Insider Dusk Golem – also known as AestheticGamer – has been quite active with leaks for a number of things for a long time now, and recently, he took to Twitter to drop brief but potentially huge leaks for several things in one go.
Let’s start with the biggest first, with him saying that a PS5 event is currently planned for the first half of September. Previous reports had suggested that PS5 information would be coming in August end, but August is ending, and here we are. It seems plans may have been delayed (which has been a running theme with all companies this year), and with questions about the PS5’s price and its exact release date heating up by the day, mid-September seems like the time where Sony pretty much have to talk about those things.
Speaking of the PS5, something else that’s been in the rumour mill for pretty much the entirety of 2020 is an alleged Silent Hill reboot that is being developed internally at Sony thanks to a partnership with Konami, and will be coming exclusively to the PS5. Despite a number of leaks and no shortage of speculation, this game has yet to be revealed, but Dusk Golem says in his tweet that it is still very much in development.
Interestingly enough, he also talks about Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise, saying that a new game is being made for the Nintendo Switch, and will be revealed “soon” (perhaps at that fabled mid-September Nintendo Direct?). This might fall in line with comments by Capcom earlier this year about a new Monster Hunter game meant for younger audiences. Interestingly enough, Dusk Golem says this new entry in the series is being made using a modified, Switch-compatible version of the RE Engine, which is the engine Capcom have used for Resident Evil 7, the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes, Devil May Cry 5, and the upcoming Resident Evil Village.
Something else the insider talks about is a new Shenmue-related announcement that is coming in the next couple of weeks, though he clarifies that it’s not Shenmue 4, describing it as “smaller than Shenmue 4 but bigger than a novel series” and something that’s “more for people who care about Shenmue’s story.”
That’s a lot of leaks in a single series of tweets, and definitely lots to take in. As is the case with all unverified info coming from insiders, it’s best to take this with a grain of salt for now, but most (if not all) things mentioned here are supposedly being revealed soon, so we should know one way or another not long from now.
We’ll keep you updated either way, so stay tuned.
In other news, RE8 will most likely be great, RE4 is in a bit of a worrying position right now, Silent Hill is still in dev, something Shenmue related will be revealed in 1-2 weeks, a PS5 event first half of September, Monster Hunter Switch is being revealed soon, have a good day— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) August 28, 2020
I've shared this before, but the Shenmue thing is smaller than Shenmue 4 but bigger than a novel series. I believe it'll be revealed late next week, but not positive. To clarify, it's more for people who care about Shenmue's story.— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) August 29, 2020