Powers is available today from PlayStation Originals - for free - but you can watch the season trailer if you're on the fence.
It's been a long time coming, but the superhero-inspired police procedural Powers has finally launched on the PlayStation store. The first episode is completely free for United States residents right now from Sony's Powers website, while PlayStation Plus members can watch up to episode three. Release details for non-US regions will be available soon, but if the recently released Season Trailer is anything to go on? This could prove to be an exciting opening season.
Based on the comic book series of the same name, Powers follows a team of homicide detectives who investigate murders within or caused by the superpowered community. Whether a superhero is found dead - or suspected of murdering their spouse in a domestic dispute - these very human police officers are the ones who need to make the arrest.
The new trailer gives a closer look at how the first season of Powers will unfold, and there's a lot of doozies here. While the partnership between Deena Pilgrim and former superhero Christian Walker still exists, Retro Girl - the murder victim from the very first comics storyline - is very much alive as a secondary character. Illegal power enhancers are circulating the streets, the police's power dampening technology causes deadly side effects, and superpowered humans wreak havoc in a public park.
Meanwhile, Walker's old adversary - the cannibalistic Wolf - is set to be a major adversary for Season 1 even from the confines of his prison cell. That's a lot to unpack from a Season we expected to cover the "Who Killed Retro Girl" storyline - but hopefully it's enough to get fans excited.
Sadly, I'm in the "non-US resident" camp, which means I can't confirm whether the pilot is any good. But do feel free to watch it yourself and tell us if it lives up to the hype in the comments!