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Sony Interactive Entertainment España (SIE España) revealed today their PlayStation Talents line-up for 2022. These projects will kickstart their development right away, to be released on Playstation in the following months, and include the winner of the 8th PlayStation Talents Awards, Dark Life: Excalibur.

Joining the aforementioned action RPG is Neon Blood, a 2.5D JRPG developed by Madrid-based ChaoticBrain Studios; Slaughter No-Hit, a pixel art roguelike developed by Barcelona-based studio Rebel Crew; and The Silent Swan, a first-person walking simulator set on an open world and developed by Bilbao based Studio Circenses.

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming PlayStations Talents games:

Dark Life: Excalibur (Zero Studios)

Dark Life: Excalibur tells the story of Aron, a human bound to the legendary sword Excalibur. Aron will set a quest to defeat York, Lord of the Giants, who murdered Aron’s family. To do so, Aron will have to upgrade Excalibur to make it the most brutal sword ever yielded by a warrior. Every time Aron kills an enemy, the player gains points that can be spent on different perks and parts to improve the power of the sword. Mix and match all of them to custom your sword and find a unique fighting style and use them to defeat all the bosses and mini-bosses that are scattered through the map.

Dark Life: Excalibur (Zero Studios)

Neon Blood (ChaoticBrain Studios)

After World War 3, the whole Earth lives in Viridis, a megalopolis formed by two huge towns, the rich Bright City and the dystopian Blind City. The first is the home to the rich and powerful whereas the latter is the place for the poor. Sick of the everyday injustices he has grown used to, a detective from Blind City named Axel McCoy will spark a revolution to tear the corrupt government apart in this 2.5D JRPG set in a cyberpunk world. 

Neon Blood (ChaoticBrain Studios)

Slaughter No Hit (Rebel Crew)

After an entire life working at a slaughterhouse, enjoying fishing and hunting, Yael discovers that people are judged in the afterlife based on the number of animals they have killed during their lives. Convinced that he’s going straight to hell, Yael will try to get rid of his past with the help of Pat, the grumpy old apron he inherited from his father.

Slaughter No Hit (Rebel Crew)

The Silent Swan (Studio Circenses)

The Silent Swan is a first-person open-world narrative experience across a monolithic, derelict world. The game blends walking simulator and open-world mechanics letting players roam through open spaces on a scale never before seen in the genre. Its silent world is woven with mysteries that players will have to unveil while they explore unique, handcrafted locations.

The Silent Swan (Studio Circenses)

ABOUT PLAYSTATION TALENTS

Launched in 2015 by Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain, the PlayStation Talents program aims to unify all the initiatives put together by the local Spanish branch in order to develop Spanish creativity. The goal of the PlayStation Talents program is to support the local industry as well as to create video games fully developed in Spain to be sold around the globe. The PlayStation Talents program is formed by:

  • Two educational areas: PlayStation Future Talents and PlayStation First
  • The PlayStation Awards, aimed at independent studios.
  • PlayStation Games Camp, a business incubator that is present in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Málaga, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • PlayStation Alliances, where different projects with well-known local studios that have been sold overseas come together.

ABOUT SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Music, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Vue, and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions in California, London, and Tokyo.

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