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By Paul “Tru1P” Holston | @Tru1P |11:35 AM EST, Fri. May 10, 2019

Forty-five days after the debut of PlayStation’s #StateOfPlay live-streamed broadcast, the company showcased its second episode on Thursday, May 9, with an approximate 12-minute press conference that appeared more enlightening for viewers than its first episode.

The episode’s broadcast ranged from a new game expansion, a new version of the PlayStation 4, exclusive console titles and a new trailer of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake. Talks about the remake of the legendary role-playing game have been a mystery to many since its initial announcement at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the world’s premier event for computer and video games that is also known as E3.

Tetsuya Nomura, Final Fantasy VII’s game director, said in a tweet that in regards to the progress of the completion of the game that, “Most of the plans are already in place in the run up to launch, so please bear with us a little longer until we can release more information next month.”

Final Fantasy VII, the franchise’s seventh main installment, was originally released on January 31, 1997 for the PlayStation 1. Since its release, it has sold over 11 million copies, which includes its release on other gaming platforms. The total number of worldwide sales makes FF7 one of the most successful RPGs of all time.

See the new trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake here:

With the newly, interactive combat system, the renewed voice acting (although actors not confirmed yet) from the game’s main character, Cloud Strife, some of the beloved protagonists Aerith Gainsborough and Barret Wallace, as well as Sephiroth, the main antagonist of FF7, the new trailer gives both exhilaration and renewed suspense on the release of the remake.

Check out full gallery of the Final Fantasy VII Remake | Gallery (Photo Credits: Square Enix):

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Along with the new FF7 Remake trailer, PlayStation also announced a plethora of additional announcements, including a big drop on  “Monster Hunter World: Icebourne” coming to Playstation 4 on Sept. 6, 2019, a year after the original game arrived to PS4, a revealing of “Predator: Hunting Grounds,” a new online multiplayer from a fan-favorite movie series coming in 2020, a PS4-exclusive remake of the uncanny classic “MediEvil” slated for release on October 25, 2019, as well as an animal kingdom, nature to life-like game of “Away: The Survival Series,” coming to PS4.

With the mixed criticism on the initial debut of #StateOfPlay, it’s safe to say the second episode gave some type of renewal for the forthcoming future episodes. Only time will tell when and how the next episode will be unveiled as E3 2019 is a month away.


If you didn’t get a chance to watch live, see below the link for the second episode of PlayStations State of Play (ENGLISH):

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Paul “Tru1P” Holston is a multimedia journalist, photographer, and content creator residing in Washington, D.C. He is an administrator for The Cookout and a down-to-Earth Gamer with a passion on the intersections of Video Games, Race, and Culture. You can find him streaming at twitch.tv/Tru1P.