It seems that the Playstation 5 is beginning to flex its muscles. Last night's Playstation Showcase blew gamers away with dozens of major title announcements and trailers, ranging from Marvel's Spider-Man 2 to Wolverine.
However, the showstopper was undoubtedly the mysterious reveal trailer for what fans affectionately call 'KOTOR' – a ground-up remake of classic RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Widely regarded as a landmark addition to the RPG genre, KOTOR was an incredibly ambitious – and popular – game for its time. It was one of the first games to emphasise player choice and is known for its memorable characters, battles, and cinematic settings.
Now, the original 'Knights' developers – also known for producing the Borderlands series – is rebuilding the game entirely from scratch with next-gen graphics and game mechanics. No cheap 'remasters' to be found here – or release dates.
Gamers on Twitter were seemingly overwhelmed with excitement. One fan said: "as a kid I always wanted to play Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and finally I can play it!".
Another user, 'SithLordShadow', said "I don't want to wait, but I'm fine waiting if it means more people get to experience the breathtaking legend that is Knights of the Old Republic."
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That wasn't the only return to a beloved franchise. We finally got to see some gameplay footage from the upcoming God of War: Ragnarök, the final instalment in the series' 'Norse Saga'.
Set several years after God of War (2018), Ragnarök sees winter come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos and his son more deadly and challenging than before.
The game's story looks set to focus on the father-son relationship between player character Kratos and Atreus, who is growing up fast and wants to get stuck in with war as the apocalypse approaches.
We were treated to a quick look at two of the main boss characters in God of War: Ragnarök, Freya and Thor. On top of that, plenty of visceral combat, new attack abilities, and Kratos' legendary weapons.
It's billed for a 2022 release, so there's not long to wait at all.
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