Sony had a lot to show at E3 this year with some rather kick-ass games. Some games we knew about, either through leaks or pre-E3 announcements, but some new IPS and announcements were thrown into the mix. What did we think of Sony’s E3 conference?
The conference started out with a bit of love given to gamers and Sony’s big boss Kazuo Hirai from Jack Tretton, the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. Once the love had been passed around we moved onto more important matters, GAMES.
A lot of rumours have been flying around that Sucker Punch would announce a brand new inFAMOUS game at E3 this year. While I was slightly disappointed that this didn’t happen, it didn’t take away from the overall experience. Sony did announce a few games before E3 for the PS3 and the Vita, which I think should have been announced instead at E3.
The list of games shown at the Sony’s E3 press conference:
- The Last of Us
- God of War: Ascension
- The Book of Spells
- Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
- Assassin’s Creed III
- Little Big Planet Kart Racing
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Little Big Planet PS Vita
- Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
- Far Cry 3
- Diggs Nightcrawler
Bioshock’s Big Daddy and Nathan Drake have been confirmed as playable characters in Sony’s upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The cross-play feature was a nice touch, enabling players to join the fight using a PS Vita with others using the PS3. I’ve been a bit unsure of this game, but after the E3 presentation it’s looking really impressive and the ability to use the cross-play feature makes it yet more appealing.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was revealed as a brand new Assassin’s Creed adventure. It seriously looked amazing featuring a female assassin with a brand new storyline. If you are a PS Vita owner you should be very excited.
Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls trailer staring Ellen Page blurs lines between games and movies more than Uncharted. This game looked seriously kick-ass and had some amazing graphics. The short trailer featured the main character (Ellen Page) being asked questions by a police officer that then features a swat team after her. You then see some small clips of explosions and the main character running away from a SWAT team. It was intense and looks to be superb.
The Last Of Us was the last thing shown at Sony’s E3 conference and by golly was it good. I cant really put into words how stunning this game looks, its like a more brutal Uncharted in a post-apocalyptic world.
One thing Sony noted was they have some of the best indie games on any online system. They showcased Journey and said its one of PSNs highest rated games ever. I have to admit over the last year or so Sony’s PSN has really started to show some fantastic games. I dont think its on the same level as Xbox Live, but it’s damn close. Jack Tretton went onto to say Playstation Plus will be getting lots of games and everyone in the arena will get a free 1 year pass for Playstation Plus; instantly everyone cheered… Damn I wish I was at E3 now.
Something that really interested me was a new product called Wonderbook. You use a book and PlayStation Eye to bring the book to life; you can interact with it using PlayStation Move or a PS3 DualShock and bring the story to life. I thought this idea was one of the show’s highlights, as kids, adults, and families can experience a story like never before. Fantastic. Sony have also managed to get J.K. Rowling to write a book called “Book Of Spells”, set in the Harry Potter universe for the Wonderbook series.
Sony’s conference was very well put together and had a few new IPs and surprises in store which was unexpected, but I felt the struggling PS Vita could have done with a bit more attention with maybe some more first-party games being announced for it. Saying that im sure that Assassin’s Creed III and Call of Duty: Black Ops Unclassified will pull in more punters. Nevertheless, the games announced for Playstation 3, especially God of War: Ascension, The Last Of Us, and Beyond show that there is still life in this aging console yet.
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