Sony has confirmed a brand new State of Play presentation for tomorrow. The show will be around 20 minutes long and promises updates for 10 games on PS5, PS4 and PS VR2. The event will be live on PlayStation’s official YouTube and Twitch channels on September 14 at 3:30 AM IST in India and September 13 at 3:00 PM PT in the US. Furthermore, Nintendo also plans to host a game showcase with their Nintendo Direct event.
The Declaration comes next to Tokyo Game Show, which starts at the end of the week. Sony remains tight-lipped on details, but notes that the presentation will feature some “great updates from our amazing Japanese partners, along with a few other surprises from developers around the world.” PlayStation’s closest partners in crime include Capcom, which Confirmed Back in June, Resident Evil Village headed to PS VR2. The next-generation virtual reality headset is launching sometime in early 2023, so this would be an ideal time for Sony to show off its capabilities. We should also expect some gameplay footage for the Resident Evil 4 remake – set for a March 2023 release.
Long before that, we have the Nintendo Direct event – a 40-minute presentation, which focuses on the game launching in the winter. The show will be streamed live on Nintendo’s official website YouTube channel in India on September 13 at 7:30 PM IST. For US viewers, this translates to September 13 at 7:00 am PT. As usual, the Japanese publisher didn’t reveal what they had in store for us, leading fans around the world to speculate that “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” — the working title — would be revealed.
Nintendo also confirmed that the event will not be broadcast live on its UK YouTube channel, in honor of the period of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “As a mark of respect during this period of national mourning, we will not be live streaming tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct,” Nintendo UK said. Instead, the publisher will make the video-on-demand presentation available on the channel at 4:00pm UK time.
In other news, Nintendo’s latest, Splatoon 3, has taken the video game by storm Launch Record in Japan. The third iteration in the paint shooting franchise achieved sales of 3.45 million units in the country, almost double the sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game launched on September 9 and marked the highest domestic sales level for any Nintendo Switch software — in the first three days.