Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Price, Release Date, and Some Major Games [UPDATE]

"That's my booooooooooooooyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" - Me, upon seeing a God of War logo.

Update: Sony has confirmed in a statement issued to Kotaku that the graphic stating Demon’s Souls would be coming to PC and other platforms was incorrect, and a result of human error.

Today, Sony held another PlayStation 5 showcase event, and with it came long-waited information about the new console, including its price and release date.

The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with other territories to follow a week later on November 19. The system will launch at $499 for the version with a disc drive and $399 for the digital-only console.

Along with the actual launch information, Sony showed off several games and features coming for the console both on day one and in the months and years to follow. Let’s go over them:

Final Fantasy XVI

Square-Enix has revealed the next mainline Final Fantasy game will be coming to PlayStation 5, though the footage was running on a PC and “emulating the PS5 experience.” It’s continuing the action-driven approach of Final Fantasy XV, and seems to be going for a more traditional fantasy setting as opposed to the pseudo sci-fi ones of recent games in the franchise. Surprisingly enough, the game will be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive. Final Fantasy VII Remake recently launched as a timed PlayStation 4 exclusive that will eventually come to other systems, but that doesn’t appear to be the case for Final Fantasy XVI.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Next up was a new trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, showing our titular hero balancing his life as a normal young man and a webslinger. The game takes place a year after the original Spider-Man game by Insomniac, and stars Miles in a conflict against The Tinkerer. Outside of the actual presentation, however, Insomniac announced the game is coming to PlayStation 4, as well.

Some Harry Potter Bullshit

Yeah, that Harry Potter RPG is here just as J.K. Rowling is showing her whole ass online again. So here’s a reminder that the developers at Avalanche have been suffering from low morale while working on the game knowing that it’s part of that transphobic woman’s universe. Let’s move on, shall we?

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War

Following the game we’re skipping over was a campaign mission from Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. Which, uh, is not exactly inspiring a lot of confidence given its framing of known piece of shit president Ronald Reagan. Oh, and there’s some pretty weirdly shot violence to show off how sick war crimes are, too. Anyway…

From September 18 to September 20, the alpha for the game’s multiplayer will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Resident Evil Village

The latest Resident Evil was next, and is continuing the first-person, puzzle driven format of Resident Evil 7. It will launch in 2021.

Deathloop

Even after its recent delay due to the coronavirus pandemicDeathloop made an appearance showing off a lot of the abilities you’ll have access to that shake up the game’s shooting, as well as some of the eccentric personalities that will star in its time looping story.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

A definitive edition of Devil May Cry 5 is coming, and it has a new chapter starring Dante’s brother Vergil, who was a secret villain throughout most of the original game. It will be available as a launch game for the PlayStation 5. At least digitally. Capcom was very specific about that last part. The Vergil content will be available for base game players on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as paid DLC.

Oddworld: Soulstorm

Next was a new trailer for the next installment in the Oddworld franchise, which is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, as well as PC.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

A new game in the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise was teased with an ominous and spooky trailer. But there wasn’t much else to go on beyond that.

Demon’s Souls

Bluepoint showed off a new look at its Demon’s Souls remake, which is looking pretty gorgeous running on the PlayStation 5. Fittingly enough, the walkthrough section of the showcase ended with the main character being killed by a boss. The game is reportedly launching alongside the PlayStation 5, and is also coming to PC.

Fortnite

You know what Fortnite is. It’ll be available at launch when the PlayStation 5 comes out.

The PlayStation Plus Collection

As a new benefit to PlayStation Plus for PS5 owners, anyone who is subscribed to the service will get access to several major PlayStation 4 games free of additional charge. Including:

Batman: Arkham Knight
Battlefield 1
Bloodborne
Days Gone
Detroit: Become Human
Fallout 4
Final Fantasy XV
God of War 
Infamous Second Son
The Last Guardian
The Last of Us: Remastered
Monster Hunter World

Mortal Kombat X
Persona 5
Ratchet & Clank
Resident Evil 7
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Until Dawn

God of War

The show ended with a logo reveal for the sequel to 2018’s God of War reboot (courtesy of IGN), which will be launching in 2021.

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Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Georgia-based writer who still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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