The Last of Us 2, and other important things from Sony’s Paris Games Week conference

It’s what week? It’s Paris Games Week. It’s a thing, t’sais. And with E3 and Gamescom already over and nobody can even remember what happened anyway, it’s the game industry’s next big hype-o-max generator before the holiday season’s cash bonuses and impulsive pre-orders. Ready? Let’s go.

The Last of Us: Part II

Announced at the PlayStation Experience event in December 2016, this is the first new trailer (or, like, anything) we’ve seen since then and it’s… not exactly a fun time. But neither was the whole first game, so I suppose it’s consistent like that. Seriously, though, it’s kind of disturbing so NSFW? Probably NSFW.

Ghost of Tsushima

Infamous developer (Infamous the games, not infamous the reputation, but maybe that depends on your opinion) Sucker Punch Productions introduces its new samurai-’em-up set amidst a Mongol invasion of feudal Japan. I swear I can hear Matt Fick squealing.

Spelunky 2

Indie developer Derek Yu’s cult-classic, retro-hard masochist sim is getting a sequel so you can hate yourself some more, over and over. Okay, fine, whatever, I sucked at the first game because I’m too reckless for this sort of stuff. No. I’m too intrepid.

Guacamelee 2

DrinkBox Studios’ zany mariachi luchador platformer is also getting the sequel treatment, introducing a new threat to “the very fabric of space and time”. Also, more chickens.

The Hong Kong Massacre

It’s like Hotline Miami, but with less pixel art and more neon cyberpunk vibes.

Far Cry 5

We already knew that the game will support online co-op through the entire campaign, but here’s a trailer to make it real.

The Gardens Between

The trailer promises a “surreal story of friendship”, featuring impossibly proportioned bins, phones, and TVs. And time travel. So that’s intriguing.

Shadow of the Colossus

More than 10 years since it launched on PS2, Team Ico’s uniquely bizarre monster puzzler is looking very moody in its new remake by Japan Studio. As it should. It’s out sometime in 2018.