PC games unveiled at PlayStation showcase: Alan Wake II, Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, Marathon, more
Recap: Sony’s recent PlayStation showcase highlighted what’s coming to PlayStation 5 (and PlayStation 4) over the next several months. The presentation contained new gameplay footage of highly-anticipated games like Alan Wake II, Dragon’s Dogma II, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake. Interestingly, all of these titles are coming to PC as well.
Remedy finally unveiled gameplay footage of Alan Wake II–the sequel to its 2010 psychological horror shooter–at the latest PlayStation showcase. The studio confirmed an October 17 release date for the PC version, exclusively on the Epic Games Store, for $49.99.
The new footage follows the perspective of two protagonists: the titular writer and FBI agent Saga Anderson. The familiar surreal action gameplay returns in current-gen graphics, having moved from a small town to a nightmarish version of New York City.
The showcase also confirmed rumors that Konami is producing a remake of the 2004 classic Metal Gear Solid 3. Renamed Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater (pronounced Metal Gear Solid Delta), its brief teaser didn’t show much other than dramatically upgraded graphics.
A few in-game screenshots show level layouts hewing extremely close to the original PlayStation 2 version, signaling that this is likely a very faithful remake. Konami didn’t provide a release date but confirmed that the original voice actors would reprise their roles.
Additionally, it will re-release the original versions of Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3 this autumn. The company didn’t specify which platforms will receive the re-releases beyond PlayStation, but their chances of coming to PC are probably good. The first game is currently available on GOG, while MGS2 recently got delisted due to licensing issues. The latest announcement suggests Konami resolved that snag.
Ubisoft introduced the first gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which launches on October 12. Set in ninth-century Baghdad, the footage suggests a return to the pure stealth playstyle not seen in the franchise since Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in 2015.
Dragon’s Dogma II also received a world premiere gameplay trailer at the event. The sequel to Capcom’s beloved fantasy action game showed plenty of combat between players, NPCs, and giant monsters. The company confirmed the first title’s AI-controlled companions would return, but the action moves to Capcom’s new RE engine, which powered the last few Resident Evil titles. The release date is still unknown.
Bungie capped off the PC, er, PS5 announcements by confirming rumors that it is reviving its classic FPS franchise Marathon as a survival-based multiplayer extraction shooter. It has no release date yet, but the new Marathon entry is rooted in PvP gameplay while incorporating AI opponents. Much like Escape from Tarkov or Hunt: Showdown, the game tasks players with gathering loot and safely escaping maps before other players can eliminate them.
Other games that appeared include Granblue Fantasy: Relink, Immortals of Aveum, Ghostrunner II, Tower of Fantasy, Sword of the Sea, Tower of Aghasba, Street Fighter 6, and more.