Everything from PlayStation’s conference at E3 2017
Here's all the news and announcements from PlayStation's show at E3 2017.
If games were what you wanted, Sony had you covered at its E3 press conference. The entire presentation was nothing but trailers, with Sony CEO Shawn Layden making just the briefest of appearances to kick off and close out the show. In case you didn't catch it live, here are all the games that were shown off:
God of War
The third-person reboot of the God of War series received a decent chunk of stage time, with an extended look at the relationship dynamic between Kratos and his son, something that will hopefully elevate God of War's story above the simple revenge plot the series usually sticks to. We also see more of the game's fresh take on combat, with a slower pace and a greater emphasis on striking at the right moment than previous games went for. Whether this proves to be a change for the better, we'll just have to wait and see.
In the wake of Bethesda showing off Fallout 4 VR at its own press conference, Sony came out with a trailer for Skyrim VR, coming to the PlayStation VR platform November this year. The game will let you explore the entirety of Skyrim in virtual reality, including its Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn expansions.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Chloe and Nadine stepped into the spotlight with the latest trailer for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a standalone expansion to the Uncharted series taking place in India. Like all Uncharted games, this one looks to feature plenty of cliff-climbing, tomb-raiding action, with no shortage of explosions thrown in to boot.
Indie hit Undertale is making its way to consoles this winter, with both the PS4 and the PS Vita getting digital and physical versions of the much-loved RPG. The game looks to be much the same as it was when it released on PC in 2015, albeit with the collector's edition including a musical locket and a copy of the game's killer soundtrack.
The first Knack game didn't exactly blow people away, but that hasn't stopped Sony from greenlighting a sequel due to come out in September. As shown off in this new trailer, Knack 2 will continue the 3D platforming action of the first game, with shape-shifting protagonist Knack bringing a buddy along this time for some co-op action.
Shadow of the Colossus
For the second time in 6 years, Shadow of the Colossus is getting a remaster. Not that we're complaining, mind you. The atmospheric action-adventure game is a classic, and this new version looks undeniably gorgeous running on PS4. HD remasters often feel kind of like a cop-out, but we'll let this one pass.
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Superheroes and video game legends clash in this new story trailer for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, the latest in Capcom's line of fighting games. Banking on the appeal of Guardians of the Galaxy, this trailer shows off a tense interaction between Gamora and the evil Thanos. A story demo was also released alongside the trailer, which you can play right now for free.
Horizon: Zero Dawn – The Frozen Wilds
The open-world adventure we so thoroughly enjoyed is getting even bigger with a serving of wintry DLC—aptly themed for us Aussies right now. The Frozen Wilds will expand Horizon: Zero Dawn with an entirely new area for Aloy to explore, full of dangerous robo-dinosaurs we can't wait to hunt down.
Open-world zombie survival game Days Gone came back for a second E3 this year, giving us a glimpse of the non-linear gameplay promised but not shown in its reveal at E3 2016. The most interesting part of this new trailer is the use of traps to draw the not-zombies ('Freakers' in the game's lore) to attack other enemies, leaving the main character free to sneak past. We're still not sure about Days Gone, but we're more excited than we were this time last year.
Monster Hunter: World
The popular crafting, cooking, and hunting series Monster Hunter is making its way from handhelds to home consoles for the first time with Monster Hunter: World. From what we've seen, the game doesn't look to stray too far from the series' usual track-and-attack gameplay, but the support for four-player co-op is sure to attract a few new fans prepared to tousle with Monster Hunter's steep learning curve.
Arcade action is the bread and butter of Housemarque, the developer behind the side-scrolling shooter RESOGUN and the loot-driven top-down shooter Alienation. Its latest game, MATTERFALL, looks to play right into that wheelhouse. Waves of aliens, walls of bullets, and beautiful particle effects fill the screen of this 2D platforming shooter, suggesting that it's going to be as devilishly difficult as the rest of Housemarque's games.
MATTERFALL will be coming to PS4 on August 15.
After its success with Until Dawn, developer Supermassive Games is really stretching its legs with a whole bunch of newly-announced games. Bravo Team is the most out-of-left-field of these. A VR military shooter set in a fictional Eastern European city, the trailer is, frankly, rather mundane. The shooting seems pretty stock standard, but hopefully Supermassive will have something more impressive to show off soon.
Sony continued its VR push with the reveal of Starchild, a side-scrolling adventure game with a bold art style and, well, not much else that can be gleaned from the trailer. We expect more details will emerge over the course of E3.
Supermassive Games came out with yet another VR experience during the show in the form of The Inpatient. Unfortunately, much like Bravo Team, there's not a whole lot here to convince us The Inpatient will be worth keeping an eye on. It's a horror game set in a creepy Sanatorium with an old-timey radio playing in the background—sound familiar? Still, we'll keep our fingers crossed Supermassive will avoid treading the same ground we've seen in so many horror games before.
The Inpatient is exclusive to PSVR and does not yet have a release date.
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
The boys of Final Fantasy XV are embarking on a new trip—a fishing trip. A fishing trip in VR. Not exactly what we were expecting from Final Fantasy, but then again, flying cars, smartphones, and battle photography weren't what we were expecting out of Final Fantasy XV, either.
Monster of the Deep promises a world full of oceans, lakes, and ponds to fish in when it comes to PSVR in September.
A little mouse and a big adventure is the pitch behind the VR title Moss. Details are slim outside of the trailer, but it looks as if you'll be controlling a benevolent guardian force rather than Quill, the adorable mouse protagonist, herself. Manipulating the environment to solve puzzles seems to be the order of the day which, while nothing ground-breaking, could prove to be an entertaining little adventure.
Detroit: Become Human
The latest slice of gameplay from Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human reveals that, much like Heavy Rain, the game will swap between different protagonists. Where the reveal trailer at last year's E3 followed an Android detective as he pieced together the truth behind a crime scene, this year's trailer focused on Marcus, an Android revolutionary with a desire to strike back at the humans oppressing him and his fellow non-humans.
We see how the story can change depending on the decisions you make, with two possible outcomes to Marcus' mission shown off. If Quantic Dream can maintain that level of flexibility throughout the whole game, Detroit: Become Human will be well worth checking out.
Destiny 2 made its appearance with a trailer focusing on the Red Legion and their leader, Dominus Ghaul. A few seconds of gameplay footage cap the trailer off, though there isn't much to see that hasn't been shown off before.
Call of Duty: WWII
New multiplayer footage from Call of Duty: WWII found its way into Sony's E3 press conference, with everything from flamethrowers and trench warfare to aerial assaults and artillery guns on display. Unsurprisingly, the game looks a whole lot like a graphically-revamped Call of Duty 2, which is sure to both please and tick off millions of fans across the world.
Call of Duty: WWII will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 3.
Sony ended its press conference with a big ol' chunk of Spider-Man gameplay, giving the web-slinger plenty of time to show off his moves in slick, fast-paced combat that thankfully looks to distinguish itself from the Batman model so many beat 'em ups have taken to copying. We also get a decent dose of Spider-Man swinging his way around the city of Manhattan, which never fails to get our Spidey-senses tingling.
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