The Last of Us Part 2 Release Date and Satanic Drinking Matches Define PlayStation State of Play

State of Play finally reveals the release date for The Last of Us Part 2, more MediEvil, and lots of info on upcoming games.

After a long hiatus, Sony’s State of Play was back today, with some updates on soon-to-be-released games and one long-awaited announcement. 

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The Last of Us Part 2 Release Date, Trailer

The last thing shown certainly wasn’t the least anticipated. Naughty Dog finally delivered a new trailer for The Last of Us Part 2, in conjunction with PlayStation Worldwide Studios.

The trailer didn’t show us all that much outside of some tense action as Ellie faces off against nightmarish foes and humans alike.

But we did get a a release date: February 21, 2020.


Humanity, a brand-new title from Enhance Studios, received an exclusive first reveal during State of Play.

It’s not completely certain what Humanity is, apart from something with lots of people that makes beeping sounds, but it looks like it could possibly be a physics-based puzzler. Check it out below

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare got some attention ahead of its next big beta. The State of Play trailer showed off some of the game’s storyline and the tension involved not just in facing off against one’s own countrymen, but in the moral grayness that comes from everyone in war having their own motivations. 

For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, here’s everything we know. You can also see our beta impressions here


Katamari Damacy Reroll re-introduced the world to Keita Takahashi‘s unique and eclectic design sense, and it’s about to be taken even further with Wattam. After a long wait and talks of cancellation, Wattam is set for a December 2019 launch. 

Details are still thin, but the game appears to take its marketing slogan of “reconnect the people” very seriously. It’s all about forging physical and emotional connections with a variety of, well, not exactly people, but lifeforms, forming chains, and generally just making the world a brighter, more colorful place.



Techland Publishing and Piccolo introduced Arise during another exclusive first look today.

Arise looks to be a somber adventure revolving around journeying to the next life. After being set ablaze on his own funeral pyre, the main character awakens in a snow-covered wasteland and endeavors to find his way back to a beautiful world of light, warmth, and vibrant color.

Not much else is known apart from that, but it’s coming soon.

MediEvil Demo

Ahead of its spooktacular October release, the MediEvil remake is getting a demo on the PlayStation 4, available now, and those who play the demo can claim the special Dan’s Helmet item ahead of release.

Civilization VI for PS4

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI has graced PC and even Nintendo Switch, while PlayStation 4 players have so far missed out on all the world-conquering fun.

But that’s about to change. Civilization VI is bringing its humorous take on empire building to the system along with the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm bundles on November 22.

The PS4 is getting exclusive Nubian, Khmer, and Indonesian DLC packs as well.

Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle

We still don’t really know what Death Stranding is about, but we do know it’s getting a special PS4 Pro bundle launching alongside the game on November 8.


The creators of Oxenfree are bringing a completely new experience to PS4 on October 29, with Afterparty. It’s a game about two friends, Milo and Lola, who die right before graduating college.

They go to hell, but on their way, they’re informed of a loophole that might just let them outwit Satan and escape hell: they have to out-party Satan and his hellish overlords in a series of drinking, dancing, and karaoke matches, among other things.

That was it for this State of Play, and there’s no telling when we might get another. Regardless, even with the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, it looks like there’s plenty of upcoming goodness to keep PlayStation 4 owners busy.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.