There were 10 PS5 and PS4 games hiding in last week's Nintendo Direct

More brand new PS5 and PS4 games appeared at the Nintendo Direct for September 2023 than at the Sony State of Play showcase that aired later the same day.

There were 10 PS5 and PS4 games hiding in last week's Nintendo Direct
Lee Brady

Lee Brady


A bombshell was dropped last week for classic PS1 fans looking to collect some new trophies, and surprisingly, it had nothing to do with the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth release date reveal at the recent Sony PlayStation State of Play. In fact, you might have missed a bunch of exciting PlayStation reveals last week if you didn't catch all the new PS5 and PS4 games hiding in the Nintendo Direct for September 2023.

Tomb Raider PS1 Remasters and more announced at Nintendo Direct

As it turns out, the big PS1-related announcement at the recent Nintendo Direct showcase that aired on Thursday, September 14, 2023 (embedded below) was that brand-new Tomb Raider I-III Remastered trophies are coming to PS5 and PS4 next year. Seeing as original Tomb Raider games found major success on Sony's original PlayStation, you would think this would be a great reveal for the State of Play showcase that aired the same day, but it seems Nintendo got there first.
The upcoming Tomb Raider collection was just the first of six brand-new PS5 and PS4 games revealed at the Nintendo Direct, with 10 upcoming PlayStation games covered at the show overall. In terms of previously announced games, we got new footage for Prince of Persia The Lost Crown, Horizon Chase 2, Super Crazy Rhythm Castle, all of which are still looking pretty sharp. We also got a release date for the hotly anticipated Suikoden successor Eiyuden Chronicles Hundred Heroes: Friday, April 12, 2024.

As for the new PS5 and PS4 reveals, easily the most exciting of the lot is a brand new game from Persona publisher Atlus and 13 Sentinels developer Vanillaware: Unicorn Overlord. A tactical RPG that seemingly blends Vanillaware's 2D action panache with the turn-based structure of games like Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem. If that doesn't already have you excited, I firmly recommend you check out the three Vanillaware titles that were announced as new PS Plus Extra and Premium games for September 2023 — these devs make crazy good games.
Keeping with the RPG theme, a new SaGa game was announced for PS5 and PS4 — the first new console game in the series since 2016's excellent SaGa Scarlet Grace (which eventually came to PS4 in the West in 2019). Once known as the Final Fantasy Legend series, these games have quietly continued messing with the classic turn-based JRPG genre, and the upcoming SaGa Emerald Beyond looks set to keep that tradition running.

Fans of League of Legends will get another dose of series lore when the spin-off Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story comes to PS5 and PS4 in 2023. Plus, stellar developer WayForward is taking the reins of the Contra series with Contra Operation Galuga — hopefully a return to form for the series after the largely terrible Contra Rogue Corps.
Finally, aside from learning that a new Among Us map is on the way, the last exciting PlayStation reveal at the show was Spy x Anya Operation Memories, which will launch on PS5 and PS4 sometime in 2024. Personally, as a huge fan of the Spy x Family anime, I think Operation Memories looks like a perfect adaptation for the series. Getting to chill out with the Spy x Family cast and just kill time taking pictures? Sign me all the way up.

That's all of the exciting PS5 and PS4 games that were hiding in the recent Nintendo Direct! While obviously most of the best PS5 games contenders for the next few months were covered in Sony's show, it's certainly funny how way more new PlayStation games were revealed in a Nintendo Direct rather than a State of Play. Are you excited to play any of the above? Let us know down in the comments.
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Marvel's Spider-Man 2), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium, recent Sony news), and his secret third eye on the junk he really likes (Sonic Superstars, Final Fantasy XVI). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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