Written by Erik Kubik, kube00 Wednesday, 06 June 2012 09:00
Its E3 which means the big 3 of gaming are here to show off their plans for the next year or so to get gamers pumped up. Although Nintendo and Microsoft had interesting presentations, Sony’s was the one who remembererd to bring the most important element to a gaming show, games.
Speaking of games there were so many. Here’s a brief list of the games coming to PS3 and the Vita:
- Beyond: Two Souls. The game stars Ellen Page and looks to be a great story blended with fantastic gameplay.
- God of War: Ascension which is coming out in March 2013 and will have multiplayer.
- Ubisoft showed off Fay Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3. Far Cry 3 will have exclusive Playstation DLC.
- Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, a fighting game akin to Super Smash Bros that features such characters as Nathan Drake, Kratos, Big Daddy, and Sly Cooper. It will have cross platform play on the Vita
- Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s gritty new IP was shown.
- Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified, the first full fps on the Vita.
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation coming to the Vita and will have cross platform play with Assassins Creed 3 on the PS3.
Some of the other things Sony covered was announcing the Vita was getting Hulu and Crackle, and the system would see the release of PSone Classics. Sony also announced that all PS+ subscribers will get 12 free games including Just Cause 2, Saints Row 2, Infamous 2 and several other great games. Then they announced that all the members in the audience are getting a free, 1 year subscription to PS+. That’s a great way to boost the use of your service.
Sony saved one of the most unique elements for the end. Enter the Wonderbook, which uses the Playstation Eye and Move. The first game to use the Wonderbook is J.K Rowling’s Book of Spells. The Book of Spells is from the Harry Potter universe and it will show how to cast spells using the PS Move. I have a feeling this will appeal to the younger audiences and it may help sell systems.
Sony’s E3 conference was successful because games were shown. The audience stayed captivated. New IPs and new ideas were shown. Sony appealed to gamers.