Here are all the new PSVR 2 announcements from the PlayStation Showcase

Resident Evil 4
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Sony has kicked off what's sure to be an exciting few weeks for game announcements with a PlayStation Showcase focused on the biggest and best games coming to PS5 in the near future. Not only that, but we also got a look at some of the intriguing titles coming to its latest virtual reality hardware, PSVR 2. 

Fans will have the chance to get closer than ever to Resident Evil 4's eerie undead, thanks to the upcoming VR Mode. A new trailer for the game shows the oh-so-creepy village from the opening and the chainsaw-wielding Dr Salvador, who's even more terrifying in VR.

And if you've not quite had your fill of the undead, there's the newly unveiled Arizona Sunshine 2. The next chapter looks set to offer the same dark-humour and gore-fuelled zombie slaying action as the first, but this time around, you've got a four-legged friend called Buddy by your side. There's also a new combat system that will ramp things up when the game launches later in the year.

Next up is Crossfire: Sierra Squad from Smilegate Entertainment, which sees you head up an elite fireteam. Offering intense FPS action, it's launching exclusively on PSVR 2. So far, we don't know when that will be, but judging by the latest gameplay footage, it's sure to be a blast.

We were also treated to a new trailer for Synapse, showcasing its slick visuals and inventive mix of gunplay and telekinetic abilities. We've known about this one for a while, but now we have a release date. It's arriving on July 4 exclusively on PSVR 2.

And last but not least is Beat Saber, the VR rhythm game that sees you slash to the beat. It's now available for PSVR 2 alongside the Queen music pack and is offered as a free upgrade if you own the original PSVR version.

Dispelling claims that the hardware has sold poorly since its arrival earlier this year, Sony revealed that PSVR 2 is outperforming its predecessor, with nearly 600,000 total units shifted in its first six weeks.

Check out our upcoming PSVR 2 games guide for more exciting titles coming to the new-gen headset.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.