PlayStation State of Play Event Announced For Same Day as Nintendo Direct

As we head into Autumn we are fast approaching the busiest time in the gaming industry, with many of the top publishers looking to public their latest titles for the Holiday season. And as we head into a new quarter we can usually bank on Sony and Nintendo hosting their events to showcase the latest upcoming releases. But what we didn’t expect was for those events to take place on the same day.

Sony has announced its latest PlayStation State of Play event which will take place on September 14, the same date as the next Nintendo Direct presentation. The good news is they’re not on at the same time so you’ll be able to watch both of them without the need for two screens. In a post on X, Sony revealed that this State of Play event will be “focused on indie and third-party titles from around the world.” So while this means that we won’t see any new first-party releases such as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which is getting its own press preview the following day, we can expect to see many heavy hitters and PSVR2 titles that are set to release in the coming months.

Although nothing is confirmed regarding what we may see during the State of Play event, some upcoming titles could include Mortal Kombat 1, Stellar Blade, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Sonic Superstars, and the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1. The State of Play event will take place on September 14 at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET / 10 pm BST on YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok.

This comes just hours after the next Nintendo Direct presentation, which will begin at 7 am PT / 10 am ET / 3 pm BST. The event is said to be “featuring roughly 40 minutes of information focused on Nintendo Switch games releasing this winter.” With Super Mario Bros. Wonder set to release on October 20 we can expect to see that game front and center, as well as the Super Mario RPG remake, and currently untitled Princess Peach game. Both Sonic Superstars and Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 could be featured during this presentation instead of State of Play, along with WarioWare: Move It!, Persona 5 Tactia, and Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, but nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo. You can watch the event on the Nintendo of America YouTube channel.

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