Every game at the Sony PlayStation E3 2018 conference

Brodie Fogg 12 June 2018 NEWS

Sony PlayStation deliverance a spectacular show with new The Last of Us Part II footage, a new Remedy game, Death Stranding gameplay footage and more.

Sony PlayStation has widely been crowned E3 royalty for many years now, often showcasing the pinnacle of console graphics and their engaging narrative-driven exclusives. Last year was a bit of a lull after the Mads-ness that was 2016's reveal of Death Stranding, Days Gone, God of War and more. This year PlayStation has even stronger competition to contend with, after Microsoft's refreshing content-focused presentation and Bethesda's blast of titles.

This year we kicked things off with Shawn Layden dropping a few jokes about the event being held in a church (?) before handing over the spotlight to a solo banjoist. The tender, unsettling tunes played us all the way into a new story/gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II.

Name Game info Description Trailer
The Last of Us Part II Developer: Naughty Dog
Platforms: PS4
Release date: N/A
An older Ellie shows off the lighter side of the post-apocalypse in a tender moment dancing with a fellow survivor. The levity doesn't last long as she ventures out into a world overrun by the more deplorable elements of humankind, forced to kill for her own survival. Watch trailer
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Developer: Treyarch
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 12 October 2018
Remastered maps from Black Ops and Black Ops II are coming to Black Ops 4 when it launches later this year. Watch trailer
Destiny 2: Forsaken Developer: Bungie
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 4 September 2018
A sneak peek at the story coming in the next addition to Destiny 2. Watch trailer
Ghost of Tsushima Developer: Sucker Punch
Platforms: PS4
Release date: N/A
Get your first look at the gorgeous open world of Feudal Japan you'll explore in Sucker Punch's upcoming action RPG. Samurai swords, stealthy assassinations and slow-motion combat accompany a tense story of provincial warfare. Watch trailer
Control Developer: Remedy
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 2019
A brief but tantalising look at the next game from Remedy. Starring a kick-arse female protagonist, Control lets you wreak havoc with physics-defying telekinetic powers. Watch trailer
Resident Evil 2 Developer: Capcom
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 25 January 2019
Taking cues from Resident Evil VII, Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 2 from the ground up. The game features a new over-the-shoulder camera perspective as well as modernised controls. Watch trailer
Trover Saves The Universe Developer: Squanch Games
Platforms: PS4, PSVR
Release date: N/A
From the creators of Rick and Morty, this absurd adventure game channels a similar style of no-holds-barred humour. Watch trailer
Kingdom Hearts 3 Developer: Square Enix
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release date: 29 January 2019
Pirates of the Caribbean joins the Disney universe in the long-awaited third instalment of Kingdom Hearts. Watch trailer
Death Stranding Developer: Kojima Productions
Platforms: PS4
Release date: N/A
Kojima finally shows off what his bizarre new game looks like in action. Whether its traversing a barren landscape with robot in tow or lugging a dead body on your back, this game still looks as absurd as ever. Watch trailer
Nioh 2 Developer: Team Ninja
Platforms: PS4
Release date: N/A
Confirmation that the Japanese-themed Souls-like action RPG is getting a sequel. Watch trailer
Spider-Man Developer: Insomniac Games
Platforms: PS4
Release date: 7 September 2018
Everyone's favourite web-slinger shows off his new moves as he attempts to stop some of his most iconic villains from staging a prison escape. Watch trailer
Deracine Developer: From Software
Platforms: PSVR
Release date: 2018
A new direction for From Software, Deracine aims to tell a more intimate story in virtual reality. You play as a spirit summoned by a young girl, tasked with helping the students in a boarding school. Watch trailer
The trailer places Ellie in two contrasting situations: a warmly lit party surrounded by friends, a man named Jesse who complains about Ellie's "old man" getting stuck into him about his patrol route and Deena, Ellie's lover.

The comforting setting is punctuated by the cold and drab wastelands we know so well where we get our first glimpses of gameplay. Stealth was always a huge part of the first game, but your options for cover seem a little broader here. Ellie also performs some incredibly brutal executions with a ball peen hammer and uses enemy humans for cover.

Here's hoping we get a release date sooner rather than later.



After some chin-wagging with the big wigs, Sony PlayStation took some time to talk shop about Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Not much worth reporting there and soon enough we're transported via another musical interlude to Japan, 1274 for Ghost of Tsushima.

Another first glimpse of gameplay as our protagonist calls his Roa... I mean horse and into an intimate showdown with a few armoured ruffians. The more I see of this, the more it feels like Sony's stab at a Witcher game set in Japan (with visuals crisp enough to make your eyes bleed). In addition to our protagonist, there's an incredibly badass archer (I'm sure character names were mentioned but my stream was so bad it was less a video and more a series of images).



No time for a musical transition this time. Now we jump straight into a trailer involving shifting hallways, psi-powers and nightmarish environments, Inception: The Game. Sorry? Control? Sure I'll play along. It kind of looks like Sony's version of Quantum... there it is. Remedy's new game is revealed as Control.



This conference started out very slow but now things are ramping significantly. Next up we've got more zombies, but somehow these are more familiar. We get our first look at Resident Evil 2 and it looks amazing. They weren't joking when they said it would be a ground-up remake. Save for Leo and a few beasties, this looks like an entirely different game. Better yet, we have a release date and not only is it within this decade, it is coming 22 January 2019.

Justin Roiland and Squanchtendo present a new PlayStation 4 game Trover Saves the Universe. It's very Roiland-esque, non-sensical humour, untimely death. The jokes are a little tired. Well, moving on.

Just when you thought you couldn't possibly handle any more Kingdom Hearts III BAM! PlayStation throws another story trailer up. Thankfully, this time it's different to the same Frozen one we've seen twice now. This trailer brings back the incredibly timely and topical Pirates of the Carribean world. A special edition Kingdom Hearts PlayStation 4 console is also revealed as well as a PlayStation-exclusive bundle deal with two additional Kingdom Hearts collections.

Reedus leads us into a new trailer for Death Stranding. Thankfully we've got a little more gameplay this time around but to start with it's mostly walking and carrying things. Later in the trailer, Reedus fires up his baby-powered exploration tech to brave the outside before getting swamped by those ghostly figures from the original trailer.



Next up, we have a Nioh 2 reveal. Seems our protagonist William is getting a bit of a demonic makeover. Team Ninja really knocked it out of the park with Nioh; it will be interesting to see how it stands up next to From Software's Seikro: Shadows Die Twice.



Swinging in after Nioh 2 is Marvel's Spider-Man. This is another gameplay trailer but this time we're introduced to many more of Spidey's sinister enemies, including The Scorpion, Electro, Rhino and more.

The trailer ends with a bit of a villainous tease with someone rocking up off camera and Spider-Man responding with "You?".

What do we think, folks? Has the Tom Holland Spider-Man/Marvel peace treaty inspired Marvel to bring some more Marvel superheroes into the fold? I hope so.




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