: Campaign, Sport and Arcade
Expected release date: October 18, 2017
God of War
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Developer: Santa Monica
This reboot of the beloved action franchise plans to reinvent its brutal mechanics with a deeper focus on storytelling and characterisation.
Kratos is back and more responsible than ever as he now has a son he must teach, care for and protect in a world ripe with dangerous creatures.
Don’t worry though, the grotesque action is here to stay, except this time it appears to be far more heavy and deliberate, much like Dark Souls.
This is an exciting direction for a franchise many had grown tired of in recent years, and we can’t wait to play this reimagining of God of War.
Detroit: Become Human
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Developer: Quantic Dream
This neo-noir thriller by the minds behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls sets out to ask an important question – can androids and humans co-exist in the same society?
It’s a query that has dominated science fiction for decades, but developer Quantic Dream plans to put its own unique twist on the archaic genre trope.
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Played from the perspective of multiple characters you will be forced to make some harrowing decisions as you explore a futuristic depiction of Detroit as both android and human.
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Expected release date: TBA
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Developer: Insomniac Games
The long rumoured Spider-Man title by Insomniac Games has finally surfaced, and it’s coming exclusively to PS4.
Players can expect to step into the shoes of our favourite web head as we sling across Manhattan with a host of iconic abilities at our disposal.
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Villains such as Green Goblin, Mysterio and Venom are bound to make an appearance as well, pleasing long-term fans of the Marvel comics and cinematic universe.
Expected release date: Early 2018
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
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Publisher: Bandai Namco
After the hugely successful Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch charmed us all on PS3, the series is returning once again with Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom on PS4 and PC.
The story focuses on the young ruler of Ding Dong Dell known as King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum (isn’t it already adorable?) with the fox-eared ruler the victim of a coup. The story will follow Tildrum as he seeks to reclaim the throne, and players will once again do so with a collection of creative monsters to battle in turn-based combat.
Release Date: 19 January 2018
Shadow of the Colossus
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Release Date: TBC 2018
Who wouldn’t want a remaster of one of the most iconic games ever made? Sony’s surprise announcement at E3 this year was Shadow of the Colossus rebuilt for PS4, and we absolutely can’t wait for this one.
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Developer: Ys Net
Shenmue 3 carries with it an enormous weight of expectation, and the longer it takes to launch the more momentum its hype train builds.
After its hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the game’s launch to see how Ryo Hazuki’s tale of redemption concludes.
We haven’t seen the game for a while, which leads many to expect a big showing from Shenmue 3 at E3 2017. We can only hope.
Release Date: Spring 2018
Star Wars Battlefront 2
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Developer: EA DICE
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to improve upon its predecessor in all the ways fans wants. DICE is set to deliver a fully-fledged solo campaign alongside a revamped array of multiplayer options.
Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Yoda, Rey and more are confirmed as playable heroes. Battlefront 2 will draw inspiration from all eras of the iconic sci-fi franchise.
Release Date: November 17
Far Cry 5
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Release Date: February 27, 2018
The latest entry in Ubisoft’s popular shooter franchise takes us to Hope County, Montana. This fictional province is packed with the usual array of dangerous mercenaries and hostile extremists wanting nothing but to hunt the player down with an array of lethal weapons.
Ubisoft is yet to reveal any specifics on Far Cry 5’s story, characters and gameplay, although we’re hoping it expands upon the existing formula while introducing some new and exciting additions. No dinosaurs, but it’ll do.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age
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Release Date: 2018
After launching in Japan earlier this year, Square Enix has confirmed that the latest entry in this beloved JRPG series is coming our way in 2018. Starting in a humble country village, the player soon discovers they are the reincarnation of a legendary hero. Of course, this means you’ll have to save the world.
Taking place across a vast open-world, Echoes of An Elusive Age is a truly sprawling JRPG filled with varied locations, unique characters and plenty of secrets to uncover. If you don’t have a PS4, a bite-sized version is also coming to Nintendo 3DS.