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PlayStation State of Play July 2021

July 2021 episode of PlayStation State of Play episode showcases latest news on upcoming third-party PS4 releases.

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PlayStation State of Play July 2021

Now that E3 2021 hype has died down, Sony Interactive Entertainment decides to announce their next State of Play digital showcase for this month earlier, setting up a window to show-off new games heading to PlayStation consoles.

In today's episode, Sony plans to reveal new details regarding indies and other third-party titles including upcoming PlayStation 5-exclusive game Deathloop, will begin livestream at Twitch and YouTube on July 8, 2:00 PM PDT/5:00 PM EDT.

Sony's latest 30-minute long State of Play broadcast will focus on announcements, gameplay and much more.

Moss: Book II | Announced

In a follow-up to 2018 fantasy adventure game Moss, developer/publisher Polyarc reveals its upcoming sequel Moss: Book II for PlayStation VR during latest State of Play stream, which sees the return of beloved mouse protagonist Quill.

Book 2 begins a new chapter and takes cue following the events of first game to explore a lot of new possibilities. Polyarc releases an announcement trailer offering a first-look at environment, enemies and feedback of physical interaction.

Arcadegeddon | Announced

Taking inspiration from arcade culture, developer IllFonic launches loot-based co-op shooter Arcadegeddon via Early Access. To save Gilly's Arcade from closing down, players embark on a journey to an in-game world to overcome a virus.

Team up with up to three friends to engage in PvE and PvP experiences across multiple biomes to earn your street cred. To score on top of global leaderboards, take on challenges from local gangs, which unlock powerful abilities and skins.

Tribes of Midgard | Post-Launch Roadmap

Revealed earlier in June 2020, action role-playing survival game Tribes of Midgard by Norsfell Games and Gearbox Publishing announces plan to further expand it with post-launch season updates for free over time in today's livestream.

Viking warriors will ascend to new challenges in Season 1: The Wolf Saga, which includes eight new playable classes, exclusive seasonal loot, a unique Rune system for power customization, Saga Quests and menacing boss-fights for glory.

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch | Release Date

A year after official reveal, 2D Metroidvania action platformer F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch from developer TiGames and publisher Bilibili drops a new trailer, confirming a scheduled date set for PlayStation 4 and 5 on September 7, 2021.

F.I.S.T. has an unusual rabbit protagonist named Rayton, who is a former soldier fighting back Machine Legion. After getting his mechanical fist back, he gets back on streets of Torch City to stand against an army of mechanical adversaries.

Hunter's Arena: Legends | Release Date

On its way to make console debut, 30-player Battle Royale game Hunter's Arena: Legends from developer/publisher Mantisco reveals an official gameplay trailer for PlayStation 4 and 5 today, releasing on August 3, 2021, via PlayStation Plus.

Hunter's Arena invites player to combat in a mystical arena of legendary demons and hunters in PvP and PvE combat. Players can fight alone in Solo mode or party up in a group of three in Trio more, which focuses on strategy and teamwork.

Sifu | Gameplay Teaser and New Release Window

Revealed during State of Play event back in February 2021, upcoming indie action game Sifu by developer/publisher Sloclap has debuted a new gameplay teaser trailer and been delayed to a new release window that is set for early 2022.

Today, Sloclap releases an all-new footage of player character breaking into a night club and beats up his enemies. Latest footage centers on aging mechanic, which makes you experienced and well-trained like a seasoned Kung Fu master.

Jett: The Far Shore | Gameplay Trailer

After showing off a glimpse of upcoming interstellar action-adventure game Jett: The Far Shore during PlayStation 5 Reveal Event, developer Superbrothers and Pine Scented has unveiled first gameplay footage today at State of Play stream.

Jett's gameplay heavily focuses on exploration that sends you and a group of voyager to survey a planet and check for habitability. Make good use of dazzle lights, automatic grapple and other tools to interact with lifeforms and for transport.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba | Story Gameplay

An adaptation of hit anime series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Sega reveals first gameplay footage showcasing Tsuzumi Mansion episode of single-player mode.

Hinokami Chronicles centers on story of Tanjiro Kamado up until Mugen Train arc, with original voice actors reprising their roles. While taking on drum demon Kyogai, he gets accompanied by allies like Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira.

Lost Judgment | Gameplay Showcase

At today's State of Play presentation, developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and publisher Sega has dropped a new gameplay showcase trailer for upcoming detective adventure Lost Judgment, a spin-off series to its mainline Yakuza franchise.

Private detective Takayuki Yagami is investigating his latest case while engaging in some action and stealth. Lost Judgment Deluxe and Ultimate editions are available for pre-order now, with three days Early Access and an expansion pack.

Death Stranding: Director's Cut | Release Date

Amidst an interview with host Geoff Keighley last month, game director Hideo Kojima reveals a cryptic trailer for Death Stranding: Director's Cut for PS5 during Summer Game Fest 2021 event, teasing next-gen enhancements and features.

Director's Cut is a fully remastered, definitive version of 2019 post-apocalyptic action game that introduces combat upgrades, story missions, transport support, weapons and lot more when it arrives for PlayStation 5 on September 24, 2021.

Deathloop | Gameplay Walkthrough

Due to an early agreement with Sony, upcoming time-bending shooter Deathloop from Arkane Studios still remains a PS5 timed exclusive and a new walkthrough trailer highlights its essential gameplay aspects ahead of September release.

Stuck in a Groundhog Day-like timeloop at Blackreef Island, assassin Colt is tasked to take out eight key-figures known as Visionaries using firearms, melee attacks, powers or any means, as he tries to stay away from rival agent Julianna.

Shedding light on a variety of third-party games in State of Play broadcast this month has been a great move by Sony. Given how empty of a launch lineup they had for PlayStation 5 so far, it was a good idea to get next-gen players excited.

Sony didn't show any footage from next God of War game, Horizon Forbidden West or revealed next-generation PlayStation VR. Some of these first-party PlayStation games may take spotlight in future State of Play episode later this summer.